Why wait, come on in now for the best selection and lowest prices on the previous years ski and snowboard equipment. The Laborday week end sale will be in the parking lot Saturday, Sunday and Monday so shopping will be easier on that weekend, but if you have he time, stop in anytime to shop because the mark downs are already in effect. Check out older small and medium snowboard bindings for free with the purchaceof any new 2012 Snowboard. The some small bindings are on sale for 70% off. See ya here.
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Shoreline of Tahoe picks many of the same snowboards that win the good wood awards. After a summer spent pouring over spreadsheets, the only downside to getting to test out hundreds of new boards, the results of TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Good Wood board test are in and the winners were announced in the new Buyer’s Guide.
67% Prefer Merry Christmas while 26% Opt for Happy Holidays
Thursday, November 22, 2007
As the holiday season begins, 67% of American adults like stores to use the phrase “Merry Christmas” in their seasonal advertising rather than “Happy Holidays.” A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 26% prefer the Happy Holidays line.
There is no gender gap on this question and few demographic differences. From a politically partisan perspective, 88% of Republicans prefer “Merry Christmas” while just 57% of Democrats favor the saying.
The poll says … Merry Christmas!
By Michelle Healy, USA TODAY November 30th 2009
If you think greetings such as “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” are poor substitutes for “Merry Christmas,” you’ve got company.
A USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday finds that 69% of adults surveyed say “Merry Christmas” is the greeting they most likely would use this time of year when first meeting someone. That’s up from 56% in 2004. Only 29% would opt for “Happy Holidays,” down from 41% in 2004.
Shoreline Trying to keep you Safe on the hill…this really works, now people are getting hurt on the second to last run of the Day! Our injury prevention team is now working on a plan to stop the growing number of injuries that now occur on the second to last run of the day. We may soon have to skip the last two runs of the day or better yet just stay home and read the Shoreline Blog all day long and we’ll tell what it is like to Snowboard.
Marie-France Roy or MFR for short has carved a couple hours out of her schedule to sit down for the next live Rome SDS Ask the Rider Twitter Interview this Friday, October 16th.
Aside from being one of the nicest most easy going people you could hope to meet, MFR pretty much kills it on a snowboard. Dropping new stuff every season and still in her prime, she’s already put together one hell of a resume. When you look at some of the stuff she’s been up to, it’s enough to make any sideways slider jealous.
The questions are up to you. How was filming the Team Shoot Out? How was filming with Absinthe this past season? Any good stories from your recent trip to Japan? Would you consider dating a guy that isn’t as good as you at snowboarding (also known as 99.99% of the male snowboarding population)?
Really ask whatever you want, and as an added bonus, we’ll be hooking up one lucky question-tweeter with their choice of a new pair of Strut or United bindings.
Here’s how it will work: ?
1 Log on to Twitter at the designated time
2. Submit your question in the “What Are You Doing?” box
3. End your question with a #Rometeam
4. MFR will fire back his answers to your questions
So if you need some tips on back fives, need MFR’s opinion on your Haloween costume this year, her thoughts on the new Lo-Fi 1985, or are just looking for some gardening advice, make sure to hit up the Rome Twitter account during the following times and she’ll get back to you in real time.
Stay tuned to www.romesnowboards.com and www.twitter.com/romesds for more updates on the happenings of the Rome SDS.
Here is a thought that is over looked when Shopping online. Retailers are doing all they can to get you to buy from their site. From the consumer’s point of view, they often think that is all come down to price only, but over look the expert advice, they receive from a specialty snowboard shop. Specialty Snowboard Shops don’t put together package deals online in a one size fits all way. One way to determine if a shop has your best interest in mind is weather or not they bundle together packages Boards, boots, bindings, at a great discount. The motive behind this type of packaging is greater profit for the retailer. In most cases they purchase large amounts of boards boots and bindings that don’t sell. So the question to ask is why didn’t they sell? So lets go through why these items didn’t sell. The number one reason, a board doesn’t sell is graphics, I remember the year Danny Kass one the Olympic gold, his board’s graphic was this overly punk thing that you got tired of after 10 seconds, but the board it’s self was great! So in a package deal, they may be some good decks offered. The other boards you find in these packages are made for packages. These boards are made with the motive of making it as cheap as possible, often heavier, less responsive, and prone to fall apart. The same can be said about both boots and binding.
The bindings have a job to do, they must hold your boot firmly down to your board, so your able to control your board. Some of the cheaper plastics, will stretch allowing your boot to lift up in the binding. Depending on what kind of riding you do this could be a good or bad thing. Some forgiveness from you bindings if your focus is park riding, is a good thing, being able to tweak your equipment, is desirable. If your focus is improved stability at high speeds then a stiffer binding is what you want.
The reason boots don’t sell in a small way is how they look, but a far bigger reason is fit. If your shopping packages online, with the motive of saving as much money as possible, keep in mind when it comes to boots, not all boots fit all feet. People are funny, the boot is the most important part of your equipment and is often the piece of equipment that people put the least amount of thought into. The odds are against you getting a comfortable boot that can hold your foot firmly down.
So buyer beware, if an online dealer is offering a package deal, there is a good chance that you may suffer in pain and lack the performance you want.
We want to offer our customers a package deal but don’t want to take away your freedom to get the right gear.
So pick out the best gear for you, feel free to give us a call toll free 888-866-7669 (snow) if you have any further questions about your package. We want to reward you for buying from us. So pick out any 2010 snowboarding gear… Board, boots and bindings then put in the coupon code put the word “Package” and you’ll receive 10% off your package. The Coupon code will only work with 2010 equipment, that totals over $700.00 before discount. Sorry small kids packages are not included.
Hear what they liked, from the 2010 Transworld good wood board test. Like last year the reverse camber conversation continues. We have a great understanding about the differences between Camber vs Rocker (reverse camber) you can find other blogs we have posted on the subject or give us a call at 888-866-7669 during west coast Business hours, and talk to us, we’ll help you make the the right choice. If after you talk to us you still don’t know , stop on by during the season and we will let you try a demo, then apply your demo price towards the purchase of a brand new board.
Carlsbad, CA—The October issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine (twsnow.com), the world’s #1 snowboard magazine, reveals the 45 winning boards in the eleventh annual Good Wood Board Test. The results are broken down into categories including Top 10 Men’s And Women’s Under $399, Top 10 Men’s And Women’s Over $400, and Top 5 Best Pipe Boards.
“There isn’t a lot of good info available to riders looking to invest in a new snowboard,” said Annie Fast, TransWorld SNOWboarding’s editor-in-chief. “That’s why the Good Wood Test results are so important—we give our readers solid feedback on which boards ride the best, and we offer this info in price ranges available for every rider.”
Over 30 brands sent in a total of 450 boards to be tested last spring in Breckenridge, Colorado’s Park Lane Park, Freeway Superpipe, and the 2,400 vertical feet of all-mountain terrain on Peak 8. The 23 testers scored the boards based on characteristics that define a good board such as turning, flex, high-speed stability; and also those specific to park, pipe, or all-mountain boards.
The October issue features an overview on each winning board, tester comments, and complete tech stats. Readers will be able to use the Good Wood results to find the perfect board whether they’re down for park riding, all-mountain freeriding, or shredding the pipe.
Read more about Good Wood in the 2010 Gear Guide and the October issue, also go online to twsnow.com for videos, photo galleries, and individual tester bios.
TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Good Wood Winners Are:
Top Ten Women’s Under $399
Burton The Social
Capita Space Metal Fantasy
Endeavor Boyfriend Series
Gnu B-Nice BTX
K2 VaVaVoom Rocker
Roxy Ollie Pop BTX
Signal Vita Park
Technine Women’s Jib
Top Ten Women’s Over $400
Burton Lipstick (All-Mountain)
Gnu B-Pro BTX (All-Mountain)
K2 EcoPOP (All-Mountain)
Lib Tech Skate Banana
Rome Lo-Fi 1985 (All-Mountain)
Roxy Eminence BTX (All-Mountain)
Technine One Love
Top Ten Men’s Under $399
Artec Gabe Taylor
Capita Horrorscope FK
Forum Youngblood Chillydog
K2 WWW Rocker
Omatic Extr-Eco Wigglestick
Rossignol Angus (All-Mountain)
Top Ten Men’s Over $400
Burton Easy Livin’
Burton Custom V-Rocker (All-Mountain)
Burton Joystick (All-Mountain)
Forum Destroyer Chillydog
Gnu Park Pickle
K2 Slayblade (All-Mountain)
Lib Tech Skate Banana
Gnu Danny Kass BTX
Lib Tech TRS
For more information on Good Wood, contact Editor-In-Chief Annie Fast at email@example.com. Thank
you to High Cascade Snowboard Camp for expertly running the board test and to Breckenridge, Colorado
for providing the very best testing terrain.
The average snowboarder is confused about this new choice, they’ll have to make when buying a snowboard, so I will try to explain the differences based on the characteristics you will feel while riding in different terrains.
Camber boards have had a great 20 year track record of ripping up powder. To improve your ride, many riders will set back their bindings back so that nose will increase will rise to the top easier. While your shorter tail will sink. This will give you a disadvantage if you want to ride switch, but most riders will compensate for this by leaning back.
Reverse camber boards will not have to be adjusted back to improve their buoyancy. they will hold high speed buttering, and can be ridden switch no matter how deep the powder is.
Most all tricks to date were made up while riding Cambered boards. In bigger parks the camber stability will allow you to hit the big booters with a stronger sense of calm. Camber boards give you a more consistence , crisp, pop off of jumps and allies.
Rocker boards can make many of the stylish tricks easier to do in between charging towards a rail or jump. Buttering your way towards a rail then turbo pressing the rail will be easier with rocker.
Many riders will agree that on the groomers camber will delivery stability at high speeds due to the additional edge contact. The way side cut and camber work together, a properly executed turn will deliver an additional g-force feeling as you excellerate through your turn.
Rocker boards initiate turns very easily, and tend to want to finish the turn just as quick. Due to its design you end with a lot less edge on the snow. This is no problem on days where the runs are soft, but on hard pact or icy days you will fell less edge bite, that will will make you want to ride a bit slower. Note* Mervin manufacturing’s “magnetraction” and Burton’s “pressure distribution edges” will give back the bit to your edges. Both these features to a greater and lesser degree can be under stood by looking at a steak knife.
Selecting a snowboard can be a complex process. A rider looking to purchase a board needed to decide according to the shape – freestyle, freeride, all mountain, stiffness, length, waist size – important for big feet, and graphics of course. Now brands are adding a new dimension: camber profiles!
Some brands offer up to 5 different profiles: classical positive camber, camber for powder, reverse camber only in between the feet, reverse with flat base under the feet, and some hybrid camber to round it up. It’s sometime summarized as S, V, U W camber shapes. How do I choose a board now? The simple rule with reverse camber / rocker snowboards is that they make all areas of your riding easier because the boards are more forgiving. Powder floats higher, Park less edge contact and Freestyle disengage the edges quicker. When it comes to Freeride, camber / rocker can be less stable at high speeds due to its reduced edge contact.
In 1985 boards were all rocker, but classical positive camber became the standard simply because it just works better, then the original rocker designs.
Lib and Gnu call it Banana Technology. Their boards bow from the middle to the tip (there are variations between models). One feature that Lib Tech and Gnu also offer on all their Banana Technology designs, Magnetraction which is like a serrated edge to increase its edge ability to cut though hard pack and ice.
Burton, K2 and Ride call their version Rocker, the difference being that their boards are flat between the bindings and rise from the binding to the tip (there are variations between models).
A quick starting point for board length is to have it reach somewhere between the tip of your chin and the top of your hairline when standing the board in front of you. The board you most enjoy riding, however, may not fall within that range. Typically, a jib board for rails and flatground tricks will be a little shorter. A board intended purely for powder riding or for high speed carving down groomed runs will be a little longer. Reverse camber boards in powder are easier to keep on top of the powder, so you can get away with a smaller board in powder. A heavier set person will often be better off with a little longer board, whereas a small framed person may end up happier on a shorter board.
Personal preference is a huge factor in the flex of the board you select. Stiffer boards are typically used for higher speeds, carving, or pipe riding. Softer boards are preferred for beginners. It is easier to initiate a turn with a softer board, while stiffer boards will hold an edge at a higher speed.
The width of the board should be fit to your boot size and stance angles. Typically, boots size 12 (mens) and larger should be on a board designated as wide. For maximum response, a width that allows the toe and heel of the boot to sit up to an inch over the edge of the board is ideal. The combination of the curve of the boot sole and the rise from the binding baseplate will eliminate the possibility of heel or toe drag.
Boards come in many shapes. This may not be obvious at a glance, but there are several possibilities. The most common shapes are twin and directional. A twin shaped board is one that is symmetrical tip and tail with sidecut that is the same at either end. Twin shaped boards are great for park and pipe riding, and are easier to ride switch (rear foot first). A directional board has a longer tail than nose and often has progressive sidecut, where the radius is not one consistent curve from tip to tail. Directional boards are more often used for freeriding.
There are also tapered, swallowtail, and other shapes.
Taper refers to the difference in width between tip and tail of the board. Tapered boards are ideal for powder because the narrower tail will sink more easily, allowing to nose of the board to stay at or above the surface. Tapered boards also work well for carving on groomed runs, but don’t work as well for riding switch.
If you like to ride with a really wide stance or a really narrow stance, then you will want to check the stance options on the board. All boards have inserts to attach the bindings to the board, and there will be a range of widths possible using those inserts. Besides width, there is also setback to consider. Many boards come with the inserts set back 1? or more from a centered stance, but the bindings can still be mounted on center. Conversely, for boards with the inserts centered on a board, bindings can still be mounted off center.
Our clearance of all Snowboards, boots, and bindings. The sale includes Burton, Lib Tech, Ride, K2, Gnu, Flow, Rome, Arbor, and Salomon, We have literally hundreds of boards, boots and bindings to clear at 30%, 40% and even 60% off retail. Our website is live, so if you see an item, it is in stock, if you can not see it the next time you look, it is because we have sold out!!! Stock does sell out quickly, so be warned! We also have a good selection of snowboard pants and snowboard jackets in stock on clearance. Stop by our site often, because we buy closeouts from our suppliers, and will be adding more snowboarding equipment as stock become available.