Vancouver, BC - Grouse, Seymour, and the big bad Whissy
Two lenses for obviously different conditions. An important accessory most people overlook.
However very essential to safe riding.
Nightstalker Blue fa lyfe!
A few things.
How do the Force 1s compare to the DKs?
Specifically in terms of weight and flex.
Would these be just as good a choice, if not a better choice, for a guy who is primarily a park rider?
Those other reviews provide readers with no information regarding the boot performance whatsoever For example, I ride ThirtyTwo and they size small too, however upon learning this, I ordered a size larger and I fell in love with my boots.
Size has NOTHING to do with performance, so don't give the boot a bad rating just because YOU COULDN'T FIT THEM.
Anyways, rant over, I bought these for my sister and she literally hasn't taken them off for the entire day. We're in Whistler and she's sitting in them right now. It's going on hour 11.
They're beautifully snug, not bulky or clunky, and pinch perfectly at the heel providing you with a great grip and stable support. Considering these are one of the few Women's boots in the Nike SB line, they do amazing, despite the fact that Beggars can't be Choosers!!!
Now that you know that they size small, HAPPY RIDING!!
Very powerful, solid bindings! Just the right amount of stiffness to lock you into a reverse camber board, which is essential in a proper ride.
Offering all kinds of customization features, the Mob Boss saves you that 30 bucks off the 390 boss, simply because it doesn't have the autostrap feature!(Though it DOES come with two hype ass beer coozies) It kills the same in every other way. It was also lighter than the 390's too... Though the 390's may be stiffer, I can guarantee you it won't be by a lot!
The canting was SUPER noticeable, in both the base and hiback, and my power transfer was so off the hook it took me way longer to get used to a flexier board. The ankle strap was so cushy that I could actually feel it's softness through my boot. And the Conform Grip toe strap actually works very well, you can see it wrap around the toe if you choose to use it as a cap, or you can see it simply tighten if you strap it up over top!
In summary, I'm very satisfied with the level of performance from this binding. It's stiff, powerful, and offers you the maximum amount of customization for all your comfortable riding needs.
If this is a binding you're considering, I suggest you get it.
One thing I will say that's slightly problematic for me is that initially the toe strap comes up a bit short, not entirely crossing over the toe of my boot (Medium sized bindings, size 9 ThirtyTwo Boots). Easily alleviated by sliding the toe strap over by manipulating the locks on the strap side (Huzzah for customization!)
Current set up - Academy Snowboard Co. 2013 Propaganda RC, And the Rome Mob Boss Bindings 2013 in the Black/Yellow
I haven't had a bash that's messed this thing up yet, and I'm primarily a park rider. It's seen A LOT of use and has scratches and scars that tell of a life of battle, but so far this brain bucket has kept my noggin from a floggin. I do highly suggest it if you're looking for a wake style/brimmed helmet. Steezy fo days, in my opinion. One time, upon trying my first change up, I totally just whipped myself into the snow head first. sucker survived it and was still a viable piece of head protection to boot!!
Because my in-ear beats have done Asia with me and I haven't had a problem.
Sound quality is good, but most people are right. For in ear headphones, if they see daily use, just get yourself some cheaper buds. These are great, don't get me wrong, but only if they see light use and not commuter use. The kind of use where you would wrap them up in the case after, instead of winding them up around your ipod and shoving them in your pocket.
One thing, though, is that the bass is stronger and fuller than your average skullcandy/WeSC/other ear buds.
I have never heard a fuller or more solid sound. The Solo Beats by Dre provide the user with heart-stopping bass, jaw rattling treble, and delivers every other sound in between with perfection. If you're an audiophile, the Solos are worth the investment. At 200 dollars, it damn well better be.
I can only imagine the sheer audio beauty that the Pro Beats would provide.
As much as I hate to say it (due to personal reasons), these bindings did pretty well.
Objectively speaking, they were nice and responsive, definitely durable, and were perfect for my sister - an intermediate-former-rider-getting-back-into-it from a savage accident.
Definitely a solid binding for all levels of riding.
That being said, subjectively speaking, and as hypocritical as it sounds, SUPPORT SMALL BRANDS!! F*** THE DESECRATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION!!!
Yeah okay I'm a dude. But I kind of just went with this glove cause it was cheap but had everything I wanted.
I ride hard and I can tell you... I'm satisfied as hell.
These gloves keep my extremities warm, which I find is the coldest part of me when I'm riding. It's amazing. They're soft, warm, BUT TOTALLY WATERPROOF (god I love gore tex)
They've kept me dry and warm in a blizzard, some rain, and some literal submersion!!
Get these, they work amazing for me!
Believe me when I say this.
You will love this pant.
First of all, it was the look I was going for (baggy gang stee).
Second, it performed flawless. I was dry in pow and wet snow, hell I was dry after pouring water on it.
It's got solid storage and the added waist gaiter seriously saves your ass when tits deep in the pow.
There isn't a single flaw I can find in this pant. Airblaster did a great job with it, and I know this pant is going to see A LOT of mileage with me.
Because my jacket is sick.
Not only is it the look I was going for (extra baggy gang stee), but it performed quite well. I'm a rider that expects the best out of my gear. I do a lot of research and what not before purchasing.
Needless to say, the first day up it was blizzarding, and it was SOLID. didn't get wet at all, stayed warm as fuhh (albeit with a few layers), and absolutely no snow got in there. The monkey palms saved my ass so much in the fresh pow (I hate the sting of snow on my wrist), and the pockets kept ALL my crap dry.
Then took it up to whistler for a flawless performance as well (If only I could say the same about my riding)
Not only does this jacket look tight, it WORKS tight too.
...at least, it does for me...
No no no, the Contacts are softer. The Contact Pros are going to be much stiffer.
It depends on the kind of board. If your board is a flexier board, then you'll need the stability that the stiff Contact Pros offer. I ride a Reverse Camber board so I'd be getting these BECAUSE my board is so flexy. If you rep a regular-ass camber board, then get the contacts, because that offers a bit more forgiveness.
Don't get the forces if you're mostly jibbing. They're more of an all-mountain killer.
Boot match is irrelevant. If you like the burton hails, and they're comfy, just get them. Matching setups are so overrated. Whats better is if you just love all your gear as individual pieces. Together, they'll be a SICK-ASS ride, no matter how the colour scheme looks.
depends on the board you have. The shaka is flexier. so if you have a regular camber board, I'd suggest you go with those. But if you have a reverse camber board, Either the contact pro or the atlas would work well. I'd go with the contact pros mainly because I'm a freestyle rider with a reverse camber board. The lightweight design would help me out immensely when hitting a feature.
As far as waterproof-insulated gloves go, these did their thang well. Enjoyed their use, and they did what they said they would do. A buy if you're down for gloves, but I only use mitts now. Too cold on the fingers.
It has everything from everyone you all know and love.
What more can you ask for. It's pretty perfect, superbly well edited, blah blah blah
Do I even have to tell you?
Just watch the trailer, it'll make it all clearer.
DO YO THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG JAKE... spit that hot fire
So I've been down with Think Thank for a while, and their latest movie definitely shows why. While not as interesting as RBLB, and missing parts from a few of my faves (Scottie Steeves, Geno), the rest of the crew doesn't fail AT ALL in delivery. One sick trick package right here.
Buy it now if you want to know how far snowboarding has come, skill wise
But I just felt like they protruded a bit more than I would have liked.
I'm fully aware they're an oversized goggle, but that's just my preference.
They did their job well though, I'll tell you that much. So well that, even though I ride some VZ Fishbows, I'd say if you're set on these ones, you should get them.
You wont be disappointed if you're considering the EG2
These goggles are crazy trill. Incredible FOV. Interchangeability, a must have these days, perfect venting, and to top it off, it looks great too.
I've always been down for VonZipper, so this may be biased, but these are probably the best low-profile oversized lenses I've seen. I've tried EG2's, and they sure as hell don't compare because, despite them both being oversized, the lenses on the EG2 pop out like Steve Buscemi's eyes. These ones retain their sleek subtlety.
You'll love looking through the bowl.
Yeah. THAT kind of cush... as in cushy as hell. I really loved these shoes. The way they helped relieve you of pain while stomping a trick... boom. And they were otherwise just supremely comfy all around.
Defs a buy if you're looking for a skate shoe.
If you're looking for a casual shoe, these things are also pretty dope. A ton of colourways, and I can guarantee, they look good with skinny OR baggy jeans.
WRONG. Swiped me that PJ Ladd in an 8. I'm still riding this deck and it's been fun. Solid piece of wood.
I can do EVERYTHING now.
I land them basic flip tricks better.
I ride bowls, drops, and ramps better.
I hit rails better. I cook better Turkey, I wear suits better, I get ALL the ladies now... My boss? Saw me ridin all up in his face on this deck - promoted me to be HIS boss.
Get this deck. I now own an alligator and ride it to work.
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