All over the Wasatch . Park City, Canyons, Brighton and Snowbird and any where else I can!!
I've held off on writing a review so that I could really get to know this board. I really love the versatility the Amptek camber offers. It floats well in the pow and really shines in the park. This thing kills rails, boxes and jumps. I haven't had a chance to take it on anything over 30 foot but it's been really forgiving with spins so far. I've never been bucked off a rail due to catching either. The 7S Magne-Traction is much less hooky feeling than the original magne traction. Durability wise this thing has been doing great so far. I've had a few catch ups and felt a few rocks and have been surprised to see how damage resistant it's been. The only downside to this board is that it's a bit softer than expected. When you are really bombing, it can feel a little soft transitionally. Having that said this board is not anywhere near a 7 out of a 10 stiffness. I would rate it more like a 4.5 at best. I'd call it a park/mountain board. I feel like this board would be the perfect one quiver board if it were just a little stiffer. Still a completely rad board especially for the price.
I really like these pants. The material is thinner than your jeans and has a nice comfortable feel. The subtle stretch offers great mobility for those super funky dance moves that may come out by the nights end. They seemed a bit snug for the 32's I picked up but still kept em. I like the fact they actually have room for a some junk in the trunk. Not all guys have snake hips if you know what I mean. I've used them a bunch and haven't really had any durability issues.
I really love this belt for both shredding and daily use. The stretch aspect rocks for sitting down, driving and just great mobility. Only downfall is that the buckle may be too wide for some pants so it takes a minute to thread it up. You can turn the link a bit sideways to get it into just about anything I'm sure.
Union does make the Force binding in a S/M but we don't have any in stock. I don't see any coming in at this point. The S/M is rated for a mens 5 - 8.5, M/L is rated for mens 8-11. It depends on the boot you are using. If it is a newer style boot with a smaller "footprint" or shell, you will definitely want a S/M. If you have a Vans boot or something bigger you could probably get by with that M/L.
I would recommend a wide board for anyone with a boot size over 10.5. In your case you will have significantly less toe and heal drag in aggressive turns if you go with a wide board.
That depends on your fit preference. The Medium will fit like a nice casual piece, not too baggy but not too tight either. The large will definitely give you more room and be more like a relaxed fit with room to fit a T shirt under that if you want. If you're not into the baggy look I'd definitely put you in a Medium.
I've heard loads of hype regarding Never Summer boards but never had any personal experience with them tell I took out this "Damn fine shred machine" as some would say. The camber profile on this board is technical but also can be enjoyed by less advanced riders. Definitely has a ton of pop and is super lively yet forgiving. The top sheet sheds snow like a friggin Boss and the Vario Power Grip sidecut cut gives you some extra grip but doesn't over grip like magne traction can feel like. One of the most impressive boards I have ever set foot on. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
I've heard loads of hype regarding Never Summer boards but never had any personal experience with them tell I took out this "Damn fine shred machine" as some would say. The camber profile on this board is technical but also can be enjoyed by less advanced riders. Definitely has a ton of pop and is super lively yet forgiving. The top sheet sheds snow like a friggin Boss and the Tri Radial side cut gives you some extra grip but doesn't over grip like magne traction can feel like. One of the most impressive boards I have ever set foot on. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
I was skeptical taking this board out but was pleasantly surprised with it's pretty awesome handling abilities despite the fact that it's got a soft park flex. I sized down a few centimeters with no problems at all. This thing does great on the jibbies and definitely kills it off the kickers as well because it's so light. Even though it has the reverse V rocker it still snaps off ollies like a boss. Definitely a fun ride. HOWEVER...My one complaint, why would any one call a snowboard a Hate? I don't understand that at all.
I tried these out recently. I didn't like the baseplate on these older versions. The newer ride version has been updated and is much better. This binding is responsive and low profile but not a great park binding obviously.
At first I was super stoked about these bindings. They are a bit stiffer at about a 6 like they say. I really liked the Re:Flex technology. They have a super awesome flex for bigger guys or bigger lines. The toe cap and ankle straps were pretty sick too. My biggest complaint with this binding was the friggin adjust ability or lack there of. The burton strap adjustment jumps in too big of gaps. One was too long and the next screw adjust was too short not letting me dial in my fit. The ratchets work great so long as your ladders dont get munched up. If they get chipped or stripped a bit you'lll want to swap those out.
Dragon Rogues or the Smith Phenom goggles . The Quicksilver Q2 is way dope too. They're on Dogfunk.com if not on BC. Basically most goggles look great with this helmet. Make sure that the goggles are helmet compatible. Look for some that have the pieces on the outside of the goggles that can flare out to fit a helmet like on the dragon or oakley goggles.
Bern is the Original visor brim helmet. These guys know whats up. This helmet is super comfortable and breathable. It fits really well all around and hugs your head real nice to stay in place. The audio liner is legit, you can bump some pretty heavy beats with no problems. They also have a sweet audio cable system that you can unplug from the liner. Super easy to replace if you short it out or rip it in half performing full scorpion. These helmets are "Hardhats" so they're good for numerous impacts without sacrificing protection. Many other helmets out there aren't meant to be used after a significant impact. My old Bern Baker took way more impacts than I can count.
Bottom Line: Solid, Stylin, lightweight protection that will last forever or at least until you see a new model and realize you are a gear whore, and end up buying it.
I really like the way these bindings feel. Super light weight goodness. Responsive enough to shred just about anywhere but kill it in the park. Great flex and the airbag in the heal has really done it's job for me on more than one occasion. Flat landing never feels good but I definitely noticed a difference with the airbags.
What I didn't like is that they feel kinda desposible.. Mostly because I destroy bindings unfortunately. But if you do buy these be careful with the plastic pieces when you are adjusting the binders. They can get stripped and muffed up pretty easy if you're not soft with em.
This board is super fun to ride. It does handle well at high speeds. It is a bit stiffer so it can handle bigger jumps but it's still soft enough to get some nasty presses in. The flat camber is sick for rails and the Railkiller edges are bomb proof. They're almost twice as thick as traditional rails. You kinda have to muscle this guy around if you want it to handle well outside of the park but it is a super fun ride.
Bern is the Original visor brim helmet. These guys know whats up. This helmet is super comfortable and breathable. It fits really well all around and hugs your head real nice to stay in place. The audio liner is legit, you can bump some pretty heavy beats with no problems. They also have a sweet audio cable system that you can unplug from the liner. Super easy to replace if you short it out or rip it in half performing full scorpion. These helmets are "Hardhats" so they're good for numerous impacts without sacrificing protection. Many helmets out there aren't meant to be used after a significant impact. My old Bern Backer took way more impacts than I can count. Only complaint is that I broke the audio cable somehow when I crashed. But Bern is sending me a new one.
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