Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
From Orangatang -
As we collectively began to dabble in new directions in sliding, we found ourselves in want of a new and unique wheel. Our existing lineup of freeride wheels (the Durian, Stimulus, and Fat Free) maintained a conservative balance of traction and driftability that is intended for downhill freeriding. The current emphasis is on the ability to grip and hold a line through corners at speed. The slide aspect of these wheels is focused on shaving off speed (in a pragmatic fashion) as well as to begin exploring progressive freeriding.
The Balut is the result of our desire to investigate the other end of the grip-slip spectrum: a freestyle slide wheel that allows for longer drifts and quicker, more numerous rotations with minimal speed loss. This is a first step in a new direction for us, and we’re excited to see where it takes us."
Baluts will be available Thursday, February 2nd at $54.99 per set (MSRP).
Sunday, January 29, 2012
No it's not easy being green.this is he new burton custom flying V in the restricted line. Animal, miss piggy, and gonzo will be showing up in select snowboard shops around the country. Amazing!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
One of Alpine's favorite boots. The blaster 80 comes back with an updated graphic, but still the same great fit. Notice the rich new blue buckles and the translucent shell. Still with that great 102 comfort last.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Below is a new Live Fit boot. These are part of the freeride collection and will come with a 102 last and 2 buckles. The white/black is a 60 flex, and the red is an 80 flex. These are going to be hot.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Kevin has been saving his moola for a while now to buy his first set up. He knew that this Artifact was meant to be his. Pair that with some Union DLX bindings and 32 STW BOA boots, and you have on shweet set-up!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Baluts are centerset and symmetrical, allowing for maximum flexibility when rotating and flipping to promote even wear on all four wheels. By using a larger spoked core and removing significant amounts of urethane between the bearing seat and outer edge of the core, we were able to reduce the overall wheel weight for increased agility in slides and freestyle tricks alike.
Dropping the first week of february.
Matt wants everyone to get out and #occupychairlifts. Have some fun and get outside. We still have 8-10 more weeks of "winter". Who knows what can happen. We can only hope that these wacky storms hitting Alaska and Chicago will soon hit us.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Burke, a halfpipe pioneer who lobbied tirelessly to get her sport included in the Winter Olympics, was airlifted from Park City, Utah to a Salt Lake City hospital after crashing at the end of a training run.
Peter Judge, CEO of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, said sources had told him Burke was in a coma while a spokeswoman at University Hospital in Salt Lake confirmed Burke had been admitted and was being evaluated.
Burke was training with a private group ahead of the Winter X Games when the accident occurred.
"We know that she had landed a trick in the pipe and had landed at the bottom of the pipe and kind of hit on her feet, so she landed, and then bounced onto her feet, head kind of thing," Judge told The Canadian Press. "Apparently from what we heard it didn't look like it was that kind of severe a fall, but obviously she must have just hit in the right way."
Taken From The canadien Press.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
What lens to wear? Is it cloudy or sunny? Now you don't have to pick just one set of goggles. The airbrake makes changing lenses super easy. Come by for a quick demo. You too can change lenses in less than a minute for ever changing conditions. lots of colors available today!