Slackcountry Named in Top 5 Powder Fiend Price Points Backcountry Boards

Slackcountry Top 5 powder boards

It looks like Ullr has been hearing our prayers, as snow continues to hammer mountains across the country, keeping the backcountry open for business. If you’re into powder facials and spending endless hours in the white room, this round up is for you.

As backcountry boards tend to fall on the pricey end of the shopping spectrum, we did some research and found the top 5 most reliable backcountry boards under $500, to aid all you powder fiends continuously chasing down your next fix.

Ride The Slackcountry

When the blower days arrive at the resorts, head out of bound and get back to that good old powder face-shot treatment with the Ride Slackcountry. A powder influenced HighRize Rocker lets you surf the snow and take it all in while the Slackcountry takes care of the rest even. Along with Ride’s Slimewall sidewall technology that quiets chatter, Carbon Array 3 Laminates increase stiffness throughout the board so you can slash massive rooster tails the entire run. Safe to say there won’t be any true slacking happening here.

http://www.snowboardmag.com/stories/gear/5-backcountry-boards-need-see

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Jake Blauvelt Naturally – The Web Series

 Naturally Series

The Naturally Web Series will take you behind the scenes with unseen footage and insights from Jake Blauvelt. Episode 1: Japan.

Follow Jake:
Instagram: @jake_blauvelt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jake.Blauvelt.Naturally

Naturally is available on:
http://georiot.co/1nOH
Google Play http://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Jake_Blauvelt_Naturally?id=jOW3v9Hy3QI&hl=en
Amazon: http://amazon.com/Jake-Blauvelt-Naturally/dp/B00FKRS942

 

Ride 2014 Berzerker

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2013-2014 Buckwild Review by Michigan Boarder

Buckwild Snowboard Review
The Ride Buckwild Snowboard
This twin shape has minimal rocker featuring a long, stable flat zone that extends well beyond the inserts into the tip and tail. The Pop Rods are carbon tubes added to the boards for more pop and smoother landings without added stiffness. The Carbon Array provides total board control in every stance location. 3 widespread carbon stringers placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control.

Ride’s exclusive Slimewalls are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. Just like your skate wheels, the urethane in Slimewalls smooths the interaction with the snow, wood or metal surfaces you may Ride on. On top of all that, these babies are virtually indestructible, the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding. Nearly 50% more steel in the Cleave Edge, delivers unmatched resistance to edge cracking and can be detuned to larger radii. – Michigan Boarder

Read the rest of the review and Michigan Boarder’s Personal Thoughts on the Buckwild:

http://michiganboarder.com/archives/715#more-715

Machete GT Featured in November issue of Outside

Freestyle boards don’t have to be noodles, and when Ride redesigned the Machete, it did so with an eye toward boarders who want to take their park skills into bigger, natural terrain.

To read more click HERE

Naturally Full Movie Posted for 24 hours only!

One of the most anticipated snowboard movies of the year will be streaming for free for 24 hours.

Jake Blauvelt’s movie Naturally will be available for free and to embed on Jake’s website www.jakeblauvelt.com <http://www.jakeblauvelt.com/>  from 5 pm CET on Wednesday October 16th until 5 pm CET on Thursday October 17th.

In Naturally, a snowboarding media project two years in the making, Jake Blauvelt and friends seek new lines across the globe. Jake has been searching for natural lines for most of his career. The last two years he’s been documenting what it takes. Get to know Jake Blauvelt, his past, the present and what his future dreams are.

Starring Jake Blauvelt.

With Eric Jackson, Shayne Pospisil, Fredi Kalbermatten, Kazu Kokubo and Nicolas Müller.

Naturally is sponsored by Oakley, adidas, Ride and produced by Friday.

From 5pm CET on Thursday 17th Naturally will only be available for download on these platforms:

- iTunes:  http://georiot.co/1nOH
- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Jake_Blauvelt_Naturally?id=jOW3v9Hy3QI&hl=en
- Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jake-Blauvelt-Naturally/dp/B00FKRS942

Jake’s Setup:

Berzerker

Designed with pro big mountain shredder Jake Blauvelt, the Berzerker is ideal for the ultimate soul riding experience, offering all-time versatility and superior response.Featuring rocker in the nose and a level micro-camber zone extending under the feet and through the tail, the Hybrid All Mountain shape provides the perfect blend to charge it all. Add in Pop Rods 2.0® core technology, Slimewalls® sidewall and Carbon Array 3™ laminates for a dialed directional snowboard ready for whatever comes your way.

The Berzerker features artwork from Brazilian artist Bruno 9Li.

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Ride Baretta Snowboard and Trident Boot Featured in Outside Magazine

The revamped Baretta brought in rave reviews thanks to a new directional shape, a set-back stance, and a mellow camber that extends from the feet to the tail, and the Trident boot was selected as one of this season’s best boots.

To read more click HERE