Snowboard Mag: Best of SIA 2014: the top 5 bindings for 2015

After four solid days being hit over the head with the latest and greatest for 2015, we’ve found the time to reflect on our time spent at SIA and take stock of the gear that really impressed us, the next-level lines that literally had us drooling on the carpet of the Colorado Convention Center.

On the binding front, boosted flex, revamped tech and sleek style seemed to run rampant; here’s a run-down of the 5 bindings upping the ante this time around:

Ride Rodeo Binding 2015

Created as part of Ride’s 2015 collab with Akomplice, the Rodeo binding is styled out to fit the Ride x AK Helix board, a sleek highback binding supported by aluminum heel cups. Good looks & solid tech, we’re stoked on what Ride is bringing to the table this time around.

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SELF Magazine Features the Ride Hellcat Snowboard

A favorite of pro snowboarder Hana Beaman, the women’s-specific Ride Hellcat Snowboard, is perfect for your all-mountain freestyle pursuits. It’s got a slight camber underfoot and rocker technology in the tip and tail, which makes for speedy, yet stable turns, and gives you good grip on icy groomers.

Read more in SELF Magazine

Transworld’s Board Of The Month: Ride Berzerker

Ride Berzerker Snowboard - Board of Month

2013/2014 Ride Berzerker Jake Blauvelt pro model snowboard. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Lengths: 152, 155, 158, 159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165W, 168W
Shape: Directional
Camber: Hybrid
Ideal Terrain: All-mountain
Price: $500

When you think of Jake Blauvelt’s riding style a natural, creative flow comes to mind. But then there’s the occasional explosive act within, berzerking you could say. Jake designed his pro model for his type of riding, one that fits this electrified current. It has a slight directional shape and 3/4 inch setback stance with a bit of rocker in the nose and subtle camber throughout, giving it easy turn initiation, float in pow, solid snap in and out of turns, and powerful ollies. It’s laced with Ride’s urethane Slimewall sidewalls for vibration dampening, smooth flex, and impact protection. With a hybrid layup of fiberglass between the top and bottom the board isn’t overly stiff (it’s rated a five out of ten on Ride’s flex scale), but multiple arrays of carbon extend from the bindings and tip and tail to further edge control and pop. It comes finished with a screaming fast sintered base, too. Like a lone artist painting his way down a white canvas, this board is Jake’s signature brush.

About the Graphic

Brazilian Artist Bruno Novelli (a.k.a. Bruno 9li) stormed up the graphic frenzy on this board. Novelli, of Brazilian and Italian descent, has a keen interest in Amazonian rituals, painting history, and animated GIFs. Check out more of his work at bruno9li.com.

From Transworld Magazine

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SELF Magazine Picks the Cappel Wasted Pant as “Top Winter Pick”

Cappel’s slim fit, boot-cut Wasted Pant makes sure you look like a lady- not the Marshmellow Man.

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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