Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Decemeber is here, southwestern PA has seen snow, not mass quantities but snow nonetheless. I have new gear on its way to me, can't wait to have it in hand, set it up, and actually go riding. In my never ending quest for a more noodley, skate-like experience I went with a softer board (DWD Maet) and one of the softest boots I could find (32 JP Walker boot). First we need some significant snowfall though. Which may be quite a while. 7 Springs' man made snow it is again unless we get some freak snow storm. I'll be happy to just go riding, I don't care if it's on sand. Riding is riding. I'll be sure to take some photos and post them here when my time comes. In the meantime, stare at the aftermath of Sean Malto's ankle exploding.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Whether you're looking for some incredible art to hang in your house, decorate your iPad, or a hoody to keep your toasty, Asymbol is your destination. They just totally revamped their site, and it looks incredible. Go pick yourself up some sweet Jamie Lynn gear.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
After way too long, I'll finally have the pleasure of riding a Dinosaurs Will Die board this season. Once it snows enough in the Pittsburgh area to go riding I'll be writing a full review of the board as well. What board you ask? 155 Maet. Werd.
Also, I was lucky enough to win a Facebook contest put on by Travis Rice, Union Bindings, and Asymbol. I won a limited pair of Union/Asymbol bindings featuring artwork by the infamous Mike Parillo. I wish I could say I was going to ride the bindings and write a review of them but being that I've never won anything of this caliber and they're signed by both Parillo and Trice I think they're just going to be enjoyed on a shelf. I also received a limited print of the featured artwork signed by Parillo too. I'm actually quite giddy about this. Also, the label of the package made me grin.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
A day ago I came home from work to the coolest, most unexpected package from DWD snowboards. Truly, one of the best snowboard companies out there. Support DWD...repeat until death.
Thank you DWD.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Here's a little handy dandy chart courtesy of www.ign.com explaining the nine realms referred to in the Thor movies. I just saw the new Thor: Dark World movie over the weekend and was blown away. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is blowing me away and I'm all in at this point. Next up is the Captain America sequel coming out in April. In the mean time I'll keep my dorkiness at bay by reading Marvel graphic novels.
In the world of skateboarding, Chocolate skateboards announced that Jerry Hsu is their latest teamrider. Nice.
And in MY snowboard world, I'm shopping around for some new boots. As of right now I'm torn between a vintage pair of Burton Sabbath's (the wingtip model) that I wanted years ago that I've found in my size luckily, or a pair of Nike Zoom Force 1's. The thing holding me back on the Sabbath's is that they're kinda old. I'm pretty sure nothing drastic has changed in boot tech since then but it still bothers me. They look pretty sweet and I've heard many delightful stories on their comfiness and performance. We'll see what I end up with.
Also, today I discovered the greatest snowboard PANT company ever...Fillmore Weatherproof Pant Co. They only make snowboarding pants, they're made in the USA, and they're the best thing since sliced bread.