Sunday, February 1, 2015

SIA thyme once again


The tarantula above has absolutely nothing to do with SIA. I just have the picture on my phone because I saw it in a pet store yesterday while out shopping with my wife. 
I'm not going to lie. I haven't been able to go out to ride once this year. I love snowboarding to death and back, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm the father of two little munchkins and a husband to an awesome wife, and money doesn't stretch as far as it used to. I know I'll get to eventually go ride this season, it's just taking some time to make it happen. Next year will be a different story I'm hoping, but that's next year. Which is what I'm looking at when I see all of the SIA galleries from over this weekend. So many products, so many awesome, innovative, pretty snowboard products that make my mouth water. From what I've seen so far I'm stoked on quite a few things. I'll try to list what comes to mind at the moment. 

- Gnu's Jamie Anderson pro model with artwork by Jamie Lynn. I wish I was the opposite gender so I could ride this beautiful board. 

- 686's outerwear is looking extremely nice. They've always produced quality, comfortable, functional outerwear. They have my support. 

- Van's boots are back. I don't know exactly what was up with last season and their troubles with production causing them to axe their boot line for the season, but they're back and look good. 

- 32 Boots and theirs Jeremy Jones boot. This boot looks insane and although it's probably more than I need in a boot, I want to hold one and check it out in person. 

- Arbor Snowboards. They've aways produced beautiful snowboards but for next year they're really stepping up their game. On top of adding some heavy hitters to their team (Iguchi, April), their boards are looking on point as ever. Want. 

- Yes "The Greats" series of boards. These boards stand out to me every year for the sole fact that they pay homage to many of the riders I've always looked up to myself. For next season they hit the nail on the head with the almighty John Cardiel, Noah Salasnek, Todd Richards, and Shaun Palmer. 

Honestly, there's way too many things for me to keep listing. Overall, there's more products that look incredible than don't. I'm looking forward to making some key purchases next year and actually making sure I have the opportunities to go use them as much as possible. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It's official official.


Again, so happy about this. All things are pointing towards me riding a Mervin board next season. I wish I could make it happen right now but I'll have to hold off for next year. My first board ever was a Gnu Pharaoh 155 in 1993/1994...in 2015/2016 I'll again have a Gnu under my feet. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

So happy.


One of my favorite riders, Nicolas Muller, is riding Gnu. I've been a Gnu, Lib Tech, Mervin fan since I started snowboarding. My first board was a Gnu Pharaoh. So happy to see one of today's greats hooking up with one of the all time best companies around.  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Busy Busy Busy...


It's been a while since my last post here, I've been kinda busy. My youngest daughter, Lily, had her EEG this weekend. We were really worried about how it was going to go but those worries were for nothing because she was a little trooper and all went well. 


The weather here in southwest Pa has been unseasonably cold, which means, snow. The local resorts have been making snow so they'll be opening Thanksgiving weekend if all goes well.  I have no clue if I'll make it up opening weekend but I'll keep my fingers crossed. Family and finances take precedent over snowboarding unfortunately. I'll make it out eventually I'm sure. Hopefully by next season we'll be in a better place financially. 

I have been reading a shit ton of comics lately, playing lots of video games (Super Smash Bros., Pokemon, Disney Infinity) with my kids and just by myself. Also, I started playing Hearthstone on my iPad. I kinda suck at it but the game is super addictive and I'm loving it. I can't wait for the iPhone version that's supposedly coming in 2015. 

I'm going to try to make my posts here a lot more frequent but we all know how that goes. Until then, may the force be with you. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A little Airblaster gear preview...

For the past few seasons I've shown a lot of Airblaster love and this season will be no different. I'm a devoted Airblaster pawn and I'm not afraid to spread the word. I'm just showing a thimble full of what awesomeness Airblaster is offering this season. Please be sure to check out their site ( http://www.myairblaster.com ) to peep their entire line of goods. 

Freedom Toaster jacket & Freedom pant



Trench Jacket & Work Pant



Nicolette jacket & My Brother's pant




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dinosaurs Will Die - Genovese and Kwon

Genovese. 


Pictured above is the DWD Genovese. Sean designed this board to do it all. Swiss Army Slasher if you will. Flat camber and it'll come to you with one of the eight different top sheet graphics designed by the man himself, Sean Genovese. Sean's been coming up with sick DWD #WanderingMurderOfFutureDeads since the company's inception but most recently they've taken on a life of their own. If you need to have one board that will please you no matter what you're riding, this is it. It's available in 151cm, 154cm, and 157cm. 


Kwon.


The Kwon is Jeff Keenan's brain child. It's DWD first deck to feature a hybrid camber and is an all-mountain freestyle board at its very core. Jeff looks at the entire mountain like its his personal park and he designed this board with that in mind. It's available in 153cm, 156cm, and 159cm.