Monday, September 29, 2014

Pittsburgh Comicon 2014

This past Sunday my family and I attended the Pittsburgh Comicon. It was a great time and I got to meet one of my favorite cosplayers, Holly Conrad. 

Here are some random awesome costumes I saw during the costume contest. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nike Snowboarding done?

So allegedly Nike is pulling out of snowboarding after this season. If this is indeed true, it comes as a shock...but it shouldn't. It's happened before...history tends to repeat itself. In a way I want to say "good riddance." But also, it really bums me out. Not because of their products really, but more so because of the awesome snowboarders they supported and helped make able to do the things they love. These guys and girls are getting the shaft. A lot of them left long time sponsors...friends, to become prt of Nike's snowboarding program. They probably burned some bridges for their opportunity with Nike and now what? I'm sure most of them will land on their feet somewhere, but it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dinosaurs Will Die - Wizard Stick

This board looks like so much fun. Imagine a freestyle snowboard akin to the boards the forefathers of our activity rode but updated with the technology we have available today and BLAMO!, you have the Dinosaurs Will Die Wizard Stick. It may look like one of those short tailed, powder surfers, but it's seriously an all-mountain shred stick to the highest caliber. It can and will excel in just about every condition. Also, it surfs pow! There's an extra set of inserts so you can hike your set up back on those much loved powder days and get your turns on. This is the board to get my friends. 

(Over the next week or two I'll be posting little write ups featuring DWD's boards for this season because, well, their boards are the best and I want to show them the love they deserve.)