The Ski-Doo factory snowboard racks are great racks but come at an unforetold high cost and have a serious flaw in their strap design. I’m provided a detailed breakdown of the good, the bad and the ugly to help you make a decision if these are the right racks for you.
The moderate flex allows this board to be stiff enough to charge a line but fun and flexy for when you’re feeling more playful. Getting on the Beauty for the first time was like a breath of fresh air. She has a snappy transition between edges making for a fun and responsive ride.
7 Setup: 2015 Karakoram Splitboard Clips used on any splitboard Best Use: Backcountry Highlight: Clips that lock splitboard halves together very tightly Cost: Pricey for what they are, $50 for the clips + $4 for the hardware Rider Profile: 5’9”, 165 lb male with size 10 feet Score: 7 Stoked About The clips […]
This pack can be found on sale for a great entry price into avalanche airbag packs. The pack itself is a great size on your back for full-day backcountry adventures. It has lots of good exterior straps and interior compartments. And it’s hydration bladder compatible, which is a key requirement of mine.
These binding feel good all day long, providing a solid and comfortable connection to the board. The reason I opted for these mid-level bindings is that they had no gimmicks, no extra frills to break. With two pairs and multiple seasons, I have never had a binding failure.
The power and float of this board makes me smile every time I ride it. It’s fast base with high-end materials actually feel fast and it’s a camber under feet and reversed camber tip and tail make for a winning ticket overall feel for all mountain riding.
The board rides like a freestyle board but with far better float in powder. No surprises with this deck, it rides like a snowboard should and preforms well in all conditions. Lots of sidecut combined with the float makes it really fun and surfy in powder and corn snow.
A new backcountry snowboarding hard-goods company has sprung up to fill the growing demand for backcountry travel equipment. Started by Smith Optics’ Chris Smith in Ketchum, Idaho, the product is built by snowboarders for snowboarders to access new terrain. The idea is simple, sell a self contain touring package at the low pricepoint comparaed to a full […]