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.
10 Setup: 2017 Yes 420 Powderhull, 154cm Best Use: Resort, All Mountain, Backcountry Highlight: Powerful Pow Assassin Cost: $699 Rider Profile: 6’1”, 180lbs, Size 11 Score: 10 / 10 Stoked About This board just flat out rips. I was concerned about the powderhull at first but after riding it in deep snow, you’ll […]
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.
10 Setup: 2014 Amplid Morning Glory Snowboard 163cm Best Use: All Mountain, Backcountry Highlight: Float in pow Cost: $639 Rider Profile: 6’1”, 180lbs, Size 11 Score: 10 / 10 Stoked About This board floats so nicely in deep snow and has the nose to ride away from any drop or air. I love […]
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.