Mid April marked my second time traveling to Alaska on a whim to escape sad snowboarding condition in the Northwest. Two season’s in a row and my tastebud for Alaskan terrain has definitely matured, now to the point of hunger. Alaska is a far off land though and I was on the fence about making […]
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 […]
I’m sure you know the feeling of being trapped, tired of your routine and a lack of adventure. During this warm winter in the Northwest, rains have washed away many weekends of outdoor activity. 2015 has been the second of such winters where Nikki and I have felt trapped in town. By mid January, we […]
“Junuary” round 2, 2015. Another tough season in the Northwest means another Junuary has come and gone. Rain days instead of snow days left us waiting for sunshine to ride the Meadows’ park. In late June, I mean January, Kelso, Rager, Nikki and I got a nice day of park riding through the newly extended […]
What a winter of waiting it has been. I was told that “patience pays in dividends”. While the Pacific Northwest was waiting for snow this fall, a few early season e-mails that were passed between a group of scattered friends, quickly escalated into a four day yurt trip to a remote, central location. Reservations were […]
There is no fun times, powder riding, video edit for this post. We did ride our boards, we did find snow in the Cascades during what is a dismal early winter but the snowboarding downhill was not what was most important. New Years 2015 for Nikki and I consisted of a drive down to Sisters, […]
Oh derby of thee Dirksen, oh my, oh derby. Your turns are so tight, your rhythm is just right. Right, left, left right. Competitors flock to your side, scoping and hoping for a flawless run. Drop, go, go, go, left, right, slash, air. Four season now, I’ve started things off with the Derby. […]
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.