2017 Burton ProTest Kids Snowboard Review

The ProTest is a kids freestyle board that has been specifically designed for Burton’s Grom Team Riders, and their aspiring Pros. The next step up from their “Custom Smalls” range, the ProTest features a lot of tech that’s found in their adult lines.     Type: Youth freestyle Shape: True twin Profile: Traditional camber Sizes: 126, 132, 136, 142 and a 145   To give the board a soft skate-like feel, they have used the super thin profiling of their…
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Resort Guide: Cardrona, Otago, New Zealand

Cardrona is a very popular resort with snowboarders, family’s and just about every snow enthusiast in the know. It is steeped in a rich history and has developed a fine snowboarding heritage and culture. Their passionate shredding faithful enjoy its wide open trails, challenging chutes and varied terrain. Along with world-class beginner facilities & the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks, there’s something for every snowboarder at Cardrona.   Access: Fly into Queenstown International Airport, drive from Queenstown over the…
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7 Easy Steps to Becoming a Better Snowboarder

Snowboarding, it’s amazing! If you are reading this then you’ve probably caught the bug, and like us, you’re hooked for life. But how do you get better? By now, you’ve more then likely had a few trips to your local resort, maybe you even have your own gear? You might even be a natural, and you’re hitting up the park on your second day. But inevitably, we all hit the plateau. When you’re starting out, a bit of guidance goes…
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Resort Guide: Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

One of Colorado’s premiere locations for terrain parks and top level snowboarding contests, Copper Mountain is a snowboarder’s dream. The resort is home to the original Woodward snow camp. If you are looking to develop your skills then you will be right at home in the foam pits and trampolines of the Woodward barn or the terrain parks on the hill. Beyond the park, Copper offers a wide variety of riding, whether you are in the back bowls off the…
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Resort Guide: Saas Fee, Valais, Switzerland

Whether you’ve been there or not, Saas Fee automatically rings a bell for the European snowboarder. The Swiss resort offers nice terrain and plenty of things to do in the winter, but it’s at its best in summer. Thanks to the Allalin glacier, Saas Fee is Switzerland’s second largest resort area once winter is over. And its snowpark is legendary.   Access: By train from London or Paris, stop at Visp. From Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Milan airports, it’s about three…
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A Guide to Indoor Snowboarding in Europe

From skateboard trips to Barcelona or Lyon to shredding Portugal’s surfspots, there’s plenty of board-related things to do in Europe while waiting for the winter to come back. But for some, those long, hot and sunny months are just too much to get on with. No problem snow-freaks…we got you covered. The first thing that’ll pop in your minds is, of course, glacier riding. From Saas Fee’s infamous park to Italy’s craziest snow camp, the area has plenty to offer.…
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Positivity Camp: The Most Exclusive Summer Camp in Europe

Everybody’s stoked on summer camps, and there’s no wonder why. What serious rider would be against fresh snow, dope parks and warm weather? But these camps can sometimes be a pain in the ass. In fact, so many of us like to ride that resorts offering summer camps are often packed with reapers, and no amount of summer snow is enough to satisfy anyone. After all, it’s a bit like the whole population of the resort is gathered on a…
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Resort Guide: Tignes, Savoie, France

Tignes has been on the map of Europe’s best resorts for decades. Whith dozens of slopes, breath-taking scenery, a glacier for summer shredding and tons of stuff to do while not on the slopes. Also the first editions of Europe’s Winter X Games are some of the reasons for this ongoing success.   Access: stop at Bourg Saint-Maurice train station, 30 kilometres from Tignes. Plenty of busses will get you to the resort. Season: Summer from end of June (24th…
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Mountain Eats: Where to Eat in Serre Chevalier, France

Sure, Serre Chevalier has plenty to offer for the avid snow-seeker. But a good resort doesn’t stop at good slopes. It’s always nice to know where to grab some fine food once the lifts close, or to keep going.   Briançon has a bunch of restaurants worth checking out. Péché Gourmand may not be the most fancy, but it is the only one that earned a star from prestigious guide Michelin, don’t judge a book by its cover! Perfect if…
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Bars and Clubs: Where to Party in Tignes, France

It’s no secret that Tignes has plenty to offer for snowboarders in search of fun. But the resort is not only about great freeriding, fun snowparks and shred opportunities. There’s a night life there that can keep you up till dawn!   Tignes is composed of several villages connected by slopes as well as busses, and each one has its own proper vibe. From party places to relaxed bars, follow us into the resort’s nightlife. From Val Claret to Tignes-le-Lac:…
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Postland Theory: The Dutch Crew Killing It On Rails

After honing their skills in Netherlands’ indoor ski resorts, the guys from Postland Theory have now gone on a mission to conquer the best street spots on the planet. Along the way, their level has only gotten better and better. This has never been more evident then in the trailer of Loose, their upcoming movie.   From hungry kids to full-blown street snowboarders   There was a time when the guys from Postland Theory did not even go by that…
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Resort Guide: Mt Hotham, Victoria, Australia

Mt Hotham is Australia’s only upside down resort with the village at the top of 320 hectares of shreddable terrain. With an average base of 1.5m and plenty of open bushland to ride, Hotham is widely regarded as the resort to hit for the best powder in Oz. Hotham also has a fleet of 104 snowmaking guns that cover an amazing 33 hectares! With over $4.4 million spent on snowmaking, Hotham can easily back up their snow guarantee.   Access:…
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Workers: France’s hardest working crew

Since French snowboard video production team Ero One stopped, the French snowboard scene was hitting a low point. Sure, French reapers like Arthur Longo, the Delerue brothers, Victor Daviet or Thomas Delfino have made their marks on European and international videos alike, but something was missing on the local side. That’s where the Workers get in the picture. Meet France’s most motivated street aficionados and remember their names, we’re pretty sure you’ll hear more and more about them in European…
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Resort Guide: Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia

Located within the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales (Snowy Mountains), Thredbo offers everything for snowboarders of all ages and ability. They have a purpose built area designed for beginners to progress their skills in a safe environment. Intermediate boarders will enjoy riding Australia’s longest runs and the wide variety of terrain on offer. The more seasoned shredders will find endless on and off piste challenges, powder bowls and natural features to hit.   Access: Thredbo and Perisher are…
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Resort Guide: Perisher, New South Wales, Australia

Located in the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, Perisher has four areas: Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Mount Blue Cow and Guthega. That makes it the Southern Hemisphere’s largest alpine resort. They have the highest terrain, the greatest number of lifts and the most reliable snow in Australia. Perisher’s varied terrain is suitable for snowboarders of all ability levels, from first timer’s right up to experts.   Access: Perisher and Thredbo are both about a six hour drive…
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Resort Guide: Mt Buller, Victoria, Australia

With over 300 hectares of rideable terrain, Mt Buller has something to appeal to all levels of shredding ability. The runs range from the wide beginner’s slopes of Bourke St and Burnt Hut Spur, to challenging black runs like Ridge Run and Fanny’s Finish accessed through the Summit Chair.   Access: Fly into Melbourne or Albury, take the Hume Hwy to Mansfield via Yea, then on to Mt Buller. A number of coach services are also available during the snow season, running…
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Resort Guide: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler/Blackcomb has it all. Whether you are looking for tree runs, cliff drops or terrain parks of all sizes, this resort is your one stop destination for shred. The nightlife also pops off and gets quite wild on the weekends. It will all create memories (or lack thereof depending on how much alcohol is consumed) of a lifetime.   The sheer variety of terrain at these two peaks is astonishing. Being close to the Pacific Ocean, there is usually no…
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Resort Guide: Serre-Chevalier Valley, Southern Alps, France

At three hours drive from Milan, Marseille and Lyon, Serre-Chevalier Valley is a somehow underestimated resort, well worth a stop for any snowboarder – especially if you’re looking for freeride terrain. Sure, its most famous champion is alpine ski racer Luc Alphand, but Serre-Chevalier has had its fair share of serious boarders. Snowboardcross’s very own king Pierre Vaultier shreds around, and a generation of freestylers have been groomed there. Think of reapers like Julien Bourguignon and Sam Zartarian, and even…
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2017 Burton Concord and Ion Snowboard Boot Review

Here we are giving you a tech rundown on two of Burton’s high end boots, the Ion and the Concord. The Ion boots use the speed lacing system and have a stiffer flex. The Concords are softer flexing and use the Boa system. The Burton Ion We’ll start by looking at the Ion which is one of Burton’s main staples when it comes to boots. This particular model is the Red Wing co-lab. Red Wing are American shoemakers and this…
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Benchpress The Movie: Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

  Be it bad weather, a broken binding or an over priced lift pass, it can be easy to forget that snowboarding is all about fun. Luckily, we can always count on a bunch of crazy riders to remind us of this universal truth. Fredrik Perry, creator of Benchpress, is one of them. This Norwegian snowboarder made a name for himself in 2010 with the Ducksjen movie: a mix of hammer tricks, crazy editing and unexpected music choices straight from…
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Wanda Indoor Snow Park about to Open in China

Opening this June, Harbin Wanda Snow Park is the world’s biggest indoor snow park (based on surface area). The new development from China’s ambitious Wanda Group boasts six runs, the longest of which is 500 meters (1,640ft). We are yet to snowboard at an indoor park of this size but the idea has abundant appeal. Even if it’s purely to hone your skills on familiar terrain in the off-season, keep you fit all year-round or just ride on those days when it’s a…
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Snowboarding in North Korea

What do you think of when you conjure up thoughts of North Korea? Is it dictator memes, nuclear threats, dodgy haircuts and poor photoshopping skills? Me too! Well now you can add uninterrupted boarding in an empty resort. It is hard to imagine why the North Korean Ski Resort at Masikryong (or Masik Pass) would be empty? But oddly enough you can actually go snowboarding in North Korea.   Sam Smoothy, a New Zealand pro freeride skier visited and wrote about it…
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Resort Guide: Boreal, Donner Summit California, USA

Boreal has been an amazing snow resort for over 50 years. It was one of the first ones on the West Coast to allow snowboarding. Thousands of riders have been shredding here for years and some of the biggest pros, such as Chris Roach, Louis Vito or Danny Davis, have dominated the slopes at the many contests they organise. With the addition of Woodward at Tahoe and the Bunker, Boreal has become a world class resort for snowboarders and skateboarders…
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Carve the Streets with the Leif eSnowboard

Because falling on snow is too darned soft and only for pussies, you can now do it on concrete! The cray crays at Leif Technologies have come up with an electric powered hybrid snowboard/skateboard to give a more realistic snowboarding experience while you skate. Available from June 5th, they have now started taking orders on the Leif eSnowboard. The Concept In a moment of snowboarder enlightenment they realised they couldn’t bring the mountains to themselves every day, so they changed…
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2018 Burton Women’s Lipstick Snowboard Review

  The much awarded and ever popular Lipstick is Burton’s “do it all” snowboard for chicks only. All-mountain/freestyle tuned, the Lipstick’s versatility is abundant in its high end tech. Its true twin shape and flex make for a playful and predictable ride. Burton’s “flat top” rocker profile means the Lipstick has flat camber under foot for continuous edge control and power. With rocker sections at the tip and tail which will make it easier to turn, more forgiving, catch free…
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Top 10 Places to Snowboard in Summer Part 1 – Northern Hemisphere

So it’s that time of year again: the season’s drawing to a close, the crowds are thinning as much as the snow and it’s time to pack away your gear until next winter. Or is it? Just because the snow season has ended in your particular neck of the woods doesn’t necessarily mean that the snowboarding party can’t continue.   We have listed 10 potential resorts you can visit that offer decent snow during summer, if not all year round.…
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The Top 10 Most Dangerous Runs in the World

I remember being a grommet boarder back in the 80’s and standing at the top of “Olympic” for the first time, a black diamond run at Perisher, Australia. Was I going to die? It was the steepest, largest and most formidable snow terrain I had seen. I survived, minus a single crash on the drop off at the top. A six foot launch off the lip to get the run going. I also remember that after making that first run it…
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The Top 10 Hottest Male Snowboarders of All Time

The world of professional snowboarding has its perks, sure, but if you aspire to be great then you need to put in the work. It’s endless winters, competition stress and injury rehabs. These hot men are not only hot on their boards and hot under pressure, they make us hot under the collar. The hot list in no particular order is… Sebastien Toutant Nationality: Canadian Born: 9/11/92 (24), Quebec Height: 1.7m (5’7”) Sponsors: Redbull, Oakley     At the 2011…
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