The Defenders of Awesome series has a big reputation and these boards back it up. And when we say they back it up, we mean they back to back to back it up. As winners of the most coveted design award in snowboarding three years in a row, this highly sought after series now has a Transworld Good Wood 3-peat. It’s one of the best in the game and has the accolades to prove it. The DOA features a next-generation hybrid camber design, which delivers the pop and response of a camber board with the predictability of reverse camber. This truly is the go anywhere, do anything freestyle deck. For 2015 Capita has added an all new DS Select RFC Sustainable Dual Core and Fortress™ Kevlar Bound Sidewalls for bomb-proof construction.
The Westmark is a repeat winner of Transworld’s Good Wood Award is guaranteed to satisfy the freestyle rider’s appetite better than an all you can eat Chinese food buffet. This board provides the flex and response you want while jibbing, without sacrificing the stability and pop you need for higher speeds and bigger gaps
The new Ultra Mountain twin is the leaner, meaner brother of the time-tested award winning Mountain Twin. Using ULTRA Construction to eliminate weight and carbon stringers to add explosive pop, this board is designed to shred anything with playful finesse. Rocker tip and tail deliver serious float in the soft stuff while camber underfoot combined with Mellow Magne-Traction give the Ultra Mountain Twin snap and hold on hard pack. Bombing into jump lines, a sintered 9900 base will deliver the speed boost you need to go big while the carbon fiber stringers provide the stability to stomp. Though the base is as fast as it gets, it’s also bullet hard and designed to withstand lap after lap buttering boxes and rails. For freestyle riders who take fun seriously, this is your shred stick. The Himalayan spine wall graphic on the Ultra Mountain Twin was drawn by artist Joseph Toney.
This creepy crusher developed by Louis-Felix Paradis has become one of the most popular creations in the Salomon line. The Rock Out camber is essentially normal, yet when loaded up and flexed, the tips flatten out to offer a nice stable zone for landing, pressing and powering up ollies. The kinked sidecut is subtle but disperses pressure and adds extra bite where you need it. The twin shape, rubber sidewall dampening, and ollie-promoting milled aspen core round out the rest of its sneaky traits.
Messing with something tried and true is always risky, but YES proto’d a few concepts, got them on snow, and soon uncovered what we can confidently say is the future of the Jackpot. It’s still a true park master in every sense of the word. Responsive, fast, playful and stable. All thanks to the new MidBite outline. MidBite cheats by having a narrower waist width equaling faster toe-to-toe response time, while still maintaining the landing stability and ollie platform you need from width, just outside the bindings. Cheating or not, there’s no need to compromise your ride any longer.
ThirtyTwo’s claim to fame are their snowboards boots and for all the right reasons. They’re known for being lightweight, well-fitting, and packed with progressive tech features. ThirtyTwo’s lineup of technical outerwear is no exception. With team riders like Joe Sexton, Scott Stevens, Jake Kuzyk and Chris Bradshaw testing the line, you know this gear can take a beating.
STAY WILD with K2 Snowboarding and Airblaster this season with this year’s Happy Hour. The K2 Happy Hour is a 100% FLATLINE twin board that is reshaped with K2’s new “Tweakend” technology. K2 just extended their Baseline Rocker all the way out to the absolute end of the board to create more rideable surface in the tip and tail of the board, giving the rider a more stable platform to press, butter, float, and stomp landings with. Add in K2’s “Ollie” bar and carbon web laminates the Happy Hour gets all the pop and snap needed to stab and grab down the entire mountain. Shop all 2013 K2 Snowboards.
The Salomon BBR is a ski like no other ski ever made. An oversized, surfboard like tip and rocker shape enable the ski to float in powder and adapt to uneven terrain smoothly and predictably. BBR’s narrow waist and pintail, its short radius and short effective edge on-piste provide great grip and playfulness on harder snow. What Salomon calls the “V” shape, is literally 2 skis in one. The new V-shape is characterized by a surf board shaped tip , a narrow waist and a pin tail. The overall result is versatile performance that must be experienced to be believed. Shop the Salomon BBR
With a name like “Alcatraz”, you know this jacket is tough. The Analog Alcatraz Jacket features a poly/nylon workwear material that boast 15,000MM waterproofing and 10,000G breathability. The brushed flannel yarn dye plaid lining will keep you cozy on those extra crisp days. This jacket also has a tailored fit and added length to hide shanks and to keep snow out. The Alcatraz Jacket will get the job done, whether on the hill or in the streets.
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Don’t be fooled by its small stature & non-confrontational topsheet: the new Burton Super Hero packs a serious punch beneath that Triax fiberglass disguise!
This Early Release deck has a Flat Top profile & features Burton‘s Nug Raduction, enabling riders to size 4- 5cm down from their usual board length. Add Squeezebox technology, Infinite Ride durability and a lightweight Super Fly Core & you’ll outsmart any obstacle! Vicious terrain, mischievous rails and evil lift lines don’t stand a chance –for the Burton Super Hero, it’s just another day on the mountain.
Step right up and feast your eyes on a “freakshow of product, shredding, innovation & good times!”
For their 20th anniversary, K2 Snowboarding is letting loose & running with a creepy carnival theme created by artist Mike Shine. This winter’s collection incorporates more of their innovative tech (Baseline, Harshmellow, Tweakback, Conda) that makes K2 stand out in the industry. K2 gives not to their roots in the backcountry by introducing K2 Backside – a line of gear including shovels, packs, probes & the Panoramic Split board that’s been 3 years in the making.
For guaranteed double-takes in the lift line, the K2 Happy Hour is your best bet. The entire 2012 team of riders collaborated to put together this one-of-a-kind board that’s ready to take on the entire mountain. It’s tapered silhouette and awesomely creepy graphics were designed by pro rider Danny Larsen and will definitely get you noticed this season. Transworld Snowboarding also gives it their nod of approval & awarded it a 2012 Good Wood award for Men’s Park boards over $400. Check out our 13 Questions with Danny Larsen to read what he had to say about the 2012 Happy Hour.
Freestyle riders will love the new Fastplant for it’s playful Jib Rocker base, added pop & indestructible Bambooyah core. As part of K2′s Artist Collaboration Series, the talented Don Pendleton created the board’s graphics in his bold, signature style that has been appearing on skateboard decks for over 10 years. The Fastplant also made Snowboard Magazine’s list of Platinum Picks and earned a Best of Test Award from Snowboarder Magazine.
The men’s Maysis is one good-looking snowboard boot. K2 addressed every detail in this freestyle boot – from the refined look of the leather outer to the customizable fit of Conda liner lacing & double Boa adjustments, your feet are guaranteed to look as good as they feel.
If your planning on doing any backcountry riding this winter, the K2 Backside Pilchuck Kit might be your new best friend. Inside the slim backpack are a packable rescue shovel & aluminum avalanche probe, just in case things get a little sketchy.
The K2 Fling was built for the go-anywhere girl who likes to explore every inch of the mountain. The versatile Flatline Rocker profile & twin shape make this freestyle board a blast to ride on all types of terrain. Factor in a sassy base graphic and this relationship will keep going strong run after run after run…
Ladies in search of a lightweight, easy-to-adjust boot that isn’t short on style will love this year’s Scene. Inner Conda lacing, Intuition Comfort fit 3D liners & Speedlacing provide a comfortable, secure fit while the Low-Pro outsole & softer flex keep you light on your toes.
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