At the UK snowboard test in Kaunertal Snowboard Review bumped into Mikee from For Boarders By Boarders (FBBB, to those in the know). We were well aware of the freestyle indoor series that the FBBB crew are running this Summer, at indoor slopes around the UK, but we certainly didn’t know about the snowboard art exhibition running along-side the series. We were completely blown away by the designs from last years event.
Continue reading FBBB snowboard art tour hits the UK
Back in the day Peter Bauer dominated the sport of snowboarding, becoming World Champion at the end of the eighties. Although Peter no longer competes on the world scene he is still a pivotal member of the world snowboard community. In 2005 Peter founded Amplid snowboards, a small core brand dedicated to creating the best snowboards in the world. Last month Peter was awarded the EuroSIMA Lifetime Achievement Award an award voted for by the EuroSIMA Mountain Division for his contribution to the development of the sport, business and culture of snowboarding in Europe. This is what he had to say…
Continue reading Peter Bauer on top of the podium once again!
If you’re into balls-out freeriding but you haven’t heard of Head’s Intelligence technology then you must have been hidden away in the depths of the Himalayas soul surfing, because Head’s Intelligence is big news. Snowboard Review found a little beauty for you powder heads at the Head stand @ Slide.
Continue reading Head AK and PX9 bindings an intelligent package for first descents
As if choosing a snowboard isn’t complicated enough these days! K2 have taken one of their top selling, all mountain, park destroying classics and added their new Jib rocker. The Snowboard Review crew had a little peek at the Slide show in February.
Continue reading Will you be riding the K2 Darkstar or rocking the all new Parkstar?
Snowboard Review received an email from our friends at Salomon about a snowboard graphic design competition run at the Metro Ski & Snowboard Show at Kensignton Olympia, late last year. They’re pretty proud of the winning designs, and so they should be. We love them too…
Continue reading Salomon find design talent of the future
There’s no doubt that having decent graphics on a Snowboard is always a significant selling point; I don’t care how product driven you think you are, we all know that a pants board design will almost always put you off buying it! Every year board manufacturers change the graphics on their boards just like a football team changes its strip and every year we browse through the brand catalogues and websites looking for the slickest graphics, no doubt contemplating forgoing the right board length for the colour scheme that will match our jacket.
Continue reading Endeavor back in-touch with their Roots!
SB-R bumped into Nick Atkins from Grenade UK at Slide in Manchester last month. Nick was super excited about showing us some of Grenades offerings for 2009/10. Yeah…yeah…I know, we’re a snowboard review site, and strictly speaking apparel and gloves do not classify as snowboards. Tough, I run this joint and I like Grenades new gear, so will you…
Continue reading Grenade Apparel and Glove Preview for 2009/10
Ride’s freestyle range has two new faces in 2010 to join the now legendary Kink and DH, both classic boards that have been dominating parks and hand rail sessions the world over for the last 5 years. Say hello to the Machete & DH2.
Continue reading Ride freestyle offering beefed-up for 2010
For a brand that is responsible for some pretty serious snowboard hardware you don’t hear a lot about Amplid…In 2010 this is definitely going to change! With snowboard industry guru Peter Bauer at the helm things are really hotting up for Amplid, and the 2010 line-up has a little gem up it’s sleeve.
Continue reading Lightest Snowboard of 2010?
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