Monthly Archives: November 2010
Plans on Thursday? Come down to Nectar in Fremont for a benefit for World Aids Day and get your dance on.
What: Hip Hop show in support of World Aids Day
Where: Nectar Lounge Seattle, WA
When: Thurs Dec 2nd 8pm 21+
Cost: $10 suggested donation
New Product Review this week. This comes from our buddy Pat V who works in the store. You may have also seen this guy rolling around in the Monster Energy truck. That’s how he has enough energy to work two jobs and go to school. Pat reviews the Oakley Splice goggle, a favorite of many folks at evo.
Did you like that? Well, we have a whole YouTube channel of product review videos. Apparently you can waste a lot of time on YouTube, so start with our videos, then you can watch Yoga Ball Fail Compilations after.
evo has teamed up with Snowboard Magazine in support of their 2011 Buyer’s Guide. There are lots of quality snowboard product out right now and picking the right stuff can be complicated and confusing. Whether you are Johnny McSnowripper or Jessica Newberson we can all use a little help getting us pointed in the right direction. Here are some of our favorites of the year:
Check out all this and more on Snowboard Magazine’s Buyers Guide or head over to evo.com to browse through more. Or better yet, come by evo Seattle to talk to one of our many snowboard experts and get fitted proper.
Summer in North America equals winter in South America. That’s where evo rider, Manuel Diaz spends most of his time, then he comes up to the Northwest each year to show everyone up. If you ever see someone at Stevens going bigger and faster than everyone else, it’s probably Manuel. The Chileans have been storming the northwest every winter for the past 6 or 7 years, and we have had the pleasure of knowing Manuel since he was 15, riding at Stevens when he barely spoke a word of English. Now days he’s getting shots in magazines all over the place, getting video parts, and dominating contests. Manuel has also had featured parts in the last two Wild Card movies “How the Northwest Was Won” and “The Saturday Night Ride”. Here are some shots Manuel sent up from his Chilean winter.
Get first-hand info from the people who work with ski and snowboard product every day, but still manage to ride more than the rest of us.
A special guest will be on display at evo for the month of December. The exhibit will feature works that show the dialogue between death and beauty and will be on display for the entire month of December. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 6-10p here in Seattle!
When you initially look at ski boots, they don’t look like the most comfortable thing in the world. With the untrained boot fitter, they can be the worst thing ever. But with a well-trained boot fitting staff and the right tools, your ski boot can feel like a part of you. You can read our Ski Boot Fitting Guide all day long, but nothing is as good as coming into the shop to talk to a real-life knowledgeable sales person.
Got another Product Review for your eyeballs to feast upon. This one comes from our customer service extraordinaire Marilyn, who gives us a review for the Lib Tech TRS Snowboard (Total Ripper Series…or To Ride Snow…or Tell Rihanna Something). That is a men’s snowboard, and yes, she is a woman. You are correct. After a day of trying to keep up with Marylin you’ll realize it does not matter what board she is on, she will still be waiting for you at the bottom.
All those fresh tracks, untouched snow, and no crowds make the backcountry seem pretty inviting. The backcountry can be one of the most-awesomest places ever, but it can also be one of scariest and most dangerous places if you are not prepared. We have put together a list of all the ‘essentials’ you would need in the backcountry to be prepared and safe. What do you know? We carry all of this stuff on evo.com and at evo Seattle. Shop the evo Alpine Shop to save 20% off backcountry gear right now.
Avalanche beacon: Don’t leave the boundaries of the ski resort without one. Make sure all of your crew has one. If you are the only one with a beacon it won’t do anyone much good. It’d be like having only one walkie-talkie.
Backpack: Gotta keep all your gear somewhere. Might as well get a comfortable one with lots of pockets and streamlined for hiking and skiing/snowboarding.
Shovel: Important. Worst case scenario you have to dig someone out of a slide. Best case scenario you are building kickers.
Extra Gloves: Cold hands suck. (PS a park glove won’t keep you from getting frostbite.)
Extra Layer: You might not be cold when you’re moving around, but after stopping for a while you realize how cold it is.
Water: No-brainer. If it’s really cold you might want to bring some hot tea or something instead of water so it does not freeze.
Sunblock, First Aid Kit, Snowboard or Ski tool, Food, a map, matches or lighter, phone.
Being well-prepared and educated on the dangers of the backcountry will only allow you to have more fun and go out even further, confidently.
Today we are starting a new feature called “Photographer Insight”, where you get a behind the scenes look at some of the best ski and snowboard photographers. A lot goes into getting a good shot that most people don’t see. That’s where we come in. Hope you enjoy.
Jordan Ingmire is the first photographer we will featuring in this ongoing feature. Jordan is a snowboard photographer based in the Northwest and enjoys shooting anything exciting and out of the box. He spends the majority of his winter at Stevens pass and the surrounding area. He’s spent the last handful of years employed by the resort working evenings and shooting during the day. Jordan started out shooting with just his close friends but as his talents have progressed it is not uncommon for him to be found working with heavy hitters like Kurt Jenson, Manuel Diaz (evo team rider) and Will Jackways.