Monthly Archives: February 2012
Straight out of the PNW, Line Skis is just down the street from evo and Eric Pollard is one of our favorite skiers (he is on the evo team too!); he has been pushing the limits (limits?what limits? we say) of backcountry freestyle skiing and ski design for a decade. Naturally the Line Mr. Pollard’s Opus Skis are one of our favorites at evo and truly one of Eric’s biggest masterpieces yet.
Ride Machete GT Snowboard 2013
We can’t help it if we’ve taken to the Ride Machete GT Snowboard. A favorite of local PNW rider Austin Hironaka, winner of multiple Snowboarder Magazine awards, and designed right here in Seattle, the Machete naturally tops our list. See the 2013 Ride Machete on evo.com!
Oakley x Gore-Tex Great Ascent Jacket and Pants 2013
With all the hype of the Sethmo collection last year and the addition of Gore-Tex to their technical outerwear line Jake Blauvelt’s signature pieces quietly flew under the radar. Jake and Oakley return for 12/13 with some brighter colors sure to get some recognition and everything else you have come to expect from a technical 3 Layer piece in his Great Ascent jacket and pants. The two pieces are made with Gore-Tex’s Performance laminate to help keep you dry while keeping the cost reasonable and also adding durability to the garments. Unlike Seth’s minimalist pieces you will find Oakley’s Loose Fit for increased mobility, a goggle pocket and my favorite feature, critically placed fleece to keep you warmer while riding everything from the freezing East Coast where Jake grew up to wet Northwest he now calls home. Look for Jake in his web series Naturally on http://jakeblauvelt.com/
Check out some other 2013 Oakley Jackets and Oakley Pants: Tanner Hall Pro Rider Series, Jake Blauvelt Gore-Tex, Seth Morrison Sethmo Kits:
By: Chris Shalbot
Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2013
Caution, don’t get bit but this Cobra. For 2013 Never Summer is dropping what should be another straight banger hit; the Never Summer Cobra Snowboard. Driven off the success of this year’s super popular Proto CT, the carbonium Cobra is a more directional all-mountain board with a similar blunt-nose shape and the always favored flex of the SL. With the ability to dig trenches like the Raptor and still bust half cabs and carve switch like the Evo, the new Cobra is a true Swiss army knife of boards.
The Never Summer riders put in their 2 cents and got a new board that not only makes sense, it makes dollars. This past season Never Summer brought you the Proto CT, a true twin, softer version of the best-seller SL board. Taking the same blunted modern shape as the Proto CT, but with a flex and pop more similar to the SL, the Cobra is all-mountain board that still dominates the park. The blunted ends make for a shorter rider with reduced swing weight. The nose is drawn out to knife through soft snow, while the blunted quick spade tail enhances float in pow.
The Cobra is designed to dominate the entire mountain over, putting it in the park/freestyle/freeride/big-mountain category (a.k.a. everything). This board is slightly setback for a more directional ride, without sacrificing switch-riding. Dual top and bottom carbon matrix provides incredible underfoot power. Throw in Never Summer’s Rocker & Camber Technology, Vario Power Grip Sidecut, and 3 year warranty, and you have one of the highest performance and most versatile all-mountain boards ever made.
Overview of the 2012/13 Never Summer Cobra(X). The Cobra is new to the Never Summer line of snowboards.
-153cm: 288/244/288mm (7.45m vario*)
-155cm: 295/251/295mm (7.55m vario*)
-158cm: 298/253/298mm (7.55m vario*)
-161cm: 301/255/301mm (7.70m vario*)
-164cm: 303/255/303mm (7.90m vario*)
Cobra X Wide Dimensions
-159cm: 310/264/310mm (7.55m vario*)
-161cm: 311/265/311mm (7.70m vario*)
-163cm: 316/269/316mm (7.90m vario*)
*Multiple radius average – Vario Power Grip Sidecut varies from deep to shallow to straight.
By: Jordan Sunshine | Copy Editor | At evo since October 2009
Burton Bootlegger Bindings 2013
Here’s one for the jibbers. The Burton Bootlegger Binding, which will be available at the evo store in Seattle, is a super soft little number that is the ultimate flexy machine. You’ll be styling out grabs, butters, and presses like never before. Don’t’ be alarmed if you come home to a room full of your closest friends and family; they’re just concerned with how tweaked out you’ve been getting lately.
The standout feature of the Bootlegger is the hi-back; the Single-Component Gumbo Hi-Back is made of pliable materials, maintaining its soft flex no matter the temperature outside. That’s right, no more bailing on the rails because your binding can’t hang on the cold days.
With a super playful Single-Component Bomb-Proof Polycarbonate Re:Flex™ baseplate underfoot you’ll dramatically increase your board feel while lightening your load at the same time.
But wait, there’s more! See that gigantic ratchet on the toe strap? Oh yes, that baby will have you hooked on the Bootlegger Bindings. The NEW Smackdown Toe Strap allows you to set your size, lock down to ride or easily flip up to release. This saves you time and just makes sense if you are urban rider or jibber.
So hit those rails, fences, benches, trees, walls, highway overpasses, whatever you damn well please with the Burton Bootlegger Bindings….mailboxes, cars, large animals, your younger brother…the list is endless. “This binding is straight up jibtastic!”
By: Maggie Boler
Burton Genesis EST 2013 & Genesis Re:Flex Bindings 2013
Here’s a binding we wish we could ride this year, but alas we will wait patiently until 2013. Straight from the crazy Burton Vermonsters who breathe, eat, and dream snowboarding year around comes the New Genesis EST® Binding. The high point of the Genesis is just that, the hi-back. The new Kickback Hammock Hi-Back is an upgrade of Burton’s already most excellent Heel Hammock; the Kickback Hammock hugs heel in a two-piece suspension that results in unbelievable, exceptional response. Check out the images and you’ll see the two-pieces of hi-back and rubberized hammock, linked by an internal spring. Burton engineers worked hard to make this team tested, Jake Burton approved binding as legit and innovative as it sounds.
For all you already salivating tech junkies, the Genesis EST® Binding also comes with Dual-Component EST® baseplates that bring you the best flex, feel and connection to your board possible. No metal, rubber, or other material underfoot, EST® offers infinite stance options without having to sacrifice edge-to-edge power. Removable ShredBED™ 3.0 Cushioning System built of minimized EVA underfoot offers cushion and comfort without restricting board feel. Everyone was talking about EST® last year and we will continue to until the cows come home, and in Vermont that’s a lot of cows (almost 1 to every 4 people).
Lightweight, powerful, flexible, responsive; uggg we wish we could just time-warp to next winter already and give the Genesis a try!
Burton of course accommodates non EST® boards with the addition of the Genesis Re:Flex Binding. The Genesis Re:Flex features the Kickback Hammock Hi-Back, surely the standout feature that we are most excited about! The main difference between the EST® and Re:Flex version is evident in the baseplate. The Re:Flex is loaded with Single-Component 30% Short Glass/Nylon composite baseplate with Re:Flex FullBED Cushioning System with B3 Gel. This technology is 70% softer than a traditional baseplate and comes at a friendlier price-point.
Some may call those Vermonsters syrup chugging hippies, but after seeing the Genesis EST® Bindings we consider them geniuses! Fun Fact: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream company gives their ice cream waste to the local Vermont farmers who use it to feed their hogs. The hogs seem to like all of the flavors except Mint Oreo.
4FRNT CLICK SKIS 2013
4FRNT PADLOCK JR SKI BINDINGS 2013