Showing posts with label snowboarding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snowboarding. Show all posts

Friday, April 08, 2011

Burton & Nokia Push Together

Push Snowboarding is an open snowboarding innovations platform.

By combining the technical expertise of both Nokia and Burton, we're creating kit capable of providing insights into what's happening both physically and mentally to snowboarders - making visible what until now has been invisible.

But this isn't just a collaboration between ourselves, it's also a collaboration between snowboarders and developers worldwide. That's why we're making all of these insights open. Our raw test data is yours if you want it, and so even is the detail of how we're making the technology behind it all.

We're still refining the technology, it's not perfect yet by anymeans. This is why we are testing openly and seeking feedback from both the snowboarding and technology communities. We're interested in anything you have to say.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

SnowSurfing Purist!

Over the past decade of riding various bindingless snowboards and snowskates we felt something still seemed to be lacking. So we spent the past four years developing our own bindingless powdersurf boards. Borrowing technology from skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding, we came up with the ultimate backcountry powder tool. Whether you are into busting kickflips and shovits or just wanting to slay some deep powder and drop some cliffs- we have a board designed just for you.

Grassroots Powdersurf boards are designed specifically to slay the pow. They are not recommended for groomers or hardpack snow. Their advantage lies where our hearts find our greatest joy - in the fresh powder. (they kill it in the deep slush too)

Our boards are handcrafted in an earth friendly manner in our state of the art production facility. We use the highest quality materials along with blood, sweat, tears and love.

No bindings or cheater straps here, just real skate-influenced and surf-influenced powder slashing goodness..

Monday, December 13, 2010

Classic Looking Burton Boards retro 1983

Old School
New School
Nothing beats an old school look to the ones that started this sport 25+ years ago. The boards were heavy but it really felt like you were surfing. Back of the board was either a split tail or straight and unless you were in powder it was a bear to turn.

Burton teamed up with BCs Noboard crew to develop the No Fish Snowboard—a powder board designed to be used without those movement-hindering binding thingies. By using a grippy pad instead of bindings, the No Fish allows you to move around and ride like you were on a surfboard. Just like the Fish, this Burton board includes a fast Sintered WFO Vision base and responsive Powder Fly II wood core. The No Fish also uses an S-Rocker to combine standard and reverse-camber shapes for a unique ride on the white waves.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Who Want To Go Skiing or Snowboarding Now!

It might be the end of summer but with movies like "Come Find Us" who does not want to go skiing or snowboarding. Good things for kids like this, really shows how to push the limit and get you jazzed to get it done.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Innovations by Rossignol :: CHRONO METEO JACKET

When companies push the limit it should make you happy. Rossignol is one of those companies. It seems as though they took a good concept from Swatch, POP Swatch which just had the watch on it, but could be embedded in clothes. So it seems as though Rossignol is trying a similar approach but using high end technology to click in to its jacket.
It's not easy to check your watch when you're on the trail wearing gloves, a fleece, and a protective jacket . Rossignol has found the solution: The Gore Tex® stretch CHRONO METEO jacket with the Pure Mountain Station.
Used alone or slid inside a watertight thermoformed insert worn outside the jacket on the wrist, it combines all the vital features for skiers:
• Barometer mode providing atmospheric pressure, temperature, and weather forecasts
• Altimeter mode to display the altitude in real-time, calculate and record your vertical drop, and measure your performance using a computer
• Digital compass to determine your direction

As the watch is always subject to a fall or extreme conditions, it was designed to be shock proof and weather resistant. The intentionally oversized liquid crystal digits and numbers are easy to read at a glance. It includes a number of other practical features: timer, alarm, etc.
It comes with an accessory kit including leash, desk stand and clip for use in all situations, at home, touring, in the car, in the office, etc. More than just a watch, this is a genuine multi functional screen

Good Stuff Rossignol

Monday, December 01, 2008

ColdAvenger, Stay Out Longer!

Breath freely and without fear of freezing. Designed for a variety of winter outdoor activities where protection from cold is essential. Researched and developed in Northern Rocky Mountain winters and tested in snow and freezing weather, ColdAvenger™ keeps your face warm and dry while helping humidify inhaled air and allowing you to breathe freely. Hey it beat a snorkel and looking funny while skiing or snowboarding.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

IDEA Winner, Wed'ze RNS7 Helmet

Silver Medal winner, COOL, just plain cool. Safety enhanced "Recco" system that makes it easier to find you in case of an avalanche. Its exclusive goggle-fixing system is placed on the side for maximum efficiency; when not worn over the eyes, the mask is locked in place on top of the helmet. A fabric panel covers the ears and neck to keep the wearer warm and comfy, but is easily removed to be cleaned or if warmer conditions dictate.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Inflatable, foldable Rescue Carrier

Now this is just an concept but can this save time getting to a broken person. Here are some stats from NSAA: National Ski Area Association:

Fatalities - According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA): During the past 10 years, about 37.1 people have died skiing/snowboarding per year on average. During the 2006/07 season, 22 fatalities occurred out of the 55.1 million skier/snowboarder days reported for the season. Eighteen of the fatalities were skiers (15 male, 3 female) and 2 of the fatalities were snowboarders, both male. In two of the cases the equipment used was reported as unknown. The rate of fatality converts to .40 per million skier/snowboarder visits.

Serious Injuries - Serious injuries (paraplegics, serious head and other serious injuries) occur at the rate of about 43.7 per year, according to the NSAA. In the 2006/07 season, there were 40 serious injuries. Twenty-four of these serious injuries were skiers (20 males, 4 females) and 16 were snowboarders, (14 male, 2 female). The rate of serious injury in 2006/07 was .73 per million skier/snowboarder visits.

NOTE: A skier/snowboarder visit represents one person visiting a ski area for all or any part of a day or night and includes full-day, half-day, night, complimentary, adult, child, season and any other ticket types that gives one the use of an area's facility."

So the Inflatable Sled to the rescue, you wear it as a backpack then ski to the injured person, unfold and inflate and down the mountain to the hospital you go.
Designer: Janine Züst