The Ride Ninja Helmet is a great audio enabled helmet. It is super comfortable and has a furry interior for extra warmth on the cold days. It also vents your goggles really well. On the front of the helmet there are holes that are designed to allow for the goggles to vent out the top. I found that it worked nicely. In the past I have worn helmets that block ed the top venting on my goggles and they fogged right up. I think the best feature on this snowboard helmet is the Dialed In fir system that Ride Snowboards uses. A dial at the rear tightens it till you get a good custom fit.
Besides the good fit and venting the audio sounds great. The ear flaps have the speakers built right in. So all you got to do is plugin your tunes and your set. I find it is a great defense for talking to boring old skiers.
If you are in the market for a new helmet the Ride Ninja Helmet is defiantly one to consider. I give it a thumbs up. So get one right here at EternalSnow.com.
With ski resorts getting busier and busier these days more people are heading to the backcounrty. K2 has a long history of blazing trail out of bounds. The K2 Panoramic is their flagship splitboard. This board is built for out of bounds riding. It has a big spoon nose and a taper tail so it floats like crazy in the powder. This board uses the Voile split system which is regarded as the best in the industry. The system allows for the board to still have a ton of torsional rigidity even though it is a splitboard. This is huge because i have ridden boards that did not have the Voile setup and the board really felt like it was split in two. With the Voile mounting system you know your on a splitboard but it feels much more solid. The Panoramic is solid at high speeds even for a splitboard.
I think one of the best parts of this board is K2 integrated skin system. The connection that the skin makes with the bottom of the board is much cleaner than a regular skin. The biggest improvement is that snow has a much harder time finding its way between the board and skin.
Why splitboard you ask. Well there is a secret that rondane and telemark skiers have known about for years. SKINS. Skinning is by far a faster mode of transportation than snowshoe. Most of all it takes substantially less energy. So you will still be able to shred after you have hiked for hours to get that perfect line.
The K2 Panormaic package is the way to go if you are just getting your first splitboard setup, it is a no brainer. We have the K2 Panoramic Snowboard in a kit that includes the Voile mounting hardware and skins so all you need to do is slap your bindings on and go. We also have the K2 Panoramic and other splitboards available as a stand alone if you already have the hardware and skins.
Well Boreal had their opening weekend festivities already, and we are stoked! Whats better is the edits are starting to get made. Here is one from our friend Tanner Misono. Technine Snowboards.
Filmed/Edited by Tanner Misono
Rider appearances: Matty Britton, Brenton Aikin, Collin Lucier, Luke Kelly, Ryland West, Kieth Rutherford, Johnny Lucero, Tyler Thompsen, Tanner Misono, and Michael Ballew.
Eternal Skate Team member and all around good guy, Glynn Osburn has been putting some serious hours up at Woodward Tahoe this summer. Peep his edit. It is rad!
Filmed and Edited by Ryan Hackbarth.
The snow has not even hit the ground and Eternal’s very own Chas Guldemond is already starting off the season with a win. Chas just got back to the states after winning the biggest event in Zurich, Switzerland the Freestyle.ch. Check out some of the highlights. Congrats Chas!!
And his winning run!
Congratulations to the winner of the Nixon Unit Watch, Mark P. of California! All he had to do to win was sign up. This month we are giving away a pair of Skullcandy Mix Master headphones, valued at $299. To put your name in the pot just click here to enter.
Alice Gong, Eternal Am Team Member, was fortunate enough to make it down for some summer shred in South America armed with her trusty Bataleon Snowboard, all while we were all stuck in the office
Here are words and pics from Alice herself.
“Hey friends! I just got back from my first South American snowboard adventure!
Like most of North America, Chile had a pretty rough snow season. After a month of no snow, finally there was a blanket of fresh that day at Valle Nevado!
Even without pow there are always sunny park days to enjoy. This was El Colorado’s Rey del Park (King of the Park) contest, a three part event with a big air, rail jam and a slope style.
With all the snow melting fast the beginning of September we hit the back country. An hour and a half hike out of La Parva resort we found this….
This was the first chute I have ever ridden!
And the next day we hiked a little further and found more…
A little exploring in the company of good friends got me to these excellent turns! Though mother nature didn’t provide us as much snow as other years, she gave us plenty to have tons fun!”
~Words By Alice Gong