We’re digging the “Because of Snowboarding” series that Ride is producing this year, especially these segments from Hana Beaman and Jake Blauvelt.
A few weeks ago, Amplid announced the release of what they’re claiming as the “Lightest splitboard on Planet Earth.” They’re only making 25 of the limited edition carbon split. Read on for the tech details and more info on the project from Amplid.
[Press Release] Weighing just 2.3kg, the Amplid LAB Carbon Split is the lightest splitboard on Planet Earth. Designed by company founder and owner Peter Bauer as the first release of the hyper-limited LAB series, the Carbon Split uses the most innovative technologies available to shave-off unnecessary weight. Peter, who is no stranger to designing lightweight, high performance snowboards said:
“Experimenting is always exciting; you can’t really predict the outcome. We really didn’t expect to reach such a new weight-benchmark. Cutting weight is easy, losing grams and keeping durability is really tough. Our R&D team feels like alchemists who have discovered the perfect splitboard formula – awesome!!!”
Combining pioneering weight saving materials including a Birch, Balsa and Paulownia wood core and aerospace grade low viscosity epoxy with topsheet free construction has enabled Amplid to skim 200 grams off the previous title holder. The raw, stealth aesthetics … Continued
Here’s the lowdown on Never Summer’s Scavenger Hunt. Registration is underway and ends Nov. 29, so get your team together and sign up for this cool comp. Teams of 3 send in weekly edits of 5 tasks they have completed. For each task points are given, and in the end, the team with the most points will win. First place gets $250 and a choice of snowboard for each team member, 2nd gets a snowboard of choice, and 3rd gets a longboard of choice. One of the teams will also be chosen to join in on the Never Summer X Steamboat Powdercats trip.
Silverton is an awesome place to ride, and apparently a great place to build snowboards, too. Here’s how they do it deep in Colorado’s San Juans.
This will get the heart pumping: Jones’ HIGHER documents hairball, human-powered shred experiences in places near and far, from the Sierra to the Himalaya. We’ll be counting down the days until HIGHER hits the big screen.
Cool to see the Kronicles starting to stack up as we enter year three. The new issue [Winter 2014] is just hitting newsstands and we’re cranking away on a stacked Photo Annual that won’t disappoint. Stay tuned….
DCP is one with the hypnotic rhythms of water and snow, as displayed in his awesome ability to shred waves of all kinds. Be sure to check out Colin Whyte’s full-length DCP profile in the Winter 2014 edition of Kronicle.
“Our job is mixing business with pleasure and the tour is the blender.”
Yeah yeah, we know, there are skiers in this movie. But there are some rad snowboarders ripping it up in Powderwhore’s new flick “Elevation” as well. We caught up with Noah Howell in between tour stops to get the lowdown on the new film and the riders who lit it up for the camera.
Kronicle: What’s life like on tour?
Noah Howell: With our trailer loaded down with swag and A/V gear we set out for 20 days and show the film every night. Then we get a week off and do it again. In total we show the film over 40 times in the greatest towns in the west. From coffee shops to yoga studios, bars and local retailers, we set up wherever we can and it becomes a blur of good beers and great people. Our job is mixing business with pleasure and the tour is the blender.
Kronicle: Are you guys raising hell or what?
The tour is a marathon so we don’t blow it every night trying to sprint to the finish. We pace ourselves and let … Continued
Go behind the boards with Never Summer at their Denver, Colorado factory.
Great to see companies having some fun out there, especially at their own expense. Voilé teamed up with Powderwhore Productions on this self-effacing spoof that reminds us all not too take ourselves too seriously. While Voilé’s name has a french twist, the company builds its boards in Utah’s Wasatch.