One of the benefits of being on the Burton team is you pretty much get unlimited access to new gear, but with so many options, how does one pick? You can either wear everything once, or pick out a handful of key pieces and wear the crap out of them. Picking out six favorite items from the new Burton Spring/Summer line must have been tough for Kimmy Fasani, but it looks like she has a well-rounded collection with her this season.
Driving around northern California’s Lake Tahoe is a veritable history museum for some of the most famous snowboard spots ever caught on film. It’s rumored that Jacques Cousteau visited Lake Tahoe’s icy depths and said that “the world is not ready to see what’s on the bottom,” but lucky for snowboarding, there are a lot of famous spots above lake level. A scenic drive over Mt. Rose or around nearby Donner Lake could easily be a snowboarding memorial to anyone with a keen eye or knowledgeable tour guide.
Going to a summer snowboard camp isn’t just a place to progress your skills while everyone else is working their Xbox controller, or getting a chance to meet your favorite pro shred, it’s a good way for your parents to not have to deal with you moping around the house all summer. Here are some reasons to remember next time you start begging your parents for a trip to summer snowboard camp.
Ever wonder how courses for events like the X Games or the Burton US Open are made? How about moving around all those rails, stairs, and wallrides? Well, it’s a lot more technical and a lot harder than the Snow Park Technologies crew make it look. In the new National Geographic Channel series, Mountain Movers, take a ride in the cat with SPT as they travel the country setting up the most insane and progressive parks, all on a tight deadline.
Bet you never thought you’d be reading a story about the garbage cans at Burton, but let’s face it, having one of those little garbage cans by your desk is really convenient and easy. You just throw everything in there, not really thinking about it, and then it’s gone by morning. But that convenience creates an un-sortable mix of compostable garbage, recyclables, and actual trash, so it all just ends up in the dumpster, and in turn, the landfill.
Ever been to Snowboarder Mag’s Superpark? Probably not, since it’s pretty much invite-only, but this year you can almost be there. Starting Tuesday, watch all the hottest snowboard action go down, live, on the internet, over the course of the three days. Witness snowboard progression at the moment it happens and see the riding of Mark McMorris, Mikkel Bang, Danny Davis, Alek Østreng, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss,
A feather in the cap of the man who has had such an influence on snowboarding, and not much of a surprise to most snowboarders, Craig Kelly was just inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. As only the third snowboarding honoree to be elected, Craig keeps good company alongside the other two snowboarding members: Jake and Donna Carpenter.
While filming for the new Burton movie in Switzerland, Mikey Rencz posted an Instagram where it looked like he was about to drop a line on an 86′ Burton Backhill. Since Mikey usually rides the Sherlock, we needed a little more info on what was going on here.
If there is one thing Burton employees like next to snowboarding, it’s bikes…and beers. OK, so maybe there are two things they like second to snowboarding. Last year, Burton placed second (to a bike company) in the National Bike Challenge, a company contest that tracks employee’s bike usage. Seems fitting, but it’d still be pretty cool to beat them this year. In order to gear up for the coming bike season, Burton hosted a Bikes and Brews kickoff event.
If the 2013 Easy Livin’ Grateful Dead graphic, the future Jimi Hendrix graphic on the 2014 Easy Livin’, or Danny Davis‘ involvement in the annual Frendly Gathering festival weren’t enough to prove he’s a fan of music, he put together this well-curated playlist of what he’s into right now. Maybe you’ve heard of some of [...]
Depending on where you live, spring can mean a lot of things: sunshine, warm temps and less clothing or rain jackets, boots, and more clothing. Burton knows the importance of having rainwear that not only keeps you dry, but also from looking like some kind of nerd. Here is a collection of rainwear from the new Spring/Summer line that will keep you dry and scoring style points along the way.
The Frendly Gathering is coming back to Timber Ridge in Windham, VT, this June 28-29. If you didn’t go last year, we suggest you go this year, because it looks like a lot of fun. Come to see an amazing line up of bands and DJ’s, and enjoy camping, yoga, skateboarding, hiking, swimming, and amazing [...]
In Part 2 of this two-part series, resident Burton archivist, Todd Kohlman, finishes picking his favorite iconic graphics of all time. Go here to read Part 1 if you missed it, then see what the rest of his favorite graphics are. Complete with quotes, historical perspective, and insight from the riders, designers, and artists that made these boards. This is not an article to miss.
Want to know what it’s like to ride at Ethan Deiss’ 260-foot home hill of Trollhaugen, WI? Well, for starters, it’s quick. Tag along with Ethan for three quick laps through his home park, without ever even unstrapping.
It’s no question that Shaun White is a busy guy, so even getting a few minutes of his time is a pretty tall order. Coming off a win at the Burton US Open, Shaun is in full training mode for next season already, and putting a tremble in some slopestyle rider’s boots. Find out what Shaun’s plans for the summer might entail and how adding some Shake Weight skills the bag of tricks could possibly help off-season training.
There have been a lot of Burton boards over the years, some with better graphics than others, and a handful featuring some of the most iconic graphics ever as well. For resident Burton archivist, Todd Kohlman, picking his top 13 was like asking him to pick a favorite child. In this Part 1 of a two-part feature, Todd picks his top 13 iconic graphics, along with a history of why the graphic is important, as well as never-before-heard quotes from the artists, designers, and riders who helped to make them.
Even though the 2014 Sochi Olympics are still a ways away, Mark McMorris is already getting a lot of attention about what he could do for his native Canada. At a recent shoot in Whistler, Mark demonstrated some of the skills that are making him Canada’s Olympic poster-child. Olympics or not, Mark looks pretty good in the air, and here’s proof.
Recently sidelined by a minor injury, Mark Sollors can’t help but start to think about summer vacation, even though it’s looking like a quick recovery will still get him some backcountry filming time this season. A chance to catch up with Mark led to us finding out about his dirt biking skills, what it was like to be in Playboy Magazine, and what he’s looking forward to doing in Whistler this summer.
Always a quick way to get an honest answer, this word association worked wonders on Christian Haller as he wrote the first thing that came to mind for some of his fellow team riders. Find out who has the veggie powered flow in this look into the man’s mind.
Zak Hale is at Bear Mountain right now for The Launch, presented by Snowboarder Mag, and took a quick warm-up lap through the park. Not only does that setup look super fun, but Zak makes good work of it on the way down. You know…warm-up run…must be nice!