RIDE: 2016/2017

The sunny days are getting shorter, those extra short denim cut offs the babes are wearing are getting slightly longer… But one thing is in-between, that would be season we’re in.

With the weeks ahead full of powdery day dreams and coastal mountain soaked dreams (we call those the wet dreams) we’re getting that much closer to being back in the gondolas, on the chairlifts and through or over mountains.

RIDE just launched their 2016/2017 website.

Start your winter frothing.

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Most people are perfectly happy sitting toes in the sand or poolside for the months of summer…but then there are those who can’t shake the thought of snowboarding.

The RIDE crew spent a good chunk of their summer up on a the Mt. Hood glacier searching for bumps to catch air, transition to land in, boards to test and good times to remember.

Film/Edit by Jake Durham

TRANSWORLDSNOWboarding: K2 Cool Bean

Some love from TRANSWORLDSNOWboarding 2016 Tested & Approved!

The K2 Cool Bean had some recognition! The Cool Bean will tear up everything from that fresh groomed corduroy, to those pillow poppin’ occasions. Here’s what TRANSWORLDSNOWboarding Gear Editor, Scott Yorko had to say.

“Unlike some new swallowtails with drastic tail tapers and fat, scoopy noses, you don’t need three feet of pow to have fun on this board. With a 28.7 centimeter waist width, the all-mountain sidecut held up fine on groomers, and the short tail whipped us through tight trees. The extra-wide width did make it lurch a little when laying deep into carves, but other than that it railed. While chopped-tail shapes like this are traditionally small-batch experiments by boutique board builders, it’s telling that a big company like K2 is making a significant investment in the pow vision with thousands of units in major retailers.” – Scott Yorko