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2012 Ride Snowboards & Cappel Preview

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What does Ride have on tap for 2012? We got to check it out at SIA! New stuff for 2012 includes the Farah board, Fame bindngs, and a helmet line.

Here is a preview of what’s in store for next season. Click on a thumbnail to see full size.

Burton Gets Married to the Mob

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What happens when Burton hooks up with New York based streetwear brand Married to the Mob? The result is a stylish collection of softgoods and a board with a edge not usually associated with Burton.

The 2011 Burton x Married to the Mob collab is a capsule collection of 4 jackets, 1 pant, pipe gloves, a beanie, and a board. The line features the signature Mob love letter print as well as their catchphrase ‘Well Behaved Bitches Seldom Make History.”

 

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Burton Releases TRON Boot

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Burton has teamed up with Disney to make a boot inspired by the upcoming film TRON: Legacy.  “I’ve always been a huge TRON fan since the original came out,” says Greg Dacyshyn, Chief Creative Officer of Burton Snowboards.  “Working with Disney on the design of this boot was definitely a cool experience because the visual style, holograms and high-tech look of TRON really translated well into our snowboard boot design. The Raptor style is a sick new boot, and the TRON version brings it to the next level. Can’t wait to see these boots on the mountain, and of course we’re all amped to see the newflick.”

Anne-Flore Marxer’s Swatch Watch Collection

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Swatch has just launched the Anne-Flore Marxer pro-model collection of watched. It includes 5 models: “Charge Time”, “Cliff Drop”, “Laugh Time”, “Powder Turn”, “Dance Time”, and “Pow Slash”. The “Pow Slash” model includes Swatch’s Snowpass technology that lets you use your watch as a lift ticket at some resorts.

Gear geek: Should I Vavavoom?

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Dear Gear Geek,

I am wondering what board I should get for the upcoming season. Last season I rode the Roxy Ollie Pop 148 and I liked it very much. Sadly, an insert broke and I couldn’t get a replacement board since it was already the end of the season.

I have been snowboarding for 15 years, I’m 168 cm tall and weigh 60 kilograms. I am looking for a board that can handle a lot of flatland tricks, a bit of park and also powder. I like to go fast and still feel in control. I love to play around.

Gear Geek: Bindings & the Channel

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Dear Gear Geek,

I’m thinking about buying new Burton Feelgood, but I’d like to use my old bindings on it. Will it work the Channel mounting system?

sincerely,

Wants to Feelgood

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:63:]]Dear Wants to Feelgood,

This question is hard to answer without knowing exactly what bindings you are using. So I’ll cover a few options.

But first let me do a little background on The Channel for those unfamiliar with the system. Burton debuted this system in 2006 with a limited late release Jeremy Jones Pro Model. It went mainstream in 2007 with several boards in their lineup, including the women’s Stria, utilizing ICS.