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Ride Snowboards Launches 2010-2011 Website with Online Shopping

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Ride Snowboards has just launched their 2010-2011 website. So now you can drool over next season’s gear before it’s even officially summer! They’ve also quietly added a new feature – online shopping! You can buy hardgoods and softgoods through Ride’s website.Check it out at http://www.ridesnowboards.com

Ride Snowboards has just launched their 2010-2011 website. So now you can drool over next season’s gear before it’s even officially summer! They’ve also quietly added a new feature – online shopping! You can buy hardgoods and softgoods through Ride’s website.

Check it out at http://www.ridesnowboards.com

Smelly Helmets Let You Know They’re Damaged

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You probably know that when your helmet is damaged it needs to be replaced, but how do you know when it is damaged?

You probably know that when your helmet is damaged it needs to be replaced, but how do you know when it is damaged? One day it might be that your nose knows.

German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials are working on developing a bike helmet that emits and odor when the structure is damaged. Basically stinky capsules are injected into the helmet material. When the protective shell is broken and the material is damaged the capsules break releasing the odor.

Maybe this will make it to snowboard helmets, and who says it has to be a bad smell? I’d suggest using the odor of  Belgian waffles. Mmmm….waffles.

Board Buying Tips from Boardjoy.com

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Donna from Boardjoy.com, an online marketplace for boardsports gear, is our guest blogger this week. Read on to see her advice on what to look out for when buying a used board.

10 Big Trends for 2011 Snowboard Gear

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We are in the middle of the 2010 snowboard season but we thought you might like a sneak peak at what’s going to be hot in 2011. The SIA Trade show took place at the end of January and we got a look at all the goodies for next year. We’ll be bringing you a peek at each brand, but we’ve rounded up some of the big trends.

Shred-a-Porter: Ombres

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Shred-a-Porter shows you softgoods that let you bring a high fashion look to the slopes. The first trend covered for 2009-2010 is OMBRE.

The ombre trend made its debut for Fall 2007 and its still. Designers like Prada, Herve Leger and Alberta Ferretti have all used ombre in their lines.

This trend, which involves colors that gradually fade into one another, has finally hit the snowboard industry. Here’s a glance at few companies making use of this trend.

Powderroom Holiday Guide: Great Gifts Under $75

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The holiday season is upon us! Do you need help writing your Christmas list or better yet picking out a gift for that awesome girl in your life? Powderroom is here to help!

Check out our Gift Guide to get ideas for great gear that will fit your budget. From baselayers to headphones to handbags – we’ve got you covered.

We’re kicking it off with gifts under $75 that are sure to please.

2010 Outerwear Trend Report: Mad for Plaid

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Plaids aren’t a new trend. Every season there are a few companies offering plaids, but never have we seen so many eye popping options! When we were at SIA last January one company told us that plaids were recession proof, which might explain why pretty much every company has at least one plaid jacket and/or pants in their collections this season.

With plaids ranging from subtle to bold, big to small, and classic to crazy – there is pretty much a plaid for everyone.

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School of Rocker

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2010 is the year of reverse camber boards. What seemed like a gimmick last season has turned into a major technology trend sweeping the industry. Nearly every company is offering a board with reverse camber this season yet they are all called something different.  Are you confused? Do you want to understand this whole reverse camber thing?