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Top 5 Summer Activities for Snowboarders

The best 5 activities you can do now that the snow has melted:

We all dream of snowboarding year round, but it’s just not possible, unless you’re a professional or Jake Burton.  Summer is quickly approaching and will be here before we know it.  To keep you busy and your stoke meter high, we have compiled a list of fun activities for your summertime checklist.

1. Surfing in Jackson Hole

When the snow melts it feeds the Snake River and in certain spots you can catch snowboard legends like Brian Iguchi or even Travis Rice ripping some turns and 360s.   Looks fun, right?

2. Fly Fishing in Park City

Our own Nick Gaddy and Nick Mertes (collectively known as The Nix) caught the fishing bug once the snow melted and slayed some rainbow trout just south of the Provo River.  It’s pretty easy to find a guide and the gear you need all over Utah, but this place is a honey hole.

Fly Fishing Park City, UT

3. Downhill Mountain Biking in Whistler

Sure, you can probably ride around your hometown or you may even have a fun downhill trail that you ride seasonally, but if you really want to have fun, book a trip to Whistler.  It has one of the largest areas to ride with multiple zones to choose from.  Whistler is quickly becoming a destination for mountain bikers around the globe.

4. Camping & Wakeboarding at Lake Powell

One of the best times we’ve ever had was a group camping trip at Lake Powell, AZ.  Seriously, the views and scenery are stunning.  The best part is, if you get two or three of your buddies together, it can be somewhat affordable.  You can rent a ’19 boat and load your camping gear and find the perfect hideaway and it feels like you have the whole lake to yourselves.  Make sure to bring your wakeboards and wakeskates for those early morning butter sessions.  For all your wake needs this summer check out one of our sister sites: BuyWake.com

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5. Skateboarding in Oregon

Seriously…pack the van with your buddies and hit Oregon for a month or more.  There are more legendary skate parks in Oregon then anywhere else in the world.  It’s a skateboarding Mecca and a guaranteed good time.  Make sure you have a list of must visits and then try to hit up random ones along the way.  You will probably never skate them all, but at least you can try, right!

Oregon Skate Park Burnside_Skatepark_Portland,_Oregon  Oregon Skate Park

 

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From Snow season to Spring season: The top 5 things you need!

Wouldn’t you know it, another year of snowboarding has come and gone.  Some of us were treated to 30-40 days of riding and some were lucky to get in one really good week long trip.  Even though everyone didn’t get the really good winter weather we had hoped for we can always count on Spring to warm us up and get outdoors.   Spring is a great time to go camping, fishing, spend time with friends/family, or cross train through wakeboarding.

Here is our Top 5 must haves to transfer into Spring season:

1) Boardshorts

It’s time to retire those snowboard pants and pick up a new pair of boardshorts and kick it in melted snow.  We have a great selection from Billabong, RVCA, Fox, O’Neill and may more.

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2) New T-Shirts (your old ones are funky)

If you are anything like us we’re sure you have a drawer full of t-shirts that can be retired.  Sure there is something about that favorite shirt of yours, but the ten below and above it can go right?  Some of the hottest t-shirts right now are the Volcom x Spitfire “Big Head” and the Altamont “Electric Clouds” tie dye…because tie dye’s are the Jam!  We have some seriously sick shirts from not only the best snow brands, but the best skate companies as well.

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3) Shorts (casual and hybrid)

Sky’s out thigh’s out right?  Sure you can just cut off your jeans and make jorts, but that doesn’t help the fact that your jeans are ruined from winter time partying.   We’re loaded with all the best fits from all the best companies like Matix, RVCA, Brixton, Quiksilver and many more.

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4) Trade those Goggles for Sunglasses

How’s that goggle tan treating you?  The best part about retiring the goggles is you don’t have to worry too much about price.  We have some of the best shades from Glassy and Neff that won’t break the bank and will keep the haters at bay.  Or if you want to shell out a little more, then make sure to checkout the Spy Fold and Electric aviators – look your best!

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5) Switch out hiking boots for skate shoes

How beat are your boots?  Did you get to ride so much that a new pair next season is inevitable?  Who cares – it’s warm and that means it’s time to go skateboarding.  We’re loaded with that new new.  The Supra Stacks go off…all the new Es Skateboarding shoes are sick…Lakai MJ is by far one of our favorites….Adidas Seeley has superb board feel and they are more durable then they look.  Don’t forget we also carry NikeSB, Vans and more.

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Even though the season is coming to close make sure you keep up with us for all your Snowboard needs and Spring/Summer gear!  Follow our FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter @BuySnow

 

Who did it better?

Ok so Instagram has been firing with some killer videos lately.  It’s unfortunate that the US isn’t getting the snow we had hoped for, but as long as the internet is alive there is good riding to be seen.  Take these three videos for example.  Which video do you think did it better?

1) Mike Rave – Insane Backside 180

2) Dan Brisse – Monster Industrial rail and drop

3) Mathieu Crepel – The White Wave

Red Bull Double Pipe| Eddie Wall & Louie Vito

Watch Eddie Wall’s POV through the Double Pipe following Louie Vito in the Red Bull Double Pipe set up.  Honestly we would have liked to see Louie follow Eddie!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Yuki Kadono Stomps Back to Back 1620s – 2015 Burton US Open Slopestyle Finals

Oh and the 2nd one was switch backside 1620 FYI.

Jeremy Jones – Real Snow – Real Life

Look we have always been and will continue to be huge Jeremy Jones fans.  People toss the word legend around a little to often, but when directed towards him it sticks.  The original rail master and now the ultimate front runner in unique street hits, wall rides, roof gaps….Jeremy indeed “Still has it”.

Read this great write up done by Snowboard Magazine “Here to stay” and watch his ESPN Real Street part and give him a vote.

YAWGOONS 13 – Where Style Matters

There is seriously more style and amazing snowboarding coming out of Yawgoo Valley then most major snow resorts.  Of course the Euro carve is all the rage, but this is next level.  Peep the new YAWGOONS 13 edit and play this every time before you go ride!

Snowboarding at Yawgoo Valley with Dylan Gamache, Marcus Rand, and Brian Skorupski
Filming/Editing: Dr. Brendan
Additional Filming: Marcus Rand
Song: Aqualung by Jethro Tull

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