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December Product Review: Stance Snowboard Socks By Trish Wilkinsonsnowboard sock for under $20 is the best you can do. Imagine a snowboard sock that doesn’t slip down and sink below your calves to wrinkle uncomfortably, a sock that is super soft and cushy around your toes and underfoot… But I might be getting ahead of myself. Here are the Top 5 reasons to buy a snowboard sock that is engineered for snowboarding to be worn whilesnowboarding: 1. Technology: Most, if not all, snowboard socks are made with a blend of natural and synthetic fibers to pull moisture (that means sweat) away from your feet and keep your feet from freezing. When you are bundled up in below freezing temperatures and are gettin’ after it on the slopes, the two places your body is dumping most of its heat is out your head and feet. This is also why most beanies are made from synthetic fibers: to pull that moisture away from your skin and store it in the fabric fibers so you don’t feel cold. 2. Comfort: There is no reason to feel like your feet are the itchiest things on the planet because you are wearing your natural wool socks. You can find snowboard socks made with wool (merino, in the case of the afore mentioned Stance line) as well as other fibers to make them non-itchy. 3. Practicality: One pair of thin, technologically current socks will keep your feet warmer on cold days than 2 pair of non-snowsports designated socks. 4. Obvious: Athletic socks are made for use at room temperatures and higher. They are not designed to prevent your sweat from making your feet cold, in fact they are a complement to your body’s own a/c system by keeping your sweat close to your feet to cool them down. That’s why they are usually soaked. 5. The cool factor: Stance makes socks that look and feel fresh. Even if nobody else can see them, you know you got some cool socks under there…. Featuring a host of special features you would never have thought possible for socks, such as: “no lift” heel grip, thermolite, and premium “black sheep” merino wool that boasts a super soft feel with no itch. Also, you get comfort with none of the annoying sock slouch that has plagued snowboarders for decades…none of the blandness prevalent from ski companies forever… socks that you will be able to tell apart from your dad’s socks. Check out bcsurf.com for available styles and Stance.com for care information (because Stance socks don’t like to be thrown in the dryer). Unisex sizes are available in s/m and l/xl. Keep your feet warm, stoke your soulfire on some stylish treats for your feet… or your friend’s feet… or your lover’s feet… or a siblings feet… I promise they will thank you.
Nixon has added to its Chromacoat line with the best looking collection yet: The Milk Collection. Covered in a glossy white finish that resembles the Nixon Elite Class Ceramic line, this coating is actually meant to wear over time, revealing an antiqued gold underneath. This creates a watch that will mature over time and wear with the owner, making a truly unique watch that is completely custom to your lifestyle.Whether you treasure the white and gold look, not wanting to scuff or fade the watch, or you want to give it hell and make it an antiqued masterpiece, the Milk Collection is now available for a limited time. This collection is available online at BCSurf.com, with select other styles available in-store. For more information on the Chromacoat story, hit up Nixonnow.com/chromacoat Available now on BCSurf.com: Nixon Player Watch – All White/Gold – $225 Nixon 42-20 – All White/Gold – $500
Wheel Secrets: Checking the Rebound Factor of longboard wheels and the top five most responsive in tests
Continuing our Wheel Secrets breakdown of how to pick longboard wheels and what goes into them, we move on to the actual materials. Concrete Wave’s Troy Churchill says that materials are the most important part of the equation, and that “you get out what you put in.” Simple concept . . . junk in, junk out.“No matter how good the equipment and tooling is, if the raw urethane is cheap, the wheels will feel dead and have little rebound.” Who cares about rebound? Churchill says that “the rebound is everything.” For those with experience picking out longboard wheels, the bounce factor is an essential step. Basically, it goes a little something like this Read the rest of this entry »
“GoPro Launches 3D HERO® System; World’s Smallest 1080p 3D Camera.”GoPro has recently announced the 3D HERO System, a waterproof 3D for their line of compact 1080p cameras. The new system allows users to combine two cameras into one housing unit, capturing depth and texture that is later edited together with GoPro CineForm Software. This takes the personal filming game to a whole new level, allowing snowboarders, mountain bikers, surfers, party-goers, etc. to create real depth in their footage.
“The 3D HERO System is exciting for a lot of reasons, one of them being that it’s not just a 3D camera. It’s really several cameras in one, depending on how the consumer wants to use it,” says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. “That you can take two GoPro cameras that you would normally use independently and combined them to form a new type of camera, a 3D camera…that’s extremely cool. GoPro is excited to be the first company to build a camera this versatile.”More information to come from GoPro, but for now, the GoPro 3D Hero System includes:
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