Thoughts: It’s been a long year

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Hey everyone, that is, if anyone still visits heh. I’ve neglected posting as I’ve been working on my new company, and other ventures, but I’m still out riding quite a bit. I grabbed the new NeverSummer Twenty Five, which I’ll be posting some thoughts on shortly. I’m still riding mostly 686 outerwear, but looking to expand beyond them to some other brands, which may even include some Burton outerwear. I’m curious to also check out Burton’s new “step in” bindings I’ve been seeing articles about, as that may be interesting, or a complete disaster heh. The snow is finally starting to show promise here in Colorado, although we’ve had some good early season POW days, the base is still a bit low for what it should be. It’s definitely “old stick” time with me rocking the 09 NS Legacy during this time of the season as my go to board. How’s the snow elsewhere for you?

Get out there and make some turns. I’ll blog more as I can, especially reviews.

2016 and Forward

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Wow, it’s been quite a bit since I’ve updated the site. My apologies on that, works been crazy. I wanted to post today, as I’ve been up riding quite a bit, and again, as a bigger guy, figured my opinions, or thoughts may help some of those other riders out there. One thing that’s annoyed me lately is finding a helmet that fits properly again. Pro-Tec was sold, and the Vigilante is no longer made, nor do they show any “snow” helmets on the website anymore. I’ll look into that as the season progresses.

Today I ventured up to A-Basin with a good friend Scott, who was planks today. I took up a 169 Skunk Ape C2 BTX board, and I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying this board right now. It’s really railing into the turns, and carving like a dream. I am still riding Flow NX2-RS bindings for the most part, but venture out to try the new offerings from Rome, and Union as well. I’ll work on posting more to the site this season, including the upcoming Never Summer line-up, changes etc. Get out there, and make some turns, the conditions here in Colorado are pretty solid.

Cheers!
JT

Review: Never Summer Chairman X 169

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Change is inevitable, especially in our industry.  I was, and still am a big fan of the Never Summer Titan.  I loved the Raptor X, and was excited to get my hands on the replacement of this fine lineage.. the Chairman.   Vince at Never Summer was gracious enough to let me borrow a board for some riding.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the board, riding with Flow NX2-GT bindings, and Union Chargers, and honestly, well let’s just jump into it.