The Launch Photo Recap | Snowboarder Mag

The Launch

Snowboarder Magazine’s The Launch event was a breath of fresh air.  For riders earning their stripes the season tends to be congested with contests, organizing bodies, and rules.  While checking in on arrival day the invited congregation let out a harmonious sigh of relief;  the spirit of snowboarding, of freedom and creativity, was sweeping over us, engulfing our souls, and washing our sins.

The stage was set at Snow Summit for four days of ideal southern California ripping.  “Sunny n’ Sick” was easily heard throughout The Launch.  Why wouldn’t it be?  Every day on snow was perfect – the warming sun rays, a gentle breeze, and a light crispness of air that can only be provided by dense pines made The Launch heaven on earth.

Support provided by Oakley

Select images in gallery below | Photos by Matt Guf

Vans Slip Ons Lite Shoes

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The world’s best shoe – Vans Slip Ons

The classic checkerboard patter may catch your eye at first, but the simplistic design, practical comfort, and lightweight appeal of the Vans Slip Ons will grab ahold of your heart.  These may look like a classic, but they’re not – they’ve been updated with 21st century technology.

Elastic mid-step bands allow for easy entry and exit and a subtle amount of padding line the perimeter of the foot opening.  Do they fit snug for their size?  Yes, and for good reason, the canvas weave upper will stretch slight throughout it’s lifetime causing for a perfect worn-in fit.

For a low profile shoe the Vans Slip Ons have an unreal amount of cushioning.  The insole and outsole are made of a lightweight proprietary foam Vans calls Ultra Cush Lite. Ultra Cush Lite provides great shock absorption and virtually zero break-in time.  Out of the box the Vans Slip Ons automatically feel like heaven on earth.

With a skate and beach vibe the Vans Slip Ons stick to grip and leave waffle sole tread patterns in the sand. The slight off-white/ eggshell color tips the hat to the days of yesteryear. Stride with confidence every time you wear the Vans Slip Ons by dressing them up or down and know you’re a step ahead of everyone else.

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Hump Day Giveaway – 3/29/2017

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Hump Day Giveaway

The Hump Day Giveaway is back!  Enter to win a Framed Verdict BMX Bike.  Remember, sharing on Facebook earns you three extra entries for each friend that enters!

The House Outdoor Gear has been providing 35 great years of savings, selection, and service – we want you to win the Framed Verdict BMX Bike by sign up now HERE.

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2017 SIA On Snow Snowboard Village 360 Tour

Take A Stroll Through The Snowboard Village!

Guf walks us around the snowboard village at the 2017 SIA on Snow Demo. Have a look around for sneak peeks at all of the 17/18 gear.

Win A Limited Edition The Fourth Phase Hardcover Book

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Win a limited edition The Fourth Phase hardcover book, a field guide and digital download of the movie! Sign Up Today » Hurry winner will be selected January 31st.