SIA 2014

PaddyO Checks Out New Gear, Things Get Weird

Denver once again hosted the ultimate snow industry trade show, SnowSports Industries of America, this past January. In 2014, SIA celebrated 60 years of bringing snow junkies of all kinds together to premiere the latest and greatest in innovations and updates on equipment. The new gear for the 2015 Ski Season was exceptional. Ski companies have refined rocker profiles and smoothed out lines to create the most versatile planks the mountain has ever seen. Boots have increased comfort while focusing on power transfer and performance. Bindings are sleek, burly, and featherlight. Apparel is on the high end of tech yet has a street savvy look. The Show was incredible and turned my stoke meter to 11. I ran around for four days talking shop and learning about next years gear. Luckily, the camera was rolling for all of it and caught some of the weirdness that occurs at event like SIA: a star struck interview with Glen Plake, internal mustache dialogue, rants on skinny jeans, and, of course, girls in bikinis. Above is a little humorous teaser edit. Check out the new gear and general goofiness. Keep it locked in with The House for more gear reveals from the show. More to come, very soon!!! Now go out there and ski something gnarly!

We Are Skiing

A lil James Dean impression, starstruck with Glen Plake, and turnin’ it on with the bikini-clad Dot Dash girls

2015 Burton Snowboard Boots

2015 Burton Snowboard Boots Hero v2

The 2015 Burton Snowboard Boots are looking better than ever.  Why wouldn’t they?  Burton didn’t just perfect the snowboard specific boot, they invented it, and since day one they have continuously pushed what it takes to make feet happy.

2015 Salomon Sneak Peak

SIA 2014 Previews The Goods From Salomon

 

Here is a sneak peak at a few of my favorite new offerings from Salomon for the 2015 season. Salomon just debuted new gear at the 60th SnowSports Industries of America Trade Show in Denver, CO. The show was incredible and filled with great new product. Salomon definitely caught my eye with updates to the award winning Q Series and Rocker2 Series. The Quest Pro 130 Ski Boot is incredibly lightweight but super burly. The standout for me was the updated Bobby Brown Pro Model, the 2015 NFX or No Fucking Excuses. It is sturdy and damp underfoot but lively in the tip and tail. It is the absolute park and pipe weapon for the 2015 Season. It also has the coolest name of any ski at the show.

Keep it locked with The House for more sneak peaks and edits premiering 2015 gear. Stay tuned!!!

2015 Anon Helmets

Anon Hero

If you thought that this season’s Anon Goggle/Helmet A2 Collection was great wait until you see the gallery below of the 2015 Anon Helmets.  For over a decade Anon has challenged the competition by pushing the limits of design, style, and technical execution.  Inspired by the demands of the most elite riders in the world, Anon’s progressive design concepts ensure that every product delivers an unparalleled riding experience – all while giving every rider the ability to make their own style statement.

 

 

 

PaddyO Shreds Copper Mountain

SIA 2014 On Snow Demo

I just got back from one of the most exciting and smile inducing trips of my life. I was sent out to SIA to check out all the sneak peaks of 2015 gear: skis, boots, bindings, apparel, you name it— it was there. The show in Denver was incredible and my skiing appetite was in a ravenous fervor. Mother Nature decided to tease us all as we were inside the Denver Convention Center talking about skiing. She deposited a huge storm across Colorado. Luckily for us Copper Mountain was hosting the On Snow Demo, had received a hefty fresh blanket of white, and was continuing to accumulate. The conditions were perfect to click into brand new skis for next years season. Here’s a quick little teaser edit. Keep it locked with The House to find out my picks and favorites for the 2015 Season. More to come!!!

Big thanks to Nick from K2, Nick and Sam from Nordica, and Mr. Matt Sterbenz himself from 4FRNT. It was a blast skiing with y’all…and oooohhhhweee those skis!!! Thanks Copper for hosting such an awesome event. Can’t wait to get back!