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Endeavor High5 Makes the top five!

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The Top 5 All Mountain Freestyle Snowboards For 2017

Have you ever wondered what makes a snowboard an “all mountain freestyle” deck? As if there’s some magical quantifiable idea that sets it apart from say a park, powder, jib or freeride deck? Well the news is there really isn’t, it’s a broad term to give to boards that are versatile at any and all terrain.

2017 was much like any other year we’ve ridden and reviewed boards. I personally rode more boards than any person ever should and because of that I’m able to make lists like this one that showcase the top boards that fit this specific category we call All Mountain Freestyle.

The Endeavor High Five – Possibly the most Canadian brand we’ve ever reviewed and one of the best. Endeavor has made leaps and bounds to integrate technology into their decks, some of it borrowed from others, and some of it their own. They’ve also done a great job of breaking their price points and tech done so it’s easily understood. The High Five is a board that everyone could ride and have a fun day on. This is why I chose it as a top pick.

Read the full article over at Angry Snowboarder

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2017 Endeavor Clout Snowboard Review

Board: Endeavor Clout

Size: 156

Camber Option: 3D Camber with Raised Contacts. Traditional camber with the contact points beveled on the base. 

Bindings: K2 Indy 

Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10 

My Weight: 177lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: 10 inches of fresh snow over the last 24 hour period, sunny skies with some clouds, colder temps, and no wind. 

Flex: This board is just a hair past a middle of the road flex. There’s a sweet spot in the tips that has an abundance of flex, it stiffens up back through the insert area to the middle where that softens up as well. There’s a medium bit of torsional flex as well. Overall it’s an all mountain flex that feels like you’ve ridden it a hundred times making it smooth and consistent. 

Stability: The variable terrain and snowpack made it great for testing out its stability. Riding through chunder, blown out wind lips, and moguls I can safely say this board sucked it all up and pressed on. Rarely did I feel any chatter happening throughout the deck and when I did it was usually in the tips and only on firm to icy groomers. 

Ollies: This board has some serious snap in it. Load up the camber and prepare yourself to ollie over anything in your path. Sidehits and rollers became mini jumps to snap off of. The one thing I will say is that if you don’t load up the camber you’re not getting pop, so it is a board you need to be on top of when riding. 

Pop On Jumps: This board is at home hitting jumps. It has the power and finesse you want when coming into a lip to boost off it. Just bring your A game.

Read the full review over at http://www.angrysnowboarder.com/2017-endeavor-clout-snowboard-review/

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Andy Nudds - Afterlife Full Part Online for only 48 hours

Watch Andy Nudds's full part from the Afterlife movie free only for 48 hours. Get the full movie here: vimeo.com/ondemand/afterlifemovie

The fourth film from the Grindhouse crew. This year the crew filmed across Finland and Austria to bring a mix of backcountry and street riding. This years crew features some familiar faces as well as some new ones from Finland.

Riders: Andy Nudds, Janne Lipsanen, Antti Jussila, Jonny Pickup, Zakke, Petrus Koskinen, Jamie Nicholls, Niko Länsiö and friends.

Produced, filmed & edited by Jamie Durham.

Presented by Monster Energy

Supported by Endeavor Snowboards, K2 Snowboards, Rome Snowboards & Smokin Snowboards. 

Media Partners: TWSnow, Method Mag, The Reason Magazine, Whitelines, Onboard, Pyramid Mag.

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Instagram @GrindhouseSnow

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2017 Endeavor Live Snowboard Review

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, firm fast snow, and a little wind. Perfect spring conditions. 

Flex: A slightly softer than middle of the road flex is what makes up this board. It’s got play in the tips, stiffer under foot, and then softer in the middle again. The torsional flex is highly abundant. 

Stability: It’s a very lively board which doesn’t make it damp. You will feel vibrations in the snow, you will feel variations in terrain, basically this board will make you feel. Getting into frozen chunder the tips get bucked around at high speeds. 

Ollies: This board did have some serious snap though. You could really load it up and boost to the moon if you wanted. It was playful yet precise when initiating it. 

Pop On Jumps: The lip of the jump and this boards flex/camber profile are good friends. It’s got enough boost to send you to the knuckle or sweet spot and yet still has that easy to initiate pop you want where you don’t have to concentrate on if it’s loaded up or not. 

Butterability: The tips are playful and really let you bend it any which way you want when you’re buttering. The sweet spot for presses is decently sized and allows for you to lock in and still get snap out when needed.

Read the full review over at Angrysnowboarder.com

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LONG-RANGE FORECAST 2017

The long-range weather forecast for 2017 including winter 2016-2017 forecast has been issued by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

There have been many almanacs over the years, but only one Old Farmer’s Almanac—North America’s biggest, best-selling, and oldest almanac since George Washington’s time as president of the U.S.!

For 225 years, we have been forecasting weather with amazing accuracy at times. Our historical average rate for “forecasting the direction of temperature and precipitation from normal” is 80%. In every annual edition, we publish our accuracy from the year before, good or bad.  See how we predict the weather.

GENERAL LONG-RANGE WEATHER 2017

Get ready for a shift from last year!  For the winter of 2016–2017, we expect temperatures to be much colder than last winter but still above normal. Winter 2017 will also feature below-normal snowfall overall; the snowy exception is the northern tier of the U.S., which can expect to be blanketed in white.

  • Winter will be colder in much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation. Exceptions will be in a swatch from North Dakota to Maine, which will have below-normal temperatures. Most of the Pacific states will have below-normal temperatures, with above-normal temperatures in the Intermountain region and Desert Southwest.
  • Snowfall will be above normal from southern New England and western New York southward through the Appalachians, but not in northern New England. Snowfall with also be above what’s typical from eastern Minnesota to the UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan and southward to St. Louis, Missouri; and from central North Dakota westward to the Pacific. We expect below-normal snowfall in most other places that normally receive snow.
  • Precipitation will be below normal across most of the southern two-thirds of the nation. However, precipitation will be above normal in the North, with the primary exceptions being above-normal rainfall in northern California, southern Oregon, portions of the western Lower Lakes region, and Florida. With rainfall below normal in most of California, the drought there will continue.
  • In Canada, brace for more snow and colder-than-average temperatures throughout most parts of the country. The exceptions to the winter of white will be Manitoba, portions of Saskatchewan, and northern sections across the land. While snowfall will generally be below normal in these areas, temperatures will remain chilly

Read the stuff forecast here.

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New resort in BC?

ANCOUVER – Valemount Glacier Destinations Ltd. received its Master Plan approval today from the British Columbia government.

According to Tommaso Oberti of Oberti Resort Design and the Pheidias Group, “Valemount Glacier Destinations will feature some of the most impressive viewpoints for sightseeing in North America. It also opens lift access to one of the best snow zones and reliable climates for snowsports on the continent.” A modern lift system designed for both sightseers and skiers will bring visitors to the summits of Mount Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Twilight Glacier, Glacier Ridge and Mount Arthur Meighen. “It will be a true multi-peak experience surrounded by stunning glaciers,” continues Oberti. “The project embodies the best of B.C. – environmentally sustainable design coupled with some of the best vistas and mountain experiences in the world.”

The Master Plan envisions a new, iconic mountain sightseeing and sporting destination in Canada. At build-out, it will provide sustainable public access to large glaciers at over 3,000 meters (9,850 feet) elevation – the only such access in North America – and will have a vertical drop of approximately 2,050 meters (6,726 feet), the largest in North America and third largest in the world. It is expected to become a major sightseeing and year-round skiing destination welcoming visitors from the nearby National Parks and from around the world.  This is one of the rare available sites for new mountain resort developments in North America.

The project team thanks Minister Shirley Bond (Prince George – Valemount MLA), and the Mountain Resorts Branch for today’s announcement, which is the culmination of four years of tireless work together with the proponent group.

Valemount Glacier Destinations has drawn unprecedented public support over many open houses and public meetings. “It has been inspiring to work with our partners, the local people who will be welcoming visitors to their magnificent land. We thank Valemount mayor Jeanette Townsend and her Council, former mayors Andru McCracken and Bob Smith, McBride mayor Lorrane Martin, the Valemount Ski Society and the people of Valemount and the Robson Valley, whose initiative and enthusiasm have been a major driving force,” says Oberti.

The project is located in the Premier Range, within the traditional territory of the Simpcw First Nation, whose support and partnership have been integral to the project since its beginning. “We have appreciated that Chief Nathan Matthew has seen the promise of a significant tourism destination to enhance the prospects of the Simpcw”, says Oberti. Already, the Simpcw people have contributed extensive work through Estsek, their environmental consulting company.

Read full story here

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2017 Endeavor KTV Snowboard Review

Board: Endeavor KTV

Size: 152

Camber Option: Flat Camber with Raised Contacts. A flat to rocker profile. 

Bindings: K2 Indy 

Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10 

My Weight: 177lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, no wind, brisk but warm temps, and perfect hero snow. 

Flex: This board is every so slightly past a middle of the road flex. There’s just a bit more give in the tips than under foot and through the middle. The torsional give is there but not highly abundant. 

Stability: For being so small this board was actually relatively stable. It absorbed chatter and the deep ruts in the snow with ease. On edge it never wanted to wash out. 

Ollies: The snap out of this deck was superb. It loaded up relatively easily and when it popped you would boost. Hitting side hits, rollers, and natural features you could count on this board to get it done. 

Pop On Jumps: Sending a jump was easy with this board. It set up perfectly and just went for it without faltering. 

Butterability: The tips do take a bit more effort to press into, but once you find the sweet spot you’re golden. It would lock in and do what you needed it to do.

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2017 Endeavor Vice Snowboard Review

Board: Endeavor Vice

Size: 150

Camber Option: Flat camber with raised contact points. Just like it sounds. 

Bindings: K2 Lien AT

Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy 

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10 

My Weight: 177lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird spring conditions with snow that was heavy and fast. 

Flex: Stiffer than a jib noodle but softer than an all around park deck. The board had a lot of play in the tips, stiffer under foot and through the middle, and a lot of torsional flex. 

Stability: The idea of stability on this deck can be tossed out the window. This board feels everything and will buck you if you charge mach 10 through a chunder field. 

Ollies: When it came to popping off rollers, side hits, and flats this board actually had a lot of snap. You could really load it up and boost.

Pop On Jumps: Small to medium-ish sized jumps are this decks friend. Anything more and you’re going to be asking for problem. It has ample amount of pop to get you to the landing but it’s not the best deck for jumping.

Read full review over at AngrySnowboarder

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2017 Endeavor High Five Snowboard Review

Board: Endeavor High Five 

Size: 155

Camber Option: Traditional camber with raised contact points. Traditional camber with a slight rocker in the nose. 

Bindings: K2 Lien AT

Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy 

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10 

My Weight: 177lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Heavy spring snow showers, frozen chunder, deep snow in spots, low visibility, high winds, and pockets of sunshine at times. 

Flex: This board comes in at just past a middle of the road all mountain flex making it stiffer under foot with just a bit more play in the tips. The torsional give is there, but not overly abundant. 

Stability: This board is lively yet damp and stable. It doesn’t buckle or chatter at speeds in any type of variable terrain and pushes through crud with ease.

Read full review over at AngrySnowboarder

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THE MANBOYS MOVIE: Snowboard Trailer - Shred Bots

THE MANBOYS MOVIE: Snowboard Trailer. The boys are back at it this year with a couple of new friends and a whole new project. Here's a sneak peek of the movie that will definitely, but not actually, blow your socks off. Enjoy and stay tuned for more from The Manboys!

Starring:
Chris Rasman
Rusty Ockenden
Craig McMorris
Jody Wachniak
Matt Belzile
Anto Chamberland
Mark Sollors

Filmed by:
Nate Laverty
Mat Gibo

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BUY A 2016 ENDEAVOR SNOWBOARD, WIN YOUR PURCHASE BACK IN CASH

Purchase any 2016 Endeavor Snowboard from The Source (online or in store) from now until Monday, February 15, and you will be entered into a random draw to Win Back Your Snowboard Purchase In Cash!

Plus:  Receive a Free Source S1 Airhole with every 2016 Endeavor Snowboard Purchased Online or In Store.

The Winner of the Random Draw will be announced Tuesday, February 16 on the Source Facebook PageThe Source Instagram and here on the Source Blog.

Click Here to Purchase a 206 Endeavor Snowboard from SourceBoards.com

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2016 Endeavor Vice Snowboard Review

Endeavor Vice Snowboard Review - BoardInsiders.com

Published on Nov 11, 2015

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2016 Endeavor Vice Snowboard Review

This season we tested more flat snowboards than ever. The 2016 Endeavor Vice snowboard was like many of them--jib friendly--but also floated well in the pow. 

For the full review head over to http://www.boardinsiders.com/2016-end...

Location:
Timberline Lodge, OR http://www.timberlinelodge.com

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13TH!

Big White will open the resort at 8:45am Friday November 13th   for the 2015/16 season . Expected to operate are the Ridge Rocket Express Quad chair, the Plaza Quad chair and Lara's Gondola. Runs include Highway 33, Serwa's, Easy Out, Easy Street and Hummingbird.

Read more here.
http://www.bigwhite.com/csc/

 

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Ozzy Series

Ozzy and Randy, 1982 Photographed in Chicago by Paul Natkin

Ozzy and Randy, 1982 Photographed in Chicago by Paul Natkin

Continuing our music inspired collaboration boards we present Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy is an English vocalist and songwriter. He rose to prominance in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the rock band Black Sabbath, whose sound was influential to the development of heavy metal. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 but has since had a successful solo career releasing 11 studio albums. The first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the U.S. He has reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions such as recording the album 13 in 2013.

Osbourne’s longevity and success have earned him the informal title of “Godfather of Heavy Metal”

Tribute is a live album featuring Ozzy’s work with hard rock guitarist Randy Rhoads, in whose honor the album was released in 1987, 5 years after his passing.

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RUN DMC Series

Run DMC Photographed in Paris by Ricky Powell

Run DMC Photographed in Paris by Ricky Powell

Endeavor is proud to launch another season of music inspired snowboards. Run DMC is an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. Run DMC is one of the best-known hip hop acts of the 1980s who, along with LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy, signified the advent of the new school of hip hop music.

They were the first group in the genre to have a gold album (Run DMC, 1984) and be nominated for a Grammy Award. They were the first to earn a platinum record (King of Rock, 1985), the first to earn a multiplatinum certification (Raising Hell, 1986), the first to have videos on MTV, and the first to appear on American Bandstand and the cover of Rolling Stone. Run DMC was the only hip hop act to perform at Live Aid in 1985.

The group was among the first to highlight the importance of the MC and DJ relationship. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them number 48 in their list of the greatest musical artists of all time. In 2007, Run DMC. was named “The Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time” by MTV.com and “Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time” by VH1. On April 4, 2009, rapper Eminem inducted them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In doing so, Run DMC became the second hip hop group in history to be inducted, after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. 

Endeavor is proud to launch another season of music inspired snowboards. Run DMC is an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. This photo, taken in Paris by Ricky Powell, is iconic and the perfect image for our snowboard collaboration.

Along with LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy, Run DMC signified the advent of the new school of hip hop music. They were named “The Greatest Hip Hop Group of All Time” by MTV.com in 2007 and “Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time” by VH1. Featuring Run DMC on our late release snowboard is an absolute honour.

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Manboys : The Teaser

The Manboys Are Back With Their Latest Teaser

Great ready for the Webisodes to start dropping soon.

Watch the teaser at Transworld
Read more at http://snowboarding.transworld.net/videos/manboys-the-teaser

Release Dates:
Part I – Nov. 5
Part II – Nov. 19
Part III – Dec. 3
Part IV – Dec. 17

Manboys: @themanboys
Mark Sollors – @marksollors
Chris Rasman – @chrisrasman
Matt Belzile – @mattbelzile
Jody Wachniak – @jodywachniak
Rusty Ockenden – @rustyockenden
Robjn Taylor – @ohheyrobjn
Filmer: @natelav

 

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50 Years of Going Beyond - The Movie (Full Video)

For the last five decades, Whistler Blackcomb has left its mark on those who are drawn to the mountains. What started as a single Olympic dream in 1966 has evolved into the largest ski resort in North America, with a slew of accomplishments to back it up. From the resort's adventure-seeking founders to its freestyle heydays - and breaking Guinness World Records along the way - snowsport industry legends recount the contributions that Whistler Blackcomb has made to skiing and snowboarding and the significance of its golden anniversary. But while 50 Years of Going Beyond solidifies the resort's legacy in the past, there is no denying that the last 50 years is just the beginning.

Whistler Blackcomb: 50 Years of Going Beyond The Movie - 1965.66 - 2015.16
Presented by: Whistler Blackcomb and TELUS
Produced by: Switchback Entertainment, Whistler Blackcomb, and Origin Design & Communications

Learn more about Whistler Blackcomb's history at: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/50

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50 Years of Going Beyond - The Movie

Full movie releasing Tuesday October 13, 2015.

For the last five decades, Whistler Blackcomb has left its mark on those who are drawn to the mountains. What started as a single Olympic dream in 1966 has evolved into the largest ski resort in North America, with a slew of accomplishments to back it up. From the resort's adventure-seeking founders to its freestyle heydays - and breaking Guinness World Records along the way - snowsport industry legends recount the contributions that Whistler Blackcomb has made to skiing and snowboarding and the significance of its golden anniversary. But while 50 Years of Going Beyond solidifies the resort's legacy in the past, there is no denying that the last 50 years is just the beginning.

Whistler Blackcomb: 50 Years of Going Beyond - 1965.66 - 2015.16
Presented by: Whistler Blackcomb and TELUS
Produced by: Switchback Entertainment, Whistler Blackcomb, and Origin Design & Communications

Learn more about Whistler Blackcomb's history at: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/50

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