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2010 SNOWBOARD

BUYER’S GUIDE

By now you’ve probably gone into the garage, taken one look at your monoski and gumboots combo and thought, ‘this just isn’t going to cut it this winter.’ Luckily the foldout gem you’re currently holding will guide you through the difficult process of picking out new gear for the upcoming snow sliding season. So without further ado open this puppy up and get peeping.

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LENGTH: Board length is a simple concept. If you are a Chewbacca kind of tall then you’ll be after a slightly longer board; if you are of a more Yoda-esque stature then a smaller board will suit you just fine. Bad Star Wars gags aside, smaller boards are best suited for jibbing and park riding where a longer board will shine in pow and freeriding conditions. If the tip of the board meets your nose you’ve got a happy medium.

SIDECUT: This is what makes a snowboard a snowboard and not an awkward plank of wood. That curve that runs down each side of your shred board is the sidecut. Without it you ain’t going nowhere but straight down. As soon as your edge is raised the sidecut kicks in and aids turning. A tighter sidecut will make the board more apt for quick turns, a mellower sidecut will lead to longer cruisy turns.

WIDTH: Chosing the right board width is crucial for eliminating T.D. syndrome. Those of you who have suffered from T.D. (or toe drag) will know how debilitating it really is. If your hooves hang over the side of your board you will certainly become a victim. The easiest way to combat it is to invest in a board that is wide enough to cover those tootsies of yours. A wider board will cut through deep snow and slush alike, where its anorexic counterpart will serve you better for edge to edge contact and snappy turns.

FLEX: Think of board flex as if it were your personality. Are you mellow, free spirited and maybe shower a little less than most? A softer board could be right up your alley. Or are you slightly intense and like your music at 6000 beats per minute? Something stiffer will suit you just fine. Softer boards with more flex are your best option for park and jibbing. Stiffer boards are better off if you spend most of your time freeriding or doing those fancy double corks in the pipe.

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NEW TECHNOLOGY: Some kind of rocker or reverse camber technology is now used by pretty much every snowboard company in the game, look at any buyer’s guide and the words ‘rocker’ will appear on nearly every board. These boards come in many guises, but simply put, the nose and tail are less weighted and the emphasis of the pressure is focused under and between your feet, rather than at the end of your board. The result is a more forgiving ride. Best bet when deciding on rocker or a conventional camber board is to head to your local store and have a chinwag with the knowledgeable shop heads.


BURTON BURTON BURTON 2011 Custom Flying V 2011 Blender 2011 Whammy Bar All Mountain Freestyle Women’s Freestyle/Park Park 148, 151, 154, 156, 158, 160, 137, 141, 145, 150, 153, 155, 157 163, 155W, 158W, 162W 148, 151, 154 $749.99 $1049.99 $799.99

CAPITA BURTON Black Snowboard Blunt of Death Freestyle/Park Freeride 142, 147, 151, 155, 158, 156, 162 153W, 156W, 159W, 162W $1069 $699.99

CAPITA Horrorscope Freestyle 151, 153, 157 $759

BURTON 2011 Easy Livin Flying V Freestyle/Park 152, 155, 158 $999.99

CAPITA Indoor Survival Freestyle 152, 154, 156, 158, 160 $959

BURTON 2011 Hate Park 148, 152, 155, 157 $666.66

CAPITA Quiver Killer All Terrain 153, 155, 157, 159 $829

BURTON Deja Vu Freestyle/Park 146, 151, 154 $799.99

CAPITA The Green Machine Advanced Freestyle 152, 154, 156, 158 $1099

BURTON Lipstick Women’s Freestyle/ Park 145, 149, 152, 154 $849.99

CAPITA Space Metal Freestyle 143, 147, 149 $759

BURTON Hero Freestyle/Park 149, 152, 155, 158, 162, 152W, 155W, 158W $849.99

DRAKE Player Freeride 148, 152, 156, 160, 162W $599

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DRAKE Urban Jib/Rail 149, 153, 156, 158 $599

DRAKE The DF2 Freestyle - Rocker 152, 154, 156, 158 $799

FORUM 2011 Spinster ChillyDog Freestyle/Park 144, 146, 148, 150 $799.99

K2 Fastplant Park/Street – Jib Rocker 154, 157, 159W $1099

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DRAKE The DFL Freestyle 148, 151, 155 $699

K2 Moment All Terrain – Catch Free Rocker 138, 142, 146, 150, 154 $599

FORUM 2011 Destroyer ChillyDog Freestyle/Park 148, 152, 154, 154W, 156, 156W, 158, 158W $899.99

K2 Va Va Voom Women’s Jib/Rail – Jib Rocker 135, 139, 143, 148, 152 $799

FORUM 2011 Young Blood ChillyDog Freestyle/Park 148, 152, 154, 156, 155W, 157W, 159W $799.99

K2 Raygun Freeride – All Terrain Rocker 150, 153, 156, 157W, 159, 160W, 161, 164W $699

FORUM 2011 Scallywag ChillyDog Freestyle/Park 151, 155, 158 $749.99

K2 Turbo Dream Freeride – All Terrain Rocker 153, 156, 157W, 159, 160W, 161, 164W $999

FORUM 2011 Recon Freestyle/Park 146, 149, 153, 156, 156W, 158, 158W, 161W $599.99

K2 Anagram Freestyle/Park – Catch Free Rocker 147, 152, 155, 155W, 158, 159W, 161, 163W $599

FORUM The Rat Urban 147, 150, 153 $599.99

K2 Parkstar Freestyle/Park – Jib Rocker 149, 152, 154W, 155, 157, 157W, 159, 160W, 163W $959


K2 WWW Jib/Rail – Jib Rocker 145, 148, 152, 153W, 155, 156W, 159W $799

RIDE 2011 OMG Women’s Freestyle/ Park – ProRise Rocker 147, 150 $999.99

RIDE 2011 DH Freestyle/Park 151, 153, 153W, 155, 156W, 157, 159, 159W, 162W $949.99

RIDE 2011 Machete Freeride – LowRise Rocker 152, 155, 157W, 158, 160, 161W, 162, 164W $999.99

RIDE 2011 DH2 Freestyle/Park – ProRise Rocker 151, 153, 155, 156W, 157, 159, 159W, 161, 162W $999.99

RIDE 2011 Society UL Freestyle/Park 151, 154, 157, 160 $1099.99

STEPCHILD Powder Sucks All Terrain Freestyle 149, 152, 152MW, 155, 155MW, 158 $699

STEPCHILD Jib Stick Freestyle 143, 148, 153, 156 $899

RIDE 2011 Kink Jib/Rail – ProRise Rocker 147, 152, 153W, 155, 156W, 158, 159W $749.99

STEPCHILD Simon Chamberlain Pro All Terrain 136, 148, 153, 156, 156MW, 158 $959

RIDE 2011 Antic Freeride – LowPro Directional Rocker 151, 154, 157, 158W, 160, 162W, 163, 165W, 168W $899.99

STEPCHILD JP Walker Pro All Terrain 138, 147, 151, 154, 157 $959

RIDE 2011 Compact Women’s Freeride – LowRise Rocker 139, 143, 147, 150, 153 $749.99

STEPCHILD Whale Cock Freestyle 152, 155 $799

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BINDINGS This piece of equipment is somewhat self explanatory. Without them you’re better off staying at home and listening to talkback radio with Michael Laws. Or are you? When picking out bindings refer back to your choice of board stiffness; bindings work on the same rule. A stiffer binding will be more responsive, a softer binding will be more forgiving.

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BURTON Infidel One Love Freestyle $549.99

BURTON Mission EST Freestyle $399.99

DRAKE Supersport Pro $449

DRAKE Jade Women’s Freeride $299

FORUM Republic Freestyle $399.99

FORUM Faction Freestyle $349.99

K2 Indy Freestyle $389

UNION Force SL All-Mountain Attacker $570

K2 Charm Freestyle $299

UNION KFC Freeride $489

BURTON Lexa Freestyle $399.99

BURTON Stiletto Freestyle $329.99

DRAKE Fifty Freestyle $299

DRAKE Czar Freeride $399

FLUX Titan RK Freestyle $449

FLUX Super Titan Freeride $499

FLUX Feedback Freeride $549

FLUX Gem Women’s Freeride $399

FORUM Keepers Women’s Freestyle $349.99

K2 Auto Uprise Freeride $559

K2 Formula Freestyle $439

RIDE ContraBand Freestyle $489.99

RIDE EX 2011 Freestyle $369.99

RIDE LXh Women’s 2011 Freestyle $329.99

UNION Danny Kass Lightweight Freestyle $450

UNION Contact Lightweight Freestyle $350

FORUM Recon Freestyle $249.99

RIDE Nitrane Pro $559.99

UNION Data Rasta Freeride $479

UNION Re-Union Beginner/Intermediate $240

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BOOTS Boots are as underrated as a good peanut butter sandwich. Get the wrong boots and it could put you off snowboarding for life. Every movement your body makes on a board is transferred through your boots and onto your snowboard. Some simple advice when picking out boots is always try them on. Try a wide scope before picking the right boot for you. Sizing is of utmost importance; don’t let your mum tell you that you’ll grow into them. Toes should nearly touch the end of your boot but still be able to wiggle around, and when the boot is done up your heel should stay firmly in the bottom of the boot. Boot technology is evolving just as much as boards are. Quick lacing and BOA are new standards, BOA being steel laces that are done up simply by the twist of a dial, and quick lacing is generally two pull-strings which lace the whole boot up at once.

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BURTON Sapphire Freestyle

BURTON Mint Freestyle

FORUM Stunner Freestyle

FORUM Mist Freestyle

$449.99

$449.99

$349.99

$599.99

$249.99

Freeride

K2 Raider BOA Freeride

K2 Domain Freestyle

K2 Mink Freestyle

NORTHWAVE Reign Pricepoint

NORTHWAVE Revolution Freestyle

$649

$449

$359

$359

$269

$299

BURTON

BURTON

Ion

Ruler

Pro

Freestyle

$699.99

K2 Maysis

NORTHWAVE Freedom SL Freeride

NORTHWAVE Freedom SL Women’s Freeride

RIDE Strapper Keeper Freestyle

RIDE Anthem BOA Freeride

RIDE Orion Freestyle

RIDE Sage Women’s Freeride

$329

$329

$479.99

$399.99

$299.99

$349.99

THIRTY TWO Lashed Fast Track Freestyle

THIRTY TWO Lashed Freestyle

THIRTY TWO Prion Pricepoint

THIRTY TWO Exus Women’s Pricepoint

$459

$439

$329

$289

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GOGGLES Personally, I like to see where I’m going on the way down a steep mountain covered in a slippery ice-like substance. Goggles definitely aid this while protecting those precious peepers of yours from the sun’s harsh rays. Packing an extra lens can help on those flat light days.

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ADIDAS ID2 $249 Dual frame system, nano foam to stop moisture build up, distortion free anti-fog coating, polycarb lens, climacool vent system, helmet compatible and unrestricted vision.

 ADIDAS ID2 Style Your Own $325 All the same great features of the ID2 but this goggle comes as a pack with markers and a sticker set. Full instructions show you how to design your own goggle and apply a clear spray varnish.

ANON Hawkeye $189.99 Spherical lens, interchangeable strap tech, auto adjust strap hinge, channeled air mesh ventilation, plush fit foam.

ANON Majestic $199.99 Panoramic lens, interchangeable strap tech, auto adjust strap hinge, channeled air mesh ventilation, plush fit foam.

ANON Figment $219.99 Panoramic lens, interchangeable strap tech, auto adjust strap hinge, channeled air mesh ventilation, plush fit foam.

ANON Realm $269.99 Spherical lens, interchangeable strap tech, auto adjust strap hinge, channeled air mesh ventilation, plush fit foam.

DRAGON Rogue Acid Wash $229.95 All Dragon Rogue goggles feature Dragon’s Super Anti-Fog: an exclusive product that prevents lens from fogging, twice as long as any other lens.

DRAGON Rogue Strange Brew $229.95 All Dragon Rogue goggles feature: 100 % optically correct lens, medium / large fit, helmet compatibility, dual layer face foam, micro fleece lining, 100% UV protection, Super Anti-Fog Lens, polyurethane frame.

ELECTRIC Neff $254.95 Electric’s first co-op with our happy comrades at Neff is bright, excited and wants to be your friend. Bronze/Blue Chrome pictured.

ELECTRIC Cheryl Maas $244.95 See the world through the eyes of a champion in Electric’s Rider Inspired Design Series. Bronze/ Silver Chrome pictured.

SABRE Easy Rider $279.90 Thermo-polyurethane frame, polarized lens, 100% anti-scratch 100% UVA/ UVB/UVC, extra wide strap for comfit.

SABRE Acid Rider $249.90 Same features as the Easy Rider. Comes with Sabre ring, 3 studs and a good coffin case!

SMITH OPTICS IO $299.99 Sleek spherical goggle packaged with spare mirrored lens. Fast and easy lens changing system. Neon Green Horrorgami pictured.

SMITH OPTICS Stance $159.99 (RC36 lens), $189.99 (mirrored) Fuse has had a facelift but has kept the Regulator ventilation and free spare lens. Dark Black Hours pictured.

VON ZIPPER Feenom $249.99 The godfather of all goggles. Thermo-polyurethane frame for flex, anti fog spherical lens, Wide peripheral vision, and perfect fit with or without helmet. Buffalo Check/ Smoke Blue Chrome pictured.

VON ZIPPER Dojo Skull Candy $359.99 Thermo-polyurethane frame for flex, anti fog spherical lens, wide peripheral vision plus, bombastic sounds from integrated Skullcandy Lo-pro headphones. Black Satin/Bronze Chrome lens pictured.

VON ZIPPER Chakra $199.99 The maximum in minimalism. A medium sized goggle. Thermo-polyurethane frame for flex, anti fog spherical lens and wide peripheral vision. Love In/Locust Chrome pictured.

VON ZIPPER Porkchop $179.99 Extension arms for perfect helmet fit and no goggle distortion, anti fog cylindrical lens, thermo-polyurethane frame for flex, wide peripheral vision. 20-20 Black/Smoke Grey Chrome pictured. manualmagazine.com

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OUTERWEAR While you’re trying on those trendy supertight leopard print pants try to remember you are going to be snowboarding, and that people have to look at you. Also being on the mountain generally involves cold temperatures, wetness and snow. Rocket science aside, I would recommend buying something that keeps you warm and dry, and that doesn’t constrict your extremities. After all, this is an extreme sport. WATERPROOFING AND BREATHABILITY: Here in New Zealand we face some rather variable weather conditions and although that minx Toni Marsh might seem sure that it’s going to be sunny up the hill tomorrow, it might be the complete opposite. Factor this in when choosing outerwear. Those numbers on the tag (5,000–30,000) relate to the waterproof or breathability qualities of the garment; the bigger the number, the better. FEATURES: Gizmos. Do you need them when you’re out riding? Remember to ask yourself this question before passing over those hard earned dineros on a jacket that has a NASA clearance. Think about when and where you’re actually going snowboarding and whether or not those extra features are superfluous to your needs. If spring shreddery tickles your fancy then lighter shell garments will be more your style. Mid-winter snowboarding requires warmer, more insulated clothing.

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686 Mannual Diablo Gunmetal Men’s Jacket $399 8,000mm waterproofing, 5,000g breathability, custom print, critically taped, iPod pocket, underarm vents, adjustable powder skirt, hand warmer pockets, 2way front zipper, hidden card/stash pocket.

686 Mannual Motion Acid Men’s Pant $289 8,000mm waterproofing, 5,000g breathability, critically taped, cargo pocket, front and rear pockets, internal leg vents, snow gaitors, hand warmer pockets

686 Mannual Lunar Insulated Taupe Denim Women’s Jacket $399 10,000 waterproofing, 8,000g breathability, fully taped, 120gm polyfill, detachable fur hood, iPod pocket, underarm vents, adjustable powder skirt, hand warmer pockets, 2way front zipper, hidden card/stash pocket.

686 Mannual Bliss Insulated Turquoise Denim Women’s Pant $329 10,000mm waterproofing, 8,000g breathability, fully taped, cargo pocket, front and rear pockets, internal leg vents, snow gaiters, hand warmer pockets, denim fabric, hidden card/stash pocket.

ANALOG Altar Men’s Jacket $599.99 10,000mm / 5,000g coated, 100% poly twill, 60g polyfill insulated, engineered sublimation art, removable sleeves, team fit.

ANALOG Gauge Men’s Pant $449.99 5,000mm / 5,000g hydrophylic, 100% poly twill, custom fit, military trooper tapered leg style.

BILLABONG RJW Men’s Jacket $399.99 Robbie Walker Pro model. 15,000mm waterproofing, 15,000g breathability. Fully taped seams. Taffeta and poly mesh arm linings for ease of entry and ventilation. Detachable internal powder gaiter.

BILLABONG RJW Men’s Pant $299.99 15,000mm waterproofing, 15,000g breathability. Fully taped seams. Uses the ultimate materials for rider comfort. Taffeta lower leg lining for ease of entry and movement. Brushed Tricot upper leg lining for warmth and Comfort.

ANALOG Alpha Men’s Jacket $499.99 15,000mm / 10,000g hydrophylic coated, 100% nylon plain weave, 80g Polyfill insulation, team fit, anorak styling.

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BILLABONG Frontside Men’s Jacket $299.99 Awesome jacket with an awesome price. 8,000mm waterproofing, 8,000g breathability. Critical seams taped. Internal full-length storm flap closure with internal Lycra handle.

BILLABONG 74 Men’s Pant $199.99 Best pant for the best price. 8,000mm waterproofing, 8,000g breathability. Critical seams taped. Taffeta lower leg lining for ease of entry and movement. Brushed Tricot upper leg lining for warmth and comfort.

BILLABONG Glow Women’s Jacket $349.99 Awesome jacket with an awesome price. 15,000mm waterproofing, 15,000g breathability. Fully taped seams. Taffeta and poly mesh arm linings for ease of entry and ventilation. Detachable internal powder gaiter.

BILLABONG Pop Women’s Pant $199.99 Best pant for the best price. 8,000mm waterproofing, 8,000g breathability. Critical seams taped. Taffeta lower leg lining for ease of entry and movement. Brushed Tricot upper leg lining for warmth and comfort.

BURTON Booth Men’s Jacket $449.99 DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-layer coated tech, pinstriped fabric [10,000mm / 5,000g], team relaxed fit, Thermacore™ insulation [40g throughout], taffeta lining , fulltime hood.

BURTON Wilkes Five-Pocket Men’s Pant $399.99 DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-layer laminated fabric [10,000mm / 5,000g], slim fit, inner thigh vents, mesh lining , fleece butt and knees, lifetime warranty.

BURTON Launch Men’s Jacket $349.99 DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-layer coated fabric [10,000mm / 5,000g], Burton Sig Fit, ALS™ lining, fulltime Contour™ hood.

BURTON Cargo Men’s Pant $339.99 DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-layer coated fabric [10,000mm / 5,000g], Burton Sig Fit, mesh lining, fully taped seams, bellowed cargo pockets.

BURTON Mutiny Women’s Jacket $299.99 DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-layer coated smooth face woven fabric [5,000mm / 5,000g], Thermacore™ insulation [100g body / 60g sleeves], fulltime Contour™ hood.

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BURTON Lucky Women’s Pants $299.99 DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-layer coated woven twill fabric [10,000mm / 5,000g], Sig Fit, taffeta wrapture lining, meshlined inner thigh vents, fully taped seams.

BURTON Ratched Men’s Jacket $459.99 DRYRIDE Durashell™ 2-layer coated fabric [10,000mm / 5,000g], Burton Sig Fit, Thermacore™ insulation [40g throughout], embossed taffeta lining, Link ZIP™ jacket-to-pant interface.

FOURSQUARE Searle Men’s Jacket $399.99 10,000mm / 10,000g, ghost gaiters, pit zips, cell pocket, kangaroo style pockets, drop hood.

FOURSQUARE Fabian Men’s Jacket $359.99 A good look that doesn’t require maxing out the credit card, this shell is waterproof, sealed, and vented.

FOURSQUARE Q Men’s Pant $389.99 15,000mm / 10,000g, hidden glove holder, inseam vents, lower leg pocket, cross thigh vents, pull tight hem adjustment.

FOURSQUARE Chrissy Women’s Jacket $359.99 5,000mm / 5,000g, ticket window with check yourself window, pit zips, ghost gaiters, wrist covers, fixed hood.

FOURSQUARE Linda Women’s Pant $259.99 5,000mm / 5,000g, inseam vents, dual back pockets, style lines match the jacket, snap tight hem.

GROOVSTAR Reding Men’s Jacket $359 10,000mm waterproofing, 10,000gm breathability, fully seam sealed, magnetic storm flap, removable powder skirt with pant attachments. Plaids Grey pictured.

GROOVSTAR Maine Men’s Pant $265 10,000mm waterproofing, 10,000gm breathability, fully seam sealed, subtle bootleg shape, covered inleg zip vents with mesh liner, jacket connector system. Mandarin pictured.

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GROOVSTAR Cato Women’s Jacket $339 10,000mm waterproofing, 10,000gm breathability, seam sealed, longer body length, attached grown on hood with internal knit collar, magnetic asymmetric front storm flap with fabric self covered buttons. Kelly Smoke pictured.

GROOVSTAR Teak Women’s Pant $265.00 10,000mm waterproofing, 10,000gm breathability, fully seam sealed, bootleg shape, covered zipped inleg vents with mesh liner, jacket connector system. Melon Weave pictured.

HOLDEN Puffy Woods Men’s Jacket $359 10,000mm / 5,000g, solvent-free, earth sustainable zips, 80/20 DWR, critically taped seams, eco-friendly lining material.

HOLDEN Cut Cargo Men’s Pant $299 10,000mm / 5,000g, solvent-free, earth sustainable zips, PFOA-free DWR, critically taped seams, eco-friendly lining material.

HOLDEN Nesta Women’s Jacket $329 10,000mm / 5,000g, earth sustainable zips, 80/20 PFOA-free DWR, critically taped seams, eco-friendly lining material.

HOLDEN Mirah Women’s Pants $265 10,000mm / 5,000g, earth sustainable zips, PFOA-free DWR, critically taped seams, eco-friendly lining material.

HUFFER FUNCTION Ride Down Men’s Jacket $449 This mega goose-down shred jacket killz the cold! 10,000mm waterproof / 10,000g breathable brushed herringbone outer fabric with custom zig lining, underarm vents, chest stash pocket with audio port, removeable pow skirt, magnetics, hidden hood and waist cinches and wrist gaiters, toasty as!

HUFFER FUNCTION Team Men’s Pant $289 Baggy ass team fit pants with cargos for your big bottles, waterproof zipped leg vents and cuffs, fleecy seat with mesh leg lining, adjustable waist, 10,000mm waterproof, 8,000g breathable, choice as!

HUFFER FUNCTION Women’s Shell Jacket $319 This shell has it all. Longer body length, underarm vents, removeable pow skirt, magnetics, 10,000mm waterproof / 8,000g breathable outer, warm micro-fleecy back panel, hidden stash pockets, hidden cinching, wrist gaiters and ‘round the thumb’ cinches = clean and mean!

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HUFFER FUNCTION Ride Jean $279 These pants are bisexual! Slimmer cut pant with full micro-fleecy lining, waterproof zipped leg vents and cuffs, magnetics, adjustable waist and 10,000mm waterproof / 10,000g breathable brushed herringbone outer fabric, so HOT right now!

PLANET EARTH Branch Men’s Jacket $449.99 Simple shell jacket, 100% recycled nylon, hand silk screen printed, 10,000mm waterproof, 5,000g breathability. Clothing with a conscience. White pictured.

PLANET EARTH Sequal 3 Men’s Pant $299.99 Jean styling, mobility fit, engineered for all weather. 100% recycled nylon, regular fit 5,000mm / 5,000g, be at one with nature! Dark Brown pictured.

PLANET EARTH Vantage Women’s Jacket $529.99 Cute jean style shell jacket in robust warm tweedy twill. 10,000mm / 5,000g microporous coating. Plum pictured.

PLANET EARTH Jersey Hatch Women’s Pant $389.99 Appealing jean style pant, boot cut fit in tough warm crosshatch twill weave. 10,000mm / 5,000g microporous coating. Asphalt Crosshatch pictured.

RIDE Wedgewood Men’s Jacket $469.99 10,000mm /5,000g waterproof breathable fabric, 60g insulated body, attached powder skirt, pit zips, removable swivel hood, inner media pocket, adjustable cuffs.

RIDE Phinney Cargo Men’s Pant $329.99 10,000mm waterproof / 5,000g breathable fabric, side vents, adjustable waist, Tricot lining in the waist and butt, boot gaiter with bootlace hooks.

RIDE Broadview Women’s Jacket $369.99 10,000mm waterproof / 5,000g breathable fabric, 60g insulated body with 40g insulated sleeve, pit zips, attached swivel hood, inner media pocket, adjustable cuffs.

RIDE Highland Cargo Women’s Pant $329.99 10,000mm waterproof / 5,000g breathable fabric, inner leg vents, adjustable waist, 40g insulated with Tricot lining, boot gaiter with bootlace hooks.

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RPM Redline Men’s Jacket $299.90 10,000mm waterproof / 5,000g breathable, full seam sealed, square Tricot lining, snow skirt, RPM pant connectivity, underarm venting, MP3 player stash system, goggle and glove mesh stash pocket, 2-way YKK zip.

RPM Redline Men’s Pant $199.90 10,000mm waterproof / 5,000g breathable, full seam sealed, square Tricot lining, thigh venting, cargo pockets, waterproof hip zips, snap cuff vents, lace hooks.

SESSIONS Replay Men’s Jacket $399.99 Baggy fit, brushed mesh lined body, biaxial hood, fully taped seems. Blue Pop Stripe pictured.

SESSIONS Gridlock Men’s Pant $349.99 Loose fit pant with ThermaGrid fleece for added warmth against cold, handy cuff elevator to keep your pants out of the mud. Kiwi pictured.

SESSIONS Muse Women’s Jacket $399.99 This loose fit jacket with Sherpa fleece lining will give you maximum heat retention and the freedom to move while riding. Plum pictured.

SESSIONS Division Women’s Pant $349.99 Baggy fit pant, mesh and taffeta lined with cargo pockets and removable suspenders. Designed with a woman’s shape in mind. Citron pictured.

SPECIAL BLEND Beacon Men’s Jacket $429.99 10,000mm / 10,000g, die cut on the jacket, fixed hood, glove holder, pit zips, coated mini twill.

SPECIAL BLEND Mason Men’s Pant $349.99 10,000mm / 10,000g, slim-cut, cold beverage pocket, inseam vents, baby herringbone fabric.

SPECIAL BLEND Adorn Women’s Jacket $429.99 10,000mm / 10,000g, easy rider fit, colour blocked asymmetrical, quilted puffy, pit zips, shed hood, baby herringbone fabric.

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SPECIAL BLEND Demi Women’s Pant $279.99 10,000mm / 10,000g, inseam vents, zip hand pockets, fit and feel like your favourite pair of jeans!

SPECIAL BLEND Circa Men’s Jacket $459.99 10,000mm / 10,000g coated mini twill, OG blend style, shed hood, pit zips, utility pocket.

THIRTY TWO Shiloh Men’s Jacket $399 STI System EP 8,000mm waterproofing, STI System EP 5,000g breathability, relaxed fit, front waterproof zip, wrist gaiters, interior waist gaiter with link system, pass pocket, JP Walker signature colourway.

THIRTY TWO Cappa Men’s Pant $319 STI System EP 20,000mm waterproofing, STI System EP 10,000g breathability, recycled PET micro rip stop, waterproof leg vent zips.

VOLCOM Taylor Men’s Jacket $499.90 10,000mm / 10,000g, 60 g polyfill insulation, sherpa lined, fully taped seams, zip tech – pant to jacket interface.

VOLCOM Tone Men’s Pant $374.90 10,000mm / 10,000g, ergo fit, fully taped seams, zip tech – pant to jacket interface.

VOLCOM Erosion Women’s Jacket $374.90 5,000mm / 5,000g, critically taped seams, zip tech – Pant to Jacket interface.

VOLCOM Carbon Women’s Pant $249.90 5,000mm / 5,000g, critically taped seams, regular fit, stone butt patch.

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ELECTRIC VISUAL www.electricvisual.com

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See website for stockists

Ballistics, Alta, Underground Skate; HMN – R&R, Backdoor; MMN – Backdoor; OKN – Snow Centre / Powderhorn; TPO – Gordon’s, Pointon’s, Urban Edge; GS – Sequence; PMN – Ocean

ANALOG wwwanalogclothing.com AK – Cheapskates, Boardertown, Snow Centre, Alta, Underground Skate; OKN – Snow Centre / Powderhorn; NP – Cheapskates; WGTN – Surf’n’Snow; CHCH – Quest, Cheapskates; DUN – Quest, Boardbase; QT – Alta, Quest; WNK – Cheapskates, Base, Quest.

& Ice; WGTN – R&R, Surf‘n’Snow, Gordon’s; NP – Surf Skate Co, Vertigo, Cheapskates; NEL – R&R, Cheapskates. BHM –

Call (07) 572-0375 Email: info@pyramid.net.nz FORUM www.forumsnowboards.com AK – R&R, Boardertown, Snow Centre; HMN – R&R;

Cheapskates; CHCH – R&R, Quest, Cheapskates; MTHN – Big

OKN – Snow Centre / Powderhorn; TPO – Urban Edge;

Al’s; CANTY – Soul Surf & Skate, Gnomes; DUN – R&R, Quest,

WGTN – R&R, Surf’n’Snow; NP – Cheapskates; NEL –

Cheapskates, Boardbase; QT – R&R, NZ Shred, Alta, Quest;

Cheapskates; CHCH – R&R, Quest; DUN – R&R, Quest;

WNK – Cheapskates, Base, Quest; ONLINE – Torpedo7.

QT – R&R, Quest; WNK – Quest. ONLINE – Torpedo7.

ANON www.anonoptics.com AK – R&R, Backdoor, Cheapskates, Boardertown, Snow Centre, Ballistics, Alta, Underground Skate; HMN – R&R, Backdoor; MMN – Backdoor; OKN – Snow Centre / Powderhorn; TPO – Gordon’s, Pointon’s, Urban Edge; GS – Sequence; PMN – Ocean & Ice; WGTN – R&R, Surf’n’Snow, Gordons; NP – Surf Skate Co, Vertigo, Cheapskates; NEL – R&R, Cheapskates; BHM – Cheapskates; CHCH – R&R, Quest, Chepskates; MTHN – Big Al’s; CANTY – Soul Surf & Skate, Gnomes; DUN – R&R, Quest, Cheapskates, Boardbase; QT – R&R, NZ Shred, Alta, Quest; WNK – Cheapskates, Base, Quest; ONLINE – Torpedo7.

CAPITA SNOWBOARDS www.capitasnowboarding.com

FOURSQUARE www.foursquareouterwear.com

Call: (09) 360-1877 Email: scott@stem.net.nz

AK – R&R, Boardertown, Snow Centre; HMN – R&R;

NORTH ISLAND – Backdoor, R&R Sports, Boardertown,

OKN – Snow Centre / Powderhorn; TPO – Urban Edge;

Ocean & Ice, Snow Centre / Powderhorn, Snow Planet,

WGTN – R&R, Surf’n’Snow; NP – Cheapskates; NEL –

Roy Tuners, Surf‘n’Snow, Underground, Vertigo, Seasons

Cheapskates; CHCH – R&R, Quest; DUN – R&R, Quest;

Cheapskates; SOUTH ISLAND – R&R Sports, Base, Quest

QT – R&R, Quest; WNK – Quest; ONLINE – Torpedo7.

BILLABONG www.billabong.com/outerwear Stockists nationwide

Call (07)572-0375 Email: info@pyramid.net.nz

R&R, Surf‘n’Snow; CHCH – Snow & Surf. FRL – Ski Shack;

DRAGON www.dragonalliance.com.au

– Base, Racers Edge; QT – R&R; ONLINE – Torpedo7.

Wanaka, Quest Queenstown, Quest Christchurch, Cheapskates Christchurch, Cheapskates Dunedin, Cheapskates Wanaka, Soul Surf Timaru, Soul Surf Oamaru, Undercurrent. DRAKE www.northwave.com

Stockists everywhere! All over New Zealand. For exact stockists’ details, call toll free: 0800 316 728

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GROOVSTAR www.groovstar.co.nz AK – R&R, Boardertown, Underground Skate; HMN – R&R; WHANGA – Saltwater; NATP – Roy Turners; RAL – Vertical, One Stop Ski Shop; OHK – TCB; TPO – Urban Edge; WGTN – MTHN – Jace’s Ski Hutt; DUN – R&R, Hydro Surf; WNK


HOLDEN OUTERWEAR www.holdenouterwear.com Call: (09) 360-1877 Email: scott@stem.net.nz AK – Underground; CHCH – Cheapskates, Surf & Snow, Quest; DUN – Quest; WNK – Quest, Boardbase. HUFFER FUNCTION [X] TREEEEEME! www.huffer.co.nz See website for stockists K2 SNOWBOARDS www.k2snowboards.co.nz Facebook: K2 Snowboards NZ AK – Alta, Brown’s, Boardertown, R&R Sport, Snow and Waterski, Snow Centre, Snow Centre @ Snowplanet, Underground Skate; HMN – R&R Sport; TPO – Gordon’s; OKN – Snow Centre, TCB; NATP – Roy Turners; WGTN – Board Factory, R&R Sport. NEL – R&R Sport; DRF – Gnomes; CHCH – Snow & Surf, R&R Sport; FRL – Ski Shack; DUN – R&R Sport; QT – Alta, Element, Outside Sports, R&R Sport; WNK – Base 2; ONLINE – Torpedo7. NORTHWAVE www.northwave.com Call (07)572-0375 Email: info@pyramid.net.nz PLANET EARTH www.planet-earth.com WGTN – Board Factory; TPO – Gordon’s. RIDE SNOWBOARDS www.ridesnowboards.co.nz Facebook: Ride NZ AK – Alta, Brown’s, Ballistics, R&R, Underground Skate, Boardertown, Hyper Ride; HMN – R&R; MMN – Mount Surf Shop; OWHANGA – One Stop; TPO – Gordon’s; OKN – TCB; TAR – Vertigo; WGTN – Board Factory, R&R; NEL – R&R; CHCH – R&R, Snow & Surf; WNK – Base, Base2; QT – Alta, R&R; DUN – R&R; ONLINE – Torpedo7.

RPM www.rpm.co.nz Stockists nationwide SABRE www.Sabre.fm Call: (09) 360-1877 Email: scott@stem.net.nz NORTH ISLAND: Backdoor, R&R Sports, Boardertown, Ocean & Ice, Powder Horn, Snow Centre, Snow Planet, Roy Tuners, Surf‘n’Snow, Underground Skate, Vertigo, Season Cheapskates; SOUTH ISLAND: R&R Sports, Base, Quest Wanaka, Quest Queenstown, Quest Christchurch, Cheapskates Christchurch, Cheapskates Dunedin, Cheapskates Wanaka, Soul Surf Timaru, Soul Surf Oamaru, Undercurrent. SESSIONS www.sessions.co.nz AKL – Ballistics, Boardertown, Brown’s, Alta, R&R Sport, Snow Centre, Snowcentre @ Snowplanet, Underground Skate; HMN – R&R Sport; TPO – Pointon’s, Gordon’s Outdoor Equipment; OKN – Snow Centre, RAL, TCB; NATP – Roy Turners; WGTN – Board Factory, R&R Sport; CHCH – Cheapskates, R&R Sport, Snow & Surf; ASH – Outdoor Adventures; WNK – Base, Cheapskates, Outside Sports, Racers Edge; QT – Alta, Element, Outside Sports, R&R Sport; DUN – R&R Sport. SMITH OPTICS www.smithoptics.co.nz Facebook: Smith Optics NZ Check website for stockists

SPECIAL BLEND www.special-blend.com AK – Boardertown, Snow Centre; OKN – Snow Centre / Powderhorn; TPO – Urban Edge; WGTN – Surf’n’Snow; NP – Cheapskates; NEL – Cheapskates; CHCH – Quest; DUN – Quest; QT – Quest; WNK – Quest; ONLINE – Torpedo7. STEPCHILD SNOWBOARDS www.stepchildsnowboards.com AK – Underground Skate; NP – Seasons Cheapskates; WGTN – Surf’n’Snow; CHCH – Cheapskates; DUN – Cheapskates; WNK – Cheapskates. THIRTYTWO www.thirtytwo.com Call: (09) 359-9021 Email: sales@fad.co.nz Please call for a list of stockists. UNION BINDINGS www.unionbindingcompany.com Call: (09) 360-1877 Email: scott@stem.net.nz NORTH ISLAND – Backdoor, R&R Sports, Boardertown, Ocean & Ice, Snow Centre / Powder Horn, Snow Centre, Snow Planet, Roy Tuners, Surf‘n’Snow, Underground Skate, Vertigo, Season Cheapskates; SOUTH ISLAND – R&R Sports, Base, Quest Wanaka, Quest Queenstown, Quest Christchurch, Cheapskates Christchurch, Cheapskates Dunedin, Cheapskates Wanaka, Soul Surf Timaru, Soul Surf Oamaru, Undercurrent. VOLCOM www.volcom.com Contact 0800 VOLCOM (0800 865 266) for your closest retailer! VON ZIPPER www.vonzipper.com Stockists nationwide.

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