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  • I Love the Smell of P-Tex in the Morning

    Posted on January 11, 2012 by wiredsport

    There's the smell of wax and p-tex in the shop. That's because we now have our brand new state of the art Wintersteiger equipment up and running. This stuff is unbelievable and makes tuning so easy a monkey could do it. But when it gets in the hands of a professional like the ones in our shop this stuff is like having a magic wand for your snowboard. Whether you need a quick sharpen, some temperature appropriate wax, a small base repair or your board has so many core shots it looks like someone took a shotgun to it, our guys will make it good as new!


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  • Flow Snowboard Binding Redesign

    Posted on January 10, 2012 by wiredsport

    Flow NX2 2013 Snowboard Binding: Behold Flow's new NX2 line of bindings for 2013. All we can say is that we are beyond stoked to get this line in store. The video says far more than we can.

     


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  • 2013 Anon Goggles

    Posted on January 8, 2012 by wiredsport

    Anon M1 Magnetic Lens Goggles: Wiredsport is dedicated to folowing all the latest innovations in the snowboarding world and bringing them to your attention. Here we have the Anon Optics 2013 M1 Snowboard Goggle. This goggle features what they are calling "Mage-Tech", a technology that will leave must  of you thinking "why did it take someone so long to think of this?" Well Anon finally did and now we have a goggle with a magnetic lens. Welcome to the fastest lens change in history, a lens change so simple you don't even have to take your goggles off your face. Watch the video to see just how simple and awesome this new technology is!

     

    Forget fumbling with cold fingers to change lenses, broken frames and lenses from trying to force them to fit and the endless frustration that changing a lens can bring. The 2013 Anon Optics M1 goggle has made it so a two year old could change these lenses. Innovation Watch: Anon 2013 M1 Goggles. Check it!


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  • Torsional Flex?

    Posted on December 8, 2011 by wiredsport

    Whether you're looking at Lib Tech, Burton, Roxy, Technine, Nitro or any other company for that matter you will find that they all make boards of almost every flex level. However, most of what you're seeing is tip to tail flex, also known as longitudinal flex. This plays a big factor in ollies, jumps, landings, butters, board chatter at speeds, etc. Most people know about this so we're not going to discuss it again.

    Instead we will talk about the other flex a snowboard has: Torsional Flex. Torsional flex is the flex across the width of a snowboard. To understand why this is important it's important we understand exactly how a snowboard works.

    X-mas Stoker Snowboard Giveaway

    Turning a snowboard is a multi-step process. When going down a hill to initiate a turn the rider starts by lifting the toes on his front foot while keeping their back foot flat (we'll assume we are starting with a heel side turn). What this does is actually lifts the front of the toe side edge off the snow and digs the front heel side edge into the snow. The snowboard will then start to turn at which point the rider will begin to lift their back toes as well, fully initiating the turn. When trying to transition to your toe side edge you will reverse the process. Start by setting just your front toes down while keeping your back toes elevated. This is you taking advantage of the torsional flex and keeps you from catching an edge. As the board starts to swing back around you then can set your back toes down as well and should leave you facing back down the hill. Finally, to get to your toe edge you simply lift your front heel up to start the turn, follow then with your back heel and now you're on your heel edge. Continue to repeat down the hill and now you're snowboarding.

    X-mas Stoker Snowboard Giveaway

    The entire turning process is made possible by torsional flex. If a board did not flex across its width when a rider would be forced to lift by their back and front toes/heels at the same time. This would make an edge transition impossible and cause riders to catch an edge every time. To see these effects for yourself strap into your board and lift up on just your toes or heel on one foot and watch as the board flexes across the width. A very simple concept but one that is crucial to every snowboard and for people learning how to ride. So go put your new found knowledge to work and Ride On!


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  • Magne-Traction, AKA Heaven!

    Posted on December 6, 2011 by wiredsport

    Magne-Traction may have drawn some scoffs and skepticism when it debuted, but that was all put to rest the second those people actually took the board out on the hill. This is something that all East Coasters and anybody who rides hard pack should really look into. Magne-Traction is an advancement developed and used by Mervin Manufacturing. These are the guys that make brands like Roxy, Gnu and Lib Tech. They pride themselves on thinking out of the box and being different and boy did they do it here.

    If you manage to get your hands on a Mervin snowboard you'll likely notice that the edges are anything but straight and smooth. Instead, the edge has waves running the length of the board. This is what they have coined as Magne-Traction. The concept is simple, just as a knife is serrated to help it cut, the waves on the edge of the board work the same way allowing the rider to carve through almost anything.

    A traditional snowboard has two contact points, one at the tip and one at the tail. Magne-Traction boards have seven. For those of you counting at home that's three and a half times more than a traditional snowboard. The only way to make a better edge would be to attach a Lightsaber to your board and that technology doesn't exist yet, believe me I've looked and I'll be the first one to buy it when it does!

    Gone are the days of the wash-out, the fear of ice and the days sitting at home waiting for a softer snowpack. East coast and windblown resort riders rejoice. The fine people of Gnu, Lib Tech and Roxy have ensured that you can ride any day in the winter and set an edge like it's brand new corduroy. Don't believe us? Try it out for yourself and then come talk to us. Heaven can be found, just grab a board with Magne-Traction and enjoy perfect edge hold from here to eternity.

    Magne-Traction - MTX from GNU on Vimeo.


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  • Rolling Out Free Snowboards

    Posted on November 29, 2011 by wiredsport

    First, here's a look at some of the stuff we have been able to give to people stoking out new riders. We couldn't have done this without your guys's help and it is much appreciated.

     

    Now, as a thanks and to continue to share the stoke we are giving away our biggest stoker yet on our facebook page.

     

    Pictured here, besides Gus, one of the best looking guys in any shop if we may say so, is a 2012 Danny Kass Gnu Snowboard. Also pictured are the 2012 Gnu Street Bindings. Thats right, we are giving away a 2012 Gnu snowboard package! This is one sick shred stick and the bindings are some of the most hi-tech bindings on the market. Danny Kass himself would be jealous of this setup and it's only because of you guys that we can do it. Thanks for all of your support and remember, Ride On...


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  • Racks are up!

    Posted on November 22, 2011 by wiredsport

    The build out for our new Gresham, Oregon showcase location is going great! We now have our racks up and are moving forward to building the new storefront! Next step, Fill these racks with the best boards, bindings, and boots in the world! 2012 Nitro, Raiden, Technine, Roxy, GNU, and Electric are already here. Flux, Flow, Bataleon will be arriving in the next two weeks. ...Ride On!


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  • Dragon APX

    Posted on November 13, 2011 by wiredsport

    We know we've had the Dragon APX goggles for a few weeks now and that they are already selling themselves but we just couldn't resist talking about them. These things are the cream of the crop, the bees knees and a few more ridiculous metaphores and expressions. If you don't already know the fine details of these pieces of eyewear magic or you just want to drool some then check out this post.

    Let's start with the obvious here. These things are frameless. In fact they are the only completely frameless goggles on the market. Gone are the days of the goggle blindspot beause these things are better than rearview mirrors on cars. Its like having superhero vision without the leotard and cape, of course no judging here if that's what you're rocking out on the hill.

    If that's not enough of a selling point, how about the easy lens change feature on these bad boys. Picture the Staples "easy" button as thats essentially what you get here. Simply press in the button on the side and lift the lens off. So quick and easy you can do it right on a chairlift.

    But let's be honest, what it really comes down to with goggles is "what's the anti-fog like" and "how easy do they scratch?" Well there are some friendly people at some organization called NASA, not sure if you've heard of it but apparently they know technology. Anyway, they produced some anti-fog technology slapped it on these goggles and made them the most fog resistant goggles you'll find. The only thing thats gonna obstruct your vision are your own glassy eyes after a few pints at the pub.

    You can now take time to simply drool over these, but we'd recommend trying to keep the drool off the lens.


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  • We Have Matix

    Posted on November 10, 2011 by wiredsport

    We are excited to announce the arrival of Matix clothing to our store. We now have denim, tons of hoodies, tees, tanks and more. Stop by to check out the selection as our clothing amount has nearly doubled in the past two days. We're starting to get the softgoods to match the largest selection of hardgoods that any store in Portland has to offer.


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  • The Store's Open!

    Posted on November 6, 2011 by wiredsport

    It's the 5th of November which means A. There will be no shortage of V for Vendetta quotes flying around and B. Our Wiredsport retail shop in Portland is now open for business. Today we open the doors to one of the largest snowboard stores around. With thousands of snowboards on location and full lines of outerwear, apparel, bindings and boots, there is no shortage of merchandise to check out.

     

    We also have a full tuning center featuring brand new state of the art equipment from Wintersteiger. Wether you need a simple wax and sharpen, or your board looks like you threw it off a cliff, we can take care of it. So stop by, check out the store, and explore the largest selection of gear with guarenteed lowest prices.

     

    We carry brands like 686, Gnu, Roxy, Grenade, Bataleon, Technine, Skullcandy, Flow, Nitro and more. We also produce our own boards allowing us to implement the latest technologies and cambers into very afordable boards. No matter if your a mom looking to outfit a family of beginners our throwing double corks in the park, we have the equipment for you!

     

    We're a staff of riders who love nothing more than to ride. We love answering questions, giving tours and talking about the latest technology in the industry. Come say hi, we'd love to meet you!


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