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Burton Debuts Olympic Snowboard Team Uniforms

 

For the fourth straight year Burton was tasked with creating the uniforms for the US Olympic snowboarding team. From the distressed denim snowboard pants of the Vancouver Olympics to the quilted flag pattern in 2014, Burton's outfits always seem to create quite a buzz. The 2018 PyeongChang outfit is no different. In what is an obvious homage to NASA, Burton debuted a space themed uniform hoping that they will help riders fly higher and to places unknown. The real question is how will these NASA themed snowboarding uniforms be received?

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Important Moments in Snowboarding History

Ready for a history lesson? Check out this cool Smithsonian piece on important moments in snowboarding history. Though a bit dated, it offers some insight towards how snowboarding grew to become the sport and the industry that it is today.

"Though snowboarding’s roots go back several centuries, its modern development began in the 1960s. In chronological order, here are the top ten moments of snowboarding’s short, radical history … subject to debate of course"

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Gnu's 2013 Snowboard Line

As part of the Wiredsport team I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2013 SIA Show in Denver, CO and Winter Park, CO at the end of January. This is where companies debut all of their new products for next season and allow retailers to demo the gear and decide what they would like to carry for next year. As a huge supporter of Mervin Manufacturing I dedicated a fair amount of my time to their tent. Let me just say this was time well spent. Check out a review on a couple of their new products in this blog.

X-mas Stoker Snowboard Giveaway

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Dragon APX

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.

 

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The Store's Open!

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 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.

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Final Touches

Temps are falling, leaves are changing and the snowpack is ever so slowly starting to build on top of the mountains. That means its about time for the season to start. t's just in time to because we are finishing up the final touches on our new retail location in Gresham, OR. Tentative opening date is the first week of November, just early enough to swing by and grab some stuff on your way out to the mountain for the first time. For a behind the scenes early look at what to expect check out the full blog post and leave a comment! We love hearing from you.

 

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We Have Matix

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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I Love the Smell of P-Tex in the Morning

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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