Yobeat finally made it to the first Denver hosted SIA, and while twitter was alive with positive comments I was pissed. Finding parking sucked, the local crack heads are boring, my body is itchy and uncomfortable in the dry Denver air and the show is boring. Booked during Winter X, and missing the attraction of Vegas, Denver lacks the crowd andÂ atmosphereÂ that made SIA so legendary, but there were highlights.Â
After walking through the sea of bullshit ski products such as sequined helmet covers, waterproofÂ jewelryÂ and home made mittens we popped into DaKine. The amount of stuff they make is incredible.Â
This is the Blade. A souped up backcountry pack that weighs nothing, won’t break, and can literally save your life. I was impressed.Â
The Coast Cooler combines a large, fully functioning cooler with a normal everyday backpack. Kudos Dakine, kudos.Â
DaKine is also making gear to keep the ladies looking classy. These hats and an entire bag collection are shockingly nice, and won’t make the owner feel like a boarder 24/7.Â
Seriously, DaKine is killing it for female shredders.Â
DaKine also has a series of signature backpacks this year. Above is JP Walker’s. I imagine JP in the DaKine design room saying, “Purple, uhhhhh son.”
Ran into Will Bateman, his mustache is looking good.Â
Will came with Jed Anderson, Jed didn’t win Rookie of the Year at the TWS Riders Poll.
Found these bad boys at the Bitch booth. Sex and Snowboarding, why not?
The new Rome Agent has rocker camber, normal camber, and special edges, combining every gimmick into one amazing snowboard.
Sneak peak that isn’t very sneaky of next year’s Rome Artifact.Â
Ben Bogart stealing from his sponsor S4.Â
A couple of Pro dudes sat around a table.Â
Oh yeah! Capita celebrated its 10th anniversary with a dramatic countdown. That was fucking sweet.Â
Next year’s shit.
Seriously though, that shit is rad.Â
Then I ran into more pro boarder folk. I suggest letting Gabby Maiden know how you feel about her neckwear in the comment section.Â
2-D Todd and the Dingo getting close.Â
Scott showed up to the B-Day party, a few hours left.Â
Look behind Mikey LeBlanc for a sneek peak at the new Holden Line.Â
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