ISPO 2014 - Day one
Sun 26 January 14
Day one at ISPO 2014 in Munich, and as per any other year its a great mix between the good, the bad, and the downright ridiculous
After two days of manual labour building the Method stand at this years ISPO in Munich, on opening day today I managed to slip out and investigate a few of the fellow exhibitors.
On the good side, Burton have won one of the Gold Innovators awards with the the Burton Landlord Split board. Taking a split board but utilising their Channel binding technology,making switching between skinning and snowboarding a hell of a lot easier.
Another notable award winner is the Soloshot2. Trying to film yourself if your mates can't be arsed to do it, can be a nightmare, and impossible if you don't want to impale yourself on that gopro pole. The Soloshot, will automatically rotate, zoom and film you as you land that trick you've been working on for a while. For a limited area, its a clever little thing, and you can link multiple devices together a in theory film your entire park run.
One the bad side, Taiwan company Playmaker never fail to disappoint. Last year they introduced the world to bindings on a spring, and this year they've got a bit more traditional on their bindings, but are using the worse paint jobs and names you're every likely to come across. With naming convention straight from TV show catchphrase, you get the likes of the Cracky, the Wrinkle and my personal favourite the Fumingate, these bindings sure as shit stink.
More hastily written drivel tomorrow.
Mon 27 January 14, Chamonix, France
What a show! The best competition of the four years of existing Junior events, according to race director Cyril Neri.
Mon 27 January 14, Aspen, USA
It may have took six attempts and career injuries including a broken back and shattered pelvis but Danny Davis finally got a well deserved gold at the X Games!
Thu 30 January 14, Alyeska, USA
Alyeska Resort is to open for snowboarding,, Thursday, January 30, 2014 will see the Chairlifts kick into life.
Thu 30 January 14, Zillertal Arena, Austria
On January 25th and 26th 2014 the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards visited the scenic Actionpark Zillertal Arena for its third tourstop.
Thu 30 January 14
Slide2Sochi snowball passes on hundreds of good luck messages to British skiers and snowboarders heading to Sochi