Submitted by Hannah on July 31, 2012 at 10:23 am


We asked some of our fans and followers what their favorite songs to snowboard to. Here is a list of some songs that you should look into when you update your winter shred list. Check them out and update that playlist soon before the season begins!

“Sail” by AWOLNATION
“Arcarsenal” by At the Drive-In
“I Against I” by Bad Brains
“The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco
“This is the Life” by Two Door Cinema Club
“Everything Moves” by Bronze Radio Return
“Du Hast” by Rammstein
“De La Soul” by Stakes is High
“I Wanna Be Your Dog” by the Stooges.
“All My Friends Are Insects” by Weezer

If you have any other good song selections comment them below.

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Submitted by Hannah on June 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

So I like to think of myself as a master road trip planner. I get routes, destinations and even gas prices all figured out. Then I leave the rest up for spontaneity. Although I go on about 1/10th of the road trips I actually plan, I feel like I am pretty good at figuring them out. So here are a few tricks to planning the best snowboard road trip extravaganza.

Fill up your car

Not with gas, but with people. If you have a five-seater, fill it. Yeah, it may seem uncomfortable but that will be the time to bond. Nothing bonds two people faster than a puddle of drool on your shoulder. Plus it doesn’t hurt to get a lot of people pitching in for gas. Make sure you have enough room for all your gear too. Which leads me to my next point:

Packing to perfection

Because your car is full of people, packing is no easy task. Pack only what is necessary. Here are some necessary items to bring on your trip:

  • Extra shirts and sweaters: Nothing will be more miserable than running out of clean, dry clothes after spending all day in the snow.
  • Snowshoes: If you want to pass on the lift tickets grab your snowshoes and just hike it.
  • Shovel: For obvious reasons.
  • Snacks: There is no such thing as a road trip without snacks, and especially not a snowboarding one. Keep snacks handy.

Do your research

Check road conditions and gas prices along the route you are planning. It would probably be a good idea to check the weather and snow conditions for the days you will be shredding. It would suck to get up there and it be too foggy to see or there be no snow on the mountain.

Round up on your budget

Don’t go into any sort of road trip thinking, “$350 is all I need.” You are kidding yourself. Even if you have all the hotels, gas, food and lift tickets figured out, there will always be hidden expenses. It’s just a part of life. Plan for the unexpected and you won’t find yourself stranded without the cash to get home.

Find the perfect balance

People are either too spontaneous or too rigid. Don’t be either. When it comes to the perfect road trip let your whims take over, but don’t end up spending hundreds more than you need to because you have no idea where you are going or what you are doing. Plan your route. Have an idea where you will stay each day or where you want to end up. If you are really digging a certain mountain, bag the itinerary and stay another day.

 

 

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Submitted by Hannah on May 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

The vision of Blank Snowboards is to remove all the excess that comes with the snowboarding culture and focus on the love and passion of the sport. So, we are creating a video called “Why I Board” explaining all the reasons we love to snowboard.

So we want to hear what snowboarding means to you. Is it to go where no man has gone before? Hit a trick you never have before? Hang with your buds? Get outside? What is the reason that pushes us to walk into ridiculous snow storms, sit on a lift slowly moving upward at 3,000 feet when it’s 5 degrees, wake up at the butt crack of dawn and spend every Saturday and holiday of the winter on a mountain? Everyone has a reason and we want to hear them. Send us a video, a picture or just a comment or tweet explaining why you snowboard. We will compile the clips and comments into a video called “Why I Board.”

Slough off the stuff that doesn’t mean anything and tell the world why you board.

Post it on our Facebook wall here

Tweet it @blankboards #WhyIBoard

Here are a few examples of what we are looking for:

Daniel Video

Hannah Video

Clint Video

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