Holiday Valley Demo Day
Now that a successful Opening Weekend at the Valley is officially behind us, we're looking forward -- more terrain opening, riding with family & friends and the opportunity to score some new gear. If you’ve held off on doing that so far this year, we don’t blame you. There was a lot of uncertainty out there leading up to the season. But now that the lifts are spinning at Holiday Valley, the time to procrastinate on getting new gear is coming to an end.
But what to buy? It's always the question. Maybe you’re rocking a board that is 5 (or more) years old and it’s just time to upgrade. Or you’re looking for that perfect freeride board to complement your already established quiver. Maybe you’ve rented in the past and are ready to invest in your own setup for the first time ever.
No matter the scenario, buying a new board is an exciting and -- let's be honest -- confusing time. After all, there are a ton of options in the snowboard market, all of which probably wouldn't be a bad choice. But when you're throwing down the coin for a complete new setup, you want to make sure what you're buying is right for you.
And because of that, it can be difficult to find something right for you. Make no doubt about it, a snowboard setup is definitely one of those things where the phrase “you get what you pay for” comes into play. You can go online and find a “deal” on a board, boots and bindings and have something to ride. But that doesn’t mean you’re going to love it and chances are ... you will not love it. That’s where a specialty shop like The Boardroom is able to offer you something that the Internet cannot. In-person service and the ability to talk with someone who really knows about the gear truly is worth its weight in gold.
What’s better than talking with a pro who can steer you in the right direction? Being able to take that setup out on snow and try it out for yourself. That’s where the Holiday Valley Demo Day is such a valuable resource. Saturday, December 19th the Boardroom will be up at the base area of the Valley with a fantastic array of boards and bindings for you to try out. Did we mention it's FREE (!!) So, ladies and gentlemen, what do you have to lose? Come see us at the Valley on the 19th between 9AM and 2PM and try out one (or more) of the boards below.
We’ll have a variety of bindings for you to try out and if you have yet to try the Burton Step On system, now is the time to do so. The Step On Re:Flex Snowboard Binding offers an intuitive boot to binding connection for riders seeking both convenience and performance. Three simple connection points – two by the toe and one at the heel – deliver unmatched simplicity, security and board control, while a quick-release lever ensures quick and easy exit.
Burton Feelgood (size 146) - Backed by Olympic Gold Medal winner Kelly Clark, this directional board with Flying V bend sets the standard for all-mountain riding and has been in production for over two decades.
Burton Yeasayer (size 148) - This true twin Flying V bend board tames anything that stands in your way while giving you a relaxed and floaty feel.
GNU Ladies Choice Jamie Anderson (sizes 145.5 & 148.5) - Hand-built in the USA with zero hazardous waste, this all-mountain freestyle asymmetrical twin board is a reflection of Jamie Anderson’s fearlessness and dedication to riding.
GNU Velvet (size 147) - An all-mountain freestyle twin board, the Velvet is a smooth all terrain style stick. It features intuitive asym geometry, Magne-Traction®, and a textured poly top that sheds snow and gives the eco-sublimated graphics an otherworldly vibe.
Lib Tech No.43 (size 146) - The perfect board for progressive female riders pushing freestyle fun all over the resort and deep into the backcountry. A responsive, poppy C2x hybrid contour in a freestyle twin shape make this board an all terrain ripper. 4 letters in the word LOVE, 3 letters in the word YOU. No 43 is a performance board that rips the whole mountain and will leave you feeling the love.
Lib Tech Cortado (size 148) - High performance that goes down easy! A proper Cortado is a 1 to 1 ratio, our Cortado is 1 to 1 freeride to fun in a cozy cup of functional performance. This directional all terrain features Magne-Traction® serrated edges for confidence building edge hold and powerful, precise carves. The gentle entry nose floats nicely in powder and chunder and the turned up tail is always ready for some freestyle trickery.
Burton Custom (sizes 154 & 158) - From its humble beginnings, innovation has defined the Burton Custom Snowboard series and set it apart as the most popular, versatile, and mimicked board in snowboarding. Since 1996, this icon has reigned supreme and constantly evolved with a proven formula that combines time-honored design with envelope-pushing ingredients to create a lightweight, poppy, and highly versatile board.
Lib Tech E Jack Knife (size 157) - Eric’s dream board is designed to excel in all conditions with a focus on pushing freestyle progression to his backcountry playground. A powerful C3 camber body that rips the hardpack combined with a smooth early rise pow friendly nose built with mild taper to stomp landings.
Lib Tech TRS (size 157) - Originally designed as a park and slopestyle stick, the TRS is a go-to for progressive freestyle shredding all over the mountain from the park to the backcountry. A long history of competitive wins in every terrain and discipline imaginable... Olympic medals, World Freeride Tour gold, slopestyle championships and lots of Good Woods.
Lib Tech Dynamo (size 159) - A dreamy camber directional all terrain freeride board with unlimited freestyle capacity. The relaxed entry directional nose and mild taper floats the pow and crud effortlessly. A powerful C3 camber contour with Magne-Traction® guarantees precise hard pack carving and pop and stomp on big take offs and landings.
Lib Tech Stump Ape (size 157 wide) - A dream big guy short wide directional shape. Lots of floaty surface area and a gentle entry soft snow eating nose. Agile in tight steep technical terrain and dark mossy forests and pow meadows. Lightweight HP construction for quickness and easy on the front foot chair rides.
Lib Tech T.Rice Orca (size 153) - Travis Rice has juiced up this Jackson Hole resort slasher into an apex all terrain tech shred predator. A long floaty nose combined with a powerful poppy contact maximizing short radius “Whale Tail Technology”. A tight 7m trench gougin sidecut. Wide enough to allow you to really put it on a hardpack rail with no toe drag and float pillows like a dream but still narrow enough to be your daily driver all season long.
Lib Tech Skunk Ape (sizes 157 & 161) - Lib’s experiMENTAL Division’s big guy “dream board” project. Constant testing and refinement by Trevor Phillips, Krush Kulesza, Neil Green and Kurt Jensen make this the best larger gentlemen’s power freestyle stick on the planet.
Jones Ultra Mountain Twin (size 157) - The Ultra Mountain Twin is a lean and mean directional twin freestyle board built with speed boosting, chatter sucking premium materials. It’s designed for the expert freerider who likes to throw big tricks outside the terrain park.
Salomon Assassin (size 153) - Salomon's Assassin is exactly what its name implies - an all-mountain killer. With Rock Out Camber, Eco Popster and a Quadralizer Sidecut, the Assassin's true twin shape conquers anything in its path from groomers to steeps to the park.
Salomon Ultimate Ride (size 158) - Bode Merrill's absurdly fun all-mountain quiver killer gives you a fun, semi-directional shape that rides just as well switch. Quadratic camber creates unmatched edge hold at speed, while Ghost Carbon at the tip and tail provide unmatched torsional response.
Salomon Huck Knife (size 155) - A year-in, year-out favorite of The Boardroom, the Huck Knife is a value-driven park board that wants to lay turns down and do it all. Quad camber gives you edge hold and pop, making this $450 the best you'll ever spend.