This weekend marks the “unofficial” start of summer. No school, pool days, ice cream trucks, and long nights. Plus, an opportunity to extend your season.
Before running out the door to Mt. Hood, Oregon, Whistler, BC, or a glacier don’t forget your “Summer Essentials”. Your gear on the glacier is just as important as the SPF and we’ve got the perfect kit for you.
The WWW, is a party under your feet. Built with “Tweekend” technology, get maximum press and float all summer long. Pair that up with the Hurrithane binding and Darko boot and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
Just because winter is coming to a close in the northern hemisphere doesn’t mean that your season has too. Look under the couch cushions, mow a few extra lawns, or up the price of your lemonade stand (we know you’re neighbor can afford it) and grab the essentials. See you on the mountain.
Here’s the deal! Every Tuesday K2 Snowboarding along with Push.ca will be launching a new funny and action packed video that will go along with the K2uesday contest. In the video there will be some sort of question presented. Answering that question correctly is your chance to win big. You have until the end of the day to enter your answer to the question. All the correct answers will be placed in a hat with one winner for Canada entrants and one for USA entrants. The first prize is a K2 Happy Hour for Tuesday November 1st!
All correctly answered questions are elegible for the grand prize of a trip to Kamp K2 this spring. Make sure you watch the videos and get your answers in every week for the best chance of winning the Kamp K2 trip.
Transworld Snowboarding is giving away over $20,000 worth of gear this month. They’re hooking up one winner every day with everything they need to shred – from boots, boards, and bindings to full outerwear kits, to the awesome grand prize, a four-day trip to Tahoe!
The Boa Lacing System has been a staple of the K2 boot line for over 10 years now. Did you know their laces and dials are guaranteed for life? So confident in the strength of their cable they like to tow cars around with them in their spare time.
The video is a bit cheesy, pulling a semi with a boa lace system, but it does show there is nothing stronger on the market or guaranteed for life
Ole Ole Ole! It’s that time of the year….catalog shoot time. So while many of you are probably trying to squeeze in the last few days of float life, BBQ’s, beaches, bikini’s, warm weather surf and all those other wonderful things about summer. We decided to end it early and take some of the team down to Chile to shoot the 2011.12 Catalog, and what can we say? Such a good decision!
The Mike Yoshida
First met up with K2 Staff Photographer and video cameo master Mike Yoshida. Between the two of us we had around 14 bags including our photo gear. Packed everything into my girfriend’s Subaru. Not enough room for me and Mike so we had to get a cab as well. Good times. Then we had an interesting challenge of trying to get 10 bags of product onto a jumper flight to LAX. Thanks to the counter ladies at United for the straight hook up! We met the majority of the rest of the crew in Los Angeles which consisted of Jordan Mendenhall, Travis Parker, Gretchen Bleiler, Leanne Pelosi, and one of our filmers for the trip Sam Hiltner. 13 hours, a quick stop in Lima, some delicious wine, and a couple Advil PM’s and we were in Santiago.
Customs in Chile is pretty mellow. Brought in over 30 snowboards. Helps if you pretend not to know what they are asking you.
The drive up from Santiago to the Farallones area is a fun one. Over 39 counted switch backs on a road not much wider than your car in some areas climbing around 4,000 feet. We arrived at our house for the trip right next to El Colorado Resort, one of the first houses to built up here. Farallones is next to four resorts El Colorado, Valle Nevado, La Parva, and Farallones. Every window has a view of the Andes. Not bad.
360 degree views
But now looking forward to a great week! Not the powder we expected, but can’t beat the sunshine. Stay tuned for updates as much as we can. Internet is a pretty rare commodity up here.
Spring Time Weather!
Leanne's Funny Pillow Chile House Shoes
our home for the next week. we do all of these activities.
What are the top three developments and trends in next year’s bindings?
1. Decreasing weight while increasing functionality.
2. New independently adjusting toe-strap threads for 100% custom fit.
3. New Tweakback™ highback – a super-flexible urethane highback available on the Hurrithane™ and Cassette™ LTD bindings.
Are you going to new materials?
The Tweakback™ urethane highback is the most high-profile new material. Overall, there are minor adjustments to materials and carbon-infused chassis but as the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke…”
What new technologies are being used in your line?
The use of canted and Harshmellow™-equipped footbeds has expanded. Ongoing refining of the highbacks – category specific and ultra-light. Tool-Less adjustment is another big push, where possible.
On the fashion side, what are the themes of your bindings and how are these translating as far as look and feel?
Themes for bindings are definitely inspired from our boards in graphic and color applications. From there it’s taking fresh softgood stylings while adding flavor and compressing them into a hardgoods product. K2 offers a ton of unique and creative embellishments that accent the offering. Appliques, embroidery details, translucent materials, water-dips , metal badges, perf patterns, footbed and high back art and printing, creative use of materials from neoprene to leathers, pretty much something for all at every pricepoint.