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Mike Basher

January 10, 2022

The Right Stuff: 686 x NASA

words and photos: Mike Basher Black and Decker, Hall and Oates, Ben and Jerry, Amazon and Prime…there have been...

January 5, 2022

Carving Artist: Never Summer Creative Director Jeremy Salyer

A look into the mind of the Colorado-based artist and designer.

December 22, 2021

To Aluminum or Not to Aluminum?

Ride’s bindings are synonymous with getting aggro. Thanks to their aluminum chassis, they’re known for being responsive, lightweight, and...

December 20, 2021

Hot Route! – A Guide for Getting to the Mountains

words: Mike Basher We’ve all been there: you’re up late waxing your board, sharpening your edges, and even checking...

December 15, 2021

No Glove, No Love: Pick up the 686 Mountain Mitt

How about a pair of waterproof gloves for forty-five bucks? Yep! Peep 686’s Ruckus Pipe Glove and Mountain Mitt....

December 9, 2021

Deep Dive: Chris Corning’s 2022 Never Summer ProtoUltra

If you’ve tuned into any worldwide slopestyle contest in the past handful of years, you’ve undoubtedly seen Chris Corning...

December 3, 2021

Stripped: A Look Beneath the Topsheet of the 2022 Arbor Shiloh

Some wise guy once proclaimed that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. While laminating various...

November 25, 2021

Best of Cyber Monday: 686 Gore-Tex Glove/Mitt for only $48

The Linear Glove and Mitt comes in men's, women's, and youth sizing.

November 11, 2021

The Rome Mod: One of the Best Boards of All Time

The evolution of one of our favorite snowboards.

November 9, 2021

A Vision of the Future is Here: The New Smith I/O MAG Imprint 3D Goggle

Just like fingerprints and the flakes we snowboard upon, each of us are different. Understandably so, for decades, goggles...

November 8, 2021

Back to Life, Back to Reality: Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Upgrades for the 2021-22 Season

Fall is here, and the nighttime temps are plummeting in the San Bernardino Mountains. After all that’s happened this...