When you spend your winter skiing off a sailboat in Iceland, you’re going to have to fix your gear every now and then. Skier and sailor Vidar Kristinsson does exactly that. He is committed to keeping his gear working, both out of sheer necessity, and because he feels it’s rewarding to figure out how to fix the problem himself. Patagonia wants you to do the same with your own stuff, and their new Extended Play initiative has that covered.
Back in Novemer, Dynafit announced the release of an all-new ski touring boot designed by brand ambassador and all-around badass Eric Hjorleifson. The first thought that came to mind was “did Hoji finally make that elusive boot so we can all ski like a ninja and send huge cliff drops in BC?” Well, not exactly. It is not another freeride boot, but rather something better: the most comfortable, warm, and efficient touring boot Dynafit has ever made. And three months later, we're just as stoked
Drones are taking over the air so it's only natural that they will invade the sea. Meet BIKI, the underwater drone that features automated balance, obstacle avoidance, and a return to base function. It shoots in 4K and can be controlled by your smartphone. The product video above is pretty strange but pretty entertaining.
In the world of sports, skiing and snowboarding are unique in the sense that–with a little bit of luck and injury avoidance–you can theoretically practice them from the moment you learn to walk until the moment you can no longer stand. While other sports can inflict massive tolls on the human body, the pure feeling of gliding on untouched snow is something akin to floating weightless through the world. In many ways, the gift of teaching someone to ski or snowboard isn't a momentary lesson in