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Buyer's Picks: Burton Snowboarding Gear

With snowboarding season just around the corner, you just might have new gear on your holiday wishlist. That’s why we asked Jim C., one of our buyers for the Zappos Rideshop, to recommend some of his favorite gear from Burton.

Now all you need is some fresh powder, and you’re ready to shred!

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Guys: 1. Burton Custom 160 Snowboard, 2. Burton Malvita EST Bindings, 3. Burton Imperial Boots

Girls: 4. Burton Feelgood Flying V 149 Snowboard, 5. Burton Escapade EST Bindings, 6. Burton Mint Women's Boots

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New Brand Spotlight: Pro-Tec

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Triple Eight x Maloof Skateboarding

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Triple Eight has announced an exciting collaboration with Maloof Skateboarding coming this fall. This upcoming collection of co-branded action sports helmets and protective gear brings together two iconic brands in the world of skateboarding.

The collection, coming out in time for back to school, will introduce three styles of Brainsaver helmets with exclusive Maloof Money Cup artwork.

Maloof Money Cup is one of the world's greatest skateboarding contests, showcasing both amateur and professional skaters.

Make sure to sign up to be notified of new Triple Eight styles so you can be one of the first to get your hands on these special-edition skate helmets as soon as they hit our shelves!

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FMS Shoes and Famous Stars and Straps

The Famous Stars and Straps and FMS shoes crew came into Las Vegas to compete in the Dew Tour and made a pit stop at the Zappos HQ to take a tour of the office. Felix and the crew made our day when they gave us a Pro BMX and Skate Demo in the parking lot, and even showed a few people how to skate. Make sure to pick up your FMS shoes and Famous Stars and Straps gear at!

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Scary Awesome Creature Completes

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Creature Skateboards is an unmistakable brand in the ever-growing skateboard industry. Creature's bold designs feature some of the sickest imagery out there, creating skateboards that are sometimes dark and twisted but always gnarly. Creature completes come fully stocked and ready to ride out of the box. Their boards feature Powerply construction, keeping your steed ultra lightweight and super durable. Plus, they’re paired up with sturdy Krux™ trucks and smooth OJ™ wheels for a smooth ride that can easily unleash a few tricks. Support your local Creature and pick up a Creature complete at the Rideshop.

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Gnarly New Stuff From Gnu

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Based out of Carlsborg, Washington, snowboarders at Gnu have been carefully hand building high performance snowboards for the past twenty-five years. The nearby Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges gives them ample opportunity to try out their latest innovations. "We Build Our Own Damn Boards" isn't just a slogan for Gnu snowboards; it's a way of life.

Manufactured by Mervin Manufacturing, which is the longest running and last major snowboard factory in the USA, Gnu snowboards continue to keep its pulse close to the snowboarding community. And since Mervin’s "build, ride, refine" philosophy has created many important developments in snowboard evolution. The use of sidecuts to create edgehold and turning ability were first introduced by snowboard pioneer Mike Olson. The latest technology has been the creation of the Magne-Traction that makes snowboards easier to ride and improves overall performance. Their Banana technology continues to create better rocker control, tip-to-tail contact and improved gripping so the snowboarder controls the ice and not the other way around.

Gnu continues to move forward to be the leading snowboard company with a clean environmental conscience. Do your part for the environment and for your snowboarding career - get some Gnu gear at the Rideshop before your next snow trip.

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Score All Tens With thirtytwo Snowboard Footwear

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Since 1995, thirtytwo has been pushing snowboard footwear technology to the next level. With the passionate thirtytwo team leading the way in product development, there is a perfect thirtytwo boot for all types of terrain from city handrails to powder days in the backcountry. Rider owned and rider driven since day one, thirtytwo provides the most authentic high-quality, lightweight, 100% heat moldable boots on the market.

Get inspired to hit the backcountry and rails with the JP Prospect by thirtytwo. These boots were designed by JP Walker and their lightweight and easy flex will have you riding like pro. Articulating Cuff has an advanced shell construction that creates a high-performing, smooth-flexing boot that is easier to lace and more durable. There is also less shell distortion, resulting in consistent heel hold through the full flex range. A 3-D Molded Tongue surrounds your foot for easier lacing, improved fit and heel hold. This design allows for a much less stiff boot and much for flexibility and improved response.

If you’re looking for a little funkier design, the Lashed boot by thirtytwo offers the best in overall lightweight design, comfort and durability, so get yourself a pair and ride like a champion. Don’t worry lady shredders, thirtytwo definitely hasn’t forgotten about you. The STW Boa 2011 by thirtytwo will guarantee a comfortable, lightweight boot designed to easily get in and out of. The Boa™ lacing system lets you loosen and tighten the laces with incredible ease. Pop the lock to loosen the laces, pop it back in and twist the lock to tighten them again. It's that easy.

There is no shortage of snow gear in our Rideshop on Head over and get all your snow accessories before you seek out the perfect powder this Winter.

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SPY Optics Keeps Your Eyes Covered All Season

The guys at Spy Optics have put together videos of each of their new goggles this season that we’ll be releasing over the next couple of weeks. Spy Optic, Inc. (SPY) is based in north county San Diego, just minutes from perfect surf, legendary skate parks, and a short drive to the mountains. Taking advantage of their location, Spy Optic employees regularly surf, skate, wakeboard, motocross, mountain bike, and snowboard. They are the ultimate free-spirited company, mixing assorted eclectic organic and technological elements of design with action sports and pop culture. Spy Optic invests heavily in research and development and regularly develops technical product with action sports' best athletes. Spy Optic's strategic commitment to technology is unparalleled.

spy, snowboarding, action sports, goggles, snow, powder, shred, snowboardThe Soldier is the newest addition to the Spy snow-goggle line. It's loaded with features like Spy Optic's patented Scoop® Ventilation System, moisture-wicking Dri-Force™ fleece, a flexible polyurethane frame, and an advanced dual ARC™ spherical lens system to eliminate tunnel vision. The Soldier packs an arsenal of 100% UV Protection, Outflow Venting System, Dual ARC Spherical anti-fog/anti-scratch lens, dual-adjustment silicone-ribbon strap and ergonomic Isotron foam with moisture-wicking Dri-Force fleece. Also, the Soldier goggles are totally helmet compatible. Check out the video below:

spy, snowboarding, action sports, goggles, snow, powder, shred, snowboardGet some work done on the hill with the powder-pounding design of the Bias from Spy Optic. The flexible polyurethane frame was designed specifically for smaller faces. Enjoy the Triple Layer Isotron™ face foam with moisture-wicking Dri-Force™ fleece, Scoop® Ventilation System, Six-base spherical Gemini™ lens and 100% UV protection. Coming in at just 5 ounces, the Bias will make you feel like you aren't wearing goggles at all. See what the Spy Optic crew have to say about the Bias below: