Now on Transworld Snowboarding's Top 5 Online Snowboard videos of 2017, "Off and On" from Warp Wave has hit heavy and only had fuel added to it's fire as time's passed from it's initial release in December.
Highlighting the tough, risky and exhilarating reality of being a wildfire fighter and professional snowboarder, Off and On features Johnny Brady, Kyle Miller, and Kael Martin through their year of putting it all on the line, season after season, to live the lives they love.
Another fire assortment of heated snowboarding from Bonfire Team rider Beau Bishop in the tune of Ride Snowboards. Ride Snowboards took his footage from last season and compiled a full part that will build up your winter stoke for the holidays.
So cut through that sugar cookie coma, push play on the video above and let yourself get you pumped to ride all over again.
If you've done your homework, you know that Out Of Service serves up some serious backcountry and captivating powder riding, with a healthy dose of big jump sending and heavy line riding.
Strap in and push play on Episode 1 of Out of Service, with Bonfire local Bruce Johnston and a crew of serious riders.
Few places catch hold of nearly every snowboarder’s imagination, but Beau Bishop recently traveled to one of those destinations that are legendary among riders. With promises of endless powder fields and epic views on top of remote mountains, Baldface Lodge is that place. Equipped with his trusty POV camera, Beau tours us through his time in the backcountry with this newest edition of POB.
Beau Bishop recently went up to Bald Face to join Pat Moore and a selection of other top riders for a several-day session of Avalanche safety drills, exclusive snowboarding through the Baldface backcountry, and educational talks that delved into the necessity of being prepared for snow travel.
Fill yourself in on the latest POB from Beau Bishpop at Baldface Lodge and get your own dose of endless powder to hold you over until you get yourself somewhere like this.
If you’re considering venturing into the backcountry, make sure you’re informed. Everyone who goes out should not only be equipped with the basic necessary items like a shovel, beacon and probe, but also the necessary basic knowledge that you gain from taking an avalanche safety course. Find one near you by following one of these links -
When I moved back to east coast Vermont, I found more in settling for less.
Always smiling, always ready to go- Ralph Kucharek, folks
I know that statement contradicts itself, but please hear me out. For some context, up until last year I’d spent the past five seasons riding out west. I found myself posting up in locations like Glacier, Washington; Bend, Oregon; and Lake Tahoe to get the full experience of riding mountains and couch surfing. Whether it was bottomless powder or under the warmest sun my landlocked skin had ever felt, the conditions I experienced were the best of my life. However, despite all of that- last season I chose to live in Vermont full-time as a college student. Living where I grew up and honed my skills as a rider made me realize snowboarding in Vermont was the most-bare bones form of snowboarding I had experienced in years.
Who says you don't ride powder in VT? Ralph sends up a spray behind him as he exits the trees
When I say I have found more in settling for less what I mean is that I started appreciating the little things. It’s contrasting conditions that we endure all season long that make the “good” days that much better. The cycle starts with hiking the first snowfall of the season, usually 6-12 inches over wet grass in October, because you can’t wait, and getting core shots the entire way down still counts as a good day. The first day at the mountain waiting in an hour lift line go up Killington’s rickety double-chair and ride down a white-ribbon of death with a thousand other people is a good day. Finding a trail of freshly blown, soft whalebacks that create a tranny finder’s paradise and ripping it to shit with your friends is a good day. Finally in January temperatures warm and the base melts back to nothing, but you’re out there riding in the rain in a garbage bag to stay dry, because it’s a good day. Hiking to the top of Mount Mansfield in waist deep powder to ride above the trees or trying to stay afloat in the same amount of snow on a hill that has 500 feet of vertical is a good day. Watching the snow melt away in the spring as the sun hits it and you finally get to wear a hoody comfortably and feel free is a good day.
The Static Jacket is a great partner to take with you when tackling east coast snow conditions
All situations in-between, whether they are good or bad, just build perspective. East coasters have been historically known to be the most dedicated and creative riders, because you are taught to work with what you have in front of you. We have no choice.
Living on the right coast is about having heart, settling for less, and making the most out of any situation. Add this mindset to your own life, add some friends into the equation and you’ll find wherever you may be that snowboarding will always be fun, which is why we all started in the first place, right? Mountains are not just challenges, conditions can be too; so go challenge yourself next time things are less than ideal.
Dropping cliffs, whether they're covered in ice or snow- that's how a true east coaster rides
Some days are better than others, but for Werni every day is just as good as the last.
We sent Phillip out to follow Werni Stock around with his Bonfire Outerwear for 24hrs while he got the best of the pre-season pow that Europe had to offer so far this season. Kitted up in the Aspect Jacket and Zone Pant, there was nothing that could slow him down.
Grab your morning coffee (or evening beverage of choice, depending on where and when you read this) and push play on this tantalizing summary of a perfect day of pre-season powder riding with Werni Stock.
This time last year no one would have believed the local Bonfire Crew if they said they'd already logged their first official day riding a chairlift for the season. But, the weather gods have been gracious and the temperatures have been falling, because the great people at Loveland Ski Resort opened their slopes to the hundreds of hungry snow-hunters this past Friday the 20th in Colorado.
The local Bonfire crew was ready and rearing to go- equipped with a hundred+ free cups of coffee to hand out to the first patrons of the mountain and a stoke so high there was no bringing them down.
After passing out copious cups of coffee, the local crew hit the hill and took the first refreshing runs down Loveland's slopes.
Check out the edit they put together of their time there, it'll have you packing your bags to hit the road to Colorado- or keeping a lazer-focus on the storm alert for the mountain closest to you. It's only a matter of time now before the season starts everywhere.
If you’re betting on camouflage going out of fashion, don’t hold your breath; even as pant size/style fashions fluctuate year on year, the ‘camo constant’ remains. If you’re down with the brown-and-green, the Bonfire Zone snowboard pants are a fine choice.
“Whether you’re raging against a blizzard or at risk of sweating buckets on a long hike, it’s got you covered”
Like the Bonfire Aspect 3L jacket, the Zone pants are found in Bonfire’s ‘Platinum’ Collection. It’s home to the brand’s strongest, highest-performing gear, which is built to give you the best chance against Mother Nature. As you might expect, then, all seams on these are fully taped.
The Zone pants are rated at 20,000ml waterproofing, and 15,000ml breathability. Whether you’re raging against a blizzard or at risk of sweating buckets on a long hike, it’s got you covered. They veer slightly to the baggier side of the centre ground, and you can adjust the width of the leg hems to suit your preference. Plus, being cargo pants, there’s enough pocket space for all the accessories you could want on the hill.
Further ventilation comes from the ‘Strata-Flow’ system. The vents have been designed to not only cool you down when riding on warmer days, but also allow for a smooth flow of fresh air when hiking.
They’re built for the long haul, too. The ‘Tufftech’ construction has a bit of stretch to it, and allows for plenty of movement, but it’s robust enough to withstand everyday wear and tear better than most pants on the market – especially when you consider the extra reinforcement at the hems.
Read the full review HERE on whitelines.com!
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Boasting the highest specs in Bonfire’s ‘Platinum’ outerwear collection, the Bonfire Aspect 3L snowboard jacket is aimed at the adventurous rider who sees opportunities far beyond the piste-markers.
“The Bonfire Aspect 3L jacket is aimed at the adventurous rider who sees opportunities far beyond the piste-markers.”
The 3L is in reference to the three layers of material used in the jacket. The ‘Tufftech’ fabric is highly durable yet lightweight, and the 30,000mm waterproofing will keep you dry in everything from a gnarly Alaskan blizzard to late-season rain showers. Breathability is rated at 20,000g, which allows sweat to escape almost as quickly as it appears.
If you’re still not convinced, look to the fully taped seams, powder skirt and multi-purpose cuffs. You have the choice of either tightening the cuff in the usual manner, or threading the rubber extender between your thumb and forefinger for a locked-up gaiter feel.
Read the full review HERE on whitelines.com!
With rugged gear built to stand up to your 285 day season, Bonfire was more than stoked (but not at all surprised) to be included in Whitelines' 100- a list of the 100 best products coming out for this coming winter. Watch the epic video they put together highlighting all of the new features we're excited to bring you this season, and more than a few pump-up riding shots from their highly qualified testers at LAAX.
After testing and reviewing over 500 new snowboarding products, we've narrowed it down to the cream of the crop. If you’re looking for fresh kit – be it snowboard, jacket, luggage or backcountry gear – this is where you’ll find the best of the best.