2015 Lib Tech Skate Banana

Our in-depth thoughts on one of snowboarding's most innovative boards

Known worldwide for their innovative approach to snowboard design, ecologically-minded construction techniques and distinctly heady graphics, Lib Technologies might very well be responsible for the most radical changes in snowboard design over the last two decades. At the center of it all is the Skate Banana—the board that introduced reverse “banana” camber to the industry in 2006. Designed in opposition to building snowboards like skis, …

Interview: Lance Hakker of Ashbury

The eyewear brand's co-founder on humble beginnings on Skid Row, online haters and the possibility of an NBA eyewear team

In snowboarding, style matters above all else—or at least it should. And whether we like it or not, each rider (be it a pro, am or just another weekend warrior at their local hill) is defined from afar by how baggy their clothes are, who they ride with and what brands they rep. It’s a tendency seen in most subcultures; individuals surround themselves with like-minded …