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Kitewing is a versatile wing that allows you to take your snowboard/skiing/skateboarding to the next level. The portable wind powered device can be used on land, on snow or at sea, it folds and travels easily in a lightweight bag. It has no lines, no control bar and is extremely responsive, allowing you to safely master the wind and push your skills to new heights. watch the video
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Remember the spectacular Floating Cinema, an auditorium raft for watching movies in the open, surrounded by an amazing scenery? What if you could skate on a floating ramp whilst admiring the beautiful landscape surrounding you? That is exactly what professional skateboarder Bob Burnquist dreamt of when asked by Visit California to help them with a campaign to promote Lake Tahoe. This awesome skate ramp was built by a skilled team of craftsmen and launched on Lake Tahoe, it took 300 man hours, 1250 screws and a lot of engineering to make it stable and ensure that it didn’t sink. Watch the video of Burnquist shredding the ramp under the California sun and surrounded by a breathtaking scenery.
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Skills or Skulls Skateboards are beautifully handcrafted in Amsterdam, Holland. Inspired by 60s and 70s street surf cruisers, the solid decks are made from A-Quality Oak and Hard Maple wood giving them a superior finishing for strength and durability. All skateboards are fitted with custom 5 inch trucks and 78A Cruiser wheels delivering the surfer feel with the mobility of a mini skateboard. The sleek decks are made in limited runs and are available in two sizes, the Cruiser Long(30 inch), and Cruiser Mini(23 inch).
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Magnetic Kitchen, a small design studio based in Brooklyn NY have introduced a new like of skate decks. The unique decks are unlike any other, they are made out of top quality 7 ply hard rock maple and are laser engraved with beautiful and distinct designs. The end result is a stunning art piece, a deck you´ll happily showcase on your home wall when not under your feet. via watch the video

The creative project is currently seeking funding, head over to Kickstarter for more details.
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Snow2 is a powerful heads-up display for goggles, kind of like a sports version of Google glass. The wearable computer fits into most goggles from leading optics manufacturers, and  displays all of your key information at just a glance in the bottom right side of the goggle frame, unobtrusively and without distraction. The device features a innovative mirror and prism technology, displaying your data and stats in a virtual 14" image at 5ft away! Check your speed, jump analytics, altitude, resort maps, track your friends, view calls and read text messages(pairs with an iPhone or Android phone), listen to music or check your favorite apps. All this controlled from a Bluetooth, waterproof remote with oversized buttons for easy use, even with gloves on.

The new version is currently sold out, you can pick up the previous(cheaper) version from amazon
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The SoulArc Performance Board promises to deliver an experience like no other skateboard out there, riding it is like surfing on land, or snowboarding on the street. The elegant maple wood deck is attached to a curved composite spring, making it carve like no other, and mimicking the fluid feel of carving on a surfboard or turning a snowboard in deep powder. Perfect for landlocked surfers and summer-bound snowboarders. via watch the video
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The Small Foot Inflatable Snowshoes are perfect for traveling light on snow. Rather than carrying around bulky snowshoes, these things are perfect when you’re in the backwoods snowboarding or skiing and are trying to make your away across some deep powder. Another plus is they hardly take up any room when deflated, simply fold them away into the included carry pouch. When you need to use them, just blow them up with the included pump and strap them to your normal boots. Watch the video

Also check out our roundup on gift ideas for the Snow Rider
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On today´s roundup of gift ideas, we bring you a list of some of our favorite picks from our "snow" section. We have picked some uber cool equipment for protection, communication or simply having fun on the slopes. Stay tuned for more gift ideas. Check out some more photos and product details after the jump...
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Last week we featured a nostalgic and classic hand-made wood toboggan, today we take you ahead of time with the impressive Stealth-X by Snolo Sleds. The high performance sled would fit perfectly into Batman’s Armory, it is made of carbon fibre and takes extreme sledding into another dimension, this thing can fly in excess of 40 mph and can be maneuvered with unprecedented levels of control. After use, the sled can be worn as a backpack, making it ideal for back country exploring.
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If you snowboard, you´ll know about the difficulties when cross-country skiing, moving uphill is a major challenge. Sure you can strap on snowshoes or ride an awkward splitboard, but these are yet to match the feel and ride of traditional boards. Meet MTNApproach, a system that alleviates this headache, it consists of two foldable skis that easily stow in a specifically designed pack. The skis feature a unique binding designed to fit snowboard boots, and feature permanently affixed climbing skins and cross country-inspired bindings, efficiently reducing fatigue whilst cross-country touring. The MTN Approach system backpack allows the rider to easily carry a board and comes with the bare essentials for backcountry travel, probe, shovel, touring poles and skis. watch the video

Available from the MTNApproach online store or at Amazon
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Bring some nostalgia and classic fun to the slopes this winter, get ready for those downhill adventures with this hand-made toboggan by Lucky Bums. The beautifully crafted wooden toboggan features the vintage classic shape and measures 48L x 18W inches, accommodating 3 children or 2 adults. It includes a seating pad for extra comfort, a curved front for protecting your feet, and a pull rope. When not in use, you can enjoy it as a decorative piece on your cabin wall.
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The new Indigo 180° Visor is the first universal visor solution for snow sports helmets.  Due to it´s frameless oversize design, the visor ensures a wider field of vision, giving you a safe 180° panorama. The innovative goggles are the ultimate solution for spectacle wearers as they can easily be worn over optical glasses. watch the video
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Looking for a new fun ride to tackle the slopes this year? Meet Yooner, a lightweight, flexible and comfortable ride that will glide  effortlessly down the slopes. Seated 20cm(8 inches) above the ground, like a snow kart, Yooner is equipped with a shock absorber for greater comfort and a stainless steel shock resistant ski which will allow you to "carve” like you would if you were skiing. It is very easy to ride, the curved handle provides excellent steering, and to brake simply pull back the handle to dig the claws into the snow. watch the video

Also check out the Trikke Skki
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Some great design is coming out of Portugal, we have featured the awesome Maria Riding Company, a workshop from Lisbon that builds custom motorbikes and surfboards. Milf Skateboard Tailors is a recent brand from Porto, they are inspired by North-American culture of the 60´s and 70´s, their decks are made from Valchromat (an innovative Portuguese product that combines the natural features of wood with the brightness of colors). At the moment they have two models available, "Longoria" - a small board easy to carry around the city, and "Bullock" - a mid size longboard inspired on the old school rocket shape. Every skateboard is unique with its own serial number.
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Oakley have updated their Airwave Goggle. Oakley Airwave 1.5 builds on the success of the popular goggle launched last year, it has 30% more battery life, better processor, better graphics, and MFI Bluetooth. As the previous version, it features a 14-inch screen integrated within the goggle, you can check your speed, altitude, jump analytics, temperature, locate your track friends, listen to music, answer calls, view text messages, and navigate resort maps via the built-in GPS. All without taking your eyes off your run! watch the video
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Natural Log Skateboards are a recent company from San Diego, California, they create sustainable, high-performance vintage-styled skateboards with classic designs that highlight the natural beauty of the wood. Hand crafted locally in California, all boards are made from a variety of beautiful and strong re-claimed woods, and are classically designed after the vintage skateboards of the 1970’s. You can even build your custom board over at their website. watch the video
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Fingersurfing is another fun project on Kickstarter. The idea, developed by two Danish surfer brothers was conceived on the backseat of a car during long surfing trips. The brothers passed time sticking their hand out the window and surfing the wind with different flat objects like pea pods under their fingers. They imitated surf moves and with time and experience became "pro finger surfers". The brothers have now took the concept and developed the model designs and even attached a leash that keeps the board connected with the riders finger. watch the fun video and check the cool Fingersurfing moves.
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Matthew Bietz from QuarterTwenty designs and builds projects at a variety of scales including furniture, installations, buildings, and these beautiful skateboards. Working from his Seattle studio, Matthew designs custom skateboards made from baltic birch and recycled formica. The decks have a bright, no fade permanent color, and feature an original, ergonomic 3 finger handhold for easy carry. via

Matthew is currently taking custom orders from his Etsy store
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