This week, the TSJ crew rallied down to a deserted corner of the New Mexico/Arizona/Mexico border to try out sandboarding. As usual, we did zero research. Just dug a Burton 150 out of the closet, sprayed it down with WD40 and went for it.
We also brought along a four wheeler, two dirt bikes, a 30 pack, and girls in bikinis.
Here’s the video where we realize that some preparation might have helped. And also where I realized that drinking in the desert affects my judgment.
Coco, from our sister site Music Festival Junkies, shows us how to use the deadwood sticks approach.
Coco posing with our Director of Mechanized Transportation
Simply fill out the Lifetime Warranty Claim Form, and send your broken heart shape shades back to Smith. If your 1984 Cateye style frames aren’t available anymore, you can pick a new pair of equal or lesser value. Sorry Dan O’Callahan.
Site: The Smith Sunglasses & Goggles Website]]>
Here are two new Avalanche Education resources:
Beacon Basin – Permanently buried fun parks for avalanche beacon-ists. Practice your locating skills with multiple scenarios all day longwithout the hassle of burying & reburying. BCA, with support from Couloir Magazine, has teamed up with ski areas throughout North America and Europe. Each Beacon Basin features 10 buried transmitters hardwired to a central control panel. To change scenarios simply flip a switch and a new diaster zone is created: multiple burials, deep burials, orgy burials, whatever your sick twisted mind can think up.
Tracker 101 – want to learn some basic avalanche beacon skills from the comfort & safety of your own home? BCA and the film makers of Teton Gravity Research have teamed up to create “Tracker 101: Mastering Your Digital Transceiver“. The DVD focuses on using BCA’s Tracker DTS beacon, but the info is applicable to all digital transceivers. Basic search techniques & practices are shown as well as flux lines (not flux capacitor you Michael J. Fox wannabes). A great gift for anyone just starting to play beyond the safety of resorts or for old Junkies new to digital beacons.
All of us here at Snow Junkies believe in safety first, always ski with a buddy and wear a condom.]]>
Here’s some sweet videos of the new “Blade Launcher” deployment system flipping the blade into action.
Models range from simple stainless steel blades to combo blades with a screwdriver that has six interchangeble bits — perfect for on the hill adjustments. Sorry winos, no cork screw. All e300 series knives come with an awesome Carabiner/Bottle Opener for attaching this dagger anywhere AND cracking a brew at the end of the day…or at lunch…or for breakfast. We don’t judge people here at Snow Junkies.
Site: Leatherman Official Site]]>
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