Get amongst the gear talk
From the backcountry bandit to the action-cam obsessed, there is something in store for all this winter season.
With the snow gods delivering the goods of a beautifully fresh snow base over the last few days we have seen the importance of top quality gear to make sure you are maximising your holiday any day of the week. From a low base to powdery heavens in the space of a few days we have done all the hard work (trust us, it was hard!) of selecting the best quality gear to ensure a true shred-cation.
DYNAFIT | BEAST 108
A solid companion, the aptly named beast is your best friend to the snow scene. Perfect for any southern hemisphere shred the more you push the beast the more confidence it instils. From beautifully open wide carved turns to tackling chalky crud on and icy day you’ll look like a Zen master amongst any mogul run. With a generous amount of pop within this ski you’ll be sending through any pieste, rocks, hops, cliffs and all. From a brand focused on engineering quality the Beast sports a lightweight core loaded with maximum power, negative camber and a rocker perfect to fly on any type of snow condition. A lightweight ski with tailored edges to create lift aids in beautiful wide, rolling turns. For days where it is all about bumps and jumps, the pivoting and position the ski will make you Hollywood worthy with a lightweight flexible ski able to manoeuvre amongst it all. Entering the backcountry? With integrity behind great touring skis, this Ski allows new comers to the sport with a ski that can tackle the untrained hill, keeping float and edge amongst the most powdery days.
While most have put their skis away for the summer Mtn Guide and athlete, @mikeyarno went exploring for steep lines off the summit of Denali. Those Beast 98’s certainly look like the right tool for glacier ice! . Pic by @teagueholmes #freetour #freetouring #denali #chugachmountains #freerideskiing #backcountryskiing #beast98
SALOMON | SICK STICK
The snowboard shred scene is Falls is nothing but fun. With great progression terrain parks to off-piest coasting we all know snowboarders just wanna have fun. The 2018 season focuses on the playful, the enjoyable and the downright fun of snowboarding. With abundant amount of pop that can slay terrain with race like precision you will be thankful for the ride of your life. With revamped design of the original snowboarding staple, you’ll be blessed with a wide waist and design to float turns on any terrain. This all-mountain assassin has narrower dimensions with side rails designed for the airborne and primed for any free ride play.
OAKLEY | FALL LINE
Minimalism is the undoubted rage of the ski world with Oakley’s Fall Line boasting a rimless frame which not only is the epitome of cool but also creates the most peripheral vision ever seen in any goggle. With Oakley’s famed Prizm lens tech, allows a better vision of terrain by working with contrasts and hues within the goggle to enjoy any weather. The size of the goggles as well takes away any feeling of constraints, and for those who face the battle of prescription glasses, never fear as any pair can fit behind these goggles without limiting peripherals. Another bonus? Oakley takes the cake for customisation with allowing swaps for separate lenses for different conditions but ensures a tight fit to keep out wind and weather. You couldn’t ski lines in Falls any better without this Fall line.
SONY | A9
Put away the IPhone and invest for that perfect on snow capture. With the tech world advancing at an ever accelerating rate we understand how essential it is to have the flawless shot. With Sony taking a storm in the sports photography world, their new release of the A9 has mind blowing specs of 20 frames per second, a lightweight body and a lightning-fast auto-focus that makes 60 adjustments per second to ensure you stay locked on your subject, whether they are sending it off Falls Creeks famed jumps or flying down like a carving god you will be the envy of any Instagram when you start uploading these goods.
You’ve got the gear, now all we need is your arrival.
words by natasha payne