Holiday Surplus

Compiled by Annie Fast

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you know what that means, shred season—oh yeah, and gifts. We’ve picked the newest, coolest gift ideas for shredders from the main-dish present to the bottom of the stocking.

Grab a Sharpie and circle the products you want, then leave it where that special gifter will see it. Hell, go through the whole mag and circle everything you want. We can’t fit it all in Surplus—that’s the holiday spirit!

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The hose and bite valve of the Stash Rider hydration system are “stashed” in the insulated shoulder strap, which combines with your body heat to prevent freezing. It also has external snowboard-carrying straps.

$110 (70 ounces)

bcaccess.com

The DAKINE Mission is a straightforward pack similar to their late-model Heli Pro, only with a deeper front pocket. Stuff snacks and extra layers into the main pack, water in the side holster, goggles or glasses in the other fuzzy side pocket, and you’re out.

$60

dakine.com

 

A great kicker builder—thetelescoping handle on the Tele Lynx Shovel will save your back.

$45

BlackDiamondEquipment.com

Just as the name implies,the collapsible Lifelink Probe 300 quickly extends to probe the avalanche debris area for victims.

$76

life-link.com

When it comes to picking out a beacon, you’ve got plenty of choices. The dual receiving antennas and the commonsense display make the Tracker DTS digital transceiver easy to use and a safe bet.

$300

bcaccess.com

Since their introduction four seasons ago, the BurtonS-SeriesSplit Boards have revolutionized the way shreds get up the hill. Splittin’ opens up terrain that was just too damn hard to get to with snowshoes, and now you don’t have to sherpa a board on your back either. Dave Downing and Craig Kelly put some serious time and tinkering into making it shred-ready. With a little practice, the board is easy to split and assemble—except for those f—king skins. While the price is a little scary, just think of it as a season pass and a snowboard, or skis and a board—or just one snowmobile payment.

Available in 165 and 170. Start crunching that granola.

$900

burton.com

The long ski on the GnuDanny Kass snowskate allows it to float on top of the snow, and the generous sidecut kills it for turning. And damn, if that wide, concave rubber deck doesn’t hold your feet on solid—bet you didn’t think we knew this much about snowskates, did you? You’ll totally kill it at the U.S. Open Of Snowskating on this thing.

$199

gnu.com

The Tro’it from Agency Binding Organization is the chosen binding for teamrider Danny Kass. It features tool-free forward-lean adjusting and comes in either black/olive or straight black. That’s probably enough reasons to ride ‘em.

$195

agencysnow.com

Cheetah Factory Racks

Dave Basterrechea started CFR in the winter of ’99 out of necessity to get his snowboard off his pack and onto his snowmobile. Dave’s company has grown to make an entire line of snowmobile accessories, including the first snowboard snowmobile carrying system. Snowmobiling is hard enough, the last thing you want to have to worry about is your board on your bacacting like a big sail, hooking on things and knocking you off balance.

The Cheetah Factory Racing snowboard rack enables you to snowmobile around looking for that new jump spot or sick line and forget that you even have your board with you. Tandem riding is no longer a hassle either, the CFR snowboard rack carries up to two boards, which makes getting you or your buddy up for another run or jump fun and easy. CFR racks are rider-tested and approved by snowmoshredders Shin Campos, T.J. Schneider, Gaetan Chanut, J-F Pelchat, Jonaven Moore, Lukas Huffman, and Dave Downing.

Contact Dave at (604) 938-9944 or cheetahfactoryracing.com for more info.

We can’t quite figure out the Nikita ads, but we like the off-hill gear. Check out lovely TransWorld staffer Kristen in the Imba Pipeline training jacket ($70) and pants ($64).

nikitaclothing.com

This is weird—we’re puzzled. Kind of like the Volcom Puzzled Jersey ($52, snow)and Fromunda Short ($50, snow). So soft and comfortable you’ll never want to take them off.

volcom.com

The Troop Pant is new on the scene this year from Mike LeBlanc’sclothing brand Holden. Holden outerwear can be characterized best by clean designs and the elimination of annoying features. The bells and whistles remaining on the clothes are only the necessary and the useful.

$230

holdenouterwear.com

Pink isn’t just for the ladies—these Oakley A-Frame goggles are just what you need to spice up your steez. The optical technology isn’t meant to be understood by the lowly snowboard magazine products editor—but here goes: the optically correct dual lenses help you spot your landings, peripheral clarity allows you to see those skiers behind your front shoulder, thermal shielding from the three layers of face foam keeps wind-induced tears to a minimum, and there’s some high-tech defogging for every other situation. Don’t try to understand it—just know they’ll keep you on the slopes, not in the lodge.

Pink/Persimmon Lens

$120

oakley.com

It’s a scarf and a hat in one. If Cold As Ice could figure out a way to attach a pair of mitts to the Goddess Beanie, you’d never have to go home from the bar cold again.

$37

caibrands.com

This is the second video in the 411VM Snowboarding two-part annual series.Issue 07combines words and moving images for a close-up look into the lives of Jackson shreds, a Ryan Thompson check out, milking a team trip with ThirtyTwo, and more.

A Euros Gone Crazy bonus disc comes free with every DVD. See what the Euros do late at night—yikes.

$17 VHS, $20 DVD

411vm.com

The Suunto S6 tells you how much vert you got out of those four Jackson Hole tram runs and how fast you rode them. It also tells you the altitude at the top of the tram (altimeter), the steepness of Corbett’s Couloir (clinometer), and which direction it faces (compass) so you can annoy everyone with these statistics on the way back up the tram for another 4,139 vertical feet.

The S6 also has a barometer, so you’ll know whether it’s going to be bluebird or stormy the next morning—and you can party accordingly.

$369

suunto.com

The LEGO Snowboard Super Pipe ($50) is fun for the wee shred. Learn the basics of snowboarding, like how to huck-a-whirl down the pipe, slide the boxes, and then claim it at the bottom.

Also available in Boarder Cross ($30) and Big Air Comp ($15) versions.

lego.com

Coal

A collection of hand-knit beanies. Don’t go through another winter without a favorite beanie.

The Grandma (Titanium Putty, Mohair) $30

The F’alta Flap (Dark Brown, Acrylic, w/fleece) $30

The Pat (Mustard, Acrylic) $20

Playboy Custom 158

Burton Snowboards has jumped in bed with Playboy to commemorate the magazine’s half-century of heart-attack, uh, journalism. The bunny board is a standard Burton Custom 158—the best-selling snowboard model of all time—adorned with classic Rabbit Head graphics on both the topsheet and base. Only 700 of these babies will be sold, and you won’t find one in your dad’s socks and underwear drawer. Get to the Burton Web site for more info, because we all know that fifty years of genetically perfect, carbon-copy blondes is something to celebrate.K.H.

burton.com

Damn, just try to find another high-quality backpack at this price. The O’gio Jeremy Jones has fleece-lined pockets for electronics, a headphone port, and backcountry-oriented extras like the shovel, probe pole, and snowboard-carrying holsters.

$37.50

ogio.com

Here’s the backpack for when you’re going in deep. Designed and manufactured in Bozeman, Montana, theWookieCouloir bag will see you and your gear through to the end of the mission.

$168

wookey.net

What could be better than getting a new shred video? How about getting a subscription to TransWorldSNOWboarding with it. Log on for the deal, yo.

Wildcats Diary($25)

Mack Dawg Shakedown($30)

Mack Dawg Gameshow($20)

Kingpin Back In Black($30)

Standard White Balance ($30)

Standard Best Of the TB Series($30)

Neoproto($23)

transworldsnowboarding.com/shop

 

Have you ever noticed how awkward other people’s luggage can be? What the hell is up with those tippy, narrow wheelbases and bearing-sized wheels? K2 keeps it upright and moving with the Tech Roller carry-on, including a detachable organizer that fits right onto the airplane tray table. The TWS photographers are super hyped on this one.

$140

k2snowboarding.com

The Dryguy Circulator is an affordable and portable boot heater and dryer. You won’t regret this in the morning.

$30

dryguy.net

{Doug, run these together small}

Burton’s snowboard-specific Boneout socks pad where you need it and eliminate bunch-up where you don’t. Every shredder needs new socks.

$20

burton.com

Liftsportsoap

Pine for snowboarders, coconut for surfers, and orange for skateboarders. Mmm, maybe this will get your extreme self in the shower.

$3.50

liftsport.com

The Moonlight LEDheadlampis super-bright and lightweight—great for creeping around on late-night missions.

$30

BlackDiamondEquipment.com

You could either buy new outerwear and gloves, or just Nikwax them to look and repel water like new and then claim it at the bottom.

Also available in Boarder Cross ($30) and Big Air Comp ($15) versions.

lego.com

Coal

A collection of hand-knit beanies. Don’t go through another winter without a favorite beanie.

The Grandma (Titanium Putty, Mohair) $30

The F’alta Flap (Dark Brown, Acrylic, w/fleece) $30

The Pat (Mustard, Acrylic) $20

Playboy Custom 158

Burton Snowboards has jumped in bed with Playboy to commemorate the magazine’s half-century of heart-attack, uh, journalism. The bunny board is a standard Burton Custom 158—the best-selling snowboard model of all time—adorned with classic Rabbit Head graphics on both the topsheet and base. Only 700 of these babies will be sold, and you won’t find one in your dad’s socks and underwear drawer. Get to the Burton Web site for more info, because we all know that fifty years of genetically perfect, carbon-copy blondes is something to celebrate.K.H.

burton.com

Damn, just try to find another high-quality backpack at this price. The O’gio Jeremy Jones has fleece-lined pockets for electronics, a headphone port, and backcountry-oriented extras like the shovel, probe pole, and snowboard-carrying holsters.

$37.50

ogio.com

Here’s the backpack for when you’re going in deep. Designed and manufactured in Bozeman, Montana, theWookieCouloir bag will see you and your gear through to the end of the mission.

$168

wookey.net

What could be better than getting a new shred video? How about getting a subscription to TransWorldSNOWboarding with it. Log on for the deal, yo.

Wildcats Diary($25)

Mack Dawg Shakedown($30)

Mack Dawg Gameshow($20)

Kingpin Back In Black($30)

Standard White Balance ($30)

Standard Best Of the TB Series($30)

Neoproto($23)

transworldsnowboarding.com/shop

 

Have you ever noticed how awkward other people’s luggage can be? What the hell is up with those tippy, narrow wheelbases and bearing-sized wheels? K2 keeps it upright and moving with the Tech Roller carry-on, including a detachable organizer that fits right onto the airplane tray table. The TWS photographers are super hyped on this one.

$140

k2snowboarding.com

The Dryguy Circulator is an affordable and portable boot heater and dryer. You won’t regret this in the morning.

$30

dryguy.net

{Doug, run these together small}

Burton’s snowboard-specific Boneout socks pad where you need it and eliminate bunch-up where you don’t. Every shredder needs new socks.

$20

burton.com

Liftsportsoap

Pine for snowboarders, coconut for surfers, and orange for skateboarders. Mmm, maybe this will get your extreme self in the shower.

$3.50

liftsport.com

The Moonlight LEDheadlampis super-bright and lightweight—great for creeping around on late-night missions.

$30

BlackDiamondEquipment.com

You could either buy new outerwear and gloves, or just Nikwax them to look and repel water like new.

TX Direct Spray On, $13

Tech Wash, $9

TX Direct Wash-In, $12

nikwax-usa.com

One Ball Jay doesn’t just make snowboard wax—they invented it.

Viper Rub-On Wax ($8)

VX High Fluoro ($14)

Four812 Mid Fluoro ($10)

Gel Wax ($8)

oneballjay.com

These Crazy ThermaBand hand-warmer wristbands fit over your pumping veins to warm your blood with style.

$7

crazycreek.com

Ever crash with a bulky tool in your pocket? Bakoda’s

Advanced Hi-Back Pack is a better place to stash it.

$20

bakoda.com

The Seirus Trifecta glove features abuilt-in wrist guard—great for beginners and vegans.

$60

seirus.com

 

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TX Direct Spray On, $13

Tech Wash, $9

TX Direct Wash-In, $12

nikwax-usa.com

One Ball Jay doesn’t just make snowboard wax—they invented it.

Viper Rub-On Wax ($8)

VX High Fluoro ($14)

Four812 Mid Fluoro ($10)

Gel Wax ($8)

oneballjay.com

These Crazy ThermaBand hand-warmer wristbands fit over your pumping veins to warm your blood with style.

$7

crazycreek.com

Ever crash with a bulky tool in your pocket? Bakoda’s

Advanced Hi-Back Pack is a better place to stash it.

$20

bakoda.com

The Seirus Trifecta glove features abuilt-in wrist guard—great for beginners and vegans.

$60

seirus.com