When you think nothing else matters, winter does.

Winter, is both loved and loathed by many. Love it or loath it, however, it is still very much important; it matters. To that end, our mission is to share with you various matters that pertain to winter. As snowboarders we think it's important, and whether you're a winter sports enthusiast, or just looking for a stop-gap between summer activities, we hope you think it matters too. After all, the Ying does not exist without the Yang...

Matters

Sign of Life - somtimes it gets in the way of writing

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There's a famous quote in the movie Frankenstein where Dr. Henry Frankenstein says "Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive..." as his creation comes to life. This seems to be a rather appropriate quote as it applies to the Vociferous Void, my very own creation. Although there haven't been many updates in a long time (months), it still has a faint pulse and is still very much alive ("In the name of God!" says Victor Moritz). I would like to apologize for the lack of noise from the Void since the winter ended. Although it's not an excuse, sometimes life gets in the way of writing, and this summer life has been busy. However, the monster is stirring yet again, just in time for the onset of fall, so get your torches, and pitchforks and assemble into an angry mob in order to kill... err I mean, read some updates.

Summer: No Time For Change

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Just because winter is over, doesn't mean that it's not on my mind. Maybe sub-consciously, that's why I like Never Summer snowboards so much; in my imagination it's never really summer. This fixation doesn't really fit into Freud's Psychosexual model – although I suppose in a way mountains might be phallic, but that's neither here nor there – yet I'm am quite sure that I'm not suffering from this fever alone, which is why I recently suggested some potential activities to pass the summer months. The productive quality of these activities are questionable, however, so if you're looking for a slightly more constructive endeavour for the summer, perhaps doing something to protect the season you're breathlessly awaiting (i.e. winter) is just the ticket.

Summer Time - Waste it well with Signal Snowboards

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For many, the summer months are a stop gap season. Although some will be lucky enough to head south of the equator to extend their winter (ahem, New Zealand 2011), to most winter sports enthusiasts, summer is a time to learn new sports, perfect less practiced ones, let the body heal, work on their tan, or even fill their brains with nonsense to talk about in the lift lines next winter. This summer, Signal Snowboards is stepping up to provide an assist in the shenanigans department with a new video series called Every Third Thursday.

POW Gloves - El presidente raps about gloves and horny underwear

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In January, Dana and I decided to become a major nuisance at the SnowSports Industries of America trade show in Denver Colorado and we recorded most of it on video. Since the snow season is effectively over for me, and I have a little bit more spare time on my hands, so I decided to go through that video to see what we got. I came across a few nuggets which I thought would be good to share with the public at large including a few peaks at some of the stuff that's slated to come out for the 2010/11 snowboard season, including POW Gloves.