Three Days with Satellite Boardshop

Group shot of the demo teams up at Eldora. cred: @satelliteBoardshop

Group shot of the demo teams up at Eldora. cred: @satelliteBoardshop

by Justin Phipps,

I got to spend a few days with Satellite Boardshop doing the Eldora Demo and also did a couple nights at the store, kind of interning. It was a lot of fun, and it basically just watched a bunch of videos, and tried to help Austin who was battling a raging headache. But for the most part it was awesome. Here’s the timeline.

Day 1 Satellite/Eldora On Snow Demo

  • Rep life starts early, dad had me in Denver at 6:30am
  • Got to Eldora at 7:30a
  • Kinda watched everyone setup
  • Sessioned a portable sketchy pole jam
  • Finally got on mountain at 10:30a, tickets were a little late arriving
  • Took lots of laps Austin and Ethan and tons of other guys from other companies
  • Ate Lil’ Smokies at the Vans tent
  • Ate Oreo’s, Pepsi, and Reese’s cups
  • Took last lap w/lots of guys
  • Took group photo and left
  • Ate a Wahoo’s Fish Tacos

Day 2 (intern at shop)

  • Brought boots up to to upstairs storage
  • Met Ian Boll, really pumped on Ian cause he’s a Rome rider and he’s living here in Colorado
  • Vaccumed rugs
  • Taped label on board/put in wax room
  • Snowboard flick time, watched Mr.Plant
  • Austin showed me his favorite Jed Anderson part from Walk the Moon
  • Austin demonstrated how he sells things (real smooth)
  • Broke screw on skateboard (like a hulk)

Day 3 (intern at shop)

  • Didn’t do much work
  • Watched Right Brain, one of my most fave snowboard films
  • Lib Tech showed up for their Commision Shop Banana Split Promo
  • Skated w Cody (hit car w skateboard)
  • Ate banana splits

The 2015 Rome 390 Boss Bindings

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Team color way 390 Boss. Cred: @romeSnowboards

 

by Justin Phipps,

Rome’s 390 Boss binding is a very much alike their 390, if you’ve ever ridden it before. The Boss has a different and stiffer ankle strap in my opinion than the 390. You also get that second set of footbeds with the Boss. One of the neatest parts of the Boss is the toe strap, I thought the toe strap looked cool because its not all one piece when it cover the toe of your boot, it’s sorta like a spider web, that’s really thick. Another sweet feature is the toe and ankle strap have an extra part of rubber that keeps the straps back away from getting in the foot slot when you’re trying to put your foot in. Last, the Boss comes in five colorways including black, hunter camouflage with bright orange, red and blue, dark and black, and the team edition which are orange and black, they look like a tiger (these are the ones I ride). Overall, if you like to ride a little bit of everything and like a balance between flexible and powerful, this binding is for you.

The 2015 Rome Park Pack

The Rome Park Pack. cred: @romeSnowboards

The Rome Park Pack. cred: @romeSnowboards

by Justin Phipps,

Rome’s shred accessories are rad, today we’re talking up their Park Pack backpack. Designed by Rome especially for the day trip up to your local shred spot (or school). One of the essential features is the chest buckle option so the pack isn’t getting all floppy while you shred. It also is equipped with buckles on the back for your skateboard or snowboard (in case you’re hiking for it). There’s two zip up pockets on the front and one main pocket which has a separator for a smaller section and a larger section. I’m thinking you can easily slide a laptop in there. I like the full camouflage color way best, there is also a black option too with a camo pocket.

These are durable packs, I’ve got one from a couple years back and it’s still looking real good.

Some other design specs lifted from Rome’s website:
Fleece-lined goggle pocket
Phone sleeve on shoulder strap
Triple storage compartments
Foam back panel with airflow channels