YES: There are a lot of snowboard shops out there in the world. What makes your shop different? US Outdoor: Three main reasons: Our customers, people in the NW love to snowboard and love to learn and talk about; it really makes our jobs fun so we look forward to coming to work everyday. We are a one location family owned shop with the inventory that rivals a large chain but the selection and brands of a core shop. The most knowledgeable staff with a passion for snowboarding.
YES: There are also a lot of snowboard brands out there. Why does your shop carry YES? US Outdoor: Yes as a brand is a lot like our shop its rider owned and they’re making boards because they have a passion for snowboarding. When you create something because you love it the end product is going to be good.
YES: What models do you carry and what is the favorite amongst your staff? US Outdoor: We carry The Basic, The Public, The Greats, Pick Your line, Jackpot and 420. We have such a diverse crew of riders here it’s hard to pick just one model. I think it’s safe to say we all pray for blower pow so we can ride the 420.
YES: How many days does your staff ride in a season? US Outdoor: As many as Mother Nature allows. Pretty much if we’re not working we’re riding or maybe it’s the other way around. Luckily for us Hood is our local hill so we can ride year round.
YES: Local events your shop is supporting or putting together for this season US Outdoor: We’ve already put on a couple premier/parties and we have three more on November 6th, 13th and 20th at Clinton Street with two movies each night. We have a few more things in the works that we’ll post on our Facebook in the near future.
YES: If you could take you staff on a dream trip, where would it be and why? US Outdoor: JAPAN – Powder, Culture, Sushi!
Big thanks to our staff: Willy Bean, Paul Srofe, Jeremy Matherly, Jen Minor, Josiah Flippin, Adrien Young, Michael Stoeger and Megan Bailey.
Owners: Chris Heise
Number of years in business: 17 Years (2 seasonal + 15 Year round)
Number of locations: 1
YES: There are a lot of snowboard shops out there in the world. What makes your shop different? BOARDROOM: We are committed to customer service on a level that is uncommon among shops like ours. Whether it be by providing customer boot fitting, sharing knowledge about the latest products or the huge array of innovative and specialty brands not found in every box, mall chain and Costco.
YES: There are also a lot of snowboard brands out there. Why does your shop carry YES? BOARDROOM: Because YES is doing it right. Building high quality, innovative products that work amazing. Our shop carries YES because it’s a brand owned and operated by snowboarders. The brand is not saturated and over distributed as so many brands end up, killing the vibe.
YES: What models do you carry and what is the favorite amongst your staff?
BOARDROOM: The Basic, Pick Your Line, The Public, The Greats, The Jackpot. The Greats is one of the favorites amongst staff with it’s asym sidecut, camrock and the consistent feel, flex and pop which equates to more board than you would expect at this price point.
YES: How many days does your staff ride in a season? BOARDROOM: 50-70 days, more if possible, all depends on the roll that staff member plays on our team and current workload.
YES: Local events your shop is supporting or putting together for this season. BOARDROOM: Huge ass movie premiers including (YES. It’s A Movie II)
Several On-snow demos (10 scheduled between 3 mountains)
Hosting and sponsoring a few comps at a our local mtns.
YES: Any staff shout out? BOARDROOM: Nate “Kwon” Alseth, TJ “Tijuana” Hughes, Dale “DBowe” Bowens, David “Snoz” Szenasi, Debbie Sager, Lane Smith & Thom “Real Tom” Uecker
YES: There are a lot of snowboard shops out there in the world. What makes your shop different? MILO: We aren’t very different from any other specialty shop in the US.. I believe all the top snowboard shops in the country provide the same great service as we do. Emage,CalSurf,Salty Peaks,SnoCon,US Outdoor Store,Jackson Treehouse,Exit,World Boards,Edge of the World,Eastern Boarder,Darkside,Shred Shop,Youth Shelter,Evo,etc,etc. We’re all just trying to our best to keep our customers stoked on snowboarding, nothing else, we all love snowboarding so much, just want to provide a place for people to live, eat, and breathe shredding…..
YES: There are also a lot of snowboard brands out there. Why does your shop carry YES? MILO: we are pretty much down for anything DCP does, that guy is the most amazing rider. Stoked on rider owned companies. Plus holy cow they shred a lot of pow, how can you not like that?
YES: What models do you carry and what is the favorite amongst your staff? MILO: .we carry the Basic,the Greats,the TDF, the Pick Your Line, and the Jackpot. I would have to say that the shops favorite over all board is the greats, good for everybody, from our kid slower speed jibbers, to our all mtn chargers, asym sidecut is a definite bonus that the whole staff as appreciated…..
YES: We all know that there are a few shops out there that barely ride. How many days your staff ride per season? MILO: whole staff gets anywhere from 50-80 days on snow every year, some are married some have school, they all shred.
YES: If you could take you staff on a dream trip, where would it be and why? MILO: that’s easy. Baldface Lodge,Chatter Creek,Retallak and cat boarding operation in the Koots, cause it’s the best place to shred pow on earth.
YES: There are a lot of snowboard shops out there in the world. What makes your shop different? World Boards: We have been around for 19 years and have always had the best service anywhere. We ride what we sell and test a lot of stuff all while smiling. Snowboarding is fun!
YES: There are also a lot of snowboard brands out there. Why does your shop carry YES? World Boards: Yes is a brand owned by snowboarders and the decks are fun to ride. We like to support the real in snowboarding.
YES: What models do you carry and what is the favorite amongst your staff? World Boards: All of them probably DCP’s and just the Basic.
YES: We all know that there are a few shops out there that barely ride. How many days your staff ride per season? World Boards: about 200
YES: If you could take you staff on a dream trip, where would it be and why? World Boards: I went to Mazama heli years ago and that was all time. Mazama!
Chile’s capital , Santiago, rests at the bottom of 60 switchbacks carved into the Andes Mountains winding up to Valle Nevado . To the west, the beautiful rugged coast, is only a couple hours away where Sea Wolves share waves with avid surfers. This time of the year, bigger boards are a must.
Chile is one of my favorite places to travel to. I love the culture, the language, the people, the mountains and the waves . So this summer (South Americas’ winter) I decided to take one more trip to Chile for a little bit of boarding! It was amazing. I rode great pow, hiked a bunch, got to Heli 1 day with the Mekis Brothers, our south American Yes distributers and dear friends. It seemed natural that with the new movie in the can we treat the locals to a showing.
The event started with a skate Jam with a few kids at bowl park right in the hearth of Malls Sport at the bottom of the switch backs. Kids were going off – there’s so many good skaters in this town!
Then we invited everyone in to join us for a Corona and some food from BBB, burgers and empanadas. Buena Onda! Everyone seemed to enjoy that part a lot, and they were able to check out the yes catalogues and boards on display as well as buying raffle tickets to win prizes for our fundraisers. This year the fundraising was for the building of a new skate-ramp at Buchupureo, a few hours south of the Capital. This is part of what the Mekis do; they build ramps around the nation and teach kids to skate. In fact, the premier was hosted at their own bowl park. Also, we gave a framed picture recognition present to Claudio Dre , a graffiti artist that painted all the walls around the park. We foreran our movie with a little clip of him painting the park followed by Jeremy Jones’ new adventure Further.
Many people showed up including various snowboard teams from North America and Europe. Billabong team including Eero Niemala, Jamie Anderson, Helen Schettini (YES rider) as well as guys like skater Spiro Razis, Shane Polpisil ,gabe langlois , Kohl Christiensen even popped in for a few and Sharon and all the compadres I met the last 3 weeks . It was awesome.!
Gracias amigos para venir !
It was also my first time watching the movie and I was thrilled to share the excitement with my new friends from Chile that have been so generous and welcoming. It was a treat to share with them our yearly newest project .
Man the movie is good…Good music and well done, Thanks to Paul Watt , timmy tim tim and Dustin Ortiz, as well as the whole YES team.
Coronas were flying, Carlos de Spy Optics was capturing the moment. I even got to meet Miss Chile 2012 Camilla Recabarren , gave her a Yes shirt.
People screamed when the CHILE section came in, it was great! Good thing we just had a week of pow up in the mountain cause the new flick defiantly makes you wanna ride pow a lot …nothing wrong with this!
The party continued downtown with surfusidos.com crew and had the privilege to listen to some unique Chilean reggae with the most amazing female singer and chorus. When they played a Marley song, it was all over …party was on till the early morn!
DCP has curated a slideshow containing his most influential moments and memories throughout his snowboard career. Join DCP Friday, Apr. 20 for a mellow evening at Showcase Snowboards in Whistler, BC. If you can’t attend the event check out the upcoming two-part documentary at http://snowboarding.transworld.net/.
“I’m stoked to get the chance to tell a few stories about the special people and moments that have influenced me most. There is no better a place than Whistler to celebrate my career.” –DCP