Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bean 2010/2011

I have posted about Boston based Bean Snowboards before, and they are back again this year with a couple new additions to their lineup. They are still making the Violator true twin park board, and the Commonwealth directional twin all-mountain destroyer. Added to the lineup is the District, a small, light and flexy board for the Groms who want something local and handmade to hone their skills on. But I am most excited about is their Artist series,three boards designed by three different local artists. Each board is in a super limited edition of five, and comes with a signature print. Its really about time snowboards got this type of treatment, which skateboarding seems to have been doing forever. You really cant beat local dudes, making boards with as much locally sourced materials as possible, who do it because that's what they love, not because its their job. Its good to see more and more bean shirts popping up on the east coast this season. Hopefully the trend continues.

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