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No Grip Tape Skating

No Grip Tape Skating

You know how hard landing your tricks on your skateboard normally is. Now imagine trying them without any grip tape on your board! That is exactly what the guys at Major Crew did and it didn’t look easy. Once there game of SKATE gets going though, the guys start to get the hang of the no grip tape thing. Check out their awesome video... read more
Backcountry Avalanche Safety Basics

Backcountry Avalanche Safety Basics

Venturing into the backcountry is dangerous. If you’re not properly prepared and equipped, an otherwise perfect day of snowboarding or skiing can turn deadly in an instant. As backcountry skiing and snowboarding continues to grow, more skiers and snowboarders than ever before are crossing the tape and heading out of ski area boundaries in search of untracked pow and unparalleled adventure. And with this increased rise in backcountry riding comes an increased need for avalanche education and awareness. The danger of avalanche is ever present in the backcountry. It doesn’t matter what the conditions are like or what the advisories are. It doesn’t matter how close you are to the ski area. When you are in the backcountry, you can’t let your guard down. You have to be ready for the worst at all times. The backcountry is so dangerous because the snow conditions are unstable and largely unmanaged. There is no ski patrol beyond the tape to immediately come to your aid. Saving your life or your buddy’s life will be largely up to you. Over 150 people are killed by avalanches every year – don’t be one of them. Fortunately, the vast majority of these deaths are preventable with the proper education, awareness, and safety equipment. Avalanche Education Taking an avalanche safety course or clinic is perhaps the single most important thing you can do to deal with the unexpected on the mountain. Most ski resorts and ski areas regularly host these classes during the season. Many mountain towns and towns near mountains also host similar classes. The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education lists a... read more
Looking To The Rock For Some Awesome Motivation

Looking To The Rock For Some Awesome Motivation

It’s 3:45 here at Much Awesome and I can guarandamntee you that we are hard at work rocking out the website and ready to get some great content put together for our readers. If you want some serious motivation this morning to get you pumped up and ready to get at it, check out this video from The Rock. “When you walk up to opportunities door, don’t knock. Kick that bitch in, smile and introduce yourself.” – Dwayne “The Rock”... read more
2014 Burton Sweet Tooth Snowboard Review

2014 Burton Sweet Tooth Snowboard Review

Girls that have a sweet tooth for powdery slopes and fresh powder will want to keep it locked and loaded this winter on the 2014 Burton Sweet Tooth Snowboard. The all-mountain snowboard is designed to soak up just about any terrain with ease. A fun and playful feel is thanks to Raduction, which shrinks the overall shape, allowing you to confidently ride a board up to 5 centimeters shorter than what you’re used to. This results in increased boardfeel and precision without sacrificing pop, float, or stability. The Burton Sweet Tooth combines Flat Top rocker with a catch-free tip and tail for the ultimate in all-mountain madness and stability. Throw a sick graphic on an already sick snowboard and you’re ready to rip. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this all-mountain shred... read more
Ryan CunninghamRyan Cunningham is the co-founder of Beyond The Tent, Much Awesome, The Home Brewing Blog and LIM. His goal is to show everyone he can that being active doesn't have to be hard, anyone can do it.  
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