Jake Walnut

Jake is a full-time freelance writer with a passion for the outdoors. He is particularly interested in snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing (the board sports), along with bicycling, hiking, camping, and just plain old being outside.

  • The Best Snowboard Boots of 2014

    Boots are an important and essential piece of gear for any snowboarding setup. Rather than just pick up any old pair, why not invest a little of your hard-earned dough in a top-quality set of shred kicks this winter. The best snowboarding boots might cost a little more but they offer the very best in […]

  • The Best Snowboard Jackets of 2014

    The snowboarding industry is filled with dozens of superb companies offering a wide range of top-quality products for boarders and skiers alike. While forking over moola for a new jacket might not be quite as exciting as, say, investing in a new snowboard, it cannot be denied that it is equally (or near equally) as […]

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  • 2014 Poler X Nike Vapen Snowboard Boot Review

    Poler Stuff and Nike have done it again with their 2014 Poler X Nike Vapen Snowboard Boot. The collab came out of a similar project between Poler and Nike Skateboarding and is the first time Poler and the snowboarding side of Nike have worked together. The Vapen Boot is one of Nike Snowboarding’s absolute best products. […]

  • 2014 Capita The Black Snowboard of Death Snowboard Review

    It’s hard to go wrong with a snowboard with as cool of a name as the Capita The Black Snowboard of Death Snowboard. Though the name is a little funky to get off the tongue, the board is pimped out to a startling degree of quality. Completely redesigned for the 2014 season, the Black Snowboard […]

  • Much Awesome Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Holiday Gifts for Snowboarders

    The holiday season is upon us once again and people everywhere are rushing around in an attempt to pick up the very best gifts for their loved ones. If there is a snowboarder in your family or friend group, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t try to base your gift around that passion. […]

  • 2014 Rossignol Templar Magtek Snowboard Review

    It’s just about that time of year…when nearly every ski resort across the country opens up and snowboarders from all over flock to get their shred on. But why head up to the mountain with anything but the best? You don’t want to be left in the dust. That’s where the 2014 Rossignol Templar Magtek […]

  • The Best Splitboards of 2014

    Splitboarding has been around for years but it is largely a recent phenomenon. Until the last decade or so, snowboarders hoping to make it up into the untouched powder of the backcountry either had to hoof it or make one of their regular snowboards into a homemade splitboard. That’s no longer the case. In fact, […]

  • 2014 Slash ATV Snowboard Review

    The 2014 Slash ATV Snowboard truly is an all terrain vehicle. Designed for everything the mountain can throw at you, the snowboard is equally at home in the park and in the powder. The Slash ATV Snowboard combines a traditional directional twin shape with traditional full camber. It has the same feel as snowboards did […]

  • The Best Freestyle Snowboards of 2014

    If you check in on occasion here at Much Awesome, then chances are that you’ve seen our recent post on the best all-mountain snowboards of 2014. In it, we took our knowledge of 2013/2014 all-mountain sticks and sorted through them to come out with five of our very favorite all-mountain rippers. Naturally, we had to […]

  • Huf ‘Stoops Euro Tour’ Part One Video

    Huf Quality Footwear and Thrasher Magazine present an awesome new skate video in the form of ‘Stoops Euro Tour’ Part One. The seven minute flick captures the new Huf crew killing it at skate spots across Europe. Gillete, Rieder, Plunkett, Cromer, Matthews, and more get down. Don’t forget to check out the Huf Worldwide website […]