Review: Dual Snowboards
I grew up snowboarding all the time but I always looked at the people skiing and couldn’t help but feel a bit jealous that they always looked to have a bit more flexibility and freedom on the skis than I did on my snowboard. Snowboarders and skiers never seem to get along, but the new Dual Snowboards might be able to finally bridge the gap and give snowboarders the freedom they have always wanted and give those on skis the chance to give snowboarding a try.
The Dual snowboard is a true hybrid of both worlds, giving each foot a “mini” snowboard, which allows the two feet to move completely separate from each other. While many might laugh at the site of these odd looking adaptations of the snowboard, they would surely also like to give them a try. Many young snowboarders are jumping on the trend and Dual has even gotten a few professionals to join the Dual team and ride their boards.
One of the most annoying aspects of both snowboarding and skiing is that the gear is simply bulky. You can easily spot someone in an airport lugging around a huge snowboard case and it never looks like any fun. I was so surprised at how compact the Dual snowboards are (snowboard?). They easily fit in the bottom of my duffel bag and even easily slipped in the laptop section of my backpack. Now, you still have to carry around the boots, but the board is the most annoying part and now that problem is solved!
The price is also a huge plus, with a set of these fun toys only costing about $250, which is a bargain compared to some of the high end snowboard brands. While it might be hard to throw down another couple hundred bux for the Dual snowboards, you can use the same boots and bindings as your regular snowboard! You can ever bring both with you and swap halfway through the day if you’d like.
So, should you buy these? Will the trend catch on and last? We think it most definitely will. Kids are always buying the newest toys and many of them are simply junk, but the Dual snowboard is different. It is a logical progression in an industry which has not seen much in the last few years, I mean who really thought you could reinvent the snowboard? Well, we are here to tell you that Dual has, and they have made it a ton of fun!
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Dual Snowboard for free as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication.
.H . Jeff Johns is the co-founder and editor of Latitude 34 Travel Blog. Through 65 countries on 6 continents he has accumulated a seemingly endless stream of odd information, interesting stories and helpful tips and tricks to better travel. Jeff’s goal is to visit all 204 countries on Earth before he is too senile to remember them all. A graduate of the Visual Journalism program at the Brooks Institute, his true passions lay in honest visual storytelling, documentary filmmaking, Thai food and a good laugh. Together with his girlfriend Marina, they run Latitude 34 Travel Blog as a source of helpful information for those who love to travel or those who simply dream of it. If you have a comment or suggestion, send them an email at email@example.com and they’ll respond super fast!