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Getting Started Learning to Skateboard

Learning how to skateboard isn’t as easy as learning to ride a bike. There’s no way to add training wheels or really avoid the inevitable wipe outs that you will experience. While there is no way to truly avoid this, the team at Vertical Drop has created a list of a few things that you can [...]

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How Runs on a Mountain are Differentiated

If you’re heading to the mountain for the first time, getting all of the gear together can seem like the most intimidating part, but once you get to the mountain you may realize that you’ve got an entirely new set of fears and nerves that have shown up. One of the ways that you can [...]

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3 Must Have Items for Every Snowboard Trip

If you are just making your way out to the mountains for the first time this year, or the first time in your life, there are a few items that you should make sure to check, and double check, for before you head out. At Vertical Drop Ski & Board, we are just as passionate [...]

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Longboard or Skateboard? Part 2

Longboards and skateboards are both fun, but depending on what experience you want, one or the other will suit you best. In our last blog, we explored the general differences between skateboards and longboards, including shape, size, and wheels. Today, we want to look at the benefits of both options. Each board thrives in a different [...]

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Longboard or Skateboard? Part 1

Some people have longboards; some have skateboards; some have both; and some have neither. Though the activities may look the same to an observer, they have several distinct differences. If you’re wondering which one is a good choice for you, read on! We’re going to discuss skateboards vs. longboards in the next two blogs!Which Came [...]

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Pro Tips for Storing Skis and Snowboards over the Summer - Part 2

In our last blog, we discussed the first two steps to maintaining your skis or snowboard over the summer. At Vertical Drop, we understand what a significant investment your boards are. Summer is a key time in your board’s life. The better you take care of it, the longer it will last you.After you clean your [...]

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Pro Tips for Storing Skis and Snowboards over the Summer - Part 1

Though the snow may stick around into the beginning of May, we are headed for summer! Your skis or snowboard will get a respite from all the winter activity. After a long winter season, your good friends will be dirty, and you have a choice: you can take care of them now or put them [...]

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What Skis Do You Need? Part 3

In our last two blogs, we explored different types of skis. There are many! Depending on the terrain and conditions you love, you will want a certain type for the best experience. For instance, if you love the technical terrain of steep slopes, using backcountry skis would be a horrible idea. By the same token, using [...]

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What Skis Do You Need? Part 2

Once you get on the slopes, it’s all about having fun. Before you get there, though, you can maximize your chances for having a phenomenal day by choosing the right skis. As we said in our last blog, the concept of skiing is simple - slide over snow - but the tech continues to evolve, [...]

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What Skis Do You Need? Part 1

The concept of skiing is simple, but the equipment and tech keeps evolving. Even if you have been skiing for decades, you can face challenges when replacing or expanding your equipment. That is why we are going to take the next three blogs to share different types of skis and their purposes. Backcountry/Alpine touring skisAlpine touring [...]

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