What does the logo 686 mean?
Is 686 a good ski brand?
686 is a pretty steep brand. i was fortunate enough to find one at a local shop that was having a huge moving sale and everything they had in stock was going for 50% off. i scored a 686 "ACE" series jacket. its the artist line they have.Jan 16, 2008
Who is 686 owned by?
Michael Akira West grew up in Los Angeles, where the culture of skateboarding and snowboarding were two of his strongest influences. Inspired by this, West launched his lifestyle brand 686 in 1992. The company focuses on technical apparel and accessories for the snow sports industry.Sep 9, 2018
Is 686 a snowboard or ski brand?
686 offers a full line of technical snowboarding winter apparel, jackets and pants.
Where are 686 products made?
However having understood the best materials for its ski-lodge-dwelling consumers came from Asia, 686 soon outsourced many of its production to Japan and Taiwan.Jul 19, 2012
How long do snowboards last?
An average snowboard should last a rider between 150 and 200 days of riding. Assuming you handle your board relatively well and don't grind the base on every rock out there, a rider should experience about 100 days of high riding quality from a new board.
Is a 15 year old snowboard still good?
Snowboards can be used or stored for up to 15 years before they begin to really deteriorate from age. ... As long as a board still has decent pop and flex, an old board purchased for $50-$100 and is a good option for riding in rocky spring or fall season conditions.
Can you wax your snowboard too much?
You might think leaving some wax on the base of the snowboard is going to make you go a bit faster on the hill... but no, you're WRONG! Leaving excess wax on the base is actually going to dry the base out quicker.
Should I wax my snowboard at the end of the season?
Wax your snowboard with a waxing iron.
Although regular waxing during the winter is important too, be sure to also apply a thick layer of wax on your snowboard in the summer to preserve it during the off-season. ... Just be sure to remove the wax before the next time you go snowboarding.Jul 28, 2016
What are groomers snowboarding?
Grooming is the act of using heavy equipment (groomers) to break up hard snow and make it easier to ride on, and more predictable. A groomer can also refer to a trail that has been groomed.