Evolve Snow Camps 2018 – Camper Photos
Photos by: Alex Spiers
We are getting ever closer to the start of Summer 2018 and we could not be more hyped for the summer that we have planned. One of our most exciting new additions for this upcoming summer is our new skateboard & scooter camps in Whistler, BC!
Whistler is known across the globe as a prime destination for the extreme and the awesome due to it’s fantastic hills for skiing & snowboarding. These snow-lovers need something to do in the summer months, so there really is no off-season for stoke here in Whis’.
Evolve’s Whistler Skateboard & Scooter Camp is a drop-off only day camp operating out of Whistler Skatepark (keep scrolling for more information about Whistler Skatepark). Campers are dropped off each morning at the park to receive personalized instruction and work side-by-side with our qualified coaches on their skateboarding & scootering skills!
For more information about our Whistler camps, please click the following links:
While the Whistler Skatepark was originally opened in 1991 for the growing community of snowboarders, the newest renovations and expansions were done in 2016; making this picturesque Canadian city home to the second largest skatepark in the nation (over 50,000 square feet of skateble space). This incredible park is surrounded by towering cedar and fir trees, with a rushing alpine stream nearby – we couldn’t ask for a better location for an unbeatable week of camp.
The Whistler Skate Park is centrally located between the Village and Fitzsimmons Creek, and open daily from April to November between dawn and until the lights shut off at 1 a.m.
The park contains a serpentine run into a 6.5-metre diameter “Snake Bowl”, a cherished and unique feature in North America. A second area contains a variety of ¼ pipes up to three metres high, a spine, volcano and central pyramid. The expansion linked the two previous phases of the skate park and incorporates long flowy lines with multiple ledges and street-style elements that allow skaters to pump and flow for speed.
Here is a clip of some local pros showing us how to ride every bit of this epic skatepark. Enjoy!
Along with it’s status as one of the world’s premier ski/snowboard destinations, it is also considered one of the top places in the world for mountain biking. There are many kilometres of trails in the Valley to ride, a bike skills park next door to the skatepark, and the world’s best and biggest bike park around. Consider spending a little more time than planned in Whistler and take a bike for rip on the trails.
Let’s face it… buying the right gifts for your kids might be one of the most difficult things about Christmas. Of course, you trying to find them the gifts that they will love. As a parent, however, you want to get your child a gift that will be good for them also. We completely understand, and we are here to save the day with some of the best Christmas gifts that kids and parents will both be stoked about! Seeing as everyone has a different budget for holiday gifts, we made sure to feature 4 gifts at 4 different price points. Don’t waste your time waiting in lines at toy stores or at the mall; read our list of the 4 Best Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2017.
The Kendama is an extremely addictive wooden skill toy that comes from Japan. This toy is great for young and old alike as it strengthens hand eye coordination, balance, and reflex. The trick possibilities are endless for both the beginner and the seasoned master.
The Kendama consists of the “Ken” (handle), connected by a string to the “Tama” (ball). The Kendama tricks are done by variations of juggling the ball in the 3 cups, spiking the ball with the Ken spike, and doing both in new creative ways. Much like scootering or skateboarding, mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patience, and creativity.
We love that the Kendama is a simple, productive, interactive toy that strengthens mental and physical skills while you play. In today’s world of flashing lights, computers, and tech-savvy toys, the Kendama stands out with its simple design and creative new ways to have fun.
If your child is already scooter obsessed or just starting out riding, this scooter will be one of their best Christmas gifts ever. The 2018 Crew™ is Lucky’s most affordable scooter and unlike the 2017 version, this scooter features their all new Chromoly Kink Bar and 110mm wheels for freestyle riding! The Crew™ is also fully upgradable as it is compatible with Lucky’s entire aftermarket lineup. With abundant options, this scooter is perfect to grow with any young riders size and abilities.
**Available in: White-Red, White-Blue, Graphite-Green, Graphite-Orange, and Blackout
Buy a kid a skateboard or scooter and they will ride for a day. Teach a kid how to skateboard or scooter and they will ride for life! Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas by signing your child up for one of our unforgettable weeks of summer camp. We offer drop-off programs in municipalities across the country as well as programs with bus transportation in most major Canadian cities. Summer 2018 sessions are already open for registration on our website. Visit our website for more information about our camp programs: https://www.evolvecamps.com/
Set your fun meter to “cruise” with this electric skateboard made to get you anywhere in the coolest way possible. The ION Skateboard is a perfect blend of the classic, retro skateboards of the 70s and the technology of today to create the best skateboard of all time. The lithium battery made by LG gives you up to 10kms of uninterrupted riding freedom at a speed of 18km/h. A handheld remote control allows you to direct the skateboard anywhere you want to take it.
As we all know, skiers and snowboarders like us take our style very seriously. From the most essential hardgoods to some very useless softgoods, we make sure to wear what makes us feel the best while shredding.
Depending how where and how you ski/ride, goggles can be a necessary accessory as they seriously impact your visibility on the slopes. Not only are they an important element for a great day on the slopes, goggles come in an impressive range of lens colours and styles; allowing each person to find the perfect goggles for their local hill.
While some snow goggle lenses work best for bright “blue bird” days, we don’t tend to get a ton of those here in Ontario. As a result, you are going to want to choose something more suited to the grey skies that we are used to seeing. If you aren’t sure where to start, here’s a countdown of the best snow goggles for Ontario skiers and snowboarders.
Top Pick: Bolle Volt Goggle with Vermillion Lens
Pink lenses, or rose lenses, are ideal for low-to-mid light. Pink snow goggles are also appropriate for partly cloudy days, or overcast days with low light. They’re also a good choice for skiing during dusk or dawn. Be careful about wearing pink lenses during sunny days, as they are not dark enough to filter out bright light.
Top Pick: Dragon Alliance NFXS Goggle in Purple Ion/Yellow Lens
Violet lenses, or purple-tinted goggles, contrast greens and blues while maintaining a somewhat natural perception of color. These lenses also enhance detail, allowing you to better see bumps, moguls, ice patches, and bare spots, while successfully appraising jump landings, too. Violet lenses are best for low-to-moderate light conditions.
Top Pick: Oakley A-Frame 2.0 Goggles with Fire Iridium Lens
Yellow or gold lenses are excellent for flat light, enhancing detail so that you can better ski moguls, eye jumps, and avoid rough spots. Yellow lenses are also optimal for snowy days, as the lens tint sharpens vision while filtering out the snow’s brightness. Because a yellow-colored goggle lens filters out blue light, this lens color can also be worn on sunny days, making it the best all-around snow goggle.
Top Pick: Dragon Alliance DX Goggles with Amber Lens
Amber goggle lenses, or orange goggle lenses, are appropriate for overcast conditions, though they can also be worn on partly cloudy or sunny days. Orange lenses aid skiers in distinguishing moguls, and also increase visual ability in fog. Consider a “copper”-colored lens for especially foggy, overcast conditions. Mid-tone amber goggle lenses, which reflect blue lights and increases shadow definition, make great snow goggles for all conditions.
Top Pick: POC Retina NXT Photo Lens
Photochromic snow goggle lenses, or photochromatic lenses, darken according to the condition. In flat light, photochromic snow goggles allow accurate perception of detail, but the lenses darken accordingly in bright light. The transition is smooth and provides for optimal visual accuracy in all conditions.
Finding and choosing the best pro scooter for your needs is not an easy job. You have to sort through so many different styles, brands, and types, until you eventually find the one that works for you. There is no one single scooter that is right for everyone.
However, there are definitely, DEFINITELY some scooters that are wrong for everyone; and just plain wrong in general. You know; those funny scooters that make you realize why everyone else in the world has such strong feelings towards us scooter riders.
These funny scooters usually feature some sort of “technological advancement” that their manufacturers (what the actual hell is going on at the Fuzion HQ???) was hoping would make their design unique. Well, they succeeded, along with succeeding to make all of us cringe really hard.
Without further ado, please enjoy our short list of some funny scooters, with strangest design features, that you can buy right now.
The CityBirds Pigeon Adult Urban Kick Scooter is a dream if you are a fan of industrial design. This Lithuanian-made award winner is the ideal scooter for the minimalist, eco-conscious urban commuter who wants to stylishly and conveniently make it to the office.
Unfortunately, that is not us, so riding this collapsable commuter coffin the way we would want to is just asking for trouble. On the bright side, it comes with a handy shoulder notch for when you are too embarrassed to ride it and decide to carry it. Also, it transforms quickly into a rolling cane in case you whack your ankle on the deck a little too hard with the deck.
The Fuzion Quad 4×4 Carving Scooter is a funny scooter because it is thrilled to boast its main benefit: stability. That is the least cool thing you could ever boast about in a scooter. Do you know what other ultra-lame product boasts it’s added stability? Bicycle training wheels! The stability of this scooter perfectly compliments the over-the-top dual brake, potentially making this the safest and therefore least fun scooter to ride ever.
The SMJ Fuzion K2 is a relatively unknown scooter with some relatively unheard-of scooter features. The manufacturers couldn’t decide if they wanted it to be lightweight and practical, or heavy-duty and durable. This scooter turned out to be the worst of both worlds.
It is hard to narrow this scooter down to one thing about it that makes it so funny. Maybe it is the fact that it is almost entirely made of hard plastic. Maybe it is the unnecessarily bulky foot brake fixed above the back wheel. Oh wait, nevermind… it’s the carrying strap.
The Fuzion Zoom Tunes is said to be “unlike any other scooter”. However, the deck, wheels, fork, and many of the other components are no different than your average, cheap, trick scooter. What makes the Zoom Tunes so unique is the built in speaker installed to the centre of your handlebars that allow you to plug in your own music or find your favorite station to listen to while you are scootering. Now, if you aren’t laughing at that last sentence, then you must not be able to understand what is so inherently hilarious about this design.
The Fuzion JumpX: the world’s first full suspension trick scooter, and hopefully also the last. Fuzion’s attempt at a hybrid between a scooter and a pogo stick, the JumpX claims to help you jump higher and further, while always ensuring a smooth landing.
In theory, this scooter sounds like it would really be quite fun to ride. In practice though, we would still rather have our real trick scooters that require some real effort to get off of the ground. It is possible that they are on to something here though…