The Best Snow Goggles For Ontario

The Best Snow Goggles For Ontario

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.


#5) Pink/Rose Lenses

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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.


#4) Violet/Purple Lenses

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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.


#3) Yellow/Gold Lenses

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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.


#2) Amber/Orange Lenses

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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.


#1) Photochromic Lenses

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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.

Funny Scooters You Can Buy Right Now

Funny Scooters You Can Buy Right Now

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.


1) CityBirds Pigeon

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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.


2) Fuzion Quad

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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.


3) SMJ Fuzion K2

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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. 


4) Fuzion Zoom Tunes

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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.


5) Fuzion JumpX

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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…



Best Kids Skis for Winter 2018 – Buying Guide

Best Kids Skis – Winter 2018

Before you jump into buying new skis for your child, consider how many times you will ski this season. Kids grow fast and can outgrow their ski equipment within one ski season.

If your child will only be going skiing once or twice, just rent the skis for them at the resort. If you might only ski a few times this winter, think about buying gently used gear for your kids on a buy and sell website or at a ski swap. This “new to you” gear will serve your child just fine. You can then sell it or give it to a neighbour, relative or friend who’s kids are also learning to ski.

However, if your child is anything like us, then they are crazy about skiing and they would literally live at the hill if they could. For these über-shredders (or if you simply must have your young, beginner rocking the latest equipment), we have put together a list of some of the best kids skis available this winter. Enjoy!


Rossignol Terrain With Bindings – $149

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best kids skis

Rossignol is one of the best companies for kids skis and their Terrains are the perfect product for any child learning how to ski. These are easy enough to handle that people new to this activity will feel in control and won’t go overly fast. The construction is specifically designed for maneuverability as it has an Auto Turn Rocker to ensure your little one can tackle different types of snow and won’t be burdened with distracting vibrations. The adjustable binding system is perfect for any growing child, and the awesome design guarantees that they will want to use these skis for multiple seasons. If your child is already a strong skier, avoid these skis as they won’t give the performance skilled skiers desire.


Armada ARV/ARW 84 Junior Skis – $239

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The Armada ARV 84s suit a wide variety of skiers from absolute beginners to strong intermediates. As your child gets better, you won’t need to go out and get higher performing skis – these will work just fine. The ski profile is relatively standard which is perfect for people that like to stay on trail where it’s groomed. The only type of skier that won’t love these skis are the exceptionally skilled. If your child is a prodigy on the slopes you’ll probably want to go with the Volkl Mantra’s (see below). Any recreational skier will love what these skis offer, though.


K2 Poacher Junior With Fasttrak 2 Bindings – $249

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These skis come from a very reputable and well known company – K2. When you purchase from them you know you’re getting quality, durable and safe equipment. This applies to their Poachers which best suit children that already have a little skill. Your child doesn’t need to be a professional to wear them but at least an intermediate. They’ll probably be a little overwhelming for an absolute beginners. The all-terrain rocker and ski profile makes this product useful in all snow conditions from powder to hard packed. Lastly, the lightweight Aspen core is easy to maneuver and eats up vibrations.


Volkl Mantra Junior Skis – $209

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The Volkl Mantras are one of the year’s top picks for adult men this skis and the Mantra Jrs are also one of the best kids skis this season. Most importantly, these skis are made for advanced skiers; those children that can pretty much handle anything on the mountain. These skis are perfect for them due to their excellent performance in all snow conditions. The full rocker ski profile helps your child explore all trails (on and off) with ease and improves maneuverability. The full Sensor Woodcore also enhances responsiveness and energy transfer resulting in quick carves and cuts. Finally, they have a slick design that your child is absolutely going to love showing off. The price is also great for top of the line skis.


Best Scooter Accessories

Best Scooter Accessories

Here at Evolve, we are definitely big fans of scooters and all things related. With the holidays getting closer and closer, we are starting to think about what gifts to drop hints about to our loved ones.

Although we would all love that new Lucky TFox™ Signature Complete, we know that it isn’t likely going to turn up under the tree this year. Nevertheless, if you’re like us and you’ve already got your trusty sled that does the ‘trick’, here are some other ideas for things that you can ask for this holiday season.

We have decided to do some digging so that we could compile our list of the best scooter accessories available right now. These products are sure to stoke out any true scooter kid and help them shred their stuff even harder. Enjoy! 


AWS-10 HEX Park Tool – $10.00

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First and most importantly, this is an essential item for every scooter rider out there. The Park Tool Fold Up Hex Wrench Set is a combination of all the most common hex wrench sizes into one super handy fold-up tool. Also, the multi-position composite handle allows for a comfortable and lightweight design. This tool includes 1.5mm; 2mm; 2.5mm; 3mm; 4mm; 5mm; and 6mm hex wrenches made from Bondhus Protanium high torque industrial steel for long life.


Chilli Snowblades – $159.99

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Next is the new Chilli Snowblades! These attachments were developed together with FUNTEC and are made of high-quality carbon steel. As a result, they can withstand big jumps and still allow for smooth grinds. Our unique patented concave design allows you greater control over your scooter even at high speeds and without loss of grip when carving. These snowblades make an exceptional snow-scooter out of your ordinary street-scooter and they are also quick and easy to attach to any scooter.


Havoc Stubby Scooter Pegs – $29.99

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The NEW Havoc Stubby pegs are one of the best scooter accessories for the ‘minimalist’ rider as they are the perfect size for someone that doesn’t want a much larger grinding surface for the back of their deck but does need to reinforce it!

You’ll love these little nubs! 


Toomi Wall Mount Scooter Scooter Hanger – $19.99

Are you tired of damaging your walls? Are you sick of constantly stubbing your toes? Is your life just terrible? Well have we got the solution for you! The Toomi Wall Mount Scooter Hanger!!!

Check out the hilarious Youtube video for the Toomi Scooter Hanger!

Scooter Buying Guide

Scooter Buying Guide

Whether you are on your street, at school, or at your local skatepark, you are almost guaranteed to find someone riding a scooter; they are absolutely everywhere these days!

You may see children so young that they can barely walk riding a 3-wheeled scooter. You may also see teenagers and young adults skillfully riding their scooters and working on tricks. Children of all ages are getting their hands on scooters, so it is very important that you know what to look for when purchase your own.

Below is a guide that we created to help find the perfect scooter for yourself or your child. Enjoy!

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Choosing the right scooter

First and foremost, there’s no one right type of scooter; choosing the right scooter is all about what feels right for you!

You may still be very young/small and require a scooter that is light-weight and easy to maneuver. You may have a larger frame or physique, and require a wider deck, large wheels, and large T-bars.

Regardless of your size, ability, and budget, there is a complete scooter out there that is just right for you.

There are 2 main types of scooters:

  • Traditional Scooter: takes you from one place to another with ease and convenience.

  • Pro Scooters (aka Stunt Scooters or Trick Scooters): solidly built and designed to be able to handle use on jumps, ramps, rails, etc.


1) Traditional Scooters

Although we don’t carry these scooters at the Evolve Scooter Shop, a traditional scooter is the best choice for certain people as opposed to a pro scooter.

Traditional scooters are often made of very light-weight materials such as aluminum and plastic, which is good for a very small child that would struggle with the weight of a pro scooter.

Additionally, adults that commute to work by walking or riding a bicycle can benefit greatly from having a scooter. The scooter requires very little energy to travel great distances and unlike a bike, you can ride it while wearing your suit/dress clothes.


Benefits of the Traditional Scooter

Adjustable Height

The handlebar adjusts to be at just the right height for you.

Comfortable Deck

The deck is usually made from aluminum, wood, or fiberglass, to give you the right bounce for riding around the concrete roads or parks.


The size of the wheels vary per type and model of these scooters. These days, there is a greater variety of scooters with large wheels; these enable you to go as fast as you like while maintaining a smooth ride.

2) Pro Scooters

If you are getting into scootering for real and have started doing tricks, jumps, and the like… don’t mess around with a traditional scooter any longer. Your scooter is not likely made to handle what you are putting it through and you are only asking for it to break and potentially injure you in the process.

As there is so much growing interest towards the scooter industry, there are more and more pro scooters available all the time. This makes it more and more difficult to choose the right scooter for you. Each scooter has distinct product features and strengths that may or may not be what you need.

Complete scooters are available in a wide price bracket, generally ranging from $100 to as much as $500.

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Benefits of the Pro Scooter

Strong Deck

The stunt scooter has a much heavier and stronger deck, often made from solid steel to give you the best performance. It can bear a lot more weight and pressure and give you great maneuverability, which will help you in performing the most specialized stunts.

Wheel Size

The wheels of a stunt scooter are much smaller and made to give you the short bursts you need to perform great stunts and tricks.

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Basic Components of a Pro Scooter

The Deck

Available in various colours, sizes, and design styles, this is the foundation of the scooter. Not just crucial for weight handling, it is the most important component as everything else connects to the deck. This component is responsible for giving you the best riding experience, by aiding you in overcoming the rough road conditions and riding around curves.

The Bars

Although some bars are made of aluminum or alloy, most bars are made from strong steel. The benchmark diameter for bars is 1 inch, however, many scooters use larger bars. In both cases, a superb compression system and a properly fitting clamp are requirements to make sure your bars fit securely. The size, type and design of the bar is all dependent on your personal preference.

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The compression clamp keeps the fork, bars and the deck aligned and together. This way the stronger the compression, the lesser the chances of fall and injury. There are different types and levels of compressions available in the markets for these scooters.


A crucial element especially if you are into performing stunts and tricks with your scooter. It allows you to maneuver your scooter with ease due to the smooth bearings that are located inside this component.

The Fork

The fork is one critical factor of scooter assembly as it is the main connector of the deck, bars, and wheels. The fork size and type dictate which wheels that you can run; generally 100mm to 120mm for stunt scooters. While, if you want to go faster, you need one which lets you fix larger wheels.

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Not just for the looks of your scooter, these wheels are among the most crucial components of your scooter. Scooter wheels are made of 2 parts: the urethane and the core compound. For starters, you may choose the ones with the plastic cores. They may belong to the cheap pro scooters category but are good enough to serve the purpose. However, for the experts and advanced users, there are metal core wheels which give you the support required and they are much more durable than their plastic alternatives.


This is basically the adhesive stuff or glue as you may call it. Secured between the bars and fork, it holds these components to make them work together in harmony. For a high-performing, durable pro scooter, you need to have a high-grade quality clamp to give your scooter the right support and functioning.


A major feature of the pro scooter. Usually fixed at the bottom of the scooter, it may be either a spring brake or a flex brake. The flex brake suits stunt scooters best as they give the right support and the ability to just stop whenever you want.

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Most of these scooters are fine for any age and weight. However, that doesn’t guarantee fun and most importantly, that absolutely does not mean that the scooter suits your body type best. Too small is not good but too big is not good either as becomes much harder to handle and could lead to more chances of injuries.



Technology keeps going the notch up and all these inventions keep getting better and better. The same has happened to these pro scooters; the design, features, parts like the wheels, deck, etc. are constantly evolving and better options are made available!

The perfect scooter does exist for you; it doesn’t matter if you are an enthusiastic kid or an eager grandpa, a safe rider or a great stunt performer!

With all that is available at the Evolve Scooter Shop and other scooter retailers, nothing can keep you from having a great time on a pro scooter that is just right for you!