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    Snowboarding Helmet – Should You Wear One?

    Friday, October 29, 2010

    Tweet With a very small number of exceptions, wearing a snowboarding helmet is optional. It’s up to you; it’s a personal choice. But it’s obvious, right? Wearing a helmet is safer than not wearing one. Let’s say you fall and bang your head on the icy piste, or worse, maybe a rail in the snowboard [...]

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  • Can You Learn To Snowboard Without Any Expensive Lessons?

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Tweet Snowboarding is expensive. Lessons are expensive. Sometimes lessons are great – you come away feeling like you’ve learned so much. But like any service, sometimes a lesson isn’t that good, the quality of an instructor isn’t guaranteed. Can you do without them? Can you learn to snowboard without the expensive lessons? Yes, some people [...]

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    How Many Snowboards Do You Need?

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Tweet You want the right snowboard for the task at hand. So does that mean one snowboard, or two? Scenario 1: Specialising with two boards You don’t need me to tell you that when it comes to snowboards, there are a lot to choose from. A lot! Naturally, they’re all designed with a purpose in [...]

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    What’s The Best Snowboarding Companion Sport?

    Monday, September 6, 2010

    Tweet For many, snowboarding is a seasonal pursuit. One trip each year, twice if you’re lucky, and then the long wait until next winter. So what do we all do in-between? Is there a good snowboard-companion sport? Does it matter? Maybe it does – read on, and as usual, add your own ideas. Good reasons [...]

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    Be Careful: Are You Kidding Yourself When You Go Off-Piste?

    Friday, August 13, 2010

    Tweet January 2004, it’s my second ever snowboarding trip, a two week holiday in Chamonix. It was a powder day, blue skies, my brother and I were keen to do a little hike to get some fresh. Around the back of Le Tour, we followed the boot pack from the top of the lift, away [...]

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    Why You Should Snowboard On A Glacier During The Summer

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    Tweet Have you ever thought about going snowboarding in the summer? Or is the concept of snowboarding on a glacier during summer totally new? It can be great fun, so read on to see if it could be suited to you… What to expect A mountain glacier will hold snow all year-round. Not all resorts [...]

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  • Why Snowboarding Is Better Than Skiing

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Tweet Each to their own. There’s no right or wrong. I get that. This is my opinion. It used to be the case that snowboarders on the mountain were the minority. That’s not the case anymore. I don’t have the stats, but I think it’s fair to say that both disciplines are big. And these [...]

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Dec
4

#RIDEMORE with O’Neill

Tweet Just recently, O’Neill have kicked off a global mission to get people riding more. Not just riding more – but also sharing the experience. In their words, this is what #RIDEMORE is about: “Why? Because every day can’t be a bluebird powder day. Some days you can’t even get to the mountain. Some days [...]

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Oct
13

How Do Those Amazing Groms Make You Feel?

Tweet Whitelines recently posted an article: 14 GROMS WHO ARE ALREADY BETTER THAN YOU’LL EVER BE. Going through the selection of 14 (and we know there are more like them, out there) videos… man, there’s some awesome riding in there! I like the video from 9 year old Justin Phipps: http://vimeo.com/55827510 And the slightly older [...]

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Aug
11

Are Visitors Welcome In The Park?

Tweet The snowboard park can be intriguing for the regular, mountain user. Look at all those people gathered there. Is that music playing? Wow, some of those jumps look big. What are those metal rails for? I wonder if I should go take a closer look… And so we find, from time to time, there [...]

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Jul
25

Hinged Snowboard Bindings from Pivit; Good Idea?

Tweet In last week’s Friday Fix, Whitelines posted a summary and video of the Pivit binding system; a ‘new’ binding design that adds a hinge to the binding in order to provide greater, lateral flexibility. http://youtu.be/gveRQsMCik8 The article on Whitelines includes a fairly damning reply, stating (correctly) that the idea isn’t in fact, new. The [...]

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Snowboard TV

Jan
7

Scott Stevens in “Right Brain Left Brain”

Tweet Really fun, inventive part from Scott Stevens, 2011. I’m getting ready to ride at the start of February. Good snow at the moment in Morzine/Avoriaz. Stoked! http://youtu.be/CpDM4crFir4

Nov
3

Christy Prior – Spring Shred

Tweet At this time of year, as the start of the season is knocking on the door, there’s no shortage of videos to get you amped for snowboarding. If you like taking laps in the park, this short clip from Christy Prior should hit the mark. Sick style and nice pop – she makes hitting [...]

Oct
28

Nike’s Never Not Part 2

Tweet Out of sequence, I watched Part 2 of Nike’s Never Not on Friday evening. I’ll be going back to watch Part 1, for sure. “Never Not Part 2 takes a deeper look at snowboarding, going beyond the action, the tricks, & the travel to expose the people behind the progression…” I love this style [...]

Aug
16

High Cascade Session 5, Check It

Tweet Session #5 from 2013′s signature sessions. Does it make you want to go ride, too? http://vimeo.com/71871072

Jul
23

Freddy Austbo: Parallel Lines

Tweet Freddy Austbo is a rider who can kill it on a snowboard and on a skateboard. He was like that 10 years ago when I first watched him rip-it in the Standard Films movie, White Balance, and he’s still like that now, as the edit below shows. Put together by Jason Horton of

Jun
20

Rome SDS – 12 Months – May

Tweet The May video from Rome’s 12 Months series… Yeah, summer is here, but Rome show that there’s still shredding to be had, as a bunch of their crew make their way through the Austrian Alps. I like the air-over-electric-fence Where are you looking for snow this summer? Indoor slope? Glacier in the alps? Dryslope [...]

Apr
29

DC… Sam Turnbull… Spring Shred…

Tweet Sam Turnbull will always be one of my favourite UK shredders… favourite pro shredders. Seeing his ambition and determination back in 2007 – on his first few visits to the dry slope at Halifax. Lots of respect for his attitude and ultimately, his success. Here’s some more action from him: http://youtu.be/KhwbGWsIVGc

Apr
18

YES. It’s a Day at Whistler…

Tweet Shred day in Whistler with Clint Allan and some guys from YES…. Who wants to go shred? http://vimeo.com/64182352

Apr
15

Sick Skateboarding (Shane O’Neill)

Tweet I was browsing on YouTube the other day and, with warmer weather on the way, had the impulse to check out some skateboarding… This edit of Shane O’Neill was close to the top on an open search for “skateboarding”. It’s a couple of years old but that doesn’t matter. The video is a long [...]

Mar
21

Zgriff in the Breck Trees

Tweet Via the AngrySnowboarder… I love watching shredding in Breck, it brings back a lot of good memories! About the video: This video features the logmaster Zgriff riding a 158 Socozy from 728 Outdoor. Filmed March 11th after good 3 day snow storm, we attempted to keep up with Zgriff riding this 728 Outdoor board [...]