Update: Missing Out On Jeremy Jones’ Deeper, Online vs. In Store? And Physiotherapy
There’s a premiere of Jeremy Jones’ Deeper, tomorrow night in Amsterdam. If you don’t know, Deeper is a film put together by Jeremy Jones and Teton Gravity Research. It’s not only Jones shredding it in – there are a bunch of other big freeriders, like Travis Rice and Johan Olofsson. From what I’ve heard and read, it’s hard core backcountry action and filming. Sounds good!
Here’s the disappointing part: Phillips in partnership with O’Neill are launching a new range of headphones, aimed at people doing sports like snowboarding. This combo are hosting the premiere tomorrow night, and they wanted to fly me out, hotel me, and fly me back, to take part. That’s pretty cool. Here’s what the event involves:
- A hands on experience with the Philips | O’Neill headphones collection
- Exclusive interviews with athletes – Ane Enderud and Jeremy Jones
- Dinner and Drinks with Jeremy Jones
- A private screening of the film: Deeper
I’ve had to decline, which was hard. I’m still on both crutches; I can walk with one, but that’s only really when ‘exercising’. Getting on a plane and travelling with bags, a camera, maybe my laptop, just didn’t seem like a good idea. Really disappointed.
I quite like technology, especially audio devices, so the headphones would have been interesting, especially given that they’re designed for use by shredders. You can check the out here, they look pretty good. But meeting Jeremy Jones, that would have been awesome. He’s and amazing snowboarder, he’s done so much, so many questions to ask!
That’s definitely a score for the downsides of this injury.
One of my friends, Kristof Deneyer, wrote an interesting post recently about the choice of either buying gear online or from a local dealer/shop. It’s certainly a hot topic at the moment – one that I think has been fuelled by the demise of Sierra Snowboard in the US. Sierra are/were a huge online outfit, offering heavy discounts. That’s my limited knowledge. I haven’t been following that story as actively as some, but if you’d like to catch up on the situation, the AngrySnowboarder has it pretty well covered.
Speaking of AngrySnowboarder, I worked with the editor to write a post for the site: Are The Snowboard Parks In The USA And Canada Better Than Those In Europe? – you should check it out.
As for online shopping vs. in-store, and the effect it’s having on our snowboarding shops, Kristof’s post has made me think about formulating my own views on the subject; so if you’re interested in that debate, why not drop a comment?
Progression has been good over the last week. Weight transfer to and from the damaged leg is fairly easy now, while the good leg is still in contact with the ground. I can lock my knee out, and the range of movement from the knee and hip is increasing. As an exercise, I can walk using only one crutch. It’s a strange feeling because I have to concentrate on making my leg muscles work, I have to think about getting the timing right.
The progress is very rewarding. Without overdoing it, I can actively help myself back to recovery now. Awesome.
I was explaining to the physiotherapist that although my quadricep seems to be stepping up to the plate, I have been getting some pain around my hip and groin. That’s what we looked at on Tuesday. He tested the different movements to compare the range of movement with the good leg, and then gave me a bunch of exercises to strengthen the hip.
Very interesting. With some of them I’m using a hand to feel for the muscle working – it really highlights how much the muscles have wasted away!
So my quadriceps and hamstrings are leading the pack. The hip area, which took a real beating in the operation, is lagging behind a little and causing me some pain. I like an underdog. I’ll be working hard with it this week. Bring on walking. Bring on getting fit again. And bring on snowboarding…
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