Eye Candy: Whitelines Resort Guide, Standing Sideways and The Nug

As the season is starting to get into swing, snow falling all over the place, here’s a return to the Eye Candy feature – stuff that’s worth looking at…

Whitelines Resort Guide

Whitelines (UK snowboard magazine) recently released a resort guide, with 50 Top Shred Spots. If you’re a subscriber, like me, then you’ll already have a copy. If not, it’s available in WHSmiths…

If you look on the contents page, you’ll see that the Editor is Steve Dowle, from the WorldSnowboardGuide. He’s a good guy. If you look a little further, you might recognise one of the Editorial Contributors… cool, eh?

The magazine itself is pretty sweet. Great finish and good detail. It’s always nice browsing through different resorts – and if you’re new to snowboarding, this kind of information is golden. I flicked straight to the pages covering Breckenridge; you know, seeking that extra little bit of confirmation that it’s a good resort…

If you want to know more, check out this page from whitelines.mpora.

Standing Sideways – Burton Movie

I’m sure they’ve been told by more than a few people, that they’re not the first to use Standing Sideways as the name for a snowboard movie… As you’d expect with Burton, there are some big name riders in the movie, so it’s kinda tempting. Check out one of their two trailers:

(Standing Sideways trailer on YouTube)

Like a bunch of other snowboard movies – you can download Standing Sideways from iTunes. It’s actually a bit cheaper than the last two that I bought (Art of Flight and Twel2ve) – at £5.99 / £6.99 in the UK (Standard and High Def), or $5.99 / $6.99 in the USA. I’m liking the iTunes option, especially when they also make it available for rental.

The Nug

A second showing for Burton here. I was looking around the Internet for some jib boards the other day and stumbled upon a couple of 2012 snowboard awards: Best of Test from Snowboarder and the Platinum Picks from Snowboard Magazine. Both of them featured Burton’s Nug. Or is it The Nug? Or Nug Restricted…

Then I remembered seeing “Nug Reduction” in the Burton Catalogue; some design they use for a few boards that reduce the length you ride it at, by up to 10cm. Seems interesting? So the catalogue said they use it on a bunch of boards, like Nug, Super Hero, the women’s Nugget and a couple of others.

Not totally sure what the deal is. The twin snowboard, which I think is the Nug Reduction, is pretty hard to find. I’ve seen it on the European Blue Tomato store, and in the UK – on Boardwise

Anyone know what’s going on with the Nug? Anyone ridden it – or one of the other boards with nug reduction?

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2 Responses to “Eye Candy: Whitelines Resort Guide, Standing Sideways and The Nug”
  1. dewei says:

    Cool indeed! Which features did you contribute? How did you get involved?

    I just happened to get my copy from WHSmith today! Glad it says good things about my choice for January – Les Arcs.

    BTW The link in this sentence leads back to this webpage?!
    If you want to know more, check out “this page” from whitelines.mpora.

  2. Gavin says:

    Hey dewei,

    thanks for the spot on the broken link – fixed it!

    Nice work on picking up the magazine ;) Back in 2007 I stayed with “Snowmotions” in Laax, Switzerland and made friends with the guy running it, Jason. He knew Steve D from the WorldSnowboardGuide and put us in touch, knowing that I was writing a snowboard blog. After that, I reviewed a few of the slopes in the UK (Cas, Halifax and ChillF) for the WSG website…

    Following that a little later, in 2009, I reviewed the collection of resorts in the Portes du Soleil. That was a pretty big undertaking. If you check out the WSG site and that area, you’ll see the individual resort reviews.

    For this magazine, Steve got in touch and we worked together to produce something in the format they wanted for the Top 50 Shred Spots…

    Gonna go read some of the other resorts now ;)