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