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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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Apr
20

Local Spotlight: Native Skate Store, Newcastle, UK

Tweet Previously on this blog, I’ve written about the important role the local shops and groups play in the development of a scene – the snowboard scene. In return, by shopping at and supporting local stores, snowboarders can help to contribute to the development of their community… With spring getting started and summer following, I’m [...]

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Mar
17

Paper Shredder

Tweet There are so many snowboard edits these days; so many good riders in lots of different resorts. It’s not uncommon for some of the edits to look “just like the rest”… That’s one of the reasons that this production is so refreshing. Created by Paul and Stephen Gemignani, Paper Shredder is stop animation snowboard [...]

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Dec
3

Optrix XD and iPhone – Has Anyone Used One of These?

Tweet Turning your iPhone into an action sports camera? That’s never really appealed to me. First of all there’s the shape of the iPhone. It’s not designed to be mounted on a pole or a helmet. It looks wrong. Looks like it would feel wrong. With snowboarding however this probably wouldn’t be an issue, not [...]

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Nov
3

Danny Toumarkine Sponsorship Video from 2008

Tweet Following the emotional and inspirational video from Danny Tourmarkine in Argentina – my brother reminded me that he’d showed me a sponsorship video from Danny way back in 2008. Looking back to 2008 – as far as sponsorship videos go this is frickin’ awesome. From the info that Shreddy Times posted on YouTube, it [...]

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Mar
17

Paper Shredder

Tweet There are so many snowboard edits these days; so many good riders in lots of different resorts. It’s not uncommon for some of the edits to look “just like the rest”… That’s one of the reasons that this production is so refreshing. Created by Paul and Stephen Gemignani, Paper Shredder is stop animation snowboard [...]

Jan
24

Shred-A-Vision, New Snowboard Movie from WildCard

Tweet WildCard Movies have released their new shred flick this month, Shred-A-Vision. I like the look of some of the riding in the teaser (below) and I like their view on how they do things: Representing the NorthWest for over a Decade…. WildCard has emassed a cult following of die hard shreds who love the [...]

Jan
23

Seb Toots “Top to Bottom” Run in Montreal

Tweet This is done really well. OK, so you don’t get the full feel of a “top to bottom” run, with everything being linked together and filmed continuously, but it’s still pretty sick. Filmed in two days, down from Mt.Royal in Montreal, camera work, style, the overall concept – I really like it. Check it [...]

Dec
20

DC “Must Be Nice” – Torstein Horgmo Full Part

Tweet Love Torstein Style. I’ve become accustomed to watching Torstein’s mini productions; this full part is refreshing. He is simply an awesome snowboarder. So smooth. It’s a stomp-athon, almost zero percent sketch in this part. Very impressive. As my own snowboard trip draws nearer, this is yet another clip that’s building the stoke. Can’t wait! [...]

Dec
6

Bjorn Leines & Volcom Snow

Tweet Bjorn Leines’ part in the #IP2 project. Nice riding. http://youtu.be/a4iOiJsQpGk crack online cddownloadfree.org Learn More Here Read Full Article Android games

Nov
3

Danny Toumarkine Sponsorship Video from 2008

Tweet Following the emotional and inspirational video from Danny Tourmarkine in Argentina – my brother reminded me that he’d showed me a sponsorship video from Danny way back in 2008. Looking back to 2008 – as far as sponsorship videos go this is frickin’ awesome. From the info that Shreddy Times posted on YouTube, it [...]

Nov
2

Happy To Be Alive

Tweet I really like this video. It’s been a rough time for Danny Toumarkine: traumatic brain injury, family death and discovery of a brain tumour. Yet this video shows a positive outlook, a person dealing with a tough time and focussing on being happy. It’s inspirational! Not to mention, great production. Check out “Shreddy Times [...]

Oct
16

Old But Still Good!

Tweet Torstein vids are always good for giving you that positive, fun, snowboard feeling. This one is no different. It’s from back in 2011 but still good. Are you ready for snowboarding now? Check it out… http://downloadjet.org Additional Info internet download crack

Sep
1

Shred Edit from the 2011/2012 Season

Tweet The afterbang site has been fairly quiet over the summer months (if you live in the UK you’ll know that it hasn’t really been much of a summer). Likewise, I haven’t snowboarded since getting back from Les Arcs (France) in March… However, I did finally get around to editing the footage from last season. [...]

Jul
18

Indoor Summer Shred at Milton Keynes

Tweet Recently I asked the question: Go Bigger in the UK? There’s no doubt in my mind that we should have bigger jumps in the UK, allowing the British riders to progress more… But putting bigger-jumps to oneside for the moment, it’s clear that UK riders are getting on nicely with what they’ve got. The [...]