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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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Feb
26

When is it OK to Snake?

Tweet Is it ever ok to snake? Snaking is a term that’s used to describe the actions of someone in a snowboard park/skateboard park – when they’re pushing their way to the front of the queue… And we do get queues in our snowboard parks; sometimes they’re busy so people line up to hit the [...]

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Jan
25

The Skier vs. Snowboarder Debate – Is It Still There?

Tweet This is old news, nothing new here, move along please. We’re over the skier vs. snowboarder debate, we all use the mountain together, we’re all there to have fun. There are similarities between the two cultures, but some differences too. It’s all good. Yes, to many, this debate is old news. But what do [...]

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Jan
21

How Many Resorts Have Lockers?

Tweet OK – lockers might not be something that springs to mind when you think about your next snowboarding trip, but have you ever wondered why more snowboard resorts don’t have lockers on the mountain? I say more, because I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen some lockers in a lift station somewhere, up the mountain [...]

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Nov
17

What Makes A Snowboarding Destination Tick For You?

Tweet Choosing where to go snowboarding isn’t always an easy decision. The combination of expense, a huge variety of resorts, and variable snow conditions make it tough. You don’t want to make a bad choice when you’re spending a lot of money! So what is it that you’re looking for in a resort? What makes [...]

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Snowboard TV

Aug
22

Which Part Of This Video Do You Like Best?

Tweet I first watched this shred video on the Key Aspects Coaching site – it’s pretty sick. But here’s the question: which part do you like the best? The first 40 seconds or so is a bunch of shots of the riders jibbing around the piste. The slow-mo of the backside 3 over the poma-track [...]

Jul
18

Sebastien Toutant’s Full Video Part – It’s On YouTube…

Tweet OK, first of all, if you haven’t seen this video edit from Seb Toot’s 2010/2011 season, you should watch it. This guy has got some serious ability on a snowboard, whilst also making his tricks look so easy. It’s the Canadian shredder’s video debut, so take a look… http://youtu.be/hDnGPpHEM6U

Apr
5

Three Things Worth Looking At

Tweet There are a couple of things that I want to put out there – both worth a look. First up is the website Key Aspects Coaching. Key Aspects Coaching is written by snowboarder, Chris Skinner. Chris is actually a qualified snowboard instructor, doing freelance work, but based here in the UK. As such, he’s [...]

Feb
8

Mid-Week Eye Candy: Jamie Nicholls plus Gear

Tweet Two videos to look at OK – first up is some shredding from one of the UK’s finest – Jamie Nicholls. I’ve been following Jamie on twitter for a while, and more recently, been reading and watching some stuff from his blog. I don’t know Jamie personally, but I’ve seen him and his friends [...]

Nov
24

Winter Has Arrived

Tweet Over the past couple of weeks I’ve heard various reports of fresh snow, “it’s dumping here”, “snowplough needed to clear the roads there” – it feels like there’s going to be loads of snow this season. Under normal circumstances, those being living in the UK and not in the mountains, it’s hard to take. [...]

Sep
13

Building a Stash at Jackson Hole

Tweet I was reading this over at SnowLife, and from there I think it came via Snowboard Mag… So they’re building a Stash at Jackson Hole; cool. What I like about this video is that it shows you what the area looks like during the summer, while they’re still working on it. It’s easy to [...]

Aug
18

Missing Winter? Craving Some Pow?

Tweet Snowboard Go is a pretty sweet, snowboard blog, worth checking out. I like the feel of their site, but more importantly, I like their content. They’ve got some great articles on there, how-to’s, reviews, useful advice… However, the thing that I wanted to share with you is more visual in nature. This video in [...]