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How to Build an Urban Snowboarding Street Kit

So you think you have what it takes to go out and film a street part this winter? There is an endless array of gear one could use to make this happen. The pros you see in all the big budget movies use R.E.D. cameras, bucket loaders and drones in the street. However, the average urban rider doesn’t need more than a few shovels and a couple friends.     The goal here is to give you an idea of…
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How to get Snowboard Fit with Joint Preservation Training – Pt.1

With the snowboard season just around the corner, many will be wondering how to go about getting themselves into peak condition to be the best they can be out there.  At the very least how to not be completely useless after the first run… As is the case when preparing physically for anything, you need to ask yourself “how much time do i have before the event?”and “how much time am I willing to put into training, per week, between…
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Will Mayo, Method, Tyler Davis Hip Jam 2017
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Spring in the Eastern US: The Anti-Contests

The Snowboarding scene on the East Coast is full of diehards. A Family of misfits and buzzards all working towards the same goal. To have as much fun as possible and enjoy your time on your snowboard. The spring can only amplify this mentality. The weather starts getting brighter, the days a little warmer and the snow a little softer. The improved conditions always correlate to improved morale. The Scene A host of awesome events stacked back to back every…
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2017 Salomon Women’s Kiana and Ivy Snowboard Boot Review

The Ivy and Kiana are two great boots from Salomon. Both have an all-mountain design and feature the easy convenience of the Boa lacing system. The Ivy is a little softer and is great for beginner to intermediates or more advanced riders looking for that soft skate like feel for freestyle. While the Kiana is a bit stiffer and is more of a true all-mountain boot giving great stability and comfort for riders of all levels.   Both have liners…
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That's It, That's All Movie Image - Photo Credit to Danny Zapalac Photography
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Top 10 Snowboarding Movies of All time

What makes a good snowboarding movie? The introduction of snowboarding movies has been integral in keeping boarders salivating for more in the off-season and pumping them up to do crazy things pre-season. Before snowboarding movies most of us were either future boarding gurus battling in daddy’s scrote to be the one in a billion born to board for life, or we were skiers. You only had the season – generally three or four months to go mental, sleep in cars,…
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2017 Burton ProTest Kids Snowboard Review

The ProTest is a kids freestyle board that has been specifically designed for Burton’s Grom Team Riders, and their aspiring Pros. The next step up from their “Custom Smalls” range, the ProTest features a lot of tech that’s found in their adult lines.     Type: Youth freestyle Shape: True twin Profile: Traditional camber Sizes: 126, 132, 136, 142 and a 145   To give the board a soft skate-like feel, they have used the super thin profiling of their…
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Resort Guide: Cardrona, Otago, New Zealand

Cardrona is a very popular resort with snowboarders, family’s and just about every snow enthusiast in the know. It is steeped in a rich history and has developed a fine snowboarding heritage and culture. Their passionate shredding faithful enjoy its wide open trails, challenging chutes and varied terrain. Along with world-class beginner facilities & the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks, there’s something for every snowboarder at Cardrona.   Access: Fly into Queenstown International Airport, drive from Queenstown over the…
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7 Easy Steps to Becoming a Better Snowboarder

Snowboarding, it’s amazing! If you are reading this then you’ve probably caught the bug, and like us, you’re hooked for life. But how do you get better? By now, you’ve more then likely had a few trips to your local resort, maybe you even have your own gear? You might even be a natural, and you’re hitting up the park on your second day. But inevitably, we all hit the plateau. When you’re starting out, a bit of guidance goes…
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Resort Guide: Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA

One of Colorado’s premiere locations for terrain parks and top level snowboarding contests, Copper Mountain is a snowboarder’s dream. The resort is home to the original Woodward snow camp. If you are looking to develop your skills then you will be right at home in the foam pits and trampolines of the Woodward barn or the terrain parks on the hill. Beyond the park, Copper offers a wide variety of riding, whether you are in the back bowls off the…
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Resort Guide: Saas Fee, Valais, Switzerland

Whether you’ve been there or not, Saas Fee automatically rings a bell for the European snowboarder. The Swiss resort offers nice terrain and plenty of things to do in the winter, but it’s at its best in summer. Thanks to the Allalin glacier, Saas Fee is Switzerland’s second largest resort area once winter is over. And its snowpark is legendary.   Access: By train from London or Paris, stop at Visp. From Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Milan airports, it’s about three…
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A Guide to Indoor Snowboarding in Europe

From skateboard trips to Barcelona or Lyon to shredding Portugal’s surfspots, there’s plenty of board-related things to do in Europe while waiting for the winter to come back. But for some, those long, hot and sunny months are just too much to get on with. No problem snow-freaks…we got you covered. The first thing that’ll pop in your minds is, of course, glacier riding. From Saas Fee’s infamous park to Italy’s craziest snow camp, the area has plenty to offer.…
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Positivity Camp: The Most Exclusive Summer Camp in Europe

Everybody’s stoked on summer camps, and there’s no wonder why. What serious rider would be against fresh snow, dope parks and warm weather? But these camps can sometimes be a pain in the ass. In fact, so many of us like to ride that resorts offering summer camps are often packed with reapers, and no amount of summer snow is enough to satisfy anyone. After all, it’s a bit like the whole population of the resort is gathered on a…
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Resort Guide: Tignes, Savoie, France

Tignes has been on the map of Europe’s best resorts for decades. Whith dozens of slopes, breath-taking scenery, a glacier for summer shredding and tons of stuff to do while not on the slopes. Also the first editions of Europe’s Winter X Games are some of the reasons for this ongoing success.   Access: stop at Bourg Saint-Maurice train station, 30 kilometres from Tignes. Plenty of busses will get you to the resort. Season: Summer from end of June (24th…
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Mountain Eats: Where to Eat in Serre Chevalier, France

Sure, Serre Chevalier has plenty to offer for the avid snow-seeker. But a good resort doesn’t stop at good slopes. It’s always nice to know where to grab some fine food once the lifts close, or to keep going.   Briançon has a bunch of restaurants worth checking out. Péché Gourmand may not be the most fancy, but it is the only one that earned a star from prestigious guide Michelin, don’t judge a book by its cover! Perfect if…
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Bars and Clubs: Where to Party in Tignes, France

It’s no secret that Tignes has plenty to offer for snowboarders in search of fun. But the resort is not only about great freeriding, fun snowparks and shred opportunities. There’s a night life there that can keep you up till dawn!   Tignes is composed of several villages connected by slopes as well as busses, and each one has its own proper vibe. From party places to relaxed bars, follow us into the resort’s nightlife. From Val Claret to Tignes-le-Lac:…
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Postland Theory: The Dutch Crew Killing It On Rails

After honing their skills in Netherlands’ indoor ski resorts, the guys from Postland Theory have now gone on a mission to conquer the best street spots on the planet. Along the way, their level has only gotten better and better. This has never been more evident then in the trailer of Loose, their upcoming movie.   From hungry kids to full-blown street snowboarders   There was a time when the guys from Postland Theory did not even go by that…
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Resort Guide: Mt Hotham, Victoria, Australia

Mt Hotham is Australia’s only upside down resort with the village at the top of 320 hectares of shreddable terrain. With an average base of 1.5m and plenty of open bushland to ride, Hotham is widely regarded as the resort to hit for the best powder in Oz. Hotham also has a fleet of 104 snowmaking guns that cover an amazing 33 hectares! With over $4.4 million spent on snowmaking, Hotham can easily back up their snow guarantee.   Access:…
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Workers: France’s hardest working crew

Since French snowboard video production team Ero One stopped, the French snowboard scene was hitting a low point. Sure, French reapers like Arthur Longo, the Delerue brothers, Victor Daviet or Thomas Delfino have made their marks on European and international videos alike, but something was missing on the local side. That’s where the Workers get in the picture. Meet France’s most motivated street aficionados and remember their names, we’re pretty sure you’ll hear more and more about them in European…
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Resort Guide: Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia

Located within the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales (Snowy Mountains), Thredbo offers everything for snowboarders of all ages and ability. They have a purpose built area designed for beginners to progress their skills in a safe environment. Intermediate boarders will enjoy riding Australia’s longest runs and the wide variety of terrain on offer. The more seasoned shredders will find endless on and off piste challenges, powder bowls and natural features to hit.   Access: Thredbo and Perisher are…
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Resort Guide: Perisher, New South Wales, Australia

Located in the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, Perisher has four areas: Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Mount Blue Cow and Guthega. That makes it the Southern Hemisphere’s largest alpine resort. They have the highest terrain, the greatest number of lifts and the most reliable snow in Australia. Perisher’s varied terrain is suitable for snowboarders of all ability levels, from first timer’s right up to experts.   Access: Perisher and Thredbo are both about a six hour drive…
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