General Discussion: The Snowboarding Thread


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Goldie
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4830 posts since 17/10/07

16 Feb 2014 23:44
Yeah will get down the maxx for some clothing. Not gonna buy a board or ski's at the minute. Dunno what to have lessons in first though, my mates who do it both snowboard and have done for years as they have done seasons in Whistler, so that is tempting me to learn to board although I know I'm naiive to think I'll be able to keep up with them anytime soon. The mrs can do a bit of both.
inversesquare
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6752 posts since 7/6/08

17 Feb 2014 09:53
The general consensus is that skiing is easier to pick up quickly but slow to progress whereas Snowboarding, you will be on your arse all the time initially but will progress a lot faster in the medium term.
pentonville
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1007 posts since 12/3/12

17 Feb 2014 10:50
Fuck tk maxx, unless you wanna be wearing trespass salopettes. The amount of absolute bargain gear that i see going unsold on ebay is amazing, just keep an eye on there.
stoney
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17785 posts since 22/1/05

posted 17 Feb 2014 12:48, edited 17 Feb 2014 12:48
Im Selling 2 jackets cheap here Goldie, if your interested in either, let me know, also got a pait of white analogue pants im about to list.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281265886691?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Went France week ish ago, really good conditions, experimented with flow bindings, im gong back to rachets !
Goldie
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4830 posts since 17/10/07

17 Feb 2014 13:08
Stoney, any shops you remember from your derby days that are good?
stoney
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17785 posts since 22/1/05

17 Feb 2014 15:15
There was a really good one in the alley down sadlergate at the bottom, but it shut down. There is a place in Heanor, the bloke is a bit of a bore, but he knows his shit : http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/lifestyle-skate-snow-and-surf-sports-heanor

Tamworth snowdome is also worth a look in.

Davinho
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2417 posts since 2/12/08

17 Feb 2014 15:47
Definitively eBay for jackets if you want a bargain. Got this season burton Ak cyclic jacket for £80 the other day. Snowboarding outerwear sells for fuck all.
anvais
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478 posts since 15/12/12

17 Feb 2014 15:57
I use http://www.blue-tomato.com/en-GB/ for everything. Always stuff on sale and a large variety of different brands and accessories.

And i have to agree with stoney about the conditions this season. Went to Dolomites two weeks ago and the amount of fresh powder was insane. Next week heading over to Alagna for some backcountry snowboarding, the place should be epic this year. Just need to have all the right equipment with you, avalanches are a real threat atm..
stoney
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17785 posts since 22/1/05

17 Feb 2014 16:00
Saw this afew weeks ago, its hands down the best film ive seen of this genre, check it, best viewed on a bog screen with the bass cranked up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WdBgqZ4ZbY
blackham
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1861 posts since 17/7/13

20 Feb 2014 15:48
would a pair of red wing moc toe's suffice for shoe wear? going out for the first time in a couple of weeks but don't know what to take/buy
pentonville
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1007 posts since 12/3/12

20 Feb 2014 15:52
Unless you're going somewhere totally wild, yes
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

20 Feb 2014 15:59
Since i started snowboarding i never skied again! It's 12 years now, i could even not be able anymore! So much better for me!

I agree that skiing is easier to pick up but then a lot slower when you have to progress. Snowboarding instead is a nightmare at first as you will take some terrible slams and you will always be on your ass but once you pass that point it's done.
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

posted 20 Feb 2014 16:32, edited 20 Feb 2014 16:32
anvais wrote: I use http://www.blue-tomato.com/en-GB/ for everything. Always stuff on sale and a large variety of different brands and accessories.

And i have to agree with stoney about the conditions this season. Went to Dolomites two weeks ago and the amount of fresh powder was insane. Next week heading over to Alagna for some backcountry snowboarding, the place should be epic this year. Just need to have all the right equipment with you, avalanches are a real threat atm..

Dolomites where?
Alpe di Siusi around Castelrotto\Kastelruth is one of my favourite places. Slopes are nice, park is great, and the view from there is outstanding. Back of Sassopiatto and Sassolungo at sunset is incredible. Only the front view from Selva di Val Gardena\Wolkenstein can compare but russian and people from Rome and Naples ruin that area as the Ortisei one.

Alagna is incredible, when there's a lot of snow slopes are empty on that side! You see tracks everywhere though! People skiing on the slopes are all on the Gressoney\Champoluc side as are more sunny.
If you're looking for a nice and safe freeride, Indren one is the place to go. It's almost official now, but first tracks after a good snowfall are well worth it. you reach it from the top of Passo Salati
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

posted 10 Mar 2014 10:16, edited 10 Mar 2014 10:16
Just got back from a weekend in Pila. Last time i went there was probably 7 years ago and i didn't recall it being so good.

Such a nice place! Great slopes, incredible sun exposure (chairlifts always facing the sun), pro park, a few good freeride lines all just 10 mins away from a decent size town with all services etc (Aosta).

It isn't a well known resort so prices might be cheaper compared to more famous spots.

Recommended!
Goldie
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4830 posts since 17/10/07

posted 10 Mar 2014 10:57, edited 10 Mar 2014 10:57
Had my first ski lesson last week at SnoZone Castleford. Me and the bird booked a 3 hour fast track to do module 1&2, got lucky and there was only us pair booked on so basically had a 3 hour private lesson. Managed to do module 1,2&3. Loved it, was easier than I expected and was on the main slope after an hour. Didn't enjoy bailing on the lift infront of the viewing gallery though causing a hold up Laughing out loud
pentonville
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1007 posts since 12/3/12

10 Mar 2014 11:38
Anto wrote: Just got back from a weekend in Pila. Last time i went there was probably 7 years ago and i didn't recall it being so good.

Such a nice place! Great slopes, incredible sun exposure (chairlifts always facing the sun), pro park, a few good freeride lines all just 10 mins away from a decent size town with all services etc (Aosta).

It isn't a well known resort so prices might be cheaper compared to more famous spots.

Recommended!

Been to Pila before, it's a good resort, way quiet but not much off piste and a small park last time I was there. Definitely worth a look if you're starting out or looking for something quieter/cheaper
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

26 Mar 2014 23:45
http://mpora.com/videos/AAdqpxoxjw4t

Victor De Le Rue's part from Dopamine Jawdropping!
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

posted 19 Apr 2014 10:40, edited 19 Apr 2014 10:40
Ready for next winter:


Electric EGB 2 Goggle
Volcom Shadow Insulated Jacket
Volcom Ventral Pants
Anto
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4081 posts since 19/1/12

posted 24 Sep 2014 23:15, edited 24 Sep 2014 23:15
Jussi Oksanen, one of the best snowboarders ever and a personal favourite of all time, retired today.

This video part was so inspirational to me, watched it hundreds of times!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDmW1yvY1nM

swede
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10139 posts since 21/3/09

24 Sep 2014 23:37
where is a good place to look for second hand boards? after a lib tech skate banana in a big size (or another decent rocker board)