Sussex snow

Sussexsnow in Ashdown Forest yesterdayMy good friend Sussexsnow took Winter Highland's advice yesterday. He sent this grinning picture from his phone while enjoying his local hill in Ashdown Forest.

He was not the only one taking advantage of the snow, he met three other riders on the hill and has posted some good photos.

I grew up in Sussex and it has long been an ambition of mine to ride the South Downs. This could be the weekend to do it but my faith was weak. I have a trip booked to the Alps instead.

4 March 2005 Sussex snow

Double 1080°s!

The Finn, Antti Autti, kicked off his final run in the Winter X games Superpipe competition last night with a pair of back to back 1080°s. Wow. No wonder he took gold.

Antti Autti at the finals of the Winter X Games Superpipe Comp in Aspen, 31-Jan-05

1 February 2005 Double 1080°s!

Set your Tivos

SCUK has timings for the weekend's Channel 4's coverage of last week's Snowboard World Championships in Whistler, strangely they talk as though the comp is yet to run:

"Watch out for Zoe Gillings and Lesley McKenna for the UK, who are both fit and capable of winning their events."

If you don't want to know the results then don't follow this link for the women's snowboardcross (Zoe Gillings) or the women's halfpipe (Lesley Mckenna)!

27 January 2005 Set your Tivos

Who snowboards?

I just read that Juan Pablo Montoya had his board stolen and it got me thinking about who rides. It comes as no surprise that Montoya is a snowboarder but I have noticed a couple of other consistent correlations: bikers and techies.

When I get chatting to other riders they often turn out to be one or the other, I can understand the link with bikers, who tell me that it is a similar sort of adrenaline rush, but what is it about computers and snowboards?

7 December 2004 Who snowboards? | Comments (5)

Snowboard/ski blogs

I am always on the look out for snowboard or ski related blogs but, to date, they have been few and far between. Lately a few more have been coming out of the woodwork including MegèveSki, Len Holgate's blog which he intends to use to record his upcoming season in Megève.

I am optimistic that this season we will see a few more snowboard/ski blogs so I have updated the links section over on the right to include a sub section specifically for them.

12 November 2004 Snowboard/ski blogs

Victoria Jealouse interview

Powder magazine has a good interview with Victoria Jealouse in which she talks about her approach to big mountain riding.

8 September 2004 Victoria Jealouse interview

Unlucky ladies

First Lesley McKenna broke her jaw, knocking her out of contention for the FIS World Cup halfpipe competition in which she was doing so well.

Now Tara Dakides bails very publicly in New York while filming a stunt for Letterman.

6 February 2004 Unlucky ladies

Well done Lesley

Meant to post this last week but belated congrats none the less to Lesley McKenna on a great start to her halfpipe season. Following on from her Superstars success she is doing a great job of promoting snowboarding in the UK.

10 December 2003 Well done Lesley
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