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  • Determining the flexibility and side cut of your snowboard

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    How Flexible should my Snowboard be?There are two kinds of flexibility for a snowboard: * Torsional Flex. This is the flex across the width of a Snowboard, between the two edges. The torsional flex defines how well a board will hold on its edge. More torsional flex will make it easier to twist the board which is important in sharper turns. But too much torsional flex would not allow the board to ...

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  • How to do a 50/50 grind

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Monday, November 21, 2011

    In its most basic form, grinding in snowboarding is mostly just riding over anything that is not snow. Some examples of things universally considered grindable are snowboarding rails, ramps, and boxes. There happen to be quite a few different tricks and moves that can be done on rails. The most fundamental move is the 50/50 grind. It is also the most simple grind to learn. However, you should be v...

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  • Movement skis' reviews

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Movement Logic 2012Ski Statistics - Length (cm) / Sidecut (mm) / Radius (m)160 / 123-88-111 / 16168 / 125-88-113 / 17176 / 127-88-115 / 18184 / 127-88-115 / 19Manufacturer's DescriptionThese skis are an ideal blend of exceptional performance and versatility. They have a pretty wide range of uses and can perform well on very diverse types of terrain. This free-touring ski has a lot of great feature...

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  • How to maintain your snowboard's edges

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Thursday, November 17, 2011

    The main element of every rider is, of course, his board. Since it is so indispensable it must be maintained and repaired regularly. Unfortunately, frequent usage of the board eventually leads to unavoidable damaging to its surface and edges. A snowboard can be damaged on its base or edges with small scratches as well as large, detrimental cuts. In order to avoid these types of issues, you should ...

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  • Base maintenance of your snowboard

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    If you really want your board to glide smoothly down the slopes without having trouble or losing control, then you will definitely need to keep the base of your board as smooth as it can possibly be at all times. If you simply maintain your board’s base, you will be able to use it with minimum problems for an extended amount of time. The following steps and tips are pretty helpful for those who wi...

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  • Stay protected from U.V. rays

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    The amount of UV rays that reach the earth’s surface increases by up to five per cent for every 305m above sea level you travel. Although, ultra violet rays from sunlight are natural, an excess of them can cause health issues in people. Some of the effects of excessive UV light are subtle and some of the other effects it has can be much more serious. One such effect of excessive exposure to UV lig...

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  • What is Alpine ski racing?

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Monday, November 14, 2011

    Alpine ski racing consists of five men's events and five women's events. The rules and race configuration are the same for men and women, but the courses differ mostly notably in length. Despite the differences in lengths and slight rule differences, both competitions are pretty fun and interesting not just to take part in but also to observe.Downhill races are designed to be the longest and ultim...

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  • The Dynaster trio (gear review)

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Dynastar Speed Limited 2012The Dynastar Speed Limited Carbon is one truly superior ski. Wood core, Titanal and Carbon make up a serious “weapon” for experts who crave total performance with no excuses.Ski Statistics - Length (cm) / Sidecut (mm) / Radius (m)165 / 120-69-102 / 13172 / 120-69-102 / 13Manufacturer's DescriptionFluidity and stability: Autodrive technology. Precision and good edge grip ...

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  • The Pleasure Jam ended with amazing Finals

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    The men’s final games ended with an explosion of impressive snow riding talent. In particular, the strong riding of the tough Scandinavians (mostly the impressive aspiring star, Niklas Mattson and his fellow countryman Sven Thorgen) plus the also impressive boarder, Seppe Smits literally enthralled the masses. Niklas created a truly amazing ultra-combo of technically sophisticated tricks and some ...

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  • Ski Resort Jobs & Other Winter Sports Employment

    Posted by Darryn Shewchuk on 
    Wednesday, November 09, 2011

    In a complicated and sometimes confusing world many people young and old, are looking for a meaningful job that provides them an opportunity to experience nature, live in a healthy environement and enjoy sporting options. This can be accomplished if you are interested in a job at a winter and ski resort. Imagine trading in your cubicle, textbook, business suit, or dead end job for an unforgettabl...

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