Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cheap Snowboarder Magazine Subscription

     So this month my I had some unexpected mail that made me feel like a kid again.  I open my mail box one day and am face to face with two of the mags above.  Even better a week later another three!   I don't have subscriptions to either Transworld Snowboarding or Snowboarder.  I'm sure you can imagine my excitement.  I'm the worst and haven't gotten around to reading all of them yet, but as soon as I do I'll let you know what I think...or don't think.
     The cheapest subscription is definitely Snowboarder.  You can get a 7 issue subscription for $7 USD!  Wicked.  Here is the link if you want to subscribe.  Even though Transworld and Snowboarder are both shred papers, they have a completely different feel.  Til next time.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Simon Dumont on Cubed Halfpipe at Squaw Valley!

So my good friend from New Zealand (a freeskier) Sends me a picture of a cubed halfpipe and says you have to see this!  This was a few days ago and I was frantically looking for a video of this wicked creation.

The Skier is Simon Dupont.  The Pipe is the full real deal, olympic sized monster at Squaw Valley, minus the sections that Dupont doesn't touch when riding, or should I say skiing it.

It took some getting used to even for Dupont, but once he locked in, the skiing is dope!!!!

Enough out of me and here is your clip courtesy of Redbull USA:

Friday, December 31, 2010

Stuck in Blizzard and Told "Good Luck"

     I should have wrote this on Monday when I got home so all my rage would have come out in the article.  Oh well, too bad.  What ended as a great day at Mt. Snow, aside from the fact that I landed knee first into a rock off a jump.  I was jumping all day and having a blast until I hit this one lip and the right side of it dipped under my weight.  Threw me off balance and ate it lovely.  So now I have two knees on my right leg.
     Anyway, it started snowing mid day there, and I knew the storm was coming but I rode the day out until 4pm.  Leaving Snow it was snowing (haha) but the roads were not too bad, good time was being made considering the conditions.  I made it to the end of Connecticut just outside of Port Chester on I95 by 8:30pm.  Considering visibility was a joke, winds and snow sheets hitting the windshield, not to mention the expressway completely covered in snow 4 hours so far so bad.
     So now it is 2am we still have not moved.  In the meantime I called 911 twice to let them know that I'm running low on fuel and stuck in the blizzard with a child in the car as well. Long story short they sent me to an automated machine for the Thruway Police which put me on hold.  I mean are you kidding me? I was trying to get information about what is going on up ahead so I could plan my mode of survival and you place me on hold with a machine?!
      So, there we sat, until the tank was almost on empty.  In the meantime I was shutting the car down for periods to conserve fuel, and I guess thank God I did.  At this point it is 5am on Monday morning! No, I still did not move.  Finally like 5 minutes later Troopers are coming down the lanes on quads (how fun!).  So I blow the horn and flash my lights to get the attention of one of them.

     "Morning Trooper quick question how long until we get out of here because I have a baby in the car and not very much fuel.  Not a good combonation."

     "There are a lot of people out here without gas.  Just go as far as you can and good luck." The Trooper replies.

     "O.K. Well, what happened? I've been stuck here for almost 9 hours!"

     "Umm, There was a bus accident."

     Now between you and me his story is a crock of, well you get the idea.  Pure scum.  What type of human responds like that? I'm not here to rant and rave so, moving on.  I finally made it back to Long Island around 8am.  Funny thing is Meadow Brook Parkway was completely plowed.  However the exit on and off ramps were completely plowed shut.  Genius.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Most Snow in America: Syracuse New York

     So yesterday my good friend mpdsnowman posts that Syracuse is leading the nation in snowfall as of that day on Snowboarding Forum.  Now I am not going to lie, I did not know that, although I feel like I should, but that's what friends are for right? I did know that we are definitely getting record snowfall here in New York, but had no clue I was going to be so shocked when I saw the list of top ten.  So here is the list:

  1. Syracuse, NY
  2. Rochester, NY
  3. St. Paul, MN
  4. Minneapolis, MN
  5. Spokane, WA
  6. Buffalo, NY
  7. Anchorage, AK
  8. Salt Lake City, UT
  9. South Bend, IN
  10. Akron, OH
     The original article can be found at Golden Snow Globe here.

     And in due East Coast/ West Coast rivalry I must point out that the Rockies are not on the chart.  Well all I can say is that I guess I'm lucky I live in the East at the moment.  I will be going to shred some of this pow this weekend and will report on it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Drift Session: Evo IX Inside View

     Here is the second video from the same sesh that I posted earlier.  Same car, cam and driver.