“How to Snowboard Tricks: Frontside 180”

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This what I learnt in Tignes and will be practising in Fernie 🙂

Innsbruck 2010 / 2011

Category : Blog, Boarding Blog, Boarding Tips, Snowboarding

2011-01-06 10:23:51
mayb2moro: One snowboarding trip down…one to go… and already thinking about the next one 😀

2011-01-05 22:02:46
mayb2moro: New years eve, Innsbruck 2010 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=vx1qUttMddM

2011-01-05 21:59:13
mayb2moro: Cheers to @andybell79 and @pkryder for great holidays. Innsbruck 2010/11 a great success!

2011-01-05 21:57:51
mayb2moro: Back home and raring to go (no seriously!) Bring it!

2011-01-05 12:22:35
mayb2moro: Waiting for bags. Bored! http://yfrog.com/hsy0nzlj

2011-01-04 12:43:53
mayb2moro: Greetings and commiserations to those back at work today. I’m enjoying one final day on the piste 🙂 Back on home soil tomorrow.

2011-01-04 20:36:15
mayb2moro: This could well be the best non Irish Irish bar in the world. Don’t want to leave but curry is calling!

2011-01-04 18:58:44
mayb2moro: Guinness, free (stolen) WiFi and later, curry. Wouldn’t be Innsbruck holiday without it. Cheers. http://yfrog.com/gylwfzgj

2011-01-04 15:17:25
mayb2moro: Well, that’s it, innsbruck 2011 done….Scotland at the weekend?!

2011-01-03 21:26:00
mayb2moro: Can anyone in the Twitter world tell us what bearrnaise sauce is meant to be?

2011-01-03 21:23:27
mayb2moro: Sorry bambi, I ated your mum. Nom Nom!

2011-01-03 18:01:10
mayb2moro: Apparently Apple are going to fix their 2011 alarm bug by sending everyone free alarm clocks.

2011-01-03 17:41:20
mayb2moro: Haha. Lol at another apple cock up. Still, its probably not apples fault. What’s their incredibly plausible excuse this time?

2011-01-03 15:17:41
mayb2moro: Or fizzy even!

2011-01-03 12:45:05
mayb2moro: The concept of “dark” “white-beer” is still a bit odd, but its mighty tasty! (and dizzy!) Stubaier again today.

2011-01-02 12:12:34
mayb2moro: Its an icy day at Kühtai today. Having to re-learn the basics… bend knees into the turn, stand up at the end!

2011-01-01 11:44:38
mayb2moro: Excellent NYE in Innsbruck last night. Fab fireworks.Stubaier glacier today. Ride on!

2010-12-31 14:38:34
mayb2moro: Aximer Lizum yday. Schlick today and party on the slopes! Bring on the German techno! Happy new year all x

2010-12-29 20:13:43
mayb2moro: Why drink expensive beer when you can have a bottle of wine for €1.50?!

2010-12-29 19:50:35
mayb2moro: Innsbruck here we are. Let the snowboarding commence tomorrow, but tonight… sleep!

2010-12-29 03:13:26
mayb2moro: Good morning everyone! Why are you still asleep? Lazy bones!

2010-12-28 20:25:33
mayb2moro: Some observations from the journey – people should not be allowed fog lights, and generally mini drivers are fit!

2010-12-28 20:22:44
mayb2moro: Traffic jams and roadways… 7 hours to get to our overnight stop..now where’s my rum?!

Improve Your Turns – Change Your Stance!

Category : Boarding Tips

If you want to speed up your turns on that tricky steep stuff, try altering your stance to a slightly more alpine setup.When you start learning to snowboard, you’ll probably have something quite conventional, like 21″ on the front and anything between -3 and +6 on the front.

Once you get some confidence up, and the idea of “pointing your board downhill and damn the consequences” is no longer scary, you should go for a more adventurous stance.

My personal experience is that by shifting both feet round a bit so your feet are pointing more down the hill as opposed to across it will really help you sharpen those turns up – something crucial on that nasty steep stuff, and of course for negotiating those damned moguls!

If you’re currently duck, for freeriding, I’d definitely reccommend shifting that back foot round. It will make the half pipe and riding switch more difficult but will have you flying down the hill side with more confidence!

My current stance is +9 on the back and +27 on the front, and it’s working great for me!!

Of course, at the end of the day, much of it is down to personal preference and comfort!

Boarding Tips From the BBC!

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A little mini interactive guide to boarding from the BBC, including how to do some basic tricks!Click here to launch

All you ever wanted to know about a Snowboard, and more!

Category : Boarding Tips

What’s a sintered / extruded base and which is better? What does “Progressive side-cut” mean? What is an “effective edge”?All your snowboard queries, and more, answered in this handy lil page:

How to Hot-Wax your board

Category : Boarding Tips

I’m having a bash at this tomorrow… hmm, actually, it’s today now, so I’ve been gathering some info from the web… Thanks to GoneBoarding for the help finding this info.Snowboards need to be regularly waxed to keep the base running nice and fast. Applying a fresh coat of hot wax every few times you ride is ideal. Or if you notice that your board’s base looks especially dry or seems to be running slow, now is a good time for a hot wax.

There are four things you will absolutely need:

Wax: be sure to buy ski or snowboard wax that is designed to be applied with a hot iron. There are plenty of choices, but a good all-temperature wax will work well in most snow conditions.

Scraper: pick this up at your favorite board shop along with the wax. Plastic or metal scrapers are both fine, just avoid really wide scrapers that are sometimes marketed for snowboards – they don’t scrape as well as the smaller ones.

Iron: now might be a good time to invest in an iron designed especially for waxing skis and snowboards. These are smooth on the bottom and therefore apply a nice smooth coat of wax. Or you can go down to your nearest Salvation Army or Goodwill and pick up a used household iron for a few bucks.

Scotchbrite: these rough green pads are available at any grocery store next to the kitchen sponges.

Some optional but helpful items:

Base Cleaner: if your snowboard’s base is dirty, clean it using a base cleaner (find this at your board shop) and a rag before you hot wax it.

Vices: setting up a workbench makes tuning and waxing your board much easier. Vices are available that hold your snowboard in place while you work.
Lets get started:

1. Drip
Put down an old sheet or some newspaper to catch dripping wax. Then put your board base-up on your new vices (see optional items) or on some books.
Plug in your iron and set it to a medium heat. It should be hot enough to readily melt the wax, but not so hot that the wax smokes. Hold the iron perpendicular to your snowboard with the pointed side down. Press the wax bar against the hot iron and hold it there. As the wax drips, move the iron up and down the base of your board until you have stripes of dripped wax 1 to 2 inches apart. Set the wax aside.

2. Iron
Now iron in all that wax until the base of your board is fully covered. Keep the iron moving; leaving it in one area for too long can damage the snowboard.

3. Scrape
Turn off the iron and wait 15 to 20 minutes for the wax to set and cool. Now grab the scraper and scrape off any excess wax in a nose to tail motion. Scraping away all the wax may sound counter-productive, until you realize that a hot wax actually opens up the pores in a snowboard’s base where you want wax to go. Excess wax will only slow you down.

4. Buff
After scraping, rub the scotchbrite pad in a nose to tail motion to take off the last of the wax and give your board a finishing touch. You are now ready to ride.

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