Monthly Archives: January 2014

UK: slopestyle superpower – blowin’ up Sochi

With the likes Billy Morgan, Aimee Fuller (now confirmed as Team GB member), Jamie Nichols and Jenny Jones (to name a few) all about to fly the flag in Sochi, British snow sport is looking in fine fettle. But it’s … Continue reading

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Lightweight style and comfort – Hey Dude Shoes Farty review

After reviewing Hey Dude Shoes’ Easy Life rigger boots, it was only right to put a pair of the the brand’s flagship Farty model to the test. Hey Dude Shoes Farty

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Biddable World 2014

Working with an agency like OKO, I often get the opportunity to attend events connected to all things digital. Even though my area of expertise is producing content, it’s always good to break out and see what’s going on in … Continue reading

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(SUP) size is everything!

As you move up through the ranks and start looking for more performance, the SUP gear size question will no doubt raise its head.. ‘What size SUP should I be looking at? What size fins and what size paddle should … Continue reading

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SUPBoarder series – defining moments in SUP part 3

Here’s the third instalment of my series looking at defining moments in SUP – published on SUPBoarder. This time I focus on SUP comps, stand up coming of age and the rise of the new school. (Here’s a vid from … Continue reading

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Five Finger Death Punch: Bad Company drum cover

Here I am messing about with Flymount GoPro mounting angles while bashing out beats to Five Finger Death Punch: Bad Company. The sound quality of my drums isn’t great, due to having to play with pads, but you should get … Continue reading

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Surfing/windsurfing/SUP/snowboard journalist – how to be a…

I still get asked how I became a journalist and writer who scribbles about his passions. Although I’m no traditional ‘hack’, and I’d never pretend to be, there’s always a pathway to achieving your goals – if you want it badly … Continue reading

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Winter holidays – paddling into sunshine

Winter getting you down? Can’t face leaving the comfort and warmth of your pit? Having a hard time motivating yourself to walk out of your house – let alone donning the rubber and heading into the brine? If the answer … Continue reading

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GoPro Flymount review vid: drums

Flymount have traditionally been all about windsurfing, and capturing saltwater action from overhead. However, this versatile GoPro mounting system lends itself to many more alternative situations – such as drumming, as demonstrated in the vid below. (Apologies for sound quality of … Continue reading

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Getting sponsored – parts 1, 2 and 3

A few months ago I wrote a three part series focusing on extreme sports sponsorship, what it means to be supported, what endorsed athletes are expected to deliver in return and whether it’ actually a viable route for anyone thinking … Continue reading

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