Tag Archives: Snowboarding

Reflections on Gay Mountain – Sochi 2014

As the curtain falls, Winter Olympics on ‘Gay Mountain’ heads over the horizon. By no means the same levels of euphoria that surrounded London 2012, Sochi 2014 was still a blinder and a cracking showcase for sports that fly, mostly, … Continue reading

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A monumental day – Jenny Jones kills it and Team GB snowboarding shines!

Well what can you say about that – other than FAN BLOODY TASTIC! After both Jamie Nicholls and Billy Morgan did us proud in the men’s snowboard slopestyle event yesterday (both finishing top 10), the ever bubbly Jenny Jones stepped … Continue reading

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Was Shaun White right to quit Sochi slopestyle?

Shaun White continues to rub members of the snowboarding fraternity up the wrong way – and not just because of his trailblazing fashion sense (Google Shaun White leather jacket for more on this). As the very first Winter Olympics slopestyle qualifying event … Continue reading

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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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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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Becoming a professional action sports athlete – is it for me?

As youngsters we all had our sporting idols we looked up to, wondering if some day we could be just like them. Becoming a pro sportsman or woman is probably something that most of us dream of at some point. … Continue reading

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Extreme sports sponsorship – what does it mean?

There are many forms of ‘sponsorship’ within action sports. Riders, however, still get confused with levels of support available. To be fully sponsored is to have your hobby or passion pay its way and give you a career. But there … Continue reading

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