Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Burton x Unlimited Ladies Ride Day

Burton and Unlimited Skate & Snow Banff have organized ladies demo day yesterday (20 Dec) and I was one of the girls testing their brilliant boards.  Everything was very well organized and we even got godie bags at the end.
We were very lucky with the weather, it was snowing to begin with but later on the sun came out so it was a perfect day.

I managed to test four boards. 
First one I tested was Feelgood Flying V 152, second board was Blender 148, third board was famous Lipstick 152 and the last one Deja Vu 151.

I liked the most Feelgood Flying V, very enjoyable and mellow, not too fast and excellent for cruising around. 
Blender 148 was very light and small, soft and easy to turn.  
Lipstick and I didn't get along very well, I think I chose wrong length, it should have been 149.  I can blame small bindings (witch I changed with the board, they were way too small)  so they might have prevented me enjoying this board.  It was difficult to initiate turn and quite aggressive to ride.  
The last one was Deja Vu, traditional camber board, nice and stable and good edge hold.

All in all I had an excellent day, top marks for Burton Alberta and Unlimited Skate & Snow.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

World Snowboarding Day December 18, 2011

It was snowing the whole day and riding fresh powder was a good way to celebrate.

There were prizes to be won if you jump on a kicker in a freestyle park.
One of us did jump on the kicker and the other one got a t-shirt.
As you can see the official photographer was taking photos and texting at the same time, hence no face.

So take a wild guess who jumped and who won the prize.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

First Month of Big Travel Adventure

First month of our adventure have already past.  It's been very busy and time has passed so quickly.  

Few months back we have decided to leave London and travel the world.  As much as we love living in the best city in the world it was time to do something else.  
Travelling seemed sensible decision.  As much as we thought it will be easy to leave home it proved quite unnerving and stressful to start with.  
Not having day to day problems to deal with was very unusual to say the least.  

We are quite keen snowboarders so it wasn't difficult to choose our first stop. Banff Alberta, Canada.  We have been in Banff before and fell in love with the place.  It is a touristy place but the national park and slopes are beautiful, people are very friendly and the snow is amazing.  
We have decided to improve our snowboarding and enrolled ourselves on 11 week snowboarding instructor course.  After researching all possibilities on top of our list came friendly company "NonStop Ski & Snowboard".  We signed up immediately after attending their open day.  The course is starting at the beginning of January so we have plenty of time to get fit and enjoy the beautiful cowboy country Alberta.

We have been very lucky with a very good start of the season.  Mountains were already covered with snow when we arrived and all ski resorts were open. 

It's been snowing almost on a daily bases so it's a real joy to go to the mountains and ride fresh powder.  More about it next time.

We will be back soon with more from snowy Banff.