5 Books to Read About Snowboarding This Summer

If you’re looking to really get ready for the new season besides staying fit and checking your equipment, books about snowboarding may just be the thing to really get you pumped. Below are some highly recommended books that will keep you in the right headspace until you actually get to the slopes. Snowboarder’s Start-Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding– Doug Werner, …

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Is Summer the Best Time to Buy Snowboards?

Should you buy your snowboard in the summer? The short answer is yes. Experts and snowboarders sharing their wisdom in forums agree that summer is the time to buy. Why? No one is thinking about snowboarding in the summer (unless they are longing for the beginning of the season); because no one needs the equipment …

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5 Summer Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

Miss your snowboard or skis? You’re going to want to use the summer to get some natural highs while enjoying the great weather. Here are some activities to try this season: Skydiving Skydiving is an obvious choice for adrenaline junkies, and with good reason. After mastering tandem jumps with an instructor, you can dive all …

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How Wakeboarding is Surprisingly Different From Snowboarding

Wakeboarding seems like a natural way for snowboarders to make the most of the off season. There are some definite similarities between wakeboarding and snowboarding: both are board sports where your feet are strapped down using boots, both require balance in a sideways stance, and both are exhilarating. The sports share a fair bit of …

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Why Snowboarders Love Kiteboarding

This extreme water sport has a lot to love about it for anyone who enjoys board sports. According to Aqua Sports Maui, kiteboarding “combines the excitement of paragliding, surfing and wakeboarding”, as “kiteboarders propel them selves thru the water on boards (similar to wakeboards or snow boards) with the help of  large power kites, (similar …

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Snowboard Vs Skiing: Which is Right For My Kids

The dawn of snowboarding started during the halfway point of the 1960s when Sherman Poppen had the idea to tie a pair of skis together so he could help get his daughters down the hill in an easier way. The idea became so popular among his daughter’s friends that he christened the invention the “snurfer” and teamed …

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Are Your Kids Out Growing Their Ski Gear?

Kids who love to ski LOVE new ski gear (but don’t we all?). Skis, poles, boots, bindings, clothes and goggles that fit your children well ensure that they don’t end up getting into an accident due to equipment malfunctions. If you find that your children are going through a growth spurt and keep on outgrowing …

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How To Get Ski Gear For Kids Who Don’t Stop Growing

Kids grow like weeds, it’s just a fact of life. Sure, it can be cute to see how much Little Timmy has grown since last season, but sometimes you’re just left shouting to the heavens, “Can you just stop growing and use the same equipment for two seasons in a row!”. So below we’ve compiled …

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Impress Your Friends With These Ski Tips for Beginners

Skiing is a massively popular sport, with thousands flocking to the slopes every winter to enjoy the winter sun. For first-timers, however, it can be a little intimidating, so we put together a short list to keep you from eating snow. 1. Friends The most important decision you’ll make when you decide to start skiing …

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Should Kids Learn to Ski Without Poles?

A question that ski instructors get asked all the time is whether or not kids should learn to ski with or without poles. The truth is, in the beginning they are probably not necessary. On top of this, most amateur skiers, both child and adult, actually use poles incorrectly, using them either for balance or just …

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