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The Snowboard Szine Vol. 1, Issue 29


         In This Issue
1. Summertime Blahs?
2. Summertime Movies
3. Flexmeter Summer Sale - Plan Ahead
4. Op Girls Learn to Ride Camps

1. Summertime Blues?

How's your summer? I would say this has not been one of my better summers.
Just not having the summertime fun that I've enjoyed in the past. Haven't
been to the ocean yet, or wakeboarding, or hiking, etc. Several friends have
moved away so there are less fun people around for me. And of course I'm
missing snowboarding.

A bright spot was that my got props when it
was mentioned in Snowboarder mag in the August issue. It was in the article
about preventing board theft. We got a lot of new snowboards registered on
the site from that. And we broke the 500 subscriber milestone for this Szine
recently. I started in April 2 years ago. Glad you're a
part of it all!

I have been working on my snowboard websites, always adding and trying to
improve them. Watched the "X Games" on TV, which was good. Dallas Friday is
an awesome wakeboarder, and my new teen idol. And tomorrow I'm going to the
weekend music-camping fest "Gathering of the Vibes". It's near Albany, NY,
and there will be a tribute to Jerry and the Dead as this is the 10th
anniversary of Jerry's death. Lots of great bands will be playing.

I know I'm not the only one with summertime blahs. One of my readers wrote
"How in the world do you make it through the summer?" You can read his
letter and my answer here- I
did have fun tubing the Farmington River in CT with my snowboard buddy Jean
Sapula, and the tubing website is listed at the URL I just gave.

Jean's profile, (as well as the other snowboard experts I rely on to help
answer your questions) can be found here, NEW on my site

Rob Anderson (his profile is there too) closed his Axis Boardsports shops in
CT and has gone into the house painting business. He's out of Brookfiled,
CT, and paints big or small, residential or commercial. If you want a
painter you can trust, (and a nice guy to work with) write me for his
number. See Rob and me vogue-ing snowboard fashion in his shop here

Hey, remember snowboarding? If you want to spend a nostalgic 2 minutes
watching snowboarders and skiers during the qualifier at last Winter's "Next
X Snow" qualifier event at Crotched Mountain in Jan, 2005, hit up

2. Summertime Movies

I saw the penguin movie - "March of the Penguins" this week. It was
incredible, but penguins live a harsh, slow, sometimes tragic life and this
movie might not be right for little kids or people who need to see constant

Anyway, penguins do seem to know how to have fun. They march single file to
their distant mating ground, and when they get tired of walking they flop
down onto their bellies and paddle and slide on the snow, just like surfers.
And when they were milling around on the snow in a huge group they reminded
me WAY TOO much of snowboarders hanging around at a rail jam. You expect the
pengies to high-five each other any minute.

Saw "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" which is a way-out fantasy with a
dark side. I always like Johnny Depp, but his un-aging, slightly masochistic
character in this movie is a little creepy. The flick has good psychedilic
musical numbers.

Saw half hour of "Dukes of Hazzard" and just couldn't take it. Too much
fightin' and not enough of Jessica Simpson. Only tried this flick 'cuz it
was the second feature at the drive-in on a nice night.

3. Flexmeter Summer Sale - Plan Ahead

Broken wrists are the most common snowboard injury.

Beginners are at particular risk for this injury, since they fall forward on
their hands - often!
A doctor has examined 20 years worth of epidemiological accident data and
designed a snowboard wrist guard and glove that has been statistically
proven to reduce broken wrists over 67%.

NO OTHER WRIST GUARD ON THE MARKET HAS BEEN STATISTICALLY PROVEN TO REDUCE INJURY. Flexmeter Flexible Snowboard Gloves and Wrist Guards are available on my site.

And Flexmeters are ON PRE-SEASON SALE in AUGUST to readers of the Szine

The wrist guard is usually $54 + shipping.
Now $44 and FREE SHIPPING.     SAVE $15 (or more if you live outside US)

The integrated glove with wrist guard is usually $94 + shipping.
Now $79 and FREE SHIPPING.     SAVE $20 (or more if you live outside US)

Plan ahead for the season. These make great gifts for the snowboarders you
care about! Get your holiday shopping out of the way early and budget your
spending.

(We thank you for your purchases of Flexmeter and the other products in the
mini-mall. This is the only income we have to support our snowboard sites.)
Believe it or not, these have been selling well this summer, to my customers
in the Southern Hemisphere, and those who (are lucky and) go to snowboard
summer camp

Read my interview with the inventor of the Flexmeter, Dr. Marc-Hervé Binet

NOTE - if you wish to order at the sale price - place your order online at at the non-sale price, and I
will refund the difference online starting Monday. Sorry for this
inconvenience - my webmaster is on vacation! Or drop me an email.

By the way, I take pride in offering excellent customer service.

4. Op Girls Learn to Ride Camps

Op Girls Learn to Ride has camps for girls and women to improve their Surfing, Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, Motocross, Mountain Biking, and of course snowboarding.
(This is a cool site, but it didn't work too efficiently on my old Mac with OS 9).
Op Girls Learn To Ride (Op GLTR), the original series of female-only action
sports clinics and camps, is designed to give females of all ages the basic
skills and confidence necessary to participate in skateboarding, surfing,
snowboarding, wakeboarding, motocross, bmx and mountain biking. In this
program, skilled professionals provide hands-on training with an emphasis on
safety and skill development. Now in its sixth year, Op GLTR has taught tens
of thousands of girls and women a new action sport. The program will host
over 150 events throughout the United States and Canada in 2005.
Thanks for reading The Snowboard Szine!

Editor -

Westchester County, NY
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