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The Snowboard Szine (say "zeen)
Issue #55 2/15/07
In This Issue
1. First Ever All America Snowboard Trip BIG Success!
2. NYC Rail Jam on TV this Saturday - Jeep Union Square Street Sessions
3. Ross Powers Snowboard Camp Feb 23-24, 2008 at Mount Sunapee, in New Hampshire
4. The Dangerous Realities that Exist on the Slopes
5. Is Your Snowboard Safe from Theft?
6. Contest for New Word for Ski+Snowboard - March 4 Deadline

1. First Ever All America Snowboard Trip BIG Success!

We're just back from Winter Park, Colorado where hosted the first national snowboard trip for the public. We had fresh fluffy deep pow for the first days, and sunny blue skies for the last. We rode steeps, trees, park, pipe, and groomers. This group of strangers left as friends, and were all sad to go home.

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Most people on this trip were snowboarders whose friends weren't available to ride with them, so they were looking for some new riding pals. One group of 3 friends came along, just because it was so easy to have us do the planning. We'll have a page posted up on our Winter Park Snowboard Trip soon so you can catch the vibe.

2. NYC Rail Jam on TV this Saturday - Jeep Union Square Street Sessions

Set your DVR to see highlights of this second annual pro rail jam that went down in the center of New York City last Thursday, Feb 7. 2007. "Jeep World of Adventure Sports®" an action and adventure sports series, will air on NBC Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT with host Pat Parnell of "NBC Sports" travels to the Jeep Union Square Street Sessions in New York City to present the second episode of the 2008 season.

By the way we were at the Mountain Creek qualifier for the Union Square jam, where our local hero Tom Weiss prevailed... again, and got his ticket to ride in the Union Square Street Sessions. (It's on our blog Feb. 3.

3. Ross Powers Snowboard Camp Feb 23-24, 2008 at Mount Sunapee, in New Hampshire

Where else besides in the wonderful world of snowboarding can you ride and learn from a two-time Olympic medal winner like Ross Powers for a mere $200 a day?
I went to Ross's camp at Belleayre in NY in 2004 (here)  Camp is not just for future pros, it's for any snowboarder who hopes to have a little of that magic rub off on them, and I promise you'll have a good time if you go.

Ross Powers won Olympic Gold in 2002, and Bronze in 1998 and is an X-Games champion. He is hosting a two-day snowboard camp at Mount Sunapee on February 23-24, 2008. He is assembling top-notch coaches from around the country for two days of fast-paced riding and training in Mount Sunapee’s SoBe Freeride Zone that will propel snowboarders to the next level.

Ross will be at Mount Sunapee both days and will ride with each group both days. The Camp costs $399 and includes coaching Saturday and Sunday, a pizza party with Ross and the coaches and entry into the Snickers N’ Kickers Pipe Competition Sunday afternoon. Proceeds benefit the Ross Powers Foundation. For reservations call 603-763-3500.

4. The Dangerous Realities that Exist on the Slopes

"The Coloradoan" published a good article with this title on Jan. 26, 2008 outlining the risks and dangers of snowboarding and skiing - including collisions, broken limbs, and tree-well suffocation.

The article discusses safety equipment, and says this about wearing wrist guards: "According to findings at the 2007 International Symposium on Skiing Trauma and Safety, they do work and are well worth the money. The best ones are those that are not rigid, extend up the forearm and ideally sit along the back of your hand and wrist, not under your palm. ... ISSS doctors have created two wrist guards recommended - the Flexmeter and Biomex protection."

This article gives a big thumbs-up to Flexmeter Snowboard Wrist Guards, for which we are the US Distributor.
Read the full article here.
There were 100,000 snowboard wrist injuries last year.

Want to reduce the risk of snowboard wrist injuries to you
and your loved ones? Flexmeters!

Flexmeter Snowboard Wrist Guards and Gloves (Great for Skate too!)

Now, introducing the stylish new "Pipe Guard" wrist length glove with the wrist protector that tucks neatly under your jacket's wrist cuff. In stock now.

Azzpadz Tailbone Protectors available too at
I sell these products because I believe in them and I wear them every time I ride.

5. Is Your Snowboard Safe from Theft?

3 Tips to Help - About Snowboard Theft

We hate to have to bring this up, but snowboard theft is rampant this year.
Don't lose your ride. Here are 3 Tips to Help - about Snowboard Theft

1. Don't leave your board unattended. When you take a break from riding: lock it with a pocket lock, check it with a valet service if there is one, leave it with a friend, or don't let it out of your sight.

2. Register your snowboard's serial number online NOW while it's still safe (or even if it gets swiped), at .
This is the Internet's largest snowboard registry and it is free. If your board disappears and it is registered, you can just go online to right at the resort or police station and find the serial number and full description of your board to report the theft. Just look for your initials next to your boards details on the list. Boards are listed by make and model on the site,

3. Don't buy a used board without checking first to see if it has been reported stolen.

6. Contest for New Word for Ski+Snowboard - March 4 Deadline

It WOULD be so convenient if there was one all-purpose word for this. My entry is "sniing."
SKI UTAH and Winter at Westmister have teamed up on this contest. For more information or to enter the contest, visit here.
The Ski/Snowboard Lingo contest runs from February 4 – March 4, 2008. The winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges. Prize for the best new werd for “skiing and snowboarding”: A Spring Ski Trip to Utah for two in April '08 sponsored by Ski Utah and participating Utah resorts

Prize for the best new general ski/snowboard werd: Two day passes at The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah and 10 T-shirts featuring their winning word .


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