Sunday, September 26, 2010

World Snowboard Day

Ok everybody, mark your calendars! December 19th, 2010 is World Snowboard Day!

Grab your board, a friends board, or even go rent a board and come out and shred with the world!

The slopes better be loaded with shredders on this day or I will be disappointed! Grab your shred stick and get out there! :)

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Monday, September 20, 2010

10/11 Season Goals

Everyone has a list. A list of what they want to achieve during the season. Goals are important in snowboarding. If you don't set goals for yourself, you will never push yourself and reach the next level. My goal last season was to get more comfortable on boxes and finally hit a rail.

By the end of the season, I was totally comfortable with board slides, nose slides, tail slides, and tail presses on boxes, with an occasional 180 off. I hit a rail for the first time... and actual rail. Not a piece of metal an inch off the ground... a battleship rail! Most people start with flat rails, but for me? Nah, I wanted to show that battleship who was boss! Everyone was making it look so easy, so I grew a pair and decided to just do it one day... and guess what... I rocked it!

Every time I do a new trick, I always think "Wow! That was easy! Why was I so scared?!" I know I'm capable of anything. That's how you gotta think if you ever want to DO anything. By the end of the season, rails seemed WAY less intimidating to me. I felt comfortable on a flat rail, double barrel rail, battleship rail, and a flat-down-flat rail.

Here's my goals for next season:

- throw 360's front and backside off a jump
- throw big stylish 180's with grabs off a jump
- 180 on and off boxes comfortably
- get more comfortable on rails and
be able to do at least 5 different
tricks on rails (also boxes)
- NOT get hurt!!

Those seem like pretty reasonable, and achievable, goals to me. We shall see!!!

What are your goals for the season?

Hiking on Beech

Our trail of choice today was Upper and Lower Pond Creek trail. Round trip totalled to 4 miles with about 800 ft of vertical change top to bottom. I could not believe how well I handled that hike... normally I'm huffin' and puffin' ready to pass out by the time we hike back up Lower Pond. I have my p90x to thank for that! I can't believe how easily it seemed this time. Our friends Ray and Pam joined us for the adventure. Hopefully Dustin and I can get some more hiking in before winter!

Here's some pics!

We made a friend along the way

Waterfall photo op!

Dustin and I taking a shortcut haha

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Get Your Beech Season Pass!

Beech Mountain Resort's Super Saver Season Pass Sale is starting tomorrow, September 15th! At only $350, this is a deal you don't wanna pass up. This price is limited to only 200 passes, so call and reserve your pass before they are all gone! Here's the # - 1.800.438.2093 ext 213. At that cheap deal, you have no excuse not to be tearin' up the slopes this season.

Speaking of this snow season... the 6 new PoleCat's that the resort recently put up look AMAZING! I can't wait to see how much snow those bad boys are gonna put out!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

2010 Supergirl Jam

The Supergirl Jam held in Venice Beach, CA is a super fun event and I would love to go to it someday! It features snow, skate, and inline and is a really good chance for unknown riders to get recognized.

Check it out.

Congrats to all the winners! Good luck next year!

Final results


1 - Danyale Patterson Anchorage, AK
2 - Desiree Melancon Riverside, CA
3 - Laurie Currier Wrightwood, CA


1 - Alexis Sablone New York, NY
2 - Rachel Reinhard Colorado Springs, CO
3 - Jessica Florencio Campinas, Sao Paulo Brazil

Inline Skate:

1 - Fallon Heffernan Jacksonville Beach, CA
2 - Aarin Gates Camarillo, CA
3 - Crissy Grasselli Caxias do Sul, Brazil

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cool Temps = Happy Me!

Woke up extra early this morning for work. Stepped outside and wow, it was cold! Cold compared to what it's been all summer anyways. Checked the temp and it was 45 degrees! Yay! I put on a hoodie and sat outside and watched the sunrise, which was beautiful this morning! It's been rather cool all day. The temp right now is in the mid 50's. Coolest day so far this fall! Winter is in the air and that makes me SUPER happy! Forecast for tonight says it will be a low of 39. Might have to put on my new Bonfire snowboarding jacket and enjoy the cool air tonight for a bit.

YaY for cooler temps! :p

Can't wait till I start seeing these...

Friday, September 3, 2010

F'It Film Premiere Coming to Boone!

Great news to shredders in the NC high country! Forum, Foursquare, and Special Blend's newest film, F'It, will be premiering in Boone, NC at Appalachian State University on October 22. This is one of many tour stops in North America, so if you're not in the southeast, there will probably be one near you!

Cameron Pierce, John Jackson, Stevie Bell, Andreas Wiig, and Pat Moore will be on location during the premier. Don't miss this!

For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dear snow, please come soon.

So I know it's gonna be another 2 months before I even have a chance of seeing a snowflake, unless of course mother nature goes loco and sends some white fluffy stuff early. Every day, at some point throughout the day, my boyfriend or I pop a shred flick in the dvd player and stare in sadness that we can't be experiencing the same joy that the snow is giving the riders on tv.

There are SO many good films out there, my new favorite being Factor Films' "They Came From...". This video is INSANE! The riding is awesome... more than awesome actually... some of the tricks I'd never even seen before, and the video editing is just plain badass. Of course, it doesn't beat the awesome producers from Knife Show Inc. Those KS vids are absolutely ridiculous.

As far as p90x goes... I'm on day 4. I did the yoga this morning, and let me tell you... it's hardcore! I couldn't even finish the video because I was so sore from the past few days and some of the positions they were doing was just plain crazy. I'll get there one day though... hopefully by the end of the 90 days I'll be able to do every video with grace! haha. We'll see about that. All I know is that I've GOT to get in good shape for this season. There's so many new tricks I want to learn and things I want to accomplish.

Well that's all for now. If you've suffered through reading this entire long post, then thank you and keep checking back! The closer it gets to shred season, the more snowboarding-related material I'll be posting.

For all you peeps who can get on some snow right now, happy shredding!

For everyone else... peace out!