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Pics From This Week…

Well, we did get some snow in the end on Friday night.  Nothing to write home about I guess this counts as writing home so scratch that!  Anyway – there was about 5cm on top of the car Saturday morning so was on the first lift (Grand Alpe bubble, Chantemerle) at 9h00 for a couple […]

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Sick Stick…

If you’re looking for a new board this season and you’re equally at home tearing up the park or shredding the backcountry, the 2012 Build And Destroy Series “all-mountain, freestyle” stick from Imperium might just fit the bill…It definitely looks the part with some seriously sick graphics inspired by the onward march of consumerism, apparently. It’s a […]

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More Snow Coming…?

First little bit of cloud cover today (since the last big dump on the 5th Jan) after two weeks of lovely sunshine.  Does this mean some more snow’s on the way?  The forecasts say a little dusting tonight and tomorrow and some more ‘flocons’ over the weekend..so doesn’t sound like much but we’ll see Still some […]

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Controlled Avalanche in B.C…

Thought I’d put up this footage of a controlled avalanche in B.C, Canada.  Shows the insane power of these things and a good reminder that the places we play should always be respected and never taken for granted… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TjAjWyLowXo] […]

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No More Cold Hands…

…When using the phone up the mountains.  Found these ‘Touch Gloves’ for €5.  I tried some Nike (I think) ones on in Footlocker in Grenoble a couple of weeks back which were €15. Hopefully cam-phone photos should be better, messages should have less spelling mistakes & I’ll stop dialling incorrect numbers, as my fingers wont […]

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Repair Broken Binding Before Breaking Face…

You would presume in a valley where there are 4 ski resorts and at least 40 ski/snowboard shops along a 15km stretch of road that would be a fairly straight forward task.  What’s that they say about presumption? It involved lots of driving, quite a bit of talking, plenty of shrugging, two coffees, a beer, a […]

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First Post! Snowkite Masters…missed it

Drove up to Col du Lautaret with a snowboard in the back & the DSLR in a bag, for the final day of the French Snowkite Championships (or so I thought);  Another sunny day in The High Alps so thought it would be an opportunity to get some good shots.  Didn’t realise the comp finished yesterday..doh!  Anyway […]

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