Thursday, March 26, 2015

As well as a shared enthusiasm for leather shorts and coach tours, the people of Germany, Austria and Switzerland also love amassing collections of autographed celebrity photo cards. That's been a great opportunity for the region's little-known slalom snowboarders to raise their profiles by banging out a daft photo pose and scrawl all over them. This week we take a look at the best examples of this regionally specific bit of snowboard culture...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

In the early 90's Ken Block (him of the spinny cars) and Damon Way, decided to use the shotgun approach to entrepreneurism and start-up every company. Within a few years they'd created Eightball clothing, Type A Snowboards, Droors clothing (which later became DC Shoes) and Blunt Magazine. Blunt ran from 1993 until 1998, when it was closed by the then owners Larry Flynn Publications (him of the porn), because it was a little too edgy for them. We've managed to get hold of the first edition to take a look at why this mag is so fondly remembered in the misty water-coloured memories of a generation of snowboarders...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Skiers dressed in damp, crotch-splitting animal onesies has been one of this seasons most notable clothing trends, but it's possible to put a lot more effort in. These days there's a group people who take dressing-up and not growing-up to another level entirely and now some of them have brought cosplaying to snowboarding. I'm an expert on pretending to be someone else, so let me guide you through the various characters and costumes...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

This season I've been doing some colouring-in to help fill the pages of Whitelines magazine, so for the first time this stuff is being looked over by the terrified eyes of some professional editors. It's been a interesting process and at times things have become very heated as it did with my latest spread. Today I'm going to reveal all and show you what really happens behind the Wizard's curtain...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Coroflot is a site for budding designers/creatives to publish their portfolios in the hope of attracting a job. There's some good stuff on there and some very strange stuff, so this week we trawled through it to find the 10 most interesting snowboarding projects. Welcome to the future my friends...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Strange fact: The majority of snowboards are not built by the snowboard brands. That's something most snowboarders aren't aware of and most of the companies keep very quiet about. It's all about as transparent as an internal FIFA inquiry, so we thought we'd try and figure out exactly what's going on and shed some light on it...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The one thing that's had the largest effect on snowboarding in the last few years has been the rise of the internet. By that, what I mean is the rise of the internet and it's keyboard-mashing hordes has directly effected the word 'snowboard'. Never before has one word been spelled so many different ways by so many different people. Today we take a look at what happens to some of those sad misspelled snowboards after they are launched from Twitter into the unwelcoming abyss of the interweb...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Some poor intern at Thrasher Magazine has been busy scanning every page of every back issue and uploading it onto the internet. That's an incredible administrative feat from a very unlikely source. Good thing for us though is that we can now see the brief period when skateboarders thought snowboarding was cool. Here are all the interesting appearances of snowboarding in Thrasher...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

eBay now have a specific section of their site called 'Crazy Ski Hats'. It was our destiny to find out more...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The most inexplicable brand in snowboarding is back with another questionable product...
 
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