Self-Experiment | Learn how to Snowboard in 4 hours instead of 3 days | A beginners’ guide

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I’ve just returned from my first snowboarding trip ever, with massive success. I managed to ย get cruising on my board in a mere 4 hours, compared to the average 3 days.
In those 4 hours, I managed turns, carving steep, intermediate runs and even a couple of tricks, despite never being on the snow before.

By the end of this post you’ll have a bombproof Cheat Sheet on how to hack your first time snowboarding, to yield the best results. I’ll include 80/20 analyses on how to prepare for your first day efficiently, what to focus on during your slope session, and I’ll even throw in a post-shred breakdown for efficient muscle recovery and memory retention for the skills you just learnt.

Is 4 hours realistic? Most definitely, and I’ll explain how you’ll be using Parkinson’s Law to master the basics of snowboarding in such a short time.

Note: I am assuming that you already have your snowboard gear sorted. This is a skill-based tutorial, with a couple of gear tips thrown in.

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Self-Experiment | Does Slacklining really improve your Snowboarding?

I want to address one question I get asked, a hypothesis I set out to the French mountains with recently:

Does Slacklining really help with Snowboarding?

I was a complete snowboarding beginner, and with an interest in learning skills super-fast, I wanted to see if my slacklining balance really was transferable to the snow.

Here’s what happened…

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Slackline Lesson Gift Vouchers for Christmas 2013

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If you are interested in purchasing a slackline lesson voucher this Christmas, please email me.

Venues locations include Brighton, North London and South West London.

November Slackline Workshop at Boulder Brighton

The open workshops I have been teaching at Boulder Brighton climbing centre have been going really well! This was my second session, focusing on Jumping techniques on the slackline. We had a great turn out, and lots of people landed their first few airs!

The next workshop will be held on Thursday December 5th. Check this event page for more info:ย https://www.facebook.com/events/59160…

See you there!

Video | Slackline Backflip finally landed @ Locker 27!!

The Autumnal months have been productive on the flipping front! Since starting my internship at the super hardcore strength and conditioning gym,ย Locker 27, I’ve had some indoor space and time to practice the ever illusive slackline backflip.

I’m currently creating a tutorial on how to do this explosive precision movement; what has long been considered the holy grail of slackline tricks, as there is currently no decent information on the net, whatsoever!
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October Slackline Workshop at Boulder Brighton

October saw the first open slackline workshop held at the awesome new Boulder Brighton indoor bouldering centre.

I had the pleasure of teaching loads of people throughout the evening a variety of techniques for walking and balancing, some basic tricks and an introduction to mounting the line safely.

Here’s the video clip from the workshop, the next one is on November 7th and will follow a similar format; turn up, learn some cool new stuff, pick my brains on anything you want and hopefully leave a better slacker than when you arrived!

VIDEO | CASTLE GARDEN PARTY HIGHLINE 2013

On July 21st 2013, I had the pleasure of walking one of the finest highlines in London.ย The photos were even featured on SportPursuit’s blog.

Now it’s time for you to see the footage, filmed and edited by lens wizard, Ben Grubb.
Look out for my spicy Luke Skywalker dive off of the highline, with head-cam view!!