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  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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FIRST TIME ON A HIGHLINE | VIDEO

The Frenchies are at it again! Pierre Chaffour and some of the Slack.Fr crew got together at Cirque de Sordidon, in the infamous Verdon Gorge to rig some epic lines and have some fun!
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EVENTS | SLACKLINING WITH THE SCOUTS | LONDON

I remember how fun it was to take part in all the games when I was a Beaver, and later on a Cub. Needless to say all the up and coming slacklining stars of the future were just as excited to find two slacklines to play on, for the 8th Holborn Scout Group Community Day!

Practicing on the ground! One of the stars of the day

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NEWS REPORT | SLACKLINING NEEDS A HEAD FOR HEIGHTS | VIDEO

Friends of mine Dean and Nadeem have been in the positive media spotlight for their highlining skills! Well done guys! This is actually one of the best representations of highlining that the media have done thus far – so extra well done to D and N for not letting them twist your words or get their facts wrong!
My favourite quote has got to be Dean’s “It’s an ‘ed game” !

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Slacklining nullifies ADHD

This weekend at the SlackClapham club launch day, I witnessed something I have never seen in a year and a half of slacklining…

Harley the prodigy from Peterborough.

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SlackClapham Club Launch Day

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Wow! What an awesome weekend for slacklining in London – Saturday 14th April was the official launch day for SlackClapham; a free slacklining club held weekly on Clapham Common. I’ve only been living in London for 4 weeks, but with a passion to provide a balance outlet for the local community and some help from slackers the world over, I have managed to get one club up and running quickly.

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