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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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: https://www.facebook.com/events/59160…

See you there!

LATERALLY THINKING | THE SLACKER’S GUIDE TO RELAXATION

LATERALLY THINKING is a series of articles designed to explore how the lessons we learn on a slackline can be translated into lessons for everyday life.

This article explores the art of Relaxation. By the end of the post, you will have some techniques to relax on the slackline; how you do it on the line carries forth to how you do it in daily life. Relaxation is a skill and can be applied to any waking moment…

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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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Learn to slackline: Amaze yourself.

A friend of mine linked me to this BBC Horizon video, showing the presenter Marcus learning to walk a tightrope. Just take a second to watch it before continuing with this post.

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Slackjam on Clapham Common

March 24th has officially gone down in history as yet another inspirational day for slacklining in London!

One of the little stars of the day!

I organised an informal slackjam on London’s Clapham Common for slackliners and members of the public to come and try various lines and have lots of fun..and wow, what a positive response!

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