• Recreation
  • Are You Having an Active Summer?

    I think I may have found a sport suitable as a snowboarding substitute for the off-season. That doesn’t carry risk of sharkbite, that is. Above: It only took me a minute to learn, but it will take me a lifetime to…wait, that’s something else. Skimboarding at Long Beach. Stay cool and well hydrated out there!

  • Recreation
  • Mute Backside 180.

    Why? Because I want to show my Olympic spirit and solidarity. Because I’m delighted Hannah Teter and Shaun White won gold. Because it’s wonderful to be alive. Because it snowed 27 inches in NYC last weekend. Because I don’t have any good pipe shots yet this season. But mostly, because I love snowboarding, and I […]

  • Recreation
  • How to Perform a Frontside 360, on a Snowboard.

    (Instructions described from Goofy-foot stance. Reverse for Normal) 1.) Begin taking off towards your intended hit/jump. Ride flat-based to pick up some speed. 2.) Initiate a set-up carve: for frontside spins, edge ever so slightly towards your toe-edge so that you begin to carve toe-side. You want to have the smallest deviation from straight possible. […]

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  • It’s Only a Matter of Time Now….

    Above: I’m speeding towards the Evil Russian in the foreground, hoping to scare the bejeezus out of him as I zoom by and snap a picture (Note the digital camera in waterproof case in my right hand. Bear and I are very tech savvy). …only three more months. That 12′ trampoline should be arriving any […]

  • Recreation
  • "What I Did During My Summer Vacation."

    Above: My long-suffering wife learns the joys of mountain biking and the virtues of waterproof camera cases. Only five months to go until snowboarding season, sigh… Well, there’s still fit fun to be had. One popular mode of crosstraining happens to be mountain biking, which my wife and her family members tried for the first […]