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Ten Things That’ll Make You A Better Snowboarder

Ten Things That’ll Make You A Better Snowboarder

16/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28533533

The best snowboarder on the mountain is the one having the most fun — and most of the time, Austen Sweetin is the one having the most fun. 

 

The 24-year-old from Washington has beeb blowing up lately. He’s hanging with the #YGSnow finalists and we asked him for three things that’ll make you a better snowboarder. He ended up giving us ten. That’s the kind of guy he is. 

 

And that’s the kind of approach you should take to snowboarding. 

 

Find a comfortable stance 

Mess around with your stance until you find most comfortable. I actually change my stance about five times a year. Tweaking things so that I’m always feeling. comfortable. 

 

Trust your edges

A lot of people who are just getting started don’t use their edges properly — they kind of just float on top of the snow instead of digging into it. You gotta bend your knees and commit to the turn. It’ll be more fun and you’ll have way more control.   

 

 

Get good gear

It’s obvious, but it’s true. If you get cold or wet out there, you’re just not going to have fun. Comfort should come first. 

 

Take care of your board 

Your board should be your best friend — you gotta take care of it. Make sure to wax it and tune it pretty regularly. 

 

Use the mountain

You can use little bumps to gain speed or find natural jumps and landings. You gotta see the mountain. It’s all out there. 

 

 

Know what you like 

Figure out what aspect of snowboarding gets you most stoked to go out and ride, then do that. It could be ripping groomers, riding park, chasing pow, sending it down mogul fields, whatever. If you know what you like, you’ll always be more fired up to ride, which will only make you a better snowboarder. 

 

But also ride powder

It’s a completely different feeling from anything else and it’ll translate to other aspects of your riding. Plus, it’s just so fun — it’s pretty much impossible to not get addicted. 

 

 

Keep your knees bent 

Going straight legged is how you wreck yourself. Nice bent knees will help keep you balanced and ripping. 

 

Know your line 

I’m usually like two steps ahead. Projection. See your line in your head before you start it. And when you’re riding, always know what you want to do next. That’ll help you really start to link some nice lines. 

 

Watch snowboarding movies 

You can see how someone does something then go out and try to replicate it or at least incorporate it into your approach. For example, I love how Bryan does toe-side turns all laid out. I can take that and put some of it into mine. Plus, watching snowboarding movies just gets you fired up to get out there. 91-91

 



https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/ten_things_that_will_make_you_a_better_snowboarder
Bill Delaney, director of

Bill Delaney, director of "Free Ride," dies aged 72

15/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28530315

Bill Delaney, the man who sculpted "Free Ride" and inspired future generations of surfers, passed away.

William Delaney was born in Santa Barbara, California, in 1946. He started surfing in 1962 and witnessed the sport's evolution in Southern California before it spread to the rest of the world.

Three years after riding his first waves, Delaney was already taking surf photos. In 1969, his passion for visual arts led him to the Brooks Institute of Photography, where he perfected his natural skills.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/bill-delaney-director-of-free-ride-dies-aged-72
Five-wave hold-downs are not a problem for Toby Cunningham

Five-wave hold-downs are not a problem for Toby Cunningham

15/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28524265

The crew at Nazaré is enjoying the last big swells of the 2018/2019 winter season.

And while there are still a few bombs arriving at the north canyon, there are also wipeouts that some riders won't forget.

Toby Cunningham is a big wave surfing veteran. The athlete from San Diego won the first ever XXL award for the biggest paddle wave, a 56-foot beast ridden at Todos Santos in Mexico.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/five-wave-hold-downs-are-not-a-problem-for-toby-cunningham
The 15 most common excuses for dropping in on fellow surfers

The 15 most common excuses for dropping in on fellow surfers

13/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28516606

Surfing has an informal compendium of rules and guidelines that one must follow to be accepted, respected, and considered in the line-up. Dropping in on another surfer is a critical violation of the surfer-gentleman's rule.

The surfer's code of conduct should be followed whether you're catching waves at your local surf break, or in a far, distant country.

It's a universal, unspoken set of principles; a protocol that ensures everyone enjoys their time in the water safely and pleasantly. Believe it or not, a surfboard is a dangerous weapon.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/the-15-most-common-excuses-for-dropping-in-on-fellow-surfers
What's inside a Tesla surfboard?

What's inside a Tesla surfboard?

12/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28510293

They were not afraid of breaking something that could be worth hundreds of dollars someday.

So, why would someone destroy a brand new Tesla surfboard? The answer is simple: to see what's inside and because YouTube pays for viral videos.

In 2018, Tesla announced the launch of a limited edition 6'8'' surfboard. Only 200 boards were shaped, and they were sold for $1,500 each.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/whats-inside-a-tesla-surfboard
Here’s What The Young Guns Ski Finalists Are Riding

Here’s What The Young Guns Ski Finalists Are Riding

12/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28506105

 

Zane Severson 

 

Brand: Völkl 

Model: Revolt

Mount: 2.5 back from center 

 

They’re powerful. You can ski over anything in them. Plus, the graphics are gas. 

 

 

Kieran Fagan 

 

Brand: Atomic

Model: Bent Chetler 

Mount: 2.5 back from center 

 

They’re stiff so you can hit big landings but also light so you can throw some big stuff. They’re definitely good if you want to try big tricks. 

 

 

Tim Sivignon 

 

Brand: Faction 

Model: Prodigy 1.0 

Mount: 1 back from center 

 

It’s flexible, which makes it feel super playful. I also think it’s pretty versatile. It can do anything. 

 

 

Cole Richardson 

 

Brand: Head

Model: Kore 

Mount: 2.5 back from center 

 

They’re pretty stiff, but still super light. I think that gives them a balance of being playful but still being solid for big landings — you can definitely charge on them. They’re a great all around ski. 



https://www.quiksilver.com.au/blog/heres_what_the_yg_ski_finalists_are_riding
Timothée Bisso wins 2019 Cabreiroá Las Americas Pro Tenerife

Timothée Bisso wins 2019 Cabreiroá Las Americas Pro Tenerife

11/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28504236

Timothée Bisso has taken out the Cabreiroá Las Americas Pro Tenerife, a Qualifying Series (QS) 1,500 event held in the Canary Islands.

The 21-year-old surfer from Guadeloupe beat fellow countryman Paul Cesar Distinguin in two-to-three foot inconsistent surf at Las Americas.

Bisso was building momentum all event long, and while he had a couple of close calls, he dominated his final rounds to claim the first contest of his career.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/timothee-bisso-wins-2019-cabreiroa-las-americas-pro-tenerife
Mick Fanning signs a 10-year deal with Rip Curl

Mick Fanning signs a 10-year deal with Rip Curl

09/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28489621

Michael Eugene Fanning will be surfing for Australian surf company, Rip Curl, at least until 2029.

The 37-year-old surfer from New South Wales signed a fresh new sponsorship deal with the brand for a decade.

Fanning, who announced his retirement from professional competitive surfing in 2018, celebrated a lifetime contract with Rip Curl.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/mick-fanning-signs-a-10-year-deal-with-rip-curl
World Surf League boosts the Longboard Tour

World Surf League boosts the Longboard Tour

08/02/2019, International, Surfing, World Surf League, Article # 28488212

The World Surf League (WSL) announced a restructuring in its men's and women's longboard tour.

The 2019 season will feature a four-stop circuit that will culminate with the Taiwan Open World Longboard Champs, in December.

Professional longboarders will have the opportunity to compete in the official WSL Longboard Championship Tour (WLC) events, but also in the several Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS) contests run by the regional WSL offices.



https://www.surfertoday.com/surfing/world-surf-league-boosts-the-longboard-tour
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