Ride Report - Prima zi de "Fresh-snow"
Chiar daca unii am fost in Poiana, altii in Predeal, altii in Azuga sau cine mai stie pe unde, cert e ca majoritatea am prins prima zi adevarata de zapada din sezonul '08-'09 pe partie, imbracati, echipati si cu mare pofta de dat! Aveti mai jos...pareri si impresii.
1'st Day Of Fresh Snow - Brasowood



Am inceput bine sezonul. Nu doar eu, ci si o mare parte dintre iubitorii zapezii. Primul powder din sezonul asta in Poiana a fost mai bun ca cel de anul trecut. Drept dovada: numarul generos de snowboard isti care au bifat in agenda "first day of snow" in Brasowood.





Nu cred ca se intampla prea des, dar au fost mai multi boarderi decat skieri pe partie. As fi tentat sa spun ca au fost numai snowboard isti ...dar cine m-ar crede? In nici un caz Gino!

Oricum, atmosfera faina pe partie, toata lumea se stia cu toata lumea, de parca ar fi fost un gathering si nu o iesire la zapada. Multe gasti, din multe orase, multa zapada. Cel putin pana pe la ora 4 cand "astia cu snowboardurile lor " au scos la iveala pietre si buturugi, fapt care nu a oprit pe nimeni sa se dea in continuare, mai ales ca powder-ul viscolit pe marginea partiei si prin bucatile de padure ne cam facea cu ochiul.





Ningeeeeee !!!! :)
A venit! Stiti voi cine...

Surprinzator, meteorologii au avut dreptate. Azi 22 Noiembrie 2008 NINGE DE RUPE!

Strat confirmat de la Predeal : 40 centimentri, martor ocular.

Si ningeeee in toata taraaaa :) Boarderi , profitati din plin de aceasta zapada powder :) !!!!


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Verificati-l peste cateva ore si maine, pentru "live action" cu Fresh-Meat si altii.



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Ce facem in iarna asta ? Ski sau snowboard ?!



Te-au tarat prietenii pentru prima oara pe partie, si nu stii de care dintre cele mai populare sporturi de iarna sa te apuci? Ski sau snowboard, aceasta este intrebarea care te macina atunci cand esti in fata oficiului de inchiriat echipament sportiv.

In primul rand, pentru orice sport pentru care te-ai decide, noi iti recomandam ca la inceput, primele ore sa iti iei un instructor calificat. Iti va arata pozitia corecta, te va ajuta la inceput, si iti va spune trick-uri pentru a invata mai repede, si ma ales corect d ela bun inceput.

In al doilea, rand alegerea intre ski sau snowboard tine si de personalitatea fiecaruia. Nu se poate spune ca unul din sporturi este mai "cool" decat altul (cum multi dintre fanii fiecaruia in parte vor sustine). Snowboard-ul se preteaza mai mult pentru o fire mai sportiva, mai energica, predispusa la mai multe "cazaturi", in timp ce ski-ul poate fi spus ca poate fi mai feminin, poti executa miscari gratioase si pluti pana jos in plina armonie cu partia. De asemenea, ski-ul este pentru cei care au oroare de cazaturi, putindu-se foarte bine sa skiezi o intreaga partie fara sa atingi cu altceva decit skiurile pamantul.

Expertii in snowboard spun ca acest sport se invata mult mai repede, ajungind mai rapid la un nivel mai experimentat. Se prea poate sa fie adevarat, dar in acelasi timp snowboard-ul se invata mult mai ...dureros. Pregateste-te sufleteste in primele zile de multe cazaturi, dintre cele mai spectaculoase, practicarea snowboard-ului nu facind diferenta intre diferite parti ale corpului. Primele zile, dar si mai incolo, oprirea se va face obligatoriu in..fund. Insa o data ce vei ajunge sa stapanesti statul in picioare pe placa pe o partie un pic inclinata, vei evolua rapid, in curind putind lua in piept partiile cele mai dificile.

Spre deosebire de snowboard, invatatul schiatului este mai putin spectaculos, si vei face mai rar cunostiinta cu pamantul. Plugul este o miscare aproape instinctiva, asa ca vei reusi aproape imediat sa te opresti. Iar pe pante usurele te poti da linistit din a doua zi, cu schiurile putin inspre fata pentru a nu prinde viteza prea mare. Insa altfel va fi cand vei decide sa treci la nivelele superioare. Cristianele (viraje stanga-dreapta) sunt mult mai dificil de realizat pe schiuri, iar portiunile cu gheata vor pune mari probleme incepatorilor (spre deosebire de snowboard unde puteti parcurge in "cant" intreaga partie de sus pana jos).

Oricare sport vei alege sa inveti sa il practici, trebuie sa tii minte ca, desi ai venit pentru distractie, nu trebuie sa uiti masurile de siguranta, atat in ceea ce priveste interactiunea cu alti schiori pe partie, cat si pentru sanatatea ta. Astfel, imbraca-te corespunzator, protejeaza-te de frig si incearca sa eviti pe cat poti accidentele.
Snowboard jump session on Whistler mountain
Cel mai tare videoclip de pe youtube ..... trebuie sa fi putin nebun ca sa faci asa ceva ... sau ... sa iubesti prea mult snowboardul !



"Mic" dictionar de Snowboard





Ai pus mina pe o revista de snowboard straina si dind peste tot soiul de termeni mai mult sau mai putin familiari, te-ai intrebat ce naiba zic oamenii aia acolo??? Data viitoare deschide ochii, deschide-ti mintea si neaparat deschide dictionarul!

Instructiuni de folosire:

Limbajul in snowboard este jumate engleza jumate romana. Multi termeni din lumea snowboardului sint si vor ramine in limba engleza. Asa se intimpla si in alte limbi de circulatie si influenta mai mare decit limba romana, foarte frumoasa de altfel. Folosim termeni si in romana. Ar fi stupid sa folosim cuvinte din engleza pentru termeni impaminteniti deja cum ar fi "cant" sau "talpa"! Dar la fel de penibil ar suna "360 nose grab" tradus "360 cu prindere de virf". Pur si simplu nu ar mai fi acelasi lucru :)

Asadar dictionarul are 2 meniri: explicarea termenilor si corelarea termenilor din engleza cu "sinonimele" lor in romana unde este posibil.





Aterizare: ceea ce ar trebui sa faci dupa fiecare saritura daca nu iti plac doctorii - zona in care vei ajunge dupa saritura
Asymmetric: boarduri construite asimetric pentru a compensa diferentele dintre virajul pe exterior si cel pe interior. Pe acestea nu se poate merge cu oricare din virfuri inainte. Nu prea se mai fabrica
Alpin: stil de snowboarding: placa mai ingusta si mai lunga, hardboots (clapari), legaturi speciale pentru acestia
AIR: aer, adica atunci cind zbori, adica atunci cind te-ai desprins de sol si faci o saritura. Greu?
ABS: Acryl nitrate Butadiene Styrene - plastic tare si rezistent folosit pentru sidewall si uneori pentru top-sheet
Breathable: Este recomandat acest material textil ce "respira": lasa transpiratia sa iasa afara, apa insa nu patrunde, se pastreaza o temperatura constanta a corpului.
Boots: ghete speciale pentru snowboard. Sint de 2 tipuri: softboots si hardboots
Bonk: lovirea unui obiect cu placa. De obicei in mod intentionat.
Bone: trick facut in timpul sariturii ce consta in intinderea unuia din picioare de parca ai avea un singur os. Da un plus de stil.
Boarderita: fiinta de gen feminin ce se afla pe placa, prezenta laudabila dealtfel!
Boardercross: proba de concurs, de coborire, unde 4 sau 6 concurenti pleaca in acelasi timp din start, parcurg un traseu special amenajat, cu obstacole, cistiga cel care ajunge primul jos
Boarder: snowboarder
Board Babe, Board Betty: boarderita
Board: placa de snowboard
big air: saritura inalta
- tip de concurs de sarituri
Base: talpa placii
Backside: orice saritura in care boarderul incepe prima rotatie avind spatele spre locul aterizarii
Backcountry: oriunde in afara pirtiilor. Teren salbatic, neamenajat pentru public. Adesea insotit de idea de a urca pe jos ;)
Back Pack: Rucsac
List of snowboard tricks !!!
Pentru pasionatii de snowboard, am cautat o lista completa a tuturor trick-urilor care se pot face cu un snowboard . Textul este in limba engleza , doarece majoritatea termenilor (80%) nu pot fi tradusi in limba romana !!!

Si , inainte sa incepem, merita vazut acest material .... baietii de la MountainHight chiar stiu sa se distreze :)



Snowboard tricks are aerials or maneuvers performed on snowboards for style or competitions.

Air tricks :
* Ollie - A trick in which the rider springs off the tail of their board and into the air.
* Nollie - A trick in which the rider springs off the nose of their board and into the air.
* Fakie - While riding in a switch stance you pop off the front of your board. (a nollie but riding the other way)
* Poptart - Airing from fakie to forward in the halfpipe without rotation.
* Shifty - A trick in which the rider twists his hip to rotate the board 90 degrees and then brings the board back to the original position, done frontside or backside.
* Soup - A trick in which the rider pops an ollie, and lands on the nose of the board. Beginners learn this trick by tailpressing and then switching to a nosepress very fast.
* Pencil-Neck - as shown in the DC mountain lab video, where someone goes off a jump and grabs his/or her waist. obviously a very serious trick.

Spins :
* 180 - 1/2 spin.
* 360 - 1 spin.
* 540 - 1 1/2 spins.
* 720 - 2 spins.
* 900 - 2 1/2 spins.
* 1080 - 3 spins.
* 1260 - 3 1/2 spins.(First done in Super Pipe by Shaun White.)
* Cab (Caballerial) - Fakie Frontside after Pro Skateboarder Steve Caballero. 540+ narrated as "Cab 540", "Cab 720", etc.
* Half-Cab - Fakie frontside 180
* BS Air (Backside) - Clockwise spin for regulars, Counterclockwise for goofy-footers. Applies to All Spins
* FS Air (Frontside) - Counterclockwise spin for regulars, Clockwise for goofy-footers. Applies to all spins
* Alley-Oop - A spin in the half-pipe opposite to the direction of travel. For example, doing a BS Spin on a FS wall. When only a 180 (270) Just Called Alley Oop. Past that, the spin amount is added.
* Pencil - A completely straight spin with barely any movement not even of the arms. Usually just the shoulders move slightly.
* Corked Spin - A spin in which you are not spinning parallel with the ground, but rather partially inverted, like the shape of a corkscrew.

Flips :
* Back flip - Flipping backward off a jump.
* Barrel roll - A sideways front flip that tucks under the boarder's self, and is only done by jocks, or in-experienced snowboarders.
* McTwist - A backside 540 with an inversion. Often over-estimated.
* Doublechuk - A variation of the Michalchuk, but with two backflip rotations.
* Front flip - Flipping forward off a jump.
* Gay twist - Halfpipe fakie to regular 360° spin with a grab.
* Haakon flip - A halfpipe trick named after freestyle legend Terje Haakonsen of Norway. The Haakon flip is like a switch rodeo 720 performed in a halfpipe.
* Misty flip - A front flip with a backside spin at least 180°.
* Rodeo flip - First done by York Shackleton. A back flip with a spin of at least 180°.(Rodeo 540,720, & 900.)
* Michalchuk - A trademark flip by first performed by Michael Michalchuk. A flat-spinning, on-axis backflip often grabbing melon, indy or method and rotating 540 degrees.
* Rippey flip - Straight back flipping frontside 360°, with a method grab (named for Jim Rippey).
* Slob air - The frontside air where the front hand grabs mute, the back leg is boned and the board is kept parallel with the ground.
* Sato flip - Halfpipe trick done by Rob Kingwill ("Sato" is the Japanese word for "sugar" ). It's something like a frontside McTwist. The rider drops in fast, rides up the transition as if doing a frontside 540, pops in the air and grabs frontside, then throws head, shoulders, and hips down.
* Wildcat - a version of a backflip where you flip like a cart-wheel in the air, not shifting or turning sideways at all.

Grab tricks :
* Chicken Salad - Front hand grabs through the legs to the heel edge
* China Air (West Coast)/Korean Air (East Coast) - An easier version of the Japan Air, the front hand grabs the toe side in front of the front foot. Both knees are then bent
* Crail air - The rear hand grabs the toe edge in front of the front foot.
* Cross-Rocket - Advanced variation of a Rocket Air, however both hands are crossed to opposite sides of the nose board, while the rear leg is boned and the front leg is pulled up.
* Grasser (aka Method Boneout, Palmer method) - Dervived from the late 80s early 90s pro snowboarder Chris Roach of Grass Valley, CA due to their aficionado for the aerial and the herb. Notable riders who inspired others with this air were also Jamie Lynn, Shawn Palmer, and Terry Kidwell.
* Ground Beef - Back hand grabs through the legs to the toe edge.
* Iguana Air - The back hand grabs the toe side behind the rear foot.
* Indy - Back hand grabs the toe edge between the bindings
* Indy Nosebone - An indy grab where the front leg is boned.
* Japan Air - The front hand grabs the toe edge just behind/on the front foot. The board is pulled behind the rider (tweaked).

Note: Advanced riders during this trick will usually turn and move facing fully forward, or put the nose of the board close to the upper arm or shoulder.

* Lemon Grab - The rider grabs both the nose and tail.
* Lien air - Grabbing heelside near the front binding with the leading hand.
* Lime Grab - The rider positions themselves vertically in the air while grabbing the nose and tail.

Note: Usually performed off a halfpipe and/or wall.
* Melon - The front hand grabs the heel side in front of the bindings while the front leg is boned. Also, the wrist is rotated inwards to complete the grab.
* Melon, Water - A melon grab where the rider bones the front leg and turns the board the 45' angle.
* Melonchollie - The front hand grabs the heel side of the board. The rider then bones the front leg and bends the rear leg, bringing the nose of the board forward and up.
* Method - A classic skateboarding air. The front hand grabs the heel side of the board between the bindings, both knees are bent and the board is pulled up behind the rider.
* Method, Old School (aka suitcase air) - The front hand grabs the toe side from between the legs, both knees are bent and the board is pulled up behind the rider.
* Method, Seated - The front hand reaches under the board and grabs the toe side, both knees are bent pulling he board up behind the rider.

Note: A true seated method brings the board far enough back for the rider to sit on the heel side edge or bottom of the board.
* Mindy - Both hands grab the toe side of the board between the bindings and both legs are boned.
* Mindy, Super - The front hand grabs the toe side in front of the front foot, the back hand grabs the toe side behind the back foot, both legs are boned
* Mosquito - The front hand grabs the heel side between the bindings and the front knee is tucked up near the chest.
* Mule Kick - An early snowboarder adaptation of the skateboarders method air. Often called a Toyota air, after it's similar posturing to the early 1980s Toyota "Oh What A Feeling" ad campaign fearturing people jumping off the ground, performed by jumping into an aerial backbend with legs bending until nearly kicking yourself in the butt as with a skiers "backscratcher" air, both arms bent back high over the head and not grabbing the board.
* Mute - Front hand grabs the toe edge between the bindings, and is either not spun, or spun BS
* Nejecila (Nej for short) - do a lien air and an indy simultaneously
* Nosegrab - Front hand grabs the nose of the board
* Nuclear - The rear hand grabs the nose of the board
* Roast Beef - back hand grabs through the legs to the heel edge
* Rocket Air - Both hands grab the nose of the board, while the rear leg is boned and the front leg is pulled up.
* Sail Grab - The rider faces fully forward with his/her forward side parallel with the ground. The back hand grabs the heel side in front of the front foot, the rear leg is then boned and the front leg is bent pushing the tail as vertically as possible into air.
* Seatbelt - The front hand reaches across the body and grabs the toe edge behind the back binding.
* Shifty - The rider shifts their board about 90 degrees either BS or FS, and occasionally at the same time, their upper body in the opposite direction at the same time.
* Slob - A variation of the mute grab. The front hand grabs the toe side of the board between the bindings, the back leg is boned. However the rider must face forward and keep the board parallel with the ground.
* Squirrel, Flying - The rider faces fully forward and both hand grab the heel side near the bindings.
* Squirrel, Psycho - A flying squirrel were the rider faces fully forward, then grabs the high back of the bindings.
* Stalefish - Back hand grabs the heel edge of the board at the back foot, around the outside of the knee
* Stiffy - Any grab where both the legs are boned. Usually done with a mute or indy grab.
* Superman - The rider lays flat in the air, both hands reach under the board to grab the toe side and/or the shin of each boot, both legs are bent and the board is pulled up behind the rider
* Supersquirrel - A variation of both the superman and the psycho squirrel. The rider lays flat in the air, both hands grab the high back of the bindings and/or the shin of each boot, both knees are bent pulling the board up behind the rider.
* Swiss Cheese Air - The rear hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge in front of the front foot while the back left is boned.
* Tailfish - This is similar to the Tindy. Back hand grab on heel edge between rear binding and tail, often tweaked. Slight more respect than tindy.
* Tailgrab - back hand grabs the tail of the board
* Taipan air - The front hand reaches behind the front foot and grabs the toe edge between the bindings. The front knee is then bent to touch the board tuck knee style.
* Tindy - the Tindy grab is a controversial grab. The back hand grabs between the tail and the back binding on the toe edge. Some find this trick to be a beginner's trick, while none believe that when tweaked, the Tindy is very stylish.
* Truck Driver, BS - The rider grabs Mute and Stalefish at the same time putting the arms in the BS spin direction also known as a drunk driver.
* Truck Driver, FS - The rider grabs Indy and Melon at the same time putting the arms in the FS spin direction

Inverts :
* Invert - Overlaying term for handstands on the edge of a halfpipe
* Handplant (Layback) - A 180 degree handplant in which the rear hand is planted on the lip of the wall and the rotation is frontside.
* Sad plant - A term used to describe any handplant where the front leg is boned for style.
* Elgeurial - An invert where the halfpipe wall is approached fakie, the rear hand is planted, a 360 degree backside rotation is made, and the rider lands going forward. Named after Eddie Elguera.
* Eggplant - A one-handed 180 degree invert in which the front hand is planted on the lip of the wall and the rotation is backside.
* Eggflip - An eggplant where the rider chooses to flip over in order to re-enter the pipe instead or rotating 180 degrees. This trick is performed forward to fakie or switchstance (fakie to forward).
* McEgg - An invert where the rider plants the front hand on the wall, rotated 540 degrees in a backside direction and lands riding forward.
* Stale egg - An eggplant with a stalefish grab.
* Crippler - An inverted aerial where the rider performs a 180 degree flip. The athlete approaches the wall riding forward, becomes airborne, rotates 90 degrees, flips over in the air, rotates another 90 degrees, and lands riding forward.
* Andrecht - A rear handed backside handplant with a front-handed grab.

Stalls :
Nose-Pick - where you stall on a object nose-press without moving, while grabbing indy, and then jumping back off the object into the jump you came off.

Slides :
* poser-slide - Doing a 50-50 slide but having no style what-so-ever, kind of like a pencil air but on a rail sliding 50-50.
* 50-50 - A Slide where the rider rides with their board pointed straight in line with the rail.
* BS Boardslide - The Rider approaches the rail going straight, jumps and swings his back foot forwards 90 degrees, and lands on the rail facing down the rail.
* FS Lipslide- The Rider approaches the rail with their toes on the side the rail is on, heels pointing away. They hop up and swing their back foot over the rail, and then slide down the rail.
* BS Lipslide - The Rider approaches the rail with their heels on the side the rail is on, toes pointing away. They hop up and swing their back foot over the rail, and then slide down the rail.
* FS Boardslide (Frontboard) - Same start as a BS Boardslide, but you swing your body around 90 degrees so that your facing up the rail instead of down it.
* Noseslide - You slide perpendicular to the rail with it under your front foot
* Tailslide - You slide perpendicular to the rail with it under your back foot
* Nose Press/ 5-0 - A 50-50 slide, but you lean towards the end of the rail so that you are balancing on the nose of your board, and the tail of your board is in the air.
* Tail Press- The opposite of a nose press
* Barley - An over crooked nose slide.
* Hot Garbage - An over crooked front-nose slide.
* Smith - A 50-50 with the nose tweaked 45 degrees Backside
* Feeble - A 50-50 with the nose tweaked 45 degrees frontside
* Michael Jackson (M.j. for short) - Named after Michael Jackson, you do a 50-50 on a rail, but you bank the board to slide on your toe edge (like when Michael Jackson hops onto his toes during the Thriller dance).
* Usher - The oppisite of a Michal Jackson a.k.a. sliding on the heel side edge.
* Shoot The Duck - A variation of the famous 1970s ice and roller skating maneuver known as and first performed on a snowboard as early as 1993.[1] The rider approaches rail/box with rear foot out of the binding. They then do a no-comply, with their rear foot, and land in a backside boardslide position. With their rear foot pointing forward, towards the end of the rail, and their back hand stabilizing their weight on the rear binding cup, they slide to the end.

Miscellaneous tricks :
* Butter (tail/nose press) - You ride down the mountain leaning back (or forward) pressing on your tail so your nose is lifted off the ground. (Nose Wheelie and Tail Wheelie are both done with both feet strapped in). Another name for this trick is a Manual. You can experiment with this trick by spinning on your nose/tail while in a Butter stance.
* Pretzel - To get off any slide where you are perpendicular to the rail, or close to perpendicular, and you spin off 270 the opposite way you spun to enter.
* Danish/Bagel - Like a Pretzel, but spinning 270 of the rail in the same direction as your got on
* Bonk - To hit an object with your board.
* Tail/Nose Block - while standing still, or on top of a box, balance on the tail of your board straight down while grabbing the nose end up by your chest. (vice versa = nose block). Similar to a "blunt stall" in skateboarding.
* Tail/Nose Tap Off - quickly tapping your tail or nose on the end of the rail/box as you are about to slide off of it
* Switch - The common term for riding fakie or the opposite direction to usual. All tricks completed switch are more difficult and score higher in competition

Combination tricks :
* Grabs and spins can be combined to create stylish combination tricks such as "Backside 180 Japan" or Frontside 360 Nosegrab"
* Performing a combination trick in switch will increase difficulty again such as "Switch Backside 540 Indy"
* Multiple combination tricks can be performed on rails such as "Switch 270 Boardslide to 270 nose-bonk out"

Various tweaks :
* One-Footed - If you remove one foot from a binding, (usually the back) it becomes a "One-Footed" Trick. This is sometimes also known as a "Boneless" trick.

* Experimental- Much like the one footed, the back leg is removed from the bindings while in the air, usually "tweaked".

* Tuck Knee - Refers to a term used for skateboarding when the knee of either leg is dropped down to touch the top of the board. When referring to snowboarding it means that the rider attempts to put his knee on the board by putting his/her knee underneath the torso and then pulling down to the board.
* "Flexy" - The term used in western ski areas for when an area of the board is strongly pulled to bend it into an arch.

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