The early 1990s were a scary time. Snowboarding was banned at many resorts and it was acceptable to wear fanny packs and full neon outerwear with hard boots.
This past weekend there were two rail jams going down in lower Michigan, so I cleared some time from my schedule and stopped to check them out.
After a soft opening last year, Hawk Island Snow Park in Lansing, MI is finally in full swing this year. Lights are installed, a j-bar lift takes you up the hill, snow is on the ground and the crew is changing out features to make creative lines. Although they have been open for about a…
Over the weekend the Boyne County Sports store in Novi, MI hosted their fourth annual Burton Sample Sale & Box Jam
What do you get when you take some leftover snow that miraculously survives a heat wave and mix in with some crazy canucks français?
I haven’t seen an HD version of this video yet but since it was shot with a GoPro it will probably be out soon. In the meantime, watch this and fathom going 80mph on a skateboard. Only pretend that you don’t have to wear a spandex suit to do it.
I’m no expert when it comes to park riding, but these are a few things that have helped me over the last few seasons.
We all know the sports we participate in are dangerous. Even at an amateur or recreational level many of us routinely put ourselves much closer to death or serious injury than most people probably imagine. We pretend to accept that risk, but really, I think we’re usually pretending it isn’t there. That’s part of the thrill, right?