The UK Snowboarding Scene

Increasingly over the last year I have become more interested in the UK snowboarding scene. Originally I had seen one or two movies, but it was when I saw the talent on our indoor slopes, and some clips from Standing Sideways that I was really grabbed.

Do other people know how good some of our indoor riding is – specifically rails? Do they even know that we have indoor slopes? How will our riders make the transition to international snowboarding? And how will they get on?

Since then I have seen first hand some British action in the Protest Jib Vid contest, earlier this year in Tignes. And of course, there was the Winter Olympics…

We have a strong scene here in the UK, with talented and dedicated people.

So, I was really happy when I read Document Snowboard magazine – there is a lot of focus on UK snowboarding. What’s more, the article on Team GB is pretty inspiring.

The stoke continued as I moved on to White Lines. The editorial hits the nail on the head – with what it’s like to be a British rider. And the interview around the new UK flick The Playground tells of a UK crew taking a different direction for British film making – it’s exciting!

It’s good to see our magazines focussing on our home scene – it can only be good for British snowboarding.

I’d like to get more involved myself…

4 Comments

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Hey Zaskoda!Well, before I get any riding in this winter I’m gonna try and put together some of the footage from last season.If I can get a camera sorted for the winter I should be able to get some new video.Also, I know that there are some guys from Castleford that take video, and they’ve got it on you tube… might see if they mind me linking to it on here.Grant, we’ll sort the footage out and put something together mate! We should enlist the help of the network also… after all he has a broken collar bone so should have some time on his hands!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Skidmark Charlie

    That sounds like a challenge i would relish – Gav, all I need is a camera, some time and some place to shoot.Get me the footage from our accumulated tripsG Unit

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Zaskoda

    Ah, come on now.. we all know that snowboarding was born in the USA! How good could the UK possibly be? *insert evil yet comical laugh*I think you should shoot some videos of your UK riders and post them on your site! I’m planning to do the same thing when I hit Winter Park this season.Take care!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Zaskoda

    Broken collar bone? Yeouch! I don’t have any “good” video myself so this season will be my first attempt to capture some. I gotta get closer to the slopes tho – this 2 or 3 trips per season isn’t giving me a lot of opportunity.I look forward to seeing your vids!

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