Monday, February 28, 2011

New bindings, CHECK!

Just ordered new bindings, can't wait to try them out.

Oh we got a new employee who moved to our appartment, so at the moment I'm living with 5 girls, interesting indeed.
I've been scouting for affordable new bindings online the whole morning and now I don't have time to go shredding before work, but who cares when Japanese Vikings are on. Obstacle courses are awesome.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pro shredding

What's been going on the past week? Let's see, a really weak performance by me trying not to go drinking. It would be fair to say that I failed 6 days of 7. But it's all good, I was with good company every night and had a really good time.
Then it was work, work, work every day aswell.
Today was my day off which ment shredding, and as usual the weather is shit on those days. Strong winds poor vis. and alot of kids on the landings and.... well, everywhere. I was riding with Marika and Aki and we really made the best of it. We met at the front slope park, the winds were really strong from the second jump to the last one and the bottom of the pipe had alot of loose snow, hazardous conditions. After a cupple of runs we desided to check out the snowpark instead, over there you could barely see the jumps, back to the front slope.
Conditions were still shitty but then again we do know how to ride like the pros.
Actually we did hit some nice airs in the pipe, then we did some switch riding in the pipe, and how beautiful it was, didn't really matter since even riding normally I ended up crashing on the shelf and on the bottom some times, Aki just started laughing and ended up on the bottom of the pipe and Marika did something that looked like a human cannonball assaulting the wall of the pipe.
But we did do some pretty awesome things aswell, crazy duoble stiffy grabs, tripple grabs, fs360s that looked like we tried to get ourselves killed and cab 180s. For all you that didn't know this, cab 180 is the new 1440.
All in all an awesome day even tho the weather wasn't on our side.
Oh yeah! And I almost forgot, I cracked the baseplate on my binding today, good times.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Getting started

I haven't really gotten that much done lately even tho I have tried. My new job is nice and the ones I work with are friendly people aswell. Still haven't figured out how to get a new computer which sucks because I would actually have some video clips to share.
My new board is epic, I would say it's the best one I've ever had, scary fast in the pipe, it's really easy to do rotations and it runs like a train in high speeds. Due to the cold weather I haven't been riding that much lately, it has been between -25 - -35 every day which means that you ride for 1h and then you have to take a break for 45mins to warm yourself up again. I really need to get a warmer jacket.
I haven't really gotten any money at the moment so I can't go out drinking, living a more healthy life isn't too wrong either :) Since I got here on the 13th I've been out 2 times, on the 13th they had this Gangsta party in ArrĂ¡n so I just had to check it out. It was a fun night with rap-artists, dryhumping competitions and other crazy things ,but I still desided to leave early around 1:45 (what's wrong with me? Am I getting old or something?).
Time to get ready for work.

Cold and dark as it usually is here a big part of the season.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

12.2 On the road, again!

So this is where it starts. I decided to start a blog when I realized how awesome my life is and taught that there's prolly millions of people out there who wants to know what I have been up to lately. Naah, just kidding. Even tho a lot of crazy thing has gone down lately the main reason for this blog is to write about things that happen during my season snowboarding. I have read a lot of blogs by snowboarders and skiers and I'll try to make this one interesting enough for someone to read.

At the moment I'm sitting on a train on my way to the Finnish lappland and the ski-resort Levi, where I'll be working for the rest of the season if everything goes as planned. Not really anything new for me since I've spent a lot of time there before and actually two months this year already. I will be posting pictures and video footage as often as I can but at the moment I don't have a laptop which makes it kinda hard.

During this season a lot has happened. Sold my "primary" board to afford a new one. Spent new years eve in 3 different bars but can't remember anything of it. I have been riding lots and got some nice pictures taken aswell. Tried alpine skiing for the first time in many years. Played strip poker with some strippers. Sang karaoke etc etc etc.
I hope there's alot more to come during the season.

This trainride takes about 13h which means that I'll be arriving tomorrow morning. Let's see if I have the strength to attend the hip-hop party tomorrow, someone said it's going to be legendary and everyone will be there.
Tomorrow is going to be a big day for me, I get to try out my new board for the first time, totally excited!