Month: February 2014

Snowboarding tricks and techniques

 Mastering Snowboarding describes the techniques and tricks used by professional snowboarders and how to perform them. It takes boarders inside the sport and provides in-depth coverage of snowboarding equipment, including how to select and customize a board to fit individual styles and needs. Packed with the coolest tricks, expert advice and trade secrets from the pros, this full colour guide is the only resource needed in order to own the slopes. Whether you’re a recreational rider or a seasoned veteran about to drop into the halfpipe, Mastering Snowboarding is for any aspiring “King of the Slopes.” Normal Price: £16.99 I €22.10 HK Rewards Members’ Price: £13.59 I €17.68 Find out more

Sochi Report

This is the first in an occasional series of reports on the 2014 Winter Olympics in which we’ll try and bring you some of the more unusual facts and goings on in Sochi. First up though is news that UK snowboarder Jamie Nicholls, who was incidentally born less than 5 miles from Human Kinetics’ European office, has qualified for the snowboard slopestyle final. Apart from his prowess as a skateboarder what you may not know about him is his liking for Yorkshire Tea, Yorkshire puddings and the writings of the Brontë sisters – well, the first two at least.