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Action Sports: A Personal History of Commitment and Progression

My successes and (mostly) failures with surfing recently made me realise that I’ve journeyed through ‘the progression curve’ of 4 different action sports now.  So, can my previous experiences learning to skateboard, to snowboard and to downhill mountain bike help me through the next tricky stage of my surfing progression? Only one way to find out…   Part 1: Skateboarding It was 1995 and I was 14 years old.  Channel 4 had a TV show on Sunday mornings that…

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USA 2010 – Park City/Snowbird/Powder Mountain – Utah (Gallery)

  View from our Deer Valley house (13 ski bums in one house!) SO MUCH SNOW!!   Jess, me and Aaron: Chairlift selfies (pouting optional!)   View of the Canyons Ski Area (Utah) Launching off the up-box at Park City’s Kings Crown terrain park   Heavy landing after launching from the up-box at Park City terrain park   Gapping the flat-down skinny rail at the Park City King’s Crown terrain park   Me, Kev, Jon Luu and Paul at the…

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NZ 2009 – Queenstown and Alpine Heliski (Gallery)

View towards Queenstown from Coronet Peak Ski Area   Preparing to enter the Alpine Heliski chopper for our adventure on the Larkins mountain range Just been set down by a helicopter to go snowboarding!! Pretty pumped! Getting some freshies on the Larkins with Alpine Heliski More freshies with Alpine Heliski at the Larkins Range, Queenstown Getting some air time over the driveway feature at the Remarkables Ski Area terrain park More fun on the driveway feature   Me, Sam and…

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Broken in Bansko (Travel Insurance Aspect)

Following on from Broken in Bansko (Bulgaria 2017) What is this post/article? – a recounting of a snowboard holiday in Bulgaria where I broke my collarbone into 3 pieces, and how I dealt with the practical side of seeking medical attention in a foreign country and getting home using my travel insurance. What you’ll need to know to begin with – the About me and Travel Insurance Guru sections of this website will help to give you some context; basically I have 7…

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Broken in Bansko (Bulgaria 2017)

What is this post/article? – a recounting of my snowboard trip to Bansko, Bulgaria; including details of flights, transfers, what it’s like, a review of the MPM Hotel Sport and other practical info (see bottom of page). What you’ll need to know to begin with – I’ve been snowboarding since 2003 and have spent 8 full length winter seasons working in various resorts around the world; hopefully that gives me some frame of reference. What you’ll know at the end…

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