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Thirteen year old freestyle snowboarder Becky Menday is now back to full strength after sustaining an ankle injury in the finals of the World Rookie Fest in Ischgl in Austria. The injury meant that Becky had to pull out of … Continue reading →
What a coup!…. We manage to get our mits on one of THE Sickest young riders in the UK ….. introducing Will Gilmore
Will Gilmore Boarders Boards Team Rider
In between slaying the local snow domes and playing lego we asked Will a few BB questions and he gave us his words of wisdom (9 years of age!!)
Name: Will Gilmore
Home town: Brackley
Home mountain: SnoZone MK
Fave band: Jimi Hendrix
Fave song: Hey Joe
Fave movies: Yogi Bear, Transformers (all 3), Black Winter, Art of Flight, Capita Defenders of Awsome
Fave TV show: League of Super Evil, Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo, Bang goes the theory
Fave snowboarder: Shaun White
Fave trick: FS 540 tail grab
Fave resort: Pila Italy
Fave food: Pancakes
Fave drink: Orange Lucozade
Fave joke: None yet
Fave Snowboard shop: Boarders Boards
Fave Snowboard comp: Boarders Boards Jam because I won cool things
Fave snowboard website: Whitelines
Fave UK Snowboard Brand:
Fave Snowboard Brand: Capita
Three words to describe you: Quiet, Energetic,
Board you ride: Capita Microscope
Bindings you ride: Union Contact
Boots you ride: K2 Vandal
Padded shorts: Red
Outerwhere: DC, 686
Regular or goofy: Regular
Rocker or Camber: Neither – flat
Stance: +18/-15, 17″
Riding since: 7
Most embarrassing moment: Hanging upside down in the net at the top of the super pipe in Avoriaz
Ideal date: No one yet
Biggest fear: Girls
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say? Shaun White. I wouldn’t say anything because I’m too quiet
longest you have gone without a shower? 7 days
If you was a biscuit what would you be? Ginger nut
Why do you snowboard? Because it is fun and I like doing tricks
Where you wana be in 10 years? In the Winter Olympics
We got 5 min’s with Boarders Boards newest team rider Josh Ogden:
Home mountain?…..Milton Keynes Snowdome
Fave band?….too many to list!
Fave song?….again a difficult one to answer as I like so many, but Logic’s Spotlight is the one getting played the most on my iPod at the moment.
Fave movies?….Pineapple Express
Fave TV show?….. Big Bang Theory
Fave snowboarder?…..Chris Grenier
Fave trick?…..front flips
Fave resort?…..Les Deux Alps
Fave drink?……Mountain Dew
Fave joke?……Chuck Norris can kill 2 stones with 1 bird!!!!
Fave Snowboard shop?……Boarders Boards (obviously!!!)
Fave Snowboard comp?….Burton Hi 5
Fave snowboard website?….Whitelines
Fave Snowboard Brand?…… Stepchild boards are the only ones that I haven’t snapped whilst riding, so they are a winner for me!!
Three words to describe you?….Loves The Snow!!!!
Board you ride?…..stepchild dirtbag
Bindings you ride?…. flux rk30
Boots you ride?…..32s
Padded shorts?…. ski meter
Regular or goofy?….goofy
Riding since?….. 2008
Most embarrassing moment?……Don’t get embarrassed, if had my parents you would know why!!!!
Ideal date?…. Mila Kunis
Biggest fear?….. Not being able to ride!
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say?….. That’s easy, Stevie Bell! I would ask him,”how do you manage to be always smiling without getting face ache??!”
Longest you have gone without a shower? …..6 weeks!!!! But my excuse is that I had a cast on my leg when I broke it!!
If you was a biscuit what would you be?… A Jaffa Cake even though it’s not technically a biscuit!
Why do you snowboard? ……Because its fun and enjoyable and the people you meet are always friendly.
Where you wana be in 10 years?….. competing internationally
Words of wisdom? …..if you don’t live your dreams, someone else will!!
Big thanks to Jool Smith for the pics and Max Presky for the vid’s
COMING SOON FALL 2012 to Boarders Boards….. pre order online now
Anon is about to change the way you see in color.
The M1 goggle features exclusive technology called ‘Magna-Tech’. Magna-Tech is the ultimate in effortless lens change innovation, it’s the fastest and most advanced solution to swapping lens tints to date. Magnets are constructed in the frame and lens making the engagement / disengagement process simple enough to swap lenses without even taking the goggle frame off your face. No matter what conditions the mountain throws at you, the M1 will have you covered.
Don’t believe you can change a len’s that quick…. take to minuets to check out this little clip of Jake Welch
On Friday 30th March 2012, the crew at Boarders Boards took over Park Strife at SNO!zone Milton Keynes for an epic mashup of everything you could possibly ask for on a Friday night, in the form of Boarders Boards Jam Session.Word- Kaz Willmer
Photos- Jools Smith
A massive park setup, complete with plenty of rails and boxes, a massive kicker, some of the UK’s top dome riders, and an ocean of freebies, were just the groundwork for an epic night, all kept pumping to the soundtrack of the Skullcandy DJ’s.Over 50 riders battled it out on the huge array of features, with Mikee Cee, Ash from Moog Royale and Rowan B on hand to pick the best of the crop, sending the top riders into the 9pm finals, and picking out the top three guys and top three girls to win not only tonnes of prizes, but also a jar of Boarders Boards’ finest preserve!
For the girls it was Becky Menday who showed us how it was done, and walked home with the £200 prize cheque, with Cerys Allen close behind in second place and Jade Walsh in third.
Boarders Boards 1st Place girls
Boarders Boards 2nd Place Girls
Boarders Boards 3rd Place Girls
For the boys, it was Gazza Andrews in first, with Calum Paton in second and Billy Nelson in third place. Prizes were also in the mitts of Paul Edwards, Best Unsponsored rider of the night, and Joe Grace for Best Bail.
boarders Boards 1st Place Mens
Boarders Boards 2nd Place Mens
Boarders Boards 3rd Place Mens
But whether you were top or not, the whole jam was an immense night for everyone there as the atmosphere was super chilled and noone felt pressured to go big if they didn’t want to. The setup was perfect for riders of all levels, and with so many freebies thrown out, the whole SNO!zone was like a looted pirate ship where everyone was a winner!
What’s more, APO snowboards were also on hand with the latest sticks to test, and sponsors provided plenty of tees and hoodies to keep everyone happy – the only challenge was making it over the features while still clutching your loot.
The Boarders Boards Jam session was a massive success and an awesome opportunity for riders from other domes around the country to come together and show what they’re made of.
The organisers got everything right, down to the little detail of free tea at the bottom of the slopes! The SNO!zone MK team built an awesome park and the whole combo of riding, tunes and freebies meant everyone left more than stoked.
Big shoutout to Boarders Boards for an immense night, as well as to Moog Royale, Park, APO, Skullcandy and Sterling Socks, and anyone else who made the night so rad – see you all next year!
We caught up with Boarders Boards team rider Becky Mendey and she ran us through her amazing week @ The Brits
The British Championships ‘The Brits’ 2012
Tuedsday 20th March: Whitelines night time Rail Jam
As the darkness descended on the Laax Base Station, the floodlights came on to light up the specially prepared stair set feature. This was the battleground for the Whitelines rail jam. With only three girls tough enough to take on the challenge, the shred was on.
Becky Menday, Katie Omerod and a local girl were battling it out in the cold and the tricks were coming thick and fast. Becky was continually hitting the side hit street rail with a variety of steezy tricks, and this was enough to secure her with 2nd place and 20 Swiss franks for her effort.
Becky said ‘what an amazing experience, this was my first ever night time event and the atmosphere was so cool’.
1. Swiss local
2. Becky Menday
3. Katie Omerod
Wednesday 21st March Dare2B Halfpipe Championships 2012
Today was the 3 star TTR Dare2B British Halfpipe Championships at Laax in Switzerland. The half pipe was running really well despite the blue skies and sunny conditions. 13 year old Becky Menday was one of six ladies to qualify through to the finals. After the two run, best run counts final she was really pleased to find that she had achieved the overall ladies podium in 3rd place and also taking the silver medal in the youth age category.
Becky said ‘I am really excited about this result, as I have had very little time to practice in the pipe this season’. Beckys winning run consisted off back to back 3′s high up the pipe and well off the coping, as well as a series of stylish grabs out of the pipe.
Womens Overall Result
1. Kate Foster
2. Katie Omerod
3. Becky Menday
1. Katie Omerod
2. Becky Menday
3. Maisie Potter
Friday 23rd March Protest Slopestyle British Championship 2012
The Protest Slopestyle British Championships was to be held on the brand new slopestyle park at Laax in Switzerland, and with plenty of snow available the features were set to be huge. It turned out to be the hottest day of the week and with this event attracting the largest turn out ladies so far, the action would be hotting up as well. Qualifications were under way early and with only two runs to show off their skills the field was soon narrowed down to six finalists.
Again Becky Menday and fellow GB Team ‘elite junior’ Katie Omerod went head to head throwing down their best tricks, but this time Katie was victorious with Becky taking a well deserved 2nd place on the overall podium. Becky’s run consisted of a smooth top section with a front 180 on to back 180 off on the first box feature, a super styled back 180 to indie grab on the top two kickers. Followed by a huge styled out method and laid back front 180 indie grab going deep into the landing on the last two 15m kickers. She then topped this off with a combination of board slides and nose grinds on the bottom rail features.
Becky said ‘This was an exciting slopestyle final and the competition was fierce, I was amazed to take the second place overall. I was so pleased to land all my tricks on my second and last run’.
Overall Womans Podium
1. Katie Omerod
2. Becky Menday
3. India Stephenson
The 2012 British Championships again proved to be an exciting week of competitions, and it was great to see new faces from the UK trying out their skills on the mountain course.
Becky said ‘The British Championships or ‘Brits’ as it is known, is a great opportunity for all ages and abilities to compete in different disciplines in a friendly and fun environment. I really enjoy going and I am so stoked to have done so well again this year’.