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Another sweet Nike 6.0 Video – crew riding the Hoff!

March 7, 2011 in Video's

Ladies and Gentlemen Skiers and Snowboarders from across the Globe here is another fantastically cool little video that we wanted to share with you. When we found this baby thanks to Jamie Nicholls over on his site we knew it had to be spread further to make sure it reached everyone it could!

A little message from Jamie’s Site….Skiers and Snowboarders from across the Globe here is another fantastically cool little video that we wanted to share with you. When we found this baby thanks to Jamie Nicholls over on his site we knew it had to be spread further to make sure it reached everyone it could!

Hey… Here is a cool edit put together by Will Nangle! Check out this edit from Mayrhofen Penkan park with myself, Halldor Helgason, Ethan Morgan and Sage Kotsenburg! Enjoy

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NITRO ROAD WARRIORS: ANYWHERE

January 13, 2011 in Media, Video's

No funny titles here just good honest shredding. The Nitro Road Warriors are exactly that as they hit the tarmac travelling from Eastern Europe to China, Scandinavia and the Alps. Sign up a list of insane riders and throw in some epic shots and you’ve got one hell of a movie.


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‘To Off Piste’ or ‘Not To Off Piste’ that is the question!!

January 11, 2011 in Uncategorized, Weekly Update

Here’s a really useful guide we here at SkiAndBoarding found that we just had to share with you guys…

Before you head off piste, as well as getting kitted out, you need to consider some other factors:

-          Group size

-          Speaking to others/ experts

-          Don’t go if you are tired

-          Don’t be overconfident

If you are in a group you feel happy with and feel prepared this is a good starting point.

You will also need to assess the avalanche risk for the day. Every day before you go off piste you should check the local International Scale of Avalanche Hazard Rating. This 1-5 scale (5 being the greatest risk) will help you assess the potential dangers of riding off piste from one day to the next. Just because it was safe yesterday does not mean it will be today! Even on a lower hazard rating, risk of avalanche can exist.

European Scale of Avalanche Risk

Grade of risk: 1. Low
Stability of snow pack: The Snowpack is generally well stabilised.
Probability of release: Release of avalanches is only possible on very few and very steep slopes. Only small spontaneous avalanches are to be expected.
Sign: Yellow
Grade of risk: 2. Moderate
Stability of snow pack: The snowpack is only moderately stabilised on some steep slopes* but otherwise generally well stabilised.
Probability of release: Large additional loads** may release avalanches, especially on steep slopes of the stated altitude and orientation. Larger spontaneous avalanches are not to be expected.
Sign: Yellow
Grade of risk: 3. Considerable
Stability of snow pack: The snowpack is only weakly to moderately stabilised on many steep slopes*.
Probability of release: Release of avalanches are likely by moderate additional load** on the most steep slopes. Occasional spontaneous avalanches are possible.
Sign: Checked Black and Yellow
Grade of risk: 4. High
Stability of snow pack: The snowpack is weakly stabilised on the most steep slopes*.
Probability of release: Release of avalanches are likely from low additional load** on steep slopes. Occasional medium sized, sometimes also large spontaneous avalanches have to be expected.
Sign: Checked Black and Yellow
Grade of risk: 5. Very High
Stability of snow pack: The Snowpack is generally weakly stabilised and mostly unstable.
Probability of release: Numerous large spontaneous avalanches have to be expected.
Sign: Black

Note:
* The terrain with avalanche risk is generally more described in more detail in the avalanche forecast (ie. altitude, orientation, terrain forms etc).
** Additional load – large: e.g. group of skiers, track mobile, avalanche blasting.
- moderate: e.g. jumping skiers, pedestrian.
- low: e.g. single skier.

There are national organisations in most countries who supply a daily avalanche forecast. These are a great resource both for checking current conditions and avalanche warning levels, but also a good place to gather historical information.

Scotland – Sport Scotland Avalanche Information Service - http://www.sais.gov.uk/
Switzerland – Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF http://www.slf.ch/
Austria - http://www.lawine.at/
France - http://france.meteofrance.com
Norway - http://www.ngi.no/snoskred/

The SLF (Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research) website, www.avalanche.org, is one of the best resources for finding out more about avalanche awareness as well as avalanche bulletins (current and historical) and avalanche statistics. They have a lot of their information in English.

Thanks to the Ski Club of Great Britain for providing the above content

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Buckmans Media Alert

October 7, 2010 in Weekly Update

Contact: Sarah Webster – Web Marketing and PR Coordinator

Email: sarah@buckmans.com |  Phone: 610-495-7495 ext. 248

MEDIA ALERT

SKI AND SNOWBOARD CELEBRITIES HELP BUCKMAN’S CELEBRATE THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF KING OF PRUSSIA STORE

What: In order to celebrate a newly renovated and expanded store in King of Prussia, PA, Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop is having a Grand Re-Opening Event for their customers.  The Grand Re-Opening Event is taking place during the Pre-Season and Tent Sale, so on top of great savings on excellent equipment and apparel, Buckman’s is going to be doing tons of give-aways and customers will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the industry.

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Over the summer, the Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop in King of Prussia, PA was completely renovated and expanded.  There are now three floors of retail space, an elevator, and extra parking spaces for customers.  When the store opens its doors to the public on October 1st, they will remain open all year long.  The Buckman’s in King of Prussia is the first of any Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop to remain open all year long and will now be carrying lifestyle, casual, and skate apparel.

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Who: Buckman’s is offering their customers the opportunity to meet some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the industry.  Pro snowboarders Danny Kass, Bjorn Leines, Louie Vito, Gretchen Bleiler, Mikey Leblanc, and Luke “Dingo” Trembath and pro skiers Seth Morrison, Glen Plake, Cody Townsend, Michelle Parker, Pep Fujas, and Daron Rahlves will all be at the King of Prussia store meeting customers and signing autographs!  Many of these athletes have won Olympic and X-Games medals and have truly influenced the ski and snowboard industry.  Buckman’s is proud to be one of the only retail establishments to provide their customers with the opportunity to meet athletes of such a high caliber.

When: Friday, October 15, 2010

Autograph Session #1 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Autograph Session #2 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop

740 Dekalb Pike

King of Prussia, PA 19406

For more information or to inquire about interviewing the athletes that will be at the store, please contact Sarah Webster by email at sarah@buckmans.com or by phone at 610-495-7495 ext. 248.

*Photo and Interview Opportunities Available*

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