How To Tricks

Benefits of Bike Commuting Infographic

Whether it’s to save money, lose weight, get exercise, or protect the environment, the reasons people bike to work are as varied as the bikes they ride. And people are seeing the benefits. Since 2001, the number of bike commuters has more than doubled, more bike paths are being created, and there is even a…

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How To: Carry a SUP

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Transporting a SUP First, you’ll need to get the board from your house to the water, which typically involves a car ride. A roof rack works perfect. To protect the board, it’s best to use a bar pad on the rack. It’s best to stack the board on the roof with the fin up, towards…

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How To: Paddle Board Turning Tips

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Paddle Board Turning Tips Turning on a stand up paddle board is an essential skill to make the most of your SUP experience on the water. It also adds to the fun factor and excitement of paddling! If you are a beginner, it is important to first master your balance, change directions on the board,…

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Forward Stroke

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  Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Forward Stroke Alright! Sweet new stand up paddle board. Check. Paddle. Check. New trunks. Check. Polarized sunglasses. Check. A pristine lake lined with birch trees. Check.  Now it’s time to hit the water and soak in every moment of summer! Although paddle boarding looks simple enough, you don’t want…

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Snowboarding Terms

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Do you think you have all of your snowboarding terminology on lock down? Or are you looking to pick up your first set up and want to be sure you’re ahead of the game when you take your first lesson? Maybe you want to impress a car full of teenagers as you’re giving them a…

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How To: Snowboard in Powder

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As intuitive as it looks, snowboarding in powder actually requires more technique than you’d think. Figure it out and you’ve unlocked the door to the best part of being a snowboarder.

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How To: Turn Heelside and Toeside on a Snowboard

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You likely already know this, but executing – carving – both turns correctly takes some practice and attention to form and body positioning. Here are some tips to help you learn the first time you take to the hill.

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How To: 50/50 a Flat Rail on a Snowboard

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It’s best to start small, and low to the ground, when learning to ride rails. The 50/50 is the easiest and most intuitive way to ride a rail for a beginner. Be sure to scope out the approach and landing before committing, so there are no surprises. When you find a mellow rail, watch some…

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How To: Ollie a Snowboard

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It’s one of the most-used and valuable skills in a snowboarder’s quiver, Simply put the ollie is an air where you pop off the snow using only your board and body, versus launching off a terrain feature. It comes in handy for hitting jumps, transitioning on and off rails, and in the halfpipe. Not to…

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How To: Pop Off a Roller on a Snowboard

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Getting comfortable launching airs off of rollers—natural “kickers” found around the ski area and off the edge of cat tracks—is a big step in transitioning to the bigger jumps in the park. Plus, it turns the ride back to the lift and run-of-the-mill groomers into an all-mountain freestyle experience. The mountain is your terrain park,…

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