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The US Open Snowboarding Championships, the pinnacle of all snowboarding events that has showcased the world’s most progressive riding longer than any other snowboarding competition in the world, will take place at Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont from March 16-22, 2009. Past Olympic medalists Shaun White, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter and Olympic hopefuls like Kevin Pearce, Ellery Hollingsworth and Charles Reid are just a few of the top riders who plan to attend the event, which features invitational quarterpipe, halfpipe, slopestyle and junior jam competitions. The Open, which draws over 40,000 fans, big name sponsors, snowboarding legends and international media, is free of charge to spectators. 

This year’s Open features a different competition schedule than the past few years with all events and concerts taking place at the Sunbowl area of Stratton Mountain. The action kicks off at 6:15 p.m. on Friday night, March 20th….  Details 


From time to time we all have awkward loads to carry that won’t fit inside the car or in the boot. According to the experts at Faster Online, the simple solution is to fit a pair of Thule roof bars to your vehicle. Not only will they enable you to carry some such loads fastened directly to the bars but they form the basis of the entire range of Thule load carrying equipment. There’s a comprehensive system of accessories that all fit together perfectly. Whatever you want to carry you’ll find that Thule have just the piece of kit you need to carry it safely and securely.

For years a roof rack has been a popular means of extending the car’s carrying capacity but it can be a source of worry to the driver in terms of security. Nowadays a Thule roof rack, being part of the Thule system is completely secure. However Faster Online recommend Thule roof bars for the extra versatility they offer…   Details


Local sporting goods experts say there has never been a better time for women to get involved in such winter sports as skiing and snowboarding…

…”We’re seeing a lot more gear and accessories tailored towards women — bags, helmets, poles, everything,” …  Details

It had to happen some day. We’d been hoping and praying that it would pass us by; that maybe Nintendo, in its infinite mercy would deem us Europeans likeable enough to avoid such digital garbage, but sadly it wasn’t to be. We’re sorry to report that the lamentable Beer Pong! Frat Party Games – the game that proved that quality and popularity….  More info


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