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One night in hell for Sebastien LouvetAfter crossing the Alps in 2004, and then the Nice – Chamonix treck in 2006, the French snowboarder Seb Louvet, is getting ready for a new challenge : Monetiers-les-Bains – La Grave in one night and one day…through the “Dôme des Ecrins” and “La Meije”!! If the weather is ok, it is planned for the 3rd and 4th may.

To prepare this trip which includes more than 6500m height, more than if you walk up 23 times to the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower at more than 2000m above the sea level, Seb made many trecks during the winter.
It’s better to be super trained to make 24 hours of non-stop rise and downhill in the middle of these mythical summits!
Equiped with approach skis for going uphill, Seb needs a light equipment on his back. He’s got a Rossignol setting : Works 162 snowboard, Works Carbon bindings and Revolve boots.

Snowboarders aren’t all chairlift’s addict !!

photo credit: Fred Chevaillot



Read this, it’s important!

With the effects of Mother Nature’s imbalance far too obvious in the 2007 snow pack, the time has come throughout the snow sports industry to come together to educate and respond to the undeniable global warming crisis.

Always a leader and innovator in his sport, snowboarding legend and longtime Rossignol athlete Jeremy Jones has stepped forward to take a proactive stand, establishing a non-profit environmental initiative under the title “Protect Our Winters”, also known as “POW”.

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Mountain trails, oceans, lakes, rivers and parks – the outdoor areas you play in – are under attack. They are being overused, polluted and sometimes even completely wiped out without any regard to your ability to enjoy them. Ready to reclaim your playground? Join thousands of outdoor enthusiasts, companies and organizations across the world as we work together to restore the places we love to play in.

We posted a couple of times already about Laneo, since we had the chance to meet Andrew Paterson, founder and president of Laneo, last november.
Andrew put a lot of hard work to finalise and optimise his project and since today Laneo is alive!
Laneo is the easiest way for us, snowboarders and outdoor sport addicts, to make sure the future generations get to enjoy the fresh powpow as much as we do today!

Get involved, signing up takes only a minute and you might meet a lot of great, interesting people along the way!

2005…French resorts are invaded by Italian riders. Only a little village still resists to the invaders : the APO village. How are they able to fight away the assaults of the Italian legions? They have a secret weapon which allows them to tune their boards quicker and ride faster : the Magic Potion! 😉

Last season, APO launched a revolutionnary wax that they decided to call the Magic Potion. It’s a revolutionnary product in many ways : most important it’s an eco-friendly wax because it doesn’t use parafin or fluor additives like traditionnal waxes do; then it can also be used in all type of snow conditions; finally it’s super easy to apply on a clean base. You can definitly throw away the old iron you stole to your gran’ma!



If you want to make biz and beleive in the global warming, maybe you should have a look at this :

Briton Engineering Developments Limitedbrings 365 day extreme adventure snow sports to the city. We are experts in every aspect of year round snowsport facilities, and pioneers in unique slope terrain design.

Briton Engineering has successfully established itself over the last 25 years. As well as snowsports consultancy, design, construction and installation, Briton are inventors and sole manufacturers of the world renowned ski and snowboard surface Snowflex® .

Look at the gallery section and imagine that it could be our playground if we don’t care. Frightening….

Support LANEO !

laneo_logo_rgb.JPGWe posted already briefly about Laneo here @ BrOADER. But we were so stoked about it that we wanted to learn more. I had the chance to meet Andrew Paterson, founder and president of Laneo, for a couple of beers last thursday and he took the time to explain me in details the spirit and values of Laneo…and also why he’s confident Laneo will be a success!

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Men TTR Top 5 Presented by Swatch

1. White, S (986.23)
2. Autti, A (964.73)
3. Rice, T (948.98)
4. Pearce, K (909.88)
5. Davis, D (805.38)

Women TTR Top 5 Presented by Swatch

1. Bright, T (977.2)
2. Anderson, J (933.35)
3. Maas, C (908.87)
4. Oestgaard Buaas, K (860.58)
5. Candrian, S (850.93)

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