15/01/2013 | by sam
Exploding into 2013 like a Travis Rice powder landing (or should that be Mayan meteorite?) comes the January issue of your favourite snowboard mag. Don’t be fooled by the apocalyptic cover – we’re sticking two fingers up at the doom mongers with another 148 pages of primo time wasting material. I mean if it’s the end of the world, we may as well go out in style…
ERIC JACKSON: THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
A breakthrough winter in 2012 saw ‘E-Jack’ land a Video Part of the Year award and embark on an epic road trip from Alaska to Chile. We tracked down this brother on the run to talk beards, backcountry and sibling rivalry.
KYRGYZSTAN: BREAKING INTO HEAVEN
Most people would struggle to place it on a map, but this country with only one vowel hides some of the most epic high altitude terrain on the plant. WL took to the yurts in search of perfection.
THE FUTURE OF CONTESTS
With so many rival events these days, it’s safe to say that competitive snowboarding is a confusing world. Will it ever be fully understood by a mainstream audience? And does it want to be?
READY TO RUMBLE: THE NOVEMBER KNOCKOUT TOUR
Four domes, four weeks and a head-to-head battle between the best rail riders in the country. WL’s new jib tour steps into the ring, and this month’s mag features the unseen cream of the shots.
7 best-selling gloves tested
Last month’s cover star Sam Turnbull passes on his rail riding tips
We interview Jamie Nicholls
UK artist Jono Wood talks about his new Capita graphic
All this, not to mention the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to Colorado in our Golden Ticket competition, can be yours for the modest sum of £4.95. What are you waiting for? Make like Charlie of choccy factory fame and get down that newsagent!