Whitelines issue 102

It may our final issue of the winter, but the season is far from over yet! Here's what Whitelines has got in store for you to sustain you over the next few months.

ON THE COVER: FREE GIANT POSTER

A monster-sized print for your wall, with two of the sickest action shots we've seen this season printed back to back. This is just one side of the beast!

Louif Paradis Interview

STREET SPIRIT: THE LOUIF PARADIS INTERVIEW

Louif is one of a new generation of jibbers helping to make the frozen streets of Quebec a Mecca for urban shredding. He's also just won the X Games gold for Real Snow. But does 'real' street riding have a place at contests? well, that's just one of the questions we put to him...

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SCHOOL OF RAD: SNOWBOARD ACADEMIES UNCOVERED

Imagine a school where PE lessons consisted of slopestyle practise and your teachers could go eight foot out of a transition. Sound too good to be true? Well, they exist. Whitelines went to find out what these snowboard academies are all about.

HIDDEN DEPTHS

In this striking portfolio, Spanish photographer Andoni Epelde takes a look at what lies beneath the seemingly soft, snowy landings of his favourite kicker spots.

AIRLOOMS: THE BIRTH OF THE VINTAGE BOARD MARKET

About to throw out that old stick that's gathering dust in your attic? Well hold up, cos it could be worth something. Chris Moran investigates the birth of the vintage board market, and looks at what makes a collector's item.

DAVID BENEDEK SPILLS THE BEANS ON HIS NEW PROJECT

One of the most creative and influential minds ever to get involved in snowboarding reveals what he's been up to these past couple of seasons. And no, it's not sitting in front of the TV watching Top Gear repeats on Dave...

PLUS

How to make your backside 180s super-steezy with Nate Kern

We put portable cameras and other gadgets to the test

The Geek looks at what makes a board a bestseller

Get our experts' advice on insurance

You get all this for just £4.95. Not bad eh? So go on, shake a leg and get down your local newsagent - honestly, the stoke you get when you're reading will make the walk well worth while.