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Ed Blomfield

Ed Blomfield

Factory Snowboarding Head of Content Ed Blomfield caught the snowboard bug at a young age – brought up in Yorkshire, he witnessed the Pennine dryslope scene in its 90's heyday and once earned detention at school for dying his hair blonde in an ill-advised homage to Jamie Lynn. In 2005, after three seasons in Tignes and four years studying English/chasing the snow in Scotland, Ed took the reins at the UK's finest snowboard mag. As well as writing, editing and occasionally filming, Ed now looks after Onboard and Snowboarder MBM, as well as good old Whitelines, but still finds the time to shoot stills and venture out on snow.

Recent Articles By Ed

Advice

How To Choose Your Snowboard Gloves

The pros and cons of gloves vs mitts, and some key features to look out for.

How To Choose Your Snowboard Gloves
Advice

How Snowboards Are Made

From core materials to final wax, watch how a snowboard gets made in a factory.

How To Make A Snowboard
Advice

Stiff vs Soft Snowboards – Which Do I Need?

See how a snowboard's flex affects its performance.

Stiff vs Soft Snowboards – Which Do I Need?
Advice

How To Choose A Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Combo

Here's how to select the right combination of snowboard, boots and bindings.

How To Choose A Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Combo
Advice

How To Pack A Snowboard Bag

Using this system to pack your snowboard bag will make travelling with your board, boots and clothing a little bit easier.

How To Pack A Snowboard Bag
Advice

How To Choose Your Snowboard Goggles

Explaining the key features of good snow goggles, from ventilation to peripheral vision.

How To Choose Your Snowboard Goggles
Advice

Camber vs Rocker Snowboards – What's The Difference?

Explaining the different snowboard profiles, including camber, rocker, flat and hybrid combos.

Camber vs Rocker Snowboards – What's The Difference?
Advice

How To Adjust Your Snowboard Bindings

Tips on changing the strap length, forward lean, foot bed and more to ensure your bindings are the perfect fit for your snowboard boots.

How To Adjust Your Snowboard Bindings
Advice

How To Detune A Snowboard

Video tutorial on when and where to blunt your snowboard edges.

How To Detune A Snowboard
Advice

How To Set Up Burton EST Bindings On The Channel System

Here's how to set your stance on Burton Snowboards' Channel system, using both EST bindings and regular bindings

How To Set Up Burton EST Bindings On The Channel System
Advice

Goggle Lens Colours - Which To Choose?

Sunshine, cloud or snow, there's a goggle lens for every condition. Here's how to select the right tint.

Goggle Lens Colours - Which To Choose?
Advice

Snowboard Boot Fitting – An Essential Guide

How to establish the perfect fit when trying on snowboard boots.

Snowboard Boot Fitting – An Essential Guide
Advice

Snowboard Shapes Explained

How the shape of your snowboard – directional, twin, directional twin or asymmetric – affects its performance and ideal terrain.

Snowboard Shapes Explained
Advice

Do You Need A Wide Snowboard?

Video tutorial on the pros and cons of wide snowboards, and how foot size changes the equation.

Do I Need A Wide Snowboard?
Advice

How To Choose A Snowboard

New to snowboarding? Here's everything you need to know about board length, flex, shape, profile and more.

How To Choose A Snowboard
Rider Parts

Jacob Roberts - 2 Alpes Spring Shred 2016

Some of the styliest UK park riding we've seen this spring.

Jacob Roberts - 2 Alpes Spring Shred 2016
Rider Parts

'Nightshift' – Snowboarding With Headlamps in Tahoe

Nick Pooch, Billy Garcia and Ben Birk ride the Tahoe powder by torch light in this moody film by Taylor Morgan.

'Nightshift' – Snowboarding With Headlamps in Tahoe
Wallpapers

Snowboard Wallpaper – Josh Dirksen Runnels Run

Josh Dirksen charges down stunning ripples of snow in this week's desktop wallpaper. Photo by Colin Wiseman.

Snowboard Wallpaper – Josh Dirksen Runnels Run
Interviews

The Sparrow Knox Interview

Finishing off our week with Sparrow Knox, we sit down to talk skate, snow and the infamous megamix.

The Sparrow Knox Interview
Events

Laax Open Snowboarding 2016 - Live Stream

Watch the snowboarding slopestyle and halfpipe from Laax here.

Laax Open Snowboarding 2016 - Live Stream
Galleries

27 Sick Photos From Air & Style Beijing

Image gallery from 2015's weird and wonderful snowboard contest in China.

27 Sick Photos From Air & Style Beijing
Videos

Ja-pow In Stunning 4k

John Jackson enjoys the adventure of a lifetime on GoPro

Ja-pow In Stunning 4k
Rider Parts

Dylan Thompson - 2015 Full Part

Salt Lake City local throws down the hammers in his latest urban edit.

Dylan Thompson - 2015 Full Part
Features

37 Rad Upcycled Snowboard Ideas

From board to bench... and beyond!

37 Rad Upcycled Snowboard Ideas
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