Somehow it’s spring already and we’re only just recovering from a month of Olympic madness and too much celebratory partying. But the excellent news is that another issue of Whitelines is out right now!
This month’s cover shot shows Hayato Doi in flight on his Nitro slash swallowtail as part of our weird and wonderful powder boards spread…
QUEER FISH: Japan’s weird and wonderful powderboards
Alternative board shapes have shot up in popularity over the past few seasons. Everything from swallowtails to super wide tea trays have been gracing the slopes. However, over in Japan, these creative stick designs never really went out of fashion. Matt Georges snaps some of the locals’ favourites.
White Water: The Ultimate Snow/Surf Road Trip
Ever dreamt of combining both surf and snowboarding in one trip? Chris Rasman and his crew of intrepid riders crammed into an RV and made the epic pilgrimage to Alaska for a once-in-a-lifetime helitrip before heading down to the surf the cruisy Pacific waves of BC. All in just two weeks.
Irresistible Force: the annie boulanger interview
We interview the world’s most accomplished female freerider, Annie Boulanger, as she tells us how she got started up and what it’s like to be “a woman in a man’s world”.
The History Boys: the men who collect snowboard
Collecting snowboards is a fast growing hobby with aficionados spending thousands of pounds to track down their favourite old sticks. Deputy editor Tristan chats to a few of the guys involved, including one fella from Berkshire who has 35 (!) of the 52 Lib Tech Jamie Lynn boards ever made.
shred army: when snowboarding invaded the sochi olympics
2014 was the year snowboarding dominated the Olympics. We couldn’t finish the last issue of the season without one final recap of the Games’ most important talking points – from the controversial judging to Jenny Jones’ stunning success.
Our favourite jib sticks of the season
Brit seasonaire Paul Lang on his 19th winter in the Alps and how he conquered Mont Blanc
Danny McCormick breaks down his three favourite side hit grabs
Putting the best snowboarding gloves to the test
For £4.95, that’s an absolute bargain. Go forth and read! Sadly, this is our last issue of the season, but we’ll be back late August with the Whitelines’ Buyer’s Guide plus next issue comes out. In the meantime, keep checking out Whitelines.com – we’ll still be here!