Pimp My Ride! Revive your old snowboards!

The Atomic chair from Ride Revival

The Atomic chair from Ride Revival

My very first snowboard was a Nitro Alias 152, which I bought in Canada nine years ago. It was purple and pink, with a flame-throwing bunny rabbit on the front. It’s lived in my parents’ attic for about seven years, and only saw snow again this December when South London got that massive dump, and I’d had to rescue my mum from the snow. It was nostalgic taking the Alias out of the attic, and I realised that it would be impossible to get rid of, so there had to be some use for it. In comes Ride Revival.

Ride Revival has the ultimate answer for recycling snowboards – by making them into household furniture – chairs, benches, coffee tables, wall art – whatever you want them to do with it, they can do it. And if you want to do it yourself, they offer you the kits to make your own.

Unique wall art from Ride Revival

Unique wall art from Ride Revival

Ride Revival is run by snowboarders with the aim to recycle snowboards into products you can use every day in your house.  They can also do custom art work to cover the board, so if you don’t like the design or stickers on your board any more, they can design a new cover for you.

And if you’ve any old boards you want to get rid of, you can cash them in at Ride Revival too! Just head to www.riderevival.com to find out more.

Posted in Board Stylist Hot 5, Snowboards | Tagged Recycle, Ride Revival, snowboards, wall art | 1 Comment

Love is in d’Isere! Val reduced from £751 to £340 this month…!

Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins in Val d'Isere

Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins in Val d'Isere

The Alps finally got a massive dump of the fresh stuff, and to celebrate, we’ve found this sick-as deal – a week in Val d’Isere for just £340. You can treat your loved one to a romantic top-class week on the slopes, or get away from all that romance for a hardcore shred for over half the price it used to be with this crazy-as price.

Leaving on February 13th, you get 7 nights accommodation, flights and transfers in a fully-catered chalet at the foot of Val d’Isere’s slopes. You get views of the mountain, super comfortable rooms, an in-hotel bar, sun terrace, a choice of meal times (in case you want to hit a bit of apres!) and you’re jut a 3-minute walk from the high-speed gondola and chairlifts. There’s also a boot room for all your kit, and most rooms have balconies overlooking the slopes.

Mountain view, mmmmm

Mountain view, mmmmm

Val d’Isere is well known for it’s awesomeness for the shred – with 300km of pistes, 97 lifts and 2 snow parks. The town itself has everything you need, including bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins gives you a massive hot and cold breakfast, freshly baked cakes and coffee for afternoon tea, and a full 3-course meal (plus preceded by canapes, and finished off with cheese and biscuits!) and unlimited wine.

For £340 we think that’s an awesome price, so head over to IgluSki.com now and check it out.

Posted in Board Stylist Hot 5, Holidays | Tagged cheap, discounted, Espace Killy, february, France, holiday, sales, Val d'Isere | Leave a comment

Missed the January sales? Well F-It, check out this epic Forum sale!

Forum Scallywag - ON SALE! Arrghhhh!

Forum Scallywag - ON SALE! Arrghhhh!

We’re in the thick of it all. Friends’ updates revolve around deep powder days, epic apres-sessions, or long days in the office counting down the days til the next shred trip. We’re all doing time, awaiting those precious moments on the mountain, and many of us fill those moments with browsing online for new kit – whether it’s a new board, new bindings, or whether to go for the pink or yellow pants to match that blue jacket we haven’t yet bought (yes that’s me!).

To help you out, we’ve come across the ExtremePie snowboard sale, with up to 30% off loads of boards, so you can save those extra pounds for the bindings/jacket/pants/jagers you’ve not yet bought yet!

Forum Chillidog - even more crazy discounts!

Forum Chillidog - even more crazy discounts!

Some of our favourite discounts include the Forum Scallywag, reduced to just £269.99 – an awesome price for a sick as park board with epic pop, fit for every pirate, and rider, without needing to spend all your treasures just to rip it up in the park!

Check out the crazy base on the Forum Youngblood Chillidog, reduced from £334.99 to just £299.99 – an awesome price for such a progression-inducing twin-tip.

Just to stoke you up about the Forums, we thought we’d drop you a little teaser from the Forum F’It movie. We were at that premiere with John Jackson and co themselves, when that Forum tour bus rocked up in London.

F’ It Teaser from Forum Snowboards on Vimeo.

Posted in Snowboard Sales and Discounts, Snowboards | Tagged Chillidog, Forum, sales, Scallywag, snowboards | 1 Comment

SS20 have gone bananas! £85 off, plus another 10%!

Skate Bananas - reduced to just £340!

Skate Bananas - reduced to just £340!

It’s been snowing in South London (very lightly, yes!), which means my snow-dar has been all a flutter, and my fingers are desperately searching everything to do with snow I can find… and today we’ve been slammed with an insanely-cool discount on the LibTech Skate Bananas – SS20 are reducing them from £425 to just £340!!! PLUS, as if that’s not enough, they’re also giving another 10% discount on all orders for one week only with their special code (see below!)

The Skate Bananas have revolutionised riding for snowboarders around the world, introducing a whole array of tricks to their riding bags, with just the switch to a banana. They need no introduction, as once you’ve ridden a banana, you’ll forever want a banana! Magna-traction, banana technology – they’re words in every snowboarders lingo, giving you edge control through ice, piste and pow, and some of the most fun playtimes you’ll have all over the mountain.

For just a limited time only, SS20 are our heroes with their insane discounts, brightening up any grimy January day. Plus if you use the code ‘jan10disc’ you’ll get 10% off everything in store. Click here to choose your banana… You’d be bananas not to!

Posted in Snowboard Sales and Discounts, Snowboards | Tagged discount, libtech, sales, skate bananas | 1 Comment

Get in the Zine – Morzine reduced to just £200pp, avec lift pass!

All this riding, reduced to just £200!

All this riding, reduced to just £200!

Morzine is hot right now. Not in temperatures, no. But it’s THE place to go for riders. You’ve got the slopes of both Morzine and Avoriaz at your fingertips, with the epic snow parks of Avoriaz, and the seasonaires hub of Morzine, and the whole Portes du Soleil to play in.

We’ve found a SICK deal – for just £200 for a week to Morzine with Wasteland Ski, you get a 6-day Morzine-Les Gets lift pass, and 7 nights accommodation in a new chalet close to the town centre.

Reduced from £260 to just £200 (same price as the lift pass itself??), you get access to an indoor swimming pool 20 metres from the chalet, free shuttle buses every 15 minutes, and accommodation in the Chalet Vers le Four, a modern, new chalet to Morzine with everything you need for your trip.

So grab a bunch of your mates (chalet sleeps up to 12 people!) and check it out now at Wasteland Ski – you’d be stupid not to!

Posted in Holidays | Tagged Avoriaz, cheap, France, French Alps, holiday, Morzine, Portes du Soleil, snowboard, £200 | 1 Comment

Don’t be an old bag! O’Neill luggage reduced – crazy days!

After spending the last week in perfect Alpine settings, my wheely bag took its last beating and one last journey through the low-cost airline and airport. With holes in the bottom, damp clothes and plenty of wear and tear, I decided to go on the search for a wheely bag with the strength and power to see me through the mountains, without costing more than airline baggage charges.

Along came the O’Neill AC Easy Wheely bag, reduced from £69.99 to just £39.99.

Not only does it tick all the boxes for high-quality baggage (skate wheels, hardcore fabrics, plenty of pockets) but it has some funky colours so you know when your kit’s coming off the conveyor belt – or check that it’s going on the flight in the first place!! There’s also a sneaky pocket on the top for all your essentials, without having to empty all your kit over the airport floor to search for your passport/keys/boarding pass…

Check it out here at Hardcloud.com

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Drop the Bataleon bomb – just one of the family

Smile! It's a Bataleon backflip in Nassfeld, Austria

Smile! It's a Bataleon backflip in Nassfeld, Austria

We at BoardStylist like Bataleon. At the snowboard test last year, I tried out the Evil Twin, and loved it. Then my partner-in-crime at BoardStylist went out and bought one. To top it off, I spent a week riding with guys on the Animal Snow Camp last week in Nassfeld, Austria – and those on the Bataleons, truly ripped it.

Not only were the guys on Bataleons much faster than the rest of us, but also had some crazy pop, and seemed to effortlessly cruise the mountain – park, pow, ice and slush – right through to busting flips off cat tracks!

Powder - something else the Bataleon loves

Powder - something else the Bataleon loves

When I tested the Evil Twin, it seemed to do everything I wanted it to do – carve smoothly, land without issues, and when finding out more about the TBT, I came across a nice edit for a grimy day in London town – the 1011 Bataleon Family Edit, which you’ll find at the end of this post.

After a week riding powder under bluebird skies, it’s pretty tough being back in town, but little edits like this can keep us going til we head off again!

If you’re after a Bataleon board, SS20 have a slick range – check out the Evil Twin here for just £360 – a small price to pay for a board which does twice the job with half the effort!

(Rider: Ian Mummery. Thanks to Ian for being so photogenic with his Bataleon! Animal Snow Camp, Nassfeld, Austria – January 2011)

1011 BATALEON FAMILY EDIT from MR. B bataleon snowboards on Vimeo.

Posted in Snowboards | Tagged austria, Bataleon, Evil Twin, Nassfeld, Triple Base Technology | 1 Comment