I was never really an outdoorsy kid, as a child growing up. I used to spend my Winters rugged up all nice and warm in front of an Amstrad or an Amiga whilst my friends and neighbours took the opportunity of a cooler clime to fall down mountains on thin sticks of wood.
But as I got older, I found myself spending less time roasting marshmallows over a red-hot CRT/PowerBook and more time with actual, real people. People who did want to go outside. People who would spend money to strap sticks of wood to their feet. Sticks of wood that, over the years, have got wider and wider until they joined together to become one piece – the snowboard.
And yesterday, I did the same. I took a trip from my base to the snowy delights of the Perisher Valley. I bought an expensive jacket, some in-expensive waterproof pants, and then hired a really cheap (yet brand-new and apparently good quality)Â snowboard, and threw myself down a hill.
Over and over. Again and again.
And I loved it.
So, now I am looking at going again, really soon. Whilst I will likely continue to rent boards this season, I did have a quick look at obtaining either a cheap new board and bindings, or a second-hand/ex-demo setup. In looking around multiple places I found out about Burton’s “Love” range.
Now I want one of these: