Monday, February 25, 2013

Snowboard Gear and Snowboard Party Ideas

Snowboard Items by B.Nute productions on Zazzle
Ski week vacation is over, but there's plenty of boarding left for the season! Head over to my shop to pick up some cool snowboarding gear to keep the season going-- from phone cases, computer (and phone) skins, water bottle, travel bags and more. The note pad can make a great "goodie bag" gift as well for a snowboarding party.

Speaking of a snowboarding party... with so many boarders on the slopes, a Snowboarding Party is a great theme for any kid who can't get enough of it. Here are some ideas to help entertain your energetic boarders if heading to the slopes for a day is not an option.

Snowboarding Party Ideas
Growing up, the closest ski slope to me was about 3 hours away... quite a far trek for one day, but in high school, I did it many times! If you do have slopes close by, a Snowboarding Party shredding the hill with a couple best buddies is a great idea... but, many of us don't have the slopes (or snow) as close by... so here are some other ideas for a Snowboarding Party:

Watch Some Snowboarding Flicks
If you can't be on the slopes, why not watch some epic movies of snowboarders in far off destinations. Here's a great top 10 best snowboard movie list-- I'm sure one of these is sure to please.

Trampoline Time to Perfect the Moves
Many folks have a trampoline in their yard... and/or trampoline gyms are springing up all over the place. Make this part of your party, but give the kids some goals-- have them come up with some epic boarding moves on the trampoline. Have them give the move a name. Hold a contest for the best move, best name, most original, most daring, and more.

Snowboard Dry Land Training Camp
Head out to your backyard, driveway or local park to get the crowd moving with some dry land snowboard training drills. Tom Gibbings site recommends flexibility, core strengthening, leg strengthening, balance, and shoulder strengthening. Get some cones out and have the kids jumping between them like this training video shows (click link). Another idea is to head up to some nearby trails for trail running or rock hoping. There's also stadium drills- stairs, hurdles, and core work. By the end of a good workout you should have some hungry partiers!

Design Your Own Snowboard Gear
For the creative crowd-- print out some "Design your own snowboard gear" templates, and let the crowd create. Perhaps the best work can be submitted to Burton for their new line?

Snowboard Poetry
Sounds a little "deep" for a party-- but the crowd may have a blast trying to create some snowboard poetry. Print out some of these Snowboard Lingo dictionaries and have each person write their own poems only using the lingo from the sites. Perhaps allow a few pronouns and verbs-- but make sure they use 90% of the lingo to be truly poetic! Shreddin' the Gnar 101 has some quick terms to get started-- but then other sites like Frosty Rider have a dictionary full!

2 comments:

James McAllister said...

Hey nice article! If you don't have slopes nearby though, snowboarding on a local hill or in your backyard is pretty awesome. You don't want to ruin your expensive resort snowboard though, so I would check out an inexpensive backyard snowboard alternative. I can't always drive two hours to go boarding!

James McAllister said...

Hey nice article! If you don't have slopes nearby though, snowboarding on a local hill or in your backyard is pretty awesome. You don't want to ruin your expensive resort snowboard though, so I would check out an inexpensive backyard snowboard alternative. I can't always drive two hours to go boarding!