i recently purchased a new goggle and thought i could share my first hands-on experience with you!
i bought the “stance” google by smith optics in cyan blue, which has the following features:
- + carbonic-x lens with tlt optics
- + patented regulator adjustable lens ventilation
- + ergonomic outrigger positioning system
- + ultra-wide, silicone backed strap
- + quickfit strap adjustment system with clip buckle
- + dual layer, driwix face foam
apart from the fact, that this goggle looks supergood, i especially like that the strap is backed with silicone, which means that it adheres perfectly to the helmet. i personally prefer to wear the goggle band over my helmet, not underneath, because i want to be able to take my goggle off easily without having to unbuckle or take off my helmet.
also a very nice feature is the clip buckle, which makes taking off the goggle even easier.
the goggle fits comfortably in combination with my helmet (i wear the “cadet” helmet by red).
i’m looking forward to lots of snowboarding days, i’m positive that my vision will be perfect all winter long!
here is episode 4 of the wanderlust series, featuring Joanie Robichaud, Danyale Patterson and Marie Hucal!
Amber Wing invites you to the Ladies Week at The Wakeboard Camp in florida, usa. the Ladies Week will be taking place from sept 30th until oct 6th 2012.
from july 26th until 28th, the reverb girls tour will take place in the uk. it is a tour for skateboarders, inliners, bmx riders and scooter riders.
“A Girl’s tour of some of the UK’s most infamous skateparks aimed to generate awarness and increase the profile of women within the industry.
The event is also being aimed at “new blood” to encourage new girls to take up our sports.”
please fund the lady rollers organisation to make this tour happen!
Lil Kim Kirch did a 4 month trip through europe. this is a video about her first week there. roadtrippin, wohooo!
issue one features topics like fixed gear bikes, climbing, bmx riding, art, mountain biking and much more!
freeskier Kristi Leskinen surveyed professional slopestyle snowboarders and skiers to find out if men and women would prefer different setups to compete on. she worked on this survey for months and now the results are here.
basically, the main result was that women would prefer smaller jumps than men.
here is the full survey result:
you can find more info about the survey here:
and even more detailed on kristi’s website:
freeskier kaya turski has also posted her opinion on the survey results:
tiina made a new snowscoot edit recently!
Video bei Vimeo ansehen
at the moment, there is a discussion going on if there is too much sexism in sports.
how do you feel about sexism in sports? have you experienced any disadvantages? do sexist ads or sexist portrayal in the media disturb you?
i, personally, try to only buy from companies that don’t use sexist advertisements (for me this means either using sex to sell products or belittleing women) and that put the same knowledge and effort into making high quality products for men and women alike.
i would like to give you a few links to interesting articles on this topic, here they are:
“embracing their femininity”, Cori Schumacher:
“Has porn hijacked our boardsports culture?”, Sophie Friedel:
not related to sports, but still a very interesting read: “Can You Tell The Difference Between A Men’s Magazine And A Rapist?”, Anna North:
“‘little hoss’ and a call to action”, Cori Schumacher:
after getting together at some longboard jams organised by bomben.at, a couple of girls from vienna decided to form a crew and organise our own jams.
recently, we founded the Longboard Girls Crew Austria – check out our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lgcaustria
also, there’s a closed facebook group specifically for discussing meetings etc in vienna – just apply and we will add you: http://www.facebook.com/groups/158439017569729/
we’re proud to be a part of the International Longboard Girls Crew Network! thanks for welcoming us so kindly!
there also was a first jam already and today is our next meetup. once again, we will ride together in vienna, starting at the heldenplatz at 16:30, where we will do a photoshooting. here’s the facebook event for “Girls ride Vienna”: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=252500448113765
our jams are aimed at both beginners and advanced riders, we want to have fun together and learn from each other!
don’t hesitate to show up, even if you have never ridden a longboard – you can borrow one and see if you like longboarding!