Monday, 31 January 2011


The last of the crew's edits from December (or as Barry calls it, the time "before the real snow arrived". Good God).

Some insane stuff from Barry and Craig in particular. Then things get a bit wierd....

Saturday, 29 January 2011

In Your Face is for little fairy boys

Many of you will be aware of In Your Face, a game where two pros have a trick-off and the loser is sprayed with snow. Boo hoo. As Barry showed in his last vid from Japan, snow in the face is mostly a good thing. If you want a real game, head down to Garthdee and get involved in a round of BURN. The rules are pretty much the same, with an S&M-style twist.....

Wierdly enough it was the groms who were the only ones hard enough to give it a go at first, but after their epic battle the older riders are promising a bigger, badder, burnier version this Wednesday....

Thursday, 27 January 2011

TURNING JAPANESE: JaPow! Right in the kisser.

Barry enjoys the fruits of a single overnight spew. This isn't even backcountry, this is the piste!! Hope you all remember what he looks like because, going on this, I wouldn't be surprised if he never came back. Would you?

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The Reason issue 3 now in store

In more magazine news, The Reason shows no signs of slowing down, and the third issue has arrived at the shop.

It's definitely worth picking up. Gone is the filler that plagued the first issue ('official rules of shotgun' anyone?), and in its place are some great full-length travel pieces, as well as a few other interesting bits and pieces. There's a visit to Barry & co's new home of Niseko, as well as reports from the Ziller Valley and Argentina. Shorter articles include tales of getting mugged by the Russian police, and a look at Gigi Rüf's new Nike pro model boot (and the football tournament he held to promote it). There's also a interview with Banchory's most famous son, Ben Kilner. And it's still free!

For more info, and to see a video from the Japan trip, head to Pick up the latest issue in Boarderline today.

Jon Addison in Whitelines

The Whitelines website has released a page from the next issue, featuring Jon Addison 5-0ing a monsterous handrail. The shot is one of many from Sam Longmire's write-up of his time spent snapping the nocturnal exploits of Jon, Andy Laird and a few others in snowy Aberdeen. Don't miss this one, it's some long overdue exposure and appreciation for the handful of 'deen riders who step up to some crazy stuff.

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The new issue will be available in Boarderline soon.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

WILL IT SHRED? - Malavitas

Will It Shred takes a trip into the surreal world of Nicol Paton, enjoy:

I was itching to go fishing the other day. With the rivers out of season and the lochs frozen over, I decided to take my rod into Boarderline to go and see fellow angler Andy Duthie. We got our rods out and started casting, within minutes i hooked something. I reeled it in and was stoked when I realized it was a pair of Burton Malavitas! I love so many things about them, never mind the funky colour and stylish shape, but the comfort, response and weight just do it for me. I'm going to note this catch in my fishing diary. Had to throw them back as already got a set of Cartels, so they're ready for the next lucky punter.

Get a pair here.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Hoots mon

Get down to Garthdee this Wednesday the 26th for the traditional Burns Supper shred.

Some good Scots choons all night, the haggis will be piped in just after 7, and there'll be a dram or two for the auld folk.

Free scran, free booze, good shred, you'd be mad to miss it.

Friday, 21 January 2011


It looks like Barry got a little carried away trying to film the ultimate slash. Just as well GoPros (and Rumbles, as it happens) are pretty indestructible.....

Glenshee park taking shape

Thanks to a sizeable Lottery grant, Glenshee now has the best collection of park features in Scotland. Mal Judd has been working hard to get the park up and running despite the recent thaw, digging in a monster 21-metre double-kinked box yesterday afternoon.

And there's more. Says the man himself via SMS: "We have a park. 21m up, down, up. 9m butter box, And 6m C box. 9m flat. 6m box. donkey dick bar and straight bar going in the morn."

Nice one Mal. Anyone who gets any phots or vids of the new setup, e-mail them to

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Nug is here!

Burton's late-season stock has arrived in store. Alongside the Aftermath and the limited edition Love, we also got the Nug....

Designed to be ridden 8-10cm shorter than your normal stick, this 146 would suit anyone who usually goes for something in the mid-50s. Much like Ashton Kutcher, or the one who was Ally McBeal.

Never mind that Burton made one of the gayest adverts of all time to promote it: Nicol and Duthie had a shot at the Burton demo night down at Garthdee and loved it. So light and easy to spin, but doesn't feel twitchy at speed. Time will tell if this genuinely catches on or becomes the next Snowblade, but for the time being file under 'don't knock it til you've tried it'.

Buy it here.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Kicker session, 12/1/11

A quick edit from last Wednesday's freestyle shred at Garthdee, including some big spins from little Fin and a Halldor-esque shifty back 1 from Matt Gibson.

Monday, 10 January 2011


Watching someone get hurt over and over is always good for a laugh. Barry P and 'Sideshow' Steve Gunn carry on the tradition:

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Lowriders Grom Camps 2011

LowRiders are at it again: after a massively successful inaugral camp in Morzine last year, the crew are off to Tignes in 2011. Timed to coincide with the resort's hosting of Winter X-Games Europe, the program offers bairns on- and off-snow performance coaching with two of the best in the business. Pipe, park, all-mountain freeride, it's all covered in one unique, affordable week of high-end coaching.

LSR's Ben and Nicol, Morzine 2010.

Find out more at

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

TURNING JAPANESE: we build igloo

The crew recently made good use of the abundant neige and built a monster igloo. We love the Pingu theme music, as well as the titillating shred footage right at the end. Not long to go til we see some shredding edits!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Lairdy in Whitelines

Take a look in this month's editorial in Whitelines and you'll see a sick pic of Andy Laird nosepressing a rail in Northfield. Taken by Sam Longmire at one of their many December urban sessions, it's an absolute banger. Expect to see more shots from these sessions in the future.

Whitelines is on sale in Boarderline now.