‘Your Splendid Work With The Snowballing’

Here at ACM, we are proper board sports history geeks. So it was with no small measure of chin-stroking delight that I found myself in Vail’s Colorado Ski Museum (skimuseum.net) the other night. The place tells the story of skiing in Colorado, but also has a section dedicated to the history of snowboarding, and what [...]

Storm In A Twit Cup – Paddy Mortimer Interview

In hindsight, a curt tweet publicly admonishing Jamie Nicholls for bad language wasn’t the best way for new BSS Performance Director Paddy Mortimer to introduce himself to the UK snowboarding community. These days, it’s never been easier to whip up a Twitchfork-wielding mob, and the digital response from the UK scene was predictable. Soon, everyone [...]

Cycling, Skateboarding and the Olympics

UCI President Pat McQuaid  One of the side effects of spending part of the last year investigating snowboarding in the Olympics has been an unhealthy interest in how other sports have handled this most delicate of transitions. So when I saw this article in Reuters earlier in the year, about how the ICU (International Cycling [...]

Longboarding is Back: 2011 Relentless Boardmasters

Tuaca Men’s Longboard final Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters 2011 from Boardmasters TV on Vimeo. I just got back from Boardmasters in Newquay. It was the usual carnage – late nights, old friends, and a stay at the swanky four star Headland Hotel (thanks Vans and Canoe pals for that one). The best bit for me [...]

The Crazy Food of Press Trips

Just got back from three days in La Thuile (thanks Aosta Valley and Crystal for that one), to write a story for the Evening Standard. I don’t think I have seen the Alps this bare at this time of year since 2003, and the heliboarding trip we were supposed to do was canned because of [...]

Welcome To Our Blog…

What’s it for? It is going to be a dumping ground for any articles we can’t sell, a place for us to upload photos and stories from our travels, and a dumping ground for an internet based ephemera we come across. You know, it’s like all the other blogs out there – only this one [...]