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Drinking and Skiing: How to be safe

Dont Ski and drive!

It beats logic why skiing and drinking beer go hand in hand, but for some odd reason, they are a perfect match. Nobody knows how it came to be but socializing over a cold beer, and other alcoholic beverages have been the tradition in the ski boarding culture.

A recent survey reported that after a long ski session, removing the boots was the second most refreshing feeling after taking a swig of their favorite beer. While it is common knowledge that ski boarding while intoxicated is dangerous, it is a snowballing trend among skiers. In some countries like Austria, skiers take a round of alcohol before hitting the slopes.

And some of them even do it, by using a Beer Bong. Click on the link, to see what a beer bond actually is. It is important to note that skiing under the influence guarantees you jail time or a fine in some states like Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Nevada, among others. We have great skiing equipment, but so does this shop: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/skiing

 

Skiboarding is a sport that requires maximum alertness while moving at incredibly high speeds and a fine or jail time for undertaking the sport while intoxicated should be the least of your worries. Here is a good ressource for futher reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_skiing  Continue reading Drinking and Skiing: How to be safe

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Enjoying Winter Sports, even in cold weather

Playing sports in the winter is a great way to keep yourself active and healthy all year round, as well as to get rid of some of the competitive tendencies that you may have. Cold temperatures bring on certain challenges associated with playing winter sports and the proper winter clothing is needed for the varying games that you are looking to enjoy.

Sports in the Snow

Girl in the snow – Ready for a snowball fight!

Some sports need a healthy amount of snow to enjoy such as snowboarding, skiing, and ice skateing. Each of these outdoor winter sports require their own unique equipment; ice skateing requires ice skates, snowboarding requires snowboard ms and eye goggles, and skiing requires skis, goggles, and poles. Continue reading Enjoying Winter Sports, even in cold weather

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Ice Hockey Equipment – the 101

What You Need To Know About Your First Ice Hockey Equipment

Ice hockey is one of the most enjoyable of all winter past times, especially in the northern areas. In some parts of the United States and Canada, ice hockey isn’t just a past time or a serious sport, but rather a way of life that borders almost on being a religion and most assuredly an obsession. One of the best things about hockey is that for all of its potential multi-layered complexity, it is at its core a very simple game that can be played by as little as half-dozen players or as many as you wish to include. In truth, the purity of it as a past time that can be enjoyed equally on both a professional grade ice surface or even just a backyard rink or frozen pond is one of the major draws for many.

If you are planning on playing hockey this upcoming winter then you should start now with buying the proper gear to play both effectively and safely. It’s best to buy your hockey gear out of season to get the best deals.

This is especially true if you are on a tight budget as you do not want to skimp on quality.

Hockey is a fun sport, but it can also be very dangerous if you are not using the right gear. Let’s start by looking at the most obvious items that you will need to play.

Ice Hockey sticks

Ice hockey sticks are pretty simple when you get down to it. A shaft of either composite material, aluminum, or even wood (for those die-hard purists) with an aluminum, graphite, or wood “blade” (that’s the curved part) on the end. The stick is your primary play tool. While you want a good one that will not break, and which offers balanced control, it’s not necessary when just staying out to go for the best of the best.

Ice Hockey Skates

winter sports equipment

Ice hockey skates, on the other hand, should be the best that you can afford on your budget. It should also be noted that hockey skates are not the same as recreational skates or figure skating skates. The difference is far more than aesthetic or “being more macho” they are actually physically different than the other types of skates. Hockey skates are designed with the rigors, speed, and agility of the game in mind and as such have different blade properties and more support and padding to help protect the wearer during long periods of intense play. Continue reading Ice Hockey Equipment – the 101