News items for tag snowboard - Koos van den Hout

2020-03-02 Back from snowboard holiday 5 months ago
Last week we were on a wintersport holiday in the Montafon region of Austria. I went snowboarding and had fun. There was enough snow at higher levels when the week started and later in the week it started snowing giving fresh snow which I really like for snowboarding.

Driving to Austria and back home through Germany went fine, no huge traffic jams or really bad weather. There is still a lot of work on the German Autobahns but less than one or two years ago. The lane departure warning system in our car still doesn't like the mix of orange and white lines on the road when lanes are shifted for work.

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2019-03-04 Terug van snowboard vakantie 1 year ago
We zijn een week op wintersport vakantie geweest naar het gebied van Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tirol. Ons onderdak was een leuk appartement in Ladis, vlak aan de piste en we hebben ons prima vermaakt met snowboarden en een dag bergwandelen. Na een onderbreking van een paar jaar kan ik nog goed snowboarden en heb me ook weer vermaakt met boardercross en mooie afdalingen.

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2014-01-26 (#) 6 years ago
Terug van een snowboard vakantie in Fiss, Oostenrijk! Perfect weer gehad, zowel met zon als met verse sneeuw.

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2012-02-08 (#) 8 years ago
Awesome snowboarding footage: Supernatural Snowboarders Showcase Super Skills - Wired playbook.

And this time with real and huge amounts of snow. Some "snowboarding movies" annoy me because there are just some small heaps of snow in the picture for the correct jump spot and the correct landing spot. This is however all on a real mountain with loads of fresh powder snow.

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2012-02-06 (#) 8 years ago
Back from a snowboarding holiday in Fiss, in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis ski area in Austria. Great white stuff there, a few days were very cold (-19 ⁰C outside and 40 km/h north wind..) but keeping moving on the board helped. I enjoyed it a lot! The cold weather was going on in Austria too: on the morning we left the car thermometer showed -21 ⁰C.

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2011-04-10 (#) 9 years ago
A Tiny Day in the Jackson Hole Backcountry by Tristan Greszko. Great video by Tristan Greszko using tilt-shifting and a stop-motion effect. The brain really thinks it is watching an animation in miniature scale, but it is all video of 'real' things and views.

Found via Tilt-Shifted Ski Resort Delivers Thrills in Miniature -

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2010-12-29 (#) 9 years ago
All the ski-passes we took home over the years are not readable for the 13.56 MHz RFID reader. According to EWcG AXESS in Ski Industry they are ISO 15693 tags which can be read at up to 50 cm, which suggests lower radio frequencies than 13.56 MHz. I checked tags from Portes du Soleil and Grand Massif. In Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis one returns the card at the end of the ski period to get the 5 euro deposit back.

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2010-02-01 (#) 10 years ago
And I'm back from a snowboarding holiday in Fiss in Austria. A great wintersport area, connecting Fiss, Ladis and Serfaus. We had great weather, first sun and later snow, resulting in fresh powder for the last few days. Snowboarding in fresh powder is really great. I got some much needed rest too.

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2009-02-01 (#) 11 years ago
Back from snowboarding holiday in .. Samoëns, France. Yes, the same village as last year. The village, the Grand Massif ski area and especially the Viking Lodge apartment were so good we had to get back. I had fun snowboarding although I bruised a few ribs in a fall I had Wednesday on the Cascade piste: it turned icy and I lost balance and fell on my frontside.

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2008-02-11 (#) 12 years ago
Back from the snow! We went for a week of snowboarding in Samoëns, France. Great snow, good weather and no broken bones. We stayed at the Viking Lodge, a very nice and luxurious apartment. Besides snowboarding for real I also played with Amped3 on the xbox 360 in the apartment ;)

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2008-01-23 (#) 12 years ago
Gisterenavond zijn we gaan snowboarden/Skiën in de sneeuwbaan van de Uithof in Den Haag. Lekker om nog een paar uur te oefenen voor we echt naar de sneeuw gaan. Helaas was de baan in een niet zo ideale conditie: grote stukken ijs.

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2007-11-05 (#) 12 years ago
On friday evening we went snowboarding for the first time this season. After shopping for new coats we went to Snowworld in Zoetermeer and tried our turns again for a while. For me the right feeling of snowboarding had to come from way deep but after a few tries I made it down at reasonable speeds. It would be really nice to have an indoor piste closer to home.

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2007-02-05 (#) 13 years ago
Back from snowboard holiday in Morzine, France... didn't break anything, not too much muscle pains and we had a great time! And yes, there was enough snow on the pistes, thanks to the hard work of the people of the Portes du Soleil piste services.

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2007-01-24 (#) 13 years ago
I did some hacking today on Snowcam, whacking the stylesheet to differentiate in the order of elements in the html source versus the order of elements on the page, and adding a bunch of webcams at wintersport resorts all over the world, because I'm in the mood for the upcoming wintersport holiday in Morzine. Now looking at snowreports and Morzine webcams daily. I found out that the site looks awful in IE6 and fiddled with the stylesheet until it worked.

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2007-01-17 (#) 13 years ago
We went snowboarding last night at De Uithof in Den Haag (absolutely not related to the part of Utrecht named de Uithof where I work). I took it easy, a friend came along who tried snowboarding for the first time (normally he skies on wintersport holidays). He learned faster than the snowboard class taking place while we were there!

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2006-02-06 (#) 14 years ago
Back from a snowboarding holiday in Tignes, France. No snowboarding accidents. I just slipped on the sidewalk at the last minute and scratched my right hand in a few places. Great snowboarding in Tignes, great weather. I had time to read too, and I decided to reread some books I read ages ago, and review them (again): The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton, In the beginning.. was the command line by Neal Stephenson and At Large: the strange case of the world's biggest internet invasion by David Freedman, Charles Mann. All great books to reread.

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2006-01-19 (#) 14 years ago
I made some pictures of my snowboard now it's all put together and waiting for the upcoming trip.

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2006-01-18 (#) 14 years ago
Ik heb een 2e hands snowboard gekocht en had nog wat onderdelen nodig.. Cellblock snowboard shop in Utrecht heeft veel spare parts in huis en kon zo de onderdelen die ik zocht leveren voor een hele mooie prijs. Naast een 10 voor vakkennis (ze zijn daar echt goed) ook een 10 voor service.

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2005-04-13 (#) 15 years ago
Found some really great snowboarder pictures by AstroPax source: rec.skiing.snowboard.

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2005-02-08 (#) 15 years ago
Back from a week of snowboarding in Les Deux Alpes. Had fun, had enough snow and my snowboarding got better. And it was a good holiday.

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