Transworld Snowboarding Gives GOT some Love

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Transworld Snowboarding Gives GOT some Love

Postby John » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:28 am

While Transworld Snowboarding has some useful information, it's not my cup of tea, and I said so in a review of magazines I wrote a few years ago.

But give TWS credit; it cited this site as a place for adult riders to hang out and meet each other. In particular, it cited these forums as a useful resource.

All this happened in a letter that a reader wrote to the magazine, and the editor's response. You can read both, as well as my comments, on the GOT blog: http://graysontrays.com/blog/2009/10/tr ... folks.html

Thanks to all of you for providing insights and a community that has gotten some attention within the broader industry. Start spreading the news ....
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Re: Transworld Snowboarding Gives GOT some Love

Postby patmoore » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:04 pm

Nice to get the recognition, John.

I used to get TWS as part of my membership in the Southern VT USASA series but I quit competing in the halfpipe in my late 50s and don't have time for the GS and slalom events so I let my membership lapse. I perused a few issues when I first got 'em and but pitched later issues in the trash without opening them. If you took out ads, shots of aerials, shots of riding rails, etc, there wasn't a lot of remaining content. I suppose their formula works for younger riders but when I read a magazine I want some content I can actually read: informative articles on new technology, instructional tips, and even some ink devoted to alpine boarding. Maybe the publication has adopted some of these concepts in the intervening years since I last scanned an issues. If so, I'll retract my criticism, if not, perhaps they'll consider the suggestions.
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Re: Transworld Snowboarding Gives GOT some Love

Postby John » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:33 pm

Are you a member of AASI/PSIA? I just got a copy of "32 degrees" in the mail today. It has some interesting articles, including one on new board technologies that might make it easier to learn riding.
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Re: Transworld Snowboarding Gives GOT some Love

Postby patmoore » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:51 pm

John wrote:Are you a member of AASI/PSIA? I just got a copy of "32 degrees" in the mail today. It has some interesting articles, including one on new board technologies that might make it easier to learn riding.
No, I got my snowboard teaching certification through A.S.I.A. http://www.asiaski.com/

I haven't had a chance to really use it as I work seven days a week in the winter: M-F handling online sales for www.suburbansport.com and on weekends I'm the NASTAR coordinator and pacesetter at Okemo.

If it's any indication of how folk's mindsets are, we've done a ton of online sales in ski and snowboard gear for the past six weeks.
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