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Black Eye Wide Angle Lens

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So I recently got hold of a Black Eye wide angle lens which is a rad accessory to have with you on the mountain. IMG_9747

It simply clips onto your phone over the camera and gives you a 160 degree view so you can film rail and kicker tricks easily without missing anything. For photo’s it’s great too because you get so much more into the shot, it’s something fun to use and create different images with your friends. img_9723

Because it just clips onto your phone it means you can use it for either you main camera or the self facing camera so getting epic selfies is really easy!IMG_9748IMG_9667

It’s small enough to keep in your pocket and comes with a little protective bag to keep it in and a lens cap for when your not using it. Black Eye have a few different options like the wide angle and macro lenses so you can find the best one for your style of filming. img_9669-1The view is great and you can even see your feet in the shot sometimes! If your not that confident at filming this is perfect for you because it gives you extra space so you don’t get shouted at for missing the rider in a shot. It’s a quick way to upgrade your phone camera and avoid carrying extra equipment with you.

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Black Eye is founded by three friends, Eero Ettala and Fredu Sirviö who are professional snowboarders along with Skateboard Photographer Arto Edman who have developed the products to work easily with board sports. They know exactly what is needed to capture the perfect shot and you can see this in the product line. You’ll never miss a shot now and wish you had packed your camera because you can do it all from your phone!

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This was my first day testing it out and the weather wasn’t great, I can’t wait to do some sunny laps in the park with it! Here is where you can find all the info on the Wide Angle Lens IMG_9752img_9646

 

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Valentines Gift Guide For Him

Valentines day is a difficult one, some people don’t by gifts or know how much you should spend on gifts. For me it’s super hard because my boyfriend is really hard to buy for and I used all ideas for birthday and christmas gifts! Here are a few of my top picks from Subvert Boardstore that would make nice gifts so if your struggling for idea’s I hope this helps!

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Death Lens – iPhone Wide Angle Lens

If your other half likes filming snowboard or skate edits then they will love this Death Lens kit, it comes with an iPhone case that the lens screws onto and you instantly have a wide angle view meaning you’ll never miss a trick. Sometimes it’s a pain to remember to bring your GoPro with you but your pretty much guaranteed to have your phone with you so it makes sense to use it.

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Stance x Star Wars Socks – Darth Vader

These Stance Star Wars socks are awesome! They are every day socks so perfect for any lad not just snowboarders and the range of characters is great. I got these as a Christmas gift and they went down a treat. Stance socks are always a winner!

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Vans Earphones – Red

These Vans in-ear headphones come in a really cool waffle print zip case and you can chose from red, blue or black. Perfect for keeping in your backpack and they on’t get tangled into everything else if you keep them in the case.

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HUF x Thrasher Baseball Cap

Thrasher did a collab with HUF to create this cool 6 panel hat, it’s adjustable too so don’t worry about getting the wrong size!

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Nike SB Embarka Backpack – Squadron Blue

Subvert have a huge range of backpacks to choose from with snowboard and skate specific ones too. This Nike SB one is a good choice, with loads of compartment sot keep stuff organised and comfy padded straps it’s comfy to wear too.

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Neff Flava Watch – Cyan

Neff have a big range of different style watches in loads of different colours from budget to high end so have a look on the site to see them all. This one is £21.99 so you can wear it  skating or snowboarding and not worry too much about damaging it. It is waterproof to 5m too which is handy when your on the mountain or get caught out in the rain.

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Volcom Pat Moore Sherpa Jacket

Pat Moore is not only a stylish snowboarder but he has good taste in clothing too! This is his riding shirt which is flannel with with cosy sherpa lining in it so it’s great for snowboarding indoors or skating on a cold winter day.

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Welcome Common Goblin 2.0 Deck

As Subvert is a skate shop you won’t be surprised to hear that they stock the best decks and accessories. The staff are really helpful too so if your not sure what your looking for just ask them and they are more than happy to point you in the right direction. The Castleford store even has a skate park so you could buy a gift card for some skate time.

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Demon Mini Wax Iron

Having a waxing iron is really handy to have, I bought one as a gift for my boyfriend a few years ago and he still uses it now! This Demon one is perfect because it’s small enough to pack when you go on trips and you can even change the voltage depending on which country you visit so it works everywhere. Even if you only snowboard indoors it’s worth waxing your board every other week to keep it running fast.

You can head over to the Subvert Boardstore website for more idea’s or visit them at either Xscape Castleford or Chill Factore in Manchester :)

 

 

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Valentines Gift Guide For Her

Valentines day is fast approaching even though it feels like it was Christmas last week!

Here are a few ideas for gifts you could buy for your snowboarding girlfriend/wife/friend.

Most of them are available in Subvert Boardstore so if like anything you could always call into either the Castleford or Manchester store for some more inspiration or help from the staff. #supportyourlocal! It’s a good excuse to go snowboarding too because they are both next to indoor slopes :)

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Vans Authentics – Guate Stripe

Vans Authentics are super comfy, easy to slip on when your in a rush and they look awesome too. Vans are forever releasing new prints so there are loads to choose from and you won’t struggle to find something that your girlfriend will like.

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Celtek Tubular Face mask – Owl

If your other half snowboards then a facemask would make a great gift. This Celtek tubular face mask is not only really nice to wear but the patterns are cool too. It stays in place really well keeping you nice and toasty all day long.

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Glassy Sunhaters – Janoski Glasses

Sunnies are always a good call if your stuck for ideas. February isn’t that far away from spring and winter sun can be pretty strong sometimes so having a fresh pair of glasses is always nice. You don’t need to be on a beach to wear them!

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Neff Mae Beanie – Maroon

Neff always produce really nice hats and this Mae beanie is no exception. The colour is really nice and the style is cute and cosy. It’s the perfect accessory on a chilly day out.

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Vans Deana Backpack – Washed/Leopard Black

This washed out leopard print Vans backpack is rad, any girl that’s always on the go will appreciate a new bag!

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Volcom Look Back Wallet – BTU

Purses always make a nice gift but this bright Volcom one is something a bit different and would be a lovely valentines surprise.

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Nikita Stillhouse Crew

Crew neck sweaters were made for lazy days in the house but you can still go out in public and look rad. This Nikita still house crew has a nice quilted feel and the pattern stands out really well. Teamed with black jeans this looks awesome.

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Stance Campvibes Socks

Stance socks are such a treat for your feet! The snowboard socks they make are unbeatable, I’ve yet to find a better pair. With a huge range to choose from there is something for everyone. Snowboarding in these is like a dream – I’ve yet to come home with cold feet from wearing these!

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Eivy Icecold Pants – Arty

Thermals are usually something you forget to replace so surprise your girlfriend with these lush Eivy pants. The prints are gorgeous and really stand out compared t boring black ones.

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If you are a indoor dome regular then you probably know that sometimes it’s just not cold enough to wear a proper coat. This Volcom flannel jacket is the perfect solution, the fit is flattering and the grey hood is a really nice touch.

Volcom Circle Flannel Jacket – Camo

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Celtek Gallery Mitten – Frenchy

These Celtek Gallery mittens are the warmest mittens on the planet, with finger inserts inside your hands stay comfy and warm all day long. They go up past your wrist too to keep the snow out if you bail and the elasticated straps mean you won’t loose them either.

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Bahru Snowflake Necklace
Bahru is a snowboard owned company so you will easily find something board related in the collection. This sterling silver snowflake necklace is really sweet and you can even get a bracelet to match it.

 

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Photoshoot With Photography By Glen

Luckily for me I have an incredibly talented dad who is amazing at photography and while he was out visiting me in Austria we had a mini photoshoot. My dad runs a photography business on the side of his main job and does everything from weddings, studio shoots, fashion shoots to snowboarding. Here are a few of the images we managed to get from just a quick session before the sunset. _MG_8910

This is me wearing Spy Bravo goggles, the Nikita Snotra fleece with Nikita Nott snowboard pants in Orion Blue _MG_8905

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This ‘Chick Fit’ Subvert hoody is perfect for dome or spring riding. On cold days I wear this as a mid layer too.  Continue reading

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What’s in my bag : Mountain Backpack

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Every morning I pack my backpack before I head to the mountain. This way I can double check that I have everything I need for the day ahead. I also like to get ready in the gondola on the way up so I don’t have to rush when i’m leaving which is why I take a bag with me. Here is a list of what I take with me for a day riding in the park :

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At the minute I have a bit of a green theme going on, my camo Celtek Maya mittens paired with a green bandana and my Subvert turnup beanie. Continue reading

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Sunday Snaps 

The past couple of weeks have been super busy but also a lot of fun. We have had visits from family which has been lovely, a day trip to Munich for the ISPO trade show, some fresh snow, some rain :( and lots of other exciting stuff.

I visited the Celtek stand at ISPO in Munich to take a look at the new collection (which is amazing btw) and I was lucky enough to get hold of some of next winters bandanas/neckwarmers thanks to Erik Leines! It’s really hard to chose my favourite but I am loving this tropical print.  

Here’s the new Salomon Gypsy snowboard, the graphics are gorgeous and I think a lot of girls will fall in love with this board next Winter. I can’t wait to test it out on snow! Continue reading