Big mountain legend and Quiksilver snowboarder James Stentiford killed it on the Freeride World Tour last year, with podium finishes and a 6th place overall. This year Stentiford is back and stronger than ever, with hopes of glory and a hunger for the title:
‘I know I can win one if I get a good line and with a bit of luck on the day.’
The iconic 40-year old, a legend on the U.K. scene, finds his place amongst the top freerider’s in the world and is the only Brit to qualify. He faces tough competition from other international big mountain legends, such as Xavier de la Rue, but with experience rivalling the best of them and the support of the British crowd, James is definitely ready for the challenge:
‘Hopefully I can surprise a few people, I don’t really feel under pressure like some of the younger riders so hopefully that will be an advantage.’
As good friends and snowboard buddies of Stenti’s, here at Mint we will be supporting him all the way when things kick off on the 21st of January in Chamonix. It’s the first stop of the Swatch Freeride World Tour and what better way to start than on his training ground!
You can follow James’ progress on the Quiksilver blog: www.quiksilver.co.uk/england/news with up to date news on all the team. For more information and details on all the tour stops check out: www.freerideworldtour.com.
In the December issue of Yodel Magazine, published in Morzine, Avoriaz & Les Gets, Mint Snowboard School offered you the chance to win a load of Quiksilver and Roxy goodies. We have received lots of great competition entries and the winners have been announced! Here are the results and their entries:
1st Prize: Paul Chlopas
Runners-Up: Polly Baker & Rob Youblind
Well done to everyone who entered!
Entries for the competition had to include the imaginative use of Minty, the Mint Snowboarding mascot and all of your efforts have been amazing! So amazing in fact that we thought we’d post them below… so here they are, in no particular order.
Let us know which is your favourite in the comment box below…
The most anticipated snowboard movie of the year is coming to Morzine!
The Art of FLIGHT, sequel to the much acclaimed That’s it That’s All, is making an appearance on the big screen in Morzine thanks to the determination of the guys at Just Snowboard Camps (Mint Snowboarding’s sister company) and the help of Quiksilver. Join us at the Morzine cinema to get closer to the action, live the grandeur of the locations and feel the scale of the tricks, like you can never do at home.
All you need to know:
Where: Colibri Cinema, Morzine
When: Wednesday 14th December, doors open 7.00 pm (showing at 8.00 pm)
Goodies: from Quiksilver for the first 10 through the door
Tickets: Only 5 € !!! On the door
After Party: At the Cavern. Hand your ticket in to get a FREE shot!
For those of you who haven’t heard about the Art of Flight, it is equal parts action and adventure mixed with the inevitable drama encountered along the way. Two years in the making “The Art of Flight” gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents, and wrong turns strike. Immerse yourself in the cinematic experience as Brain Farm and their ever expanding arsenal of filmmaking technology, capture the dramatic beauty of the culture, wildlife and scenic landscapes the riders take in along the way.
December is here, which means it’s all go for our competition with Yodel Magazine!
Enter the competition, it’s super easy…
2. Get creative… send us an image of ‘Minty’, the official Mint mascot and e-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can post it on our Facebook walls!
The 3 most inspired entries at the end of December will win an amazing bundle of Quiksilver or Roxy goodies!
Hint: Minty isn’t as allusive as you’d imagine:
– Download a copy of Minty here…
– OR! Use the special password ‘lime green‘ (the colour of the Mint uniforms this year!) in Attack Attack in Morzine to collect your very own Minty sticker!!!
Quiksilver & Roxy ambassadors James Thorne and Tammy Esten (also Mint instructor) have just got back from a 2 week hectic tour of the UK to spread the nations love for Quiksilver, Roxy, Mint Snowboard School & Just Snowboard Camps. From Exeter to Glasgow they visited pretty much every city in between, stopping off at Ellis Brighams, Snow & Rocks and a whole bunch of other snowboard stores as well.
Highlights included: a fantastic old hotel in Liverpool, which was very much haunted if you believe in that kind of thing; travelling around London on the worlds smallest tandem, heavily laden with giveaways, flyers & a surfboard; and a few fantastic meals (not mentioning the bad ones) including a catch up with Mint’s unofficial Supervisor Jenny Jones in Bristol.
Let the photos tell the tales: