Month: March 2017

Parkour // Recess for Grownups and Kids

Straight though it may be, the shortest distance between two points isn’t always flat or easily navigable. Most people would avoid a wall, boulder, or railing by walking around it. But, argue the growing community of worldwide parkour enthusiasts, where’s the fun in that? Parkour is an activity that challenges practitioners to keep going straight …

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How to Train for Your Race When You Can’t Train for Your Race

Injuries happen. Overtime at work derails your training schedule. Maybe you have to curtail your workouts to care for a family member. There are dozens of reasons that might interfere with training for your upcoming race. But you can continue training even if you can’t manage a particular workout. For starters, just Google “bodyweight exercises” …

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Snowskate Renaissance? Local Board Builder Bryce Rich Hopes to Revive a Once-Dying Sport

The history and invention of snowskates are deeply rooted in the Inland Northwest. Many believe that a Stevens Pass local named Steve Frink came up with the concept for bideck snowskates in 1994. He was a skateboarder and his design was the closest thing you can get to skateboarding on snow. For those unfamiliar with …

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Little Rippers: Inspiration from the Next Generation

We’ve all seen them. Super kid skiers swishing down runs, carving turns like it’s nobody’s business, out-skiing timid adults snowplowing down the mountain. Little rippers share a common backstory: They started alpine skiing with their parents at a young age and practice regularly throughout each season. Viktor Torvik, age 8, is a weekend regular at …

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