Winter is coming – pre-season blog #GalaxyS4Active #overtoyou

  Posted by sneakerfreaker on Friday 1st November, 2013 @ 14:47 GMT News Category: Equipment | Visited 3022 times
So that time of year is back again – this season's shred movies have wetted our appetites for epic powder days and park sessions with shred buddies, ultimately causing a mass of online searching, plotting those shred trips where we'll obviously be landing tricks far beyond our dreams.
Our first trip is already lined up and in just 85 days (and counting!) we'll be hitting up the epic playground that is Morzine and Avoriaz thanks to the crews at Our Camp and Ride&Slide – as well as a few much-needed warm-up days before. And what's more, we've been handed a fresh new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to record the lot.

Launched in 2006, Our Camp (in association with Vans) takes riders to the next level in their snowboarding by providing a super-supportive, super-fun, but professional coaching atmosphere, to help feed progression – whether that be to land a first 180, hit the park features, or get the confidence to go big off the pro line. Under the guidance of pro riders, such as Gilly Seagrave, Ben Kinnear, and regularly joined by the awesome Jenny Jones, Our Camp gives every level of rider the confidence to step up their riding, alongside other similarly-minded riders who just want to do the same thing – enjoy themselves, and get better at snowboarding.

What's more, we're once again staying with the award winning Ride&Slide crew at Chalet Madosa, who just won the Best Specialist Tour Operator award at the 2013 World Snow Awards, where we'll be treated to super luxury accommodation, incredible home-cooked food (with wine – at dinner of course!), as well as a hottub and sauna to soothe the limbs and get us ready for the next day's riding.

Plus, now we've the added excitement of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to help give you the full low-down of the trip. It's got an 8MP camera so you can be sure we'll be taking plenty of pics throughout the week, as well as an HD screen with GloveTouch, so I won't suffer from frosty fingers while taking those pretty mandatory chairlift selfies!

With the Our Camp progression aim, we're also looking forward to trying out the Drama Shot setting to be able to record park riding sequences in the same shot – particularly making the most of the huge number of parks across the Portes De Soleil. And if that's not enough, the guys at Samsung have calmed my nerves slightly at owning such an immense piece of technology by boasting how robust it is – making it more survivable to a park slam than most other phones out there!

I'm also pretty stoked that it's even waterproof to 1 metre, so whether it gets unintentionally caught in a wet goggle pouch or dripping boot room puddle, buried in a stack of fresh pow, or even accidentally dropped in the hot tub, I'm less likely to lose all those rad images of the Our Camp crew going big in the park. This sounds like my kind of technology!

The Our Camp trip runs from January 25th til February 1st and includes 7 nights luxury accommodation with Ride&Slide including transfers to/from Geneva, breakfast, afternoon tea, 3-course evening meals with wine, full time professional snowboard coaching in small groups, video analysis, yoga sessions, and goodie bags from the camp sponsors. Check out ourcamp.co.uk for more info and check out the chalets on rideslide.co.uk.

For more on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, check out this link

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