The blunt nose slideWritten by Jakob Jelling
A blunt nose slide is a variation of Wheelie but with an interesting twist. A blunt nose slide is a Wheelie done on front and side of your snowboard. Doing same trick on rear of your snowboard is a switch-stance blunt nose slide.
The two key elements to this trick are wheelie and slide. You must be very proficient at both before trying them together. A slide is fairly easy to get hang of and mostly likely is how you first learnt to stop on your snowboard. As you are riding down a gentle slope, turn to traverse slope in such a way that your heels are towards to slope. As you make turn lean back towards slope to make heel edge of your snowboard dig into slope.
A wheelie has a lot to do with balance and control of your snowboard. The easiest wheelie to do is on tail of your snowboard. Begin by riding down a gentle slope, relax your rear leg slightly and stiffen you front leg. Lean backwards and raise your front leg up in to air in order to raise tip of your snowboard off ground.
Catalina Island in the United StatesWritten by Jakob Jelling
Catalina Island is a very popular diving destination not only in United States but through entire world as well. This island is located at Pacific Ocean, near California, and is known as main diving destination of that region. Tourists who visit this region can practice several different water related sports as well as many other entertaining activities, among which we can name, for example, snorkeling, diving, swimming, windsurfing and kayaking among many others.
One of main characteristics and principal attractions which bring divers from many different places to Catalina is excellent water visibility they can enjoy in its waters. Visitors who dive in this area's waters enjoy of a great underwater visibility all year around, which allows them to easily observe and even photograph underwater world.
Besides visibility, there are several other characteristics which turn this diving destination into a great one. Among these other characteristics, we can name variety of different diving spots this area has. Divers who visit Catalina Island might be able to explore caves, cliffs and wrecks while diving in a variety of spots and surrounded by a very colorful environment as well.