Winter is here and we are taking our latest collection on the road. Check out where is close to you and come see what there is to offer. We are stoked to continue our partnership as official merch provider for Snowboxx as well as Above and below. So if you are located in the French Alps we will be there as well as supporting local events at Foxlake Dundee and Snowzone Glasgow. Let the good times roll
Here we go 12 days 12 deals and then all our prices go back to normal. Get your Christmas shopping now. From 75% off our base layers to £20 off riding hoodies and 80% off kids clothing now is the time so head to http://shop.syndicateclothing.co.uk/ and spend the savings on yourself and chocolate x
We always have choices in this world. Some are simple and others take a bit more thought and dedication. Ours this cold Sunday morning was to drag our asses out of bed in the dark in sub zero temperatures pack our snowboard stuff and then head up north into the mountains of Scotland in this case Glenshee on the off chance there may be enough snow to make some turns
On arrival at Glenshee it was a pleasant surprise that there was more snow than rocks. For these that have ridden in Scotland before you will know how that goes. The skies were blue, wind not crazy so after almost killing everyone trying to put my back pack on with the snowboard attached we embarked on our hike. The good thing about the shee is the slopes start from the car park so the journey is already a short one to the white stuff. As the lowest of all the Scottish ski resorts it’s also the nearest. As it happens also the biggest. Last season was a poor one for all so it was good to see the cafe busy with what was mainly families bring their kids up for a sledging experience. There was a handful of us optimistic lot that set off in different directions looking for the good stuff to at least make these on social media wish they were there.
It didn’t take long for us to find some windswept stuff alongside the snowfences and after a few failed hand plant attempts and a bit of fetch with Stevies dog we rode down to set off up onto the next peak. Not before almost get stuck in a bog/snowhole and now needing to clean our boots and pants
One of the bonuses of hiking on a closed mountain is not only the feeling of smugness and achievement but also the fact it’s so peaceful and with no phone signals people actually have conversations( this is also stated in the cafe where it states no wifi have a conversation like they used to in 1970) and this then leads to crazy plans trying to be made for the winter ahead. After a brief tail press in what wasn’t pow and led to the first front flip of the season we headed up to the top of Bucharts where there was a bit of a cornice to drop off into what wasn’t a soft powder landing. From the top you could see for miles around which then led to another conversation regarding buying split boards.
We ate shit a bit more before heading to the cafe and after meeting more friends headed up the sunnyside(actual name of run) as well it was the sunnyside. Trying out the drone as it was less windy the boys from arbroath threw down some backflips for the camera as I fell down another sink hole. It was a day that sets the tone for the season ahead. Exciting times are around the corner and with a bit of faith and a bunch of friends on the same wave length the mountains really are you playground. PS On the way home when stopping for coffee I gave a homeless guy my spare pair of snowboard socks. think about others and recycle your kit! x
Photos Stevie McKenna
At Syndicate we feel are products are too good to keep to ourselves. That is why we custom manufacture for other brands and university clubs too. You have even get help on the design front . Touches include your own labels, swing tags, flag tags and the best part is the only boundary is your imagination. Head to our services on our site now and see what we can do for you. Here is the latest uni clubs final designs that we done for the guys at EUSSC