Due to my server host PIPEX not knowing the first thing about server administration, they have wiped both the server copy AND the backup supposed to safeguard against this.
I have managed to repair the template and frontpage, but all streetboarding, snowboarding and travel images were lost - so some of the content is unavailable.
I will be working to repair the site, so please check back - as the website will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis.
Business as usual...
thursday 19th october
Hello from the Flipside Tours new HQ!
Our new pad is only a short walk from the old house, but benefits from being out the shadow of the mountain - sunlight, TV and mobile reception!
The last few weeks have been a riot of snowboarding, streetboarding, footage-taking, BBQing and hitting up street spots and custom features we have been building - in an effort to make the most of the last days of the season before the skifields closed.
The warmer spring weather has brought some fantastic streetboarding opportunities - really sunny days great for footage, and really windy days which help getting up speed into the small quarterpipe, getting some real height for winding up the big spins...
I have also met my Queenstown-based friend Boozy again a few times, good to catch up with him and his mate Brendan - an invitation to Brendans Arrowtown pad brought back old memories of visiting this area 8 years ago - cheers guys!
Farmer, Tom, Matt, Alec & I sessioned a picnic table by the lakeside one evening, set it up with the BBQ next to it - throwing down butters, 180-on 180-offs and nosepresses till the late hours, lit up by our car headlights. Something a little different...
Snowpark came into its own in the spring conditions with a really tasty step-up jump by their famous quarterpipe. Tassie Ben, Johnny and I joined Jesse Wilkinson and some randoms killing it - 180s, 360s, 720s, backflips, rodeos - the lot! Came back the next day to find it closed for the rest of the season :o(
Catch all the new photos in the shortcut boxes to the right..!
The closing of Cardrona and Snowpark initiated frantic kicker hitting and rail sliding activities - I got CJ up to Snowpark for the last day, and she stepped up to hit the boxrails - a brave feat never having been there before.
CJ and I moved out of our old house a couple of weeks ago - said goodbyes to Dazzler & Shaz, and hello to our new accommodation; big room with en-suite, open airy rooms, a huge balcony facing the sun - perfect accommodation for the summer weather!
Most seasonaires have left Wanaka now - Dazzler & Shaz, Farmer & Rachel, Tim & Lil, Matt & Tom, Grant, Damian, Johnny & Brian have all left. moving onwards to their summer destinations. loads of luck guys, and i'll catch you soon!
The days are now a succession of park skating in afternoons, with intermittent sunbathing and frisbee - there are still enough peeps around to organise sessions, including our upcoming photoshoot trip to Benmore Dam with Tassie Ben and NZ skater Jess Beaumont...
You have been warned!