So there was a few ticks off the bucket list while I was in the mountains of Austria today:
= See snow for the first time - Check.
= Went snowboarding - Check.
= Lose snowboard before even doing one run, down what the Ski Patrol said was a 30 metre crevice that I should never go near again - Check.
So I found out the hard way that you should never drop your board in the snow and expect it to just stay there, not even one completed run and it was gone hahahaha.
It looked like a good board too, not that I would know though.... R.I.P
Went looking for my board in the crevice but couldn't find it, I did find another board that the Ski Patrol guy said had been there since last season as it is too dangerous to get it, pretty sure I shouldn't be standing where I am to get this shot.
What is the name for being a kook in the snow? yep, that's me!
I ended up getting another board, had a couple of runs at the end of the day and learnt how to do shitty turns, definitely not ripping though, if you listen carefully I let out a girly little squeal because I thought I was going to hit the sign.
I had no thermal underwear so I borrowed some female ones, should have known it was going to be a good day as soon as I put these on.
I wasn't expecting much from my first day but you'd think it should have gone down better than this right?
Designer Jeabyun Yeon has created something great. Essentially it turns humans into fish.
“Triton uses a new technology of artificial gill model."
- It extracts oxygen under water through a filter in the form of fine threads with holes smaller than water molecules.
- This is a technology developed by a Korean scientist that allows us to freely breathe under water for a long time.
- Using a very small but powerful micro compressor, it compresses oxygen and stores the extracted oxygen in storage tank.
- The micro compressor operates through micro battery.
- The micro battery is a next-generation technology with a size 30 times smaller than current battery that can quickly charge 1,000 times faster.” – Yanko Design
With the Triton Oxygen Respirator, it might be possible to breathe beneath the surface of the water as if you were a fish. Requiring no bulky tank to keep your lungs pumping properly, this invention of scuba diving equipment is much more ergonomic and organic in design.
The regulator comprises a plastic mouthpiece that requires you to simply bite down. There are two arms that branch out to the sides of the scuba mask that have been developed to function like the efficient gills of a marine creature. The scaly texture conceals small holes in the material where water is sucked into Jeabyun Yeon’s Triton. Chambers inside separate the oxygen and release the liquid so that you can breath comfortably in the ocean.
The Mad Hueys.
Just a quick blog update for now,
I recently did a trip to Nemberala Beach Resort on Rote Island off West Timor, the waves were great, the resort is amazing, and the locals there are legends. Go there!
For bookings and info contact Waterways Travel
No time for stories, enjoy the photos :)
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