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Our Snowboard Shop in Manchester Fully Supports NH Native Mary Rand on Her Way to Joining Snowboarding’s Elite

Posted by Administrator on 11/29/2014

Snowboard shop in Manchester from Ken JonesWe’re lucky to live where we do. New England offers a subtle haven to snowboarders and skiers alike in that it’s not as packed full of egos or chock full of swelled heads like other spots around the globe. It does, however, offer some of the greatest snowboarding and skiing you’ll find anywhere in the world and produces some of the most unique skiers and riders than anywhere else. We know this to be true because we see these snowboarders evolve before our eyes right in our snowboard shop in Manchester.

Take Mary Rand, for example. Growing up in her family’s cabin in Loon Mountain – she calls NH home and, because so, has developed a style that is uniquely “east coast,” and is combined with her own twisted take on shredding. Unhindered by the pressure consistent with much of the scene on the west coast – where riders tend to move to in order to become pros rather than growing up in the area like they do here – Mary has been able to stay well grounded while simultaneously blowing up in the snowboarding scene.

As the only female member of the infamous Yawgoons, Rand’s street style snowboarding is put on display in a way that is impossible to ignore. Check out her full video here and see how New England molds riders in ways that other parts of the world simply can’t. The east coast isn’t lovingly known as the “ice coast,” for no good reason. Riders here have to learn on snow that is much less forgiving than in other parts of the world and it is said that if a snowboarder can ride well here, they can ride well anywhere – which is exactly what Mary Rand is doing on her rise to the top.

If you’re interested in snowboarding and skiing, visit our snowboard shop in Manchester, NH, or contact us at: 1-877-892-7607

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