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TheBoarder Forum Summer Bash
It's the UK's summer snowboarding festival. Smaller than Board-X. Shorter than Daily Mail. But snowboarding isn't a spectator sport, so this one's all about riding. Snowboards, wakeboards and giant tyres. Plus an all day BBQ, DJs and all night camping.
You up for it? An afternoon's wakeboarding with beer, burgers and beats. A stint on Tamworth's Adrenalin Tubes. Three and a half hours of the Snowdome's Fresh snowboarding only ramp night. Crashing in a tent near a lake. Sounds terrible.
You book and pay for everything seperately, so you can join in for as much as you want or just come along and watch. The day will go something like this:
Don't forget, this is the August Bank Holiday, so no rush back to work on the Sunday if you need more wakeboarding, snowboarding, sleep or paracetamol. Keep up with who's coming and frequently asked questions on The Forum.
This is just a social thing, but to up the ante we'll have some stuff to throw down on the night and a few all round comedy prizes. Events in the pipeline include something on the rails and something on the pipe. We'll see. Stuff will almost certainly go to the most needy rather than necessarily the best riders.
Thanks to our sponsors so far:
Entertainment and Accomodation
Saturday at the lake will include use of the lake's BBQ as part of the deal. Bring baps, burgers and beer.
We should have our patented "DJ in a VW" for the wakeboarding courtesy of our man DJ Shiny. There will be the usual loud tunes at Tamworth Snowdome.
Overnight camping at the lake is free for wakeboarders and spectators. Bring a tent and something/somebody to sleep on. Lightweights can seek comfort at the Travel Inn across the road from the Snowdome.
Road access to Tamworth is a doddle off the M42. See the map showing the Snowdome as the "Leisure Centre" and also the train station.
The lake is 5-10 minutes drive from the Snowdome. See directions.
If you're coming a long way, then an Apex train fare is probably your cheapest option. These need to be booked a few weeks in advance and group discounts may also be available.
The Forum Summer Bash is an event brought to you by TheBoarder, the Tamworth Snowdome and the letter "B" for boats, boarding, beats, beer, BBQ, bivouac and bruises. This is a social thing, rather than a competitive thing and everybody is welcome, even if you can't make it for the lake or camping.
We laugh in the face of rain 'cos we is gonna get wet anyway.
Small print: Remember the Tamworth Snowdome has a minimum recreational standard - this basically means you can link turns, control your speed and you're not a danger to others.
The TheBoarder Forum Summer Bash event page can be administered by dunx (Dunx), stu (Stu Brass), spencer (Spencer Claridge) and office (Office).
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