Westbeach Snowflex series

Years ago when I lived in England, I used to snowboard on a dryslope sometimes. Not nice dryslopes like they have now, but ones made out of triangles of metal with brushes like on a toothbrush coming out of them, placed over concrete. I even did a few contests. The first one in Ipswich I got to the finals then landed hard on my coccyx on an over rotated half cab and started tripping out, so retired. The 2nd one I entered I won, which was the British University dryslope championship, and the third one was in Sheffield where I massively overjumped the bottom jump early in the contest, (didnt even crash as I was a young buck and just sucked it up) but the compression as I bent my legs thrust my hand into the steel matting and broke it.
Anyway, after that I pretty much stuck to the snow, but if they’d had dryslope surface’s as good as they do now I think I would have been back. Which brings me to this:

Pre Registration is up and running for all three events at



Matt Macwhirter

Photos courtesy of Jools Smith


  1. MKSIM 7 years ago

    Never seen this

  2. HH 7 years ago

    I like hero stories, keep them coming!!! ;)

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    ptsp 7 years ago

    I used to go for broke, not sure that made me a hero!

  4. HH 7 years ago

    Well, back in my day we used ironing boards on broken glass and were lucky if we came back with our hands still attached to our arms. I nearly died a few times but I was tough and men were men back in my day.

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