Flow Snowboarding: Sarka Pancochova’s Summer Schedule

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We here at Flow sat down with Olympic snowboarder Sarka Pancochova to discuss her lifestyle during the summer months, breaking down what she does to stay fit and refreshed for when the snow starts flying again.

During the summer season, it’s hard to find snow. What are some things that you do to keep yourself fresh and having fun when you can’t snowboard?

My season is usually so hectic that as soon as the summer hits I need to get some sun and go to the beach for while. So I started surfing a lot and also Rock Climbing. I like spending my time outside when the weather is nice. Also I try to do yoga in the morning, everyday. It keeps me going after all the activities during the day. When it’s not nice, I go to CrossFit for my leg workout.

Do you have any training programs or exercises that you do to keep your body fit for snowboarding?

I do a lot of compensation exercises with bosu ball and gym balls and lot of balance exercises to keep me knees strong. I don’t have any scheduled program but I try to do something everyday to keep myself as fit as possible during the off season.

You have been practicing Yoga for a while now. How does Yoga help your snowboarding and your fitness?

Yoga is lot of balancing and also it’s kind of a moving meditation. So it helps me to empty my mind when I need it most… during the contest. By practicing my mind I can perform better. On a higher level.

What are things that you do to keep your mind fresh and excited about snowboarding during the off season?

As I said yoga mostly, and also I visualize my new tricks so I can feel better when I decide to try them on snow. Because I know how to do them in my head.

Do you do any surfing? If so, what are your favorite spots/locations to go?

I went to only few places and I liked Puerto Rico a lot and Nicaragua was pretty awesome.

Is there anything else that you do during the off season?

I drink a lot of beer and wine and enjoy myself. Haha…

What do you do to stay active and fit during summer? Connect with Sarka Pancochova and the rest of us at Flow Snowboarding on social media to find out what we riders do to stay active, fit and happy during the summer.


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Flow Snowboarding: Throwback to Shin Biyahima in Wydaho

Here is a great throwback to Flow International Team Rider from Japan, Shin Biyajima as he made a stop in “Wydaho” (the boarder of Wyoming & Idaho) to check out the backcountry scene & Ryan Van Lanen filmed a few shots.

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FLOW SNOWBOARDING PRESENTS “THE CHAIRLIFT CHRONICLES”…

Deep in the Sierra Mountains, Flow Snowboardings Mike Basich built his own House, a Tow-rope to the house and now a Chairlift that goes 1200 feet/370 meters up his own personal mountain. Join us this season at Area-241 as we show you what it’s like to own 40 acres, snowmobiles, a house and a chairlift in the middle of no where, for Flow’s “Chairlift Chronicles”
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CHAIRLIFT CHRONICLES TRAILER from FLOW SNOWBOARDING on Vimeo.

SO CAL TO NOR CAL & BACK…

Flow on the road to Nor Cal

Leaving at 5am is a bitter sweet, no sleep but the final outcome is worth it…

Flow Microns Jaromie Nolan & Drayden Gardner at the Lone Pine Skatepark

Jaromie Nolan & Drayden Gardner at the Lone Pine Skatepark, stop #1

Flow's Drayden Gardner at the Mammoth Skatepark

Drayden Gardner at the Mammoth Skatepark, stop #2

The Baseball Park in Reno for the Eternal Rail Jam

The Baseball Park in Reno for the Eternal Rail Jam, Stop #3

Flow Microns Jaromie Nolan & Drayden Gardner

Flow's Jaromie Nolan spinning on to a box in Reno

Jaromie Nolan spinning on to a box in Reno, in October & in Shorts

Flow Snowboarding Mike Basich shows us the base of the Area-241 chairlift

Mike Basich shows us the base of the Area-241 chairlift

The Next day we made the trek up to Lake Tahoe via Donner Summit & stopped by Mike Basich’s Area-241 to see the work in progress on his chairlift.  Mike owns 40 acres on the Pass and has already constructed his own house, tow-rope and now his personal chairlift.  “Each chair will be pieces of art” says Mike, for instance one chair will be a Monkey hanging off the cable and you will sit in it’s hand.  He also plans on having art work all over the runs, paintings hanging from trees, a 24 ft quarter pipe, 40 ft table top jump & all sorts of Natural Features like Log slides and stuff.

Flow Snowboarding's Jaromie Nolan, Drayden Gardner & Mikey B

Jaromie Nolan, Drayden Gardner & Mikey B

Flow's Mike Basich Drills into granite

Mike drills into Granite

Flow's Mike Basich cabin camouflaged in the mountains

Mike's cabin camouflaged in the mountains

The top of the Area-241 Flow R&D Center Chairlift

The top of the Area-241 Flow R&D Center Chairlift

 

Then it was time to hit up Woodward at Tahoe; Drayden the Ghost...

Then it was time to hit up Woodward at Tahoe; Drayden the Ghost...

Flow's Jaromie Nolan with a fs air on the ramp out back

Jaromie with a fs air on the ramp out back

Then we made it back to So Cal...

FLOWS TAILGATE ALASKA PT 3…

Flow's Tailgate Alaska 2012

TGAK 2012

 

Flow Basecamp View

Basecamp view from Gully 3

 

Flow Snowboarding Sarka Pancochova & Celia Miller

Sarka Pancochova & Celia Miller

 Down days are perfect for sightseeing the town of Valdez or there is plenty of other interesting things to do up at basecamp.  But Thank Goodness we only had 2 down days out of 12!

Flow Down Days

"Good Morning Tailgaters" Opie is a character, that's all I can say.

Mornings look for this dude making announcements about whats going on at camp like snow science clinics, man games or  I suggest make your own adventure as everyone that knows what’s up does.  That’s what’s up…

Flow's Micah Hoogeveen

Micah on a down day just down the road from Tailgate at the pillows, Micah knows what's up.

 

Flow Shooting Range

Gentlemen take your pick...

 Down days you could skeet shoot with Joey Weber’s shotgun or a partake in a little target practice with a hand cannon… 50 cal hand gun that is.  AK resident Chris True brought all the Big Guns for this show…

Flow Axe throwing event

Axe Throwing?

Axe throwing go’s down all the time, but during down days you can’t just walk past the set up without throwing it… nice double exposure from my i-Phone as Brett chucks the axe.

Glacier tour

Or on a down day you could go for a Glacier Tour, Flows Donnie Denton, EVO’s Joseph Nataro and Flows Kevin Addy at Worthington Glacier

Camp One Love

At night once all the old washed up good for nothing campers go to sleep you might get board, remember you can always walk across the street to Camp One Love for a good time.  Named that after the Bob Marley One Love Flag perched above their camp, it’s where all local kids from the city of Valdez set up basecamp.  Each year they get creative with their set up, this year was no different; they had a snow-cave built next to their fire pit.  Quite a good time and definitely a must if staying up at the Pass.  Respect the Locals!!

Only in AK

Only in AK

This 18 yr old kid (Jens) was more worried about scratching his Dads Suburban then getting his sled out and back into the rig.  Yes that is a 145 track snowmobile inside there…  Only in AK

Flow boys on their way out

Mornings you gotta get going and get out, here some of the boys take off, eh…

Jason Gretzinger Flows Tailgate Alaska 2012

Jason Gretzinger Flows Tailgate Alaska 2012

 

Scotty Lago Flows Tailgate Alaska

Scotty Lago Flows Tailgate Alaska

 

Mike Basich at Flows Tailgate Alaska

Mike Basich at Flows Tailgate Alaska

 

More to come soon…