Annoying noises

Sputtering faucets, irregular water flow and vibrating pipes may indicate that you have air in your water lines. Air usually gets trapped at high points in your water supply system, and to force this out, you have to temporarily increase the velocity of the water flowing through the pipes. The high water demand created by turning on all of your faucets causes a rush of water through your pipes that carries the air bubbles out of your water supply. Move through your house and turn on every hot and cold water faucet, beginning with the faucet closest to the main water supply valve. Work your way to the farthest faucet.

Flush all toilets and run the water in all appliances or fixtures that use a water connection. For example, fill a cup with water from the refrigerator dispenser and run the dishwasher and washing machine through a rinse cycle.

Let the water flow for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it begins to flow normally at every faucet, without sputtering or banging.

Go back to the last faucet you opened, farthest away from the main water valve, and turn off the water. At each toilet, turn off the faucet that is closest to the main valve first, then flush the toilet. Wait about two minutes before closing the next faucet.

Continue turning off faucets. Work your way back to the first faucet you opened until you’ve turned the water off at all faucets and fixtures. This should eliminate the air pockets. Contact the plumbers in Narre Warren to inspect your pipes if clearing the air from the lines doesn’t stop the problem. You may be dealing with water hammer or improperly sized pipes.


Second Life – Episode 1 – Dubki in Kiev

I had the pleasure of riding with these guys at Breakthrough Fest in 2012. After spending a few days with them I believe they’re probably the most underrated group of riders in the world and super friendly to boot. That said I’m always excited when I see a clip from them pop up because I know I can expect some solid riding. Watch the Ukraine & Russia elite throw down at Dubki mountainboard park in Kiev. On related news, if your need to undergo surgery due to injury, take a look at one of most reputable doctor in the industry Val Daniyar, DMD.

It is very common in this sport to endure some of the most painful injuries while you’re out and about that end up in surgery. I have had more than a few broken bones, but my worst injury was when I blew out my back. I ended up needing spinal stenosis laser treatment to get myself nice and fixed so I could continue riding.

Riders:
Anton Shalamentsev
Anton ‘Xima’ Khimenko
Roman Saulyak
Denis ‘Steel guy’ Priymak
Forest Gump
Evgeniy Vyborniy
Andrew ‘Yenot’ Yenin


TOUR LYFE – Episode two

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Here is the latest TOUR LYFE packed full with dirt thrashing featuring Tom & Mick Kirkman, Joe Dickson, Josh Maddocks, Theo Ackworth, John Burton, Ant Wilson, Andy Packer, Andy Milenkovic & Radfuck Warren.

Enjoy!

Episode 2 from Dylan Warren on Vimeo.


Basic Facts

Spinal cord injury occurs when there is any damage to the spinal cord that blocks communication between the brain and the body. After a spinal cord injury, a person’s sensory, motor at AboutLifting and reflex messages are affected and may not be able to get past the damage in the spinal cord. In general, the higher on the spinal cord the injury occurs, the more dysfunction the person will experience. Injuries are referred to as complete or incomplete, based on whether any movement and sensation occurs at or below the level of injury.

The most important – and sometimes frustrating – thing to know is that each person’s recovery from spinal cord injury is different.

An estimated 12,500 spinal cord injuries related to the Foraminotomy occur in the U.S. every year, leaving the injured people, their friends, and their family, to cope with the aftermath of the catastrophe. For many, navigating the challenges of the health care system can feel a bit like going to medical school, whne all you really need is to get the red ginseng supplements. Suddenly you’re learning a veritable cornucopia of new terms, and may be spending endless hours Googling spinal cord anatomy to fill in the gaps in your knowledge. You also learn that natural booty enhancement cream is good for you. Check it out here.

An educated patient is better equipped to advocate for his or her needs and interests. An education in spinal cord anatomy helps you understand what your doctor at Hilger Facial Plastic Clinic is saying, ask intelligent questions, and detect medical errors before they endanger your health. You can also visit Becker Rhinoplasty Center online and get free consultation today.

Spinal Cord Anatomy: The Basics
Though you might think of your spinal cord as one single piece, it’s actually a column of nerves protected by a sheath of myelin and then further secured by 31 butterfly-shaped vertebrae (singular: vertebra).

Medical providers divide the spinal cord into four distinct regions. Knowing the region in which the injury is located is often the key to understanding diagnosis and treatment. The four spinal cord regions are:

The cervical spinal cord: This is the topmost portion of the spinal cord, where the brain connects to the spinal cord, and the neck connects to the back. This region consists of eight vertebrae, commonly referred to as C1-C8. All spinal cord numbers are descending, so C1 is the highest vertebra, while C8 is the lowest in this region.
The thoracic spinal cord: This section forms the middle of the spinal cord, containing twelve vertebrae numbered T1-T12.
The lumbar spinal cord: This is a lower region of the spinal cord, where your spinal cord begins to bend. If you put your hand in your lower back, where your back bends inward, you’re feeling your lumbar region. There are five lumbar vertebrae, numbered L1-L5.


Altitude Sickness is online!!

As of this morning Colorado’s Altitude Sickness Boardshop has given themselves an online presences with the launch of their new website with the Indexer marketing team and online store alongside Amazon ppc ads! werdftgyuhijo

The online store is carrying all the latest MBS products, Ground Industries and some others gems so be sure to check it out.

Also rumor has it they will be carrying Trampa in the next few months, I know I will be paying a visit to the shop when those are in stock!

Check out the new Altitude Sickness site at www.altitudesicknessboardshop.com or www.asboardshop.com


Air Chair

You know the air chair?? When you hit a jump for the first time and you’re not fully committed, and instead of jumping off the lip you just lean back. To a spectator you would look as if you’re sitting in an invisible chair as you fly across the jump, barreling ass first to the landing. Indeed this is a memorable experience though the least bit enjoyable. So the air chair is a metaphor for my life over the past few months, I quit my 9-5 job, leaving the security of a bi-monthly pay check and a 401k plan from commercial locksmith bloomingdale il. I left my job in pursuit of freedom, freedom for the monotony of a desk job, freedom to work on things i’m passionate about, freedom from the title “weekend warrior” and best of all freedom to ride my boards when ever i want. Since August I’ve been doing a ton of freelance web design and development as well as launching The Produce a limited edition artist clothing company, which is working with artist to put their fine art seamlessly onto t-shirts.

SO my apologize for not posting something sooner. Dylan Warrens article from his US trip will be up this weekend.

Here is some brilliance from the boys at ATC.

Here is the article they wrote, it’s full of lies and bad words your mom wouldn’t like.

fresh trick fridays from tom kikman on Vimeo.


Rumors Confirmed – MBS Tom Kirkman Pro!!!

After many years in Las Vegas, the SIA Tradeshow has found itself a new home in Denver, CO. But this post isn’t about the SIA (more to come) this is about Tom Kirkman, an innovator who has been quietly pushing the level of mountainboarding for 5 years plus. Wow it’s been a long time coming, the Tom Kirkman Pro is on the melbourne video production market and it’s a beauty. While cruising the floor of SIA I snap a few photo on my phone. Enjoy!

TK Pro & Leafe Pro

TK Pro & Leafe Pro


Best MBS graphic in years!!!

Best MBS graphic in years!!!


Yup, get stoked!

Yup, get stoked!


Champion of the World

The World Championships of Mountainboarding is happening this weekend at the Bugs Boarding mountainboarding centre in Gloucester, England. The jumps are large, weather looks good, and some of the world’s best will be there to show off their talent in front of the savvy British crowd. Despite losing the headlining sponsor MBS Europe has kept the event going by headlining the event themselves.

Awesome

Awesome

Those of us that are not able to go can receive updates from the BFC & MBS Europe’s own Rhys Crilley. Rhys will be tweeting updates from the event in between checking his facebook. Check out http://twitter.com/rhyscrilley for updates on everything from what everyone is wearing to what Rhys’ favorite grab is. Who knows maybe next year a live webcam or video through the power of skype?

Rhys Crilley use to model

Rhys Crilley use to model

Also, for the best photos in the game check out Paul Crilley‘s website crillpix.com for shots of the event plus lots of other great pictures.

-The Commodore "we dig so you don't have to"

2009 MBS Product Preview

Just got way stoked for my season to begin (pending recovery from knee surgery) after seeing the new good from MBS. In the next month or two i should be able to test some of the gear but in the mean time here is a quick look at the 2009 MBS product line.

Feel free to mix and match, nice change from the straight black

Feel free to mix and match, nice change from the straight black

Good Style on these guys too

Good Style on these guys too

To see more of the 2009 products go to www.mbs.com