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Duncan Mainland

Riding Since: 
1997
Coaching Specialities: 
Freestyle, Freeride, Instructor Training, Backcountry
Qualifications: 
CASI 4 and Park 2, CASI level 1, 2, and park evaluator, NCCP 1, CSF Comp. Dev.

Duncan returns for another season, now as our Lead Coach. Always demonstrating his passion for both coaching and snowboarding and with Level 4 certification under his belt, Duncan will be continuing as Lead Trainer for Level 1, 2, 3 & park instructor certifications.

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Trick Tip: 

When you're spinning a frontside 360, keep your head turned by looking for your landing under your front arm.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Choosing the right snowboard Part 1

    The season is upon us.  The annual buyers guide has hit shelves, there are shiny new decks hitting the stores and you’re board isn’t looking at spritely as it once was. 

    The thought of a new board can add a little extra excitement to the changing of the seasons, but it can also offer added anxiety as well. The following is a general outline of what you may come across while searching for your new ride.  Hopefully this will clear up a few of the questions you may have, so you can head onto the journey of snowboard acquisition armed with knowledge, and insight. 

    What board would you take here?

  • Will Jackways - Interpretation

    Will Jackways, long time friend of Pro Ride, has been a leader in the New Zealand snowboard scene and around the world for years. This guy can shred pow with undeniable style, as seen in his Japan pow edit from last season.

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  • Pro Ride’s running a video contest!

    Seems like these days everyone has a way to capture their favorite moments from the day. With camera’s getting smaller and smaller, and with the introduction of the ever popular GOPRO life has never been documented so well.

    Over the years at camp we have noticed an ever increasing amount of lenses throughout the groups, and we want to see what you've got. Gather footage of your time on camp, pick a song that captures the moment, and put your editing skills to the test.
    Here is last year winning video from Markus Kapries. Video