The sport requires only snowshoes, snow and boulders.
We'll cover the origin, activity, judging criteria and safety.
Step 1: Origins
For years the sport has been enjoyed by people of all ages, colors, races, ethnicity and genders.
Step 2: Equipment
To actually have fun, you also need:
-Gators, this keeps the snow out of your boots when you fall in deep snow.
-Regular snow gear like pants, gloves, boots.
-Gators, really without gators this sucks.
-You might want to carry a backpack with extra gloves, water, food, a map, and a camera.
Also I think you need a Horny Toad Iceman Fleece long sleeve shirt. It will not only keep you dry, but you'll look taller, skinnier, and more attractive to the opposite sex.
Step 3: The Approach
Our two Freestyle Snowshoe Boulder Jumping ladies below are displaying the tools of the trade on the way to the hidden boulders in the woods.
Step 4: The Concept
The best boulders have a good pile of snow on the top to make it even higher and more fun to jump off of.
You need to make sure there is a nice good landing too.
Step 5: Safety
You need to check out the landing, this is very important.
There can be hidden sticks, boulders, thin snow.
But the best landing is one that has not been jumped on before... You can test snow depth with a stick, pole, etc.
Step 6: Safety 2: Snow Depth
The snow may be hard as it's late season and compacted, or windblown and icy.
As seen in this pic, it looks like there is enough snow, but it was hard packed and sore knees were had by all the next day.
Step 7: Style
While fun to jump off of, not the best boulder for FSBJ. You would not achieve high scores.
Step 8: Bad Style
Step 9: Style Through Training.
As you see the heel grab was achieved here/ His training will pay off.
Step 10: Style Through Training Cont.
Step 11: Style
Step 12: The Slide
In the second pic, our female FSBJ player is jumping away from the rock. The judges on the ground would award higher points.
Step 13: Aesthetics
Step 14: Aesthetics Cont
However it does show that FSBJ is a sport that can be enjoyed during the day as well as the night.
Step 15: Good Boulder, Good Jump
Step 16: Head to Head
Step 17: Have Fun
A happy Freestyle Boulder Snowshoe Jumper is seen below.