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Team Rider | Chris Bratt

Our boy Bratty Age - 33 years Hometown - Yeovil Resides - Tignes Job - Park Shaper Years riding - 20 + We've had bratty on the team for nearly 13 years now.... I first spotted him as a little grom at Warmwell back in 1995,he has managed to make a pretty good life from...

Opening Hours

 Opening Hours Winter 2017 - 2018 Its that time of year again when we start to light the log burner and get the feeling that winter is just around the corner. We have a ton of sale gear to shift, we have all the fresh kit dropping into the store on a daily basis and...

Welcome Winter 2017 / 2018

Alright Badgers, Big Dreams is back for it’s 15th year as the South best and only truly independent snowboard specialist. Were still 100% just snowboarding ,and fully dedicated to the brands I’ve watched grow over the last 30 yrs of riding. We have decided to try a...

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Team specific news from the badgers

 

Team Rider | Chris Bratt

Our boy Bratty Age - 33 years Hometown - Yeovil Resides - Tignes Job - Park Shaper Years riding - 20 + We've had bratty on the team for nearly 13 years now.... I first spotted him as a little grom at Warmwell back in 1995,he has managed to make a pretty good life from...

Opening Hours

 Opening Hours Winter 2017 - 2018 Its that time of year again when we start to light the log burner and get the feeling that winter is just around the corner. We have a ton of sale gear to shift, we have all the fresh kit dropping into the store on a daily basis and...

Welcome Winter 2017 / 2018

Alright Badgers, Big Dreams is back for it’s 15th year as the South best and only truly independent snowboard specialist. Were still 100% just snowboarding ,and fully dedicated to the brands I’ve watched grow over the last 30 yrs of riding. We have decided to try a...

If your looking for the old site its mostly gone...

We did however keep the blogs which you can find here

Beer and Rails

Beer and Rails the new short movie just dropped from our friends at Rome - Liquid courage. Nerve tonic. Pork chop in a can. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same once it hits your lips: BEER. This adult beverage has been entwined with snowboarding since the dawn of...

Nitro Binding Technology

So, for week two of Nitro's InFocus series we'll give you a little more information some of the latest tech included in some of the Nitro Binding range this season.  We've been stocking Nitro Bindings (previously Raiden) for years and they continue to produce solid...

Nitro Power Pods

Every week until Christmas (unless we forget or something..which to be honest is highly likely) we'll be sharing some short "InFocus' articles from our friends at Nitro, these articles provide some extra information about Nitro technology, team riders or the company....

Back Flippin’ Badgers

Kev and the badgers went for a shred in the Three Valleys and got back flippin', Kev-Cam was out in full force so we get to see a little edit of what they got upto in the sunshine !! 3valleys 2015 from Big Dreams Snowboarding on...

Bratty Drones on..

We shared Bratty's edit for Tignes Spirit the other day on our Facegook wall, but the Badger hasn't forgotten about us and whilst he's been taking some R&R post going under the surgeons knife, he's pulled together this edit for the shop, shot with the aid of gopro...

A little Crazy Loco!

Need some creative riding to get you ready for some dryslope later? Check out this little gem from our friends at Salomon. This season Salomon Snowboards gave Jed Anderson a filmer and the freedom to create whatever he wanted. The result is "Crazy Loco"; an original...

Forged in Steel

If you didn't get to see this when it was on (paid) TV the other week, check out Salomon Snowboards - Jamie Nicholls 'Forged in Steel'  amongst other things riding the plastic fantastic at Halifax, Cairngorm and his crazy run at the Hemel snow centre. JAMIE NICHOLLS...

Pathology

Need a shred movie to keep you hyped for the upcoming season, well check out this little beauty from Nitro Team riders and Drink Water founders Bryan Fox and Austin Smith - read the blurb and check out the 25.5 minutes of radness!! Pathology: A Movie About...

Approach and Attack

Northwave Rider Antti Autti dropped this great snowboard documentary online for free a couple of days ago. Check out Antii and friends riding some killer pow turns all around the world! Approach and Attack , snowboarding documentary based on travels of professional...

2014 Meribel edit

Don't get to excited this is about last seasons shop trip not this one, we didn't give this much of a sharing post the badger trip to Alpine Ethos in Meribel at the end of last season, so for those that missed it check out the gopro edit from Ben Jarvis that captures...

Salomon Team training Part 2

Check out the 2nd part of Salomons 3 part web series from their trip to Japan... enjoy Part 1 here Salomon Team Training | Part Two from Salomon Snowboards on...

Salomon…Into the Shadow

Salomons Shadow fit bindings are becoming firm shop favorites. Check out the video below from Salomon and I'm sure the Holograms will be featuring on our product of the day really soon!  And next time your in the shop ask for a a look and play of the flexible heel cup...

Nitro UK Tour

Up and coming young videographer Max Presky captured the Nitro UK tour, follow the Nitro Pro's around the UK for some Fridge action  as well as The Bad Seeds Premiere, trampoline fun and some skate footage. More Snowboarding...

There is no i in team….

Hop on board with the Salomon Team as they embark on Team Training, a 3-part web series traveling the diverse terrain of Japan via public railways in search of snowboarding, with no particular destination in mind. From discovering new spots in overcrowded working...

I’m Hallucinating…..

I'm may be Hallucinating..... but for some reason we didn't share this when it came out, i guess as we where still messing around with the new website and stuff, but do yourself a favour and check out the latest movie from the UK's finest filming, editing and riding...

686 is like Totally Cosmic….

686 Team rider Forest Baileys just dropped this little edit... So pack up your supplies and set off with Forest Bailey and friends along the road to celebrate his Cosmic Collection. Explore places and times where you don't have to start at a beginning, nor end at and...

Amplids Peter Bauer drops in…

Amplid boss and shred legend Peter Bauer dropped into the shop to see how things are going with the brand and how we do things a little different to some of our competitors. It was a flying visit but hopefully next time we can get Peter down to Warmwell to check out...

The Bad Seeds

The guys from the new UK Nitro distributors brought the new team movie 'The Bad Seeds' up to the shop last Sunday for the South Coast Premier of the film. So for the first time in a while the lights went down and the projector turned on and we annoyed the neighbours...

Rome – Find Snowboarding

The Rome - Find Snowboarding mini series has been awesome - read about this seasons final episode and then check it out!! When Find Snowboarding was first conceptualized, there was no idea of how exactly it would end. The only thing certain was that each trip would be...

Plastic Dog Meat

In a time of helicopters & drone cams, energy drink sponsors and world premieres, it's cool to see that shreds can still make cool snowboarding movies without all the hype check this out - MINORITY presents « PLASTIC DOG MEAT », a short Snowboard Movie realised in...

Ain’t got nothing to prove

Our friends at Celtek have put out a rad movie in two parts from their team riders and friends, check out the two bits, making a whole below!! Nothing to Prove “The Midwest, USA” is the first full section of the movie. Instead of Rider parts you will see the CELTEK...

Defenders of Awesome Again

Since the release of CAPiTAs Defenders of Awesome, the snowboarding world has waited with anticipation for the next release, well in case you've had your eyes shut for the last month or so that sequel is here - Defenders of Awesome 2  'Stay Badass'  has been all over...

Method in his madness

Our boy Bratty is back doing his first season for a few years in Tignes, after a few seasons off to various bodily damage and sickness he's making up for lost time by getting on the hill as much as he can. In fact he was one of the lone warriors on the slopes on New...

The Amplid Urban Mission

Check out this nice little Urban Mission advertorial-edit from Amplid, featuring the Amplid Pocketknife and a car load of snow from a Helsinki Ice Rink!! The team consisting of Amplid riders Markus Haka, Niklas Turku, Kevin Salonius and headed-up and filmed by...

Who on Earth

We mentioned this movie, Down to Earth,  ages ago when the trailer came out - but for some reason we completely missed the full release of this brilliant fun movie from Benny Urban, Dominik Wagner, Basti Rittig, and Marc Swoboda and supported by our friends at Nitro...

Up Periscope

Up Periscope - So if you haven't heard of Postland, they're a bunch of shreds from Holland who tear up the domes and the hills - think Grindhouse with funny accents - this is their third movie and includes Salomon UK's Will Smith amongst the riders and shredding in...

The Spy UK Guerilla Tour

Our friends at Spy UK are taking the UK team out on the road for some Guerrilla Marketing - so here's the word from the head chimp himself JB... SPY has decided to get on the road and make some noise about how RAD they are. They will be turning up at the two biggest...

Livin’

Teasers are starting to drop which can only mean that winter is only around the corner, check out this little beauty from the guy's that brought you Givin and Givin 2... Will Film for Foods Livin' "LIVIN" OFFICIAL TEASER from Aaron Hooper on...

Chris Grenier – Redneckin’

The snow has melted so Chris Grenier and friends head out into the desert for some redneckin' - guns, fire, jumps and stupidity... looks like great fun!!   Chris Grenier Pull Fart: REDNECKIN' from VIDEOGRASS on...

Shop trip Edit

So two dinners Dan White did a wicked little edit from our week away in France on the shop trip, filmed mainly in a kev-cam style with go-pro it still captures the rad week we had away ; riding some of next years gear from Nitro, Amplid, Rome, Salomon & Spy and...

Elliot Smith Avoiriaz 12-13

Not sure why this didn't get posted when Elliot stuck this online a few weeks back - If you don't know Elliot, Like shredders of old he cut his shred teeth on our local patch of plastic at Warmwell but has been ripping it up in the mountains the last few seasons -...

We’ve Gone Pro

Well kind of, we've just become a fully fledged Go-Pro Camera dealers, we'll be stocking a range of cameras and accessories to buy off the shelves in store - and also get next day delivery from the UK distributor on any items that you want that we don't have in stock....

May the Shred Remain

May the Shred Remain - So in case you hadn't seen this Rome UK's own Angus Leith is getting all kinds of rad with the Rome guys out and about in an RV in Austria; grass slipping and mud sliding..with a bit of snowboarding as well- check out the May edition of Romes 12...

Rome about!

The UK Rome boys get Nerf'ed up, rumbled by the German Poliz and blitzkrieg the park in Kaunteral - how much are we regretting missing spring break this year?? check out Romes Spring Break video just to up the jealously levels!!...

Amplid’s J-Norm gets knifed

Check out this Jibberish edit of Amplid team Rider J- Norm (Justin Norman) blasting around in the park and powder around Mt Bachelor.  For most of the edit J ditches his usual board a 155 Lo-Bro and is riding next years brand new model, the Amplid Pocket Knife....

Vans Hi-Standard Cairngorm

We didn't make it North of the border for the Vans Hi-Standard in the 'gorms but from the look of things the weather typically didn't play ball all weekend. That didn't stop the comp from being a great success anyway - check out the edit below and have a look on...

Slopestyle Rhythm Session 2013

Whilst we where in France last week, the guys at Slopestyle shop  in Morzine put on a sick little comp on the bunny hill in Plenne. Loosely based on an old school concrete skate park, and all about hitting creative lines and keeping the flow. Despite the crappy...

Nitro Down to Earth

Last year they were all hyped but this year Benny Urban, Dominik Wagner and Marc Swoboda have a new project called "down to earth"! Check out the teaser below, and also give them a follow on instagram: @down_too_earth if you like that sort of thing Down To Earth...

Vans Hi-Standard Series

So our friends at Vans are putting on a new series of comps check out all the details below!! Vans is proud to introduce a new snowboard event: the Hi-Standard series. Events will take place in major European snowboard resorts and feature an original big air format...

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to all our Customers and readers, Have a killer holiday and hopefully the fat guy will dump tons of Pow on the mountains for us...

Amplid Ambush Academy

This Season Amplid launches a completely new concept in athlete sponsorship, the Amplid Ambush Academy. Amplid has teamed-up with GoPro in a search for 20 talented, unsigned snowboarders and 20 ripping skiers who are hungry for an opportunity to prove themselves to a...

Calshot Just For Fun Jam Photos

As well as the video edit, Chip was out slope style catching some stills of the Just For Fun Jam. check out the gallery below, check out some riding and general hanging around from Kev Mills, Jack Labbett, Dunstan Langrish and Billy Morgan and more.    ...

Calshot – Just for Fun Jam Edit

The guys from Calshot invited us over to join in their winter season freestyle sessions with a little Jam session on Wednesday night. As normal the brilliant little snowflex slope was packed full of locals throwing down on the wedges, kickers and rails. With riders of...

Workshop Days

It's Workshop days in the shop and Amplid Rider Benny Hill, er..we mean Kev Mills is getting hyped for the new season.Check out Kev in our workshop giving his 2013 Dopamine some Butta Wax love in anticipation for some snow. Full Big Dreams servicing guides coming in...

Nitro Raiden in store!

This years Nitro Boards and Boots & Raiden Bindings arrived in store over the weekend and is now live on our website.If you're into freestyle towards the rail riding side then make sure you take a look at this years Sub-Zero with it's hot camber profile and...

Academy Snowboards in Stock

whilst we were down in Battersea at Freeze we picked up our order of this years Academy Boards, Academy are a great brand that we stocked a few years back and are really glad they are back with a new distributor and in our shop. Academy are pretty active in the UK...

Store Closed this weekend!!

We've posted this on out Faceache and on twatter, but just to make sure we let as many people know as possible, we are away at Freeze Festival this weekend the shop will be CLOSED Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (recovery day!!) but back to normal from Tuesday!!...

Nitro Hyped – Full Movie

We've been waiting on this for a while, Watch what gets Bryan Fox, Austin Smith, Markus Keller, Eero Ettala, Marc Swoboda, Benny Urban, Dominik Wagner, Knut Eliassen, Sam Taxwood, Sage Kotsenburg, Nils Arvidsson, Elias Elhardt, Anton Bilare, Anton Gunnarson, Jon...

Win Celtek for Life

Our friends at Celtek love you and want you to have warm hands for the rest of your life.  They are so concerned about this that are running a demon of a competition, all you have to do is head over to their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CeltekUK or hit up...

New Season Jam

 Our friends at Calshot Activities Centre are putting on  a Wednesday night new season jam session to get us all in the mood. 21st November is the date for the diary from 7pm till 10pm and the flyer is below. So make a plan and we'll see you down there!!    ...

Vans UK in the US of A

The heads from Vans took their UK snow team to California a little earlier this year so they could shred Bear Mountain. Check out the edit below of Chris Chatt, Will Smith, Rowan Coultas & Rich Hookes living the American Dream!! UK Snow Team in California -...

Freeze Update

So only a couple of weeks until we get our drinking heads on in Battersea, we've got a nice big plot in the retail village so make sure you come down and visit us for some bargains when the skiing is on!! Returning this October (26-27th), to the iconic Battersea Power...

Badger Trippin Roadkill

After a few technical difficulties we have finally got this weeks full length movie uploaded... Cretin Creations answer to Return of the Jedi, The Return of The King and err..mission impossible 3?? anyway The Badger Crew are up and at it again, but this time hitting...

Sly and the Badger

We've had some technical issue with this weeks Badger Cinema Club, which was going to be the third of the Cretin Creations movies, Badger Trippin'. So until we sort that out here's a short movie from from even further back in Big Dreams history. In about 2005/2006...

And the Winner is….

Thanks to all of you that entered our grindhouse "Scare Money" premiere and party ticket giveaway competition. The Lucky winner is ...... " James "Woody" Woodall " so well done badger, someone will be in touch with all the details soon and enjoy your night out in the...

Unleash the Badger

The second of the Cretin Creations Trilogy, Unleash the Badger see's our plastic sliding hero's continue their sliding exploits upon Dorsets Plastic coated Snowflex mountain and in Mayrhoffen. Edited by Sgt Chip Badger, staring Jew badger, Roo Badger, Stoned Badger,...

Scare Money Ticket Competition

On Wednesday the 26th September alongside Monster Energy, Grindhouse will premier their 2nd full length film ‘Scare Money’ at London’s ‘Clapham Picture House’. Thanks to Monster Energy and the UK Distributor of Academy Snowboards, Big Dreams have got a pair of tickets...

Plastic Soldiers

To celebrate the launch of the new site, we've decided the best way to show everyone what Big Dreams is all about is by showing you all some of the Big Dreams movies. Filmed and edited by by Chip Mooney the Cretin Creations series gives us a real feeling of nostalgia...

Freeze gets a new direction

  Relentless Energy Drink Freeze today announced a new direction for the event with the creation of an Invitational Snowboard Event. The Snowboard Big Air Snowboarding at Freeze will now allow an unrestricted field to the UK’s only international snowboard event....

New Big Dreams Website

Welcome to the all new Big Dreams website, now in our 10th Season we decided that it was about time we upped our web presence. But don't worry we're not turning into some mega-corpo monster, we're still the South's only dedicated snowboard specialist helping you to...

Freeze Festival 2012

The Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival once again returns to Battersea Power Station in London for two days of World Cup Snowboarding, International Skiing and live music across 5 stages. Add traditional alpine style bars, a huge shopping village, gourmet food...

Wangl Tangl Mills

So shop team rider Kev Mills headed out to Austria at the end of last season to take part in the famous Wangl Tangl Jam again, as well as having a fricken' awesome park there was also a ton of powder, check out a few of Kevs runs... Kev Mills Austria 2012 from Big...

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