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TO BE A BOARD MASTER

Southampton isn’t the first place that springs to mind when discussing launchpad locations for a world champion winter sports star, but the south-coast city’s dry slope arena proved to be the takeoff point for Billy Morgan: Olympic medal winner and the world’s first snowboarder to land the gravity-defying 1800 quadruple cork.

Already a promising gymnast, Morgan was just 14 when he took up snowboarding on the dry slope and began adapting his acrobatic skills to a sport that would transform his life. Ten years later, he represented Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, having also secured second spot in

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