Julia Marino – Our Interview with Team USA’s Champion

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Julia Marino is one of the best snowboarders in the current snowboarding world. She launched into said world and initial success by pure chance and raw talent. Jules started snowboarding because she broke her skis and her dad refused to buy her replacements because she had a snowboard gathering dust. She got her break in the international scene by fluke also – she was attending as an alternate at the World Cup at Fenway Park big air event in February…
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10 Hottest Women Snowboarding at the Winter Olympics 2018

After our two “controversial” posts from earlier this year, The Top 10 Hottest Female Snowboarders of All Time and The Top 10 Hottest Male Snowboarders of All Time, caused such a mixed, passionate and somewhat heated response, we thought what better way to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics then by putting together a list of the top ten hottest athletes attending. We love the drama! So if you’re a fan of the Games then here are some extra women competitors…
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10 Hottest Men Snowboarding at the Winter Olympics 2018

After our two “controversial” posts from earlier this year, The Top 10 Hottest Female Snowboarders of All Time and The Top 10 Hottest Male Snowboarders of All Time, caused such a passionate and somewhat heated response, we thought what better way to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics then by putting together a list of the top ten hottest athletes attending. We love the drama! There is one for the lovely intelligent and super hot ladies (CLICK HERE) and one for the hot AF Guys DOWN…
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7 Easy Exercises To Get You Ready To Ride

These 7 Exercises, specifically designed to help snowboarders, can be completed at home to help your fitness and mobility training in the lead up to and during the snow season. A little bit of preparation goes a long way with anything athletic, and snowboarding is no exception. This short and easy to follow routine will not only enhance performance, but drastically reduce the risk of injury, and keep you on the mountain for longer, and can be done anywhere. The…
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2018 Burton Process Snowboard Review

The Process has to take the mantle of being one of the most popular, if not most famous boards on the planet at the moment. This is in no small way due to the king of slopestyle himself, Mark McMorris. The Process is his board of choice and the name itself is derived from his awe-inspiring return from a horrific crash. His rehab from injury was video documented and the edits of his comeback training were named “The Process”. The…
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SHRED BOTS’ Full Movie SHREDTOPIA, Totally Shreds

The SHREDBOTS crew continue their dominance of awesomeness with their latest full movie SHREDTOPIA. Ever since they released SHREDBOTS: THE MOVIE in 2014 this crew has continued to be a popular powerhouse of team shredding. They don’t seem to concentrate on solo parts in any of their videos and are instead purely crew driven. It makes for a lot more fun and shenanigans… Focusing on good times all over, the bots travel to new spots only to realise that when…
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Belle Brockhoff – Aussie Boardercross Champ

Belle Brockhoff is one of the champions of Australian snowboarding and one of their Olympic hopefuls for upcoming PyeongChang in 2018. Her boarding discipline is Snowboard Cross aka Boardercross and it’s best for her and Matt Thomas to explain that before we move on….     Brockhoff’s results on the international circuit speak for themselves. Her World Cup results are pretty much the best an athlete can hope for and her odds for PyeongChang are exceptional. Personal Best Results:  Olympic…
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U.S. Winter Olympic Uniforms a Sci Fi Fan’s Wet Dream

Press release from Burton below: Burton Unveils U.S. Snowboard Team Uniforms for PyeongChang Olympic Games 2018 BURLINGTON, VT (November 2, 2017) With less than 100 days until the opening ceremony of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, Burton Snowboards is proud to officially unveil the 2018 Olympic uniforms to be worn by the U.S. Snowboard Team. PyeongChang 2018 will mark the fourth consecutive Olympic Games where Burton has partnered with U.S. Ski & Snowboard to create one-of-a-kind uniforms for the halfpipe,…
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Halldór Helgason: Our Interview with the Snowboarding Rockstar

I ’ve crossed Halldór Helgason’s path a few times during Annecy’s High Five festival, but the idea to ask for an interview did not really pop in my mind until the very last day of the event. As I came out of Arcadia‘s screening, Transworld’s new snowboard flick, I was still mesmerized by the 26 year-old Icelandic rider’s part. Owner of multiple snowboard brands with his equally talented brother Eiki, Halldor is packed with style and always down to put…
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Spot Pizza – A Tasty Urban Edit Served Up Hot

2 years and hundreds of slices in the making, Spot Pizza has finally dropped! And like so many steaming hot deliveries to snow covered street corners, it was definitely worth the wait!! The love child of riders Will Mayo and Alex Cole, Spot Pizza was filmed and edited over a 24+ month period around the East Coast of the U.S. and includes parts from Will and Alex themselves along with friends Eugene Stancato, Chris Pepaula, Ryan Kittredge, Zac Anderson, Tyler…
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The Thunder Monkeys – Marco Jørger and the Blizzard Freestyle Team

I spend most of my days staring blankly at snowboarding videos. Fresh new edits, movie trailers, old Mack Dawg films… everything. It’s hard work, but as the cliche goes, somebody’s gotta do it. So I was “working” the other day and I came across a little snowboard edit by a guy called Marco Jørger. The video was called ‘thunder monkeys’, it came out about 4 months ago and it was all kinds of cool. Stylized, original, and edgy, the black…
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Arthur Longo – © Like That
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An Interview With Style Master Arthur Longo

Arthur Longo is 29 years old but it seems like he’s been around forever. Over the years, the Les Deux-Alpes native has made a name for himself thanks to good results in competition. But what really sets him apart from the crowd is his cat-like style and his utter kindness. We met with the Volcom rider down the Sosh Big Air, in early October. Hi Arthur. You’re known for having pursued a career both in filming and in competition. That…
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The Snowboard Tool Challenge – We Test the Best!

The snowboard binding tool is an oft overlooked but somewhat essential piece of snowboarding kit. Not as glamorous as say, your goggles or beanie, but when you really need one, well… you really need one. Sure there are board-tech workshops in most resorts, and even random tool benches with screwdrivers available in some. But it’s when you’re charging hard, way out on the furthest ridge, and the hard tree turns and chattering icy carving have worked a screw loose on…
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2018 Capita Defenders of Awesome Snowboard Review

The Capita Defenders of Awesome series has a solid reputation amongst seasoned riders, and for good reason. The board has won the coveted Transworld Good Wood award in all six years of it’s existence. So what goes into the design of the DOA that makes it what can only be described as a modern classic amongst snowboards. Type: Freestyle Shape: Twin Profile: Hybrid Camber Sizes: 148, 150, 152, 154, 155W, 156, 158, 158W, 160, 161W Flex: 5.5 (Med – Stiff)…
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A Big Mountain Legend in the Making: The Marion Haerty Interview

Shifting your career from freestyle and slopestyle competitions to the most demanding freeriding terrain is definitely a bold move. It’s what French rider Marion Haerty, 25, decided to do two years ago. And not only did this humble, hard-working girl commit to her new terrain, she grabbed a world title on her second year on the Freeride World Tour, last April. And it looks like this is only the beginning for the Chamrousse local. We sat down for a little…
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X Games 2018 – What to expect in Aspen

X Games 2018 returns to Aspen, Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain from January 25-28. It’s the world’s premier, on snow action sports, music and festival experience! All sport competitions are free and open to the public. To see the musical acts fans can purchase a four-show general admission pass for $150 or a four-show preferred pass for $200. The preferred pass will get you your own seat near the stage, a private show entrance, your own toilets and bar. All musical performances…
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You Can Own Your Own Mountain Resort…..But It Will Cost You!

The cost of lift tickets these days is off the charts. Per day (USD) $98- in Australia, $102- in Whistler and $105- in Vail. Then about $110- to ski in Europe (approximate costs). It does get cheaper the more days you buy but overall unless you’re from a wealthy family dynasty, are a banker or have multiple kidneys to sell visiting the snow is bloody expensive. So much so that perhaps buying your own resort or renting one out with…
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What went down at Annecy’s High Five festival – part 2

We told you about the Big Air competition but the High Five festival is not only about big airs. And this trip was not only about looking at other people perform. When a company takes you on a press trip, they want to make sure you’ll have the time of your life. This usually means legit hotels, dope food and plenty of ways to waste your time and keep you away from work. Well, journalistic ethics would want us to…
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Capturing an Idea – Fun Fueled Shreddits from the B2J Crew

Centered into the world, comes a series that takes the serious standard something, and flips it into a fun, shenanigan fueled shreddit. Jakob Kennedy of Phootstep Films found himself with the creative opportunity to make something from nothing. Having filmed with some of the best riders in the world, Jakob has had a few clips used in the previous Shredbots movie Shredtopia (at the massive hip feature they had built at Perisher). But filming with his brother Jesse is always…
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Inside the High Five Festival – Photo Report

Annecy welcomed the High Festival from October 6 to 8. Even though the festival is mostly skiing, it’s a sure spot for snowboard fans who can make it. During the three days of the event, we saw some insane action at the Sosh Big Air, as well as some of the best movies to come this year ( see our reviews of TurboDojo and Arcadia). The High Five festival was also the perfect spot to meet a bunch of riders.…
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Riding with Buffalos: The Victor Daviet Interview

Victor Daviet made a name for himself on the European scene when he was riding for Rip Curl with his good friend Victor De Le Rue, in the early 2010’s. The 27 year-old who made Annecy his home has focused on backcountry snowboarding and he has delivered solid parts over the year. We met him a few moments before he took part to the Sosh Big Air organized in his home town during the High Five festival. Hi Victor, how…
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Movie review: Almo’s Storm Troopers

Production company Almo has made French snowboarding’s star shine for quite some time now. They’ve made movies with the likes of Mathieu Crépel, Sylvain Bourbousson or Victor Daviet, where they showcase the best of backcountry and freestyle snowboarding. But last year, they set out on a new project – their first to mix skiing and snowboarding. Almo followed freerider Thomas Delfino on a one of a kind trip to Alaska with skier Léo Taillefer. Prod Company: Almo Riders: Thomas Delfino…
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Splitboarding Mythical Lines in AK: The Thomas Delfino Interview

At 28 years old, Frenchman Thomas Delfino is a one of a kind adventurer. The always-smiling rider has a solid freestyle background but in recent years, he shifted his interest towards freeriding. Most precisely, Alaska and its remote glaciers, where he likes to set camp, and live at the mountain’s pace. He lives in Grenoble and tries “to be where the best snow is”. When we met, about ten years ago, you were a pure freestyler, specialized in half-pipe… “Yes.…
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What Went Down at Annecy’s High Five Festival – Pt. 1

It all started with an email from French mobile phone operator Sosh. “Would you like to come to the big air competition we planned in Annecy?” The comp was part of a broader event, the High Five film festival, which I did not intend to miss. Some years before, back in 2012, came The Reels. That event is a myth. Snowboarding legends Peter Line, Ingemar Backman, Eddie Wall and David Benedek (the guy behind Robot Food videos and the cult…
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