If like me, you are sitting in a boiling hot South Africa and dreaming of deep Pow and colder climes, you might not want to watch this video. Filled with the most glorious powder conditions you could ever dream of, it has me pining for some snowboarding action.
Explore Japan with GoPro athletes John Jackson and Chris Benchetler as they seek to find a moment of perfection in the snow. Follow the journey from the bustling city of Tokyo, to the rural beauty in Hakuba, and finally to the wintery north island of Hokkaido as they find endless fields of untracked powder.
The world of Snowboarding seems on a one way ticket to insanity at the moment. The bounds of reality are literally shifting as the world’s best compete to change the scope of what is possible. A few years ago we thought the limit was a double cork rotation, then last year we saw triples being landed in competition. Now the dawn of the Quadruple Cork has arrived with British Snowboarder, Billy Morgan landing a Backside 1800° Quadruple Cork yesterday in Livigno, Italy. Whats next?
The concept of parallel Superpipes was around for a long time before Red Bull finally decided to do it. Now in it’s second year the contest is pushing the boundaries of competitive riding and one has to wonder how long it will be before this new discipline sees a wider inclusion in major Snowboarding events.
Two massive side-by-side pipes provide insane amounts of air and multiple lines for competitors to shred. Is this the future of snowboarding? Could this provide the creative outlet snowboarders have been looking for? Hear from the creative directors behind the event, the judges and the riders themselves on what Red Bull Double Pipe means for the sport and how they have progressed from last year’s event.
Wow! I mean wow! Did you watch the Burton US Open and did you see with your own eyes how the game was changed forever? First off we had Taku Hiraoka and the rest of the Halfpipe squad going absolutely mental. But the big show had to go to the new phenom, Yuki Kadono in the Slopestyle event. Marc McMorris was his usual incredible self, but even he could not stop Yuki from winning, when the kid was dropping back to back 1620’s. Watch his run and realise that Pro Snowboarding has just gone up a level once again. Then watch the finals highlights from both the Halfpipe and Slopestyle and be amazed by the level across both the women’s and men’s events. Simply blows my mind!
Love my fans and with all your help I hit 1500 fans on Facebook today. To show my appreciation, I have not one, but two great short films from Transworld Snowboarding for you today. You can watch em below or download them from Youtube.
Go Boardin! – This movie will make you want to drop everything and go snowboarding. Too bad it’s only August… You’ve watched the webisodes, and now it’s time for the full Go Boardin! movie. Join Lucas Debari, Blake Paul, Kael Martin, and Alex Yoder as they travel the States looking for the deepest, most fun pow around.
The Leftovers – Benjamin Webb’s personal project from the 2012-13 winter season. Starring: Craig Bowl-u, Jesmond Dubeau, Fredi Kalbermatten, Jesse Millen, JF Fortin, Vince Fortin, Braden Dean, and Daniel Ek.
“The Leftovers was a way for me to give exposure to my friends and also a way to say thanks to everyone who has helped me out along the way. I hope you enjoy this 30 minutes of snowboarding as much as I have enjoyed making it. Thanks so much for watching.” – Benjamin Webb
I have watched this series from the first film, Deeper, where Jeremy changed backcountry snowboarding for ever, by pushing the limits of where you could go, stay and ride. I watched the follow up, Further, and he once again pushed the boundaries of Snowboard exploration and earned the National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” award. Now in the final installment, Jones and his crew are going deeper, further and much, much higher for the third and final installment of this incredible snowboard journey.
Witness the journey of one of the greatest big mountain snowboarders of our time.
Ten-time Snowboarder magazine ‘Big Mountain Rider of the Year’ Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with Deeper, his 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. His 2012 sequel Further took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges and earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic ‘Adventurer of the Year’. His environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama’s 2013 ‘Champions of Change’. Now, Jones and TGR’s crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the highest standard for the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from Teton Gravity Research.
Higher will premiere September 6, 2014 at Squaw Valley, CA followed by a world film tour.
There are some things that simply don’t change. One of them, is that if you have the biggest and most bad ass Snowboard team on the planet, you will also produce the most bad ass videos! Burton do have the biggest team in Snowboarding, with literally a who’s who of the biggest name riders. So they have decided to do a new web series showcasing this talent, starting on the 16 September 2014. You can be sure of finding those videos right here. I am pretty dam excited!
Introducing Burton Presents, a nine part web series showcasing Burton’s top riders. Watch Mikey Rencz riding with Jussi Oksanen, Jeremy Jones alongside Mikkel Bang, Mark Sollors with Alek Oestreng, Kelly Clark with Enni Rukajärvi and Chloe Kim, and Zak Hale trading hits with Ethan Deiss. Mark McMorris and Kimmy Fasani will be featured in individual parts, and the series will also include an exclusive look into Danny Davis’ Peace Park. Dropping every two weeks starting September 16, 2014.
9/16 – Mikey Rencz and Jussi Oksanen
9/30 – Jeremy Jones and Mikkel Bang
10/14 – Mark McMorris
10/28 – Mark Sollors and Alek Oestreng
11/11 – Danny Davis and Ben Ferguson at Peace Park
11/18 – Kimmy Fasani
11/25 – Zak Hale and Ethan Deiss
12/2 – Women’s featuring Kelly Clark, Enni Rukajärvi, and Chloe Kim
Mark McMorris, Danny Davis, Jussi Oksanen, Jeremy Jones, Terje Haakonsen, Mikey Rencz, Mark Sollors, Alek Oestreng, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Roope Tonteri, Kelly Clark, Kimmy Fasani, Enni Rukajärvi, Ben Ferguson, and Nik Baden
There are very few things in this life that can compare to riding deep champagne powder! Japan has long been one of the top destinations for riding in deep pow pow and for good reason. With ocean on both sides and the right mountain line ups, they get fresh dumps almost every night. I could watch this video for days, but it would mean booking a ticket to Japan. Will Jackways is a great rider coming out of New Zealand and he spent the start of his winter in Powder paradise…
A New Year and the XGames keep on growing bigger and bigger. With winter events in Aspen and Russia coming up, the first of the “real” contests begins with urban snowboarding. The competition pits 8 pro boarders against one another, but not in an event on location, but rather in a video edit battle voted for by us, the public. Just watch the teaser and be blown away by the ridiculous stunts these guys are doing.