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Jet-powered Snowboard 2.0

Jet-powered Snowboard 2.0

Now that Hacksmith Industries is done playing around with their jet-powered canoe, they’re ready for something better suited to winter sports. Rather than start from scratch, they swiped one of the jet engines from the boat and attached it to the rear end of a snowboard. If the idea seems familiar, it’s because it’s a remake.

LinkLens Audio Snow Goggles

LinkLens Audio Snow Goggles

These ski/snowboarding goggles let you listen to your tunes as you zoom down the slopes. They feature open-air drivers and noise cancellation, and a single-ear mode when you need to hear your surroundings. Available with swappable double-layer lenses in Aurora Blue, Arctic Silver, and Sunrise Pink.

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Rain Dogs

Rain Dogs

Head to the Pacific Northwest in this epic snowboarding film from KORUA Shapes. The black-and-white photography evokes quite the mood as boarders take to the slopes in the days before the pandemic lockdown. The title is based on the nickname for Washington state’s Ranier Beer, which served as lubricant for the cast and crew.

Burton Hilltop Jacket

Burton Hilltop Jacket

Burton’s lightweight snowboarding jacket keeps you warm on the slopes while maintaining a summery attitude. It has a waterproof two-layer fabric, low-bulk Thermolite insulation, microfleece handwarmer pockets, and pockets for your goggles and phone. It’s also available in camo, grey, and black.

Taddy Goes Snowskating

Taddy Goes Snowskating

We’ve featured of skateboarding, snowboarding, and even a few cat videos over the years. But this is the first time we can recall seeing a video that combines all three. Smagical’s kitty Taddy loves to take a ride in the snow, and he’s got just the music video to go with his extreme winter sports.

Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

Teton Gravity Research’s fantastic adventure film takes inspiration from the Grateful Dead song of the same name. Born from the mind of filmmaker and freeskier Chris Benchetler, and co-directed by Tyler Hamlet, it’s a chill 27-minute clip, packed with improvisational skiing, snowboarding, surfing, art, and music. (Thanks Scott!)

The Man Behind the Maps

The Man Behind the Maps

If you ski or snowboard, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the work of artist James Niehues. You just didn’t know it. You see, James hand painted many of the maps we use to navigate the trails. Now you can own a collection of 200 of his intricate works in this beautiful coffee table book, a great gift for any winter sports fanatic.

Awayco

Awayco

Awayco is a free service that connects you to a growing number of surf and ski shops around the world. Use Awayco’s website to rent up to five pieces of equipment up to 6 months in advance, so you can travel light. A premium subscription adds insurance and more.

RST Convert Snowboard Snowshoe

RST Convert Snowboard Snowshoe

Ross Snow Tech’s innovative snowboard binding converts into a snowshoe, so you can easily traverse deep snow when you hop off of your board. Features a 4-point mounting system, and tool-less conversion between cruise and climb modes. Drops Fall 2019.

RJ Anderson’s Visions: Snow Blind

RJ Anderson’s Visions: Snow Blind

Off-road racer RJ Anderson teamed up with snowboarder Torstein Horgmo to frolic about Lake Tahoe’s Donner Ranch Ski Resort, with UTV Underground’s modded 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo-S tossing snow everywhere, and Torstein boarding perilously close to the UTV.

A GoPro Adventure in Les 3 Vallees

A GoPro Adventure in Les 3 Vallees

Director Claudiu Voicu took what could have been a typical snowboarding video into a visual masterpiece. He says his primary goal was to include the most challenging scene transitions he could think of, and we think he succeeded. The monsters just makes it that much better.

Pow Surf 101

Pow Surf 101

While most snowboarding videos are all about action and extremes, we’ve got to hand it to editor Kurtis Jackson, boarder Alex, and his cameraman Ryan for putting together this wonderfully soothing video of a ride through the trees, set to Debussy’s Clair de Lune.

Drift Boards Snowshoes

Drift Boards Snowshoes

Drift Boards borrow the narrow shape of skis and adds carbon fiber to create a pair of lightweight snowshoes. The built-in climbing skins make it so you can glide instead of trudging on snow, while the aluminum bindings work with any soft boots.

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Synthetic Ski Slope

Synthetic Ski Slope

Whoever said you needed snow to ski was wrong. TheElectricSnail shares footage of the amazing new Neveplast synthetic slopes at Buck Hill, Minnesota, which let skiers and snowboarders glide downhill all year long.

Snowboard Backflip on Car

Snowboard Backflip on Car

Swedish daredevils Rackartygarna pulled off what’s quite possibly the world’s first snowboard backflip on a moving car. The vehicle was going at a snail’s pace, but the driver still could have had snowboard sprinkled with glass for dinner.

Jet-powered Snowboard

Jet-powered Snowboard

It took a lot of trial and error, but The Hacksmith eventually got his twin-turbine-powered snowboard to propel him along his snowy neighborhood’s streets without need for so much as a hill or a tow from a car. Skip to 8:45 to see it in action.

The Human Drone

The Human Drone

When you think about it, a drone is basically a tiny helicopter with multiple blades, so why not build a huge drone capable of puling or lifting a human? Recently, Casey Neistat and his friends put together just that, then headed to Finland’s Santa Claus Village for a little snowboarding.

Steep

Steep

Steep is an extreme winter sports game for Windows, Xbox One and PS4. Feel the thrill of skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and wingsuit diving with friends or on your own. You can create your own lines, challenge friends and even ride together on your gear of choice.

The Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding

The Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding

The snowboard is based on the snurfer, an American invention from 1965. But Wrkshrt and Patagonia heard of Petran, a remote town in Turkey where snow surfing has been around for nearly 300 years. So they went there to check out the snowboard’s forgotten ancestor.

Snowboarding: The Devil’s Work

Snowboarding: The Devil’s Work

“If one of these skateboards or ski boards or whatever they’re called hit a person, they’d break a leg because they’re just like a missile!” Pwuffy Pineapples shares a hilarious Canadian news report from 1985 about this dangerous new fad known as snowboarding.

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Dune Shredding

Dune Shredding

We’ve already seen skiing on sand dunes, so why shouldn’t sand snowboarding be a thing. Snowboarder Wojtek “Gniazdo” Pawlusiak took to the desert to shred some slopes with a little help from rally driver Kuba Przygoński and his Dakar-outfitted MINI. Photos by Marcin Kin.

Droneboarding

Droneboarding

While the idea of being towed on your snowboard by a drone sounds like fun on paper, the reality is that today’s consumer flying machines simply don’t have enough power to pull a human at any decent speed. Still, we give the guys who thought of this an “A” for effort.

Snowboarding in NYC

Snowboarding in NYC

Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens of BGvsGF counted on the recent snowstorm to dump tons of powder on New York City so they could pull off this film. The whole thing is surreal. The behind-the-scenes is equally entertaining.

Peace Park 2015

Peace Park 2015

Burton and Mountain Dew helped Danny Davis realize his dream snowboarding event. If you can’t watch the whole thing, at least check out the one take opening sequence of Davis and his friends carving through the custom-made park.

Winchboarding

Winchboarding

Snowboarder Dan Brisese found himself away from the powdery slopes, so he turned to the power of a winch to propel himself through a variety of unexpected environments. Who needs a half-pipe when you can have a whole-pipe?

Ian Matteoli’s Got Game

Ian Matteoli’s Got Game

Not only can 9-year-old Ian Matteoli fluently speak three languages, he can snowboard way better than most of us. Rusty Toothbrush’s short film is a charming and spirited homage to childhood and badassery.

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