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Words With Garrett McKenzie A Self Entitled Low Level Sponsored Rider

Words With Garrett McKenzie A Self Entitled Low Level Sponsored Rider

Sponsorship; the culmination of hard work and exquisite marketing to attain free product so as to not have to pay to do something you love. There used to be a time when sponsorship meant you really worked to get it and to make it out of the relative obscurity of a regional rider to the […]

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Social Darwinism: The Decline of The Core Snowboarding Community

Social Darwinism: The Decline of The Core Snowboarding Community

This past weekend the Northwest snowboard institution that was Snowboard Connection or SnoCon as it was also known shuttered its doors and turned off its website. 24 years of servicing the snowboarders of Seattle, gone over night. As per usual in instances that traumatize the core of snowboarding; the statement of “another nail in the […]

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The Bull of the Woods

The Bull of the Woods

No matter where I’ve lived there’s always been a snowboard scene. It’s something that I’ve learned to expect in my travels whether being on the East Coast or the Pacific North West. These scenes become little microcosms of the snowboarding world and whether you choose to become a part of them or not, they’re there […]

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Avalanches Do Happen And Don’t Care Who You Are

Avalanches Do Happen And Don’t Care Who You Are

There have been ten deaths in the backcountry over ten days this month alone in North America. That’s a scary statistic of a death a day, which should be an eye opener to anyone looking to venture deeper, further, and higher in search of untracked powder and lines. Is the quest for powder worth your […]

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Michigan The Snowboarders Mecca

Michigan The Snowboarders Mecca

Michigan a state that looks like a mitten, houses the U.S. automotive industry, created protopunk music with the band Death, and now the proclaimed snowboarder mecca by the worlds most extreme CEO Eneliko Sean “Liko” Smith. If you follow the happenings of the snowboard world then you will remember he had past dealings with Marc […]

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Shaun White: It’s Not Hate It’s Disappointment

Shaun White: It’s Not Hate It’s Disappointment

The recent Whitelines piece “In Defense of Shaun White” attempted to answer the question “Why does Shaun White draw the ire of so many in the snowboarding faithful?” There were points and counter points, questions and explanations in the (overall) well-written piece. Still to me it did not really answer the question in as much […]

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Snowboard On The Block: A Metal Show with Snowboarding Movies

Snowboard On The Block: A Metal Show with Snowboarding Movies

With months of planning going into what could be called the premier movie premiere of the Northern hemisphere’s shred season, Snowboard on the Block had to fight its biggest opponent, Mother Nature. Luckily for all those attending she decided to hold off for most of the day on douching Denver in more rain and the […]

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Backyard BBQ Rail Jam at Keystone

Backyard BBQ Rail Jam at Keystone

Vail resorts having to try and preemptively beat Bear Mountain to the preseason rail jam game to kick off the season hosted their second annual Backyard BBQ Rail Jam. The Shreditis was high and many a rider showed up to throw down on the three features. We were there to document it in action.

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Snowboarder Magazines Battle of the Brands: A Lesson in American Politics

Snowboarder Magazines Battle of the Brands: A Lesson in American Politics

As it’s summer and snowboard content is typically lacking we’ve been blessed to have the annual Battle of the Brands from mega publication Snowboarder Magazine. In this proverbial battle, video edits from sixteen brands are pitted against each other in a winner-take-all voters choice of who had the best riding and editing set to the […]

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Dinosaurs Will Die Needs RATS

Dinosaurs Will Die Needs RATS

Ride a Dinosaurs Will Die? Film in the slackcountry, backcountry, or frontcountry? Here’s your chance to be featured in their Rats edit. More details below.