54-year-old Steve Klassen can't seem to step away from the Freeride World Tour. In 1994 the seasoned big mountain snowboarder won the inaugural Xtreme Verbier—which has now become the Verbier stop of the FWT. It seems like time only matures your ability to handle gnar, because Klassen returned this year to Switzerland as a wildcard.
Apparently, Verbier was supposed to have a masters division, but everyone dropped out except for Klassen. Still keen to compete, he ended up joining the real line up and held his own. Check out his gnarly line from 2003:
There's something about pond skims that invites disaster. The combination of sunny weather, alcohol, and howling spectators encourages skimmers to take stupid risks that occasionally end in disaster. Related: Snow King in Legal Battle Over Pond Skim Accident Though this particular incident ends with minimal injuries, it's not hard to imagine how things could have gone differently. It's no exaggeration to say that one of the in-pond snowboarders was inches from a serious neck injury, or
We beat the crap out of our gear. Long days, harsh conditions and remote, wild places are par for the course in the quest for adventure. Unfortunately, the gear we take along for the ride absorbs the bulk of the punishment. Somewhere along the way, through all that abuse and wear, the gear becomes a part of us, a part of the story—and a part of our lives. Few understood this connection better than Delia Martinez Togoan. As head of repairs at Patagonia’s Reno, Nevada repair center,
Jeremy Jones, Travis Rice, Bryan Iguchi, and the TGR crew head out into the wilderness. Jeremy Jones photo. TGR is excited to announce , a forthcoming snowboard film featuring Jeremy Jones, Travis Rice, and Bryan Iguchi. The three have each followed their own unique journey to become some of the most influential people in the action sports community. They have changed the way we interact with the mountains and continually re-define what's possible. For the first time in their