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Energy Harvesting Snowboard Is the First-Ever Design of Its Kind

This new energy-harvesting snowboard design could change the game for riders. It's so unique to the market because the system can still be powered even when there is solar coverage. The power demand is so low for the snowboard to function, that it can even be used at night. 

Every rider may not need such advanced technology, but there is a lot of cool potential that comes with a design like this. Manufacturers could test their designs structurally to improve board performance.The board could also help indicate danger in the backcountry before the rider is aware. Ride data can be transferred to a cell phone multiple times per second to record speed, runs, hang-time, force on carves and GPS location. There is so much potential and has us thinking where the future of technology and snowboard design could go. 

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These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit
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These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit

These Austrian Freeriders Reinvent the Ski Edit

Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination. When three Austrian freeriders tested out their new tent, some pretty weird stuff happened. Not really sure where the football game came from, but the lines they climb and ski are nothing short of breathtaking. Check out that slot couloir at the 5:50 mark, as well as literally everything else that follows. Stoked to see some more edits from these guys in the future!

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Toby Miller Sends The Elusive Yolo Flip
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Toby Miller Sends The Elusive Yolo Flip

Toby Miller Sends The Elusive Yolo Flip

Only someone with the nickname like "iPod"–Iouri Podladtchikov–would invent a trick name the "yolo flip.". The yolo flip is a cab double cork 1440 in the halfpipe and was first done by iPod at Winter X Games 2013. The young Californian upstart Toby Miller saw the yolo flip as a perfect trick to add to his arsenal in the pipe. Watch Toby and Shaun White session the Mt. Hood halfpipe with the goal of putting down an illusive yolo flip.

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Discussing Snowboarding’s Beginnings, Progression And The Key To Happiness With Todd Richards
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Discussing Snowboarding’s Beginnings, Progression And The Key To Happiness With Todd Richards

Discussing Snowboarding’s Beginnings, Progression And The Key To Happiness With Todd Richards

The Inertia gives us a deeper look into a true snowboarding legend, Todd Richards in their latest series "creators." Todd grew up in Massachusetts as a skateboarder and first saw snowboarding in an ad in . The young Richards optimistically thought, "Oh great we can do all of our skate tricks on snow in the winter," but the reality was anything but that. Frigid temps, blue ice, and shitty equipment was the reality and caused Todd to originally hate snowboarding.  Richards moved west to