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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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How Travis Rice Uses His Insane Memory to Ride Big Lines
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How Travis Rice Uses His Insane Memory to Ride Big Lines

How Travis Rice Uses His Insane Memory to Ride Big Lines

In this short video from GoPro, Travis Rice uses his insane memory to perfectly ride a complex and difficult line. If you have ever been on top of a steep face you know it's extremely challenging to identify any features that are below you. Professionals often take a helicopter or study the face for hours so they can memorize exactly what they need to do to safely reach the bottom.  This showcases Travis' perfect recall and riding ability all in one clip. 

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New Airbag Changes the Way Boarders Train for the 2018 Olympics
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New Airbag Changes the Way Boarders Train for the 2018 Olympics

New Airbag Changes the Way Boarders Train for the 2018 Olympics

Marc-André Tarte and the rest of the team at Progression Airbags have come up with a new style of airbag that will change the way snowboarders train for slopestyle events in the future. For now, that means the 2018 Winter Olympics, one of the most widely watched sporting events in the world. Instead of ending in a flat pillow like most traditional airbags, this new version has a slope that reflects the grade of real landings. The first one built to completion weighs in at around 12,000 pounds

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Xavier De Le Rue Annihilates this Famous French Peak
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Xavier De Le Rue Annihilates this Famous French Peak

Xavier De Le Rue Annihilates this Famous French Peak

Xavier De Le Rue completely destroys Pic Du Midi in the French Pyrenees. The famous big mountain snowboarder is captured doing what he does, shredding techy exposed lines with a surgical precision. This is part of Xavier's DIY series, which so far has chronicled his journeys in China and other exotic locations.