In episode 3 of Further Unplugged, Jeremy Jones teams up with The North Face athletes Jimmy Chin and Xavier De Le Rue for a late-season backcountry mission in Grand Teton National Park, just outside Jackson, Wyoming. The crew makes plans at Jimmy's house near the Tetons and then heads into the park to get some beta on the area. After a successful descent of the Sliver Couloir on Nez Perce, they run into some trouble. This two-part episode will be continued.Further Unplugged takes you behind the scenes of Jeremy Jones' two-year snowboarding film, Further. Get an inside glimpse of what goes on between the lines as Jones and other top riders including Terje Haakonsen, Xavier De Le Rue and Josh Dirksen travel to exotic locations such as Japan, the Arctic Circle and the Wrangell-St. Elias Wilderness. Challenges arise around every corner as this crew attempts to push their minds and bodies further.
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.
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
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.