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Ryland Bell: The Apprentice Becomes a Master

Five years ago, Jeremy Jones invited a young Ryland Bell to join him in Alaska. Since that trip, Bell has traveled to the state with Jones nearly every spring. The two first met lapping Squaw Valley when Bell was sixteen. Not long after, he made first descents in Alaska while filming for Deeper. Bell made these initial descents despite spending most of the trip in awe. As Jones points out, “He was just so wide-eyed and hardly got on his snowboard.”

Through the years, however, Bell’s riding and perspective have greatly evolved. As a result, Jones teams up with Bell for nearly every trip he makes to Alaska. “It’s a no-brainer—if I’m going to Alaska, Ryland is coming with me,” he explains. Often, these trips take Bell to areas with which he is intimately familiar thanks to spending his summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman. And each trip both fuels and reveals the evolution of Bell’s snowboarding.

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Xavier De Le Rue Shreds Forbidden Big Mountain Lines in North Korea
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Xavier De Le Rue Shreds Forbidden Big Mountain Lines in North Korea

Xavier De Le Rue Shreds Forbidden Big Mountain Lines in North Korea

The Changabaishan Volcano is located partly in the Ryanggang Province, North Korea, and partly in the Jilin Province, Northeastern China. The mountain and this area are heavily disputed between China and North and South Korea. It's also known as the "Ever White Mountain" and the "Holy Mountain of the Evolution", with legend having it was formed under a double rainbow. Xavier De Le Rue and company attempt to ride the volcano is this new episode of the DIY Tour. De Le Rue evades guards who

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This Snowboarder’s Line Is Straight From Fantasyland
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This Snowboarder’s Line Is Straight From Fantasyland

This Snowboarder’s Line Is Straight From Fantasyland

Norwegian snowboarder Terje Haakonson lets his riding speak for itself in this one-shot wonder he posted yesterday morning. Haakonson has been riding since the dawn of snowboarding in 1988, but does not seem to have ever slowed down. Here, he drops in off a craggy summit in BC and then just lays one massive turn after the other through terrain straight out of a fantasy. 

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Eiki Helgason Lands One-Foot Ollie North Backflip
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Eiki Helgason Lands One-Foot Ollie North Backflip

Eiki Helgason Lands One-Foot Ollie North Backflip

Eiki Helgason has a knack for landing absurd tricks. On this week of #Braindomness he stomps an ollie north backflip. The skill and pure guts needed to attempt this is awesome and the vibe reminds me of old skate edits where the mashed attempts are celebrated, not left on the editing room floor. Stoked to see what Eiki does next!