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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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​VIDEO: The 10 Worst Crashes On the 2021 FWT
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​VIDEO: The 10 Worst Crashes On the 2021 FWT

​VIDEO: The 10 Worst Crashes On the 2021 FWT

Ouch. It’s one thing to be skiing and riding as aggressively as the athletes on the Freeride World Tour, and it’s an entirely different thing to be crashing as hard as they (sometimes) do. Competing at the highest level leaves very little margin for error, and that’s pretty clear if you watch some of the bails from the 2021 Tour. There’s everything from 60-0 in a matter of inches (shoutout Aymar Navarro and that snowbank) to folks going SPLAT off gigantic airs (shoutout everyone else). Hope

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A$AP Ferg’s Crew & Burton Snowboard Legends Take on Aspen
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A$AP Ferg’s Crew & Burton Snowboard Legends Take on Aspen

A$AP Ferg’s Crew & Burton Snowboard Legends Take on Aspen

Then drop them on the slopes in Aspen? Nothing short of mellow shredding, insane fun, teaching moments and an overload of talent across the board.  This little BTS of the day from Burton is guaranteed to make you smile with a stacked squad of Mark McMorris, A$AP, Selema, Luke Winkelmann, Jake Canter, Zeb Powell… (Does it get any cooler? Can we hang with this bunch?) Also, Zeb doesn’t look too bad in a TGR mask if we do say so ourselves! Let the good times roll and watch it

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​VIDEO: Carson Storch + Jaxson Riddle Mix Dirt and Snow
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​VIDEO: Carson Storch + Jaxson Riddle Mix Dirt and Snow

​VIDEO: Carson Storch + Jaxson Riddle Mix Dirt and Snow

Living in a mountain town means the fun never really stops, especially during the overlap of seasons, when ripping on dirt and snow are possible on the same day (or even at the same time). For a few weeks in the spring, Snowshoe, West Virginia can be shared by riders looking for both dirt and snow. So of course, Carson Storch invited his buddy Jaxson Riddle, and snowboarders Sean Fitzsimons and Luke Winkelman to shred a custom-built snow and dirt track to celebrate the changing of the