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Snowboarder Sven Thorgren Lands the First Triple Chuck Flip on a Hip

For many of us, quarantine life revolved around not much more than hanging out on the couch inside, but for a lucky few athletes living in Sweden, it was a chance to try new things on uncrowded slopes. Sven Thorgren, Swedish slopestyle machine and six-time X Games Medalist, decided it was time to try a new trick – a Triple Chuck Flip off a massive hip at Riksgransen.

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WTF exactly is a Chuck flip, you may ask? Well we did some exhaustive research and here’s what the internet had to say: “The Michalchuk is a pipe trick invented by Michael Michalchuk in the late 1990s and has emerged as his most lasting legacy in modern snowboarding. It's a wildcat-style back flip off the heelside wall of a half-pipe or quarter-pipe.” In other words, it’s a variation of a triple backflip, and Thorgren sends one to the moon.

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The Brotherhood Escort Is A Haunting Reminder Of the Power of the Mountains
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The Brotherhood Escort Is A Haunting Reminder Of the Power of the Mountains

The Brotherhood Escort Is A Haunting Reminder Of the Power of the Mountains

Different things drive us into the mountains. For some, it’s a desire to escape. For others, it’s a desire to explore and push the limits. For some though, it’s about connecting with themselves in a way nothing else can provide. For two Navy SEALs, an attempt to traverse the entirety of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Range was a moment of reflection and connection with two fallen friends. RELATED: First Descents in Chamonix Are As Gnarly As They Come After losing countless best friends in

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GoPro POV: Travis Rice and Elias Elhardt Shred AK Spines
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GoPro POV: Travis Rice and Elias Elhardt Shred AK Spines

GoPro POV: Travis Rice and Elias Elhardt Shred AK Spines

Travis Rice clearly loves spines over any other variety of terrain, and while I've never personally ridden a 2,000-foot AK spine in ideal conditions, I'll agree that it looks like outrageous fun. As a case in point, check out this POV edit from last season in which Rice and fellow snowboarder Elias Elhardt headed up to Alaska's Tordrillo Mountain Lodge for "a celebration of space and time," which as far as we can tell is Rice-ese for "ripping the shit out of some spines." RELATED: Stay

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Rewatch ‘The Art of Flight’ alongside Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, and More
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Rewatch ‘The Art of Flight’ alongside Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, and More

Rewatch ‘The Art of Flight’ alongside Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, and More

is one of those movies that will stand the test of time. It spurred a revolution in action sports media, blending art and riding in some the wildest mountains in the world. Its soundtrack is still one of the absolute best playlists to blast when slashing through powder—particularly by The Naked and Famous. I can feel the powder spray just listening to it! For many, the movie was a catalyst to pick up a snowboard. For others, it simply served as an inspiration to quit their job and head to