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Ståle Sandbech and Friends Get Sendy in NZ

While there are definitely times when you just want to rip some solo laps, snowsports are generally best enjoyed with friends. Ståle Sandbech agrees, as shown in his recent video. Not only does he bring some friends along, he even manages to make some in the terrain park, a notoriously unfriendly place, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. Maybe it's different in NZ, or maybe being an Olympic medalist makes people more willing to be your friend. At least he didn't get called a "kooky little nerd" like I did the last time I tried to make friends in the park at Whiteface.

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One of his new friends is a pretty sick snow-scooterer, which is kind of like a scooter with two little snowboards on the bottom. The fact that no one is bullying the scooter-kid is further evidence that Kiwis are a lot nicer than Americans—or maybe I'm just really easy to bully. Anyone want to be friends?

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John and Eric Jackson’s Ultimate Iceland Snowboard Trip
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John and Eric Jackson’s Ultimate Iceland Snowboard Trip

John and Eric Jackson’s Ultimate Iceland Snowboard Trip

The Jackson brothers are some of snowboarding’s most adventurous riders, hunting lines in faraway places around the globe. So it’s no surprise that some Viking lore brought them to Iceland to explore what the nation has to offer in terms of raw natural beauty and plenty of space to let loose in the mountains. RELATED: Check out TGR's Accomplice on Tour NOW Black Diamond’s latest short film shows off John and Eric Jackson’s dream trip to Iceland, made possible by Eleven Experience and guide

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Today Is A Great Day To Register To Vote and Watch Purple Mountains
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Today Is A Great Day To Register To Vote and Watch Purple Mountains

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Guess what? Today is National Voter Registration Day, a day set up to put a focus on getting Americans registered to vote. Did you know that 60% of eligible voters are never asked to register? You don’t have that excuse. Oh and while you’re at it, you should go watch TGR’s latest film , featuring none other than Jeremy Jones exploring the current political landscape and how it affects our planet’s future. Register to vote and watch the full film here. RELATED: Q+A With Jeremy Jones On Finding