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Travis Rice Judges A New Snowboarding Contest: RedBull Recharged

The snowboarding world has always been pretty good at keeping it real. When contests start getting so out of hand that it seems the sport’s soul is long gone, leave it to Ben Ferguson and Mark McMorris to come up with a solution. Red Bull Recharged is a step in a different direction, combining what we all love about spending time on snow: progression, filming, and good old spring riding. The contest went down this past week, with none other than Travis Rice himself judging.

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"To push competitive snowboarding in a more positive direction, let’s bring the level of rotations down by creating a course that’s harder to ride and more skatepark influenced. Working with Mark and Frank, that’s what Red Bull Recharged build is all about,” said Ben Ferguson to Snowboarder Mag about the contest. Check out 11 minutes of highlights here

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Building and Riding a Spring-Loaded Snowboard
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While the video doesn't explicitly say what inspired these guys to build a snowboard with what appears to be car suspension springs, it doesn't seem like the most ridiculous idea in the world. Springs could hypothetically enable boarders to pop harder and land more smoothly. Perhaps the key to achieving futurespin is using advanced techniques like spring-loaded equipment.  RELATED: Torstein Horgmo and Craig Gouweloos Jib it Up at Mammoth It appears that our intrepid tinkerers chose springs so

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Jeremy Jones, Sage and Tommy Moe on the Importance of Family Skiing for Father’s Day
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There might be no greater joy in life than skiing/snowboarding with your family and passing on the love of riding to a new generation. And, chances are pretty high if you enjoy sliding down frozen water, your old man is the one who taught you how to do that. So call your dad today and tell him thanks: Without him, none of this would be possible.

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Step Inside the World’s Most Advanced Avalanche Research Lab
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Switzerland is one of the deadliest places on the planet when it comes to avalanches. Many of the country’s villages and roads lie beneath massive slide paths, and when it snows, big white walls of snow start moving. These days, those dangers are elevated thanks to a warming climate, and the team of scientists and avalanche forecasters at the WSL institute for Snow and Avalanche Research are figuring out how and why it affects mountain communities. RELATED: Colorado's Snowpack is 539% of