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Video: These Snowboarders Go Huge in the City and Backcountry

Whether you like gritty urban seshes or backcountry booters, “Melodrama,” a new short film featuring snowboarders Bode Merrill, Jesse Paul, Erik Leon, Mike Liddle, Johnny Brady, and Garrett Warnick has something for you. The project seamlessly combines cultural scenes shot in Italy, Canada, Wyoming, and Hokkaido with boundary-pushing snowboarding, melding a diverse assortment of locations and disciplines into one film.

Related: Snowboarding Through the Alps with the Volcom Crew

The boys traveled all over the world in an effort to find the best snow and the most creative urban shots. Check out one of our favorite spots, “The Hole,” below.

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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