Pro riders may pass hundreds of hours waiting for the ideal weather in which to film their exploits. These hours can serve as a catalyst for pranks—and sometimes shit just goes a little further than expected. Such was the case when Jeremy Jones and members of the TGR production crew traveled to Svalbard to film for Further. During this trip, Dan Gibeau, a rookie member of the production crew, became the victim of a practical joke. Once Gibeau’s colleagues put their prank into motion, their acting and antics proved far more believable than they had imagined. Consequently, the outcome of their prank managed to surprise not only Gibeau, but also themselves.
In this short video from GoPro, Travis Rice uses his insane memory to perfectly ride a complex and difficult line. If you have ever been on top of a steep face you know it's extremely challenging to identify any features that are below you. Professionals often take a helicopter or study the face for hours so they can memorize exactly what they need to do to safely reach the bottom. This showcases Travis' perfect recall and riding ability all in one clip.
Marc-André Tarte and the rest of the team at Progression Airbags have come up with a new style of airbag that will change the way snowboarders train for slopestyle events in the future. For now, that means the 2018 Winter Olympics, one of the most widely watched sporting events in the world. Instead of ending in a flat pillow like most traditional airbags, this new version has a slope that reflects the grade of real landings. The first one built to completion weighs in at around 12,000 pounds
Xavier De Le Rue completely destroys Pic Du Midi in the French Pyrenees. The famous big mountain snowboarder is captured doing what he does, shredding techy exposed lines with a surgical precision. This is part of Xavier's DIY series, which so far has chronicled his journeys in China and other exotic locations.