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Julian Donatelli | Photographers Favorites | Bariloche, Argentina Photo Gallery

April 2nd, 2014 by
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Lake Nahuel Haupi and Lago Moreno este.  Bariloche, Argentina. Julian Donatelli is a local professional photographer in Bariloche, Argentina who was nice enough to share these photos with Unofficial.  His … Read More

Classic Post: The 10 Longest Vertical Drops in North America

January 6th, 2014 by
Cody Peak at Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Top 10 Longest Vertical Drops at Ski Resorts in North America. Video of the action at each location…and one famous video of absolute HORROR that was filmed at one of the locations…

The Best Snowboard Movie of all Time?

December 19th, 2013 by

Best snowboard movie of all time?  Answer = Yes.

Zach Galifinanakis’ best movie?  Answer = Yes.

This movie has got some funny sh#t in it.  The trailer makes it come off like Aspen Extreme on snowboards, but it’s more like the dirbags vs the rich people…wait, that is Aspen Extreme, too, right?  Either way, if you haven’t seen this, you’re blowing it.

“You all know the rules of King of the Mountain.  First one to the bottom with the most beer in your glass shall be proclaimed this year’s King of the Montain.”

“Pushing, shoving, & cheating are encouraged.- pink

 

Any parallels to KSL in Squaw here?  mmm, mmm, mmmm?

“Carpe the Diem.  Seize the…carp.”

Desert Snowboarding: Every Third Thursday

November 26th, 2013 by

ETT Season 4, episode 3: Signal Snowboard’s Dave Lee builds two experimental snowboards at the Signal Factory with the goal of riding epic sand dunes in a world without snow. One board features an ABS plastic base and the other a Formica base, both with the goal of overcoming the challenge of speed on sand. The setting for the test is California’s Glamis Dunes, a motorsports recreational mecca with steep mountainous dunes. The test has a sticky outcome, which leads to a new world compromise—enter Professional off road racer Rob MacCachren and his off road trophy truck! Snowboarders Spencer Link and Nick Sibayan get the ride of their lives behind Rob’s truck to see if, with a little help, they can get the same effect on sand as on snow. Looks like the driver might be getting more face shots than the riders in this episode of ETT. Back to the drawing board! What new base materials do you think would work to get this board sliding on sand? Leave your comments below!
Watch Rob MacCachren’s Inside Track series:http://goo.gl/wyWcZH

Watch the full series: http://bit.ly/TAfmaK

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What Do YOU Think of These Snowboard Poles?

November 9th, 2013 by

What Do YOU Think of These Snowboard Poles?

“The Snowboard Pole has been developed after years of research by snowboarders for snowboarders. Strong, light and easy to use our pole enables you to propel yourself over flat spots on mountain terrain and control your snowboard through ski lift queues enabling you to get on to ski lifts with both feet still bound into your snowboard.”

Now there is no need to unbind – simply remove the Snowboard Pole from the quick release secure storage system and you can maintain your momentum to the next run or ski lift, then quickly re-secure the Snowboard Pole.” – - thesnowboardpole.com

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The World’s 1st Snowboard Video – 1939

October 22nd, 2013 by

“Video of my grandfather, Gunnar Burgson, and the other co-inventors of the snowboard (Harvey Burgeson and Vern Wicklund) using their invention in the 1940s on the snow in the midwest.” - burgie8

Read More Here – Don Burgeson on the Bunker Sno-Surf, circa 1939, and the world’s first snowboard film

Before Snowboards There Was This…

October 15th, 2013 by

1978 Snow Skate Footage

Before the monder day snowboard kids were “skating” down the hill on snow skates. Here is a look back on what snowboarding was like before snowboards. 

Freeride World Tour Snowboarder Kaitlin Elliott | Rocking Edit

October 7th, 2013 by
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Long time Snowbird ripper Kaitlin Elliott has made her way onto big mountain snowboarding’s highest competitive stage. She is the newest representative of the Americas Region in the Swatch Freeride World Tour. After a victory at the Taos 4 Star FWQ event last year and other solid finishes Kait will be joining fellow Snowbird women snowboarders / FWT Veterans Laura Dewey and Shannan Yates-Cochrane on the big hills in Europe this season.

As a long time friend of Ms. Elliott’s I would like to say a HUGE congratulations to her. Kaitlin has committed several years, most of her hard earned cash and some bodily abuse to get this far. I can’t wait to see her smiling a jumping around on the internet this year during the Freeride World Tour Events she is able to attend. Anyone looking to sponsor a female athlete hit her up on Facebook asap:)

#TBT: The Origins of Snowboarding

October 3rd, 2013 by

The Origins of Snowboarding: 1988 Escape to Ski

Take a trip down memory lane as Warren Miller’s film crew pioneers snowboarding on the big screen.

Teaser: Burton Presents STREET

September 24th, 2013 by

Featuring the progressive riding of Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Mark Sollors, and Ethan Deiss, shot locations all around the world including Japan, Minnesota, and Canada. Look for insane wall rides, huge handrails, massive gaps, and more from this creative team of urban assailants.

Going Live Friday, September 27

Burton Presents STREET [SNOWBOARDING] will be available to view and download for free on burton.com and twsnow.com.