People always ask, how can a guy from Brooklyn, NY that hates the cold end up spending his winters in Colorado? Easy answer. I found snowboarding. That is what changed my life. When I say changed my life, I mean really changed my life. It made me a healthier person is the biggest takeaway from it all. Making myself better mentally, physically and spiritually.
To quickly bring you up to speed, check out the clip below by The Angry Snowboarder. It's raw, but it clearly articulates how you evolve once you pick up snowboarding.
"When you are sleeping at a place that is 9,000 feet above sea level and you are hiking 14ers in Colorado, you realize even more the value of healthy living, because the better that you feel, the better your days will be on the mountain. This manifests itself in preparation that we make in the off season, because we know how our actions now can either help our hurt our early snow season."
Men’s Snowboard Superpipe presented by Toyota Qualifying Results
1.) Ayumu Hirano (JPN), 94.00
2.) Ruka Hirano (JPN), 87.75
3.) Yuto Totsuka (JPN), 86.75
4.) Shaun White (USA), 85.75
5.) Andre Hoeflich (GER), 85.00
6.) Chase Josey (USA), 82.50
7.) Taylor Gold (USA), 81.50
8.) Jan Scherrer (SUI), 80.75
9.) Valentino Guseli (AUS), 75.75
10.) Joey Okesson (USA), 71.00
11.) Favid Habluetzel (SUI), 69.25
12.) Danny Davis (USA), 60.75
13.) Josh Bowman (USA), 56.50
14.) Pat Burgener (SUI), 55.50
15.) Ryan Wachendorfer (USA), 53.75
16.) Louie Vito (ITA), 48.75
17.) Chase Blackwell (USA), 40.50
18.) Jack Coyne (USA), 38.00
19.) Derek Livingston (CAN), 32.25
20.) Kaishu Hirano (JPN), 23.50
21.) Ikkou Anai (JPN), 19.75
22.) Toby Miller (USA), 16.00
If you have spent anytime being towed around a mountain, you will appreciate this video. And if you have no idea what I am talking about, this video will still blow your mind. Red Bull and Clemens Millauer executed this amazing video that is choreographed so well, you will have to watch it more than once. Thank us later.
"Right now, I am just building awareness about the snowskate and its capabilities. By splitting the seasons between longboarding and snowskating, I continuously can work on my form to get more speed. Check my Instagram @bellharrison for updates and accomplishments and @aloudsnowskates to know what is happening with our movement.
With Skiing and Snowboarding, its all about your individual style and flavor and how that interacts with the terrain that you ride. Like a lot of unique skiers, Sammy Carlson is out to make his own path with his own style. Stoke The Fire gives us a little taste of this. Definitely worth checking out as Teton Gravity Research's storytelling skills are just getting better and better.
I have come to notice a pattern that the guys at Snowboarder Pro Camp hit right on the head and that is how stoked we are at the opening of a season vs. how much snow is actually on the ground to ride. Generally, its limited, the conditions are icy and intense and often have me wondering, why did I jump on this early season bandwagon. This is a great clip because it encourages caution at the opening of the season. I mean, no one wants to get hurt on some ice so that they have to miss the upcoming powder. They also update the new GoPro 10.
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