Transworld Snowboarding

Transworld Snowboarding December 2017

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TransWorld SNOWboarding inspires and motivates you to go out and ride. Delivers on everything from the best photos of the world's best riders, to product reviews, how to's, and park and resort info.

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In second grade, I developed a fascination with snowboarding. Without any of the necessary equipment, save for a bright blue and orange Broncos jacket, I gave it my best impersonation, which involved a sled. My aunt Julie rented me a snowboard for my birthday, and her and my mom drove me to a snow-covered hillside in Rocky Mountain National Park, where my fascination became an obsession. When I needed someone to snowboard with, I recruited my younger sister, Hanna, and I had help building jumps onto picnic tables. Somehow this obsession followed me to college, and with the foreboding thought of a career looming on the horizon, I wondered if I could turn it into some sort of job. One of the most talented snowboarders to ever sit at a desk…

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Of course snowboarding transports us, in a physical sense, downhill. And perhaps its most universal experience is the mental vacation from reality. But it moves us in another sense. It’s hard to imagine Victor Daviet would find himself in the fantasyland depicted here were it not for his snowboard. Imagine him just standing in the middle of this stack of pillows for the hell of it. Seems odd and unlikely. A snowboard is a catalyst to take us places we only otherwise imagine. We have the perfect excuse to find utopia.…

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The enthralling destinations snowboarding pulls us to can be across the world or down the road. This is somewhere in between for Antti Autti. With a career that’s sent him around the globe, Autti set out to explore Nordic regions nearby with a project called Arctic Lights. “My way of life hasn’t taught me how to stay in one place,” Autti says. “I wanted to spend more time at home and adventure when the conditions aligned. It wasn’t easy because the North is rugged, but it paid off.” With these views, it would seem so…

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rig talk: ben gavelda’s to-go box

Ben Gavelda once sat at a desk. But you see, Ben likes being in the mountains more than he likes talking about being in them, so, like many others in the snowboard industry, his stint in Southern California met its end as a result. He left the beach and his associate editor role at this very publication and returned to higher elevations and cooler temperatures. His seasons since have been spent following pow, banging nails in the summer to afford this wintertime chase, subsidized by his continued freelance editorial endeavors. Gavelda is involved in the snowboard industry for the reason anyone should be—snowboarding—and after putting together plenty of these features himself, it’s time his own mobile living endeavor gets some shine. This is what Ben has been up to when…

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stoney surfers

Snowboarding has been influenced by surf culture since its inception. A shared lust to experience the elements on a board brings these two communities together under the umbrella term “boardsports,” and the similarities are undeniable. At the crossroads of these pastimes emerges a subculture reminiscent of snowboarding’s early days, dubbed powsurfing. Justin Clark, known more commonly as J. Stone, is a bona-fide entrepreneur masterfully perfecting a balance of fun with hard work, as he helps progress the rhythmic art of riding snow without bindings. His brand, Stoney Surfers, was created in 2013 out of a love for powsurfing, a dissatisfaction in the shapes and board options available, and a drive to take matters into his own hands. Out of a handbuilt press and a woodshop in his Salt Lake City basement—with…

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a guide to gimbaling

It’s now possible to capture professional caliber snowboard footage on a camera you can lose in your messy center console. Easier still, however, is creating something that ranges from slightly nauseating to seizure-inducing. The latest GoPro with its gimbal attachment is a hell of a tool if you know what you’re doing. A small handful of people have the art mastered, and we talked to a couple of the pros—Spencer Whiting aka @gimbalgod and Matt Cook aka @skichef—as well as a hobbyist named Austin Smith, who’s running a copycat Instagram account, dedicated to his gimbaling exploits. Follow these tips, and you’ll be hot on their trail. Just stay back three to four feet, but no further than ten. WHAT EQUIPMENT TO USE Matt Cook: I use a GoPro 6 on a Karma…