Transworld Snowboarding

Transworld Snowboarding November 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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3 min.
just because there’s a goalie doesn’t mean you can’t score.

I resent the notion that snowboarding is an elitist sport. I’m aware of all evidence suggesting this, and I understand that, yes, it is largely a pastime for those who can afford some degree of luxury. But because it takes more effort than other similarly trivial things we can choose to occupy our free time, I like to think of it as an activity for those who are especially ardent. The ones who love it will figure out how to make it happen. As they say, usually in a different context, just because there’s a goalie doesn’t mean you can’t score. Whether it’s bumping lifts for a season pass, sleeping in cold parking lots, fighting fires in the off-season, getting a summer camp job to ride year-round, or even clipping…

1 min.

Lifts costs money. They’re an efficient method of uphill transport, no doubt, but they’re not requisite to snowboarding. Here, Toni Kerkelä demonstrates an alternative purpose for the chairlift. On a trip to Kyrgystan with Jérôme Tanon, Niels Schack, Sparrow Knox, Toni found this abandoned chair and made use of it. In this particular instance, he popped a little too hard, hit the top of the chair and put his knee into his nose, nearly knocking himself out. Worse incidents have happened unloading with novice passengers though, and those were paid for.…

1 min.

There’s something satisfying about smashing things. Ever feel like chucking your phone at a wall? Or taking a bat to some electronics, Office Space-style? Destruction is fun but often impractical. The mere thought of going to the AT&T store is enough to deter most from damaging a phone. And who’s going to clean up the mess after you bash a television? Powder, especially in pillow form, is the ideal substance to smash. You get to obliterate something pristine, and there are no obnoxious repercussions to deal with or debri clean up. Phil Hansen has this figured out.…

3 min.
rig talk: danny davis’ ‘79 military ambulance

Danny Davis is a ramblin’ man. That’s why they call him Travelin’ Dan. On a tip from Alex Yoder, who has a knack for finding livable vehicles, the Tahoe-based, beard-wearing, method-blasting rolling stone came up on this late ‘70s rig that’s catalyzing his excursions up and down California’s 395 and beyond. We crossed paths with Dan up in Oregon, and after offering up some beers from his cooler, he showed us around this matte green one-of-a-kind home on wheels. It’s of course been said that dogs often resemble their owners owners, or vice versa, but somehow this rig almost looks like Danny. VEHICLE This is a 1979 Mercedes military ambulance, model name 290 GD. To my knowledge, it has the longest wheelbase ever made for the G-Class Mercedes. It once had a…

13 min.
mike west

As I jockey for position to exit in Los Angeles traffic, I realize I don’t much about the guy I’m headed to interview. I know plenty of the brand he’s built but little of the mind behind it. “I mean, Mike’s interesting, dude. He’s climbed Mount Kiliminjaro. He’s done all these interesting things, but he’s never positioned himself the same way some founders have positioned themselves,” 686 Vice President of Marketing, Brent Sandor, tells me. “No one knows he’s hiked Mount Kiliminjaro except for fifteen or twenty people. He doesn’t tell anyone. One time he went to Russia in the dead of winter with the clothes on his back, wearing a pair of Vans Slip-Ons. He had a blog on Hypebeast. It was tight.” It never goes as planned. Such is…

6 min.
snowboard without buying a lift ticket

When gas to the hill and PBJ supplies are going to put your bank account at $4.37, any ticket, no matter how deeply discounted, is too expensive. But there are ways—some sketchier than others—to get around the often outrageous variable cost of riding your snowboard. Like sneaking into concerts or ordering drinks underage, the key is to be inconspicuous but confident. Several of these are illegal; many would call them theft. Resort management and law enforcement certainly will. And what’s worse than the exorbitant price of a day pass? Thousands in fines and a dark smudge on your record. While not all are sustainable strategies, desperate times call for desperate measures. Other suggestions, like splitboarding and hitchhiking, are often more fun than snowboarding at a resort regardless of your financial…