Transworld Snowboarding

Transworld Snowboarding November 2018

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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2 min.

MOORE Snowboarding is a gravity-fed endeavor, so you’ve got to get up to get down. Methods of ascent range from chairlifts to helicopters, but the slowest and most reliable is, of course, our own feet. Here we see, Pat Moore in Chamonix. It’s a place with a rich history of descent via human-powered uphill travel, and a juxtaposition to locales in which we’re used to seeing Pat ride. Does this tweak look any better because he bootpacked for it? Probably not. Is that grab a little more tweaked because his legs are warmed up? Only Pat knows. It doesn’t matter how you get up, as long as you have a good time getting down, but sometimes catching your breath before dropping is a reminder of how nice it feels to let…

2 min.
don’t believe everything you think

My favorite sandwich in high school was called the White Widow. It came from a spot with each menu option named for a strain of weed and sized not in inches but as “nug” or “blunt.” Certainly not as cool in retrospect as it was in my teen years. This is where I found my senior quote, through squinted red eyes. One afternoon, as I finished a nug-sized sandwich, I spotted a bumper sticker, likely plastered next to a photo of Bob Marley, that read, “Don’t believe everything you think.” “Woah. So true, man.” I haven’t been back to this stoner-themed sandwich spot since I graduated, but that quote—and I’ve seen it many times since—still rings true. About a decade later, with Nick Hamilton to my right and Torstein Horgmo across the table,…

6 min.
the genius that creates crab grab

Nine years ago, stomp pads were one of the lamest snowboard accessories on the market. In terms of all things uncool, they were second only to the leash. Today, you will be hard-pressed to find a group of riders without one. Thankfully, Crab Grab made stomp pads cool, because the reality is that all snowboarders benefit from some traction on their topsheet. Crab Grab reversed the stereotype—but how? “Crab Grab went from not even an idea, to the idea, the name, the product, and the logo—all within about thirty minutes,” Preston Strout tells me from his home in Bend, Oregon, that serves as the brand’s headquarters. It all began spring of 2010. Preston was a part owner and camp director of High Cascade Snowboard Camp, and he was hungry for a…

6 min.
go splitboarding for the first time

Like learning anything new, splitboarding can send you down a rabbit hole of information, largely related to gear to buy and backcountry education to take. But how do you use all that gear and knowledge once you finally set skins to the track for the first time? For those who have been there, you probably recall an awkward experience. Whether it was struggling to get your skins on or blindly figuring out how to use your poles—we’re not skiers, after all—that first outing likely resulted in some fear of embarrassment. The following information is designed to spare you the details of what to purchase or where to sign up for a class. If you’ve shown any interest in splitboarding thus far, you’ve probably figured that out by now. Instead, we’ll take a…

7 min.
curtis ciszek

On the surface it seems Curtis Ciszek, Jr. has had an easy ride. He’s one of those charismatic types who are good at everything. He’s the guy everyone’s down for. He’s the “professional snowboarder from Bend who grew up on a sailboat and guides fly fishing in the summer.” All that is true. But Curt has experienced turbulence too, especially of recent. What sets Curtis apart is a gift that was, perhaps, passed down from Curtis, Sr. The guy always stays even keel. Is it true that your father delivered you at home on Bainbridge Island? Yeah, he delivered me at home, which is crazy to think about. I don’t know if I could pull that off. I was born in Kingston, Washington, actually, but I lived on Bainbridge for three years. So…

4 min.
setting the bootpack

Jim Zellers is the epitome of cool. His demeanor is so casual that it’s easy to forget he’s an accomplished mountaineer, climber, and snowboarder. He’s witty, and his subtle jabs are perfectly timed. He’ll hand you a beer and tell you a story you wouldn’t believe if it came from the mouth of someone less savvy. Motivated as much by exploration as the act of snowboarding itself, Zellers was among the first generation of big mountain riders, pioneering descents in Alaska and around the globe. As we sought shelter in his van from the Joshua Tree sun, he explained, in his cryptic way, a trip to Bolivia in the late ‘90s. This expedition planted the seed for the journey Nick Russell, Danny Davis, Gray Thompson, Nathaniel Murphy, and Justin Kious…