Transworld Snowboarding

Transworld Snowboarding October 2017

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.
a lesson in commitment

Eleven hours into a day spent working on this issue, knowing I had at least four more to go before shutting my laptop, I picked up my skateboard and took a break. Ten minutes later and already starting to soak through my shirt, I told myself that when I got my trick I’d get back to work. I did it next try. All but the important part, that is. At the last second, I kicked out, tripped over my board, rolled my ankle, and broke my fifth metatarsal. Funny how you learn about unbeknown body parts when you injure them. Anyhow, it was a lesson in commitment. Pussyfooting around never got anyone very far. This idea is what the piece beginning on page 86 is based on. It’s called All In,…

1 min.

We are cursed as snowboarders— and it only magnifies if you skateboard or surf. Hell, scooter kids probably even do it—to analyze every embankment and piece of transition, plausible or impossible. We walk down the street daydreaming of popping off curb-cuts and drive through the mountains mentally gapping drifts on the side of the road. That is a thought process the pedestrian world doesn’t have. We’re the weird ones. Mind-surfing is an accepted term to describe this phenomenon, and if it didn’t happen to you when you saw at this photo, maybe there’s another hobby out there for you. Croquet is said to be quite relaxing. With Nick Russell as the rider to surf vicariously through, imagine snapping off your tail as you go weightless and float into the shadowed…

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Here we have a textbook example of the way snowboarding warps mind and sight. Many of us see crazy spots and daydream. Frank Bourgeois can hit them. Maybe one of us normal snowboarders would walk down the street right here, next to these colorful murals, and imagine the fantastic possibility of gapping from above to below. To see it as feasible then go through with it is absurd and exactly what makes Frank B. the jaw-dropping rider he is. With three hours of shovel work on the landing alone, the cooperation of a restaurant whose parking lot serves as the runout, a police officer willing to turn a blind eye, and a massive amount of courage, Frank sent it over this backcountry-sized stepdown in Quebec, far from the realm of…

1 min.
jørgensen knox

Sure, you can throw and retrieve a football by yourself or volley a tennis ball against a wall, but even imagining those scenarios is a bummer. Part of the beauty in snowboarding lies in the fact that you don’t need anyone else to do it. There’s nothing depressing about laying into solo slash or catching air with no one around. We all enjoy company, however. The difference is that in snowboarding it’s more auxiliary than requisite. This photo of Sparrow Knox and Len Jørgensen is a fitting example. Take either out of the frame, and it’s still a fine image. Sparrow is planted firm on the coping, and Len is boosting with proper style and a funny hat, but the two together are what make the photo for the viewer—in…

1 min.

The freedom snowboarding elicits is what makes it gratifying, if only momentarily. It’s a temporary transport to fantasyland. Here, there are no mortgages, significant others, or deadlines. So we keep chasing these simultaneous moments of literal and figurative weightlessness. Snowboarding is a distraction. Not until the bottom of the run do we have to think about real life. The concept is similar to a bender. And the more critical the scenarios we put ourselves in, the less mental space we have to consider problems external of the situation in front of us, or—in the case of Jason Robinson in this photo—below. Upside down in Alaska, there’s no extra space in the brain. It is the ultimate moment of freedom. J. Rob has found a way to make this freedom more…

6 min.
mike basich’s latest mobile living endeavor

“This is a combination of everything I’ve learned from my other vehicles.” Mike Basich has been experimenting with trucks, cabins, and cameras for some time. A love for snowboarding has always been at the root of his pursuits in self-documentation, vehicles, and homes. Both chasing storms and waiting them out are challenges he’s sought to overcome by creating livable vehicles that allow him to be closer to the mountains. Maximized spacial efficiency, environmentally conscious building methods, and artistic hints have led the design. Building is Basich’s creative outlet, and he’s become widely recognized for it. Mikey recently sold his popular custom Dodge Ram pop-up and tow-behind tiny home to embark on a new build. This one started out as a Mitsubishi flatbed truck and has evolved into a mind-blowing mini-home on…