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Transworld Snowboarding

Transworld Snowboarding September - October 2016

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.

País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
American Media Operations, Inc
Periodicidad:
Back issues only
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2 min.
launch

Since this magazine started 30 years ago, snowboarding has become increasingly established. The mission statement of the mag when it was founded was to “grow and promote the sport of snowboarding.” The TWSNOW staff in the ’80s and early ’90s would visit ski areas to convince them snowboarding was safe, putting on demonstrations for management, showing them how snowboarders could turn in control and stop. A list of resorts that didn’t allow snowboarding was printed in each issue, shortening every time. Now we see snowboarding front stage at the Olympics, on cereal boxes, and on scaffolding jumps in stadiums. Our goal today is to cover the unique facets of snowboarding’s culture— the people, the locations, and the lifestyle. While discussing historic stories for our 30th anniversary volume, we noticed snowboarding and…

9 min.
30 years of trans world snow boarding

When the first issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding hit the press in 1987, the sport was still in its infancy. Snowboarding was just beginning to earn acceptance at ski resorts, the “industry” consisted of a small group of hands-on creators, and the colorful tribe of snowboarders was still a novelty to the greater population. TWSNOW was the second title launched by TransWorld Media after TransWorld SKATEboarding; it was founded by Tracker Trucks owner Larry Balma and Peggy Cozens in Oceanside, California. Before the launch, images of snowboarding appeared in early issues of TWSKATE starting in the winter of 1983, introducing the sport to skateboarders turned early snowboard pros like Steve Caballero, Noah Salasnek, and John Cardiel and influencing the freestyle trajectory of the sport. For the past 30 years, TransWorld SNOWboarding has become…

3 min.
aaron lebowitz’ deep search

NAME: Aaron Lebowitz TITLE: El Capitan of Soulmotion Snowsurf DOB: 1/2/1986 VEHICLE: ’91 Chevy G30 Aaron Lebowitz makes handcrafted, surf-inspired snowboards. He is the captain and commander of Soulmotion Snowsurf, and he’s explored the world and its vast ways of living. His travels opened his eyes to the idea that there isn’t a right way to live, yet some lifestyles are more suited for evolving environments and culture. This, along with his desire for freedom and adventure, led him to bus life, where he can take his career of building boards and perpetuating stoke anywhere the road leads. BUS A ’91 Chevy G30, diesel, 20 feet in length. It has a dually system in the back and rear wheel drive, which makes it fun to rally. It’s a cruisy automatic thanks to the new transmission, it…

4 min.
heart roasters

When Wille Yli-Luoma walked out the door on his esteemed snowboard career, he shut it and locked it. He didn’t desire to linger around this sometimes fickle, often ego-driven industry. But as they say, when one door shuts, another opens. And for Wille it was a glass garage door, like many boutique coffee bars have, on Portland’s East Burnside. I heard about Heart before I lived two blocks away from Wille’s first location. I knew that a guy I had posters of as a kid started a coffee shop. What I didn’t know was what good coffee tasted like. 7-Eleven drip was good as anything that came out of an AeroPress, Chemex, or the like. As long as it cut through the perpetual hangover of my early twenties, I was down. I…

3 min.
eddie’s archive

“WE WRESTLED WILD CROCODILES IN A MURKY RIVER AT 2:00 A.M.” In 2012, we traveled with Danny, Dingo, and Dustin Craven to Costa Rica. We wrestled wild crocodiles in a murky river at 2:00 a.m.; it was the sketchiest thing I have ever done in my life. Dingo got bit by a huge snake, Dustin licked a psychedelic toad, and we got robbed. There are islands off the coast where natives live and subside mostly off coconuts and crabs from the beach. We stayed with them for two days, learned their ways, and got caught in a monsoon. Luckily, we had some machetes to cut down coconuts and look tough. “STRAY DOGS BROKE IN... AND THEY WOULD DRAG DEAD ANIMALS INTO OUR SLEEPING BAGS.” Danny wanted to learn more about Native American culture,…

5 min.
backcountry etiquette

Powder and solitude. When asked why riding outside the resort is worth extra effort, those two words are often the first that come to mind. But since backcountry exploration isn’t all fun and face shots, it’s important to make smart decisions and consider the well-being of others, including Mother Nature. Here are some tips to up the enjoyment for everyone. RESPECT EVERYBODY’S DESIRE FOR SAFE TRAVEL. Marie-France Roy says, “I like touring with people who don’t let their egos get in the way of making solid safety calls.” Choose routes that don’t expose other parties to avalanche paths, even on low-danger days. Marie adds, “Not endangering people below you is critical”—meaning not crossing above others in terrain that has a chance of sliding. We don’t always know when other people are…