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Mark Carter is a cowboy-snowboarder half-breed, a man’s man. Carter approaches snowboarding with the same reckless but calculated gusto that is necessary when wrangling a herd of hundreds of cattle – a task that he’s burdened with on his family’s Wyoming ranch every fall before snowboard season kicks into gear.
This past season, Mark spent the winter going balls to the wall
in the Jackson Hole backcountry, filming with Teton Gravity Research, Sherpas Cinema, and Arbor Snowboards
. This full part is the culmination of countless days hucking off huge jumps and enormous, sketchy lines. Now kick your boots up and enjoy the fruit of Mark’s labor.
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Want to know tomorrow’s tricks today? All the tea leaves, tinctures, Magic 8 Balls, palm lines or even Jesus’ face in condensation on the back of a stop sign are nothing compared to Think Thank Almanac’s “Methods of Prediction”! Think Thank’s impatient prescient magic elixir of mini shredding mayhem (gone mega). This season spirits (and Mitch) remained high through low snow, low gas, broke down vans and broke down bodies. The Think Thank crew dove in to the cone of the snowboard video vortex with our usual reckless abandon. Time, temperature and plans are irrelevant. See a spot, hit it. Think of a trick, try it. Full hack? We’re going to Applebees! So grab a shovel, flip the Tarot cards, steep the tea, consult the star charts and chart the star’s homes because the end is only the beginning when the Think Thank Snowboarding Almanac uses it’s “Methods of Prediction”!
Directed by: Sean Lucey
Starring: Ted Borland, Brandon Reis, Mitch Richmond, Nial Romanek, Desiree Melancon, Ryan Paul, Sammy Spiteri, Max Warbington, Parker Duke, Sam Hulbert, Justin Keniston, Freddy Perry, Erik Karlsson, Jesse Burtner, and The Big Mess.
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Riley Nickerson goes hard when he hits the streets. He also does it with a style that has creeped into the forefront of legendary riding. Traveling across Europe and the greatest country in the world Riley’s 686 Seconds part is a full blown banger. Tech, style, and grace are the three things that’ll make you watch the Riley Nickerson 686 Seconds part over and over.
Check out all 686 threads HERE.
The community in Pine Ridge, South Dakota has been needing a youth revival. Levi’s, in collaboration with Grindline Skate Parks and the Stronghold Society, is made that happen. The efforts will continue to grow hand bring the support of skateboarding to under served communities. Manderson, South Dakota is the next stop which close to the Pine Ridge Skatepark.
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I first met Ethan Morgan in 2004 as his coach at Windells Camp and then we crossed paths again in 2006 at the Trofeo Topolino Jr. World Games contest in Italy. Ethan has really blown up over the last few years. Need proof? Check out the edit above.