The Secret Snowboard History of Japan’s Snowboarding Coup D’Etat
By: Niel Hartmann
SNOWBOARDER’s most trusted SoCal born, Japan-based contributor checks in from the North Island to tell the tales of a once-in-a-lifetime winter.
Going the Distance: Jake Welch Weighs In
By: T. Bird
Just about two years ago, Jake Welch was on top of the world. A contract with Forum, a beautiful wife, and a multitude of talent. That is, until it all came crashing down when Jake lost all of his sponsors and he and his wife got divorced. However, with the help of his friends, Jake Welch pulled himself out of the rubble and back into the spotlight and after his first full year back in front of the lens, it seems that he’s a better snowboarder and a stronger person than he’s ever been.
By: Pat Bridges
Jake Blauvelt, Kazuhiro Kokubo and Forest Bailey venture up to CMH Heli in Galena, British Columbia with SNOWBOARDER Creative Director Pat Bridges. Buckle up, because it’s one hell of a ride.
2015 SNOWBOARDER Magazine Hardgood Buyer’s Guide
SNOWBOARDER presents hundreds of the best snowboards and bindings that money can buy before the selling season so you can get a sneak peek at next year’s fear before heading in to your local shop to grab your favorite setup.
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