RUSHING THROUGH THE SNOW

Snowboarding is constantly evolving… from jumps to rails to big mountain riding the level is set to really unreacheable standards but still some people are pushing it…

Snowboard fanatics are divided in various categories…there’s the ones that get amped with big air maneuvers,the ones that crave deep powder lines and steep big mountain terrain ,the ones that are into tech street moves… everyone usually tend to put a label on themselves depending on what they are more into.

Is there anyone that doesn’t like a good old pow turn or a big ass stylish method air? Or  anyone that just doesn’t enjoy the simplicity of doing an ollie off a piste bump at the flat bottom of the gondola?

Despite all the big hype behind all of snowboarding disciplines and in between clothing trends and who wears tighter pants or has the weirdest hobbies, we really tend to forget that snowboarding is also about turns and speeding down the slopes…

Nowadays a lot of people seem to understand more the simple side of snowboarding and also the roots that flourished to take it to the level that is today…

Don’t you enjoy watching people riding and having total edge to edge control throwing turns and showing that actually own total board control?

Christian "Hitsch" Haller speeding through berms for the win!

Christian “Hitsch” Haller speeding through berms for the win!

Banked slaloms are a good reminder that no matter in what category of the above mentioned you list yourself there is always someone reading the course better or going faster than you while at the same time has a big smile on his face while speeding around the berms…

Nicolas and Terje digging at Laax's Sudden Rush slalom course.

Nicolas and Terje digging at Laax’s Sudden Rush slalom course.

Terje and Nicolas need no introduction and it’s really awesome that two of the most versatile riders and legends alive today, are not only hosting LAAX’s Sudden Rush slalom, but also digging,preparing and even race down the course and every one is welcome to join them…

These kind of events are the heart of snowboarding’s vast world…

ALL PHOTOS and GALLERY by VERNON DECK

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