21/10/2013 | by Sam Oetiker
If snowboarding was anything like soccer (which of course, it isn’t) your crew would basically be the equivalent of your team.
They’re the dudes you hang out with, destroy spots/soccer pitches with, get on TV with, shower with, and hit on famous people’s wives with. Ok, those last two are perhaps just soccer, but there are nevertheless parallels to be made. Your snowboard crew are basically your homies: they define how your snowboarding is perceived by fellow riders, brands and peeps crawlin’ the world wide web.
Snowboard crews can stand out from the crowd in a few different ways. Some are simply a collection of shit-hot riders (think the KBR crew or the Yawgoons perhaps), while others have a bit more of a ‘piss-around-behind the scenes’ sort of vibe (think the Random Bastards, Lick the Cat or the Gremlinz).
It shouldn’t take too much of a stretch of the imagination to figure out the elements you need to make a badass snowboard crew, but hit all the points in this 7-step list and you’ll be all over internet TV, swimming in free gear and having to turn down members of the opposite sex because you simply can’t copulate with them all at the same time…