How to Assemble a Badass Snowboard Crew


Cooking with Gas crew. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi.

If snowboarding was anything like soccer (which of course, it isn’t) your crew would be the equivalent of your team.

They’re the guys you hang with, destroy spots/soccer pitches with, shower with, and hit on famous people’s wives with. Ok, those last two are perhaps just soccer, but there are definitely some parallels to be made. Your snowboard crew are your homies: they define how your snowboarding is perceived by fellow riders, brands and people 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), 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…

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