Powder & Rails - Standard Films Retrospective

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Standard Films reached the 20-year milestone this year with the release of TB20, so Vice sent their Powder & Rails crew to sit down with the men responsible for making these snowboard films so groundbreaking.
This has some awesome old footage from TB2 in it, plus some behind the scenes stuff from a session with Gjermund Bråten, Gulli Gudmundsson and Halldor Helgason at Alpine Meadows.

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VICE today announces the premiere of the fourth season of Powder & Rails, a series developed by VICE and Burton devoted to exploring the frosty world of snowboarding, the onslaught of shredding, and day-glo jackets.

In the first four episodes of the new season, VICE heads out to Red Rocks, Colorado to attend the world premiere of TB20 (Totally Board 20), in celebration of Standard Films’ 20th anniversary. There, we catch up with Travis Robb and Mike and Dave Hatchett, the first of their kind to join together big mountain, back country boarding with freestyle hi-jinks. In this episode, the guys invite us to see some of TB20 in the making at Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe with the company of snowboarder friends Gjermund Bråten, Gulli Gudmundsson and Halldor Helgason. They divulge Standard Films’ inception, tracking its history with the likes of Standard alumni Tom Burt, Jim Rippey and Jeremy Jones.

For the fourth season of Powder & Rails, not only do we go behind the scenes of Standard Film’s TB20, but we get up close and personal with the likes of snowboarding’s first backcountry maniac, Tom Burt, the most badass board developer, Chuck Barfoot, and hit up Summit County where we chat with Marc Frank Montoya, Dave England, Mikey LeBlanc, Scott E. Wittlake, the Tarquin Robbins, and many more.

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