It's so encouraging to see that for those of us who live and breathe snowboarding, contrary to all of the industry chat and naysayers, snowboarding is long, long way off from being dead.
'Snowboarding's Dead' is a new series by Alex Andrews that explores all of the little things that are very much alive about snowboarding in 2014. The local hills, shops and people who are driving the progression and love for the sport everyday.
Alex grew up in such a scene and in episode 1, heads to Minnesota, one of the hubs of North American progressive freestyle snowboarding, to see what's up.
Between Hyland Hills, Trollhaugen and the abundance of amazing street spots in the region, there are few places on earth where snowboarding is more alive right now.
Riders: Alex Andrews, Brady Lem, Shane Ruprecht, Joe Sexton, Danimals, Boody, Michael Wick
This is episode 1 of snowboarding's dead, an inside look at Minnesota, a hub for snowboarding, and all around amazing place. Over the years, a lot of great snowboarders have come from Minnesota, and as i spend more time there, it becomes more and more apparent why. Not known for its Big mountains, but more for rope tows, amazing snowboard parks and a snow blanketed urban landscape make this place one of a kind. Minnesota also has some awesome local shops, including Zombie, youth shelter supply, Damage, and cal surf. This place rules and if you get a chance to go hang there I strongly suggest it
Film & Edit by Loren Brinton