As promised, Vans keep delivering their rider profiles. This week you get a chance to learn more about Iouri Podlatchikov aka I-Pod, who belongs to the best pipe riders in the world and who has been consistently helping to progress the sport!

In this episode, follow I-Pod at the US Open in Vail as he endures the rewards and hardships of competitive snowboarding. See what Iouri's training process is like and how he prepares for competition. This episode is one of the most interesting so far and it is nice to see Iouri's personal approach to snowboarding competitions. You will also see that I-Pod is a decent skateboarder and we couldn't help but notice his skateboarding style is very similar to his snowboarding. Don't sleep on this one!

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