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burn PRESENTS: We Ride - The Story of Snowboarding

As with all great ventures — personal computers, a certain American footwear brand, punk rock music — snowboarding started in a garage. From that point in 1965, the sport has immensely grown in popularity to become a mainstream phenomenon. burn teamed up with Grain Media to produce a documentary on the matter, entitled We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding. The documentary chronicles snowboarding’s relatively short 40-year history — and rapid development — through the lens of 20 influencers that have contributed to making the sport what it is today. We Ride interweaves never-before-seen footage with sequences of culture, music, fashion, rebellion and snowboarding triumph, to tell the sport’s history in a fresh and innovative way. Watch the film here and let us know your thoughts below.

Author: Josh Davis

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Red Bull Ultra Natural

VIDEO: Red Bull Ultra Natural - Best Action
By Redbull.com Team on 21 February 2013 in Snowboarding

All the best action from Travis Rice's signature freeriding event from Baldface Mountain, BC.

Sixteen of the world's best snowboarders converged on the run known as "Scary Cherry" at Baldface Lodge, fighting deteriorating weather as the day went along, but only one rider could take home the top honor at Red Bull Ultra Natural.

In the end, Austria's Gigi Rüf stood on top of the podium after putting together a creative run showcasing his unique style, utilizing a variety of both the natural and man-made features on the mile long course. Switzerland's Nicolas Müller not only took second place but was also presented the Best Trick Award with a gigantic mute air over a tree, sending himself nearly 100-feet down the 45+ degree course.

Rounding out the podium was Southern California's Bryan Fox, a first-timer at Red Bull Ultra Natural and a late addition to the event as a wildcard entry.

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21Days: Parko/Fanning, Episode One

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21Days: Parko/Fanning, Episode One

By RedBull.com Team on in Surfing

Ep. one of 21Days tells the story of Mick and Joel heading into 2013's first event at Snapper Rocks.

The first world tour event of 2013, the Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast, is just about to fire up. And while Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson have been sitting behind the rock at Snapper during their downtime, sharing barrels and riffing stories, come March 3 they'll be donning jerseys and doing battle. Two best friends since childhood, two top 10 world tour surfers. A strange but endearing relationship, that's easily the most engaging element of the coming contest.

"21Days" is the first in a new series from Red Bull, that takes a microscope to relationships like Mick and Joel's. In a similar vein to HBO's 24/7, the series will examine the most compelling pair of surfers heading into certain events throughout the year. Mick and Joel's story, chosen to kick off the series, is jamming both aesthetically (how could it not, the way these two surf), and dramatically (humility! Friendship!). As if you weren't already burning with excitement for Snapper...

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