Sending it  - Photo: YouTube/GoPro

With the August Bank Holiday just around the corner, and every shop imaginable flogging a Back To School range , it’s fair to say summer 2016 is coming to an end. But now’s not the time to mourn those barmy evenings chasing the last patch of sun around the park, or the many, many afternoons sat indoors watching Netflix while it pissed it down outside.

For the end of summer signals the start of the Snowboard Film Season (capitalised to make it seem like a real thing). Come September, the world – or at least the parts of it where check shirts and a lack of personal hygiene are requisite - will be buzzing with new snowboard movies.

Even Travis rice has to hike the hill now and again - Photo: YouTube/GoPro

In fact the ball has already started rolling. Last week we announced that the new Travis Rice movie, titled The Fourth Phase is dropping on 2nd October. It’s made by Brain Farm, the same crew behind Art Of Flight; a film which set a new benchmark for snowboarding movies, and this new film looks even better.

And the hype machine rumbles on today, as GoPro have released footage from the film that was shot entirely on one of their action cameras – unsurprisingly in eye-popping 4k.

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The footage suggests that The Fourth Phase will follow very much in the footsteps of the high budget Brain Farm movies that have gone before, that successfully mix snowboarding with a fine balance of an existential voyage of discovery brought through adventure and testing ones self, and a fuck-tonne of goofing around. And if you’ve seen Art Of Flight*, you’ll know that’s a very good thing indeed.

They took their Pokemon Go more seriously than most - Photo: YouTube/GoPro

But enough. Time to sit back, crank all of your internets up to 4K, put your speakers up to 11, and enjoy the ride.

*Of course you’ve seen Art Of Flight. And if not, you need to make some changes to your life. Literally, right now. Make some changes. You need to have seen that film by the time the day’s done or we can’t be friends any more.

Is that the infamous 'Crack' That skier Cody Townsend skied after T-Rice, but dropped his footage first?  - Photo: YouTube/GoPro
"Go on a heli" they said. "It'll be fun" they said.  - Photo: YouTube/GoPro
The snowpack crumbling beneath Travis' board - Photo: YouTube/GoPro

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Another victim of the old "you'll need your goggles on during the flight" rouse - Photo: YouTube/GoPro

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