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Three Vital Life Lessons That The New Think Tank Snowboard Edit Teaches Us

Forget your inner-peace and your power animal. Self improvement is just four and a half minutes of snowboarding footage away

If, like us, you enjoy watching the odd snowboard edit or ten a day, you’re always pleased when something a little different comes along. As rad as triple corked kicker sessions are, after a while, they all start to look a little similar.

So, when an edit from Think Tank, one of the most creative and imaginative crews out there drops, we get excited. They’re known for pushing the boundaries of what people think can be done on a snowboard.

From weird flip tricks, to using all kinds of unthinkable terrain to jib around on, it’s no surprise that Snowboarder Of The Year Scott Stevens regularly hangs with these guys.

But there latest edit is more than just a snowboarding video. It’s a bonafide teaching guide. An instructional video that will improve your life exponentially if you absorb the three main lessons it teaches.

1 – Never Sit On The Run Out Of A Feature

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This young snowboarder almost learns this lesson the very, very hard way. Having a quick sit in the park just after a feature, he’s oblivious to the fact that a fully grown adult with a metal-edged board almost takes his head off. Not ideal.

 

2 – Synchronised Snowboarding As Atrocious

Photo montage: Think Tank
Photo montage: Think Tank

A good carve on a snowboard takes skill, finely tuned balance, and a lot of practice. Two people doing it, completely in sync with each other complicates things, and ups the failure steaks. But why? It looks kind of terrible.

A bit like the old couple up the road who go power walking every morning in His & Her’s tracksuits, there’s something about this joint venture that’s just lame. So don’t Do it. Ever.

It’s complicated, tricky, and ultimately rubbish.

 

3 – Riding One Foot Does Not Mean Unstrapping

Photo montage: Think Tank
Photo montage: Think Tank

One footed tricks are currently setting the snowboarding world alight. Everyone from annoyingly good seven year olds in the park, to archeological rarity Jeremy Jones are unstrapping and getting a little radical.

But as Think Tank – a group always at the forefront of one one foot stuff –  prove, you don’t need to bother bending over and unstrapping that binding. Just slip your entire foot out of your boot. When you’re done, simply slide that sock back into your lining and ride away.

Or fall over. Probably fall over. And get a wet foot. But, fuck it, practice makes perfect, right?

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