Recent Snowboarding News
Youth is wasted on the young, some say. Well, in “Pretty Wise,” the new film by People Films, it certainly appears like the crop of 11 rising stars (along with three veterans) are effectively putting their early years and blossoming talent to good use. Hitting the city streets from Quebec to Anchorage, the backcountry powder in Whistler and Montana, and then Austria, Mt. Baker, Japan and Mammoth, as well, along the way, the spotlight is shined on faces you’ve certainly seen but maybe not yet been able to identify. Theirs are names and faces you better get to know.
In a country like Norway, where the quality of snowboarders runs deep, to be recognized as the best in the bunch means something. You’re doing something right. You’re on the right path. Not that we thought any differently about Stale Sandbech, but by being named Norwegian Snowboarder of the Year, it’s clear that State is killing it. “This was really big for me!” Stale said. “All the other guys nominated were riders I really respect and I am really proud to be named among them.”
The Helgason Bros. like to get weird. From their antics while flying into big pow or finding rails along Main Street, Anywhereville to their time existing in whatever town around the world, shock and awe and hilarity just comes with the territory around the pair. Which is why we weren’t remotely surprised that that same ridiculousness would flow over into their new flick, “Pepping.” Well, ridiculousness in the form of constant cringing in response to tricks gone awry.