Capita UK tour recap with Scott Stevens, Jess Kimura, Tarquin Robbins and Joni Makinen

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Back in autumn, in the midst of being teased left, right and centre with new snowboard movie trailers, we were proper excited to hear that two of today’s most creative and inspirational riders Scott Stevens and Jess Kimura were going to be visiting the UK in November. And to make it even better, two snowboard legends in the form of freestyle pioneer Tarquin Robbins and Finnish legend Joni Makinen were also going to be coming along for the ride. Obviously, we jumped at the chance to go and ride with the crew up at Hemel and also managed to sit down with Scott to ask him about his famous one-foot skills  and Jess to find out about her attitudes to women in sport.

Here’s a rad little summary of their whole trip with some epic archive shots and footage of both Tarquin and Joni ripping it up back in the day mixed in with some thoughts from Scott and Jess on how the riders have influenced each other. Of course there’s also shots of the four guys hitting the various domes across the UK and it’s always a pretty surreal experience seeing pros lap the same pomas and hitting the same rails that we’re all so familiar with – especially when they’re as legendary as Joni/Tarquin or as creative as Scott/Jess. Look closely and you may just spot yourself staring wide-eyed and starstruck at Atcha Boi while he pokes out another one-footer…

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