Editor’s Note: Instagram is cool and all, but their embedded player is shitty as hell. Any problems getting the videos to play, don’t blame us!
Snowboarding – just like every one of its participants – started on the flats. Almost every beginner learns how to turn on groomed slopes (and in the UK’s case, on dryslope), and it’s often on that same incline that they start off down the path towards freestyle: learning to carve, pop, butter and spin.
Snowboarders have progressed onwards from using Instagram as a new way of nicking photographer’s images – these days it’s a fast and easy way to get stylish and progressive tricks re-Grammed and shared across the globe
A few years ago when the snowboard industry was turned over by the explosion in popularity of rockered boards, the tech meant it became much easier to simply land and/or travel down the hill on your chosen plank. Now, with traditional camber and wider, directional boards coming back to being ‘in’, carves and flatground manoeuvres are all the rage.
Meanwhile, our brothers in the world of skateboarding have been embracing the Instagram craze like no other sport – it’s almost every day that a new flip-in-flip-out variation is posted by Luan Olivera or a new NBD no-comply (skateboarding’s eurocarve of the moment) is shared around the online universe.
All of that means that now snowboarders have progressed onwards from using Instagram as a new way of nicking photographer’s images, these days it’s a fast and easy way to get stylish, progressive and accessible (don’t forget fashionable) tricks re-Grammed and shared across the globe. Now is the time of the Insta-carve.
Scroll left and right with the arrow keys to see some of the best carves, butters and flatground tricks posted on Instagram.