Snowboard History

Shr-Edit: The A to Z of Snowboard Films


Travis Rice taking on Chad’s Gap. Photo: Scott Sullivan

Snowboarders are great sticklers for ‘saving the best till last’. The opening titles might make you sit up and take note, and the rest of the movie might be full of great riding, but the very last section (or ‘ender’) is reserved for the guy deemed to have gathered the best footage throughout the previous year. For this reason, the ender will usually be landed by one of the film’s megastars – your Travis Rice’s or your Nicolas Müller’s. They didn’t get famous for being shit now, did they? Occasionally, however, the director will spring a surprise and give the hallowed last spot to an upcoming talent – witness Dan Brisse in 2010’s Absinthe film, Now/Here. And when that happens, you know you’ve made it.

Classic enders in movies past include a young Terje Haakonsen in TB2, JP Walker in Forum’s first team movie, The Resistance, David Benedek doing every trick regular and switch in Afterbang and Travis Rice tearing Chad’s Gap a new asshole in Pop.

And what about the ender trick of the ender? Well, that better had be something special. Preferably with a nice long ride out to flat and a fade to black…

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