Quite often we hear people claiming that snowboarding is becoming a generic, contest loving, internet hits generating mush of mediocrity.
Quite obviously we think not - there is so much to be praised about our sport these days, and if you want proof, look no further than this page. More specifically, the video above from ROME Snowboards.
Yup, it's an eight minute edit, looooong in these heady days of the sixteen second insta-vid, but this is one of those joyful videos so packed full of hammers and fun that once you press play, you'll barely notice the time fly by.
What a team! What a trip - Will Lavigne, Ozzy Henning, Riley Nickerson, Keenan Cawley, Jeff Hopkins and Thomas Delfino set off with cameraman Theo Muse for an Oregon adventure to Mt Hood and Mt Bachelor, making plenty of time to skate, gamble, party, dive and reek as much havoc as possible.
The music is rad, the filming and editing spot on and the riding is fun, loose, creative and effortless. It's a shocker that outside of 'the core', Ozzy Henning is still a relative unknown - the flowing jib style he's showcasing here is one of the most refreshing we've seen in a long while, plus it helps that he's got that almost maniacal grin plastered across his face the whole time.
Edits are everywhere these days, but it's rare that one gets us as hyped as this.
What are you waiting for? Grab a crew, jump in a bus and go shred! You know you want to...