Jake Burton is the founder of Burton Snowboards. He founded it in 1977, and since then, snowboarding has never been the same. Burton is the biggest, and most influential brand in snowboarding. Check out the video below to find out more about how Jake started Burton, and how it rose to the top.
Ever since high-resolution images of Mars’ surface have become available, scientists have wondered about the cause of long gullies seen running down along the slopes of ridges and crater walls. Here on Earth such features are often created by water flowing downhill, carving channels as it goes — but on Earth similar features usually end in fans of deposited material, while on Mars the channels simply just… stop.
To search for an answer to this mystery, NASA researchers took a field trip to some southwestern sand dunes and saw what happened when they sent various materials sliding down the slopes. As it turns out, dry ice — that is, frozen carbon dioxide, which is plentiful on Mars — does a very nice impression of a sled, picking up considerable momentum on black diamond and bunny slopes alike. The reason? Sublimation creates a pocket of gas that the slab of solid…
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Splitboarding in the Aiguille Rouge in March was great this year. The huge volumes of smow even down to the valley level opened up so many options. The Go Pro edit below was from the couloir Lac Noir and a couple of other random couloirs in the area. We also ride down to the frozen snow covered Lac Noir on some slightly heavy powder slopes. I love skinning or riding across frozen lakes the perfect flatness combined with the irrational fear of falling in!
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Photographers who work outdoors will tell you they are willing to wait hours to capture their subject in perfect light conditions.
Adventure photographer Jody MacDonald not only needs ideal light, she also needs nearly perfect winds, considering she takes some of her photographs strapped into a paraglider.
“Weather is a massive factor with paragliding,” MacDonald explains. “Everywhere you paraglide in the world is drastically different.”
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