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When you’re a snowboarder, you can appreciate other snowboarders who just have it. Guys who have the style, and finesse that you just want to have. Not everyone has it though, and you certainly can’t try and copy it. Guys like Benji Ritchie, Nicolas Muller, and Terje Haakonsen are who we emulate, and respect. They are what some people might call legends. Check out these photos, and see what we are talking about. - via twsnow.com.

Wolle Nyvelt. Photo: Julien Petry 

To celebrate the release of Absinthe’s latest film “Resonance”, Transworld Snowboarding’s long-running Wallpaper Wednesday features three riders from the movie including Vans Team Rider Wolle Nyvelt. Wolle has been running with the Absinthe crew for many years now and was rewarded with Transworld’s “Rider of the Year” in 2008 for his efforts. Although Wolle is breaking new ground with his new company Aesmo Powder Boards, a binding-less snowboard/surfboard hybrid, he can still ride a regular set up with the best of them, Check out Transworld’s Wallpaper Wednesday to download the full -sized version of the photo

Vans Bridger Vest ($100) 

Vests are kind of like the redheaded stepchild; they’re easily overlooked. We tend to toss on a hoodie or a flannel because it’s easy and comfortable, but a vest adds that extra layer of style and function. This one from Vans has that classic two-tone outdoorsman look and insulates properly with down feathers. It’s not the most technical, but it’s a choice look for the streets to the shred. 

Pick one up at vans.com 

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Neff Northstar Park Edit With Poohachoff, Thorley, Reis, And Weiss

Our favorite Vans Am Nick “Pooch” Poohachoff is back again with another video on twsnow.com. Nick is always puttin’ in work, and this time he pops up with fellow Neff riders Ian Thorley, Brandon Reis and Nicki Weiss running laps at Northstar in Tahoe. Ride, film, eat, sleep, repeat - man, these kids got it made. Go to twsnow.com to watch the video.

Sun Valley Park Session With Aguirre, Brothers Kotsenburg, Hironaka, and Willett

Eric Willett. Photo by Frode Sandbech

TransWorld’s Park Sessions are smashing along until spring is gone. Our third stop in Sun Valley, Idaho with Austin Hironaka, Blaze and Sage Kotsenburg, Eric Willet and Mason Aguirre was a trip. We’d all seen the Sun Valley bangers in Forum’s F’it video, but no one from the crew had been here. No one knew what to expect. And the weather we experienced was like none other.

The wide-open Dollar Mountain hill hosted the park. It was completely separated from the rest of the Sun Valley resort and the vibe was awesome. When the sun was shining, it was like our own park paradise, our own private Idaho. Jibs and jumps littered the hill ripe for the picking. Rather than hot laps, the crew sessioned each feature till they were spent. They tore up the big jump during night and day, smashed a few wall rides and lapped the jibs. But the session stalled when we had some seriously challenging weather move in. Out of nowhere a Chinook wind came and nearly melted the entire park away. We watched four feet of snow dissolve in a matter of days. But the place endured, and the staff stayed out late into the night and built it back up for one last sunny session. Even though this place has produced a few big names (Wyatt Caldwell, Kaitlyn Farrington), the park scene is relatively new to Sun Valley. SPT is now backing it and the place has potential for sure. They’ve built it, but the question is: will you come? — Ben Gavelda

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