It has been said that, “Turning is the act of changing direction, carving is the art of changing direction.” That distinction may seem subtle on paper, yet in practice, the aesthetic differences become real. Much of snowboarding’s lasting appeal comes from a timeless subset of endeavors that are thrilling, challenging and above all else, accessible, meaning that you don’t need a world-class terrain park, halfpipe or powder to partake. You don’t even need to be athletic. Like locking onto a rail, stalling a handplant or tweaking an air, the sensation of carving is unmistakable and addicting. – Pat Bridges
Featuring Erik Leon, Tim Eddy, Desiree Melancon, Gray Thompson, Alex Lopez, and Gus Warbington.