Snowboarding and skateboarding have an obvious link—the board. But riding on snow is virtually incomparable to riding on wheels. We may pride ourselves on our abilities to lay carves down a snowy slope, casually spin or flip over small jumps, lace a nice front board through a DFD, believing that such athletic accomplishments at once verify our pluck and supernatural coordination. But place us at the top of a drained-out pool or a thirteen stair and give us a skateboard and we feel like ungainly cowards. Phil Hansen, however, is one of those interdisciplinary supermen, like Michael Jordan, whose skill and prowess in one area is so excessive that it can be transferred to another activity; Phil can grind any rail or air any gap no matter the type of board below his feet. Watch his full part from Lib Tech’s Third Leg for proof.


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