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Well wasted time, an interview with Kevin Sansalone

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Originally posted on SnowboarderGuide.com

I’m not sure exactly when I first heard of Kevin Sansalone, but it would have been around 15 years ago when I was growing up in Alaska, riding for a snowboard dealer who’s primary brand was Option. That shop sponsorship was my means to accessing Option pro-forms, and at start of every season a new Kevin Sansalone pro model would appear in the mail. At that point in time Kevin was holding down banger-filled parts in Alterna Action films like The Struggle and Still Struggling, movies that can still hold their own against the onslaught of modern videos. Since then, he’s expanded his role to encompass pretty much every aspect of the snowboard industry, juggling between riding, producing, and starting new ventures. Last week Kevin sat down with SBG to fill us in on life and his latest flick “Time Well Wasted.” Read More »Well wasted time, an interview with Kevin Sansalone

Arctic Man, March 2002

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Originally posted on SnowboarderGuide.com

Arctic Man is a party; a damn big party. During the weekend, Arctic Man weighs in at around 20,000 people, making it the 4th largest city in Alaska. (Anchorage is at 350,000, Fairbanks at 85,000, and Juneau has close to 30,000.). The original concept was for a team race, the team consisting of a skier/boarder and a puller on a snowmachine. The puller races up a mountain, links up with a skier/boarder, tows him/her across the top, and then the skier drops the rope and books down the other side of the mountain. This is done one team at a time, and the fastest overall time wins the purse for their division. There are men and women divisions for both skiers and boarders, and the total purse was over $100K last year. The race is one day, the party almost a week. Of course there are tons of other events throughout the week; including snowmachine and snowboard big air competitions, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Read More »Arctic Man, March 2002

Breckenridge Grand Prix, Jan 2002

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Originally posted on SnowboarderGuide.com

The drive from Boulder, CO to Breckenridge is only a couple of hours including traffic, but the anxiety makes it seem longer. Snowboarderguide was in the mountains for the Breckenridge Grand Prix, the final qualifying event for the 2002 Olympics. The main event was the halfpipe competition, but there was also a nighttime big air and the video premier of 411 Snow #3. Read More »Breckenridge Grand Prix, Jan 2002