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US Open - Part 4

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The frosty, giant-pantsed world of snowboarding.

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  • US Open

    The Burton US Open is one of the most storied events in snowboarding and has been traditionally held at Stratton, VT for the past 30 years. A lot of things have happened at the USO: old school downhill racing, the first machine-dug halfpipe, keg parties, snowball fights, mini-rio…

  • Chuck Barfoot

    We find Chuck Barfoot sidewalk-surfing on one of his hand-made boards in front of his Barfoot Customs Boards depot in Rincon Point, CA . Chuck, originally a surfboard-shaper, was there at the very beginning of snowboarding, first constructing boards for Tom Sims in the late 70s,

  • Tom Burt - Part 1

    In the early years of professional snowboarding, Tom, along with Jim Zellers and Dave Hatchett, were the first snowboarders to hike and ride remote backcountry lines in Lake Tahoe. They were also some of the only snowboarders in the world to ever go to Alaska. Walking away from h…

  • Standard Films: Part 1

    In celebration of 20 years of Standard Films, we head out to Red Rocks, Colorado to see the release of TB20 (Totally Board 20). The first of its kind to join together big mountain back country boarding with freestyle hi-jinks, Standard Films' Travis Robb and Mike and Dave Hatchet…

  • The Nixon JibFest

    This installment of Nixon's JibFest basically brings together three generations of snowboarders who have all influenced each other on the biggest custom courses that have ever been built.

  • Snowboarders in Exile

    Powder and Rails explores the creation of the seminal snowboarding video, Snowboarders in Exile.

  • R.P.M.

    This mid-season 94’ release from Fall Line Films; “R.P.M.” showcases the new school scene of flannel, big pants and plenty of “butters”.

  • Bryan Iguchi

    The Season Three finale of Powder & Rails catches up with pro snowboarding legend Bryan Iguchi in the backcountry of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Bryan Iguchi - Trailer

    Season Three of Powder & Rails concludes with a 4-episode series on Bryan Iguchi, premiering March 22nd.

  • Jamie Lynn

    We catch up with snowboarding legend Jamie Lynn at his Seattle home that he currently shares with his overweight cat.

  • Tom Sims

    Frustrated with closeting his skateboard through the winter months, a pre-teen Tom Sims decided to craft a board that could function in the snow.

  • Terry Kidwell

    Terry and his peers throw down some of the first-ever documented tricks on their way to becoming the premiere generation of snowboard royalty.

  • Powder & Rails Season 3 Trailer

    “Powder & Rails” is back on November 18th, 2010, boasting a physique as chiseled and rough-around-the edges as Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse.

  • Roadkill

    If you the love the early 90’s skate style vibe of big Blind jeans and fast music you’ll love Roadkill.

  • Dave Seoane

    Dave Seoane’s takes us for a tour of his basement live/work space in Portland, OR.

  • Legends of Tahoe

    Influential riders from around the globe converge on the mountain to ride like it’s 1989.

  • Chris Roach

    In this episode of Powder & Rails, VBS roams Roach’s backyard motocross track to talk about the role skating played in his early snowboarding career and to get the definitive story behind his lifetime ban from both Japan and the World Cup Tour…

  • Noah Salasnek

    It took over two years, but we finally got Noah Salasnek on tape. You can thank Chris Roach for convincing Noah to oblige us.

  • Shawn Farmer

    Powder and Rails takes you to the Legends of Tahoe event at Donner Ski Ranch for a couple classic Shawn Farmer moments and a short talk on the merits of gigantic boards.

  • Season 2 Trailer

    Season two of “Powder & Rails” is barreling down the mountain like Sonny Bono on a Vicodin binge. The episodes will begin airing December 15, 2009 on VBS.tv.

  • Jake Burton

    A few months back I was told I would probably never get a Jake Burton interview and not to get my hopes up.

  • Jeff Brushie

    Jeff Brushie’s the one who finally brought the much-needed skate influence to the East Coast snowboarding scene.

  • Damian Sanders

    The ballsiest shredder of all time takes to the air.

  • Fall Line Films

    All Quiet on the Western Front changes the face of snowboarding videos and also just snowboarding.

  • Intro

    A quick primer for the unitiated on the neon, bastard offspring of every prior youth sport ever.