Bjorn Leines Shares his Snowboarding Experience with the Next Generation | Insight
Bjorn has been taking time to pass on his knowledge to young guns like Red Gerard who are just beginning to learn how to properly handle a sled. Photo: Ben Girardi

Passing the Torch

Snowboarding is a family. ‘Tribe’ would be another accurate descriptor, but that conjures images of bad tattoos. The point is that the young guns learn from those who’ve been at it longer.

The relationship between Bjorn Leines and riders like Red Gerard, Nils Mindnich, and Tyler Nicholson is one that’s existed as long as mankind. It used to be the way one determined where to hunt and how not to get eaten; in this case Red, Nils and Tyler are learning where to score untouched powder and how not to get swallowed by an avalanche.

Bjorn has been filming video parts for as long as—or longer than—these guys have been alive. He’s had one of the most illustrious careers in snowboarding, and the evolution of Bjorn’s longevity has put him in a unique position to pass down knowledge learned over decades spent filming in the backcountry. This season Bjorn played a critical role in facilitating the stacking of clips by the Insight roster’s younger, apprenticing riders, all the while putting together a hammertime video part of his own. Look for it when the movie drops November 1st.

Supported by: Under Armour

We've created 30 additional videos while filming for Insight so you can learn a bit more about the riders involved. Watch for a new release every Monday and Thursday only on

Full movie available November 1, 2016 on iTunes and more.

Bjorn Leines, Tyler Nicholson, Jordan Phillips, and Victor Daviet have the squad fully assembled. PHOTO: Ben Girardi

About Insight

Insight is a multifaceted project about the personalities and places that comprise it. Each rider involved was selected because of their quest: a unique desire to achieve an individual goal is what unites this eclectic collective. The title of the project is quite literal. The goal of Insight is to delve into the lives of those involved, exposing the particular motivations each has to strap in—be it atop a stairset, powder field or couloir. Featuring: Victor De Le Rue, Red Gerard, Jason Robinson, Victor Daviet, Elias Elhardt, Dylan Alito, Bjorn Leines, Josh Dirksen, Toni Kerkelä, RK1, and Bear Mountain.

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