Life Beyond Walls – Smith Team at Riksgränsen

The year is 1996, at a place called Riksgränsen, and Ingemar Backman has just landed a method that would inspire future generations of snowboarders. Smith team riders Scott Stevens, Alek Østreng, Austin Smith, Louif Pardis, Elias Elhardt and Len Jorgensen gathered at the same location in May 2016 to to celebrate twenty years of Ingemar’s fabled method. This multi-generational group of snowboarders pushed each other’s progression levels, keeping the stoke high. Alek’s timeless method fueled Scott Stevens’ tailblocks, and so on. “It was like being back in ’96” says Scott.

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