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A History of Snowboarding…in 2 Minutes Flat

 

December 18th, 2007

 



As with virtually every other subject, YouTube is jammed with snowboarding clips. From trailers for upcoming pro videos to amateur thrills and spills, it’s easy to get lost for an hour clicking from clip to clip. Though it’s dated, there’s one video we keep coming back to, particularly for its series of both hilarious and exhilarating older images.

 


 

 

Ok, so it’s 2 minutes and 19 seconds, as many of YouTube’s pissy posters point out, but it’s a thrilling ride. The only problem is it ends at 2000, meaning another 30 seconds or shoul be added. We’d tack on the rapid expansion of parks and pipes at resorts across the world. The rise of Shaun White, snowboarding superstar. And the tragic deaths of Craig Kelly and Jeff Anderson. What would you have to add?