1. Living Legends: Chris Dufficy

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    The idea behind Living Legends is a simple one, we want to honor and document the careers of professional skateboarders and snowboarders that have made a significant impact on their sports but remain in the game. Living Legend: Chris Dufficy "I always knew he was going to come back. It's not even a come back, I think he just took a year off to let everyone else catch up. Duff's the king." - Sean Kearns Duff is the king, no question. They don't come much better than him, period. A grin from ear to ear is permanently attached to his face and the personality, outlook and attitude that goes along with it is entrenched in his being, it's just his nature. His laugh and positive attitude have saved many a crew on overcast days in the backcountry from spiraling out of control into bitterness. Not only can he see the positive in everything and everyone, he has an uncanny ability to see lines, jumps and angles to shoot from that made him an absolute favorite for any photographer or filmer to work with. Born and raised on the mean streets of Kamloops, BC, Chris linked his first turns at the local shred haven, Todd Mountain, soon to become Sun Peaks. Soon after he met Sean Johnson and at the tender age of 15, Chris would spend many a winter snowboard trip with him in North Vancouver. In the midst of the Whiskey madness, Chris kept his focus and positivity squarely set on snowboarding and soon he was turning heads in the industry. After being named to the legendary ‘Forum 8' squad, it was obvious a successful pro career was on the horizon and with Chris' work ethic, attitude, and raw talent, it seemed nothing was going to stand in his way. In 1999, after a couple knee surgeries - rather common speed bumps on any pro snowboarder's career path these days - Chris was back on track and as healthy as ever. Then that spring Chris found himself in a struggle for his life after hitting the back of his head and neck on a tree at Mount Seymour in North Vancouver. After being unconscious for three days he awoke to an empty hospital room and the realization that something was very, very wrong. "You will never ride again," the doctor's words reverberated through him like an earthquake. For a year and a half Chris worked in and around the snowboard industry and, against the wishes of his doctors, could only snowboard recreationally, all the while never losing his trademark smile, laugh and spark. At the beginning of the 2001 season Chris felt great and had no symptoms of his previous concussions so he went to his neurologist to get the low down. After numerous tests he was given the green light to snowboard again with a helmet and mouth guard at all times. In true Duff fashion, back on snow with the Forum crew that never left his side, Chris filmed his best snowboard part to date for True Life. Chris continued to snowboard and produce groundbreaking video parts for a decade or so before turning his attention to the next chapter in his life. Now, stronger than ever with the determination and positivity to back it up, Chris is doing everything he can to become a firefighter. Knowing Chris and his penchant for life, I can't think of a better next step for the eternally smiling ‘Duffman' that has done so much for snowboarding and it's community. Chris Dufficy is indeed, a Living Legend. [ words by Pete Andersen] Check out the other Living Legends @ vimeo.com/album/2400492

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    • Living Legends: Kale Stephens

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      A conundrum wrapped up in an oxymoron and labeled a paradigm. That's Kale Stephens. His aggressive riding style and 'throw caution to the wind' attitude tear through any contemporary idea of what snowboarding is all about. In a day and age where smooth style defines a rider, Kale has earned respect from the best in the business because he gets it done. The man has been rewriting shredding since he first linked turns at age ten in Collingwood, Ontario. Now 33, the idea of retiring hasn't even crossed his mind. Born in Newport Beach, California, he and his mom moved to Collingwood when he was just two years old. Living a stone's throw away from Blue Mountain he started snowboarding at ten, made a name for himself in the u-ditch, outgrew Ontario and moved to Whistler at 18. In 2006 he left the hustle and bustle of Whistler to settle down in Squamish, just 45 minutes south of Whistler on highway 99. Living the dream in the Garibaldi Highlands, Kale still gets on his board as often as possible and oversees the Airhole empire that he and fellow pro-shred Chris Brown masterminded four years ago. A Wildcats alumni, Kale spearheaded the 'sno-moboarding' movement that has overtaken the snowboarding landscape. Always on the prowl for new terrain, imaginative lines and ways to make photographers and filmers second guess his antics, Kale continues to make onlookers cringe and turn away in dismay, until, of course, he stomps something first try and rides straight to après. Check out the other Living Legends @ https://vimeo.com/album/2400492

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      • Nitro: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die

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        • Angenieux DP Optimo 25-250 Test

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          from Mike McEntire / Added

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          These are some sample shots I took from the soon to be released Angenieux DP Optimo 25-250.

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          • Snowboarder Magazine's Clip Of The Day: JP Walker

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            The Don comes through today with his infamous fs board slide through an Albany kink that started his part in Mack Dawg's classic "Shakedown". JP has always been on some next level shit, He's got a really cool thing going on his blog called "Reel Raw" where he shares the raw footy from the movies he's appeared in, check it out at www.therealjp.com

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