6 Awesome Urban Snowboarding Videos

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Long before the Win­ter X Games adopt­ed it for the Aspen com­pe­ti­tion, urban snow­board­ing was a big hit with city dwelling rid­ers. Sure, it’s reck­less — down­right ille­gal, in most cities — and those who engage in this activ­i­ty are at far greater risk for seri­ous injury than their coun­ter­parts on the slopes.

For this rea­son, no one should attempt to re-enact any of these stunts at, in, or around their home.

Instead, just sit back and enjoy some of the web’s most thrilling urban snow­board­ing videos. And if you’re watch­ing at work, con­sid­er press­ing the mute but­ton now (some of the clips fea­ture music with NSFW lyrics, and some of the songs are just obnoxious).

Greet­ings from Anchor­age, Alaska

Home­town favorite Justin Ben­nee show­cas­es the rid­able fea­tures of his stomp­ing grounds in this clip from Net­wor­kA and Videograss.

Into the Streets

Film­mak­er Clint Black­burn shot this mini-doc about a troupe of Ore­gon snow­board­ers who hit down­town Port­land one mem­o­rable night in 2010.

Rail and Urban Snow­board Tricks

Uploaded in 2011, this Videograss clip fea­tures a quin­tet of tru­ly impres­sive rail­slides. 

Snow­maged­don

This video from TRANSWORLD Snow Films high­lights the noto­ri­ous snow­fall that plagued D.C., Bal­ti­more, Philade­phia, and oth­er major cities scat­tered along the East­ern Seaboard.

Urban Jib’s SNOWBOARDING 

This col­lec­tion of clips fea­tur­ing Mon­tre­al rid­er Sean Weitz­man inter­weaves ter­rain park jibs with their met­ro­pol­i­tan coun­ter­parts — ban­nis­ters, back­yard kick­ers, and, at one point, a nar­row tree branch.

Urban Snow­board­ing

Schools, rooftops, and even an art instal­la­tion all fig­ure nice­ly in this 2011 clip from Tonez Productions.