Video: Carson Storch & Jaxson Riddle Race Snowboarders in 'Last Chair, First Run'

May 2, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesFun never really stops in many mountain resorts across the world. As snowboarders & skiers are catching their last chairs of the season, mountain bikers start to appear in the lift lines, buzzing with excitement, ready for their 1st run of the year.

In Snowshoe, US, every spring brings a magical time, lasting only a few weeks, when both snowboard & MTB enthusiasts can enjoy doing their thing side by side. And this is exactly what Carson Storch​ had in mind when he invited Jaxson Riddle, Sean Fitzsimons and Luke Winkelman to West Virginia. The plan was simple: mix dirt and snow in the most stylish way they can!
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38 Comments

  • 16 0
 Love this!
I owe much technique on the bike to my years shredding pow on the "one plank". Nice work, Carson & everyone who helped out.
  • 5 1
 Honest question: as a skier, I feel there are some body-position parallels, but I have a hard time wrapping my head around how that would translate to riding rotated 90deg. What are the technical areas where you feel snowboard & bike overlap?
  • 15 0
 @Veloscente: just ride sidesaddle.
  • 2 0
 @Veloscente: both are riding down a hill managing speed and traction with your own body weight.

You’re right that skiing feels closer though. The only thing I would say is that having a favoured front foot on an mtb makes left/right turns feel more different, like toe/heel on a board.
  • 5 0
 @Veloscente: a whip on a bike is the EXACT same motion as a method grab on a snowboard. It’s wild
  • 1 0
 @Veloscente: I ride with the same foot forward on my bike as on my snowboard. To me it feels like a more similar body position than on skis where your feet are side by side and change position as you turn. Maybe that's just my own bias though since I never really skied much. I don't think there's a lot of real technical areas either skiing or snowboarding overlap with mtb, more just a similar sentiment.
  • 2 0
 @shami: the physics of turning on skis and mtbs is very similar, especially if you put your outside pedal down through a turn/berm.
  • 1 0
 @Veloscente: for me it was all about cornering. Feeling the pendulum effect carving, and having confidence leaning in turns. I also usually have the same goofy foot stance on the bike.
  • 16 0
 is it just me or did riddle out steeze carson on that backflip, didn't see that coming
  • 1 0
 *flatspin
  • 1 0
 @ParkerLikesToBike: *flatspin euro table?
  • 1 0
 @Cpstyps: flatspin turnbuckle
  • 6 0
 Man I hope that little lip stays on the top road gap!!!!
  • 1 0
 they did some work there, eh.
  • 4 0
 WHOOOOO ! so good. so cool they got into the build. as much as I loved the riding and images, i was marveling at the build. way to go Snowshow !!!
  • 5 0
 That boy Jaxon is steezier than I thought.. really like his riding style!!
  • 1 0
 no doubt! where's the content from that kid been? he boosts! haven't seen riddle stuff in a while.
  • 5 0
 How did this not get must watch?
  • 4 0
 These are a few of my fav-o-rite things
  • 2 0
 Amen.
  • 1 0
 So so so stoked to see the mountain I grew up riding on getting so much coverage! Snowshoe is an incredible place with incredible people!
  • 1 0
 this comment will surely change lives:
If one is going to put something on one's head (for warmth, etc.) why not put something protective on one's head?
  • 3 0
 Snowshoe is just so rad
  • 2 0
 Dem slashes...... so sick
  • 2 0
 Bikes & Boards, schweet
  • 2 0
 Cool concept... Great video. Kudos to the builder too.
  • 2 0
 HECK YA SNOWSHOE!!! Such a sick video.
  • 1 0
 Not easy to combine different sports and it not look unnatural but.... that was super good and fun to watch
  • 1 0
 West Virginia is poppin! We put the pussy on the chainwax!
  • 1 0
 That was a fun watch! Great job!
  • 1 0
 Carson was outdone by riddle
  • 2 1
 Yep the 1st thing I do is poison my body with a redbull...........
  • 1 0
 2 of my all time favorite sports. Loved this.
  • 1 0
 What a can !
  • 1 0
 Awesome video. Ripping.
  • 1 0
 that was sooo cool
  • 1 0
 Grip n Rip! Big Grin
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