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Photo of Ian Ruhter – Lake Tahoe

One of world’s most influential and respected snowboard photographers,Ian Ruhter could boost big air with the best of the snowboarding pros. Photographed here in Carson Pass, Lake Tahoe in 1994.

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Snowboard Pioneers – Roadtrip 1985

Snowboard pioneers from a 1985 roadtrip from Lake Tahoe to Park City to Jackson Hole. (l-r) Chris Karol, Evan Feen (with Grell prototype high-backs), Terry Kidwell (father of freestyle), Matt “Boy Aggro” Vining, Jeff Grell (high-back inventor), Jim Sechrist, Steve “007” Link and seated is Bob Klein (Octagon sports agent).

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Train Jump by Andy Hetzel (and Temple Cummins)

Andy Hetzel, Donner Lake, 1995 More to follow, but you can watch the real time video here on the U-tube.

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World’s Greatest Athlete – Shaun Palmer

Shaun Palmer, Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, 1989 Photo Shaun Palmer was one of the first athletes I photographed and learned to respect. His drive, passion, and desire to win is matched by no one. Since this photo was taken at Lake Tahoe, Shaun has won nine gold medals at Winter X and championships in snowboarding, […]

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Legendary Banked Slalom, Old Snowboard Photos

Terry Kidwell, Bob Klein and Tom Sims at the First Legendary Banked Slalom at Mt. Baker, WA in 1985. This month marks the 24th anniversary of the event. Toms Sims, 1st Terry Kidwell, 2nd Ken Achenbach, 3rd And Bob Klein was 5th

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Tom Sims – Sims Snowboards

Toms Sims, 1985, Soda Springs Halfpipe (Lake Tahoe), Sims World Championships Tom Sims invented his own brand of snowboarding and was the original competitor in the early days of riding. His “layback, look back” is one of my favorite images.

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Tim Windell – Windell’s Snowboard Camp

Tim Windell, 1988, Chris Karol Snowboard Camp Halfpipe, Mt. Hood Timberline Tim Windell owns a snowboard camp at Mt. Hood and he was an original pro. Pictured here he rips the Chris Karol Snowboard Camp pipe in 1988.

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Terry Kidwell, Father of Freestyle

Terry Kidwell, 1986, Donner Quarterpipe, Lake Tahoe Terry Kidwell is the father of freestyle. He’s not old enough to be called the grandfather of freestyle, although some of today’s riders never knew his credentials! ‘Donner Ski Ranch’ was one of the first Tahoe resorts to allow snowboarding and remains very popular especially the east face […]

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