We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding

2013 ,    »  -   10 Comments
Ratings: 8.68/10 from 50 users.

A compelling, dramatic and stylish cinematic journey into snowboarding's unique history and the wider cultural forces that shaped it.

Half a century ago, in his garage in the suburbs of Muskegon, Michigan, a father decides to tie two basic skis together so his young daughter can enjoy riding on the seasonal snow.

Fast forward to the present day and snowboarding is not only an Olympic sport, but a multimillion dollar global industry. Top riders are classed as international celebrities, competitions are world-class events and riding pushes the limits of human capability.

This documentary tells the story of snowboarding through the eyes of the people who made it happen. From its origins in the culturally shifting 1960s, to its boom in the 90s, to its acceptance as a mainstream sport, snowboarding has had a roller coaster history.

An archive film narrated by Jason Lee and a cast of dozens of snowboarders, We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding is the first feature film to tell the story of how this outsiders' sport became huge.

10 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Chandio

    Nice thanks for upload

  2. wald0
  3. wald0

    Much more interesting and entertaining than I thought it would be. Worth a watch even if your not into snow boarding or other extreme sports. These guys have tremendous dedication, I think you would have to in order to pull off some of the things they execute so gracefully.

  4. oQ
  5. oQ

    Where i live, snowboarding is a way of life for many young kids and not so young. My grand son is already skiing at 2 yrs and 3 months, a mini snowboard is awaiting him, he does practice standing and balancing on it on the living room rug, he will probably skateboard this summer.
    This is an awesome doc and i've already sent the link to many people and posted it on facebook.
    A great way to spend an hour and a half!

  6. Bozman419
  7. Bozman419

    Absolutely great video.

  8. Imightberiding
  9. Imightberiding

    Lots of great memories came flooding back watching this. Not sure if I feel young again or just old. I guess the fact is: we were so much younger then.

  10. Nicolas Blackburn
  11. Nicolas Blackburn

    Wow, great movie! Fun, sad, thrilling, frightening, all the emotion spectrum. Capture the essence of snowboarding and make you realize why you love this sport if you ever forgot. Would be amazing to watch in a theatre!

  12. chiangraiken
  13. chiangraiken

    great documentary. I stayed with skis, but shared slopes with many of those early snowboard pioneers at Donner Ski Ranch. Wish I'd taken it up back then.

  14. Ryan Rodgers
  15. Ryan Rodgers

    Good Stuff!

  16. Olli
  17. Olli

    its never too late dude. Doesnt matter what age you are, just pick up a board, get out with some friends and have fun. Thats what its all about!

  18. Alex Snow
  19. Alex Snow

    I learned how to snowboard when I was 25ys and after 15 years I can honestly say that is one of the most rewarding, intense, open space, nature minded experiences in my life. When I snowboard the world and its sh*t disappears. Last week I meet Jake Burton for the 2nd time in my life at Burton Soho store and my all time favorite rider Terje! awesome experience. Keep riding, keep smiling.

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