When it comes to wintertime snowboarding, certain things are inevitable. The days inevitably grow shorter and more frigid up until the winter solstice and likewise inevitably get longer and brighter thereafter. A new wave of youngsters you've never heard of inevitably shows up on the scene and blows doors every year. And of course, the X Games SuperPipe inevitably unfolds every season under stadium lights, to the tune of a roaring crowd of onlookers.
However, some things do change. The ...
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