We all got giddy seeing Travis Rice step out in a bib as the wildcard for the Hakuba stop of the Freeride World Tour. His 1st place run was like seeing The Art of Flight play out live.
Of course, going into the competition Rice was a strong contender, but not because he’s an infallible snowboarding deity. What actually happened in Japan is that Rice used his bank of experience to execute a basically flawless run. Watch as Rice breaks down each component of his run to demonstrate the forward-thinking nature he brings to his riding.