Snowboarders don’t think of their snowboards as a piece of sports gear, but as an extension of who they are. In some ways, the snowboard is almost another limb. It is a reflection of who owns it, and how they shred. Whether it’s the art on the board, the various dings and nicks its accrued during its adventures, the binding edge, the stance, or the way its brim has been winnowed down by an icy stretch of mountain, a snowboard is as personal as it gets in the singular world of snowboarding. That’s what makes Travis Rice‘s Pass It On project so amazing.
The project itself is simple. Travis is taking one of his boards and sharing it with the snowboarding community to be passed on from person to person in 3 day intervals. The board is a Lib Tech 2013/14 Speedodeeps that Travis rode for the 2012/2013 season.
If you’re one of the lucky few who get a chance with the board, you can sketch on it, shred with it, sticker it, take pictures with it, but then you “Pass It On.” You’ll only get three days with the board, but you can add whatever idiosyncratic touches you want. It’s an art movement spearheaded by one of the sport’s greatest ambassadors.
This is gonna be awesome, so make sure to let us know if you come into possession of one of the gnarliest snowboards around: the community board from the #passitonproject.