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Fawcett Snowboards

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Fawcett Snowboards

Back in the early 90's when overalls were fashionable Mark Fawcett was in contention for the overall world title. Since then he has competed in two Olympics, become a respected backcountry guide and passed his skills on to the next generation of high speed turners as a coach of the Canadian National Alpine team. Now the rider who spent most of his career relying on traditional sidecut has become an outspoken advocate of reverse sidecut when riding the white wave. Check out this video where Mark explains the virtues of the elliptical edge. Imagine the spray Mark could have sent had be been riding a reverse sidecut board in that classic shot of him roosting a skier in Greenland.

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Champagne Pow In June Straight From The Fawcett

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Champagne Pow In June Straight From The Fawcett

While too few riders know him by name, for many, Mark Fawcett's likeness as it sprays and submerges a collapsing skier as shot in Greenland by Steve Casamiro in 1992 encapsulates the us against them angst and attitude of riding during the outlaw era. Since the "attitude" poster first adorned bedroom walls around the world, Fawcett has competed as a racer in two Olympics, become a certified backcountry guide, opened a snowboard shop and come full circle as a competitive snowboarding coach mentoring future olympians. Snowboarder last caught up with Mark as he arrived at the base of the Supernatural Course at Baldface, BC in February after he finished skinning up to the zone from all the way down in Nelson. Currently Mark is still aspiring to reach even greater heights with his new Fawcett snowboard creations as well as his own descents. Here is a self shot POV edit from less than a week ago filmed on one mission to ride Whitewater after an atypical June dump. Insane. For more info on Mark visit markfawcett.com.

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