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Mountainboard Archives

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A random grab bag of old (but good) mountainboard videos!

A collection of videos from the French scene in the early 2000s

As a joint project from Justin Rhodes and Van Dewitt, MVM came about around 2002, and first started as VHS. It documented the US scene back when it had the most events, the most locations and the most local crews. Quality video!

For a few years following VHS mountainboard videos, DVD was how you got good quality footage to riders all over the world. Here are some of the notable ones!

MBS ad from 1999
Aug '99 issue of Snowboarder Mag

Posters, pamphlets, instruction guides, etc.

A Disney movie released in 2007, Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board is the story of a teenager who gets into mountainboarding in Hawaii. Shot in New Zealand, with stunts performed by none other than Akoni Kama, Leon Robbins, Kody Stewart and local riders, JK has lots and lots of cool riding footage, and showcases Ground Industries boards and the odd MBS. More info at A classic!

Shot and produced by M. DirtFrog (KoenjiNoSora), this series of videos highlights the 2010 mountainboarding season in Japan. With a very dynamic feel and intense editing, this is a must-see! Some of these videos have such a large number of views, the might have been some of the most effective way to get people to see what mountainboarding is!

Akoni Kama and ORB
Jereme Leafe and ORB
Josh Knepper and ORB
Kody Stewart and ATBMag

These legends were all at the 2019 World Boardercross Championship and were nice enough to pose for a picture with a copy of either ATBMag or Off Road Boarding Magazine where they were on the cover.

There was a time when videos were released not on YouTube, not even on DVD, but on good old VHS tapes! Those were the early days of mountainboarding, and even though the boards were a little less advanced, the riding was gnarly! We'll be adding more videos to this album slowly!