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30s Thursday’s Thanksgiving Snowboard Grab Menu

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If your passion for carving corduroy outweighs your craving for carving turkey, you’ll find the following Thanksgiving Menu right up your alley.  This list is a cornucopia of real snowboard grabs named after food you’ll just want to gobble up.  (Actually visualize, or act some of these out, as a few of them are mind-boggling.)

Caution: many of these grabs (which need to be brought back, btw) come from an era where flexibility reigned supreme.  A few weeks of “snoga” (snow yoga) should be considered a prerequisite.

Difficulty Levels Ranked 1 to 5
(1 = vacationing Texan, 5 = Tim Eddy after a hot yoga class)

APPETIZERS

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Canadian Bacon ala Kale Stephens. P. Max Jenke/Methodmag.

Canadian Bacon (3)
Back hand reaches around the back leg to grab the toe edge between the bindings (poke out the back leg).

Swiss Cheese (4)
Back hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge in front of the front foot (poke out the back leg).

Melon (1)
Front hand grabs the heel edge between the bindings (poke out the front leg).

SIDES

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Pat Bridges, avid Eggplant lover. P. Geery

Eggplant (4+)
Front hand is planted on the lip of a pipe/QP wall and rotate a backside 180 (so you come back in regular).

Mashed Potato (5+)
Alley-oop, backside pipe wall, front hand grabs mute and the back hand grabs the heel edge in front of the front foot from behind the back!  Good f%#@ing luck.

Spaghetti
(5)
Front hand reaches behind the front leg then between the legs, to grab the toe edge in front of the front foot (poke out the back leg). Good f%#@ing luck.

MAIN COURSE

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Grabbin stalefish for dinner. p. Chris Garrison

Stalefish (1)
Back hand grabs the heel edge behind the between the bindings (poke out the rear leg).

Fresh Fish (1+)
Stale Fish on the backside wall of the pipe.

Chicken Salad (2)
Back hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge between the bindings, wrist rotated so the thumb is pointing towards the tail (poke out the front leg).

Roast Beef (1)
Back hand reaches between the legs and grabs the heel edge between the bindings (poke out the rear leg).

DESSERT

Pop Tart (2)
Air from fakie to forward in the pipe.  No rotation.

So take a break from snacking on pretzels and bagels on the rails this Thanksgiving and grab your self a heaping helping of food flavored grabs. And please! Somebody go out and invent a Turkey Roll today.  The fact that chicken salad is the only poultry dish represented in the snowboard food grab bag is a disgrace to this amazing holiday.

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Comments (2)

  1. a few of those sound like they would only be possible in surells and bindings without highbacks

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  2. I would think that as well, if I had never seen Hekki Sorsa do that crazy grab from one of the standard vids. I think he does something like front hand reaches (front to back) between the legs, than around the back of the front leg to grab toeside in front of the front binding, while the back hand crosses over all that mess to grab the heelside in front of the front binding. Shit is cool but it looks like someone tied him in a knot and threw him off the jump.

    I think I’m picturing it wrong, because the mashed potato sounds like a truck driver to me

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