VBS TV Powder and Rails with Bryan Iguchi part 3

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 7, 2011 10:50 am

The boys at VBS TV have done it again.  This episode is a great piece on what it’s like to be a snowboard renegade.  Leaving the spotlight of being a sponsored rider and coming back full circle.   Interviews and insight to the exploits of Bryan Iguchi and his quest to find out what’s in the big mountains surrounding Jackson Hole.

- At the height of his freestyle snowboarding career, SoCal-bred Bryan Iguchi traded snowboard park notoriety for mountain man obscurity by permanently relocating to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Most of his sponsors dropped him as a result, leaving him, as Pat Bridges said, left quite literally alone in the wilderness.

As the sponsorship checks disappeared Iguchi made ends meet by printing t-shirts for Bluebird and taking an apprenticeship as a sushi chef. But The Guch was now able to pursue his own mountaineering agenda, resulting in the pioneering of 90% of the filming spots now used in the Jackson Hole backcountry. He soon went on to band with some locals and mentor a previously unknown rider by the name of Travis Rice. 

Click here to watch episode 1

Click here to watch episode 2

 

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