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    Profile photo of ChewbaccaChewbacca
    90 Posts

    I’m sure most of you have already heard:

    R.I.P. Noah Salasnek, 1970 – 2017

    One of the pioneers has left us. I wish him eternal POW.

    #804082
    Profile photo of schwalbsterschwalbster
    313 Posts

    Ugh, that sucks! He was a big influence on me back then. Being a skater and then became a snowboarder myself he was super influential.

    Anybody know reason of death?

    After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

    #804094
    Profile photo of jimwjimw
    1420 Posts

    Liver cancer. Freaking sucks. There was a gofundme not too long ago to help raise funds for medical expenses. Same age as me. Man… I remember his parts in the TB movies. So freakin’ smooth, even on steep AK spines. Great interview/history in the videos here:
    Snowboarding Pioneer, Noah Salasnek Dead At Age 47

    #804220
    Profile photo of powderjunkiepowderjunkie
    1656 Posts

    thx for posting Chewbacca.

    A huge loss to the snowboard community. He was one of the greats for sure.

    I grew up witnessing his rise to fame and greatness. He grew up in a town about 30 minutes from me and I think I first saw him with Aaron Vincent at a vert ramp in Healdsburg. They would come up and just slay it. This was probably 86-87.

    We were little groms stoked to get a BS air over the lip and these guys would be pulling 8 foot japans, eggplants on the extension, fast plants, you name it. They were SOOOO good and only 16 or 17 years old then. We would skate together at several other ramps in Marin and Sonoma County over the years.

    Then I saw him in the pocahontus film and the H-street skate vids. Whoah- I know that guy!!!

    He continued to blow minds throughout the TB videos and his first descents in Alaska.

    I’d see him at Sugarbowl quite a bit and we’d share a chair and a doob from time to time.

    RIP Noah.

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