ISPO Autor
Thomas Becker


Winter sports
Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards in 1977.
With "A Day for Jake", the snowboard community honors Jake Burton Carpenter as co-inventor of the modern snowboard on March 13. With his Burton brand, he shaped winter sports for decades - and always remained a unique character. Our author Thomas Becker remembers a memorable meeting with him.

Dream On
With the Natural Selection Tour, Travis Rice has created a monument to himself. The world's best boarders from film, park, pipe and backcountry compete against each other in the wild - and can't stop raving about it.

Looks like standard bike glasses, but is a small miracle of technology: the EVAD-1 by Julbo, the first data sports sunglasses in the world. Ski mountaineer and mountain runner Toni Palzer explains why innovation in sports is simply indispensable for professional athletes.