Snowboarding in Kyrgyzstan – The Connections Film Teaser


It’s okay to admit you’ve just googled where Kyrgyzstan is, but all you need to know is the riding looks badass!


Rafael Pease – putting Bo Selecta to shame. Photo: Jesse Levine –

This trailer comes from the upcoming Connections Film scheduled to hit your retinas in autumn 2018. Production started back in 2015 and the mountain based documentary is the brainchild of Chilean duo of Rafael Pease (splitboarder/producer) and Sebastian Hasbun (videographer).

They aim to highlight the connection mountaineers and environmentalists hold with the surroundings in which we explore. Shining a light on these topics from the perspective of the indigenous cultures they visit, from the Tordrillo Mountains and Pamir Range through to Hokkaido and the Talas Ala-Too Range.

We think it’s going to be amazing. A split boarding, culture filling, drone shot adventure to some beautiful mountains that will leave us all beyond jealous.

Onyx have an interview lined up with Rafael so let us know if there are any questions you’d like us to ask him after watching the trailer.

You can find more details on their project here.



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Baden Knifton

Baden Knifton is owner and head coach at Onyx Snowboard School, holding BASI L4 ISTD Snowboard Instructor certification with further qualifications in Sport Technology (BSc) and Sport Psychology (MSc). He's the head trainer with Snowsport England and responsible for writing their instructor qualification programme. Additionally he works as a freestyle TD (technical delegate), judge, race official and regularly organises competitions around Europe. Away from snowboarding he's a winter sports and travel blogger, presenter, writer, general mountain man and tech geek!

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