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LED Snowboarding Is Strangely Breathtaking (VIDEO)

Led Snowboarding

The Huffington Post   Mallika Rao First Posted: 02/17/2012 10:39 am Updated: 02/17/2012 3:03 pm

Jacob Sutton's haunting video of pro snowboarder William Hughes cutting through the Alps in an LED-charged snowsuit is one of the internet's most beautiful surprises. John Spatcher's custom-built (and "temperamental") suit makes Hughes look like a modern imagining of the Yeti, glowing ethereally as he slides through the Rhones-Alpes region at night. "I've always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source," Sutton wrote in a post on their site. “I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made of light surfing through darkness."

In the same post, Hughes calls the experience "the most surreal thing I’ve done in 20 years of snowboarding."

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