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The Inertia

In Hemu, a village in China’s Xinjiang province near the borders with Mongolia, Kazahstan, and Russia, people get around the traditional way: on skis that have been made from the same white pine wood for thousands of years, and skins crafted from real animal fir to allow for climbing (today, they’re made from synthetic mohair by company’s like G3 or Voile). Check out this short flick on a really interesting part of the world where traditional villagers still love to shred, even if it’s out of necessity.

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