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In case you didn't get the memo - the whole skier vs. snowboarder thing was unceremoniously put to rest sometime back in the late '90s, which was great timing, because the late '90s were also when the action sports scene made its way into the mainstream consciousness, thanks in large part to ESPN's X-Games. Ever since then, skiers have been supporting snowboarders, snowboarders have been supporting skaters, skaters have been supporting bmx riders, and on and on it goes. These days, whenever someone in the action sports world does something big, the whole industry stops to watch and give props.
Enter Ronnie Renner, freestyle motorcross rider and apparent all-around nut. On his sixth jump Friday night, Renner threw down a jaw-dropping hit of 59 feet, 2 inches. On a motorcycle. The hit is believed to be a world record, and has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for verification. There's not much to get stoked on in the snowboarding world in the middle of July, or at least there isn't unless you're living Down Under, so you might as well watch the video of Renner's feat and give the man his due respect - use it as motivation to nail a new trick on snow next season, or to shred that one trail you've always wanted to ride but never had the confidence to attempt.