The freedom of riding is one reason why Ride Snowboards’ Alex Cantin ditched his childhood dream of becoming a professional hockey player and began his journey as a snowboarder. In the third segment of Ride’s six-part video series Because of Snowboarding, the Quebec City native shows off some urban riding in his local neighborhood, stomps backcountry stashes and tells us why he feels so lucky to be able to do what he does for a living. If you haven’t already, you can watch the previous episode here.

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