Anyone who thinks that sandboarding is like snowboarding is delusional. Sandboarding is nothing like snowboarding. You canâ€™t turn on sand. You canâ€™t stop on sand. You canâ€™t do anything on sand except go straight down and crash. Thatâ€™s it. Period. And man, does it hurt when you crash, as, unlike snow, sand is basically cement only a tad softer. So you can imagine how our poor talent, Gleb Osipov, must have felt after a day of hurling himself off of these giant sand dunes in the middle of the Rubâ€™ al Khali desert. I swear I heard bones breaking a few times. But Gleb just bounced up after ever wipeout, dusted himself off, climbed up the dune and did it all again. He was a real trooper. Insane, but a trooper nonetheless.