Snowboarding

Snowboarders Call on Sochi Organizers to Postpone Halfpipe Competition

February 10th, 2014 by
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Olympic snowboarders are call on officials to postpone the halfpipe event due to performance and safety concerns.  When the snowboard athletes had their first practice on the halfpipe they felt it was unsafe … Read More

Silje Norendal = The Hottest Snowboarder In The World?

January 24th, 2014 by
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Silje Norendal is a 20 year old Norwegian snowboarder who competes in slopestyle. The girls got skills, taking home the gold at the Winter X Games in Tignes, France. In addition to … Read More

Snowboarding in 86′ | The Good Ol’ Days

December 30th, 2013 by

 

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This video comes before almost everything snowboarding that is today.
Before triple corks, double corks, or even corks in general.
Before the internet, iphones, mp3s and DVDs.
It came before Torah Bright, but definitely not Betty White.
This video came before Banana Tech, Slime Walls, and Magnetraction.
It even came before baggy pants and wides stances.

This video came from the time when it wasn’t about going pro,
or calling everyone “bra”, “bru” or “bro”.
When 360′s were huge, and backflips well, not so cool.
This was a time when half pipes weren’t perfect,
and all cliffs were rad.
It was a simpler day, there were no gapers, no haters, they all just strapped in.
These times were fun and the guys were all right.

But months later was born our new friend Shaun White…

To the good ol’ days and the pioneers of snowboarding, we salute you! 

#TBT – Juicy Fruit Snowboard Commercial from 1987

November 21st, 2013 by
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“Strap your snowboard on. Grab a stick of Juicy Fruit. The taste is gone Move Ya!”

Mammoth Mountain Facebook Page: In 1986 Mammoth’s sister resort, June Mountain, became the first *ski* area in the West to open its trails to snowboarding.

One year later, Juicy Fruit created this ad.

Still Funny: Corbet’s Couloir Fail With Real Time Call Out

November 13th, 2013 by

This guy sends it off the headwall of Corbet’s, to an epic fail. Despite the dissuasion of the cameraman, this kid sends it anyway. Props to the camera man for actually calling him out before he lands, following up with an insult before he stops rolling. “How’s your back!?”

6 Stupid Things People Do In The Terrain Park | Park Etiquette For People Who Haven’t a Brain | A Microsoft Paint Production

June 13th, 2013 by
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Simple DON’Ts in the terrain park: After a day of riding “spring break” riddled hills this week, I was dismayed with the extreme lack of terrain park etiquette by almost … Read More

Skiers vs. Snowboarders | Who started the fight?

June 5th, 2013 by

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The jury has deliberated and here is the verdict.

The long battle of skiers vs. snowboarders was initiated by a snowboarder. As viewed in the video from the early 80’s, Ted Shred (a.k.a. Blake Barrymore) wasn’t content with just riding fresh lines. According to rules of NSAA Responsibility Code, Mr. Shred was clearly in the wrong.

Evidence Collection Includes:
1:56 – “But, just cruising these big slopes is not enough for Ted. Now, he’s looking for unsuspecting skiers to streak.”
2:22 – “The Shred Baron Strikes Again!”

We the people (a.k.a. Snow Sport Enthusiasts) can all put down our weapons of choice and get along. Shame on you Mr. Shred! You started a civil war that has tormented the slopes for three decades. Fortunately, due to the utmost respect and maturity of today’s riders this madness can stop now the truth is out.

 

All kidding aside. Thanks to Blake for making some history in what has become one of the greatest sports on Earth. In the meantime, just kick back and enjoy a old gem that might be one of the first snowboard segments on film.

Happy Riding Folks!

-RT…

Classic Post: Snowboarding’s Version of Snowllerblades…Cool or Really Lame?

May 30th, 2013 by

This is definitely funny lookin’.  Wether you think it’s lame or cool, it looks tough.  Looks cool to be able to do daffy’s and spread eagles on a “snowboard”.

We think it’s cool.  It’s always good to introduce and try new stuff.  We don’t see this working to good in pow, tho…

The Worlds Newest Ski Resort To Be Located In North Korea.

May 28th, 2013 by
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For the past year a substancial amount of news dealing with North Korea has been on about every news channel on TV; however, the latest and greatest is Kim Jung … Read More

This Origins of Snowboarding – The Original Ted Shred

April 18th, 2013 by

The Original Ted Shred

Dick Barrymore describes one of the first ever riding sequences in a winter sports film–early 80′s.