Well there you have it, another day and another new, insanely difficult yet not so styled out trick thrown down.
As much as I’d rather see a huge method, or boned out front 3, putting down a triple cork 1620 no easy feat. So congrats to you Torgeir, keep up the impressive work.
Watch the triple cork 1620 on helgasons.com. We would embed it on the site but it’s hosted through some old-school video player that no one uses.
April 24th, 2013
During Earth Week (April 17 – 24), House of Marley will be donating 36.5% of its sales from its Rewind collection to the 1 Love Organization.
For more info head over to thehouseofmarley.com/rewind-collection and check out all the sweet product you can gear up with to help out a great cause.
April 22nd, 2013
From Everyone at the Nidecker USA Family:
By now many of you may have heard the news about the avalanche in Colorado that occurred Saturday, April 20th, near Loveland Pass. Sadly we lost one of our own in this tragic accident. Joe Timlin was the YES, NOW, and Jones Snowboards rep for the Rocky Mountain region, but more importantly, he was family. Brother-in-law to DCP and Megan, and a close friend to many in the Colorado winter sports community, Joe was a bright, dynamic person who will be sorely missed. Everyone here at Nidecker USA considers Joe and his wife Krissy to be a part of our family, and we are devastated by this terrible loss. Memorial information will be provided once we hear more details from Joe’s family.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. As we all begin the process of picking up the pieces, it’s important to remember that life is precious and family is everything.
Additional details on the event can be found by following updates on: https://avalanche.state.co.us/acc/acc_report.php?accfm=rep&acc_id=505&view=public
Media can contact the Clear Creek County Sherriff’s Department at (303) 679-2376 to obtain official Sherriff’s statements on the accident.
April 22nd, 2013
What are you doing this Earth Day?
Transworld Business weighs in with some action sports industry heavy hitters to see what initiatives they are working on to make this planet a better place to live. And for us snowboarders, a place where snow will still fall.
April 19th, 2013
Editor’s Note: Information in this story sent in a press release from event organizers.
For more information please see our story on the tragic event: Loveland Pass Avalanche: 5 industry friends among the fallen.
If you’re into the whole splitboard thing (and yes, we are), then head up to the Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Gathering which kicks off tonight at the Dillon Dam Brewery in Dillon, CO.
Why you ask? Well, they will be giving away a ton of sweet splitboard related prizes for you to get your backcountry adventure on.
Here’s what’s included:
161 Jones Solution
18L Jones BAckpack
164 Venture Odin Splitboard
G3 Climbing Skins
Black Diamond Compactor Poles
Level 1 Avalanche class
2 North Face Jackets
And more to come!
If that’s not enticing enough than we don’t know what is.
Here’s more info on the the event: snowboardmag.com/stories/dont-miss-the-rocky-mountain-high-backcountry-gathering-at-loveland-april-19-20
April 12th, 2013
From Burton Snowboards:
There have been a lot of Burton boards over the years, some with better graphics than others, and a handful featuring some of the most iconic graphics ever as well. For resident Burton archivist, Todd Kohlman, picking his top 13 was like asking him to pick a favorite child. In this Part 1 of a two-part feature, Todd picks his top 13 iconic graphics, along with a history of why the graphic is important, as well as never-before-heard quotes from the artists, designers, and riders who helped to make them.
Check out the first six at burton.com
April 12th, 2013
Over the past several weeks, XGames.com conducted a readers poll if you will to determine who the best male athlete in action sports is, and after five rounds of voting, Travis Rice claimed the victory over Torstein Horgmo 53% to 47%, respectively.
It was a tough road to the top for Travis as he had to conquer some big names in action sports. In the first round Travis beat out professional skier, Sean Pettit, with a whopping 69% of the vote. Chock one up for snowboarding right there!
In round two Travis beat out Nyjah Houston with another large victory capturing 64% of the vote. No easy task as Nyjah is one kick-ass skateboarder.
Round three brought yet another tough matchup against the popular Paul Rodriguez. But after the votes were counted, Travis walked away with another large win capturing 62% of the vote. That’s no easy feat against one of Nike’s premiere action sports athletes.
In the semi-finals, Travis had to face the other Travis of the action sports world, Travis Pastrana, which I considered to be Rice’s toughest matchup of the entire event. Watching the battle across social media was quite entertaining as both men battled it out, promoting themselves in any way possible to make into the finals. In the end Travis Rice would walk away with 52% of the vote, his closest matchup of the event. Kudos to Mr. Pastrana for putting up a worthy battle. Maybe next time…
The finals would be a showdown of two extraordinary snowboarders, Rice and Horgmo, who once again, battled it out across the interwebs to call themselves The Best Male Athlete in Action Sports. In the end it would be Rice who would claim 53% of the vote over Torstein’s 47%. With a total of 18,601 votes cast in the finals, Travis captured a whopping 9859 votes from action sports enthusiasts.
So a tip of the cap to you Mr. Travis Rice for not only dominating our beloved sport and showing us things we thought were never possible. But for dominating everything your name is attached to. Congrats!
April 11th, 2013
Jeremy Jones is at The White House today accepting his Champion of Change award and you can watch it all live.
Head over to whitehouse.gov/live at 12:15pm EST to watch all the action.
April 8th, 2013
Contests can be a place to show off and gain recognition. For most people, both those competing and those watching, a contest is also just a good excuse to see old friends and bond over a common interest. With the exodus of the Vans Cup, Dew Tour and other local competitions growing stale, the staff at Heckler decided to take the reins and throw a contest that would bring the Tahoe boarding community together for a day of fun in the sun. Such is the birth of the Rattlesnake Rampage. Tails First!
April 4th, 2013
Here’s the deal people. Our homeboy, Travis Rice, has made it to the semi-finals of X Games’ Best of Action Sports bracket and he needs your help to solidify a spot in the finals.
He’s up agains Travis Pastrana (whoever that guy is), and they’re tied neck in neck with only a few more days of voting left.
With Torstein Horgmo and Mark McMorris competing in the other semi-final, we could make this an all-snowboard final that will show the world that snowboarding is by far the best action sport in the world.
So do your duty and head over and vote for Travis Rice in X Games’ Best in Action Sports bracket.