The Daily Shake
March 28th, 2014

Shaun White retires from snowboarding

Shaun White retires from snowboarding?

It looks to be an end of an era for Shaun White as, according to his Facebook account, he is “changing careers” from snowboarding to music. There hasn’t been any real gossip or news about this except for the image he, or his PR team, posted up on his Facebook account… which doesn’t exactly say he’s retiring.

So until an official press release from Camp White, we can only speculate as to what this means. But it’s big news nonetheless. I don’t see him fully removing himself from snowboarding or skateboarding, but taking the “mainstream pro athlete” approach and heading over to the broadcasters desk. If he’s anything like Charles Barkley on camera, he’s got a solid career ahead of him. That dude is mad entertaining!

A few things crossed my mind when I first heard the news:

1. He’s still pretty damn dominant, so that seems like an interesting decision, but he could just be worn out.
2. According to his post Olympic interview with NBC and Matt Lauer, there is a chance he will be back, at the ripe age of 31, to compete in the next Winter Olympics.
3. Did someone hack his Facebook account?
4. Who are all the haters going to hate on now? Could this be the end of the online hate era as well? I mean, you can only hide behind some ridiculous screen name screaming about things you don’t understand for so long…

All jokes aside, if this is true, and I’m not saying it is, we congratulate him on a career that will never be forgotten and will most likely hold records for some time to come. His domination from a grom to present day has been unbelievable to watch, and we wish, for the sake of that huge first hit backside air, that he isn’t retiring.

What do you think about Shaun White’s retirement, if, in fact, it is true? Sound off below!


March 26th, 2014

Adam Moran’s 2012/13 winter photo slideshow

Thank you Adam for not doing your taxes and putting this together. It’s so damn inspiring to watch. Really makes you want to get off your ass or out from your computer and do fun stuff.

Here’s what Mr. Moran had to say via facebook:

Now that all the ads, catalogs, and magazines are printed for the year i can put out a quick slideshow of some of my favorites from last winter. Winter for me starts in August and ends in May and the shots are in that order. Take a few minutes to watch if you like. Thanks to Burton Snowboards and all the riders that I shoot with that make all these images possible. I was going to do expenses and taxes while at home but putting this together seemed like a better use of my time.

What did you think of Adam Moran’s 2012/13 winter photo slideshow?


March 21st, 2014

Burton stores fundraising for The Kevin Pearce Fund on 3/22

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, a portion of all proceeds from Burton flagship stores across the country will go to The Kevin Pearce Fund. Pearce himself will be signing autographs from 3-5pm at the Burton Headquarters in Burlington, VT.

Snag some sweet gear and help support an amazing cause!
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March 20th, 2014

First Look: A solid preview of the Red Bull Double Pipe in Aspen/Snowmass

Looking for a solid preview of the Red Bull Double Pipe? Look no further as Red Bull drops an awesome edit showing the world what this bad boy, double U-ditch is all about. With a four foot spine between the two pipes, various rails and wall rides, invited riders are sure to spin up some interesting takes on how this baby should be ridden.

See Also: Check out the Red Bull Double Pipe rider list


March 20th, 2014

This Red Bull Double Pipe night shot from Vital Films is beautiful

With the Red Bull Double Pipe going down this weekend (practice going on right now), we ran accross this Red Bull Double Pipe night shot from Vital Films that absolutely blew us away. You could say that we are excited for this bad boy to be torn up!

See Also: Watch practice from day one of the Red Bull Double Pipe in Aspen/Snowmass, CO


March 19th, 2014

Taylor Gold dropping in to the the Red Bull Double Pipe

Yes, this is happening. Stay tuned for extensive coverage of the Red Bull Double Pipe all weekend long.


March 19th, 2014

The Red Bull Double Pipe is looking prime

JJ Thomas is at the Red Bull Double Pipe and snapped this photo of Double Pipe creator, SPT’s own Frank Wells, kicking it front of the monstrosity of a feature.

Can’t wait for this bad boy to kick off!


March 17th, 2014

Woodward at Copper announces guest pro and sponsor lineup for summer 2014 camps

Copper Mountain received so much snow this winter their snowboard park will be open for campers through the end of July, with  Danimals, Jake OE, Joe Sexton, Justin Fronius, Louif-Felix Paradise and Will Lavigne swinging through as guest pros.

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Dates, details and more provided in the press release below:

March 17, 2014 (COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo.) – Extend your snowboarding season by riding the Woodward at Copper Central Park Terrain Park with your favorite pros this summer. That’s right, with all the snow Copper Mountain received in the 2013/2014 winter season, the mountain will be open through the end of July with a list of guest pros that include Danimals, Jake OE, Joe Sexton, Justin Fronius, Louif-Felix Paradise and Will Lavigne.

A typical day during snowboarding summer camp will include riding on snow at Copper’s summer version of the Central Park Terrain Park in the morning as well as The Barn and Pavilion terrain park sessions in the afternoons. You can learn new snowboard tricks into the foam pit on ParkboardsTM provided by Burton in The Barn. The Barn also has a street section, with lots of tranny to skate and tons of fun trampolines, including trampolines to foam. Camper’s can also enjoy skate tours, go-carts, create-a-skate, music, rock climbing, hiking and more.

2014 Woodward at Copper Summer Snowboard Camp Dates:
• June 15-21 – Never Summer Week
• June 22-28 – 686 Week and Guest Pros Will Lavigne and Louif-Felix Paradise
• June 29-July 3 – Adult Week
• July 6-July 12 – Videograss Week with Guest Pros Joe Sexton, Jake OE, Danimals and Justin Fronius
• July 13-19 – Burton, Anon and Analog Week
• July 20-26 – Ride Snowboards Week
• July 27-31 – K2 Snowboarding Week. Grom Week (ages 8 – 12)

Campers can save $200 by booking before March 24 with promo code 10188. Click here or call 1-888-350-1544 for additional information or to register for camp.


March 4th, 2014

K2 to hold Pink Chase Tahoe Fundraiser at Mt. Rose, March 6

K2 is proudly bringing their Pink Chase Tahoe event out to Mt. Rose for another round! A ski and snowboard instruction event, the fundraiser will raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). New this year, K2 is introducing a co-ed advanced/expert group that will give guys an opportunity to join the cause.

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Check out the press release below for more info:

SEATTLE, Wash. (March 3, 2014) – 

Designed to improve the skills of advanced beginners through experts, the Pink Chase Tahoe is a fun and adventurous day of instruction for skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers. New for this year, due to increased interest, will be a co-ed advanced/expert group that will allow guys the opportunity to join the cause. The day of adventure will finish with pink clad participants performing together to create the ultimate skiing flash mob!

With prizes for top fundraisers from K2 and GoPro, a free raffle with loads of gear and demo ski equipment provided by Bobo’s H2 Demo Team, this event is not to be missed.

“The generosity of our sponsors along with the spirit of the participants truly makes this a one-of-a-kind event,” said Alyssa Clark, K2 Skis’ Marketing Coordinator and Women’s Ski Team Manager. “It’s great to see so many skiers and snowboarders come out every year to improve their on-snow skills while raising awareness and funds for those battling breast cancer.”

After more than a decade of bringing women together by designing and building innovative women’s products and leading fundraising and awareness events, the K2 Alliance continues to raise money to help those affected by breast cancer. This year, Pinnochio’s Mom’s on the Run, a Nevada-based non-profit that assists women touched by cancer, will also receive a portion of the proceeds raised through this unique event.

 


March 4th, 2014

Red Bull Double Pipe: A snowboarding event you’ve never seen before

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Red Bull Double Pipe 3D mock up from Redbull.com

Red Bull has officially announced its new, out of this world, Double Pipe Event that will go down at Aspen/Snowmass’ Buttermilk Mountain March 19-23.

Built from the crazy amounts of snow left behind from the X Games pipe, the Red Bull Double Pipe will be 180’ wide and 550’ long with a roughly 4-foot spine between the two, making it the largest halfpipe ever built.

Click here for more info on the Red Bull Double Pipe.