Once again The Launch proved itself to be the most important event in snowboarding for showcasing up and coming talent. The level of riding that went down at Bear was all time with some seriously next level tricks going down at an almost minute by minute basis. One of the most impressive things about this year's Launch however was how hard the younger crew pushed things, not content to just lap the public park and jib the sides of the jumps, this year's Supergrom crew packed up and snaked their way into sessions along side the older crew on the hips, jibs and big jumps. While a lot of older kids sat down or found reasons not to hit things the younger squad led by Red Gerard, Cody Warble, Gabe Ferguson, and Brock Crouch had the time of their lives at Bear riding everything and often times packing up and hitting everything together. We dubbed them the "Supergroms" and as you watch this try to think just what you were doing at 12 years old.Read More
Check out Chris Bradshaw, Tyler Flanagan, Ben Bilodeau and Jordan Small as they shred and destroy The Launch 2013 park at Bear Mountain.Read More
After two insane days at Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch 2013 presented by Volcom at Bear Mountain, the best shredders under the age of 21 spent the rest of the event ticking off tricks they had wanted to do in Bear's magnificent park. Here's the video for days three and four and be sure to be on the lookout for Snowboarder Magazine's "Super Grom" edit coming soon.Read More
For any naysayers out there that may question the future of snowboarding, they need look no further than this video to realize the future is in good hands. With riders like the Mindnich brothers, Ben Ferguson, Tyler Flanagan, and the Lick The Cat crew putting on a virtual clinic of crazy grabs for the assembled kids at Bear, things were wild.
The world's best snowboarders under the age of 21 have gathered at Bear Mountain for Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch presented by Volcom, Red Bull, Giro, and Bear Mountain. Here is the action from Day 2.
The Launch 2013 day 4 recap and photos.Read More
The Launch 2013 day 3 recap and photos.Read More
The Launch 2013 day 2 photos and recap.Read More
The world's best snowboarders under the age of 21 have gathered at Bear Mountain for Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch presented by Volcom, Red Bull, Giro, and Bear Mountain. Day one went off and ended with a sunset session on the hip. Here is all the action.Read More
The Launch 2013 day 1 photos and recap.Read More
Over the past few years, The Launch has become the proving ground for up and coming snowboarders who can throw down in the park, but are not yet legal to get into the bar at the lodge. The level of riding has continued to increase each year, due to sophisticated set ups for the event and the eagerness of the young riders to show their mettle. The Launch is a varitable "who's who" of riders to watch in the coming years, so get a jumpstart on what's what with this collection of photos from The Launch at Bear Mountain in 2012.Read More