Photo: Oli Gagnon
Part of the new generation holding it down for the Northwest, Austen Sweetin follows in the footsteps of legends like Peter Line, so you know he’s bringing the goods to the table. A certified A grade jumper and powder slayer to boot, look for Sweetin to spread his stoke and style across screens everywhere in Forum’s “F It.”
Home Mountain: Snoqualmie 146
Board: Yes Snowboards
Binding: Now Bindings
May 14, 2013
Have you ever seen a 1 footed double backflip....Well neither had we up until Scott Vine did one on Day 5 of Superpark. The action on the final day at Mt Bachelor was absolutely bonkers and there really is no way to describe than to simply just watch the video.
May 10, 2013
words: Tanner McCarty captions: T.Bird Crews of riders have had two days lapping through the various setups constructed by Woodward (Boreal and Copper), Loon Mountain, Seven Springs, and Mt. Bachelor, and it showed on Day 3 at Superpark 17 presented by Gatorade, as onlookers started to see some originality in how the transitions were ridden. [...]
May 8, 2013
Day 2 at Superpark 17 presented by Gatorade was one for the books. For the first time ever, Superpark was broadcast live via Superpark 17: The Webcast, which showcased thirty of the best jumpers in a heavy session on Loon's 70-footer. A barrage of double corks, double lines, and shirtless Lick the Cat guys soared over the jump under Oregon's blue skies. Woodward's jib feature opened on Day 2, also, providing a myriad of jib options for the rail heavies. Check out the video for the action and tune in at 1:30pm - 4:30pm PST for today's webcast, direct from Seven Springs' massive channel hip.
May 7, 2013
SNOWBOARDER Magazine's Superpark 17 presented by Gatorade started with a bang yesterday at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. Almost 400 of the best snowboarders in the world stacked the drop ins to features built by Seven Springs, PA; Loon Mountain, NH; Woodward (Boreal and Copper); and Mt. Bachelor. Riders got comfortable in the park quick and a heavy session on the Seven Springs channel hip ended the day. Check out the video and follow @snowboardermag on Vine for leaks, and watch Superpark 17: The Webcast presented by Woodward today at 1:30 - 4:30pm PST to watch these guys throw down live.
March 26, 2013
It's the not-so-secret desire of all snowboarders: to be a better skateboarder. Well, there's some guys that have skills in spades, like Laurent-Nicolas Paquin, Austen Sweetin, Tyler Lynch, Nick Visconti, Ozzy Henning, Jordan Small and more. Enjoy snowboarders skating, in the Windells Conrete Jungle.
February 1, 2013
As of late, legendary rider Peter Line has been taking that same wealth of creativity that shaped modern snowboarding and applying it to his photographic endeavors. The result is shockingly compelling imagery. This video documents the making of Peter’s “Biting Cold: Après with the Undead” photoshoot, featured in the February 2013 issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine.
December 14, 2012
Now that you have seen Austen Sweetin and Austin Hironaka's Boreal video, go to SNOWBOARDER's Facebook page page to enter GoPro's "12 Day's of Christmas" giveaway. Today we will be gifting a new Ride DH Snowboard at 5pm PST. Enter once,and you have a chance to win every day for the next 12 days. On Christmas Day, we’ll be holding a bonus giveaway of three Woodward Tahoe Camp scholarships. Today’s giveaway is a brand new Gnu Carbon Credit board. Enter the giveaway here
December 12, 2012
Snowboarder Magazine's "12 Days of Christmas" presented by GoPro begins Thursday, December 13th. Each day until the 25th, we will be dropping a new video surprise to help you make the most of boring holiday parties, long lines at the mall, and groups of carolers that won't leave your doorstep.
October 31, 2012
October 31, 2012 – Boulder, CO – Designed and crafted in Boulder, Colo., ZEAL Optics’ has revolutionized the market with a new more affordable option for high tech consumers. “We have been doing this longer than anyone and our advancements have allowed us to really expand our offerings to bring technology to more consumers. A [...]
October 3, 2012
Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown – Fueled by Monster returns to the streets of Seattle and San Francisco! New features, amazing riders, over $25K in prize money and still totally FREE…it’s gonna be BANANAS!
October 1, 2012
July 30, 2012
Stevie Bell, Austen Sweetin, Cam Pierce and Niko Cioffi rolled in for session 5 and not far behind them was a hungry crew of Gremlinz. Session 5 was also host the 15th annual Bonfire Pipe to Pipe event which happens both on the mountain and down on campus. Not a bad week to spend at Windells...
May 9, 2012
Recap: T. Bird
Captions: Pat Pridges
Thus far, Superpark 16 Presented by Gatorade is shaping up to be one of the best of all time. Day two started off with similar weather to day one. No wind. No clouds. Plenty of sunshine. Needless to say that without the 300-plus person registration process, the Superpark 2012 attendees got right to business.
From nine to noon, the Seven Springs features got sessioned hard. Their two jumps–one at the top and one at the bottom– went off, with twenty-plus riders hiking and hitting the seventy-footer. Once again, Hans and Nils Mindnich proved to be the standouts on the top kicker with a plethora of moves that not only kicked off the session, but kept it going until lunch. Meanwhile, the monster booter constructed by Joel Rerko and his diligent staff was being lapped by about forty riders, including, but not limited to Seth Hill, Sage Kotsenburg, Sam Hulbert, Brandon Cocard, and Brendan Gerard. While Brendan emerged as the star rider (to me, at least), that’s not to take away from any of the other takers who pointed it at the behemoth. The photos from the jump may look fake, but the reality of the situation this morning can only conclude that snowboard park design and execution has hit an astronomical level.
Immediately after lunch, about twenty-five riders were hand-picked to get down on a private hip session. Said riders included Pat Moore, Garrett Warnick, Sam Taxwood, Seth Hill, Victor Simco, Blake Paul, Josh Dirksen, Robby Balharry, Ben Bogart, Forest Bailey, Dustin Craven, Ben Bilocq, Michael Gray, Austen Sweetin, Austin Hironaka, Kyle Lopiccolo, Brendan Gerard (who might have my vote for overall Superpark standout at the moment), Andrew Brewer, Hans and Nils Mindnich (who also might be current standouts), Phil Jacques and a few more. At the end of the afternoon jam, either Austen Sweetin or Dustin Craven went the highest on the hip, Sam Taxwood and Hans Mindnich almost stole the show with gigantic alley-oop front threes, while Austen Sweetin stomped some insane switch methods, but it was Garrett Warnick who walked away with the best trick (and best overall performance) when he sent an alley-oop back seven to the tranny. The crowd went wild and then piled out, except for a select few who were tapped for a sunset shoot on Seven Springs’ top jump and Boreal’s step-up.
As soon as the sun went down, twenty invited riders made their way to the top of the Superpark setup on the Seven Springs booter. Pat Moore, Garrett Warnick, Seth Hill, Brendan Gerard, Andreas Wiig, Scotty Vine, the brothers Mindnich, Colin Spencer, Tim Humphreys, Mitch Richmond, and more lapped the step down as the sun set over the valley in Bend. Superpark is all about sunset shoots, and the images that come from them, and needless to say, you'll see what we're talking about in the January issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine.
There's three days of Superpark still to go, so keep checking back for all the info about Superpark 16 Presented by Gatorade live at Mt. Bachelor.
March 27, 2012
MTNAPPROACH is proud to announce their first team of Professional Snowboarders. This group of 10 riders represents the wide diversity of uses that the MTNAPPROACH System is designed for, accessing backcountry jumps, long distance touring, 55 degree couloirs, or just some side country at your local resort.
March 7, 2012
Zeal Optics is proud to welcome pro snowboarder Austen Sweetin to the Zeal team. A coffee addict from Washington, Austen is known as the “Golden Child” of snowboarding for his sunny disposition and skills on a board. Not only is Austen an incredible snowboarder, he is an epic skater and golfer. Check out this video to see more on Austen’s passions, which include picking up girls, bird calling, and Zeal sunglasses and goggles
December 13, 2011
On Saturday the 10th of December, 2011 Copper Mountain once again hosted a Paul Mitchell Progression Session featuring a handful of the best up and coming jibbers on earth let loose on a next level setup.
October 11, 2011
From First Chair to Last Call, Special Blend’s 2012 website is dialed with all your snowboarding needs. Check out this season’s offering of SB outerwear and apparel for both men and women, then catch up with the team that backs it: Jake Welch, Stevie Bell, Nic Sauvé, Daniel Ek, Niko Cioffi and Austen Sweetin.
September 22, 2011
Vacation? More like working vacation. The most trusted name in snowboarding team videos, Forum, is back with another flick that is sure to stoke. Dre, Yella, Eazy, Cube, MC Ren and Mik Lezan, aka NWA, provide the uptempo soundtrack to this preview.
Get ready for the biggest beach party of the year with none other than your favorite Forum team! Check out this all-new sneak peek of what’s to come at next week’s World Premiere of Vacation, taking place Wednesday, September 28th at the Huntington Beach Pier, 8:30pm. After party will follow at Black Bull Chop House.
North American Tour:
Oct. 13th Calgary, AB CAN – Plaza Theater
Oct. 14th Vancouver, BC CAN – Forum Sports Bar
Oct. 15th Portland, OR – Mission Theater
Oct.19th Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Oct. 20th Montreal, QC CAN – Boulevard 44
Oct. 20th Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Oct. 21st Reno, NV – The Freight House District
Oct. 21st Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center
Oct. 22nd Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
Oct. 23rd New York City, NY – The Red Bull Space
Oct. 1st Feldkirch, Austria – Poolbar
Oct. 3rd Barcelona, Spain – Shoko Club
Oct. 5th Marseille, France – La Friche et Le Cabaret Aléatoire
Oct. 6th Bozen, Italy – Halle 28
Oct. 8th Landgraaf, The Netherlands – SnowWorld
August 3, 2011
A recap and photos from session 5 at Windells. Summer is flying by.
July 12, 2011
Crack open a cold one, or kick-start the blender and fire up that Piña Colada.... Forum has dropped the teaser for their upcoming movie, "Vacation".
April 11, 2011
The weather on days 3 and 4 of The Launch at Park City presented by Red Bull were a little rough, but the kids made the best out of it. See for yourself.
April 7, 2011
For Day 2 of The Launch at Park City we brought out the big guns for the young guns. Everything is always better when there is a helicopter involved.
December 15, 2010
Video from the 2010 Paul Mitchell Progression Session at Copper Mountain, Colorado featuring some to the top emerging jib talent.
October 26, 2010
Check out the opening excerpt and videos from the Dust On Crust feature in the November issue where Zak Hale, Mark Sollors, Niko Cioffi, and Austen Sweetin ride abandon resorts throughout New England.
October 22, 2010
Special Blend, Forum and Foursquare put together this edit from the Seven Springs trip last season with Stevie Bell, Austen Sweetin, Alek Ostreng, and Niko Cioffi. Enjoy.