Photo: Oli Gagnon
Jess crushes the stereotypes once directed at all women snowboarders. Shredding through multiple injuries to produce standout parts in Peepshow’s premiere production, look for Kimura to impress as the solo female in Think Thank’s “Right Brain Left Brain.” Earning the title of Snowboarder Magazine’s Ms. Superpark standout 2010, Jess is not only on a path full of bumps and bruises but is also on the road to shred success.
Home Mountain: Seymour
Board: Capita Space Metal Fantasy 143
Boot: 32 Lashed
Binding: Union Milan
January 28, 2013
Here is the fifth installment of our 2014 product leak. The annual snowsports tradeshow, SIA, begins on Thursday, so stay tuned for plenty more gear as the week goes on. Check out the other albums of 2014 snowboard product: 2014 Product Leak – 1 2014 Product Leak – 2 2014 Product Leak – 3 2014 [...]
January 22, 2013
When the topic of style in snowboarding is brought up, two names that are almost always mentioned are those of Tarquin Robbins and Joni Makinen. Two of today’s riders that are pushing the mold in terms of style, are no doubt Scott Stevens and Jess Kimura. Mix all four together on a trip to snow domes and you have great look at what makes snowboarding cool and a truly “legendary” trip.
December 29, 2012
Jess Kimura, Kimmy Fasani, Spencer O'Brien, Desiree Melancon, Hana Beaman, Anne-Flore Marxer, Corinne Pasela, Stefi Luxton, and Annie Boulanger. Some of the most talented female snowboarders in the world, in some of our favorite photos from 2012.
December 25, 2012
Kazu Kokubo is one of the most talented snowboarders on the planet. The Capita snowboard team is already one of the most well rounded teams in snowboarding, put the two together and as hard as we thought it was to do, Capita just got even more Awesome! Check this video out for a cool look at Kazu and the rest of the Capita team.
November 20, 2012
Snowboarder's Editor Pat Bridges finds out just which of today's top pros have and agent and which ones don't.
November 14, 2012
Jess Kimura is one of the most bad ass snowboarders in the world today. Whether she’s in the streets or in the backcountry Jess is riding full speed and not afraid to hit whatever is put in front of her. Take a listen to what Jess is listening to while she’s shredding in this week’s [...]
November 13, 2012
This week our editor Pat Bridges finds out which pros haven't let a little thing like being on crutches keep them away from the bar.
November 6, 2012
This week's addition to our "Have You Ever" series asks the question "Have you ever had your season pass pulled?"
October 30, 2012
See which of your favorite pros have slept in their gear the night before going shredding.
October 16, 2012
You know you've done it, or know of someone else who has... put way too much thought into a sticker job, disregarding the fact that in a few months most of it is going to be falling off your board anyway. In the latest episode of our "Have You Ever" series editor Pat Bridges asks your favorite pros if they have spent more than a half hour on a sticker job. See who admits to it.
October 9, 2012
In the newest episode of our "Have You Ever" series our editor Pat Bridges catches up with some of today's top pros and finds out which ones have spent a night in jail. See which ones admit to having a run in with the law.
September 21, 2012
Some of the best rail riders in the world are on their way up to Bear Mountain, California as we speak, ready to take it to one of the best Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails setups we've ever seen. In the build-up to our coverage of HD&HR, we've compiled bios of all the participants that you'll be seeing this weekend. Riders like Spencer Schubert, Erik Leon, Scotty Vine, Nial Romanek, Jaeger Bailey, Tyler Flanagan, Nick Visconti, Ted Borland, San Taxwood, Dylan Thompson, Ryan Paul, Brandon Hobush, Johnny Brady and more will be sessioning Bear on Saturday. Be sure to tune in to snowboardermag.com for our exclusive three-hour webcast starting at 1:30pm. For now, take a minute to introduce yourselves to the contenders because there's $10,000 on the line and it's anyone's game.
September 13, 2012
Nike Snowboarding is releasing three edits with each focusing on a different aspect of snowboarding. This is the teaser previewing all three. Justin Bennee's tricks in here are enough to make riders start counting the days till these videos start dropping.
September 11, 2012
Have you ever honored the 10% rule? Many of today's top snowboarders weigh in on one of snowboarding's most infamous rules.
September 4, 2012
This week Snowboarder Magazine's Editor Pat Bridges gets to the bottom of what prod have gotten last in a contest. Stay tuned to the end to see just what Marius Otterstad is doing when he's not on snowboardermag.com.
August 28, 2012
Have You Ever Shit Yourself? Snowboarder Editor Pat Bridges asks today's top pros a very personal question. Don't laugh because it could happen to you.....
August 13, 2012
Capita Devours Everything As 2012 Battle Of The Brands Champion
With BOTB PTSD starting to set in Snowboarder Magazine would like to congratulate the Capita Super Corporation for devouring everything in our 2012 Battle Of The Brands Superpark 16 video showdown. Through two months of fierce digital democracy the Capita corps carried momentum from one head-to-head bout to the next leaving formidable foes like Nike, Smokin' and Thirtytwo in their wake. The week long finals against the enviro crusaders of Arbor was a media melee for the ages with 7878 votes cast to decide which team from Superpark 16 will be enjoying the spoils of Squid Roe while partaking in the first place prize of a trip for 5 to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Arbor's Battle Of The Brands entry and social push seemed unstoppable as the nearly six minute long edit rolled past Bataleon, K2 and Volcom to the final matchup. Despite Scott Vine's one-footers on hundred-footers, Erik Leon's irie ollie's and arguably the best execution of the snake run slush slash follow cam of the whole event Arbor's submission ultimately succumbed to Capita's creation. Defenders Of Awesome Brendan Gerhard, Durrell Williams, Kyle Fisher, Brendon Rego, Andrew Burns, Garett Warnick, Phil Jacques, Brandon Cocard, Jess Kimura, and Dustin Craven performed for the lens of Mark Dangler at Mt Bachelor last Spring with pure style and intense ability resulting in an edit that is proper from start to finish. Behind the scenes Capita's director of Product Development and US Marketing Manager Sean Tedore mobilized the FK'n faithful to watch, vote and rally others for support en masse. For the 2012 Superpark 16 Battle of The Brands video showdown Capita came to the table with the complete package and is most deserving of first place and the free trip for 5 to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico that accompanies the title! Snowboarder wishes to salute the 16 companies who took part in the Battle Of The Brands as well as the riders, filmers and supporters who created spectacular videos and were eager to lobby for and broadcast their ballots. Furthermore Snowboarder would also like to thank Gatorade and Mt. Bachelor as well as all of the riders, builders, media representatives and companies who made Superpark 16 a success. Click here to see all of the edits from the 2012 Battle Of The Brands.
August 6, 2012
When you have signature sessioners like Chris Grenier, Scott Stevens, Bode Merrill and Jess Kimura, things can get a little crazy. Session 5 had some of the best snowboarding, skateboarding and contest we've seen all summer. The only word to describe High Cascade last session is a Jungle...so watch this recap and we're sure you'll feel the same. - High Cascade
April 16, 2012
One of the paramount intentions that we at SNOWBOARDER Magazine have when hosting Ms. Superpark is to shoot some of the most inspiring imagery of the year, and as soon as these ladies strap in and drop, that's exactly what happens. That's why we put together a photo gallery hand-picked by SNOWBOARDER Photo Editor Ryan "Huggy" Hughes of some of the best images ever to surface from previous Ms. Superparks. Click through the gallery and check out Erin Comstock, Leanne Pelosi, Colleen Quigley, Cheryl Maas, Jamie Anderson, Gabi Viteri, Janna Meyen, Jess Kimura, Bryn Valaika, Torah Bright, Kimmy Fasani, Kjersti Buass, and more from the past, present, and future generations of female snowboard phenoms. And be sure to stay tuned for the action coming up from the 2012 Ms Superpark at Squaw Valley, CA.
January 23, 2012
We present you with the illustrious group of professional snowboarders making it into SNOWBOARDER Magazine's Rider Of The Year roster for 2011. These three women and ten men have been handpicked by a jury of riders who have previously made it into our Rider Of The Year lineup, their peers. And from that we have a list of riders who have pushed the limits and made a lasting impression during the 2010-2011 season. If you haven't yet, pick up a copy of our February Rider Of The Year issue to get more insight to why these riders deserve to be in the top 10, if these video clips aren't already a clear indicator.
January 16, 2012
Bummer... you missed the premiere. But you can check out the teaser for "Winter Wars" above and click the links below to buy yourself a copy of the full movie.
The ladies of Peepshow were kind enough to share their latest video, "Winter Wars" on SnowboarderMag.com for ONE DAY ONLY. January 16th, 2012. So get your fix while you can and enjoy some of the best in woman's snowboarding. Featuring all the girls that make you wish you were better at snowboarding including: Bryn Valaika, Claudia Avon, Colleen Quigley, Danyale Patterson, Darrah Reid-McLean, Desiree Melancon, Gabi Viteri, Jess Kimura, Joanie Robichaud, Laura Hadar, Madison Blackley, Silvia Mittermuller and friends.
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November 28, 2011
BIRDgang, out of Calgary Alberta, Canada, just released their first full length movie featuring Matt Buttel, Dave (davoucci) Scott, Troy Erickson, Jess Kimura, Lee Proudlock, Rhett Haubrich, Jake Bergen, and Drew Luetjen. Give it a watch.
September 23, 2011
Why is this called a presentation instead of a video? Good question. But anyway, here is our presentation of the riders competing in Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails at Bear Mountain. If you can't make it to the event be sure to check back to Snowboardermag.com... the very site you are on... for our live Webcast of the contest on September 24th at 3PM Pacific Standard Time. WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE
September 21, 2011
Here is a breakdown of the 2011 Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails participants you can see duke it out here on Snowboardermag.com during our live webcast which starts at 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Saturday September 24th. More info here. WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE
August 29, 2011
After watching this video you will be ready to amaze your friends with some stylish moves done just like the VG gang. From Mt. High to High Cascade Snowboard Camp, we will show you the ins and outs of our favorite tricks. Step by step you will learn the secrets, as well as see the tricks done in the streets and backcountry. Keep your tricks proper and you will be well on your way to Olympic stardom, or even better - filming your own video part!!!