May 10, 2013
The epic riding continues at Superpark 17 presented by Gatorade with riders stacking clips during Day 4 at Mt. Bachelor. Ozzy Henning, Jake Olson-Elm, Lucas Magoon, Dylan Thompson, Spencer Schubert, and more were crushing the Woodward plaza, while Scott Vine, Zac Marben, Seth Hill, Nick Poohachoff and tons of others held it down on the jumps. Riders have been taking full advantage of all of the features built by Woodward, Loon, Bachelor, and Seven Springs and the results has been insane. Check out the video and stay tuned for more from the final day of Superpark 17 by following @snowboardermag and #Superpark17 on Instagram and Vine and going to www.snowboardermag.com.
February 14, 2013
Snowboarder Magazine is stoked to once again be partnered up with the rawest video crew in snowboarding "Videograss" here's a sneak peek at their upcoming release "The Last Ones" starring Bryan Fox, Chris Bradshaw, Danimals, Danny Larsen, Darrell Mathes, Gus Engle, Jake Kuzyk, Jake Olson Elm, Joe Sexton, Jonas Michilot, Jordan Mendenhall, Justin Fronius, Keegan Valaika, Nick Dirks, Scott Stevesn, Zac Marben. Check it out!
February 3, 2013
One of the most influential brands in snowboarding decided to switch things up a bit this year by releasing an online movie produced by their riders. After dropping the parts throughout the year, they've now dropped the whole thing in one Individually produced movie to get you hyped to go shred your snowboard. This is 30 mins of creative balls to the wall snowboarding featuring the entire Volcom team.
November 20, 2012
For the coming season, Arnette’s Uncommon Projects division is releasing two signature goggles for Zac Marben. Zac’s Uncommon Projects Skylight goggle has a deep red matte finish and gold chrome lens, while his Uncommon Projects Series 3 comes in a gray / black combo with a shadow chrome lens. Both models feature signature art by [...]
November 7, 2012
Zac Marben's Full IP2 part from Volcom
November 5, 2012
What did you set out to accomplish with your “IP2″ part? I wanted to do something different than years before. Unfortunately, the snow year wasn’t the greatest, and it was a little hard to get it good. Did you have a certain vision in mind before it was edited? If so, do you feel that [...]
October 15, 2012
Although the summer months are in the past and now anything anyone can think about is the winter to come, we figured we could make room for another camp edit considering this one came from Videograss. This video is filled with 95% footage you have NOT seen from the VG session at High Cascade... unless you were lucky enough to physically be at this session of course. Featuring: ake Kuzyk, Danimals, Jed Anderson, Cody Biersdorf, Ben Bilocq, Sam Taxwood, Phil Jacques, Mike Rav, Darrell Mathes, Zac Marben, Louif Paradis
September 24, 2012
Volcom kicked off their "IP2" tour with a premiere in New York City. Get the full recap and pictures right here.
August 30, 2012
Instead of a whole video, Volcom will be releasing their video parts as edits title "IP2" right here on SnowboarderMag.com. Here is a peek at what is to come.
August 20, 2012
In the latest episode of Van's "Bummer It's Summer" series despite a broken binding, Vans Snow Team riders Darrell Mathes and Zac Marben session up at Mt. Hood on a beautiful summer day at High Cascade.
July 31, 2012
In the second installment of Van's Bummer It's Summer, Darrell Mathes makes it up to Mt. Hood, OR to get some summer laps with friend and teammate Zac Marben. Zac made the drive from Minnesota with his Harley and two pups to join in on all the action.
June 28, 2012
Vans Snow team rider, Zac Marben, builds his bike in time for the 4th Born Free Motorcycle Show in Silverado, CA on June 30th, 2012.
June 26, 2012
According to the calendar summer time is here and once again our friends at High Cascade bring you another installment of Mt. Hood summer hits. Check in with the Volcom team, flow and homies as they slash, smash and crash on the legendary glacier. Featuring the riding styles of Cody Beiersdorf, Zac Marben, Alex Rodway, Killer and Mike Rav.
May 11, 2012
Recap: T. Bird
Captions: Pat Bridges
It’s been a few long days on Mt. Bachelor, OR here at Superpark 16 Presented by Gatorade, but extended sessions are a staple of this event. Extended sessions also make it exponentially harder to wake up at four o’clock in the morning for a sunrise shoot (that’s right, sunrise) on Loon Mountain, NH’s premier feature, and seeing how well it went has us all at SNOWBOARDER considering making these early morning sessions a Superpark staple.
The Loon crew had their feature pristine and salted bright and early as Sam Taxwood, Hans and Nils Mindnich, Scotty Vine, Seth Hill, Nils Arvidsson, and Sebastién Toutant waited for the sun to poke through the trees and rise above the valley. Once it did, it was officially on, as the best session at Superpark 16 kicked off. Seth Hill killed it with every variation of five, seven, and nine known to man, while the brothers Mindnich applied their unique tweaks and impeccable style to the monster. Nils Arvidsson was arguab;y going the biggest, popping off his toes while spinning frontside and backside respectively. Sam Taxwood’s back fives were incredible, and the same can be said for Sebastién’s gigantic Cab double cork tens. However, it was Scotty Vine who unstrapped one foot to get the shot of the morning with a ridiculous one-foot frontside three. All of the riders got shots, and they’re some of the best we’ve gotten since we arrived at Bachelor.
After lunch, about thirty riders made their way to the Loon Mountain hip for an afternoon slush session. Zac Marben started off the session with twenty-plus foot methods, and if you’ve never seen Marben’s method, click through the gallery in this post and see exactly how a method is supposed to be done. After seeing how big he went, the other participants upped their amplitude, but Garrett Warnick went berserk. Worm sent it over the entire hip with a few massive straight airs, and then immediately after Worm went huge, Ben Bogart tried his hand at shooting the hip but he came up a few feet short and to the right, catching the last bit of tranny and walking away unscathed. Other standouts included Matts Kulisek, Sam Taxwood, Nils Mindnich, Jess Kimura, Seth Hill, and an assortment of other takers. Plainly put, the Loon hip went off, but it was the Boreal sunset session that would cap off one of the most productive Superparks to date: from sunup to sundown…literally.
Be sure to check back to snowboardermag.com for all the updates on Superpark 16 here at Mt. Bachelor, OR. There’s still one day left and a few edits to drop, and the on-hill action is absolutely insane.
February 22, 2012
Volcom decided to put out a re-edit of Zac Marben's full part from Videograss's "Shoot The Moon". And for that we thank you Volcom. Now sit back and let your eyeballs enjoy.
November 23, 2011
Words: T Bird
Photos: Joel Fraser
Today, I saw a sign in a restaurant that said "Thank you for come in our restaurant." If one were to see these words at an eating establishment in the States, they would more than likely gather their belongings and leave very quickly, but I just chuckled, because, well, I'm in Japan and pretty much every American phrase, idiom, or general sentence is lost in translation, as was the case in this instance...I hope.
Japan is one of my favorite countries. The food is amazing, the cities are clean and offer exceptional public transportation, the people are genuine and courteous, and the Japanese are scream-at-the-top-of-your-lungs fanatical about snowboarding. It's almost enough to make you bummed on being a snowboarder in the U.S., if we didn't have such incredible mountains.
Needless to say, when Burton decided to put on their Rail Days event in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, it was, in my opinion, a great pre-season decision.
The setup, designed by Chris "Gunny" Gunnarson and his crew of SPT pushers, is gargantuan. Now I'm not simply sensationalizing for ulterior editorial motives. These are the most behemoth features I've ever seen in a rail jam. The photos might do it justice, but as proven time and again, they probably won't.
The course consists of a nipple-high concrete ledge on looker's left with a kinked creeper, a twenty-odd foot down round bar dead center, and a square down-flat-down on looker's right that should and probably did scare the shit out of the contestants the first time they locked on to it. Framing the course on the far looker's right and left are true urban gaps. No jumps, just straight diving board takeoffs. On the left is a street light to bonk, and on the right, a post office-style mailbox in the landing. Right now I could make an incredibly cheesy pun about the riders "sending it" on the mailbox, but I won't...because I kinda just did.
The field was stacked. Cameron Pierce, Scott Stevens, Dylan Alito, Stevie Bell, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Marc Swoboda, Wojtek Pawlusiak, Alex Andrews, Mike Casanova, Zac Marben, Jamie Nicholls and more flew across the Pacific in an attempt to pocket the $15,000 first place purse. Getting through Customs was going to be a itch for one of these dudes, that's for sure.
The contest started with a 45 minute jam and the field of 16 was then cut to 8 and those riders battled it out in a head-to-head, best of three run series. It was:
Dylan Alito vs. Ethan Morgan
Stevie Bell vs. Ethan Deiss
Shoma Takao vs. Scotty Stevens
Marc Swoboda vs. Jamie Nicholls
The final heats were Shomo Takao vs. Ethan Deiss to determine third and fourth place and Dylan Alito vs. Jamie Nicholls for second and first. Ethan came out in third, Alito took second, and the young Brit Jamie Nicholls took the win, and $15,000 cash.
Burton Rail Days ended up being one of the best rail jams I have ever witnessed, and-much like the toilets in Japan that spray water into your most private of areas after a big dumpo-it was refreshing. Until next time, I love you Tokyo, and I hope to sing horrible, out-of-tune music in a small room again with you soon.
September 6, 2011
VG’s Minnesota connection Riley Erickson realized he had a bunch of Hyland footage left on his harddrive. Zac Marben, DANIMALS, Jonas Michilot, and Cody Beiersdorf letting you know what style looks like.
February 20, 2011
In the latest edit from Videograss Zac Marben, Jeffy Gabrick, Jonas Michilot, and Ethan Deiss spend a day in Wisconsin at Trollhaugen.
January 25, 2011
In early December, Videograss was getting the snowboard season started, but still wanted to party. They are geniuses. Check this out.
January 20, 2011
On Thursday night, January 27th, the Arnette Brain Freeze Tour will kick off at Bender’s Tavern in Denver, Colorado, during the SIA Tradeshow.
January 10, 2011
Arnette is proud to announce it has added an elite snowboard team in support of the 2011 re-launch of its snow goggle program.
November 1, 2010
Videograss announces acquisition of second video production company with plans to launch 2 unrelated snowboard action titles for Fall 2011.
October 6, 2010
Footage from 10 years of Minnesota's finest including Dan Brisse, Joe Sexton, Mike Casanova, Jake OE, Zac Marben, Jonas Michilot and many more. Apparently 21,104 clips were used in the opener. That's a big number.
September 2, 2010
Recap from the world premiere of Volcom's "9191" (also known as the Gigi movie) in Newport Beach.
August 5, 2010
Joining the list of top-notch Minnesota boarders including the Leines Brothers, Chad Otterstrom and Joe Sexton, Zac is a bona fide rail slayer who happens to have one of the better methods seen on-hill today. A guy who gets enough amplitude in the pipe to take a medal, Marben instead focuses on taming metal when he’s not jamming gypsy songs or riding pow.