Russell Winfield hit the course at the Second Annual Drink Water Rat Race with event winner, Terje Haakonsen, to get that follow cam angle.Read More
Once again the guys from Drink Water have come through with one of the best events of the year. The Second Annual Rat Race went down on July 7th, 2013 in the HCSC lane on Mount Hood, Oregon. The technical banked slalom attracted many of snowboarding's biggest stars including the day's winner, snowboarding icon Terje Haakonsen. A good time was had by all and the event was all for a good cause, donating proceeds to water.org.Read More
words and photos by Jeff Hawe High Cascade Snowboard Camp at Mount Hood hosted the Second Annual Drink Water Rat Race on Sunday, July 7th. Austin Smith, Bryan Fox and […]Read More
Nike Snake and Hammers wrapped up their 2013 season with a huge banked slalom course at Mammoth Mountain, California, filled with jumps and features. Tyler Flanagan, Mammoth local and no stranger to riding fast and going big, took home first place. Danny Kass was on hand, check out what went down in the video.
From Nike, "On Saturday, April 6th, 52 of the Mammoth area's best snowboarders gathered on the backside of Mammoth Mountain to compete in the final stop of the Nike Snowboarding Snake & Hammers Banked Slopestyle.
Unlike the other Snake & Hammers events, where competitors were faced with a jump feature in the middle of the course, the Mammoth Unbound crew decided to have the riders drop hammers right out of the gate with a 40-foot jump that led competitors into a berm'd tree section, followed immediately by a knee-shaking step-down gap.
After surviving the step-down, competitors made their way through a few turns and shot out into a hip where they were judged on their best trick. Although there were many standouts, it was the switch frontside rodeo 540 of Brandon Davis that earned him the Hammer Award and $500 cash.
A standout feature on the course was the giant 30ft tall mega berm. This behemoth of a berm rocketed competitors into a turn that set them up for a massive, wooden A-frame rail. A few more gates and the riders tucked it to the finish line.
The top 18 riders advanced to the Finals and and included the likes of Brandon Davis, Trevor Jacobs, Kyle Lopiccolo, Mitch Richmond and a grip of other talented snowboarders. The judges certainly had their hands full as all competitors rode with style and speed but ultimately there stood only 3.
Brandon Davis and Garrett Warnick battled it out for 2nd and 3rd place respectively separated by less that 0.4 seconds. At the end of the day, it was the consistent speed and trickery of none other than Tyler Flanagan that landed him the 1st place victory, $2,500 in cash, and a free trip to HCSC's Session 3 to compete in the Drink Water "Rat Race" this July.
The Women's Final was a heated battle between Spencer O'Brien and Elena Height. Both ladies posted great times and fluid tricks, but ultimately Spencer O'Brien took home yet another 1st place Snake & Hammers award and $1,500 cash.
Danny Kass and Snowboarder's own Pat Bridges were hosts for the event and entertained everyone throughout the valley with their wit and banter."
Nike Snowboarding's final stop of the 2013 Snake and Hammers series went down at Mammoth on April 6, 2013.Read More
words and photos: Mike Yoshida Nike Snowboarding’s Snake and Hammers went down today, as the third stop of the comp, at Mt. Hood Meadows. The guys over at Nike came […]Read More
Nike Snake & Hammers wound its way through Montafon, Austria last week, with competitors throwing down on the creative course. Check out the video.Read More
The second stop of Snake & Hammers took place at Mt. High in California on Saturday. Murphy's Law normally states: when you have a snowboard event on the calendar you can almost guarantee that the weather will be bad. This formula doesn't apply for Southern California. Instead, you get a beautifully clear, sunny day with people snowboarding in tee shirts, shorts and sports bras in slushy 70° weather.
With plenty of sun screen on their faces and turkey corndogs in their bellies, the competitors of the first Snake & Hammers event in North America battled it out through a very fun and challenging course.
As the snow went from slushy to extra slushy, the riders powered their way through the snake-like berms and hucked the most technical and stylish tricks they could muster. This combination of speed and trickery had competitors and crowd lurkers smiling from ear to ear.
After three heated runs, fifteen men and three women were selected for a one run, do-or-die finals. With only one run, riders had to chose between playing it safe or going for broke. Scott Blum chose the latter.... With a balanced attack of speed and creativity, Blum electrified the crowd and judges and with a stylish frontside three over the main jump and straight into a high-speed handplant over the rainbow box. In the end, this combination of speed and stylish tricks won him the first North America Snake & Hammers award and $1,500 cash.
Matt Ladley and Greg Bretz were on hill and handed out the Hammer Award to Jeremy Page for the sickest hammer of the day.
And although everyone who competed felt like they won, only four men and one woman hoisted the coveted Snake & Hammers trophies.
1st - Scott Blum 36.0, $1,500
2nd - Spencer Link 37.2, $1000
3rd - Mika Height 37.7, $500
1st Women's Jamie Madrid 41.08, $750
Hammer Jeremy Page "Switch Back Rodeo" $250
03/24-26 Montafon, Austria
03/30 Mt. Hood Meadows, OR
04/06 Mammoth Mountain, CA
Vernon, NJ – This past weekend Mountain Creek took a trip back in time to 1987 in celebration of 25 Years of Snowboarding (1987-2013) at the resort. It was a […]Read More
Vernon, NJ – This past weekend Mountain Creek took a trip back in time to 1987 in celebration of 25 Years of Snowboarding (1987-2013) at the resort. It was a weekend filled with mullets, mustaches, methods and plenty of vintage style. The high point of the weekend was the first annual Not-So-Legendary Banked Slalom event. Under sunny skies and classic spring riding conditions over 100 RADically dressed competitors took to the course of banks, berms, rollers and booters. Racers were judged not only on their time but also their overall style, and the tight and technical course quickly separated the pretenders from the contenders. It was an awesome display of carnage and style as the riders put it all on the line for glory. While the poachers trained up for some epic snake runs through the course.Read More