Mike Rav spent his formative years decimating the Loon Mountain Park and while he is on the road much of the winter now, filming his part for the new KTC flick, he still makes it back home for Eastern Boarder's Last Call. While you may be most familiar with Rav's rail game, here's some transition tricks from this East Coast dude. Featuring a cameo from Nick Doucette.Read More
Lib Tech heads "back East" for the Near Canada Open, Last Call and whatever other snowboarding and life hammers they can get in along the way. Ted Borland, Jesse Burtner, Stefan Krumm and Sam Hulbert go from Sunday River to Loon to Boston meeting up with east coast homies Brandon Reis, Mike Rav, Tanner McCarty, Preston Strout and even the illusive Forrest Burki along the way. If you like snowboarding with your bros, kids chucking at events, "packed powder", front flips, erection plants and friendly fire than here's your edit guy!Read More
East Coast shop heavy Eastern Boarder threw down the very definition of a Sick Day recently with their annual Last Call event.Read More
words and photos: TBird I feel the need to preface this story by letting the audience in on the fact that I’m from New Hampshire, and in the twenty-five years […]Read More
For immediate release LINCOLN, NH (March 11, 2013) – Filling the void left by the departure of the US Open, Loon Mountain Resort on March 18 will host Last Call, […]Read More
In 1988 I stole my parents car, sans license, and drove my buddy and I two hours away to The Boarding House snowboard shop in Burlington, Vermont. We weren’t on a mission to buy anything. We just wanted to revel in awe at so much awesome shit in one place. From “Life’s A Beach” Batman one-pieces to Gnu Antigravitys to stacks of ISM magazines, the Boarding House was wall-to-wall radness. Freshly melted wax masked the slightly skunky smell emanating from the sticker-caked door to the backroom and merchandising amounted to cardboard signs with “Sale” and “Special” scribbled on them. The shop’s owner, multi-time US Open Champion, Andy “Dog” Coghlan, was behind the counter and his presence only added to the surreal atmosphere. Though I had been riding for two years it wasn’t until that moment that I realized there was a difference between being someone who went snowboarding and being a snowboarder. My life hasn’t been the same since and every now and then I still fantasize about opening a snowboard shop of my own, a place that could spread that same stoke that I felt the first time I walked into The Boarding House.
Every scene has a Boarding House. - Pat Bridges
The Oakley Shred Shop Challenge brings together core shops that contribute to the community of snowboarding in their regions and beyond. For the second year, SNOWBOARDER Magazine and Oakley are bringing employees from a handful of shops across the US to Mammoth to complete on a custom-build and themed park for the ultimate title in snowboard shop glory. In 2012, hometown heroes, Wave Rave, took top honors. Who will win this year? Check out the 2013 Oakley Shred Shop Challenge at Mammoth Mountain on Wednesday, March 20, featuring Wave Rave, Eastern Boarder, Darkside, Milosport, SnoCon, Active, and Evo.
These shops are why a dedicated rider will run their hometown shop's sticker on their board years after they've moved to another state. These are the guys that make it happen.
Legends are about to be broken and/or made at the 1st Annual Mike Baker Banked Slalom at Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire. Be there on Friday, February 15, 2013 to test your mettle and edge control among the best of New England.Read More
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Events like Eastern Boarder's Last Call at Loon, NH are like a breath of fresh air from the run-of-the-mill contest formats. Here is the video from the 2012 edition. Check out a full recap and photos right here. Video by: Gary Tyler McLeodRead More