Superpark 16 Stand Out, Seth Hill arrived at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon this year ready to tackle the features set up by Loon Mountain, Seven Springs, and Woodward. Seth is always down to send it and his effort and skill pays off, as seen in this edit from Superpark 17.Read More
There's a lot that can be said about the snowboarding skills of Stale Sandbech, Alek Østreng, Trym Nordgård, Simen Neraker and Torgeir Bergrem, but the riding for this RK1 edit speaks for itself. Enjoy.Read More
Late season, Nick Poohachoff sent it at a private shoot at Squaw Valley, showcasing his talents on both jumps and jibs. Pooch's notoriety has been increasing over the past few winters, and with sessions like this under his belt, it's clear he's not interested in stopping, because, no matter what lies in front of him, this Tahoe local doesn't hesitate to drop in and throw down.Read More
Dragon’s team includes a plethora of sick riders whose abilities span from manhandling metal to terminating transition and when their efforts are combined into a single video, the result is […]Read More
Superpark 16: Day 1 Photos & Recap.Read More
Superpark 16: Day 3 Video.Read More
Miracles do happen. The clouds parted to open up the alpine up in the Great White North. Hana Beaman and Robin Van Gyn hustle to get what they can before the next storm rolls in.Read More
With an introduction from everyone's best Frend, Kevin Pearce, Northstar Pro Chas Guldemond and Danny Davis send it during their jump and Airbag session this past week at Northstar.Read More
Words: Eric Meyers
Photos: Kevin Westenbarger
There are very few things a snowboarder loves more than fun features and partying. That is precisely what the Nike Chosen brought to slopes all over the world this winter. The North American tour hit a handful of resorts, in addition to the handrail hall of fame that is Salt Lake City before wrapping the circuit up at Mammoth Mountain over the weekend.
Since the night’s champion would be jetting over to Austria to take on the winners of the European tour— held largely on jumps— the stop at Mammoth started with a session on Main Park’s famous bottom jump. The heats kicked off in the afternoon, with a little weather blowing in, but that didn’t stop the more than fifty competitors from putting on a show that was far beyond what anyone expected from an “amateur” contest. The funny thing about the jump session at Mammoth, is that it seemed like a majority of the field had a double cork to work with, not something you can even yet say about many professional contests. With that many doubles and four-digit spins, the crowds that had come to Mammoth to kick off the holiday weekend were thoroughly entertained, and in the end Jeremy Page came out with the best trick— frontside double cork 1080.
When the jumping ended, the party on the sundeck really kicked off, as people watched the dancefloor lighting illuminate the custom rail garden created by the Mammoth Unbound park staff. The same field of well-rounded riders easily made the switch to the rails, and it was evident even from practice that this would prove to be a sight to see. The closeout rail caught a few who weren’t on top of their technical game, while a giant down box next to it provided an easy warm-up to the most Evel Knievel obstacle, a 30-foot down lift tower with no room for errors or early-offs. Rounding out the course were back-to-back stair sets, which were close enough to force riders to carefully plan out the landing of the first trick to perfectly set them up for the next, and all of the features sent competitors to the quarterpipe-framed wallride below.
Being that is was nighttime, there were no serious agendas and nearly all of the competitors were laid-back and enjoying riding under the lights. Only one of the riders brought a coach, but plenty of them made stops to chug beer with their spectating friends along the fences mid-hike. When it was all said and done Michael Gray earned himself best trick, with a 270 onto the closeout, 450 out and Melissa Evans came out atop the ladies division. The late-night hour belonged to Jaeger Bailey, as the Mammoth local took home top honors and a trip to Austria to take on the world.
So we've come to the end of this season's K2 Better Daze episodes but fear not these boys are just getting started. Along with Belzile's guidance, Jake Kuzyk and Steve Cartwright spin the revolver in the the Whistler backcountry.... Don't believe me? Check out the video and keep an eye on these guys, by next year, I'll be the one telling you "I told you so".Read More