As a supplement to Ethan Morgan's "On Deck" in the August 2012 issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine, Ethan provided us a video featuring proof of why this guy deserved that page in the mag.Read More
Dropping Anchorage By: Jesse Burtner It happened in Salt Lake. It happened in Buffalo. It happened in Minneapolis, and now, it’s happened in–of all places–Anchorage, Alaska. It’s the revelation and […]Read More
Selecting the Chosen Video Crew wasn't an overnight decision. In Round 1, Crews battled it out to be noticed by Nike. We narrowed the field to the Top 9 and put voting in your hands, which sent the 3 Top crews to Silvretta Montafon Austria for the Nike Chosen Sessions.
It was there the crews had one week to film & edit a fresh video to be judged by the Nike Pros. All the crews put together such amazing videos, but at the end of the day the it was Nike Pros votes that made it count. It was not an easy decision.
The votes have been tallied and we're proud to announce, RockonSB has been Chosen to Live Like a Pro.
Don't forget to check out nikechosensessions.com for all the action all at once.
After 3 months of qualifiers and some amazing riding in the incredible Sessions Park the Nike Chosen AM has finally been announced.
In a packed cinema in downtown Silvretta Montafon, Austria the Crews and AMs that made it through to the finals gathered to see who would be crowned the ultimate winner.
With 3 days of Facebook voting and over 15 thousand votes cast to decide the top 3 AMs, the Nike Pros were given the task of making the final call.
With $10K, a trip to BC and a full Nike product pack on the line the AMs held it down as Danny Kass played their best action of the week to the assembled crowd and Pros who then voted for their favourite rider.
Felix Georgii (GER), Enzo Nilo (FRA) and Markus Mathis (SWI) were all in the running but it was Markus that gained the most Pro votes and was named The Chosen.
The 3rd and final Chosen Session put the AMs back on familiar Chosen Series winning territory with a straight out kicker session. The perfectly shaped 20m Kicker got a proper working as the AMs stepped up and mixed in with the Nike team, digging deep into their bags and pulling out some of the best AM riding seen all week. Tune In Take Part and Vote by visiting nikechosensessions.com and watching each AM’s Big Air edit and then vote for your favorite rider.Read More
To continue our coverage of the Nike Chosen Sessions over in Montafon, Austria we bring you the first video of the actual contest with the Best Line Footage. The riders had the chance to put together the best line throughout the whole park including rails, jumps, and even a halfpipe snake run. Watch this edit above then head over to nikechosensessions.com to check out the lines and vote for your favorite one.Read More
Words & Photos: Laura Austin Day two of the Nike Chosen Sessions in Montafon, Austria continued with more action and less sun. The day kicked off with a bowl session […]Read More
Words & Photos: Laura Austin
As of April 2nd, 2012 the Nike Chosen Sessions have officially kicked off on top of Silvretta Montafon, Austria. As a culmination of both the Nike Chosen Series and the Nike Chosen Video Crew Contest, the lucky and talented winners from all different regions gathered to see which crew and which individual would be crowned the Chosen one. But these Ams aren’t the only ones sessioning this dream park constructed on top of the Alps, a majority of the Nike Pro Team is in town as well. Turn your head to the right and you see Pettu Piironen sending himself off one of the largest jumps many people have ever seen in person, then you turn your head to the left and you see Jed Anderson getting technical on a stair set. Not only is The Nike Chosen Sessions unique in the way of bringing pros of different disciplines into one park, but the ams also get the chance to ride side-by-side with some of their idols.
Day one of this week-long event consisted of the “Best Line” portion. The different regional winners of the Nike Chosen series on-site contests had to put together their best line though out the whole park setup, leaving room for creativity. However, instead of judges sitting down at the bottom of the park giving immediate scores, each rider is follow-cammed and the footage from that will later be reviewed by the Nike pros… making for a much more laid-back, natural environment.
But then there is a whole other dimension to the contest. While the series winners are doing organized events throughout the week, the video crews have free-reign over the park to create edits that will be showcased and judged at the end of the week. This additional portion really sets the Nike Chosen Sessions apart from most other events in snowboarding and is an opportunity of a lifetime for any amateur snowboarder. “This Must Be The Place” video crew, based out of Salt Lake City, Utah was especially stoked considering they have never been to Europe and for one of them this was their first time out of the United States. “The other crews just had to drive a few hours to get here and we had to fly overseas, making this trip especially nuts for us”, said filmer Connor Brown.
Stay tuned to Snowboardermag.com to see how the rest of the sessions unfold and keep checking http://nikechosensessions.com/ for all the info you need.
Nike reveals the Chosen Sessions Park at Silvretta Montafon, Austria. This thing looks insane. Stay tuned to snowboardermag.com for exclusive coverage from the event as well as nikechosensessions.com/ where you can vote and stay up-to-date on what is happening in Austria.
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Three crews and twelve lucky amateur snowboarders are packing their bags and preparing for the biggest snowboard trip of their lives. On April 1st, the finalists from the Nike Chosen Crew Video Contest and the winners of the Chosen Series will make the trek to Silveretta Montafon, Austria for the Nike Chosen Sessions.Read More