Associate Photo Editor Mike Yoshida shares his favorite shots of 2013.Read More
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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
Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown – Fueled by Monster returns to the streets of Seattle and San Francisco! New features, amazing riders, over $25K in prize money and still totally FREE…it’s gonna be BANANAS!Read More
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Jeremy Dubs and Wildcard Films were rolling pixels at last weekends Tube City showdown at Snoqualmie. Check it out here as X Games Gold Medallist Forest Bailey, Brandon Hammid, Andy Bergin-Sperry, Jacob Krugmire, Nick Ennen, Kurt Jenson, Bart Patitucci, and Stefan Krumm and others get radical on the tubes.Read More
Words and Photos: Mike Yoshida
The glorious blue skies had shown themselves at the first ever Tube City competition at Snoqualmie. Jibbers from all around Washington showed up, but mostly local Seattle folk made up the fierce group of competitors, hungry to slide and spin around on the ever forgiving tubes.
One thing that I did noticed is that the current state of jibbing in Washington has upped their game in the last couple years. The North West is known for it's backcountry prowess, and the all black gore-tex, Lib riding demographic. The younger generation can do it all when it comes to pow and jib, and they have definitely abandoned the black gore and duck tape... Right out of the gates there were a handful of eager riders that seperated themselves from the rest of the pack. 540 miller flips, 360's on, gap 270's, and front board to method were a couple of tricks going down early on. The enthusiasm from this crowd was contagious, and although everyone was riding insane, one rider stood out to me. Let me introduce to you Stefan Krumm.
I met Stefan last year, while he was working as one of the members of park staff at the Summit at Snoqualmie. Soon after I witnessed his antics at Ride Shakedown, and then later on at Superpark. Fast forward to today and Krumm was pushing the level of controlled chaos as he would gap out 15 feet to 270 and barely hold on to his landing to hop up to a high speed lipslide. This kid is raw, and hungry, he has an unpolished style that is so entertaining to watch. Other jibbers to watch were: Jacob Krugmire, Andy Bergensberry, Trevor Shy, Bart Pattatuci, and the list goes on and on.
Forest Bailey, the past mayor of Tube City was there to pass on the duties to the next generation. We all new who would win, and it was obvious that Stefan deserved to hold the reigns and watch over Tube City as the mayor for the next year. Bart Pattatuci was elected Treasurer, and won a free pass to Superpark. Thanks to the Summit at Snoqualmie, Krush, and all the sponsors involved for putting on an awesome event.
Words & Photos: Laura Austin
Rail jams in cities are awesome. When you bring snowboarding to an urban environment the crowd usually is more diverse, the nightlife tends to be better, people who happen to be walking by could be turned onto the sport, and for those of us who have to travel to snowboard events all year it is a refreshing contrast to the mountain towns we normally frequent during the winter. These are just some of the things that make the Downtown Throwdown in Seattle so great.
The northwest is known for its rain, but thankfully precipitation was not a factor on October 8th in Seattle, leaving us with sunny skies and perfect weather for the event. The course, situated in the middle of Pioneer Square, consisted of a scaffolding drop in to a choice of a down rail, a pole jam, or down-flat-down box. Those three features led you into a flat butterbox with a wallride at the end of the course.
The 25 riders took full advantage of what this setup had to offer. Scott Stevens unstrapped a boot and threw down one-footers off the pole jam and fastplants on the wallride. Dylan Alito was able to consistently link lines, making the most out of every feature in each lap. Stefan Krumm, a rider who made it in through The Feeders! qualifiers was a definitely crowd pleaser flipping of the pole jam and showing that he deserved to be there. Young Spencer Schubert was getting technical with a back 360 50-50 180 out on the down rail and a gap 270 straight to the flat of the down-flat-down box and managing to ride through. Dylan Thompson decided he needed to pull out something crazy in the end when he attempted a front flip off the flat of the down-flat-down and riding out 50-50 which he eventually landed. The high speed jam style format lent itself to constant entertainment.
In case you missed this event, try to make it out to the new San Francisco stop on October 29th. Big thanks to Lib Tech and Snowboy Productions for putting on another great Throwdown.
1st: Brandon Hobush
2nd: Dylan Thompson
3rd: Ryan Paul
4th: Dylan Alito
5th: Scott Stevens
Destroyer Award: Stefan Krumm