Articles Tagged: street

Slay Boredom: Bode Merrill

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Slay Boredom: Bode Merrill

I flew out to Denver, Colorado the day after Christmas to meet up with Bode Merrill, Chris Grenier, Andy Wright, and Gary Milton. Considering how dry this season was, I was happy just to see snow on the ground.

A lot of crazy stuff went down this trip—this isn’t one of those crazy things, it’s just a warm up. But for me, this is always the best part of the session.

It’s the moment when you know it’s going to work. It’s really exciting. For anyone that’s ever built a ramp, rail, or jump—you know the feeling. As soon as you know it’s going to work, your brain goes crazy. You’re thinking of what you know you can do, what you might be able to do, what you want to do—and what you don’t want to do. It’s really fun to watch someone as talented as Bode go through this process. He makes it look really easy and always ends up doing something insane. - Tanner Pendleton, Bonfire & Salomon filmer

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Mountain High Riders Win Silver & Bronze At X-Games 2012

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Mountain High Riders Win Silver & Bronze At X-Games 2012

Mountain High is proud to announce two members of its newly formed professional snowboard team medaled in the Snowboard Street event at the 2012 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Ryan Paul took Silver with his impressive technical tricks including a 270 onto the Jersey Barrier to 450 out, a gap to 50-50 on the down-flat ledge to a backflip out, and a Cab 180 to 50-50 on the ledge to backside rodeo out. Nick Visconti held off some series competition to win the Bronze with his smooth style and hammer tricks including a hardway cab 3 on the down rail, a 270 onto the curved C-rail, and frontside 50-50 to 180 out on the massive cargo container feature.

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X Games 16: Street Photos and Recap

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X Games 16: Street Photos and Recap

Words and Photos: Mike Yoshida

To kick off the sixteenth year of X games, the newest competition of snowboard street was showcased. The top jibbers from the US and Canada arrived to show us some of the craziest moves we've seen in a while. The likes of: Forest Bailey, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Nick Visconti, Louif Paradis, Phil Jacques, Ryan Paul, Johnnie Paxson, Dylan Alito and more, were giving the crowd what they came to see. Hardway 270's, 450's on and off, front lip to container smash, and half cab to backflip were some of the more difficult tricks thrown. Louif was buttery smooth with 270's on and off, Ethan had some insane shifty to 270 manuevers, and the standout clown Dylan Alito was terrorizing the course with his antics, dropping in whenever and not listening to the event coordinators. In the end it came down to three riders, who all rode insanely in their own way. Nick Visconti who came in third did a hardway cab 3 onto a flat down bar while Ryan Paul in second, did a numerous amount of hardway spinning and even attempted a hardway 450 onto the down bar. In the end he settled for a half cab on backflip out of the down flat ledge. Forest Bailey is a name that all will recognize after today. Bailey continually destroyed this course. He started with the flat container, where he landed tailslide oppo out, and 270'd the whole thing out to the flats. Then the Vermont native proceeded to do every hardway 270, cab and regular, with the best style I have ever seen. His skate influenced way of riding really shines through, and he obviously deserved his first ever X games gold.

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Gnu Bindings 2011

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Gnu Bindings 2011

As you read this the snowboarders at Gnu are carefully handbuilding high performance all terrain twin freestyle attack bananas in the northwest corner of Washington, USA. With over 25 years boardbuilding experience Gnu tech bullshit is clearly banana’s. Try the Backdoor your first experience will exceed your wildest dreams! Get Weird.

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