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…Transworld gave Forum an Environmental Awakening?

Environmental Awakening

Recently, Transworld Snowboarding let four teams of snowboarders from Burton, Forum, Rome and DC compete at four separate, elite resorts across the West in an all-new Team Shoot Out event focusing on the creativity of not just the riding, but the whole process of the event itself. Teams had two-weeks to produce the ultimate terrain park shoot, and had to document it in video and photos to showcase the visual power and possibility in snowboarding.

Though the full shootout doesn’t debut for a few more weeks, the Forum team section has been released, and it’s EPIC. Called Environmental Awakening, it stars Pat Moore, Peter Line, Daniel Ek, Nic Sauve and Cameron Pierce, and combines crazy camera angles, insane stunts and random environmental elements into an assault on the senses.

Watch, and enjoy:

[Transworld Snowboarding – Team Shoot Out]

[Via: CLDFX]

…Red Bull’s Snowscrapers brings snowboarding to NYC?

Red Bull Snowscrapers Logo

Red Bull loves bringing sports to where they’ve never been before, so on Thursday, February 5th, 16 of the world’s best snowboarders, iconic Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, freestyle / backcountry legend Travis Rice, ultra-progressive phenomenon Pat Moore, Burton’s Kevin Pearce, Mikkel Bang, Danny Davis, Kohei Kubo, Kazuhiro Kakubo, Nitro’s Andreas Wiig, DC’s Torstein Horgmo, Forum’s Jake Blauvelt and Greg Bretz, Rome’s Bjorn Leines and Ride’s JJ Thomas will hit the slopes of New York City to battle it out for $100,000 in prize money.

How will they hold a snowboarding competition in a city without slopes?

Easy: They’ll build their own.

The monster backcountry-style mountain, which will tower more than 90 feet above the ground, features a huge hill, a three-story, step-up style landing ramp, and three different kinds of snow. Having trouble picturing what 90 feet looks like? Here’s a sneak peak of the ramp being set up:

Red Bull Snowscrapers Setup

For reference, each of those colored boxes is a shipping container, and there are 10 levels of them holding up the structure.

If you’re in New York, this is a can’t miss event, but if you can’t make it in person, you can still catch it live on Go211.com, or on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 15th.

[Red Bull Snowscrapers]

[Photo Via: TheJamesC]

…Burton is rewriting the laws of shredology?

Jeremy JonesBurton’s Jeremy Jones Snowboard is a fantastic example of off the wall thinking that works well in the snowboard design environment.

    Rewrite the laws of shredology.

    Jeremy doesn’t let laws like physics, gravity, or city ordinances get in his way. The ultimate set of tools for the all-around freestyle specialist, Jeremy’s series gives him the power to step to any feature. His NEW 159 is a little wider, a bit stiffer, and more stable for those faster run-outs and bigger cliffs and kickers. The NEW Infinite Channel System™ offers unlimited stance options so Jeremy can easily switch it up in seconds.

If the board’s performace matches the looks, this is going to be one tough board to beat.

[Burton – Jeremy Jones Snowboard]

…Burton wants you to steal the slopes?

Sabotage StupidityIf you’re in Mad River Glen, VT, Deer Valley, UT, Alta, UT, or Taos, NM, you’re not allowed on the slopes unless you can separate your skis.

That’s because these four ski resorts are the last remaining holdouts in the battle against snowboarding, as they refuse to allow anyone but skiers to ride their lifts.

What’s a boarder to do?

Poach.

Burton is sponsoring a contest called Poach For Freedom (or Sabotage Stupidity, since I like both) in which they will pay a $5,000 bounty to the person or crew that can capture the best video of their poach experience at each of these four locations.

I love when a large company does or encourages something that they’re not supposed to, as it gives them a bit of personality that’s often lost in this overly corporate world (and I’m a snowboarder), so I hope that they get some great footage of teams tearing up these territorial terrains.

Board on.

[Burton – Poach For Freedom]

[Via: Complex Blog]