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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]

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…It’s Website Wednesday: BoardGameGeek?

Monopoly

If you enjoy a good board game, then be sure to check out BoardGameGeek.

The site is designed to be all things board game, and features reviews, articles, ratings, images, play-aids, translations, session reports and a forum for almost every board game ever made from board game geeks all across the world,

It also claims to be the largest and most up-to-date place to go for all your gaming information needs, so despite a hectic layout, it’s probably worth spending a few minutes to poke around and see what the ‘Geek is all about, since there’s a wealth of knowledge hidden away in there somewhere.

[BoardGameGeek]

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[Photo Via: Ella’s Dad]

…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]

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…Cryo Performance Computing will build you a kick-ass PC?

Cryo Performance Computing

The following is a sponsored (though unbiased) post: Cryo Performance Computing makes custom gaming PC’s and high performance desktop computers for a number of different users, including gamers, professionals, audio, video & multimedia creators, and home theater buffs.

Each computer that Cryo makes is specially designed to perform at the peak of its potential, and they utilize a number of different tools and techniques to reach that potential, including a process called blueprinting and “Cryo Boost”.

Blueprinting is when they design a system by looking at each of the components to make sure there is no ‘least common denominator’ holding everything else back. For instance, if you buy the top of the line video card, but your processor can’t handle it, then you’re not getting the full capability out of your video card. To prevent that from happening, Cryo “carefully selects individual components that [they] know will all compliment each other and work well together”.

Cryo Boost is a process that Cryo uses to go beyond just overclocking and performance tuning into a whole new and revolutionary way of designing, building and testing a PC. This “end-to-end lifecycle of innovative idea to end product” includes:

  • User requirement driven design
  • Reference to a huge knowledgebase of component experience
  • Experienced industry professionals
  • Disciplined and thorough testing and verification
  • Just-in-time building and fulfillment
  • Technology and delivery partners
  • Participation in Web 2.0, blogs and forums

Which results in:

  • 30-50% better performance over any mainstream manufacturer
  • 30% longer product lifecycle
  • Reduced obsolescence
  • Over-engineered key components
  • Personal and individual service

One thing to note is that Cryo is based in the UK, so you’ll need to take things like warranty and shipping into consideration before making your purchase (for instance, they do their pricing in Pounds) but considering the fact that they’ve been “architecting, designing and building PC technology hardware and software for over 20 years”, I don’t think you should have any problems with their products.

Plus, if you need even more convincing that they know their stuff, just check out their ‘Free Stuff’ area, where they’ve posted a number of technical articles, useful tools and useful links, as well as their ‘Cryo Benchmarks’, where they show off various performance reports that have been done on their system, including the Custom PC Benchmark record that they set with the Velox in December of 2008.

[Cryo Performance Computing]

…Face Your Manga gives you an identity?

Face Your Manga

Face Your Manga is the current craze in the Twitter world, as it allows you to quickly and easily create a face from an almost endless amount of options that you can then use as your avatar.

It also works on forums, social network profiles, and anywhere else you need to put a face to your name, so check it out and see what you can do.

[Face Your Manga]

(Mine is currently on my Twitter Profile if you’d like to see it.)