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…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]