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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]

…The Beginning looks great?

Combine Tony Hawk’s and Shaun White’s forces, and the world might not be ready for the result.

The new Birdhouse video, called “The Beginning”, features the dynamic duo doing their thing on a super-ramp that they built out in the desert, and some of the scenes are truly breathtaking:

Other appearances in the video include Matt Ball, Steve Nesser, Brian Sumner, Willy Santos, Jeremy Klein, Jean Postec, Justin “Figgy” Figueroa, David Loy, Sean Eaton, Shaun Gregoire, Randy Ploesser, Derek Burdette, Riley Hawk and Nate Lacoste.

[Note: You may recognize this video from the Website Wednesday: Shred or Die post. This one is the extended version however, and features a lot more Hawk and White action.]

[Birdhouse – The Beginning]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Shred Or Die?

Shred Or Die

What Will Ferrell did for Funny Or Die, Tony Hawk is hoping to do for Shred Or Die.

As an action sports video site, SOD hopes to mix action sports and celebrity culture, including interviews with Lance Armstrong, Shaun White, Christian Slater, and Ryan Sheckler.

Users watch the user generate clips, and then vote that they should either “Shred” or “Die”, similar to Digg and Burry.

Are you ready?

[Shred Or Die]