Tag Archives | Snowboarding

…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]

…The Grinch is ready to tow you?


Distortion Boarding’s Grinch Winch and Snow Grinch are winch machines designed for wakeboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and any other board sport where you need a little extra speed and momentum to pull off sick tricks.

With an adjustable hand throttle for varying the towing speed, a hydraulic brake for quick and easy stops, a rope friendly roller system that allows you to tow from almost any angle, and a 7 hp gas engine with 90:1 overdrive for top speeds of 25 to 30 MPH and deepwater starts, the Grinch is designed to be very user friendly.

With an adapter for a 2” receiver hitch on your vehicle, a tow kit for wheeling around, and the old school mounting method of just hammering the thing into the ground with stakes, the Winch is ready to go when and where you are, provided you can bring the necessary board skills to the table of course.

Just make sure your health insurance is in good shape before grabbing the rope, because this is one fun way to go down in a blaze of glory.

[Distortion Boarding – Grinch]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…It’s TGI Friday: Skating and snowboarding sail?

Skateboard And Snowboard Sail

With some tarp, a few feet of duct tape, clear plastic material from grandma, fiberglass shock chorded poles, and two feet of plastic tubing, you can build your very own hand held skating and snowboarding sail that folds up when you’re done using it for easy transportation.

Self propulsion is now officially out of style.

[Instructables – Handheld Skating And Snowboarding Sail]

…Volcom wants you to kickflip a surfboard?


If snowboarding is not your thing, then perhaps you can win some of Volcom’s cash during their Kickflip-Off contest.

Apparently, no one has ever documented a cleanly landed kickflip on a surfboard, so Volcom is going to give away $10,000 to the first person that can do it, and get it on video.

I, for one, would like to see it, so if you’ve got the surfing skills, then get out there and show your stuff, because kickflip glory awaits.

[Volcom – Kickflip-Off]

[Via: Josh Spear]