The Naturally Web Series will take you behind the scenes with unseen footage and insights from Jake Blauvelt. Episode 1: Japan.
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When you think about female snowboarders who rip you think about Hana Beaman. No, scratch that. When you think about people who rule at snowboarding you think about Hana Beaman. She fucking charges. Lays it out there. Has huge balls and they are made of steel. She can huck the Mt. Baker road gap. Effortlessly. Large backcountry lines? Not a problem. She was the first and only female rider for Grenade. She drives a bigger truck than you, rides motorcycles, can shotgun a beer and possibly was a sledneck in her past life. The Olympics? She might go for gold and start another cold war with Russia. In an old sausage factory of stale weiners, Hana truly stands out and her influence on the last 10+ years of female progression in snowboarding cannot be understated. Most importantly, she is doing what we all love. Snowboarding till the wheels fall off.
So when did you realize you didn’t have any balls?
Probably when I was about four (laughing). I was like, “oh I am girl!”
How did you get addicted to the shred?
Oh man, I dunno? It was kind of like how kids go play soccer when they are little and just get into it. Snowboarding kind of became my after school activity and then I think when I was 15 or so i finally saw a snowboard video. I didn’t even know those existed, really. Whoa, thats crazy! People do this for a living? Thats kind of where my perspective on snowboarding came from, like “I want to do that! That’s my deal.” I got into the park. That was the hook.
Read more about Hana Beaman’s huge balls on Yobeat…
Road To Ruin Insulated Jacket
With resorts opening all over the country, everyone is getting more and more stoked. Brandon Davis, Grey McCalla, and Spencer Whiting shot this edit at Mammoth in their opening weekend park and it looks like these dudes are already back into the swing of things with rad style and heavy tricks on some of the first laps of the year.
Unless you have been living under a rock you obviously know the Forest Service tore The Bone Zone down last weekend. Everything wood (including the bench to sit on) was hit with the government chain saw. At the same time the Forest Service managed to damage most of the metal rails in some way. Needless to say Bone Zone 4 is a wrap. Of course there, in the name Bone Zone 4, lies the hope for the future. The Bone Zone has been flooded out, found out by the Forest Service, and moved a few times in its history. This incarnation, Bone Zone 4, lasted three and a half glorious pre-seasons and was even the stage for two Bone Zone movies. Alex, Brandon, Bundy, Grenier and all of the principal Bone Zone crew vow that The Bone Zone will rise again. Until that time here is Bone Zone AD the final Bone Zone 4 edit. Enjoy it and good luck to all of the guys in their search for Bone Zone 5. – Daniel Cochrane
The Ride Buckwild Snowboard
This twin shape has minimal rocker featuring a long, stable flat zone that extends well beyond the inserts into the tip and tail. The Pop Rods are carbon tubes added to the boards for more pop and smoother landings without added stiffness. The Carbon Array provides total board control in every stance location. 3 widespread carbon stringers placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control.
Ride’s exclusive Slimewalls are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. Just like your skate wheels, the urethane in Slimewalls smooths the interaction with the snow, wood or metal surfaces you may Ride on. On top of all that, these babies are virtually indestructible, the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding. Nearly 50% more steel in the Cleave Edge, delivers unmatched resistance to edge cracking and can be detuned to larger radii. – Michigan Boarder
Read the rest of the review and Michigan Boarder’s Personal Thoughts on the Buckwild: