Danimals was standing in the middle of the road, totally dumbfounded near Mount Hood Oregon. He was totally blown away that he was now officially on the Pro Team. To commemorate this special occasion we made a very limited number of Danimals Edition 153cm Helix snowboards.
The asymmetrical Helix is the Minnesota natives go to board for riding rails in the streets to lapping jumps in the park and all the groomers in between. Limited amounts mean you have to act fast to get this piece of snowboard history before they are sold out!
To say the Danimals Edition Helix is rare is an understatement. Looking at the dealer inventory list most dealers only have 1. Some bought 5 at the most! So hurry and call one of these dealers on the list below!
Alaska Airlines and RIDE Snowboards teamed up to give you one great prize package!
Alaska Airlines is sending you and a friend to a great shred destination and RIDE is giving you a full setup of new gear! The gear package includes a snowboard, boots and bindings for your riding pleasure!
The contest starts 12/1/2015 and ends 12/31/2015. Winners will be notified by email. Enter to win below!
You’ll receive two tickets to any of the amazing snow destinations that Alaska Airlines flies to as listed below.
You can fly from an Alaska Airlines served city to any one of these shred destinations:
Anchorage (ANC), Mammoth (MMH), Reno/Tahoe (RNO), Kelowna (YLW), Steamboat Springs (HDN), Sun Valley (SUN), Bozeman (BZN), Kalispell (FCA), Albuquerque (ABQ), Redmond/Bend (RDM), Salt Lake City (SLC), Calgary (YYC), Crested Butte-Gunnison (GUC), Spokane (GEG), Vancouver (YVR).
Along with the flights you’ll also receive a full hardgoods setup from RIDE Snowboards including a Alter Ego snowboard, Lasso boots, and Revolt bindings. Choose between a men’s or women’s prize package. (Men’s package shown above)
Hitting the slopes this winter? Check out the fly 2, get 1 for the tax promotion from Alaska Airlines. Learn More at alaskaair.com/ski
Whitelines Magazine likes loves the Helix…. They really really love it! We don’t have a speech prepared for this special occasion but know that you’re our new BFF. Read the excerpt from their article below but better yet, read the whole article at their site via the link below.
The RIDE Helix made its debut last season, replacing the DH in RIDE’s line. Any concerns about how it would measure up against that legendary stick were quickly put to the sword, and now it has a following all of its own – one that was no doubt bolstered by the sight of Yuki Kadono using his to stomp the first ever back-to-back triple cork 1620s in the 2015 Burton US Open slopestyle.
If you hadn’t already guessed by looking at the shape of the nose and tail, the RIDE Helix has an asymmetric design. The sidecut on the heel edge is tighter than that of the toe, which compensates for the fact that you’ve got less maneuverability on that side.
Turning is therefore a breeze, aided by the camber profile that’ll grip the corduroy like hell. With its true twin shape and mid flex, it’s just the thing for freestyle as well – especially getting airborne off anything from sidehits to the XL kicker line.
Slight rocker sections help with pressing, and also improve the experience in powder, but there’s no compromise to the edge hold. Whether you’re a Japanese park slayer or a one-week-a-year piste cruiser, the RIDE Helix has so much to offer.
After the 4th of July, it’s easy to fall into an ongoing summer haze of swimming bbq’s and keeping the brews cold. It addition to those activities, we headed up to Mt. Hood for the 4th annual Rat Race and stayed for a few extra days to get some boarding in while the snow still exists. If the opportunity presents itself, we highly recommend a visit out to the glacier. It was so nice to get on the board and rip some turns.
Jake Durham put together this video short of Jake Blauvelt and Danimals ripping the banked slalom course with style and ease.
Despite poor snow conditions, the High Cascade Park has been insanely fun. They have moulded the pre historic glacial ice into jumps, hips and quarter pipes like this one where Danimals felt very comfy blasting a frontside ollie.
Hana joined in on the QP session with some stellar plants.
Jake Bluavelt took some time off from waist deep pow to show us he’s still got it and so much more. This frontside invert should explain it.
Global Am Alex Sherman has been cooking up weiners at Cobra Dogs right at the bottom of Mt. Hood all summer long. This gets him up the hill and on his hands quite a bit which has shown with some crispy new hand plant variations.
We went to go check out the rat race the day after the event to rip some turns and slash some berms. As soon as we hiked up to the course, a heavy rain storm came in sent all the boys hiding under a tent. Hana said fuck it, and kept ripping the course in the downpour.
Just as quick as the storm rolled in, she was out with the clouds and the session was on.
The Rat Race course is no joke. As soon as you think you are calm and collected linking turns through the berms, an unexpected rut can send ya flying!
We doubt anyone can look this good after eating shit. Hana Beaman ladies and gents.
Nick Hyne, Nick Brown and Mahi Mains delve deep into the Southern Alps before being escorted to Cecil Peak by Helicopter to enjoy a banquet of June powder..then heli in a spa to finish things off. Can you think of a better way to spend the start of winter!? New Zealand has had unprecedented start to winter and it is set to only get better!
Nick Hyne, Nick Brown, Mahi Mains
Diaries Downunder is made possible by the fine folk at:
Air New Zealand
Heli Tours Queenstown
The World Bar
Music Courtesy of: Brightmind Music (brightmindmusic.com)
Song: “Summer Dress”
Music Courtesy of: Brightmind Music (brightmindmusic.com)
Song: “Found You”
Artist: ev ree wuhn facebook.com/evreewuhn
Filmed by: Heath Patterson
Edited by: Romain Le Clerc
Stills/Camera Assistance: Tom Christie