Yuki Kadono Wins Air and Style

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Yuki Kadono Wins Air and Style LA with first Switch Backside Triple Cork 1620 on the new Helix.

Over 30,000 people turned out for the first edition of Air and Style LA at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California on Saturday. The festival was the largest snowboarding event ever to be held in Southern California and proved to be quite the spectacle. A 160 foot high stadium jump jutted from the parking lot, and was surround by two music stages, along with throngs of food carts, vendors, and entertainment tents. Sixteen of the world’s best snowboarders battled it out in three rounds on the massive  jump in front of an eclectic, sprawling crowd.

 

 

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PHOTO: Nick Hamilton

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Air + Style Los Angeles 

1 Kadono, Yuki JPN 95,26

2 Toutant, Sebastien CAN 70,13

3 Sandbech, Stale NOR 65,65

4 McMorris, Mark CAN 58,65

5 Thorgren, Sven NOR 44,72

6 Truchon, Antoine CAN 71,92

7 Hansen, Kim Rune NOR 57,35

8 Parrot, Maxence CAN 49,32

9 Piiroinen, Peetu FIN 45,93

10 Willett, Eric USA 16,93

11 Kotsenburg, Sage USA 54,42

12 Horgmo, Torstein NOR 53,19

13 Ulsletten, Emil NOR 35,89

14 Mattsson, Niklas SWE 25,85

15 Bergrem, Torgeir NOR DNS

16 Morgan, Billy GBR DNS

Air + Style World Tour Ranking:

1 Sandbech, Stale NOR 273,54

2 Kadono, Yuki JPN 241,36

3 Toutant, Sebastien CAN 220,78

4 Piiroinen, Peetu FIN 204,43

5 Ulsletten, Emil NOR 175,91

6 Parrot, Maxence CAN 157,87

7 Mattsson, Niklas SWE 137,16

8 Bergrem, Torgeir NOR 132,80

9 Thorgren, Sven SWE 124,13

10 Kotsenburg, Sage USA 114,24

11 Truchon, Antoine CAN 110,57

12 Morgan, Billy GBR 100,54

13 Hansen, Kim Rune NOR 94,24

14 Inamura, Keita JPN 93,39

15 Lundstrom, Tor SWE 92,59

16 Willett, Eric USA 90,69

17 McMorris, Mark CAN 73,59

18 Mack, Kyle USA 72,26

 

Welcome to the Family – Ojo

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Today we are proud to welcome Canadian native, Dillon Ojo, to the RIDE Global AM Team. Ojo has proven himself as worthy for the RIDE team through his insatiable appetite for chocolate milk, sub par instagram selfies and a knack for acquitting himself from any wrongdoing with Canadian law enforcement better known as the Mounties. Ojo learned the basics through countless nights riding Ski St. Bruno and went on to take his signature style to the streets of Quebec and eventually the world. With video parts such as his latest in Snowboarder Magazine’s Foreword, it’s evident he’s not pussy footing around. Dillon is here to put a hurting on rail riding all as long as there’s some chocolate milk to fuel the fire. Photos by Crispin Cannon

Welcome to the Family, Ojo.

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RIDE Brand Director Sean Tedore Interview – Surf The Snow Part 4

Surf the Snow: Part 4 – Sean Tedore’s Alter Ego from Snowboard Magazine on Vimeo.

It’s nice to see one of our own get recognized by Snowboard Magazine! Congrats Sean, always killing it behind the scenes, leading the charge here at RIDE.

In his Neoproto days Sean Tedore blended style with creativity and was known for his explosive ridingand equally explosive slams. While Tedore lived the pro snowboarder life, he also worked towards a mechanical engineering degree that would ultimately shape his career. Tedore put in his time as a Product Development Engineer for K2, Marketing Manager & Product Development Manager for CAPiTA and today works as the Global Brand Director for RIDE Snowboards where he breathes new life and excitement into one of snowboarding’s revered brands.

Cinematography: Gary Milton

Editing: Cody Rosenthal, rosewoodoriginals.com

Music: Scotty Arnold @scottwarnold

Shot on location in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Additional footage provided by: Neoproto Films, Pierre Minhondo, Justin Eeles, Kyle Koniniec

Special Thanks: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, JH Pow Wow, Rob Kingwell

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The Crew Hits The 2014 Dirksen Derby

Danimals laying into a turn feeling the difference between being clipped or unclipped on the Alter Ego

 

Excerpt from Snowboarder Mag
This past weekend beginning on December 12th, far from the triple corks and linked combos that are de riggeur for the opening of the contest season at the Dew Tour in Colorado that was going down simultaneously, a few hundred people migrated to the town of Bend, Oregon for three days of making turns with no intention of ever leaving the ground, save for errant sidehits and berms that populated the edges of Mt. Bachelor’s trails that led toward the race course. The Eighth Annual Dirksen Derby had arrived. – Read the full report on the Dirksen Derby from Mary Walsh at Snowboarder Mag

 

Danimals was a smooth criminal as he navigated the more technical red course at the derby.

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Team Coordinator, Tanner leads the charge

Watch Tanner and Carson’s run 45 mins in.

Danimals, Derek Lever, Tanner and Beau Bishop popping off on the Alter Ego

 

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Enter Our Preseason Photo Contest #DirtAndDownBars

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Who can wait for Winter?

Not us and not you!

Show us your DIY preseason jib setup and you could win some RIDE product! We promise no swag, real prizes… The RIDE AM team will choose their favorite photo every week.

So post a photo of you riding your DIY setup and tag #DIRTANDDOWNBARS and @RIDESnowboards. Don’t forget the caption to tell us why you should win.

 

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Our Boy Jake Welch Tops TWS Exposure Meter!

Jake Welch Tops September Snow Exposure-Meter

After finishing the ‘13/14 season just out of the Exposure-Meter top ten, Jake Welch came screaming out of the gates with nearly 9k of coverage in September’s issues. Welch nearly doubled runner up Gigi Rüf’s September tally — his follow up to his win last season. The first round of mags saw some strong placements from new EM contenders including Jeremy Jones, who shot up 28 from last year’s finish, Torstein Horgmo, who launched 120 places, and Austen Sweetin, who gapped nine to close out September’s top five. Here’s to an amazing season.

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