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
Thanks to all the Ride Dealers who came to our Ride High Clinic at Ride’s World Headquarters in Seattle, WA last week. We had a great time and hope you did too. See you all on the Hill this Winter.
Tour of the graphics dark room, Above shows how the die-cut base is made on the Berzerker.
Jake Blauvelt checking out the board press
Doug Sanders, our local snowboard genius, shows how we make cores.
Doug sets down the freshly pressed Berzerker to let it cure.
Let’s have a skate sesh while the board cures!
Matt pours a beer at the Ride Bar to let all the knowledge from the day soak in.
Diaries Downunder Episode 3 – August Snowboarding Circus!
The season has reached August, which for many pro riders rings a very special bell! It’s the month of competitions and riders from all over the world head to New Zealand’s Southern Alps, to show everyone what they’ve got! In this episode we follow Billy the mad man Morgan straight out of the UK, as well as Keiji Okamoto and other international pros.
The month of august is the time where the mountains here in the Southern Lakes are covered with snowboarding talent from all over the globe. Amongst those, is the UK pro rider, mad man Billy Morgan. He has been dazzling the crowds with his amazing set of skills. Not only is he a bad ass snowboarder with triple corks to his name, but he is also a killer on the trampoline! In this episode we follow him through his stay in Queenstown.
It all kicks off with the annual Winter Games at Cardrona Ski Resort! The women’s Slopestyle event went ahead but unfortunately, the men’s Slopestyle event was cancelled.
Lucky for us Queenstown has an endless supply of adventure activities. Being Billy Morgan, the activities have to be packed full of adrenalin, so we took him to the Canyon Swing to see what he is really made of. After attempting a back flip record, we later took him to familiar territory – The Site Trampoline. Let’s just say that Billy could probably hold his own at the summer Olympics on the trampoline, as well as winter on the Slopestyle course!
August brings tons of international pros to New Zealand to make the most of the pristine park conditions at Cardrona. We caught up with the insanely skilled Japanese Hywod crew, consisting of Keji Okamoto, Yuki Kadono and Tatsuki Inamura, as they throw down some heavy tricks, as if they were nothing!
As this is training time for these olympic hopefuls, we were reminded how much snowboarding is progressing with the level of amazing riding we witnessed. Sochi Winter Olympics are going to be out of this world!
Diaries Downunder is made possible by the legends at:
Air New Zealand | airnewzealand.com.au
Desination Queenstown | queenstownnz.co.nz
The North Face | thenorthface.com.au
Smith Optics | smithoptics.co.nz
Mons Royale | monsroyale.com
Ride Snowboards | ridesnowboards.com
The World Bar | world-bar.squarespace.com
Element Escapes | elementescapes.co.nz
Heli Tours Queenstown | helitours.co.nz
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