Ms. Superpark 2014 Day 2 – Photos and Recap – Snowboarder Mag

@robinvangyn and @hibeams. Robin Van Gyn and Hana Beaman. photo: Mike Yoshida

@robinvangyn and @hibeams. Robin Van Gyn and Hana Beaman. photo: Mike Yoshida

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If one area of Mammoth’s Main Park could embody the entire vibe of Day 2 at Ms. Superpark, it would be the pondskim that emerged midday near the entrance to the park. Kelly Underwood, Hana Beaman, Robin Van Gyn and Ashley Thornton lead with some lean-backs over the water and the rampant excitement surged like a tidal wave down the rest of Main Park. With perfect Mammoth blue skies, the second day of Ms. was all hot-and-sunny-slushy-snow-and-tons-of-laps-from-nine-‘til-four. It was party boardin’ at its best, though don’t think that when these riders are having a blast they aren’t stacking heavy shots the whole time, too.

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Sebastien Toutant takes 2nd in the 5-star TTR Monster Energy “Shred Show”

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WHISTLER, BC – April 14, 2014 – The Monster Energy Shred Show continued yesterday under bluebird skies at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival with the snowboard Slopestyle in the Nintendo Terrain Park on Blackcomb Mountain.  In the best of three run format it was Kyle Mack who took the top spot on the podium, Sebastien Toutant in a close second, and Matts Kulisek rounding out the podium in third.

The Shred Show Slopestyle is a 5 Star invitational event on the World Snowboard Tour drawing some of the top snowboard athletes from around the globe.  Kyle Mack (USA) landed his second podium of the Shred Show after a second place in the Big Air on Saturday night.  Mack’s picture perfect first run, including a 50/50 pole jam frontside 180 to switch 50/50 to switch 180 out, backside lipslide, frontside 360 tail grab nose tap, frontside 900 tail grab, switch backside 1260, and a backside double cork 1080 japan grab, resulted in a score of 86.50, keeping him in the lead for the rest of the competition and earning him the $15,000 grand prize.

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Canadian Sebastien Toutant pulled out his best in his third and final slopestyle run for a score of 85.22 earning him second place and $6,000 in prize money.  Toutant’s run included a backside lipslide, frontside boardslide down the kink to fakie, cab 360 boardslide, cab double cork 1260, frontside 1080, to a backside double cork 1080.

Finally, Canadian Matts Kulisek rounded out the podium in third place with a score of 82.33, earning him $4,000 in prize money.  Kulisek’s run consisted of a frontside tailslide 270 out, gap to backside lipslide, frontside 540 nose tap, cab 1080, switch backside 900 late cork, to a frontside 1260.

Complete results from the Monster Energy Shred Show can be found online at: www.wssf.com

 

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Best Bails During the 2014 Ride Shakedown

Best Bails – 2014 Ride Shakedown

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Not One, But Ten Winners at the Ride Shakedown 2014!

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The 13th edition of the Ride Shakedown, presented by Videotron crowned not one, but ten champions on Saturday night at Mont St-Sauveur. Due to strong wind gusts and constant snowfall, the top 10 athletes felt it was wiser to set aside the international snowboarding competition’s Big Air jump, opting instead to give the crowd a show on the rail feature.

“Our event is organized for athletes. It is ultimately their decision and we respect it. Furthermore, we fully agree with their decision. The weather was a serious safety concern,” expressed Patryck Bernier, co-founder and producer of the Ride Shakedown along with Brendan O’Dowd.

In a rider’s meeting, all 10 finalists also decided to split the $40,000 prize purse in equal parts. As a result, Quebec natives Justin De Castris, Philippe Fournier, Maxence Parrot, Michael Roy, Sébastien Toutant, and Marc-André Tremblay, Americans Brandon Davis, Mark Hoyt, and Seamus O’Connor, as well as Norwegian Emil Ulsletten will all leave the competition with deeper pockets, $4,000 deeper to be exact.

As an added bonus for being the top ranked semifinalist, Maxence Parrot earned the surf trip to Hotel Cinco in Punta de Mita, Mexico, which was meant for the Ride Shakedown title champion. Furthermore, athletes will be awarded points on the World Snowboard Tour as per their semifinal ranking.

For more info: http://canada.shakedown.ca/en/pressReleases.html
Results available here: http://canada.shakedown.ca/en/global/results/id/12.html
To view the photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rideshakedown/

 

 

New ‘Built To Ride’ Teaser – 4 Episode Series

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With winter drawing to a close and spring in the air, we’re all looking forward to the stoke that lies ahead for next winter.

Check out the teaser for our new Built to Ride video series. The four-episode series will drop this fall and features RIDE Team athletes enjoying the finest winter stashes from North America to Japan.

These riders are currently slated to be a part of the project; Austin Hironaka, Alex Cantin, Alex Sherman, Hana Beaman, Derek Lever, Beau Bishop, and Todd Kirby.

‘Built to Ride’ Teaser – Dropping Fall 2014 from Ride Snowboards on Vimeo.

 

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Nifty Thrifting with Hana Beaman

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Walking into Hana Beaman‘s old one-bedroom apartment in Bellingham,Wash., you might not know where to look first. Your eyes might dart from the snowboarder’s vintage multi-bulbed chandelier to her headboard made of three attached doors to her collection of hand-painted wood pieces featuring illustrations of a rooster, an eagle, a fish and a snowflake. These are just of the few of the treasures the three-time X Games Aspen silver-medalist has found during her many thrift shopping adventures around the world.

“My apartment was furnished with all thrift, garage sale, and Craigslist finds in one week. I think I spent under $1,000 on the whole place and I loved it,” said the 31-year-old, who was named Snowboarder Magazine’s Women’s Rider of the Year in 2013 despite having hung up her competition bib a year earlier. Though she made a push to be part of slopestyle’s Olympic debut in Sochi this winter, she had already pretty much devoted herself entirely to filming back-country riding, which is what she’s doing this March in Europe (Italy and Switzerland) as well as in Montana with her production company, P.S. Webisodes.

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“Traveling has probably encouraged this growing obsession since every town I visit has a different personality and different treasures. What you find says a lot about the town and the people,” said Beaman, who believes she began thrifting 12 years ago while living in Mammoth, Calif., where she would often visit the only secondhand shop in town for furniture and costumes for dress-up parties.

While the hunt for hidden gems is the biggest lure, Beaman is also in it for the good karma. “I like the thought of reusing items instead of just tossing them out. So many people just get rid of stuff they don’t like anymore. I’m guilty of this, too. We’re a pretty disposable society and being able to lengthen the life of some stuff makes me feel better about it all.

Read the rest in the ESPN article….

http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/article/10608386/espnw-snowboarder-hana-beaman-turns-thrift-store-shopping-art-form

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