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
Until this winter, choosing a freeride board was about compromise: a deck that’s stiff for groomer fun, or a softer model for powder turns. Thanks to a unique tail design, Ride’s new Alter Ego has snowboard boots firmly planted in both worlds. “What the split tail concept does is give you two boards in one. It gives you a hard-charging, stable board when the tail is connected. And when you disconnect the tail, it creates a surf-y, easy-to-handle, more mellow board,” explained Snowboard Development Engineer at Ride, Michael Chilton.
Ride pro, Jake Blauvelt, worked closely with the Ride engineering team for two years, providing feedback on the shape, flex profile, and camber of this deck.
Getting it perfect took more than 20 prototypes, which you’ll appreciate shortly after strapping in. We put more than a dozen days on the Alter Ego late last winter and found it was as versatile as it was a conversation piece: Everyone wanted the inside skinny on this blunt-nosed board that looks like no other thanks to a tail that resembles a splitboard.
RIDE is incredibly proud to announce the addition of Jake Welch to the Pro Team.
It’s funny how a soft spoken young gentleman can also be the guy who steps up to the gnarliest spot everyone else is scared of. Jake Welch is a kind, well mannered type from Salt Lake who not only has payed dues in the past, but boasts a very promising future.
Check out Jake’s Team page
Jake stems from a large family in Sandy Utah where he started snowboarding at Brighton resort. Snowboarding became life as he went pro for other brands, putting together full video parts for their major film projects. After the ultimate bounce back from a series of life changing circumstances, Jake got back into the one thing that could make him happy, riding his snowboard.
This past winter, Jake was filming with longtime friend Pat Moore, and gathered enough footage to appear in Pat’s project “Mr. Plant” along with linking up with the Videograss crew to be featured in their new movie “Mayday”.
Welcome to the fam Jake! Keep your eye out for the RIDE snowboards team… They are about to bring the heat.
Seb Toots shredding around different parks around the world. These are all the shots Sunset Films hasn’t used yet in 2014. Seb is riding a few different years of the Buck Up board in this edit, check out that deck below.
Filmed at Keystone, Timberline, Whistler, Cardrona NZ, SuperPark.
Filmed and Edited by Mathieu Cowan ( Sunset Films) with Red cam, Gopro hero3+ and Canon 5D Mark III.
Instagram/ Twitter: @sebtoots @sunsetfilms / Facebook page: sebastien toutant
Yuki Kadono on the new 2015 Helix
After two days of less than ideal weather, the crew of riders at Superpark 18 were ready to send it when the sun came out on Day 4. The day was jam packed and subsequently, this video is chock full of hammers. Powder turns kicked off the morning, followed by Superpark 18: The Webcast on the Woodward Booter Dam step up, and then a night rail session in the Woodward plaza. We won’t waste your time reading when you could be watching what went down, starting with a sick inbounds powder line from Iikka Backstrom and continuing on with riding from the likes of Louif Paradis, Alex Cantin, Scott Blum, Zak Hale, Frank April, Sage Kotsenburg, Jake Welch, Yuki Kadono, and many more.
Watch all the goodness on Snowboarder’s Site!
Alex Cantin on the 2015 Machete GT
Jake Welch on the new 2015 Buck Up
2015 Buck Up
2015 Machete GT