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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Welcome to the Pro Team Jake Welch

Welcome to the Team Jake Welch

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.

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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.

Jake's Setup
Peep the Buck Up Snowboard Yes you need the Highlife UL snowboard There's a reason Jake rides Capo bindings
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Diaries Downunder Episode 3 – Scotty James’ Bucket List!

Meet Scotty James. At the Vancouver Olympics Scotty was the world’s youngest Olympian. In Sochi, he competed in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe and destroyed both with impeccable style. A truly great Aussie battler with a smile that he wears 24 hours a day, we got Scotty over from his hometown of Melbourne to Queenstown to tick a couple of things off his NZ bucket list. Scotty is still only 20 years of age and is renowned for his competition success and triple corks but he sure knows to navigate his way through some kiwi pow! Check out how we not only got through Scotty’s list, which included World heritage site Milford Sound but also scored some world class pow in Cardrona’s Front Country.

In this episode of Diaries Downunder Scotty is joined by Nick Brown, Connor Harding and Nick Hyne in a week of snowboarding and activities that is quite the aesthetic overload for the eyeballs. Enjoy.

Diaries Downunder is made possible by fine people at:

Riders:
Scotty James, Nick Hyne, Nick Brown, Connor Harding.

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Diaries Downunder is made possible by the fine folk at:
Air New Zealand
Destination Queenstown
Mons Royale
Heli Tours Queenstown
The Find Bar
Element Escapes
Boardworld
INI Co-Operative

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Filmed and edited by Piers Faircloth-Harding.

Dirty Pimp CruisiN’2 Teaser

DIRTY PIMP: Park & Street focused free-style movie by Japanese top and unique free-style riders.
Variety of tricks and each unique riding styles are supported by young snowboarders.

今期で5作目となるDirtyPimpのDVD「CruisiN’2」
ストリートもパークも観たい欲張りな方へオススメ!
今年は、若手を中心に動いてみた。
勢いのある彼らの滑りを是非観てほしい。
久しぶりに撮影できた、K-Dowの玄人なParkの流し方も必見!!
ボーナスは、グラトリやイベント、Skateなど滑りの映像満載でお届けします。

Starring
K-Dow, Masato, Ryoki, 34, Ryusei, Hiro, Mick, UMA
MA$AKI, Shoma, Michael, Shunshi, Karin, Yutaro, andmore…

Location
Bear Mountain, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Copper Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb
石打丸山スキー場, 宝台樹スキー場, かぐらスキー場みつまたエリア, 妙高杉ノ原スキー場
NOVEL MOUNTAIN PARK, GALA湯沢, 中山峠,ふじてんスノーリゾート
SNOVA羽島, SNOVA溝口-264, SNOVA新横浜

Skate Location
SWITCH Skate Park, Tachikawa Skatepark, Ramp House Tokyo
Badbest, Shonanyumewakuwakupark

URL: dirtypimp.hamegg.net/

YUTARO BLOG: yu-ta-ro.jugem.jp

Team Sports – RIDE vs. K2 at High Cascade Snowboard Camp

This year, RIDE Snowboards and K2 Snowboarding TEAMED up for an event that was designed to break the boundaries of the typical “snowboard contest”. TEAM SPORTS was the name and pure fun was the game. Campers were allotted to 1 of 6 teams led by RIDE team riders, Spencer Schubert, Danimals, and Cole Navin and K2 riders, Jake Kuzyk, Nick Dirks, and Johnny Brady in which they worked as a team to battle a list of tricks in a set amount of time.

Starting on the rail portion, every grind and slide from a frontside 50-50 to a switch 180 press was carefully executed between the teams, using everyone’s rail strengths to bang out the 32 tricks total. Team SCHUBERT was the first to complete all 32 tricks in under a half hour when camper Chilli Graves landed the switch backside 180 onto the down rail to close out the trick list.

K2 & Ride Present Team Sports 2014 from High Cascade Snowboard Camp on Vimeo.

After the rail portion, the entire crew moved up to the medium jump where a serious of peculiar grabs were assigned to spins up to 360. Mute-Stiffy, Bloody Dracula, and Walt-Air were just some of the hand on board maneuvers that the team had to navigate.

At the end of the day, Team Danimals somehow not only completed all the rail maneuvers, but slaughtered the jump landing 360 Crails, 180 bloody Dracula’s, and one of the only successfully completed Walt-Airs.

TEAM SPORTS changed the game of the preconceived “snowboard contest” allowing a group of friends to gather-round simple features in the park and push each other to try tricks they have never tried before, all while laughing and cheering on friends for the greater cause.

 

Ryoki Ogawa Whistler Park Edit

Ryoki Ogawa

Stoked on this new edit from Ryoki Ogawa that just got emailed to me. Ryoki is on our Regional team and is originally from Tokyo. He’s now living in Whistler B.C. shredding a lot and working at a local skate shop to pay the bills. He’s pretty much living the dream!

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