The Naturally Web Series will take you behind the scenes with unseen footage and insights from Jake Blauvelt. Episode 1: Japan.
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Photo: Crispin Cannon
When you think about female snowboarders who rip you think about Hana Beaman. No, scratch that. When you think about people who rule at snowboarding you think about Hana Beaman. She fucking charges. Lays it out there. Has huge balls and they are made of steel. She can huck the Mt. Baker road gap. Effortlessly. Large backcountry lines? Not a problem. She was the first and only female rider for Grenade. She drives a bigger truck than you, rides motorcycles, can shotgun a beer and possibly was a sledneck in her past life. The Olympics? She might go for gold and start another cold war with Russia. In an old sausage factory of stale weiners, Hana truly stands out and her influence on the last 10+ years of female progression in snowboarding cannot be understated. Most importantly, she is doing what we all love. Snowboarding till the wheels fall off.
So when did you realize you didn’t have any balls?
Probably when I was about four (laughing). I was like, “oh I am girl!”
How did you get addicted to the shred?
Oh man, I dunno? It was kind of like how kids go play soccer when they are little and just get into it. Snowboarding kind of became my after school activity and then I think when I was 15 or so i finally saw a snowboard video. I didn’t even know those existed, really. Whoa, thats crazy! People do this for a living? Thats kind of where my perspective on snowboarding came from, like “I want to do that! That’s my deal.” I got into the park. That was the hook.
Read more about Hana Beaman’s huge balls on Yobeat…
Road To Ruin Insulated Jacket
With resorts opening all over the country, everyone is getting more and more stoked. Brandon Davis, Grey McCalla, and Spencer Whiting shot this edit at Mammoth in their opening weekend park and it looks like these dudes are already back into the swing of things with rad style and heavy tricks on some of the first laps of the year.
You can describe Jake Blauvelt in many ways, but two words that resonate with the dynamic rider are: Well Balanced. From his aggressive riding to everyday life, Jake focuses tons of his energy on being well balanced. Yes, Jake kills it on the board, but to be able to consistently perform at such a high level demands dedication and hard work. Jake eats well, unplugs from everything by going fly-fishing, and knows he’s super fortunate to be able to do what he does.
Album: Sactums LP
Austin Hironaka is one of those snowboarders that keeps your faith strong in the freedom that snowboarding gives us. Just when you think all snowboarders look the same, or you get tired of the same old tricks, just set your sights on Austin Hironaka and it won’t take long before you realize you can always give an old trick a new style or a new trick an old tweak.
There are no rules, and setting yourself apart with style is one of the greatest talents to attain. Austin’s ingenuity and personality shine on and off the snow and his wicked moves on his snowboard never cease to inspire and entertain. Every team should have an Austin Hironaka. JAPMOB!
AUSTIN HIRONAKA’S SETUP
Album: SANCTUMS LP