The RIDE Team Goes BERZERKER At Superpark

The RIDE Team Goes BERZERKER at Superpark

Now legally old enough to buy beer, Superpark turns 21 this year and the hits were just as heavy as a typical 21st birthday. Presented by Snowboarder Magazine, Superpark 21 was the biggest it’s ever been and the RIDE team destroyed every inch of snow, metal and wood for the entire event.

The Scene

After a record-breaking snowfall season, spring has finally arrived in the High Sierras of central California; and the energy was high as top riders from around the world descended on Mammoth Mountain. The features were massive and so were the expectations on the team as they set up to step up.

Berzerker at Superpark

From Yuki Kadono nearly setting the new record for airtime on a hip and Reid Smith sending the massive Loon Mountain-built wedge to Brandon Davis crushing every piece of transition in his path and young Keegan Hosefros tapping, bonking and tweaking his way across the mountain, RIDE dropped the hammer. Scroll down for some of the best shots we captured.

Superpark 21 Photo Gallery

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

BERZERKER at Superpark

Superpark 21 Recap

Make sure to peep snowboarder.com for all the updates, additional photo galleries and rider videos. Also, check out the hashtag #superpark21 over on Instagram. We’ll see you again next year!

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A Wild RIDE to the Baker Banked

A WILD RIDE to Baker Banked

The RIDE team left cell service and headed into the North Cascades to participate in the oldest running snowboard event in America: the Legendary Banked Slalom.

It Really Is Legendary

Also known as the greatest one-and-a-half-minute leg work out in the world, LBS takes place in Mt. Baker’s historic natural halfpipe and is arguably the most prestigious snowboard race in the world. The weekend-long event attracts snowboardings top dogs–which is the reason we threw Jake Blauvelt, Hana Beaman and Jake Welch into the mix to see just how fast they could go.

Mt. Baker is Unforgiving

The Cascades are unpredictable and weather was not on the sides of the racers as near whiteout conditions ripped through the course during both qualifying days. High winds toppled old-growth trees, blocking roads and knocking out power for much of the area. Basically, Mother Nature was not having it.

However, race times came in and the boys made Sunday finals. When the storm broke, blue skies descended on the course and it was fast as heck. Winning gold isn’t really our style, so no storybook ending here but as you can tell by the photos, Welch, Hana and Blauvelt looked damn good doing it.

2017 Baker Banked Slalom Photo Gallery

Baker Banked Slalom

Blauvelt giving his Berzerker a final rub down
Baker Banked Slalom

Blauvelt hot into turn #3
Baker Banked Slalom

Welch staying low staying powerful
Baker Banked Slalom

Mt. Shuksan is seriously gorgeous. So is Blauvelts heelside turn
Baker Banked Slalom

Another day another perfect turn from Blauv
Baker Banked Slalom

Toe Side warm up carve from Welch
Baker Banked Slalom

Beaman entering the thunder dome
Baker Banked Slalom

Tanner McCarty all of a sudden realizing he’s not at his desk

The Legendary Banked Slalom

Held annually since 1985, LBS is regarded as the predecessor to the boardercross event and has been won by some of the biggest names in the history of snowboarding. The winner receives a Duct Tape trophy and an embroidered Carhartt jacket.

We’ll be partying out there again next year so sign up to receive event updates and we’ll see you there.

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VISITORS Have Arrived

 

Visitors Have Arrived Video Premiere Audience at SIA

VISITORS Have Arrived

In front of a packed crowd at the Snowsports Industries of America annual Snow Show, Videograss premiered it’s latest film: VISITORS. With killer footage from some of the best riders in the world, we have a personal connection to this particular video.

The flick features RIDE team athletes Jake Welch and Spencer Schubert,who both put down amazing parts. And we were stoked for the world premiere so we decided to throw a little party…

VISITORS have arrived, and we packed only the essentials.

When planning a premiere party, pack light and only bring the necessities.

VISITORS is Just the Beginning

Our meet-up in Denver was only the beginning for the guys. With VISITORS complete, Welch and Schubert are now embarking on a two-month long tour around the US, making stops at resorts, local shops and neighborhood cabarets. If you’re going to be out this season, the chances are good that they’ll end up in the lift line with you sooner or later.

Wanna see where they’re going to be next? Or just wanna get your stalk on? Follow these guys on Instagram to stay in the loop: @jakewelch @shoeburt

Both on the snow…

VISITORS have arrived in Salt Lake.

When visiting Salt Lake AND there’s snow, the Rail Gardens is a must. Spencer setting up the Lunch Ramp for a quick session.

And off the snow…

Visitors have arrived at the hotel for a quick bounce.

Spencer is super picky about his hotel beds when on tour.

 

Visitors have arrived and they want mimosas.

Mimosas: A major key to keeping the talent happy.

First Stop: Woodward Copper

More stops:

February 10-13, 2017 – Bear Mountain Resort | Big Bear Lake, CA
February 18, 2017 – Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Mountain Resort | Truckee, CA
February 24, 2017 – Buck Hill | Burnsville, MN

And more stops to come!

Videograss

Founded in 2009 by Mikey LeBlanc and Darrell Mathes, Videograss has been focused on producing rad videos ever since. And VISITORS is no exception. The full film drops on iTunes March 10, 2017, so follow the tour, get hyped and cop VISITORS when it drops.

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BangingBees x RIDE – Vars Holidays [VIDEO EDIT]

Who says that France is only good for nice wines and expensive cheeses? Because these Frenchmen are at again in their newest BangingBees installment: Vars Holidays. Nico Palladio, Lucas Poullet and Jake Simpson spent a couple days with RIDE under blue skies at Vars Ski and filmed some technical material at one of the best parks in the region. Proof that France is also good for plenty of butter.

Check out the full video and then start talking wiz a French accent.

The Ride Team gets weird in France

Looking for the latest on the French snowboard scene? Check out BangingBees.com.

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RIDE Danimals Edition Helix Dealers

Danimals Makes Pro

Danimals was standing in the middle of the road, totally dumbfounded near Mount Hood Oregon. He was totally blown away that he was now officially on the Pro Team. To commemorate this special occasion we made a very limited number of Danimals Edition 153cm Helix snowboards.

The asymmetrical Helix is the Minnesota natives go to board for riding rails in the streets to lapping jumps in the park and all the groomers in between. Limited amounts mean you have to act fast to get this piece of snowboard history before they are sold out!

To say the Danimals Edition Helix is rare is an understatement. Looking at the dealer inventory list most dealers only have 1. Some bought 5 at the most! So hurry and call one of these dealers on the list below!

Follow Danimals aka Little Yogurt Bottle’s exploits on Instagram

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See the all the specs on the Danimals Helix 153 Snowboard

 

 

Dealers Selling the Danimals Helix

EDGE OF THE WORLD Edgeoworldnc.com
MILOSPORT AUBURN Milosport.com
BACKCOUNTRY.COM Backcountry.com
THE HOUSE The-house.com
ERIKS BIKE SHOP INC Eriksbikeshop.com
PINEWSKI SKI SHOP Pinewskis.com
CAL SURF & SPORT Cal-surf.com
WILLI’S SKI SHOP Willisskiandboard.com
GOLDSTOCKS SPORTING GOODS Goldstockssportinggoods.com
PHILBRICKS SPORTS Philbricks.com
VILLAGE SKI & SPORTS Villageskiandsport.com
SKI HOUSE INC Skihausonline.com
NEW ENGLAND SKI & SCUBA Newenglandskiandscuba.com
LONGS BOARD SHOP Longsboardshop.com
TACTICS BOARDSHOP Tactics.com
KEN JONES SKI MART Kenjonesskimart.com
NOTB Notb.com

 

 

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Danimals Surprised by Making Pro Team

Danimals gets a welcome surprise from his friends and teammates down at High Cascade Snowboard Camp last week! Congrats Danimals you made the Pro team!

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Special thanks to Cobra Dogs for feeding the party!
Danimals Makes Pro

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