The Crew Hits The 2014 Dirksen Derby

Danimals laying into a turn feeling the difference between being clipped or unclipped on the Alter Ego

 

Excerpt from Snowboarder Mag
This past weekend beginning on December 12th, far from the triple corks and linked combos that are de riggeur for the opening of the contest season at the Dew Tour in Colorado that was going down simultaneously, a few hundred people migrated to the town of Bend, Oregon for three days of making turns with no intention of ever leaving the ground, save for errant sidehits and berms that populated the edges of Mt. Bachelor’s trails that led toward the race course. The Eighth Annual Dirksen Derby had arrived. – Read the full report on the Dirksen Derby from Mary Walsh at Snowboarder Mag

 

Danimals was a smooth criminal as he navigated the more technical red course at the derby.

Heelside Toeside, Heelside Toeside

Team Coordinator, Tanner leads the charge

Watch Tanner and Carson’s run 45 mins in.

Danimals, Derek Lever, Tanner and Beau Bishop popping off on the Alter Ego

 

Alter Ego Snowboard

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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.

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.

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.

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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
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The Find Bar
Element Escapes
Boardworld
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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