Today we are proud to welcome Canadian native, Dillon Ojo, to the RIDE Global AM Team. Ojo has proven himself as worthy for the RIDE team through his insatiable appetite for chocolate milk, sub par instagram selfies and a knack for acquitting himself from any wrongdoing with Canadian law enforcement better known as the Mounties. Ojo learned the basics through countless nights riding Ski St. Bruno and went on to take his signature style to the streets of Quebec and eventually the world. With video parts such as his latest in Snowboarder Magazine’s Foreword, it’s evident he’s not pussy footing around. Dillon is here to put a hurting on rail riding all as long as there’s some chocolate milk to fuel the fire. Photos by Crispin Cannon
Welcome to the Family, Ojo.
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Dillon Ojo – Welcome to AM team page
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
Who can wait for Winter?
Not us and not you!
Show us your DIY preseason jib setup and you could win some RIDE product! We promise no swag, real prizes… The RIDE AM team will choose their favorite photo every week.
So post a photo of you riding your DIY setup and tag #DIRTANDDOWNBARS and @RIDESnowboards. Don’t forget the caption to tell us why you should win.
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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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.
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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Scotty James, Nick Hyne, Nick Brown, Connor Harding.
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Air New Zealand
Heli Tours Queenstown
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Filmed and edited by Piers Faircloth-Harding.