The first day of the Winter Games offered a cloudless day in Sochi, Russia. Mashable‘s Photo of the Day captures Japanese snowboarder Yuki Kadono mid-flight during the Snowboard Men’s Slopestyle Final. Kadono finished eighth Saturday, while U.S. snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg took home America’s first gold medal of the Winter Games.
Getty Images photographer Cameron Spencer took the picture of Kadono sailing through the sky. He gave Mashable some analysis of his perfect shot.
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Full Collection: All 6 episodes of Ride Snowboards’ “Because of Snowboarding” series
Ride Snowboards’ “Because of Snowboarding” was easily one of the sickest webisode series we’ve seen in a while. Then again, with a crew like Ride’s, we’re really not surprised. Here’s a roundup of all 6 episodes from Hana Beaman, Sebastien Toutant, Alex Cantin, Marco Feichtner, Austin Hironaka and Jake Blauvelt; check these out, you won’t be disappointed.
Because of Snowboarding – Hana Beaman – Episode 1
Because of Snowboarding – Sebastien Toutant – Episode 2
Because of Snowboarding -Alex Cantin – Episode 3
Because of Snowboarding – Marco Feichtner – Episode 4
Because of Snowboarding – Austin Hironaka – Episode 5
Because of Snowboarding – Jake Blauvelt – Episode 6
In 2014, the 13th edition of the Ride Shakedown presented by Videotron Mobile will be held at Mont Saint-Sauveur (Saint-Sauveur, Quebec) on April 4 and 5. The 40 professional athletes invited from all over the world and promising amateurs will compete vigorously on the course (Big Air and Rail), for a total purse of $50,000.
This 13th edition is guaranteed to send adrenaline levels through the roof for athletes as well as the thousands of spectators expected on site. Spectator scan expect: a halftime show, partners village, booth, an autograph session with pros, after parties, live DJs, and much more. In other words, an incredible opportunity for thrill-seekers to discover snowboard culture and everything it has to offer.
2nd place: $8,000
3rd place: $5,000
4th place: $2,000
5th place: $1,000
6th place: $800
7th place: $800
8th place: $800
9th place: $800
10th place: $800
Coors Light Rail Jam
The Rail Jam will follow a new approach for prize money. Two grand prizes will be awarded to the Best Trick and Best Overall athlete performances respectively. The top 10 finalists will earn a $500 purse.
Best Overall: $3,500
Best Trick: $2,000
Halftime skateboard show
$2,000 for the winner
Nuff people say they know they can’t believe, Different Direction has a snowboard team. We have the one Mario, Fuego and Sebi.
The fastest of the fastest of Rockland, Go to olympics, fight for Jamaica.
The fastest of the fastest of freestylers, Respect to the man Rock Veda.
We’ve ordered a rock band, we got a rock band. Well, anyone missed pow during the last weeks? We really enjoyed being out there, filming for “Whiskey Mountain” with the final team for at least this season. Mario Käppeli, Thomas Fuego Feurstein and Sebi Geiger are a real team. There is “Fuego the Kid”, always motivated and mental trained, “MariO”, just with shit in his head and massive styles and Sebi is the man.
Despite “endless” pow this shoots been full with bails, knock offs, a bubble blue but and watch it yourself.
So what needs every house party? A rock band. With “The Bloodeegles” in concert, some valley friends, visitors, madams and ppp we´ve celebrated beeing alive. Luckily grandmothers long case clock is still one piece, thx Peter for trusting us. Whiskey Mountain. One Love. One Peace.
Bloodeegles – Wiskey on mondays