Yuki Kadono mid-flight during the Winter Games in Sochi

Yuki Kadono

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.

 

Yuki Kadono

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Full Collection: All 6 episodes of Ride Snowboards’ “Because of Snowboarding” series

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

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2014 Ride Shakedown Happening April 4th-5th 2014

Ride Shakedown Flyer

Get more information or sign up for the 2014 Ride Shakedown

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.

Prize Money
The top three riders from the amateur qualification will each earn free admission to the Ride Shakedown semi-final. A total prize money of $50,000 CAD will be divided as follows:

 

1st place: $20,000
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

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Different Direction “Whiskey Mountain” S3 Ep2

Different Direction

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.

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Sound:
Bloodeegles – Wiskey on mondays

Edited by:
Sebastian Madlener

Filmed by:
Sebastian Madlener

Partner:
Ride Snowboards
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Level Gloves
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New Instagram Contest – Win a Machete Snowboard

Ride Machete Instagram Snowboard Contest

Want to win the new Ride Machete 155 snowboard? Of course you do!

Follow us @ridesnowboards on Instagram

#Regram this photo and tell your friends to follow us @ridesnowboards and team rider Austin Hironaka @hironakason! Boom you’re entered!

 

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Marco Feichtner: First trip of the new season – hunting for snow!

Update from Pro Team Rider Marco Feichtner

I have to tell you it wasn’t a easy season start for me after new year. I got sick so I had to stay in the bed for one week! after I got the OK from the doctor, my trip started on the 12th of January ‘ hunting for snow’! I drove with our photographer ( Alex Papis) to our first stop to Italy to meet up with our filmer as well with my riding friend Fredrik Evensen.

The base at the first stop was insane but the snow had a crusty layer on top so we couldn’t do not much! We tried some more spots but we got not really lucky with the weather conditions ( lots of wind……) after three days watching weather maps we desisted to travel to east Tirol to find better snow there! I remember first day riding in between trees I got a little bit frustrated because the snow base was not good enough to do big stuff! The day after we tried another ski resort but the weather got super warm, on 2200 meters around + 3 degrees. After that day we had to find a new location with better snow, so we did a few phone calls as well we check some more weather maps. At the next day we packed the cars and we drove to south Tirol and there we found good snow and we could finally start shooting for the new Pirates movie!

All the best,
Marco

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