2013/2014 Ride Berzerker Jake Blauvelt pro model snowboard. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen
Lengths: 152, 155, 158, 159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165W, 168W
Ideal Terrain: All-mountain
When you think of Jake Blauvelt’s riding style a natural, creative flow comes to mind. But then there’s the occasional explosive act within, berzerking you could say. Jake designed his pro model for his type of riding, one that fits this electrified current. It has a slight directional shape and 3/4 inch setback stance with a bit of rocker in the nose and subtle camber throughout, giving it easy turn initiation, float in pow, solid snap in and out of turns, and powerful ollies. It’s laced with Ride’s urethane Slimewall sidewalls for vibration dampening, smooth flex, and impact protection. With a hybrid layup of fiberglass between the top and bottom the board isn’t overly stiff (it’s rated a five out of ten on Ride’s flex scale), but multiple arrays of carbon extend from the bindings and tip and tail to further edge control and pop. It comes finished with a screaming fast sintered base, too. Like a lone artist painting his way down a white canvas, this board is Jake’s signature brush.
About the Graphic
Brazilian Artist Bruno Novelli (a.k.a. Bruno 9li) stormed up the graphic frenzy on this board. Novelli, of Brazilian and Italian descent, has a keen interest in Amazonian rituals, painting history, and animated GIFs. Check out more of his work at bruno9li.com.
From Transworld Magazine
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.
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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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,