the spot(s) part II

thespot(s)Alright ladies and gentlemen, here’s round two of the fundraiser for our favorite DIY Skatepark; Ormond Spencer Park, or as it is more commonly known “The Spot.”

This time around we have another video premiere, music, more food, more drinks, products to raffle off, and art of course.

Video Premiere:
A Stone’s Throw by Andrew Maholsic from Sunday Skateshop in Buffalo

Food from Deezy Blaze aka Young Gyllenhaal once again

Music from
DJ Afar/Finer Things
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Composition Be
Hooker

Art from both local and non-local artists

Facebook event page

Posted by: admin | March 31, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events, Skateboarding

Bean Garage Sale BBQ

BBQCheck out the shop, buy a board and eat some BBQ all on the Bean boys. Good times, good eats, good guys. be there.

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Park Affair Snowboard Camp

park-affairPark Affair women’s snowboard camp kicks off March 29th at Sugarbush Resort in VT. Check out the Fbook event page for details.

Posted by: admin | March 22, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Ice Coast Challenge

icecoastStraight from the Fbook event page- This is an idea that’s always been in my head! Take a surf contest to the mountain!

We’ll I’m pumped to tell you the idea has become a reality and on March 29th Pioneers Board Shop and Shawnee Peak are bridging the gap for what is sure to be an EPIC DAY!!! Everyone is invite, if you can stand sideways you need to be there. Age groups and divisions for all! No egos, no attitudes, no consequences. Just fun with your friends and the Surf/Snow community of New England!!! AND WE HAVE EPIC PRIZES TOO!!!! Trips to Puerto Rico, snowboards, surfboards, etc……..

Posted by: admin | March 20, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Boston CHILL Bowl-A-Thon

ChillThe second annual Chill Boston Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday March 30th, 2014 is your chance to connect with fellow board sports enthusiasts and supporters of Chill, a youth development program that changes lives through snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and stand-up-paddleboarding. Every dollar raised will go directly to benefit CHILL BOSTON!

When: Sunday March 30th @ 2:30pm
Where: KINGS Lounge and Billiards
50 Dalton St Boston Ma

Participants collect donations from friends, families and community organizations.

The $30 registration fee includes:

- 1.5 hours of bowling at Kings Lounge and Billiards (link: http://kingsbowlamerica.com/boston/)
- 1 ticket for the Snowboard Raffle
- Pizza
- Unlimited fountain soda
- Immense gratitude from those of us at Chill and the youth you’re helping out!

For individuals who raise the goal of *at least* $100 you will receive:

- 1.5 hours of bowling at Kings Lounge and Billiards (link: http://kingsbowlamerica.com/boston/)
- 2 tickets for the Snowboard Raffle
- Pizza
- Unlimited fountain soda
- Chill T-Shirt
- Stickers and Swag
- Immense gratitude from those of us at Chill and the youth you’re helping out!

Raffle:
Every registered participant will receive a raffle ticket for a Burton snowboard.

Silent Auction:
In addition to bowling there will be a silent auction table set up with various prizes to win. A list of prizes will be available soon! – See more at: http://chill.boston.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1102224#sthash.qWH5FlS7.dpuf

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UVM Team throwdown

UVM“The Team Throwdown” is our version of slopestyle. It is going to be teams of 3 and costumes are required. There will be 3 heats of 45 minutes:

Heat 1: No Spins
Heat 2: No spins greater than 360 (backflips and frontflips allowed)
Heat 3: Anything Goes

When: Saturday March 22
Registration: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Shack at the bottom of the Mt. Ellen Park at Sugarbush

Contest Starts at 12:30 PM

$5 dollars per team entry fee
Free for UVM Snowboard Team Riders
Prizes For: Standout Male and Female Rider, Top 3 Teams, and best team costume

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Eastern Boarder Last Call Recap

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Saturday morning I checked the weather for Lincoln NH. 35 and rainy with temperatures plummeting that night to below zero and staying below 20 degrees for the next few days. The perfect recipe for fresh East Coast powder to turn to sheets of ice. Eastern Boarder’s Last Call was on the following Monday. Not exactly the conditions that one would want for the East Coast’s premiere snowboard event now that US Open has taken up residence in Colorado. If you have never been to Last Call, or missed this years, you better make it a point to attend next year. This annual event is an awesome gathering of East Coast riders both young and old who come out to shred an amazing setup or partake in spectating and maybe causing a little debauchery on the sidelines.

Monday morning I woke up to bluebird skies and the thermometer hovering around 9 degrees. After organizing my camera gear I made my way up the mountain and to the LMP. Every year the Loon Mountain Park Staff outdoes themselves, this year was certainly no exception. As I jested with a few friends during the day, this year’s setup was solid, so was the turnout, the jumps, the landings and snow… The Park Crew this year built a two hit gap jump line to wall ride, an amazing rail plaza, followed by two hip hits into the superpipe. Last Call is a jam format, so riders are hiking and dropping as many times as they can within the allotted amount of time, making for constant action.

The day kicked off up at the jump section. Which looked like a blast having to snake over the gaps of the off angled jumps. Zack Normandin was throwing doubles off the second hit. Travis Neuenhaus looked like he was contemplating doing the same, going huge off the second hit later in the session, only after throwing a bunch of stylish poked and tweaked spins. Shaun Murphy, Merrick Joyce, Ryan Kittredge, Brendan Gerard were also putting it down on the jump line.

After a quick break for Chili Dogs compliments of Loon, the riders attacked the plaza. Rob Hallowell and Normandin were crushing it with massive gaps. Kittredge was annihilating the stairset in his leprechaun outfit. Mike Ravelson was getting tech off all of the features. Christian Manhard was in his element pressing here and there. Neuenhaus was out there as well making his presence known. Tim Major, Alex Cole, Justin Melanson, Brandon Honeycutt, Shaun Murphy were killing it as well. Kevin Court aka Gravedigger finally tossed his shirt and started shredding.

The rail section finished and it was straight down to the pipe. The pipe had been reshaped so that you could hit it as a hip, you got judged on your hip hit and then your first pipe wall hit. I was looking forward to this section all day. Why you ask? Because pipe riding is almost a lost art. I was not disappointed, the competition started dropping and others chose just to sit out and watch. Shaun Murphy put down an awesome crippler on his pipe hit. Brendan Gerard ditched his leather jacket for an unbuttoned hawaiian shirt. Normandin was in the midst throwing spins where others threw airs. Kittredge still had his leprechaun hat on somehow. Tyler Davis was boosting some of the best methods of the day. Shane Nassar was giving people the thumbs down left and right quickly eliminating the field. Alex Cole didnt care though and joined the group of poachers like Brandon Halberstadt who were having a blast just ripping. Travis Neuenhaus was killing the pipe, sending it way overhead on almost every hit. On possibly the biggest hit of the day he ran out of transition and slammed hard resulting in a broken humerus and a seriously fractured wrist. Heal up soon man!

At the end of pipe session the winners were announced. Zack Normandin came in first with his constancy throughout the day. Travis Neuenhaus scored second even though he was mid ambulance ride to the hospital and Shaun Murphy took third. Crab Grab gave out a few Free Seafood Dinners to a few of the riders one being Brendan Gerard. Rob Hallowell got the Crab Grab Dead Last award a jest at his refusal to get a tattoo after coming in dead last at the Mike Baker Banked Slalom this past Friday. Even though conditions were less than favorable, the 2014 Last Call was one of the best yet!
Words and Photos: Marco DelGuidice

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Posted by: admin | March 18, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, featured, Snowboard

Vans #Livingoffthewall Short Film Competition

LOTWVans invites aspiring filmmakers across the country to share stories of #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL through a short-film documentary competition – Be A Documentarian. Inspired by the fans and wave of creativity that came with the launch of #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL, Vans is now opening the concept to all aspiring filmmakers for the chance to win a $50,000 donation toward completing a personal film project.

“We are so inspired by what the documentarians and our fans have been doing with #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL that we had to make the next level happen to say thank you,” said Doug Palladini, vice president and general manager of the Americas at Vans. “We just launched this ongoing effort and hundreds of thousands globally are already jumping in to be a part of our family.”

Be A Documentarian is an extension of Vans’ #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL Documentary Series which debuted on www.vans.com/livingoffthewall in February. The competition seeks to inspire and support aspiring filmmakers while unveiling a vast exploration of living “Off the Wall.” The filmmakers will be provided a creative brief and tasked with creating a 3-6 minute short-film documentary that shares their interpretation of living “Off the Wall.” A panel of judges will review eligible videos and determine a winner based on creativity, originality, appeal and technical quality. The prevailing documentary will be featured in Vans’ #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL Documentary Series and the filmmaker will receive a $50,000 donation toward completing a personal film project currently in development phase.

Filmmakers can enter their documentary on the Vans #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL website http://www.vans.com/livingoffthewall beginning March 10 to May 26, 2014. The competition is open to US residents only. Additional information, rules and guidelines can be found on the Be A Documentarian tab on the website.

Posted by: admin | March 16, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events, Skateboarding

MonGo Splash and BooYah! Banked Slalom at Eagle Point!

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Booyah Banked Slalom & Parkfab’s Pool Party – the Mongo Splash!!

Friday Night
- special Wastach Beer Dinner at the Outpost Grill

Saturday
- MonGo Splash Pool Party
- WEAR COSTUME$
- Pond Skim & Dummy Launch
- Afterparty at the Outpost with Live DJ !

Sunday
- Booyah! Banked Slalom !!!

BLOW OUT CONDO SPECIALS ALL WEEKEND! Come take advantage of our very low prices

when you mention “MONGO SPLASH” !!
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$7 Blue Balls all weekend ! PBR + Fireball!!

All season passholders from ANY resort in California or Nevada ski or snowboard FREE at Eagle Point Resort in Beaver, Utah for the remainder of the 2013/2014 season. Eagle Point Resort is located 3.5 hours north of Las Vegas just 18 miles east of Interstate 15.  GET TO THE POINT!  

 855-EAGLE-PT (855-324-5378)

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Posted by: Official Genius | March 13, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, Snowboard

Wellington Rail Jam

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SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd Gnarcore Media presents: THE WELLINGTON RAIL JAM. An urban Snowboard Showcase in down town Hamilton, with the intention of exposing kids in the area to live snowboarding and a community experience.

LIVE SNOWBOARD DEMO by LOCAL RIDDERS // MUSIC by DJ J Fevrier // BBQ // DRINKS for the ADULTS and some DRAW PRIZES from our sponsors + surprise special musical guest (TBA)

AFTER: Gnarcore Media premiere of ‘Gnarcore v.s. Glen Eden’ Snowboard video and special presentation from Hectic Empire Productions.

**This is a FREE public event for all to enjoy so invite your friends and family and chill out with the start of spring and celebrate the relaunch of www.gnarcore.com.

Brought to you by:
GNARCORE MEDIA // THE WELINGTON TAVERN // JORDI CAREW // HERETICE EMPIRE PRODUCTIONS // BRO SESH

Special thx: Will JohnsonC, ory Tynan, Jordi Carew, Cam Everette, Dave Rouleau and Dan Stubbs

#GnarcoreMedia #WellyJam
www.gnarcore.com

Also be sure to check out the AMAZING GNARCORE – Kickstarter Campaign! Help Dave and Monica complete the Transfusion Tour!


dont forget to donate!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/185388045/the-drive-to-connect-canada

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Steez 30th Art Show Recap Video

Steez Magazine 30th Art Show Recap from Steez Magazine on Vimeo.

Posted by: admin | March 8, 2014 | Categorized under: Art, Events, featured, Music, Skateboarding, Snowboard

T9′s King of the Desert recap

Technine at Las Vegas

King of the Desert Winners Technine

In the first of what hopes to become many the 1st annual Technine King of the Desert snowboard comp went down at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard park located in Lee Canyon on Mt Charleston. The event sponsored by Official Genius and McGhies Boardshop featured riders from all over the west coast but mostly Las Vegas and So-Cal. With the Technine team, Dylan Thompson, Andrew Brewer, Luke Haddock, Zander Blackmon, Ben Bildeau on hand to Judge the competion it became quite the throwdown. Young rippers, many of which are were on the T9 am team, were killing the course setup all day. DrinkBeerCrew666, Thug Krew, Skatin on em, Couch Boys and Parkfab came out representing hard both at the event and in the club at the afterparty at Body English inside the Hard Rock where things got a lil greasy and cant really rembenber what else. Good times! Special thinks to Cole Taylor, K-Mart and the entire Technine team, Las Vegas Ski Resort, Marie in Marketing Josh and his LV park staff, Official Genius, McGhies Boardshop, Jay Kapp of The Beatmobb, DJ Munkey, DJ Mondo, DJ Bangerz, DJ Flow, The Werkaholiks, DJ Mikey, Las Vegas Print Solutions, Graphic Install Group and im sure im forgetting someone so oh yea you too! !!! Awesome Event in Las Vegas cant wait for King of the Desert 2015 !!

Men’s Open
1st Jaromie Nolan
2nd Tom Bennet
3rd Tommy Bacon
Best Trick: Christian Sparks

Women’s Open
1st Jamie Madrid
2nd Amanda Propst
3rd Renee Shimada

Ski: Jordan Soloman

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Jaromie-NolanJaromie Nolan – King of the Desert 2014

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Jamie Madrid – Queen of the Desert

c-sparksChristian Sparks – Best Trick

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renee-shimadaRenee Shimada – 3rd place

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Christian SparksChristian Sparks – Best Trick

Jaromie NolanJaromie Nolan 1st place – King of the Desert 2014

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King of the Desert Technine official geniusAndrew Brewer announcing and Tossing out swag

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T9 at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort

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Cole Taylor, Curtis Hill, Snowdogg,  Andrew Brewer, Dylan Thompson, Zander Blackmon, Ben Bildeau w/ Jon Molina !

drinkbeer-crew Drink Beer Crew 666, Madrids, K-Mart, and friends.

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haddock_brewer-ThompsonLuke Haddock, Andrew Brewer and Dylan Thompson

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Andrew Brewer at Body EnglishPartying wit Brewer, John Boy, and T-Bone at Body English nightclub

haddock_brewer-Thompson-2Luke Haddock, Andrew Brewer and Dylan Thompson loungin in VIP at Body English

Posted by: Official Genius | March 3, 2014 | Categorized under: Events, featured, Snowboard

Back The The Boneyard VI

BacktotheboneyardIVIt;s back for the 6th year straight. Don;t ask how much it costs, just go and have fun, there’s usually free PBR. Good enough.

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Near Canada Open 2014

NearCanadaOpen2014Last year, Lib Tech, which builds “b*itchin’” handmade boards really close to Canada (but not in Canada) pulled together the Near Canada Open, which is precisely what it claims to be: a rad snowboarding competition near our neighbor to the nord.

Sunday River happens to be near Canada. Thus, Lib Tech is coming back for a second year on March 15 with the help of Snowboarder Magazine, Eastern Boarder, and Crab Grab.

The event takes place on a jib-covered, slopestyle minipipe, which is a super cool format that allows for lots of creativity in riding. The course will be located on the Rocking Chair trail on Barker Mountain.

This year, Lib Tech riders Jesse Wright Burtner, Ted Borland, Brandon Reis, and Sam Hulbert, as well as G-sponsored athletes Max and Gus Warbington will be in attendance.

Arguably the best part about this event is that it’s free to enter: You just have to have a valid lift ticket and show up at Barker Lodge between 9 and 10 a.m. on the day of. You also need to be a snowboarder—sorry, skiers—and have a helmet. If you’re under 18, you’re also going to be a wanting to grab a parent’s signature.

In addition to cash, top performers will win prizes from Lib Tech, Poler, Arnette, and other brands, and one competitor will be invited to Lib Tech’s Holy Bowly this April in Park City, Utah.

For more information about this “b*tchin’ day of freedom-fueled progression on a ridiculously creative canvas of snow”, hit up the event page on sundayriver.com.

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CROOKS x MOOKEE RELEASE

crooksCrooks invites you on Friday, March 7th 2014 from 8pm-11pm at their Crooks & Castles Flagship as they celebrate their in store release of the MOOKEE X CROOKS & CASTLES COLLABORATION. Hope to see you there!

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