That’s it the Mondial du Snowboard is over! The resort of Les 2 Alpes can get back to it’s normal pace and peace. I personaly have mixed feeling about these 3 days spend up there. The massive snow falls on thursday gave us hope of a powdery week-end. But the wind rapidly wasted the whole party and in fact there was actually very little riding happening over the week-end. This means that people could not really test boards – and that’s what this event is all about – and pros could not give their show on saturday evening. But hey, we are nothing in front of Mother Nature and so we have to live with that. No riding then meant intense partying instead! All the usual parties went on in all the usual places (Smithys to Avalanche is the classic route), with the Snowboard Collective award ceremony kicking it off on friday evening. Honestly we spent most of our days chilling in our booth and “brassing” all our new and old friends from the scene. We also made some noise on friday with our Punk Rock concert in collaboration with FST Handwear. Dread Killer gave a hell of show. since we couldn’t test board ourselves we went around to collect info from riders and reps. So look out for a bunch of BrOADER[gear] video reports in the weeks to come! Thx to all of you who left us comments to test boards and sorry we couldn’t do it. Thx also to Gaylord for the great organisation and good spirit! That’s it…now the season is on.
Click for our impressions of the Mondial.