Summer and fall was filled with a zillion summer camp edits, teasers and a deep, unsettled longing for powder.
Merrill Mini Pipe Invitational
Bode Merrill hosted a super rad looking mini-pipe contest for the second year up at High Cascade. Doubles were banned, handplants were encouraged and the whole event looked like the mutt’s nuts:
Elena Hight gets her kit off for ESPN
X Games Real Snow Backcountry edits drop
Travis Rice, Mark Carter, Mark Landvik, Jussi Oksanen, Mikey Rencz, Andreas Wiig, Frederik Kalbermatten and Pat Moore all dropped their own backcountry parts in the middle of a sweltering summer to be voted on. We weren’t complaining. Watch ’em here.
Sick Jay Hergert part
This part dropped outta nowhere and got us real hyped on snowboarding. Amazing surf style, buttering off kickers and a totally fresh approach to riding Bear Mountain from Jay Hergert:
Summer camps in full swing
By July we were pretty much getting a new summer camp edit daily. This one, featuring Spencer Schubert dong some crazy handstand boardslide thing with a snowskate was pretty out there:
We highlighted 9 and a half young snowboarders who are worth checking out
Never Not Releases begin
Nike began their weekly drip-drip releases leading up to the release of their new team movie Never Not parts 1 & 2. There were plenty of bangers amongst ’em.
Radness at HCSC: Jaeger bailey front board to backflip off
The High Cascade madness continued with this sick recap featuring Jaeger Bailey getting silly on a donkey dick rail:
Burton drop their [SNOWBOARDING] teaser (the intro was rad)
The single take intro was pretty hype and the action had us frothing:
The whole movie has now been released and you can catch the
parts at the links above.
Videograss drop their ‘The Last Ones’ teaser
VG failed to disappoint:
Adidas drop the first of their ‘Welcome’ series edits
Adidas Snowboarding and their launch into the snowboard market was a big part of 2013 and their series of ‘Welcome’ edits produced for each member of their stacked team were informative, entertaining and basically pretty sick.
Aussie skims 60m across a lake on a snowboard:
Scotty Vine Full Part
Scotty Vine pushed the boundaries again with another super sick full part featuring a one-foot double backflip:
Freestyle.ch is always one of the first inner city big air contests of the new season and this year’s was as exciting as ever. The sun was shining, some heavy tricks were chucked and it got us stoked to go snowboarding again.
Jed Anderson’s Full Part from Never Not
Jed Anderson’s part was easily one of the best of the year:
Halldor Helgason talks about his mindblowing roofgap backflip
Halldor’s roofgap in Never Not was perhaps the defining trick we saw in 2013. Halldor took us through what he went through to put it down: