By October most of the major snowboard movies were dropping or had dropped and we were getting hyped to strap on our boards again.
Euro X Games ditched
October started off with some depressing, albeit fairly inevitable news that the entire X Games Europe venture (both winter and summer) would be ditched going forward. No more X Games Tignes, and no more summer X Games in Munich or Barcelona. Sad times for all of the action sports fans in Euroland.
The Reels Film Festival goes off in Annecy
The annual Reels film festival in Annecy, France was another success, bringing together riders, production crews and media to celebrate snowboard filmmaking. Our French editor was on hand to report back on the nominees, winners and essential movies of the season.
Shaun White fuck-fest on the internet
Shots of Shaun White’s private training facility in Australia leak to the internet and internet goes nuts. Plenty of snowboard sites chip in with their their two cents.
This teaser dropped…
Kas Lemmens wins Frontline Railjam, Len Jørgensen wins Protest Rock a Rail
We Stream Jake Blauvelt’s Naturally for 72 hours
We were fortunate enough to stream Jake Blauvelt’s two year powder-filled epic Naturally on our site for a limited time. If you haven’t seen it yet you’re totally blowing it. Remind yourself of the sickness by checking out Jake’s full part from the movie here.
Signal help us celebrate Oktoberfest
Being based in Munich, Oktoberfest is a pretty big deal. We were hyped to see that Signal Snowboards were down with the program by building an epic beer bong snowboard and testing it out at the festval:
Dillon Ojo Full Part
Young Canadian rider Dillon Ojo caught our attention with his super tech, hammer filled full part from Nowamean’s Bangarang:
Never Not part 2
The full Never Not part 2 movie featuring behind the scenes shots from Nike’s team movie, beautiful cinematography and insightful commentary from the pros dropped online and is well worth a watch:
Hintertux/Stubai Zoo/Glacier Openings
Gigi Rüf full part
Just watch it if you haven’t yet:
The Sochi Staff uniforms almost blind us:
Frank April’s amazing Deja Vu part drops:
Anna Gasser chucks a sick cab double underflip
Such a boss:
Our most viewed full part of the year drops
Scott Stevens devours everything:
The Helgasons release their latest masterpiece DTF:
Postland’s Periscoping Premiere’s online
Sick movie from flatland’s finest:
burn #RideAgain interactive movie goes live
A pretty unique concept all-round:
Torah Bright reveals that she’s will be competing in all three Olympic disciplines
We present a beginners guide to ragdolling…
… and 11 things snowboarders do that regular people don’t understand
Nike launch a pair of LED snowboard boots
Daniel Moesl does a ‘Christ Flip’
Rome round off their 12 Months series with a bang
Len Jorgensen and Ozzy Henning KILL IT:
We kick off our Top to Bottom Series
Len Jørgensen gets the honour of the first edit!
Jake Blauvelt’s Naturally Web Series kicks off:
Torstein announces he’s ready to shred again
We launch our annual Dragon Design competition
Tim Humpreys drops another banger POV edit
Sven Thorgren bosses the Air & Style Beijing with a backside 1440
Elias Elhardt’s Pirates full part drops and blows minds
That cab 1 front 1…
Greg Bretz beats Shaun White at the Dew Tour
Some dude totally fails at a roofgap
Scott Stevens full Videograss part drops
RK1 drop a near perfect park edit:
A video of Shaun White stomping a front 1440 double in the pipe drops
…AND that’s it that’s all folks! If you’ve made it this far it’s time to shutdown the laptop, go grab a beer and celebrate 2014. 2013 has been a banger but we’ve got a feeling 2014 is gonna smash it out the park.