Liquid courage. Nerve tonic. Pork chop in a can. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same once it hits your lips: BEER. This adult beverage has been entwined with snowboarding since the dawn of time—cold ones kicked back in the parking-lot, a 12-pack at the spot, or late-night shotguns at a house party.
The Strange Brew boys are no strangers to slugging cold ones. They’ve built their reputation out of Tahoe by thrashing urban environments, traveling by van, and crushing cans all the while. Thousands of miles away across an ocean, Toni Kerkelä has spent his seasons meticulously picking apart street spots and filming hammers on his home turf of Finland. Toni’s built his reputation by putting out multiple video parts every year, full of his crisp style. When you park the Strange Brew van in the U.S. and mash them and Toni together in Finland, you get “Beer & Rails”.
When the wave of fermented grain finally crashed and washed Strange Brew up on the streets of Jyväskylä, Finland, they got a two-week guided session of Toni’s home-town spots. The crew was comprised of Riley Nickerson, Keenan Cawley, Ian Daly, Jasper Tripp, and Toni Kerkelä. With equal parts raw snowboard talent, beer-soaked ambition and an eye for unique lines, the newly-forged crew took it hard to the streets in search of late-night sessions and urban creativity.
Beer & Rails hits taps 8.31.15.
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I wonder what would be worse…Hitting that car at 50 mph or flying off the side of the mountain?
These rippers have been breaking out of their shells and discovering who they really are. Another unstoppable generation of riders is coming out of Trollhaugen and they’re bringing the heat.
Riders: Luke Zajac, Zach Zajac, Benny Milam, Garret Mckenzie, Nick Irwin, Gabe Walstrom, Cam Kaiser, and Cole Dimeglio
Edit: Zach Zajac
Film: Emit Salokar and Zach Zajac and others
You may think this is just a highlight real, and it is, but this park edit also displays how Robbie Roether rides every day. Robbie Roethler’s 2014-2015 Park Edit is nothing short of amazing. Hammer after hammer, banger after banger, Robbie rips jumps and thrashes rails. It’s difficult to fill a 2:41 edit with so many heavy tricks, yet somehow Robbie goes above and beyond what is extraordinary. How many riders riders have a Cab 270°- Front Board to Back Board (Change Up) – Pretzel Out as an ender? Just one, Robbie Roethler.
Like Salomon decks like Robbie? Check out what he rides HERE.
Edit: Billy Bjork
You have a chance to win a the Hump Day Giveaway which is a Chocolate Vincent Alvarez Skateboard Complete with Royal Trucks, Girl Bearings, and Chocolate Wheels. Enter to win the Hump Day Giveaway HERE.
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