From November 18th to January 17th, hundreds of teams from around the United States submitted photos for the first inaugural Gnartoraphy contest hosted by Rossignol Snowboards, The-House.com, Arkade Snowboarding and Park City Mountain Resort. The amateur teams composed of one photographer and open rider where pitted against each other in a multi-level online competition to get to the final 3. This was a one of it’s kind competition and the results were phenomenal. The top 3 teams arrived at Rossignol Headquarters in Park City, Utah on April 3rd and had 3 days of riding and shooting to walk away with the winning photograph. Each team received a brand new 2015 board and bindings courtesy of Rossignol Snowboards, and a new outerwear kit courtesy of The-House.com and after they chose their weapons the battle was on. There were no limits on where the teams could shoot at the mountain and they defiantly got creative utilizing the vast terrain the Park City Mountain Resort offers.
The dudes at signal have made some pretty amazing things that slide sideways on the snow. The Crew created a 100% rideable snowboard that has a 100% working turntable and mixer. We are not left speechless often as we are so “jaded”, but this series is always one that we watch in awe. In this episode of every third thursday they they put the” in awe, in AWEsome.”Go on record and off the charts to produce one of the most insane “snowboards” of all time. With the help of artist, visionary and self proclaimed “Wienaissance man” Mark Paul Deren AKA Madsteez and the ultimate Hip Hop LEGEND, repeat, THE LEGEND, MIX MASTER MIKE the DJ of the Beastie Boys.
This is one board that you will want to scratch the hell out of and wawa to fakie on. I’m also curious to know if there are any DJ terms that translate into snowboard terms OR could be made into tricks? If so, please let us know in the comments section and we will maybe have one of our athletes perform that trick for you!
There a few definite things about the Seb Toots Street Edit; the song is great, the tricks are tech, and Seb captured more shots in 2 weeks than most video pros get in a full season. Be ready for the street kids to start hating on a predominantly dedicated contest slopestyle rider. Ride Snowboards should be pretty psyched on this.
A lot of riders think that you need a really soft board to hit street, as for Seb Toots that’s not the case at all. The Ride Buck Up is a well rounded freestyle deck that can handle big park laps and cement ledges. Check out the Ride Buck Up »HERE
Of all the riders who have hit snowboard stardom in the last decade Pat Moore may have the best perspective that will keep snowboarding in the right spirit. What helped mold Pat’s thoughts of snowboarding’s future? Terje, Guchi, and Lynn – snowboarding’s living legends.