The House Boardshop was proud to be a part of Snowboard Magazine’s first annual Am Throwdown presented by Vitamin Water. Check out the recap video the Snowboard Mag crew put together from the week we spent at Copper Mountain with the teams capturing the event. Congrats to Paul Heran and Mark Kelsick on winning a cool $5,000 for their winning edit.
Last week’s Am Throwdown with Snowboard Mag was a huge success, and The House was lucky enough to be a part of all of the action.
The teams of finalists, who were chosen by public voting, had five days of sunshine and good snow to explore Copper and shoot a 1:30 second video. Edits had to be cut and turned in by midnight Friday night so the crews made the most of the days and nights trying to “Get the Shot”.
As Snowboard Magazine Editor Jon Glass put it, “We wanted the guys to get creative, explore the mountain and not feel confined to just one area of the mountain. The contest had a loose format. We pretty much let the guys run free for the week.”
Check out some behind the scenes shots of all of the teams hard at work: Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
Snowboard Magazine has a great recap of the event here. Stay tuned as the final edits should be dropping next week as well as the announcement of the winning team and video who will walk away with 5G’s.
Read more to see the video’s that the finalists entered that earned them a trip to Copper Mountain for the week…
The House Boardshop was lucky enough to be a part of this year’s first annual Vitamin Water Am Throwdown event in association with Snowboard Magazine which wrapped up last week in Copper, Colorado.
While the finalist teams were out “getting the shot” for their final videos we got a chance to talk with Chris Owen, editor in chief of Snowboard Magazine about the event.
House: How did you come up with the idea of The Am Throwdown and what is Snowboard Magazine’s motive for the event?
Chris Owen: The idea is not a new one. We didn’t come up with the contest ourselves, but it’s a combination of several other contests that have gone on all over the internet. We wanted to be able to get as many different parts of our audience involved in something online. It’s not just the riders and filmers, but each and every person who viewed and voted to get someone in to the finals.
House: Are you happy with the event and participation so far?
Owen: I am happy with the event so far. We had a bunch of entries and a good response from our online audience. The competitors all seem like they are enjoying themselves and are being good sports while they each go after the grand prize.
Stay tuned throughout the week as Snowboard Mag starts to leak the finalist videos shot and edited at Copper last week and for the announcement of which team will take home bragging rights and $5,000 in cash.
Also, be sure to check out this week’s Twitter #FF freebie contest for a chance to win a free subscription to Snowboard Magazine.
Congrats to Kevin Roback on winning the Liquid Force wakeskate on twitter this week!
Next week we’ve got FIVE free subscriptions to Snowboard Magazine to give away in honor of The Am Throwdown. Follow and mention @houseboardshop and @snowboardmag to enter to win on Friday, April 22nd!
Kevin’s winning tweet from last week:
The House Boardshop has partnered up with Snowboard Magazine to bring you one of the coolest video contests of the year. All the submissions are in and the top 10 finalists have been chosen. Now it’s YOUR turn to vote!
Head on over to Snowboard Magazine to watch all the edits and help choose a winner! The top 5 filmer/rider duo’s will be flown to Copper Mountain, Colorado to compete against each other for $5,000 cash! Who do you think deserves the free shred trip?
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