Monday, December 28, 2009
Premature Jibulation Mad River
Year 2 in Ohio brought opening weekend hype. With the sun offering a warming effect on the morning, finishing touches were put on Capital Park the set-up. A fresh feature we choose to call the Montréal, which offered a rail perpendicular to two down bars at a 90-degree angle capping it off with a larger drop off the end. At the bottom an up rail and pole jam sat next to each other lookers left. On the right a down box for getting that swivel on.
With more sign ups than last year it looked like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana all showed up to throw down this year. It was great to see riders from all over. Riders were split into two groups and each was up for a 30 min jam session. Group one threw down early, the Montréal feature was get lit up on either side. 270’s were standard on or off. Hard ways start to show up later in the session. A few riders attacked the up rail with methods off and FRT1 on to BS3 off. Down box got all it’s could handle. With a long hike riders were getting tired near the end of the session. Trick coming harder as we finished out group one.
Group Two seemed a little larger with a furious beginning to the first session. Similar results on the down bars, seemed like the hard ways were on in this group and BS on was being thrown out much more in this group. When group two wrapped the judges conversed to trim out about 20 riders for a semi session. This session we had planned to take the top three riders for a rider judged final, well with the session to heavy to pull with trick like hard way BS 270 board to same way 270 off going down. Things were close to narrow down only three, so on the fly the judges pulled the Berric’s move pitting four riders head to head.
With this head to head battle set Sammy Elam Vs Cody Hines and Oliver Dixon Vs Dylan Chrismer hashed it out. After the head to head the judge determined the top three riders to be judged for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd by their peers. After a few rounds of applause to sort it all out Sammy Elam came out on top, with Cody Hines taking 2nd, and Oliver Dixon come home 3rd. Prises were tossed a few short battles ensued and Prejib Concluded. Post game left a large crew of Michigan and North Ohio riders running laps all over Mad Rivers fun runs. Big shout outs go to Mad River Mountain, Capital Park Crew, all the riders, Brighton posse, GR heads, Syndicate Crew, Kevin, Brian, Rich, Marie, Brandon, Casey, and Ohio snowboarding.
Great Lists. Hit up the link, drop some love on the Midwest's own Marie Hucal. She's been pushing. My guy Lance (and yours) is on there, he's getting a lot of love but, hey he rips.
First day of The Foundation Snowboard Camp was Rippin!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
More stuff to come on this. I've been farming photo's and Syndicate Kevin's working on a edit.
Thanks to all the Riders for ripping, Mad River, Strange ENT, and Capital Park.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
So I think it's funny that this Ke$ha chicks is straight bitting Uffie's style. This song above is mad old and Uffie has a bunch of other tracks, kinda a OG party girl flow. Taking stabs at guys, shutting down the bitches, all this shit that this RCA label chicks fronting on. I mean it's really not surprise that a major label act gets attention with, a more under the radar, artist's style. Just funny when I first saw this pop chicks video I thought it was Uffie, for a second all smoothed out for pop, well it wasn't just some chick flexing on her style dumbing it down for the masses. I think I understand that two artist can be similar in style but, I meeeaaannnn?
American Funny Life.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Come out to slip, slide and ride Rome SDS's Premature Jibulation @ Mad River Mountain Saturday December 12th.
Jam style format with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. We like to keep it loose, so note it's not about "a win", it's about the goodtimes!
-Custom set up for the event.
-Free to enter.
-Registration starts at 11am
-Event starts at 1pm
Spread the good word.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
So the crew at Bald-E-Gal is teaming up with other Shops (FL Project) and Resorts (Wild MTN)this weekend to launch a FREE rail event with the Top Five going to a final up at Riverside Park in St Cloud for a final. More events to follow. I'll keep you posted.
Ok so free to ride in the event put of course you need a lift ticket. DUH! pre-game that shit, whiners.
Lets do this!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
"With the season kicking off all over the world, the Rome SDS releases the 2011 Artifact 1985 SK.
Last season, Rome expanded the idea behind the shop-kid-only Artifact SK that it has made for the last two years. This time, the idea was to let the shop kids create the art for the SK—Designed By Shop Kids, For Shop Kids. More than ever, the idea was to listen to kids on shred.
As announced earlier in the summer, Mike Forester from the one-and-only Casualties in Marquette, Michigan won the first annual Artifact SK art contest. From there, he worked with Rome’s art director for boards to finalize and refine his ideas (and he ended up designing a couple 2011 Rome board as well).
Meat Justice is the result of Forester’s creative genius on the 2011 SK.
Technologically speaking, this year the SK is built on the Artifact 1985 design, featuring Rome’s Poprock reverse camber technology.
Limited to fewer than 100 boards worldwide, the SK is be available exclusively through Rome’s Operative Program for shop kids and resort employees living in resort-town ghettos." via ROME SDS
Mike worked hard out in VT all summer living his "dream". This is just a start of his efforts you'll see in the coming months. Shop kids holla!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
SUPER SUPER SUPER. Man it's funny how an action so familiar can stir your whole being. Today was awesome, sliding sideways, good people, warm temps, man made, butters, smiles, and it's just the beginning. Thanks Wild for always pushing to get open.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The first You are the Syndicate T-Shirt Design contest is wrapping up and all the art is live on the Rome site. Check out the entries here http://www.romesnowboards.com/tshirtcontest.
We’ll be announcing the winner in the next couple days and then we’ll produce a limited edition shirt. We’ll print 100 of the winning design and put custom-print serial numbers on each one. Then we’ll hook the winning designer up with shirts 1 through 10, and the remaining 90 shirts will be given away to shop kids, consumers at events and via online contests throughout the winter.
For more news and Rome SDS happenings keep an eye on www.romesnowboards.com, www.facebook.com/romesnowboards and www.twitter.com/romesds.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Jumpin Joe hails for the great state of Minnesota. He's Bueaville part is ender status and oh boy you betcha he's got that Minnesota nice on lock.
Check he's thought's out on a few topic right here.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Jake O-E is gettin some ups over at TWS as well. Shit it's like a Midwest love fest over on the TWS site, nice to see them giving some respect to our riders and scene. Jake talks about some stuff, gives some insight into why he's always staying in MN. Hit'em with some props on the board. We all know he kills it!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Rome SDS Trick For Treats at Pando NOV 1st
Familia Thriller Party At Nami Oct 31st
Zombie Shred Till You're Dead Oct 31st
Boston Mills Buckeye Event Oct 17th
2nd Snow of the Year
1st Snow of the Year
Casualties Video Premier NMU Campus Oct 5th
Forum Premier ChillDawg Eating Comp For a Board at Suburban World Theater Oct 3rd
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Norris is a OG Wisconsin Skater, been flowing this summer. He's made the move to LA for a chance to get more in the mix. You check check out this interview here and peep his Madison homies Alumni here.
Plus peep they're shop video.
Olu been on his own wavelength long before trying to be was "cool". All your grab to rail tricks on snowboards, Olu had that skating 8-9 years ago. Dues have been paid in full. Much Respect to Emeric "Olu" Pratt for the true original he always has been.