Part two of Burton's [Snowboarding] drops and it will satisfy all your jib and wallride cravings
When most people think of snowboarding in Alaska, the first thing that comes to mind is of heliboarding to crazy mountains for insanely steep powder runs. Well, Burton riders Jeremy Jones, Mark Sollors, Zak Hale, and Ethan Deiss have seen plenty of that, so they decide to check out the street scene in AK. The crew find plenty of wall rides and jibs, none of which require helicopter access.
Burton's snowboarders also make great assembly line workers.
Burton just released the teaser for [SNOWBOARDING], a four episode web series highlighting the riding in four distinct environments: Backcountry, Street, Resort, and Women's. We're not sure that women really qualify as an environment, but the riding looks amazing. The teaser features an intro with Burton snowboarders working in the company's Vermont factory. It's a little odd to see Jeremy Jones, Mark Sollors, Mikey Rencz, Jussi Oksanen, Danny Davis, Mark McMorris, Mikkel Bang, Kelly Clark, Ethan Deiss, Zak Hale, Kimmy Fasani out of their normal environment. But then the teaser shifts to snowboarding clips and all is right with the world.
The videos will release every other week at burton.com/snowboarding starting on September 13. Here is the full schedule:
Backcountry: September 13
Street: September 27
Resort: October 11
Women: October 25
When staying in Madison, Wisconsin, avoid the hotel right off Interstate 94 in the east part of town
Jeremy Jones, Mikkel Bang, Mark McMorris and the rest of the crew shred Mt. Hood and New Zealand.
Summer conjures up different ideas for different people. For some, summer is all about ice cream cones and radical boogie boarding. For Burton's team of snowboarders, summer revolves around chasing an endless winter. This edit shows Burton's riders Jones, Bang, McMorris, Peetu Piiroinen, Ethan Deiss, Jussi Oksanen, Kimmy Fasani, Mark Sollors, Mikey Rencz and others ripping the parks of Mt. Hood's High Cascade and Snow Park in New Zealand. If the video makes you jealous, don't worry. Winter as the rest of us know it, is just around the corner.
You can do a lot of jibs in that time. Ethan Deiss's home mountain in Trollhaugen, Wisconsin, only has 260 feet of vertical. On the one hand, that's a pretty small mountain. On the other hand, it's a mountain that allows you take three laps in two minutes without ever having to unstrap your bindings. We call that efficiency.