Rising High with Red Bull

May 22, 2013 By

Can you remember the days where you would build a snowboard jump and not take the time to build a landing? Do you remember your body telling you that it was a horrible idea the day after or even that night? Well the same thing has been happening in the cable wakeboard scene for years, but I think Red Bull just put the stops to it.

Red Bull

Wakeboard, Red Bull, Water, Action SportsYup, that is a water ramp with a huge snowboard style landing. I have no idea what this is going to do to the sport of wakeboarding, but I can tell you that it is a huge step in the right direction.

From the sounds of it, Red Bull and Unit really do not know what this will do to the sport. Check out this short teaser clip.

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A few years back I took a small stab at solving this problem. Here is what I had to say about landing flat all day on water. I tell you what. Coming from a guy who has blown out knees, something had to be done.

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I can only imagine how many dollar bills were thrown into this. So many that it looks like Red Bull will put on an event in Germany to show case this unbelievable invention. To find more on the event make sure to check out their site. www.redbull.de/risinghigh. To see an english version, check out Alliance Wake. 

What will this do to the Cable Wakeboard scene?

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Lib Tech “Holy Bowly” – APPROVED

April 22, 2013 By

Snowboard and skiRecently more than 40 professional snowboarders, filmers, team managers, magazine dudes and photographers traveled to the other side of the world for Lib Tech’s “Holy Bowly” in search of good times, good bowls, and perfect shred.

I would say Lib Tech did it with style and a killer attitude. I don’t know about you, but I wish there were parks like this everywhere. I wish more events were about riding and having fun. Jamming. “Holy Bowly” by Lib Tech was the event everyone wishes they were invited to. There for, it’s Approved. Enjoy.

Holy Bowly

Each week we highlight our favorite piece of social media from the snowboard and ski world and give it our “I’d Hit That” stamp of approval. All we want to do is give recognition to all of the hard working folks in the Action Sports Industry.  

Sit back, enjoy, and take a look at this weeks “I’d Hit That” stamp of approval.

The 2013 Lib Tech Holy Bowly from Snowboarder Magazine on Vimeo.

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Demoss Rail Jam – APPROVED

January 14, 2013 By

Snowboard and skiRail Jams seem to be a dime a dozen these days.  So how do you make your rail jam different than any other rail jam that is going down in the US?  You do it without snow.  In the video you are about to watch, you will see a rail jam go down without an ounce of snow on the ground.  Without snow, one would think that a rail jam should be canceled.  These guys proved everyone wrong and put on a killer event at the same time.  If you can do that, you deserve to be Approved.

Rail Jam

Each week we highlight our favorite piece of social media from the snowboard and ski world and give it our “I’d Hit That” stamp of approval.  All we want to do is give recognition to all of the hard working folks in the Action Sports Industry.  

Sit back, enjoy, and take a look at this weeks “I’d Hit That” stamp of approval.

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