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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Red Bull Supernatural – APPROVED

April 9, 2012 By

Snowboard and skiEach 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.

Supernatural

Travis Rice and Red Bull did it right with this competition.  This is one of the first videos posted of the comp.  Man made pillows of snow, huge drops, massive jumps, and feet of untouched powder put this video at the top of the list.  Enjoy and try not to drool over our next Approved vid.

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Freestyle Skiing Madness – APPROVED

February 20, 2012 By

Snowboard and skiEach 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.

Legs of Steal

Dude, this freestyle ski sequence is insanely sweet.  It is always great to see a huge freestyle park in the middle of the mountains.  It is even better to see 3-6 skiers in the air at one time, all crossing paths.  I know we talk about snowboarding a lot, but this is exactly why we love skiers and their sport.  Stamp It!!

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