2013 Outdoor Action Company Rail Jam

November 23, 2013 By

Now that the snow season has basically started, I figured it was about time to get a video done of the pre-season rail jam we did at Outdoor Action Company in Keego Harbor.

snowboard, ski, rail jamYeah I know, it only took me a month and a half to get it on youtube, but what can I say? At least I got the video done.

Overall, I would have to say that this set up was one of the best we have put together. From the picture you can see we had a ton of snow. We had three different rail lines set up, and the kids came together to turn the corrugated tube into a jump line. Check it!

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We have to give it up to Outdoor Action Company for inviting us in to put on this event. They threw out killer prizes and I can only imagine that next year will be better. They served the crowd smoking hot dogs and popcorn, and threw out some nice deals inside. I saw people walking out all day with new gear in their hands.

If you have heard of OAC or not, make sure to get in there this year and say hi. They have a great staff to help you out with your every need. As far as next year goes, we can only hope that they invite us back for this great event. We also hope that everyone who wants to get down on some early season shredding shows up to dial in their skills.

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Outdoor Action Company Pre Season Rail Jam

October 23, 2013 By

It is going down this weekend folks. I don’t know how much has been said about it or how much anyone has heard of it, but let me tell you. It is happening.

Rail Jam, Outdoor Action Company

 

I know there is a lot going on this weekend, but if you want to get your shred on one more time before the snow flies, make sure to get down to Outdoor Action Company for some pre winter skiing and snowboarding.

There will be free prizes and tons of giveaways. Probably even some food. If I can remember, I polished off a few hot dogs the last couple of years I stopped by. Either way, if you have nothing to do, come out and ride, say hi and enjoy the day on the snow. Hope to see you there!

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Zion Lion – APPROVED

July 15, 2013 By

Snowboard and skiThis is one I have never done before. It’s actually something that has never been done here on this site. It is the acceptance of a band, Zion Lion.

I was introduced to this reggae band days ago at Timber Ridge Ski Resort and I have to give it to them. The temps outside were insane and Zion Lion brought even more reggae heat to the party. They jammed to Bob Marley, they worked their own songs, and I have never seen the steal guitar played in real life until I saw Zion Lion. All in all, when you mix good people with good music and great talent, you end up with a killer band. Therefore all I can do is Approve them for what they do. I hope everyone hears them for years to come. Enjoy a short clip of them jamming in Michigan.

Zion Lion

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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Backyard Christmas Ski – APPROVED

July 8, 2013 By

Snowboard and skiIf there is not snow on the ground and it is already Christmas, what the heck will you do to ride? You might be able to go to the local ski resort if they are open, but what if they are not? What I suggest you do is carefully watch this video and follow every step these Michigan shredders take. It works, and has to be one of the best ways to get on your skis or snowboards no doubt. What it also is, is a lot of hard work and dedication to the sports you love the most. For that and for dusting off the cobwebs, this video has to be Approved! Enjoy.

Christmas Ski Edit

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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Inspired Sounds Sessions

July 5, 2013 By

Do you like Reggae? Do you like to snowboard and ski in the middle of the summer? Do you like to go to rail jams? If so, it is time for you to grab your party hats, your skis and your snowboards. Once you pull your gear ouf of the closet, it is time for you to head to the Timber Ridge Ski Resort for the Inspired Sound Sessions on July 13th. It is sure to be a good time for all, and I hope you can make it out.

Inspired Sounds

Sounds Sessions, Inspired, Tanner Hall

The event will be a Reggae Fest and Rail Jam with Zion Lion, Kevin Perron & Tanner Hall. If you have never heard of Tanner Hall, he is a ski legend. If his skills on the stage are anything like they are on the snow, you can bet that it will be a good show.

Along with good music comes good rail jams. The set up will consist of two drop ins and two different rails for people to jam all day long. If you are wondering where all of the snow will come from, let me be the first to tell you that there will be no snow at this event. It will all be mSnow my friends.

Timber ridge ski resort

To get your ticket for the day click “Here”.

And, if you want even more information on the event, make sure to check out TR PARKS and the Event Page on facebook or contact me anytime. I hope to see you there.

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Steez for the Cheez – APPROVED

June 17, 2013 By

Snowboard and skiEarly season rail jams have a place in my heart. And if you know anything, you know that early season rail jams in Michigan really have a special place in my heart.

This one is from Marquette, MI. It’s where the Yoopers live.

It is also where Marquette College and Mountain are located. Yoopers + College + Mountain + Steez and Cheez = A Good Rail Jam.  It’s Approved.

the Cheez

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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Filmed//Edited by Mike Kvackay | mikekvackay.com

1st Place Male – Jake Moore

1st Place Female – Jessi Heuge

Thanks to Casualties Skate and Snow for putting on the Event.

Enjoy!

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Dirt Boarders with Aggy – APPROVED

June 3, 2013 By

Snowboard and skiIt is always the thought that we need snow to snowboard. I guess all we need to do is find a rock quarry and get after it. In the video you are about to watch you will see two sports rolling and riding together that usually do not belong on the same hill. With the mix of downhill mountain biking, snowboarding and a couple of people laughing their arses off, you know we will approve it. It never hurts to add in a little Go Pro action as well. Enjoy!

Dirt Boarders

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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The Cable Factory – APPROVED

May 28, 2013 By

Snowboard and skiI am not really sure how I feel about this, but I have to say that it is an interesting concept. Cable systems have been in the wakeboard industry for a few years and I have always wondered if they could be used on snow. In short… They can. As you will see, these folks built up a small park in between two Sesitec towers and made it happen. All in all, it looks pretty fun. It’s a new way to use cable systems and heck it gives you the ability to ride with out a hill. That in itself has to be Approved. Enjoy.

Cable Snowboarding

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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Forget the Bouncy House

May 24, 2013 By

Even though it does not feel like it today, summer is here my friends. With summer comes parties, graduations, festivals, and good ole’ fashion neighbor hood gatherings. In the activities listed I often see the same old boring bounce house theme. It’s time to do something different.

Say No Bounce Houses

Bounce house, midwest, parties, fun

For the past two years I worked hard to find different ways to spruce up your party. Being an advocate of the action sports industry allowed me to come up with three new ideas. Snowboard, Ski and Sled themed parties.

Check out how much fun we had sledding at the Holly Dickens festival. Lets make it happen at your next gathering.

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If it is 97 degrees on your birthday and you would like to have a snowboard, ski, or sledding party, Hit me up!  

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Mervin At Lib Tech’s Holy Bowly – APPROVED

May 20, 2013 By

Snowboard and skiI have been waiting for more footage to come out of this set up. If you have not heard about Holy Bowly, that’s cool. You will like this. In short, Lib Tech went to Tenjin, Japan and dominated with style, progression and fun.

They brought another aspect to snowboarding and action sports that not many have seen before. It is almost like a crazy souped up stunt ditch, but way better. The only real way to know what is going on is to watch, and that is why this edit of Holy bowly is Approved. You gotta see it.

Mervin At 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.

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