Posted May 2, 2013
Vans Team Rider Hana Beaman is part of the first X Games Real Women contest, which is live right now at XGames.com. You can VOTE everyday for Hana as she battles 8 other action sports ladies for a shot at X Games gold. Transworld Snowboarding "Caught Up" with Hana to discuss the contest, women's snowboarding and her season in general. Read for full interview with Hana at twsnow.com.
Posted April 30, 2013
Pat Moore. Photo: Tim Peare. Since the announcement that Forum, Special Blend and Foursquare are officially shutting their doors for business, team riders have been on a frenzy closing deals for new sponsors to keep the dream alive. One of those riders is Pat Moore, and he’s in high spirits… You have new sposnors supporting you, how has the transition been? It’s been pretty awesome, I’ve gotten to go on a few trips with the Volcom and ...
Posted April 30, 2013
Eight of the world's most talented women in action sports have submitted 75-second video parts for a shot at X Games gold. Medals will be awarded by a panel of X Games judges, but the Fan Favorite will be decided by YOU! Cast your vote today.
Posted April 29, 2013
The best of the worst spills, mishaps, and falls from this season's episodes.
Posted April 26, 2013
Mission Accomplished – Vans Hi Standard series successfully brought some style to European snow resorts. Paying homage to the roots of the brand, Vans introduced a new concept in ‘competitive’ snowboarding for 2013. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Vans’ first snowboard boots, the Hi Standard series aimed to bring the fun and style back to competition. Events took place in major European snowboard resorts throughout March and April, and featured an original big air format and rail jam. Riders were ...
Posted April 24, 2013
Arthur Longo and Markus Keller have been doing some serious Spring pipe shredding in Kitzsteinhorn, Austria while filming for Markus' CHAMåLEON video project. You already know these guys have style for days, so the footage should be sick. In the meantime, check out Vernon Deck's photo blog for some behind the scenes shots.
Posted April 23, 2013
Andreas heads to Mammoth with the Vans Team to test out his pro model boot in Episode 3 of Rockstar Energy's "Under The Wiig".
Posted April 21, 2013
It seems like the World Snowboard Tour never takes a break, and in fact, the new season is just getting starting. Last weekend was the 5-Star Slopestyle event at Monster Energy's The Shred Show at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC. Eric Willett battled Canadian riders like Maxence Parrot and Charles Reid as he braved the weather and rode his way into second place. Check out the excellent video of Eric Willett's full run from ...
Posted April 19, 2013
Hana Beaman was among many of the attendees for Wednesday's B4BC for Megs benefit in Whistler, BC. Megan, who has been leading B4BC’s Survivor ReTreats for the past 5 years, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is in need of support for her ongoing treatment and integrated health care. An auction was held for items such as Jamie Lynn artwork, autographed snowboards, a trip to Baldface and much more, and thousands of dollars were raised for Megan ...
Posted April 18, 2013
Markus Keller has been busy all year filming for his new film project, Chamaleon. Recently he hit the halfpipe in Kitzsteinhorn, Austria with fellow Vans team rider Arthur Longo, Vans Europe TM Thomas "Beckna" Eberharter and photographer Vernon Deck. Vernon is a master of shred photography and always comes away with something good; you can check out some of his behind the scenes photos on his blog, vernondeck.smugmug.com.
Posted April 17, 2013
Jamie Lynn. Photo: Aaron Blatt. The 2013 Holy Bowly took place in Tenjin, Japan last weekend, and Vans legend Jamie Lynn was there along with riders like Forest Bailey, Austin Hironaka, Blake Paul and Zak Hale. More skate session than snowboard contest, The Holy Bowly is gathering of shredders showing style by pumping carved trannies, blasting snake runs and throwing straight air over huge hips. Transworld was on hand to cover all the action, and they have a good Holy ...
Posted April 16, 2013
brightcove.createExperiences(); Shredding and sledding in the USA! Markus and the crew are in Wyoming for some backcountry pow. Following a successful trip to Arlberg in Austria, the CHAMäLEON crew head to Wyoming for more pow-fueled adventures. In order to access some of the state's best shred spots, the crew needs to know how to use snowmobiles which proves problematic for one of the filmers. Stay tuned for the next episode dropping in two weeks as the guys stay ...
Posted April 15, 2013
We're stoked to report that European shredstress Cheryl Maas is now fully recovered from last year's tough knee injury and is finally back in action on the snow. On Saturday 4/13/2013 Cheryl spent the day coaching girls in Kitzsteinhorn, Austria as part of the Nitro & Volcom Pro Coaching series. Congrats to Cheryl on being healthy and check out the full photo gallery from the session on the Kitzsteinhorn facebook page.
Posted April 13, 2013
Last weekend the Vans Hi Standard hit Scotland for the last stop of the 2013 series, and it went out with a bang; the last Van Doren Style Dollars have been spread, the most stylish moves rewarded and the blow from the Worst Slam softened by a little recognition. The weather in the Scottish Highlands is notoriously unpredictable, but luckily the sun was shining down on us all day. The park crew had created a truly epic set-up, matching the ...
Posted April 12, 2013
Hana Beaman, Leanne Pelosi, Erin Comstock, Danyale Patterson and friends hit the streets of Alaska.
Posted April 11, 2013
The Snow keeps dumping and we’re actually not so sure if April really means springtime anymore. What it for sure does mean is snow and this makes us stoked to still be riding. If you are, what you really should do is grab a couple girl friends and head over to Kitzsteinhorn, Austria on the 13th of April for a great day of riding with one of the worlds top female snowboarders, none less than Cheryl Maas. Volcom, Nitro ...
Posted April 11, 2013
With the Vans Hi Standard Series wrapping up with the final competition at Cairngorm Mountain, Scotland over the weekend, this seems as good a time as any to post the highlights from the last two legs. The first leg, in Les Arcs attracted entrants from all over the Alps. And while the Frenchies did well, we’re most stoked on the fact that long-serving British seasonnaire James ‘Honeymonster’ Phillips (him in the pink Dalikfodda beanie) apparently grabbed himself a bunch ...
Posted April 9, 2013
Andreas Wiig is a world-renowned snowboarder with multiple podium wins, video parts, featured product lines, and a new business venture. This series documents Andreas's travels, passions, lifestyle and his everyday life. Follow Andreas Wiig: Personal website: http://www.andreaswiig.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndreasWiig Twitter: https://twitter.com/andreaswiig Instagram: http://instagram.com/andreaswiig
Posted April 8, 2013
Eric Willett. Photo: Ryan “Huggy” Hughes. In an interesting twist on a big air competition that combined Tahoe’s legendary casino nightlife with its snowboarding heritage, Shaun White hosted the first-ever High Roller Hold ‘Em at Heavenly on Saturday, April 6th. Invited riders, including Mark McMorris, Chas Guldemond, Eric Willett, Sage Kotsenburg, and Ulrik Badertscher, played hands of poker in order to determine tricks they would have to land to advance through the rounds of the contest. Example: Mark McMorris ...
Posted April 5, 2013
Snowboard all-rounder Markus Keller stars in his own movie due to be released in Fall 2013. This web series seeks to highlight the making of the movie as he and his crew travel the world in search of perfect snow. The Project Begins - CHAMäLEON - Ep 1 Street Riding in Finland - CHAMäLEON - Ep 2 Powder riding in Japan - CHAMäLEON - Ep 3 Sword Fighting in Tokyo - CHAMäLEON - Ep 4 Filming and Riding in Austria - CHAMäLEON - Ep 5