Posted Aug. 16, 2013
With a resume that includes X Games medals, slopestyle victories, video parts in numerous films, and most recently, her collaborative webisode series “P.S.”, Hana Beaman has long been carrying the flag for what the fairer sex can do on a snowboard. While it’s easy to say that Hana is doing great things for women’s snowboarding, we would like to go further to state that she offers a significant contribution to snowboarding as a whole because she tackles ...
Posted Aug. 14, 2013
After winning a silver medal at X Games in Tignes last March, Vans Team Rider Arthur Longo took it to Mt. Hood this summer to keep his pipe skills on point as we move towards next year's Olympics. French website Fluofun posted a first hand report from Arthur, complete with iPhone shots of fellow riders like Mirabelle Thovex, Sophie Rodriguez , Emma Bernard, Clémence Grimal, and Johann Baisamy. Check out fluofun.fr to see how the crew spent their time ...
Posted Aug. 12, 2013
Vans Team Rider Arthur Longo has joined Markus Keller and the CHAMäLEON crew in New Zealand as they try to squeeze the final days of filming in before winter is over in the Southern Hemisphere. Arthur, Markus and photographer Vernon Deck are waiting for the next storm and spending the down days exploring the scenic landscape. Check out some of Vernon's shots of New Zealand landmarks like Mt Cook, the tallest mountain in the country and the surrounding peaks...
Posted Aug. 9, 2013
GO TO XGAMES.COM TO WATCH THE VIDEO... There is only one Mark "Lando" Landvik. The Juneau, Alaska, native has terrorized the pro scene for more than a decade now. Besides having a stack of Standard Films movie parts, Lando is perhaps best known as Travis Rice's main partner in crime in "That's It, That's All" and "The Art of Flight." Though he was sidelined for a minute due to a knee injury sustained during the filming ...
Posted Aug. 7, 2013
Markus Keller and the CHAMäLEON crew are still at it, squeezing in one more trip to New Zealand to find winter before the final stages of editing on the new movie. Markus and photographer Vernon Deck just arrived in NZ after a long trip from Zurich, and Vernon threw some photos from the journey up on his blog. Check out some early shots of Christchurch and check back soon for more updates.
Posted Aug. 5, 2013
By Danny Burrows. Photo: Matt Georges. Photography is the most accessible and intelligible language of snowboarding, understood not only by those who ride but also those who don’t but should. It’s not only a catalyst for progression but also a record of how snowboarding has progressed: It can teach and inspire, as well as set benchmarks to which all can aspire, both in photography and riding. Images of snowboarding should come with a health warning; you know the ...
Posted Aug. 4, 2013
Real Snow Backcountry 2013 silver medalist Pat Moore also took home the Fan Favorite in the online vote. Here he explains why his video received such overwhelming support from the world at large
Posted Aug. 3, 2013
Congratulations to Vans Team Rider Pat Moore, your X Games Real Snow Backcountry Silver medalist! The fan favorite VOTE versus fellow Vans fam Mark Landvik is open until tomorrow as well, but it looks like Pat is going to take that too. As Red Bull’s Ryan Runke reminded us, Pat is also the first person to medal in both Real Snow Street and Backcountry. Well done sir...
Posted Aug. 2, 2013
Go behind the scenes of the making of Andreas Wiig's 2013 X Games Real Snow Backcountry contest video part.
Posted July 31, 2013
Markus Keller is still out there filming for CHAMäLEON, his new project with Red Bull set to drop this winter. Looks like there is still plenty of snow up on the glacier to work with, and Markus doesn't play when it time to hit some jumps. Check out this sick photo gallery from photographer Vernon Deck on redbull.com, and watch some behind the scenes stuff from the Making of CHAMäLEON on the Red Bull youtube channel.
Posted July 30, 2013
This is it. Down to the final two in X Games Real Snow Backcountry and it's our own Mark Landivk versus the newest addition to the Vans fam, Pat Moore. It's Volcom versus Volcom, Vans versus Vans... and we couldn't be happier for both riders. Go to XGames.com everyday and VOTE for your favorite!
Posted July 26, 2013
Words and photos by Aaron Blatt. Last night, a packed house ushered in the newest chapter of Videograss in the Hollywood theater of Portland, OR. After a short intro by a stacked assembly of the VG crew, the curtains opened on “The Last Ones” and the crowd was witness to some of the heaviest parts seen to date. All the riders put together some insane shots, with a large helping of “never-been-dones” scattered throughout the film. Bryan Fox stood out ...
Posted July 26, 2013
Travis Rice takes fellow Real Snow Backcountry competitor Pat Moore to Alaska to teach him how to ride spine lines in the second episode of Rice's X Games Pro Series, "Rice Pudding." (-via xgames.com)
Posted July 24, 2013
Nothing beats a fun session in the minipipe with friends. Throw in some legends and put up a trip to Cabo for whoever goes the biggest in the micro-transition and you have Summer Games event, "The High Jump", and more importantly a damn good time. SNOWBOARDER Magazine has brought the Summer Games to Mt. Hood. Just really an excuse to get the staff of the mag together with a group of riders they all like and respect, the Summer Games ...
Posted July 23, 2013
Team Vans prevails! Mark Landvik, Andreas Wiig and Pat Moore all move into the 2nd round in the X Games Real Snow Backcountry fan favorite battle. Trouble is, now Andreas and Pat are going head to head, and Lando is up against his best bud Travis Rice. Looks like it's going to be another close one, so head to XGames.com everyday to vote for your favorite.
Posted July 22, 2013
Darrell Mathes and Zac Marben were up on Mt. Hood last week for the Videograss Signature Session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp. Darrell grabbed some sick shots of Marben gettin' some summertime shredding in and sent them our way. Check out the photos here and for more go to highcascade.com.
Posted July 18, 2013
As if his part wasn't already good enough to win on its own, Pat Moore has done something completely selfless and offered to donate his winnings to a friend who his suffering from cancer. Pat Moore announced on his facebook page late Tuesday night that if he wins, the money will go to Kevin Nimick to use towards his medical bills and towards a Cancer foundation of his choice. You can vote everyday in Round 1 until July 22nd ...
Posted July 16, 2013
The time has finally come. X Games Real Snow backcountry is here! Sure it's the middle of summer, but these guys rode their ass off all winter to put together a 90-second part that showcases the best of the best in the backcountry, and three of them are Vans team riders. Andreas Wiig, Pat Moore and Mark Landvik can all hold their own on the mountain, and they're up against riders like Travis Rice, Mark Carter, Mikey Rencz ...
Posted July 15, 2013
Darrell Mathes has developed tremendous skill and a strong passion for photography as a product of his profession and travel surroundings. The Portland, Oregon based Mathes is known as a very talented and uniquely stylish individual amongst the inner circle of his professional snowboard peers. The combination of his travels, access to some great personalities, and the photographic allure of the Pacific Northwest along with a keen eye allow Darrell to transcend his style-icon notoriety into the photographic realm. Never ...
Posted July 12, 2013
Will Lavigne. Photo: Oli Gagnon. Rome Snowboards checked in with Vans Canada rider WIll Lavigne to see how his summer is going so far. Will is an all around ripper from Quebec and destroys the streets of Montreal with the Deja Vu crew, which includes riders like Frank April, Laurent-Nicolas Paquin and Phil Jacques. Read the full interview on romesnowboards.com as Will breaks down injuries, video parts and the #sleepwars Instagram battle.