Posted Nov. 30, 2011
Vans Wängl Tängl 2012 presented by G-Shock March 17-24 2012 OPEN QUALIFICATION: SNOW The 2012 Vans Wängl Tängl launches an all new open qualification format to create the heaviest gathering of shred crews on the continent at the notorious Vans Penken Park, customized for the event with the Red Bull End Section by Ästhetikers Steve Gruber and Vans Team Rider Wolle Nyvelt. Previously the event has been “invite only” and the new format will open the event up to create ...
Posted Nov. 28, 2011
Caulk another cover up for the Vans Team! This time it's Markus Keller's turn with this shot on the front of ze new Playboard Magazine from Germany. Playboard is Germany's premiere snowboard/skateboard mag, and they obviously know what they're doing when it comes to picking cover shots. Markus Keller spends most of his winter in Europe working hard on the contest circuit but still finds time to hit the backcountry to nail photos like this ...
Posted Nov. 25, 2011
Cheryl Maas gave us an update with a video of her full part from the Open Air web series. Watch the highlights from last season above, and keep up with the latest happenings from Cheryl on her tumblr blog. You can also view the full-sized version on snowboardermag.com.
Posted Nov. 23, 2011
From Snowboard Magazine's 2012 Platinum Picks: For the rider that means business, still rides a camber board and whose confidence defines his snowboarding, the Andreas is the boot for you. This boot embodies the quote: “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The responsiveness of the Andreas turns your feet into a brutal dictator that wills the rest of your setup into submission through simple intimidation. With a variable flex control system that leans toward the more aggressive side ...
Posted Nov. 21, 2011
The pirates are back! The all new pirate movie productions film "Bottom Line" is now available on iTunes. "Bottom Line" represents the best of Euro shred with, "creative urban riding as well as mad backcountry slaughtering." Featuring Vans Team Rider Arthur Longo alongside shred veterans like Gigi Rüf and Markku Koski, "Bottom Line" is sure to be quality snowboarding entertainment. Check out the trailer above and pick it up on iTunes for just $5.99!
Posted Nov. 18, 2011
Andreas Wiig. Photos: Ian Ruhter Check out this great story from ESPN.com about photographer's Ian Ruhter's Wet Plate Project. Ian went back in time to use the original photo process to shoot action snowboarding, the first time in history that the Wet Plate technique has been used to capture moving images. Ian breaks it down and explains how it's done in Jesse Huffman's interview on espn.com.
Posted Nov. 16, 2011
During the filming for Rome's thrid full length video "The Shred Remains", LNP and Vans Canadian Team Rider Will Lavigne flew to Oslo to meet up with Stale Sandbech and film some rails. After that LNP flew to Helsinki to film with MFR, here's what went down.
Posted Nov. 14, 2011
Cheryl Maas. Photo: Roland Haschka/QParks. Vans Team Rider Cheryl Maas is one of our most socially active snowboarders, and is back on her tumblr blog with regular updates from her travels about Europe like her latest trip to the Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam in Dachstein. Cheryl qualified to the superfinals and ended up winning the best trick contest, as her back 7 tail from the qualification run won her a 3 week surfing trip to Bali! Read more about her ...
Posted Nov. 11, 2011
Snowboard Magazine breaks down the 2011/12 Vans X Celtek Collaboration. The boot, shoe, glove combo pack features classic Vans styling and playful Celtek colorways to produce some of most unique products of the season. The customized Celtek Hi Standard boots and Chukka Low pair with two pairs of gloves, one regular and one mitt to complete the package. Take a better look and read all about it on SnowboardMag.com.
Posted Nov. 9, 2011
Here is a little video we put together from the The 2011 San Francisco Downtown Throwdown on Oct. 29th. Check out some of the banger tricks from the winners, losers and everyone in between. There is a cool performance by some dancing dragons, sights from the San Francisco streets and the awards ceremony with Vans Team Riders and judges Darrell Mathes and Zac Marben. And if you just can't get enough, you can watch even more footage of the ...