Last Call at Loon Mountain 10th Anniversary

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It’s really hard to believe ten years has past since we at Eastern Boarder were dreaming up a spring snowboard event that we could all blow off some steam at. “Last Call” as it was dubbed, was simply a good reason to gather up shop employees, friends, and our local reps to have a few good laughs with on the trails together. We always thought the backyard type of gathering was the most fun to try and recreate on the slopes. Building oddball jumps and making things that tend to be on the sketchy side was always a good way to get people laughing, claiming and one upping each other. This “anti contest” contest of sorts was just the thing we all needed to let loose. In 2001 we had a little cash, some swag, some tall boys, and random things to toss out to the outstanding riders that survived the day, and overall Last Call looked like a success and worth trying again.
Loon in NH became home for Last Call a few years back and has since been an amazing host mountain for just such an event. The LMP park staff headed by Brian Norton puts in a ton of hours sculpting and tweaking their already impressive park to help make Last Call unique every time we go there. It still has a somewhat backyard feel and guarantees a lot of fun and claiming. The secret features we have sketched up this time around should have riders going all out. If they can’t ride it all they sure won’t be on top at the end of the day. Our 10th Anniversary event will again take place at Loon March 24th 2010. I can’t thank our extended EB family, friends, sponsors and spectators enough for helping to keep Last Call such an underground success over the years. Snowboarding needs this sort of thing. Without you all involved it just wouldn’t be able to happen. Thank you to this years sponsors K2 Snowboards, Oakley, 32, Redbull, NXTZ, Scion, Skullcandy and Dakine. Immediately following awards we’ll be in the Bunyan room below the gondola. Plan on getting a room that evening and follow us downtown for a little more letting loose too.

Hope to see you all there.

Brooke Voigt – 4 Medals and the Overall Title at the AWG

Brooke Voigt struck gold at the 2010 Arctic Winter Games in Grande Prarie, Alberta last week. Among a field of international competitors she grabbed 3 gold medals (halfpipe, slopestyle, boarder cross), 1 silver (banked slalom) and the Overall Title for Junior Females.
The Fort McMurray Today newspaper featured Brooke in an article about her third trip to the AWG: http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2280163

Check out the photos from the Games:

Brooke on course in the slopestyle finals

Brooke on course in the slopestyle finals

Brooke collecting one of her gold medals

Brooke collecting one of her gold medals

On top once again!

On top once again!

AWG Opening Ceremonies

AWG Opening Ceremonies



LG FIS Snowboard World Cup-Ursina Haller Takes 2nd

Ursina Haller (SUI), Holly Crawford (AUS) and Mercedes Nicoll (CAN) shine from the podium

Congrats to Ursina Haller for taking 2nd at LG’s FIS Snowboard World Cup!

Here’s an excerpt form FIS Snowboard from Ursina herself.

Ursina Haller was also satisfied with her first ever podium; especially as she was able to showcase her true riding skills in a World Cup contest for the first time: “So far I wasn’t very successful in the FIS World Cup. I’m happy that I made it today. It was some nice riding today and if good things come out of it, it’s even better,” the 24-years-old stated after having landed “frontside air”, “backside 540”, “frontside 540”, “backside air” and “frontside 720”.

Next week, from March 18th through 21st, 2010, the first ever World Cup finals to be held in Spain will be staged. The final decisions in snowboard cross, halfpipe and parallel giant slalom will be held in La Molina.

Matts Kulesik Wins the 2010 Shakedown!

Congratulations to the newest K2 Team Rider, Matts Kulisek for taking home the win for the 2010 Ride Shakedown!

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L-R: Manuel Diaz, Hana Beaman, Matts Kulisek, Megan Ginter, Megan Whiteside, E-Man

2010 Ride Shakedown Finals

Men:

1: Matts Kulisek
2: Manuel Diaz
3: E-Man Anderson

Women:

1: Megan Ginter
2: Hana Beaman
3: Megan Whiteside

For more information about the event check out Transworld Snowboarding HERE!

Check out a short video recap of the Seattle stop of the 2010 Ride Shakedown from SixEleven Productions.


Also check out the Ashbury Eyewear blog for some fun photos HERE!

Jumping By Braille.

Shaun McKay, Yosh, and friends catching some unexpected snow at Mt. Baker, check out The People Crew’s blog post here.

CoverGirl Snow Angles Invitational

Aspen/Snowmass and Gretchen Bleiler will host the third annual CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational. This is an all-female lifestyle event featuring a snowboard superpipe contest in Snowmass April 2-4, 2010.

“I’m really looking forward to the third annual CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational, especially after the craziness of the Olympics,” said two-time Olympian and 2010 Winter X Games gold medalist Gretchen Bleiler, “this will be a great opportunity to focus on progressive riding and quality time with all of the girls.”

For more information on the CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational or anything regarding Aspen/Snowmass please visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call 1-800-525-6200

Danny Larsen Cover Shot on Switch Pages

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Yes, that’s Danny Larsen on the cover of Switch Pages slaying this slideybox with style!

Euro Julien Falco goes Xtreme

Julien Falco wins the Freeride World Qualifier Event in Nendaz Switzerland and gets a wild card for the final of the Freeride World Tour at the Nissan Xtreme in Verbier.

For ful results, pix and video footage check:

http://www.nendazfreeride.ch/en/

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Interview Ben Thomas Javid

To check out the latest bangers of our French Teamrider Ben Thomas Javid, just follow:

http://agoride.com/Snow/Interviews/ben_thomas_javid_28962_3_12.htm

K2 Snowboard DEMO – Sol Vista Basin, CO

Date: Saturday, March 13th

Title: K2 Snowboard DEMO – Sol Vista Basin, CO
Location: Sol Vista Basin, Colorado

Description: Consumer Demo with multiple brands where you can try our some of the new K2 equipment! There will be a Winter Carnival, Bands, BBQ, and events.