SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (December 15, 2011) – K2 Snowboarding and Gretchen Bleiler are proud to announce that they have extended their partnership through 2014. Bleiler, an X Games champion and Olympic medalist, has been an integral part of the K2 International Pro Team for more than eight years helping to progress women’s snowboarding through not only her on-snow accomplishments but through her involvement in the K2 Alliance and the development of products like her K2 EcoPop snowboard, Contour boots, and Agogo bindings.
“It feels really good to have just re-signed with K2 for another three
years,” said Gretchen Bleiler. “K2 has become my Northwest family and throughout the years we’ve accomplished a lot together from Olympic and X Games medals to magazine covers, cool new cutting edge technologies and super fun graphics. I always feel so grateful for K2′s support and am really looking forward to the next three years, I have a feeling they’re going to be epic!”
“I can’t express my excitement enough to be working with Gretchen for another three years,” said Peter Mullenbach, K2 Snowboarding International Team Manager. “Aside from being an amazing snowboarder, Gretchen is a great person who has helped shape all aspects of women’s snowboarding while sustaining a proper style and personality for women and girls around the world to admire. She is passionate, competitive and dedicated; we are truly looking forward to the next three years with one of snowboarding’s great gems.”
Fresh off the training grounds of New Zealand, Gretchen is busy preparing for a full season of competition including the US Grand Prix, Dew Tour and X Games among others. Additionally, K2 engineers will continue seeking product feedback from Gretchen with the idea of creating the most advanced and effective women’s snowboard products on the market. Keep your eyes on Gretchen, she’s just getting started.
With only a couple days left in Northern BC the guys get a few more session in before its time to head back home were the weather is rumored to be turning around. In this episode we learn that Steve will say just about anything to avoid getting kicked out of a spot, Belzile can make the best of any situation and Jake is a ridiculously good skater.
Here’s the deal! Every Tuesday K2 Snowboarding along with Push.ca will be launching a new funny and action packed video that will go along with the K2uesday contest. In the video there will be some sort of question presented. Answering that question correctly is your chance to win big. You have until the end of the day to enter your answer to the question. All the correct answers will be placed in a hat with one winner for Canada entrants and one for USA entrants. The first prize is a K2 Happy Hour for Tuesday November 1st!
All correctly answered questions are elegible for the grand prize of a trip to Kamp K2 this spring. Make sure you watch the videos and get your answers in every week for the best chance of winning the Kamp K2 trip.
Leanne Pelosi has done a tremendous amount for female snowboarding. She founded the MGT Snowboard Camp for Girls and Women who want to continue to progress their snowboarding and she has appeared in many runway films such as La La Land, As If, and Ro Sham Bo. She is one down to earth rider, and her set up is just as rad as she is.
For the park, where Leanne has no problem throwing 720s and cab 270 on to 180 out on down rails, she checks in her K2 Va Va Voom 143. When in the backcountry she rides her K2 Wolfpack 154. “I developed this board for an all-around board that I use for park and backcountry. You can’t go wrong with feathers on the base.” remarks Leanne.
For bindings she kicks it in the K2 Agogos because of how fast she can get in and out of them and the K2 Contour boots because the Double Boa is easy and fast to use when your on hill.
Shaun McKay and Eric Jackson’s first film trip of the last season. Check out some early season action from the Sierras while filming for Peoples “Good Look”
People is back at it again with our 2011 release GOOD LOOK. Filmed in HD digital video around the globe and showcasing the most progressive snowboarding from individuals with heart and personality, GOOD LOOK is: JP Walker, Eero Niemela, Eric Jackson, Joe Sexton, Simon Chamberlain, Shaun McKay, Lauri Heiskari, Heikki Sorsa, Aaron Biittner, and friends.
With nothing but bad weather in the forecast Jake, Matt and Steve pack up the truck and head out to Prince George BC for a little jib mission. In this episode we learn that Jake likes hotels with porches, Belzile is always smiling and Steve shouldn’t be allowed to drive the truck.
All music in the Better Daze series is from Tin Sparrow. Check them out on iTunes.
Well, we all know that everyday should be a day to appreciate your frends, peers, family members, and anyone of the matter. But, on October 10th we wanted to extend an invitation to you and the rest of the world to join our holiday we have dubbed as “Frends Day.” Use Mother’s Day or Father’s day for example. You appreciate your parents everyday, don’t you? But yet there is still that one day you go that extra mile to show them how thankful you are to have them in your lives. So with that being said, let’s use October 10th to appreciate your frends and have the best time possible together!
In anticipation of Frends Day we will be having daily contests and free giveaways on our Facebook Page (facebook.com/noIinFrends), previews of our new Frendsvision vidoes on wearefrends.com, announcing new FRENDS, and on 10/10 we will be launching our new Frends website and giving away the Grand Prize surprise that you can be apart of by entering the contests going on now on the Facebook.
There is no I in Frends Day, and there is no I in Frends. Enjoy the new excuse to take the day to let loose and have as much fun as possible with your frends!