Rider Insider / Parker Szumowski

A Couple Corona’s and Parker’s World Turns Upside Down – Photos: Colton Jacobs

If we had to describe K2 International Am Parker Szumowski in three words, we would use GOOD VIBES ONLY. With a heart of a gold and a smile that never fades, it’s hard to not feel excited when you’re around Parker. A board-dork at heart, Parker’s the last one to bed and the first one up in the morning, acting as a full cheerleader and getting the crew pumped for the day. Whether he’s searching for powder, paddling out into head-high waves, or rolling around in the deep end of a pool, he oozes style and creativity and just wants to keep the train rolling. It’s not hard to see his talent and work ethic, but it WAS pretty dang hard to lock down Dr. Zoom long enough for this interview.

Somehow, we got Parker to sit down long enough in-between swinging a hammer and fishing for lobster to chat with him and get a peek behind the curtain of some of his favorite things in our newest installment of the RIDER INSIDER:

FIRST 5 THINGS YOU DO IN THE MORNING:

  1. Wake myself up
  2. Wake up my roommate Tyler
  3. Get dressed
  4. Brush my teeth
  5. Go to work

5 SONGS YOU’VE BEEN LISTENING TO LATELY:

  1. 50 Cent – I Get Money
  2. Hell Rell – Get Them Bricks Off
  3. Roxy Music – More Than This
  4. Mudhoney – Touch Me I’m Sick
  5. Primus – John The Fisherman

5 FAVORITE MEALS YOU’VE COOKING UP:

We’ve been grilling a LOT so I’m pretty much eating most of the stuff off the grill

  1. Chicken Sausage with Peppers and Onions
  2. Grilled Corn on the Cobb
  3. Potato Salad as a side
  4. Avocado Toast in the morning maybe
  5. More stuff off of the grill

Feeling Like Home in OR with the board slide on the Loon NH feature. – Photo: Colton Jacobs

5 ESSENTIALS FOR SUMMER SNOWBOARDING:

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Water
  3. Energy
  4. Lunch
  5. Friends* That’s the most important one

5 BEST THINGS ABOUT SUMMER IN OREGON:

  1. Mt. Hood
  2. Sassy’s
  3. Cruiser Boards
  4. Food Carts
  5. Burnside

No Letter on Parker in SKATE with a Frontside Air. Photo: Colton Jacobs

5 TRICKS THAT GET YOU A LETTER IN SKATE:

Oh gosh! Holy cow…

  1. Tre-Flip
  2. Varial Flip
  3. Name any flip trick
  4. Name another flip trick
  5. Name another flip trick

5 HOMIES, 1 VAN, 1 LOCATION – WHO’S IN & WHERE YOU GOING?

All my childhood friends are in! We’re loading up and heading to Connecticut for a skate/camping trip. So many good parks, just get in the van and go.

  1. Trevor Bradbury
  2. Kit Gallager
  3. Evan Boches
  4. Jared Healey
  5. John Pezzela

We Told You He Had Style. Front 3 Melon. Photo: AG Photo


Parker is often found riding the Happy Hour or the Daniel Franck Whales LTD in the park, the Joy Driver Split in the backcountry, and he’s always riding the Formula binding. You can check out Parker’s gear (and all kinds of other NEW gear) over at K2Snowboarding.com.

WE KNOW, YOU’RE STOKED FOR WINTER. SO ARE WE!

Rider Insider / Mark Wilson

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Mark Wilson Dropping In on the Fastplant – P: JP Walker

The Silent Killer. K2 Snowboard Team Rider Mark Wilson is a soft spoken ripper hailing from northern Minnesota after spending his young years in tropical Hawaii. Mark’s calm demeanor shows through in everything he does; whether he’s cooking you a meal, cruising around Portland, Oregon on his bike, or strapping into his snowboard. Mark’s the kind of friend you can count on to be by your side on those 5am wake up calls or those late night street missions. His work ethic is incredible and he pushes the envelope harder than most while remaining calm, collected, and friendly as can be.

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#Japandwagon

Last season Lucas Debari, Tim Eddy, and Matt Belzile headed to Japan. The results, an amazing adventure throughout Japan including multiple powder days, interesting foods, and good vibes. Shoutout to K2 Japan for hooking it up and providing us with a great experience. Arigato. #Japandwagon

check out… the K2 SNOWBOARDING BOWL

Oh man, scope the progress out back…Getting close! Siked!

Blurry mess of future fun!patchwork_love

check out the iPhone hands! a Blurry mess of future fun!

In Color Rail Montage Video

Check out Transworld In Color “B” footage rail montage with K2’s Jake Kuzyk and Harrison Gordon, Jed Anderson, Louif Paradis, Tyler Verigin, and more.

VIDEO COMING SEPTEMBER 2010

GROMS OPEN 2010 Mayrhofen/ Penken Park – YEAH Georg

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one of the K2 youngsters Gerog Huber ruled his home park at Penken in austrian Zillertal as usual.
new year – new contests. “hot-zone.tv / the seeker Groms open” took place last week in Mayrhofen.

thie contest is only for riders under 18 years and Georg took second place, but hey, he’s only 16! congrats georg!
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Photos by Christian Eli Eberl
Final Results:

1. Tobi Fieg (AUT)
2. Georg Huber (AUT)
3. Simon Picher (AUT)
4. Daniel Rajcsanyi (GER)
5. Florian Corzelius (AUT)
6. Stefan König (AUT)
7. Johannes Handle (AUT)
8. Samy Kahn (AUT)

bester U16 Rider:
Georg Huber
more on www.hotzone.tv und www.theseeker.at

K2 Japan Women’s Team Featured on New PS3 Game

K2 Japan Team Rider Yukie Ueda gets the cover of the New Play Station Winter Sports 2010 video game on the 2010 VVV Rocker, Virtue Bindings and Affair Boot.

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Also featured in the games promotions are K2 Riders Sachi Tanaka and Reika Nomura. Click Here: http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/ws2010/ to check out the site.

Gretchen Bleiler Takes First at Grand Prix Qualifiers in Copper

After all the media hype, summer shred ramp up, and speculation of who is in the running for this year’s US Olympic Snowboard Team the time for answers is finally upon us. This weekend marks the beginning of rush to Gold as Olympic hopefuls compete against one another in the US Grand Prix in Copper and Gretchen Bleiler did not start off slow. Taking first in the qualifiers today with a 47.10 she is on her way straight to the finals. Check out TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING for more pics…Screen-shot-2009-12-10-at-8.40.34-PM

Whitefish Montana opening weekend!!

Opening weekend was a success for Whitefish Mountain Resort, with new snow and sunny skies (once the weekend warriors went back to work) the mountain opened up the entire backside and a couple runs down the front.

Handycase and I.....aahhhh, Montana

Handycase and I.....aahhhh, Montana

 

Come Monday WMR opened up North Bowl (now called Moe-mentum after local olympian Tommy Moe) and we started sending it.

high on methods....all day

high on methods....all day

The groomers at WMR are some of the best in the country, long, fast rolly runs with epic views of Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

fresh cords brah!!

fresh cords brah!!

If you ever make it to Whitefish, call my mom Pam, (or hit her up on Facebook!!) she loves hosting any and all snowboarders!!

ALL PHOTOS  www.jacobeubank.com

Ben Lynch On Deck With Snowboarder Magazine

Check out the full interview here: http://fresh.snowboardermag.com/feature/ben-lynch-on-deck/

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