Damon Butler, a snowboard slopestyle competitor out of Steamboat Springs, CO, has joined the Akinz team. Damon made the switch from competing in halfpipe to slopestyle this season and apparently it was a good decision, as he recently claimed first at the USASA Rocky Mountain series in slopestyle that was held in Copper on January 9th, 2010.… Read more
A post from Erika Vikander on December 20th about the opening of Park City.
Park City has finally opened, with 3 parks up and running. The first few days of shredding we all got to enjoy a very nice little 3 jump line right on homerun.… Read more
We went down and supported Erika at Backyard Bang and had a lot of fun.Â Lots of good riders.Â Lots of fun tricks.Â The setup seemed a little cramped, but I guess that’s what happens when you have a rail jam in the middle of downtown on a 2-lane street.… Read more
Erika Vikander, our solo female team rider will be competing in this weekend’s Backyard Bang in Denver. The Backyard Bang is a celebration of Art, Music, Food, and of course snowboarding, put on by Salomon Snowboards and the Art Institute of Colorado.… Read more
So, we’re halfway through our little road trip, but our next stop is only 5 hours away today. We’re leaving Chicago and headed to the Hawkeye State of Iowa for the capitol town of Des Moines.
We decided we would race you.… Read more
I don’t know if you live in a cold climate area or not, but here in Steamboat, temperatures have been in the negatives for a week straight.Â Of course, we’re unwilling to sacrifice good riding since we’ve also gotten almost 3 feet of snow in the last 48 hours!Â Therefore, I’ve endured a frostbitten nose, a side bruise from a hip check on a tree and sore legs from riding in so much powder… I know, you don’t feel sorry for me.Â
But, all that cold weather has made us beanie crazy!Â So far, our website has up the two new beanies, the jailbait beanie with either a hot pink, lime, or aqua pompom and the Elementary beanie with it’s back to basics, blue, white, and yellow stripes with pink pom.Â Soon you’ll be seeing the grape escape pop up and even more to come!Â Keep an eye on our hats section for more fun beanies and colors!… Read more
After staring at some pretty sick photos for about an hour, I finally decided that this pic stood out above them all!
We thought this pic was the perfect combination of excellent photographic skills and boarding skills. Â There were so many good shots!… Read more