I had the pleasure of riding with these guys at Breakthrough Fest in 2012. After spending a few days with them I believe they’re probably the most underrated group of riders in the world and super friendly to boot. That said I’m always excited when I see a clip from them pop up because I know I can expect some solid riding. Watch the Ukraine & Russia elite throw down at Dubki mountainboard park in Kiev.
Anton ‘Xima’ Khimenko
Denis ‘Steel guy’ Priymak
Andrew ‘Yenot’ Yenin
Here is the latest TOUR LYFE packed full with dirt thrashing featuring Tom & Mick Kirkman, Joe Dickson, Josh Maddocks, Theo Ackworth, John Burton, Ant Wilson, Andy Packer, Andy Milenkovic & Radfuck Warren.
You know the air chair?? When you hit a jump for the first time and you’re not fully committed, and instead of jumping off the lip you just lean back. To a spectator you would look as if you’re sitting in an invisible chair as you fly across the jump, barreling ass first to the landing. Indeed this is a memorable experience though the least bit enjoyable. So the air chair is a metaphor for my life over the past few months, I quit my 9-5 job, leaving the security of a bi-monthly pay check and a 401k plan. I left my job in pursuit of freedom, freedom for the monotony of a desk job, freedom to work on things i’m passionate about, freedom from the title “weekend warrior” and best of all freedom to ride my boards when ever i want. Since August I’ve been doing a ton of freelance web design and development as well as launching The Produce a limited edition artist clothing company, which is working with artist to put their fine art seamlessly onto t-shirts.
SO my apologize for not posting something sooner. Dylan Warrens article from his US trip will be up this weekend.
After many years in Las Vegas, the SIA Tradeshow has found itself a new home in Denver, CO. But this post isn’t about the SIA (more to come) this is about Tom Kirkman, an innovator who has been quietly pushing the level of mountainboarding for 5 years plus. Wow it’s been a long time coming, the Tom Kirkman Pro is on the market and it’s a beauty. While cruising the floor of SIA I snap a few photo on my phone. Enjoy!
The World Championships of Mountainboarding is happening this weekend at the Bugs Boarding mountainboarding centre in Gloucester, England. The jumps are large, weather looks good, and some of the world’s best will be there to show off their talent in front of the savvy British crowd. Despite losing the headlining sponsor MBS Europe has kept the event going by headlining the event themselves.
Those of us that are not able to go can receive updates from the BFC & MBS Europe’s own Rhys Crilley. Rhys will be tweeting updates from the event in between checking his facebook. Check out http://twitter.com/rhyscrilley for updates on everything from what everyone is wearing to what Rhys’ favorite grab is. Who knows maybe next year a live webcam or video through the power of skype?
Rhys Crilley use to model
Also, for the best photos in the game check out Paul Crilley‘s website crillpix.com for shots of the event plus lots of other great pictures.
Just got way stoked for my season to begin (pending recovery from knee surgery) after seeing the new good from MBS. In the next month or two i should be able to test some of the gear but in the mean time here is a quick look at the 2009 MBS product line.
Feel free to mix and match, nice change from the straight black
The Problem: Without hills, slopes or something propel you mountainboarding well, sucks.
The Solution: Bungee Banshee!!!
I’ve been seeing this pop up all over action sports, wakeboarding, skating and a few weeks back Ground Industries used it at the Cricket Campus Rail Jam where there was no hill in sight. Real stoked on the potential for this.
Bungee Banshee was designed for this reason....to get sick!
From what i heard the Cricket Campus Rail Jam went off, and Ground Industries flew in riders from all over the United States, Kody Stewart, Leon Robbins and of course the Colorado locals showed. Here are a few shots.
Pulling Back The Banshee
.......This is what the Banshee can serve to you
Word is Kody was impressing all the spectators even the haters.
A-P so relaxed in front of the crowd, i think she took a podium spot too.
B Johanns was all over the place, on the snow, on the dirt, unstoppable!