Beast Mountainboard Videos From Across The Globe

The best of the beast, mountainboard videos from around the globe. Some old, some new and some that probably shouldn’t have been posted in the first place. Take note of the style from country to country some dirty action in these.

England – Ye Olde British Cunts



You know all these guys and you’ve probably seen all of these edits as well. That’s because they’re kings, straight royalty on the mountainsticks.

“Style” by Jack Johnson

“Hales Superbole” by Theo Acworth

“Summer Sessions” by Project Doc

“Giving Birth to Rad Mag” by Tom Kirkman

France – J’ai un escargot dans mon oreille



Maybe you aren’t aware of this but the French rip, and I include Dutch friend Nicky Geerse in this group because he speaks French better than he does Dutch.

“French Mountainboard Tour 2011” by Bietrix Alexandre

“Monistrol Madness” by Nicky Geerse

Russia – I like my borscht without the beets



I just spent a week in Moscow where it was -20 degrees for 6 days straight, not exactly a hospitable climate; especially not for mountainboarding. Despite the long winters Russia has well funded events(thanks to Tunetz), super good riders and a communist government.

“Moscow” by Alexey Tunetz

“Dah Teaser” by Alexey Tunetz

Australia – Sheep shaggers in my book



The bastard children of the United Kingdom and savage beasts. Watch the gymnast do a double backflip! Dyl Radface had a seizure while eating a big mac this past summer and my girlfriend thinks he’s got Aspergers syndrome.

“Double Trouble With Andy Milenkovic” by Project Doc

“Crackheads at Como” by Dylan Radface Warren

USA – McDonalds & Walmart now open in South Pole, Antarctica



We take claim to the creation of the sport. We sell you boards. Occasionally ride them. Mostly we just put a lot of time and money into shooting video of it. Are tricks aren’t the best but we have way more fun than everyone else. Truth.

“Hot Action” by One 5 Media

“MBS Commercial” by One 5 Media

“Down & Dirty 2” by Strict 9 Films

Spain – Pelea de gallo o lidia



I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about Spain, nor do I know of many Spanish riders but I do know Iguria park looks like an amazing place to ride. Check out the Facebook video.

“iguria park session 2011” by Arkaitz Otuzar
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“Tracks” by Pedro Emauz

Japan – Have you seen Blood Sport??



I don’t know what flows through the water in Japan but no matter what board sport it is the Japenese seem to have the best style.

“Jingi Part 2” by KoenjiNoSora

“Jingi Part 3” by KoenjiNoSora

Brazil – I think there are more super models per capita in Brazil than any where else in the world



These guys have been riding hard for a long time and possibly the most passionate about it, I mean you’ve probably heard of Tony Dogga right?

“Suramericano de Mountainboarding 2010” by Nosfe Soto

“Mountainboard Sessions Brasil” by Mathias

“Montainboard 2010” by Bless TV

Germany – Hmmmmm



I almost forgot about the Germans, never forget the German’s they’ll fuck you up. How could I forget Winterberg possibly the gnarliest park in mountainboarding. If you never saw that video of TK doing front 7’s over their massive 40 foot jump its worth searching for.

“A Day In The Parkz” by Lukas Tielke

“South German MTB Championship 2011” by Philipp Uhlmann


European Cup – Moscow MET 2010

The European Cup is a 5 event mountainboard series, taking place in France, Russia, Belgium and Germany. Last weekend the European Cup stopped in Moscow for second freestyle event of the season. Alexey Tunetz was kind enough to share some details and a few of his photos from this stop.

The Results

Final Jam (40 minutes – judges to the best 3 jumps)

1. Pasha Peshin (fs cork5 melon, Bs 5 indy, Fs5 melon)
2. Ben Tweedy (Fs720 melon, Fs5 indy, Backflip)
3. Arno VDV (Bs cork 5 double tail, Fs cork 5 indy, backflip indy)
4. Oleg Melnikov (Fs rodeo 540tail, Fs 540 melon, Backflip method)
5. Alexey Repkin (Bs 540indy, bs 360 indy, Backflip “Repflip”
6. Anton Shalamentsev (Bs 720 mute, bs 360 mute, backflip 180 melon)
7. Pavel Dunaev (backflip 180 melon, Fs 360 indy tweak, backflip peter pan)
8. Marco Dauhler DNS
9. Alexey Potapov (Cab 3, Cab 5, Bs3 stale)

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Photos By: Alexey Tunetz, Anna Morozova and Jura “Norcoman”


News From Åre Sweden

Åre Tom Kirkman

Tom Kirkman getting large on the Åre QP

I just got word from One 5 Media’s Justin Dersham who’s partaking in an epic journey across Europe & Asia to film the international mountainboard scene. He’s already stacking footy and i’m really excited to see what else is coming. Here is a quick preview of Tom Kirkman killing Åre.

Tom Kirkman in Åre Sweden

Åre Mountainboard Tom Kirkman Promo from one 5 media on Vimeo.

Here are a few words from Justin.

Still baffled at how stoked Åre is on mtnbrding. Tom and I are being put up in a sweet little house with food taken care of. We only have 3 requirements from the resort during the next 7 days we are here…

1. Ride around in the village and hand out flyers about the demo Tom is doing on Friday. We dropped some stairs and Tom did 3s both ways and nose manny-ed a nice 15 ft deck to 4ft drop. We are scoping some handrails and grass hips as well. People have never seen the boards, I don’t speak Swedish but judging their reactions they are loving it.

2. Check what’s actually rideable and suggest where they should take beginners, intermediates and advanced riders. Today, this meant going to the absolute top of the mountain, hiking down half of it and finding a radical service road. The top was absolutely beautiful and hiking down was a blast. So green, above timberline and making our own path the whole way.

3. Instruct the local staff on how they should teach those beginners, intermediates and advanced riders. Our guide Peppe is a really class guy and he seems like he’ll have more then enough ability to get his staff trained. He was charging the service roads with a brake and yellow egg shocks. He rides an old J Lee pro model. Very cool to see that board in action still.

Overall the experience so far has been amazing. Peppe made us some Swedish meatballs tonight and they were devine. It doesn’t really get dark here so going out late won’t be too much of a problem! Tomorrow we are going to the beginner grass hill to check it out. Then do a different service road we haven’t tried. I have missed the rush of dropping in on a new hill on a mtnbrd. So much fun to get your slash on. I’ll give an update in a couple once we have laid some more riding/stoke down!

Justin


One 5 riders still mountainboard

Despite the lack of media produced by One 5 in 2009 – 2010, most of us are still riding. Rumor has it there may even be another One 5 film for 2011 with some international riding…. then again it’s just a rumor. Another rumor is Justin Dersham dropped all board sports after spending an entire winter with skiers in British Columbia.

Govies park always has and always will be the most accessible ride stop here in Denver, with a variety of drops, great grass to carve and lets not forget that long brick wallride. The wallride is my personal favorite, with a mellow bank up to the 90 degree wall and 200 feet of wall to choose from. This wall has lots of potential, I recently learned a few new tricks on it and I think more will come.

Brandon & Benton recently learned how the internet works and created a lovely little Tumblr site to post random stony thoughts, http://shlumburglars.tumblr.com. Expect to see a few more short web edit from them this session.

We all got down up in Empire last weekend for the first time since the official opening of the park when everything was muddy and almost unrideable. Photographer Dag Larson was on hand to get some shots for a photo project and had a list of things we wanted to shoot but mainly some airs on the quarter, a few sequences, and a handplant. I think we accomplished everything he wanted… I still have yet to see the final photos. Dag was kind enough to pass me a few shots.

Benton Jackman Meth

Benton Jackman Meth

Brando getting all tucked in.

Brando getting all tucked in.

Love this stale

Love this stale

We've all seen it before...

We've all seen it before...

Bet you have seen this one though

Bet you haven't seen this one though

Ponce Airing The Channel

Ponce Airing The Channel

New Never Summer gap, it's big!

New Never Summer gap, it's big!

The season has just begun, there is much more to come.


One 5 Media’s Hot Action selected for 2010 X-Dance film festival!

I just spoke with my dear friend Mike Herbener, the eyes of One 5 Media and after months pacing back and forth in his living room anxiously awaiting a response from X-Dance he got word. X-Dance scours through thousands of action sports films each year looking for best new films of the year and this year Hot Action was one that caught the judges eyes. Mike and Justin put a lot of hours into editing the film so I had to have a heart to heart with Mike and find out how he was feeling.

Herbener

Herbener

E: First and foremost, how does it feel to be selected for X-Dance?

M: It’s our first major film festival, so it’s totally bitchin! Being selected for X-Dance is a huge honor.

E: Rad. What are you doing right now?

M: I’m at work right now

E: Does it hurt?

M: I like my job, so it actually doesn’t hurt that much…. I’m really hungry though.

E: Thanks Mike, enjoy the rice and bean.

M: Thank you

If your in the Salt Lake City area January 21-26 stop by the X-Dance Theatre, 272 S. Main St. and check out some of the films.

For more info on X-Dance go to http://www.x-dance.com/


Altitude Cup

When your town is lodged deep in the valleys of Colorado’s front range you can expect you see some crazy weather and Empire is no exception to this, but we ride mountainboards which can handle just about any terrain. The second annual Altitude Cup hosted by Altitude Sickness went off! Starting Saturday morning riders found themselves greeted by some gray skies, a fresh mountainboard park waiting to be torn up and a new event format.

The Altitude Cup took some more traditional event and put a spin on them, for instance the first event of the weekend was a slalom race through cones and over one roller. The times from the slalom race determined riders gate choice in the boardcross racing. Carving is a lot of fun on a mountainboard but you could see from the way some riders were turning and hitting cones that it had been while since they had taking some hard turns. In the end we saw some unlikely candidates with the top times and the heavy favorites like Jason Lee with some slower times. Brandon Johanns, Tyler Mork and Benton Jackson all had incredibly fast times and locked in some lane choices.

All Saturday the gray skies threatened and eventually they opened up, unleashing some rain, sleet and even some snow. The rest of the days events were shut down….. so we all found ourselves at the Original Hard Rock Cafe for one of the best $5 meals i’ve ever had.

Rain delay in Empire

Rain delay in Empire

Ribs, Brisket, Baked Beans, Pasta Salad, Fresh Rolls and Peach Cobbler. Surely worthy of a Lincoln.

Ribs, Brisket, Baked Beans, Pasta Salad, Fresh Rolls and Peach Cobbler. Surely worthy of a Lincoln.

Broke ass mountainboarders ready for the casino!

Broke ass mountainboarders ready for the casino!

Joe Ponts and Dave Kennedy getting those leg warm.

Joe Ponts and Dave Kennedy getting those leg warm Sunday AM.

The youths

The youths

The rain continued through the night putting a damper on the camping but by 10am when riders began to get back to the Dirt Empire they were surprised to find a dry and fast boardercross course ready to be raced. The format went as followed, 2 man heats, double elimination, four man finals. Here a some photos of a few heats.

Benton AKA Malik Jackson & Tross Dersham keepin it tight through the first berm.

Benton AKA Malik Jackson & Tross Dersham keepin it tight through the first berm.

Hej Team

Hej Team

Slasher by day & pizza shop owner by night, Jay Keyna

Slasher by day & pizza shop owner by night, Jay Keyna

Team BillyGoat watching some pro boardcross action

Team BillyGoat watching some pro boardcross action

Ty Mork and Cole Shipp in the early heats.

Ty Mork and Cole Shipp in the early heats.

Malik and Cole semi-finals heat

Malik and Cole semi-finals heat

In the end Jason Lee found himself back on top, with Cole Shipp taking second and Benton Jackson respectfully holding down the third place podium spot. The finale for the weekend was the slopestyle event. With so many options and lines in the new park it was nearly impossible to fairly judge the riders on one line, besides who really wants to ride a straight jump line when you have hips, quarter pipes and jibs every where else? So it was decided that the pros would have 2 runs on the jib line which had a number options, including some rails, boxs, a rhythm jump section into a quarter pipe and skate style pyramid, 2 runs on the straight jumps line and one last big air hit on the left hand hip. The best thing about this course is that none of the jumps were intimidating and it allowed riders to push themselves and through together some technical runs.

It's always nice to see new blood in mountainboarding, especially when it's a lady, Amanda Poindexter

It's always nice to see new blood in mountainboarding, especially when it's a lady, Amanda Poindexter

Yet another new lady. Catherine Rios, skater, snowboarder, mountainboarder, slayer!

Yet another new lady. Catherine Rios, skater, snowboarder, mountainboarder, slayer!

Did you ever hear about that backflips for boobs foundation well.... nevermind. Matt Silva

Did you ever hear about that backflips for boobs foundation well.... nevermind. Matt Silva

Ty Mork letting the blonde locks fly!

Ty Mork letting the blonde locks fly!

Grabbing lots of tail.

Grabbing lots of tail.

Brandon Johann writes a blog, he also tweaks a mountainboard.

Brandon Johann writes a blog, he also tweaks a mountainboard.

QP Japan over the channel. Ecar

QP Japan over the channel. Ecar

World record holder for backfliping 150 gators, Jason Lee

World record holder for backfliping 150 gators, Jason Lee

J Lee of MBS, Yours truely & Van Dewitt head master of the Dirt Star Army for higher education

J Lee of MBS, Yours truely & Van Dewitt head master of the Dirt Star Army for higher education

Matty Silva is a mad man, cork 7 on the hip. Yikes!

Matty Silva is a mad man, cork 7 on the hip. Yikes!

Hej .... translation hi

Hej .... translation hi

At the end Matt Silva stayed strong and snagged up 3rd place with, some double grab backflips and some cork spins. As one of the minds behind this course design Devin Garland showed how it should be ridden putting down smooth cab 5’s and some other switch combos. No stranger to the 1st place spot was Dave Starfighter, showing that experience rules all, linking switch tricks seemlessly into to every run. Thanks again to Altitude Sickness, the town of Empire and all the sponsor MBS, Hillbilly Dirt Gear, AP Production and that fly ass tv show host (call me).


Event Preview – Twilight Showdown

Deep in the flats of Kansas lies a plot of land owned by Zak Heberly a veteran in the mountainboard community and has played host to Kaos In Kansas an annual mountainboard event for the 8 years. Zak and his family have always put a lot of work and time into these events to insure everyone has a great time.

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The times have changed, due to lack of sponsorships and the absences of a venue, the 2009 US Open was cancelled leaving only a few major events left for the 2009 US mountainboard season. Zak felt some obligation to make this years trip to Kansas a memorable one. So he enlisted the help of two master dirt park developers Matt Kenyor and Devin Fritz. These guys are visionaries, turning dreams into reality and your backyard into one of the mountainboard park.

When I spoke with Matty K last week it was about 8pm and he was just calling it quit after working on the new boarder cross course all day, and i’m sure he would have kept going with a few more hours of light. “We have been here for two months working on this to make it the best event that the United States has seen in years” says Matty “we are trying to put together an event that has a bit for all the different styles of riding we do together in one place, so when we all get together here it’s just an awesome two day session of mountainboard progression.”

Two guys and two months of hard works get you a park like this:

That's about as pristine as a boardcross course could get.

That's about as pristine as a boardcross course could get.

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Did you ever think you would be calling your drops from a barns??

Did you ever think you would be calling your drops from a barns??

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The Twilight Showdown is set to kick off with the boarder cross on Friday at 7pm under the lights and the slopestyle and rail jam Saturday. You can expect to see the all the best talent in the US, with riders like Kody Stewart, Brandon Johanns, Devin Garland and the return of Jereme Leafe you are sure to witness history… well maybe not history but some jaw dropping action.

Here are the details you need to make it to the Twilight Showdown:

Where: South Haven, KS. 30 mins south of Wichita off I-35, west on 166 (3 miles), north on 81 (3 miles), make a left on 130th street. It’s on the left “after” S. Maize rd(3 miles)
When: August 7-8, 2009

Friday August 7th:
11 A.M.- 7 P.M. Registration (On Site)
Noon – 7:15 P.M. Open Practice
7:30 P.M. – Rider Meeting
8 P.M. – Racing Starts, Time Trials for lane position and seating, Double Elim.(no time trials for grom’s and youth)

Saturday August 8th:
Noon- Bodacious Meats BBQ Bro-Down
3 P.M. – 6 P.M. Open Practice/Late Registration
7:30 P.M. Riders Meeting
8 P.M. Slopestyle Begins
Youth and Grom, 3 runs, drop lowest score
Women and Masters, 3 runs, drop lowest score
Invitational Rail Jam
Sport Slopestyle, 3 runs, drop lowest score
Pro Slopestyle, 4 runs, drop lowest score
Best Trick
Awards
After Party (On Site)

The Offical Cost of this Event is $45 wether you compete in one or all events. It includes an event bandana. Event T-shirts will be for sale on site
This event is BYOB
Dont Be Late for your start times, we will NOT wait for anybody.
Free Onsite Camping for All, No Showers, bring TP
Bring Mosquito Spray
Winners of Womens Events recieve Kittens!
Its HOT during the day, you will need Water and Sunscreen.

The Official Sponsors of the Twilight Showdown are : MBS Mountainboards, Ground Industries, Dirtmonk Productions, Outkast Sports, Trampa, Banshee Bungee, Riviera Longboards, Dirtstar Army, Altitude Sickness, Evergreen Pallet, One 5 Media, Dirtcloud Racing and Kansas Badlands