Snowboard Art Burton Jessa Gilbert

Create Your Own Snowboard Art with Burton’s Jessa Gilbert


Snowboard art on board graphics is a super fun way to customize your board and share your inspiration.

Snowboard Art has a long history. Among the most prolific versions of “art” in the snowboarding world is board graphics. Many-a-artists have applied their artistic expression in the form of famous graphics.

However, customizing a snowboard topsheet with personal artistic style is an awesome way to make your board your own.

In this video Burton ambassador and backcountry guide, Jessa Gilbert, provides a live tutorial on how to customize your snowboard.

Step into Jessa’s art studio while she takes you through the process of painting one of her boards.

If you follow along with Jessa, you will have a new piece of art to hang in your home at the end of the session.

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Mick Fanning Shark Attack - WSL

Mick Fanning Shark Attack Revisited


Mick Fanning Shark Attack is explored in depth with Dave Prodan at World Surf League to discuss the incredible shark encounter at Jeffrey’s Bay.



When the Mick Fanning Shark Attack occurred five years ago, the surfing world held its collective breath. Australian surfer and former WSL Champion, Mick Fanning, explains to WSL host Dave Prodan what really went down at the 2015 J-Bay event where he was attacked by a Great White shark.

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In an incredible moment of surfing history, Mick Fanning was attacked by a Great White Shark while sitting in the lineup at Jeffrey’s Bay.The attack occurred during the LIVE webcast while Fanning was in the water with Julian Wilson. Millions of surfing fans around the world watched in horror as Fanning seemingly escaped from the jaws of death.

The footage shows the thrashing shark behind Fanning. Its fins and tail are visible, as Fanning scrambles to keep his surfboard between himself and the shark.

Shark Attack or Shark Accident

Here Mick opens up about his thoughts on the shark attack five years later. From what he believes actually occurred to what the footage shows. Whether the attack was “intentional” or whether the shark mistakenly got tangled in Mick’s leg rope/leash.

It’s a very insightful deep dive into the psychology of one of the world’s best surfers and his near death experience. We hear about how CNN wanted to capture Mick’s initial “first surf” after the attack.

We also hear about Mick Fanning’s triumphant return to J-bay to overcome his fears and anxieties about getting back into the shark-infested waters.

Mick is a great bloke and one of the best surfers of all-time. For anyone that has ever had any anxieties about sharks in the ocean, this is a must watch clip.

You can also catch the full hour-long podcast, The Line-Up with Dave Prodan, over on WSL’s Youtube Channel.

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N95 Respirator Masks - Burton

Burton Snowboards To Donate 500,000 N95 Respirator Masks

. N95 Respirator Masks - Burton

Burton Snowboards Donates Half A Million N95 Respirator Masks To Frontline Healthcare Workers Across The Northeast

Today Burton Snowboards announces its intent to donate 500,000 N95 Respirator Masks to Covid-19 Responders.

Yesterday we posted about a new initiative called Goggles for Docs. The program encourages users of ski/snowboard/moto goggles to donate their extra goggles to a good cause. That cause is Goggles for Docs.

The intent is to get these spare goggles into the hands of medical professionals fighting Covid-19. There is a severe shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Ski/Snowboard/Motocross goggles protect the eyes athletes. They are perfect now for use by doctors, nurses and paramedics. 

Leading the charge of this effort is Burton Snowboards, led by co-founder and Chairmen, Donna Carpenter. Burton is not only working to promote and support Goggles for Docs, today they announced another initiative.

Read the press release below for all the details.

 

 

Burton Snowboards Donates Half A Million KN95 Respirator Masks To Frontline Healthcare Workers Across The Northeast

Snowboard Company Mobilized Its Supply Chain to Produce and Distribute Protective Gear

Burlington, VT (April 8, 2020) -Today, Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard manufacturer, announced that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is donating half a million (500,000) N95 Respirator Masks to healthcare workers on the frontlines across the Northeast. There is an unprecedented PPE supply shortage. And help keep frontline responders safe, Burton quickly mobilized its supply chain to rapidly source and produce the specialized masks in China.

The first 48,000 N95 Respirator Masks have been delivered. They will be distributed to hospitals across the state of Vermont, where Burton is headquartered and to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. Dartmouth is where the late Jake Burton Carpenter spent two months of his life in the ICU battling Miller Fisher Syndrome in 2015. The additional 452,000 N95 Respirator Masks are expected to arrive over the course of the next 10 -14 days. The Vermont State Emergency Operations Center, with oversight and support from the Vermont Governor’s office, will also deliver 50% of the 500,000 total masks to designated hospitals in Boston and New York City where the need is the greatest.

Reacting with Purpose

“It is a national disgrace that the medical supply chain in this country has not been federalized and that states are competing for desperately needed supplies,” said Donna Carpenter, Chair of the Board at Burton. “This fundamental failure of federal leadership in our greatest hour of need will inevitably cause more pain, suffering and loss of precious life. That being said, it’s an honor to be able to quickly mobilize Burton’s supply chain to help the doctors, nurses and other selfless professionals who are saving lives right here in the Northeast.”

Carpenter continued, “My family cherishes the compassionate doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who saved my husband’s life at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 2015 and also those who cared for him at the University of Vermont Medical Center where he received cancer treatments and end of life care. Jake and I both grew up just outside of New York City, and to hear the stories about lack of personal protective equipment available to frontline workers in those areas is heartbreaking. I wish we could do more, but I’m glad we could make a bit of a difference right here in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York by donating half a million KN95 masks.”

Supply Chain Boost

Burton enlisted its longest-standing snowboard binding factory partner, Fudakin, to source the critical gear. The equipment will come from China via UPS Express to move the N95 Respirator Masks to the United States.

“This is an incredibly generous donation from Burton Snowboards. On behalf of all Vermonters, I want to thank Donna and the entire company,” said Governor Phil Scott. “Protecting our frontline healthcare workers is the right thing to do. It is critical to our effort to face, fight and defeat this pandemic together. This is a prime example of how Vermonters are rising to the occasion. They are uniting around a common purpose during these unprecedented times.”

Burton has a fierce commitment to doing business as a force for good. No contribution is too small. Burton is constantly looking for new ways to help. In this crisis the world is facing, both as a company and as individuals. With medical masks in short-supply, dozens of employees are sewing fabric face masks from home, preparing for donation. The company has also kicked-off a production effort to make medical face shields for local healthcare workers. The face shields are being manufactured at Burton’s Rapid Prototype Facility in Burlington, VT during the month of April, with a goal of producing 500 per week to be distributed to the University of Vermont Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital employees.

Googles for Docs

Additionally, Anon, Burton’s helmet and goggle division, is working with Goggles for Docs to provide snow goggles to medical professionals in need of eye protection. To date, they have donated over 1,300 goggles. The brand has also set up a bin outside of Burton HQ in Burlington, VT. It urges anyone who can to donate their used goggles. These will go through a quarantine process prior to distribution.

#WeRideTogether #RideOnJake

Red Bull Roller Coaster Highlights 2019 in Munich, Germany

Red Bull Roller Coaster 2019 Highlights | Red Bull Signature Series

Red Bull Roller Coaster Highlights 2019 in Munich, Germany

Red Bull Roller Coaster skateboarding event goes down at Olympic Park in Munich, Germany as part of the Red Bull Signature Series

The Red Bull Roller Coaster (RBRC) event debuted in Munich, Germany in 2018. The Red Bull Roller Coaster is a unique course. It offers loads of clean lines, whoops, transitions and other creative features. In addition, new this year, is a throwback spine section.

Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. However, since the Olympics are now postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus global pandemic, here’s a look back at some recent skate action.

Loops, spills and raw courage were on display at RBRC as the event claimed new scalps and saw some ridiculous power moves thrown down during a full-on snakerun session in Munich, Germany.

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Described to a tee by winner and defending champion Jake Ilardi as ‘the ultimate downhill snakerun’, the Red Bull Roller Coaster saw rocket-speed charges, some over-cooked corners, and a handful of new features that could take a reckless incomer down in a heartbeat. Therefore, this is not skateboarding for the faint-hearted.

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Sparked by the lively punters within the glorious river basin in which Munich Mash takes place, skateboarding trailblazers including Catherine Marquis, Jordyn Barratt and Alana Smith powered through the treacherous IOU ramps danger-snake with the energy of the crowd at their backs before the Floridian and man-to-beat, Jake Ilardi, threw down more moves in more spaces than anyone else could step to.

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Jake Ilardi Red Bull Roller Coaster 2019

Jake Ilardi pulls a McTwist at the Red Bull Roller Coaster 2019. P. Red Bull.

2019 Roller Coaster Winners Alana Smith and Jake Ilardi

Alana Smith, after taking a 2 1/2 year break from skateboarding, Smith took first place among the female competitors. “I just wanted to get out here and do the best that I can. I really love this and I really wanna do this for the rest of my life,” she told Tina Dixon.

Jake Ilardi became a back-to-back winner of the event by out-lasting second place finisher Alex Midler. When asking about comparing his win to last year’s 2018 Red Bull Roller Coaster in Munich, Germany, Ilardi said: “This one is 10x better…this year I nailed my first two (runs) and it took a lot of pressure off on the last (run).”

Sal Masekela is the Red Bull Roller Coaster and Signature Series main host. He articulated the significance of the Roller Coaster course layout. “Without a doubt, kids these days skate everything fast. So this (event) is the future of progression in skateboarding,” said Masekela.

 

Red Bull Signature Series

The Red Bull Signature Series is the premier action sports content series on YouTube. Covering the world’s of skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, motocross, surfing, freeskiing and more, Red Bull Signature Series is packed full of action sports content and is a must watch.

To watch more skateboarding On Demand, check out Red Bull TV here: http://win.gs/RedBullTVApps

 

Goggles for Docs

Goggles For Docs Charity Gives Eye Protection to Covid-19 Responders

Goggles for Docs
Doctors are usuing ski and snowboard goggles for eye protection as personal protective equipment in their battle against Covid-19.

 

Googles for Docs is a non-profit collecting spare ski and snowboard goggles to donate to doctors, nurses and first responders of the Covid-19 crises.

Goggles for Docs is an effort to get used or new ski and snowboard goggles into the hands of healthcare workers who currently have no eye protection as they treat COVID-19 patients.

A number of action sports athletes, ski resorts and brands have jumped onboard. They include Burton, Fox, Killington Mountain, Jack Mitrani and more have gotten behind the effort to promote it.

Goggles have so far been been donated from individuals in over 30 states and Puerto Rico.

 

How Googles for Docs Works

Select a State: First, find your state. You can click through tabs at the bottom for each hospital in that state that has opted in.

Select a Hospital: Check the top of the sheet. If the % of the required goggles has exceeded 100%, pick another hospital. Share the love.

Enter Info: From there just add you info, the number of goggles that you are willing to commit (make sure you do this because YOU are the inventory control!) Once you are done…share.

Prepare: Prepare the goggles for donation by following these guidelines (or watch this video).

Mail: Mail (preferably overnight ship) the goggles to your hospital of choice.

Drop Off: Drop-off locations listed on the site. But using a drop-off will slow down health care workers on the front lines, from getting the goggles they need.

Spread the Word: More goggles will help doctors as Covid-19 impacts more hospitals.

Visit Goggles for Docs website for information. Whether you wish to donate or to request donations to your local health care services.

Follow Goggles for Docs on Instagram @gogglesfordocs

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Snowboarding in Chamonix - Frozen Mind

Skiing And Snowboarding in Chamonix | Frozen Mind

 

Snowboarding in Chamonix should be on the wish-list of any serious shredder. If you prefer skiing the same holds true. Chamonix, France is incredible. 

Chamonix, France is the birthplace of mountaineering in many ways. For hundreds, if not thousands, of years, the locals of Chamonix existed in the mountains. In the shadow of Mount Blanc, these simple farmers learned to survive in the rugged French Alps. Eventually, they climbed the slopes and braved the treacherous, crevasse-laden terrain. Perhaps fueled by a need for thrill, perhaps a need for survival. Regardless, so began the early stages of mountaineering and, later, alpine skiing and snowboarding. 

Snowboarding in Chamonix - Frozen Mind

Victor De Le Rue and Pierre Hourticq atop Mount Blanc in Frozen Mind.

Fast forward to the modern day, and few can claim the level of mastery over these mountains, more than Victor de Le Rue. As one of the most aggressive and accomplished big mountain snowboarders in the world, Victor de le Rue sets a new standard. Known for his aggressive approach to big mountain snowboarding along with technical mountaineering skill, De le Rue is in a league of his own. 

Snowboarding in Chamonix - Frozen Mind - Victor De Le Rue

Victor De Le Rue snowboarding on Mount Blanc in Chamonix, France for the film, Frozen Mind.

Frozen Mind

In the the film Frozen Mind, De le Rue, accompanied by longtime friend and amazing skier/mountaineer/guide, Pierre Hourticq. Together these men tackle extreme terrain, including 45-degree slopes, very few would dare approach. In doing so the duo push the limits of technical mountaineering, snowboarding in Chamonix, as well as human endurance. 

Frozen Mind is not just a film based on snowboard/ski performance. It is above all a story of friendship and a journey of discovery as the two men take unique paths in order to conquer the same objectives.

Snowboarding in Chamonix - Frozen Mind - Victor De Le Rue and Pierre Hourticq

Victor De Le Rue and Pierre Hourticq stand atop Mount Blanc during the filming of Frozen Mind.

Skiing And Snowboarding in Chamonix | Frozen Mind

Take a wild ride skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix, France! Chamonix is one of the most prestigious place for mountaineers in the world, its history is full of stories of conquests and failures. Now these dramatic mountains lure more and more skiers and snowboarders to ride steep, unforgiving faces and it is in Chamonix that we will discover the adventures and evolution of Victor de Le Rue.

Frozen Mind is a sponsored by and promoted by Red Bull Media House
Frozen Mind is directed by Antione Frioux and co-produced by Frioux and Victor de le Rue.
Music : Fink – Warm Shadow (Rastovich Remix)
Mix & Sound design: Mix & Mouse
Principal Cinematography: Antoine Frioux, Yannick Boissenot, Grego Campi, Maxime Moulin, Fred Rousseau 
Narrated by Xavier de le Rue

 
Learn more about visiting Chamonix, France