It's been a few weeks since the Mountain Dew® Do Awesome Tour kicked off, but the tour's still heading across the country and Evan's got you locked on all things awesome in the snowboard world.
In fact, the tour stops at Marmot Basin Chalet this Thursday, March 29th until Sunday, April 1st.
Check out the schedule for details and to find an upcoming tour stop near you.
I've been snowboarding for more than 10 years now, and something that has become a mainstay in the industry is video parts. Every fall new videos come out, and you can see what the rider has been up to all year. Needless to say, it's exciting to see. Video parts not only represent the rider, but also their style... in many ways, the music and editing is as much important as the riding. When blended together properly, the result is awesome. Here are some of my favourites over the years.
This first part is by JP Walker from around 1998. Hiphop was just entering into the snowboarding scene, and JP was right there to push the style of it. The song by the Hieroglyphics remains a classic in snowboarding.
Next part is by John Jackson from 2004 - featuring the song "She's a study," by TV Eyes. This band didn't really reach the success they could've, but this song works great with the part. I watched this video on repeat during my first year of university.
This next part is one of my favourites of all-time... I was (and still am) a big Travis Parker fan, but I'm also a huge Tears for Fears fan. Naturally, the mixing of the two is amazing. Travis has his own way of snowboarding, and with the soundtrack of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", it's legendary.
Also from the 2004-2005 era, this part in the video Love/Hate stands the test of time. Jon Kooley kills it in this part, but again - the music pushes it over the top. The Cardigans were commercially popular around this time, so the selection was a bit suspect - which makes it all the more amazing. Whenever I hear this song I think of this part.
This last part is fairly recent, only from last year... but it's so great I decided to include it. Scotty Stevens' riding is unique, and the song used for this part is perfect. He's all about having fun no matter what, and the music conveys this. All in all, awesome.
So ends our longboarder tour – pretty scary, huh? What do you do to get your kicks when you can't be on the mountain? Share your comments and maybe it'll inspire another safari?