Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Riders Union 2010 Thurs Nite Jib Sesh

Grainy video from the Thursday Night Session. Josh, remember your neon pants next year so the camera can actually pick you up in the dark! Who wears all black at a night session? Good stuff fellas.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Team 2 Squaw Day

Here is the 2nd Place Video of Team 2 from the 2010 Riders Union Squaw Day:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jed Anderson: HCSC Summer '09 Edition

High Cascade Snowboard Camp just released Jed Anderson's edit from last summer's camp. Riders Union members may recall Jed's style from somewhere. That's because he's the model we used for the one-footer emblem on our 2010 RU Sweatshirts! This kid has amazing board control. Enjoy how easy he makes skiboarding look:

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Riders Union; Wes' Edit

Props to Wes for putting together this hilarious edit on some of The Riders Union 2010 action. A few corrugated pipe sessions with the "action" from the now infamous "Team 1 = More Fun" winning video. I know they went 0/6 in landing jumps, but man, did those guys have some FUN!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Front Yard Jump Sesh

This weekend a few The Riders Union Members decided to get gnarly on a jump in the front yard. These snaps were taken on Friday at around midnight after many Sierra Nevadas. We spent most of our time making sure the run-in and take off were feeling good. The landing was a big problem as it was flat and snowy.

We tried our best but could never get a good picture of Wes flying through the night sky. Everyone enjoyed this picture of Wes somehow getting his board perpendicular with the ground so this is what gets posted.

Matt was working on his indy grabs and smooth floating over the booter and into the abyss.

Cam dialed up some method grabs but didn't have enough air time to tweak them very hard. He also lit up the night sky with his neon pants. It was the pants, rather than the noise, that caused the neighbors to call the cops. Officer Sukklebalz came by and politely asked Cam to change into pants a little less florescent.

The next night we shoved a bunch of snow away from the gap making the clear just that much more gnarly. With this snow we made a really nice tranny so landings are super simple. Get stoked on The Riders Union Jump n' Jib Sesh!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Riders Union; Team Challenge

Fellow RU members Matt, Wes and I were shredding the homemade kicker until midnight last night. In our state of inebriated hucking, we came up with a great idea for next week's The Riders Union 2010.

On Friday night after the Jib Sesh, we will divide our crew into 3 Teams through a randumb drawing of names out of a florescent beanie. Two Teams will have 3 guys and one Team will have 4. Each Team will then ride together at Squaw on Saturday and document their day with pictures and video. We will then upload and "edit" our respective content on Saturday evening when we get back and will play the results on the TV that night. The Team that looks to have had THE MOST FUN during their day will win insanely valuable prizes. All RU members will vote on the best compilation.

Don't worry, the Teams aren't going to isolate themselves in a shroud of secrecy. Teams are allowed to ride together. We will also have two absolutely mandatory meeting times throughout the day to eat food and drink beer (in case you didn't remember the plan: cars will be parked just steps from Squaw Village and will be loaded up with the goods).

You won't have to worry about not being on a cool team as all RU members are dope ass mofos. And if you still have questions about this idea think of this: how hard would it be to keep track of 10 snowboarders for an entire day? Breaking up the crew takes away this hassle and the contest will definitely push us to get creative and have fun on the hill.

So what constitues "FUN" you ask? Well, a sweat picture of Chad dropping a cornice sounds fun. So does a pic of Ryan spinning a 3 on a side hit. Matt pulling off rock bonks and on-ground butters on video would totally show that he's having fun. Video of Josh making a pow slash would be something I'd like to see. But let's not forget that you can also have fun on the chairlifts, gondolas, in the bars and throughout the village. Video of Camero losing a beer chug contest to an Arctic Cougar would be hilarious. Wes hi-fiving an old guy in the lift line sounds like good times. And if you think that your Team needs more fun-footage, feel free to rap up your compilation with some slides on the backyard corrugated pipe back at the house. I think you get the idea.

So plan on bringing your not-too-expensive digital cameras and video cameras for The Team Challenge. And if your Team happens to land someone who is a digital editing wiz with their laptop and can actually put together a slide show of pics and vid with Freebird blaring in the background, we are sure to be entertained.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Official The Riders Union Sweatshirts

The Genobe font and Jed Anderson one footer highlight this year's sweatshirt. Although we couldn't go for the moisture wicking technology of more expensive sweatshirt material, this model has to potential to actually fit and keep someone relatively warm.....if you wear a few layers below it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Notes on Shirts

Just posting some notes on t-shirts and sweatshirts here. Both are two sided prints.

American Apparel: $21/each
Jerzees: $19/each

Jerzees Zip Front: $38/each
Jerzees 50/50 non-zip: $28/each