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Burton Street Teaser

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Burton Presents STREET [SNOWBOARDING] launches today, on burton.com and Transworld Snowboarding, for free. BACKCOUNTRY was the jam so you know STREET is going to crush it. Featuring the progressive riding of Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Mark Sollors, and Ethan Deiss, shot locations all around the world including Japan, Minnesota, and Canada. Look for insane wall rides, huge handrails, massive gaps, and more. And you can be just like these boys if you pick up a new Burton snowboard.

FREE DOWNLOAD OF BURTON PRESENTS: STREET HERE

Olympic snowboard gear: What the best of the best ride

If you think strapping into the same board as Shaun White or Kelly Clark will get you to their level, think again. Unless you put in the years of hard work and dedication that they have, you probably won’t be taking home a gold medal from the Sochi Winter Games. But just because you won’t become an Olympic rider overnight doesn’t mean you can’t try to get their look and use their riding tips.

Shaun white has his own Burton line, The White Collection. Complete with boards and outerwear, The White Collection outfits men and women. Olympians boarder Torah Bright and Gretchen Bleiler teamed up respectively with Roxy and Oakley to create their own lines of functional outerwear. But not all Olympians have their own line.

Many boarders, like Louie Vito, prefer custom boards. Vito tops his custom made board with his “LV” logo and Burton’s Malavita bindings. Chas Guldemond rides a Sentury made custom Rockstar board with a light South African wood core for better responsiveness. Although the Olympians need to know their board like it is an extension of their bodies, some don’t mind buying the many quality boards on the market. Scotty Lago rides a Flow Maverick with NXT-AT bindings.

Burton outfitted the snowboarding team in the 2006 Turin and 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Will Burton, one of America’s most well known snowboarding brands, rise to the opportunity again in 2014 for the Sochi Olympic Games?

Don’t grab a board just because the pros ride it so well. Each board has its individual pros and cons and can change with each rider’s abilities. Invest in a board based on your riding style, experience and personal feel for the board. Everybody is different, and your board should respond to yours.

 

Skate training in the winter

When the snow starts falling you can’t get out as often as you’d like. Even if you’re ready to brave the cold and clear the snow, the melt can mess up your ride. But you don’t have to give up skating when the winter comes rolling in. There are plenty of ways to stay on top of your game during the offseason.

Snowboarding is a great way to cross train for skateboarding. Although there may be a load of indoor parks to still ride at, it is beneficial to switch up your routine. Not only will your body work muscles that you have been ignoring on the wheels, your mind will have to work a little harder too. Snowboarding is definitely a different beast, but at least you will be familiar with the concept of riding the board and it may come more naturally to you than it would to a non-skater. While they are two separate sports, they certainly complement one another so rent a board and try it out this winter.

By all means, get your rides in at an indoor park when you can as well – especially if you’re training for a competition. You don’t want to take too much time off your board. Indoor parks are often state-of-the-art and offer some amenities that your average outdoor parks don’t like foam pits and numerous ramps.

Skating takes a lot of muscle groups to control your body and the board, not to mention when you’re pulling off those tricks. Strong legs and a solid core are essential to a good ride so keep yourself in shape while you’re not on your board every day. Calf raises, leg presses, leg extensions, and a lot of crunches will help to build the necessary muscles. If you’re not much of a gym guy, you can easily stay in shape at home, just be sure to keep your body strong so you’re not out of shape when it’s time to get back on your skateboard.

Eternal 2013 Video Premiere Party

Videograss Snowboard Movie Premiere

It is time to get pumped for the snow! We are celebrating with our annual video premiere party. We will be showing the new Videograss movies The Last Ones and Roll Call as well as the Volcom movie IP3. As always there will be raffles, friends, swag, high fives and laughs. Here’s the details:

Videograss movie premiere 2013

When: October 4th 2013

Where: Studio on 4th - 432 East 4th Street Reno, NV

Films: ‘Roll Call’ and ‘The Last Ones’ by Videograss and‘IP3’ by Volcom

Host: Jason Kell

Doors at 7pm Show starts at 8

$5 Entry

All ages | Full bar with ID

Pre-sale tickets available at Eternal for $5, get a free raffle ticket!

Give aways include a Volcom snowboard, Volcom outerwear kit  and a bunch of swag to give away, plus a hat making machine.

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