United Slopes of America
BOARDS & BIKES — 09/09/2017 — by Christian B.
When asked how to portray the diversity of snowboarding and the people really doing it, I’d point my finger straight at this little vid-series by Desiree Melancon and Tyler Orton. Originating from Mr. Poppen’s little backhill now blooming in all kinds of ways on different mountains with different snow-profiles and all types of individuals acting as gardeners and re-creators alike – this is snowboarding as it drives the lives of real people. These are real people, driving snowboarding beyond the brand-images trying to sell acrobatics as a lifestyle. Thank you people!
When I first watched an episode of Desiree Melancon’s show I was blown away of how much it triggered a certain type of feeling I had not experienced in years. Community – that’s probably how I would describe growing up as a snowboarder in the 90s and 00 years. Being handed a snowboard from overseas, looking at how the guys would use it over there and start developing your own style using the slopes you would have at hands – or feet. Meeting people on various hills with different styles, building on mutual understandig based on the pure enjoyment coming out of a piece of wood you’d step on sideways… Why does everything that stokes me out end up in nostalgia lately? Guess I am old. But still stoked – Enjoy!
Kelly’s Wave is a bomb!
23/12/2015 — by Christian H.
We are so amazed about the first videos of Kelly Slaters wave.
Team Shralp 10 Year Jam
05/09/2015 — by Christian H.
News from our friend Dean Dickinson, who is also featured in the very first print issue of A BIGGER PARK.
Inside California’s Guerrilla Pool Skate Scene
26/02/2017 — by Mixen
Meet Josh ‘Peacock’ Henderson. He has dedicated his life to pool skating in Fresno, aka, the ‘armpit’ of California. This run-down city in the Central Valley has been gutted by the bursting of America’s housing bubble and is full of foreclosed houses with disused pools in the backyards. Peacock and his crew, which features gnarly […]