You may have already heard, but Summit Boardshop is opening up their skatepark to everybody on Wednesdays. Best part of all, it’s completely free. If you haven’t checked out Summit lately, be sure to make it out on a Wednesday and bring your deck for a little session. Summit has tons of plans for expansion and even an artificial snow surface this summer. There will definitely be a future post on rideMinnesota when they get their snow surface completed. Get out there and support your local shop.
Damage Boardshop in Duluth is encouraging everybody to take a part in Earth Day 2010. They are asking everybody to please not use a motorized vehicle for the whole day today. This means you can take your skateboard, bike, rollerskates, or whatever wheeled toy you might have. Damage is then inviting everybody to the Northstar Pub at 7pm for a little evening fun run which you shouldn’t miss. It’s always fun terrorizing the streets with a pack of skaters. Even if you aren’t in Duluth, please try and ditch your motor for as long as possible today just to say thanks to the earth.
I’m sure by now you are a little sick of hearing about Ryan Paul. The truth is though that he is an amazing snowboarder and deserves all the recognition he is getting lately. After numerous appearances in big-name internet videos lately, he was interviewed recently by Moda3. As always Ryan stayed true to his Minnesota roots and gave some great answers. To read the full interview please click the “read more” link below or click the image above.
If you snowboarded a long time ago, you know exactly what a Black Snow Snowboard was. For all of the young kids out there, I will explain it a little bit. Black Snow Snowboards were the kind of boards that you were scared to ride because they were so cheaply made. They first made their debut in the early 80′s but weren’t allowed at many ski resorts because of their lack of metal edges. The Canadian Ski Museum website has a little more info about them. Anyways, enough with the history lesson and on with the video. The video features Jonas Michilot tearing up Hyland on one of these safety hazard Black Snow boards… This video will make you rethink buying the latest and greatest snowboard every year. Watch the video by clicking the “read more” link below or the picture above.
The House of 1817 has provided one last great edit from Trollhaugen. This was filmed just before Troll closed for the year and features all of your favorite riders. The likes of Joe Sexton, Ethan Deiss, Jake OE, Jeffy, and many more keep this one going. Thanks to the House of 1817 for a great year of snowboard edits, we are looking forward to the movie! Well, this looks like the end of snowboarding coverage for the season, so let’s move on to Skate and Wake. If you have any ideas of stuff you want featured, please tell us using the contact form at the top of the site. Enjoy this last video by clicking on the “read more” link below or the huge image above.