Minnesota local Ryan Paul has been having an amazing end to his season this year. This spring he took all money he had to his name and headed west, it turned out to be a great choice. Ryan recently placed 1st in both the Volcom PB&J Championships and the Mammoth West Coast Invitational. Riders from all over the country were shocked by his come out of nowhere win at the West Coast Invitational. He finished off his night at Mammoth with a Front Flip to 5050 to 180 out! How’s that for a banger?!?! Congrats Ryan, you deserve it. Click the “read more” link or the image above to watch the madness.
We have been getting a ton of video submissions lately at rideMinnesota and would like to show you a few handpicked favorites. Keep sending us your footage and we will try to do Local Video Showcases on a regular basis from now on. This Video Showcase features a couple short shred vids and one great highlight video from the 3rd Lair Best Trick contest during the Top Shop events. Check the videos out by clicking on the “read more” link below or the image above. Keep filming and sending us video!
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.