I want to thank everyone who participated in Filmin' February this year. We received almost 30 submissions and many of them were extremely progressive and had awesome riding!
I also want to thank the judges for taking their time during the peak of their filming season, to watch a bunch of people slay over the internet. Lastly, but not least, we have to thank our sponsors: Ashbury Eyewear, Videograss, Rome SDS, Dinosaurs Will Die, Smokin' Snowboards, Airblaster, Spacecraft, Nitro, L1, Nike Snowboarding, and Signal. Without you, We wouldn't have anything to give. Also a special shout out to Lance Hakker and Justin Meyer for really going above and beyond helping out with this contest. Thank you for the support!
Without further adieu...
1st place (with a perfect score): Kyle Kerns
2nd place: Scott Smith
3rd place: Addison Beeker
4th place: Marc Moline
5th place:John Kubiak
I was stoked to see this article by our friend, Marie Hucal on Rome's Website. It featured a trip of Kevin Castanheira, Erik Zimmerman, Tommy Young and Derek Street taking a Michigan Backcountry Trip to Hoffmaster State Park. This is an important reminder to ride you surroundings. It's not about hiking the biggest rail, it's about having fun on your snowboard exploring and being creative.
Check out: Checking In with Marie Hucal for the full scoop and more photos.
"I’m sending over a few photos to recap the short tribute to snurfing
and camping trip we took to the Muskegon dunes on Lake Michigan. We set
out towards Hoffmaster State Park which is home to one of the original
hills that Sherman Poppen, creator of the snurfer, took some of the
first snurfer runs on. As a tribute, we felt as though the purest way
to connect modern snowboarding with original Snurfing, was to go to some
of the first favorite snurfing locations.
March in Michigan is unpredictable, and although there wasn’t much
snow left on the dunes, the five of us (myself, Kevin Castanheira, Erik
Zimmerman, Tommy Young and Derek Street) had an incredible time finding
some ultimate lines overlooking Lake Michigan. In just a couple miles
of dragging our camping gear across the shoreline, we had camp set up in
a jiffy and started taking lines until golden hour hit. Sunset on the
massive shoreline icebergs was unreal, as well as the clear and silent
skies. Underprepared, we were all around the fire cooking chicken
noodle soup and our breakfast pancakes, washed down by Bulleit bourbon
to stay warm.
The next morning we all woke up and continued boarding for the whole
day, running on nothing except three pieces of bacon. A lot of epic
moments were captured on film, that we will share soon as a short edit,
in hopes to inspire others to get outside. There’s no better way to
experience pure Michigan than to spend a day outdoors with old friends
There is no question that between the harsh michigan conditions and how we ride snowboards, They see a ton of abuse! For that reason, a lot of people adopt a "I don't care" mentality towards board tuning. This often happens as a result of local ski shop running your board through their expensive fancy tuning machine. they ask you what edge bevel you want and grind the hell out of your edges until it gets into that profile. I have seen a few millimeter gaps between the base and the edge because the people operating these machines have no idea what they are doing. After all they are old ski dudes. They are pissed that they have to take your bindings off and that your board is so much work. They also think you really don't care, so they don't care.
At People we take a much different approach. Tuning is exactly that. Customizing the shape of your edge to match the style of riding you do. If your hitting a ton of rails. we are going to detune your edge between your bindings, so you don't catch on a box or rail and break your clavicle. There is nothing more inconsiderate or dangerous to do to a snowboarder riding terrain park than tune their board incorrectly. We also are capable of tuning for boardercross, a guy who just likes to hit groomers, or someone trying to make learning a bit easier. We tune by hand like all of the great board tuners of the world. We understand what kind of riding you do the second we look at your board because the person tuning your board rides and rides well. We tune by hand (we can get your base ground if you need it to). and because we all know what were doing, We generally can have your board back to you within 24 hrs (often times hours if you're nice to us and let us know).
We offer the best prices and quickest turn around. We can wax your board with high-floro content waxes (for a bit more $) and We will work with you to understand what you need out of your board and get it there.
Spring Clearance Sale- part II
ALL sweatshirts and sweaters buy one (at regular price), get one 30% off.
Lightweight jackets 50% off.
Sale shoes 2 for $89 3 for $119.
Sale pants $20-$49.
ALL skateboards & accessories buy one, save 30% on 2nd item.
Spring Cleaning Clearance
Buy an Forum Snowboard, Get FREE Forum Recon bindings.
Buy any board boots or bindings and save 50% on your second item.
Buy a snowboard jacket or pants & save 50% on any gloves, goggles, or helmets.
Buy a snowboard hoodie, get one 50% off.
All beanies! Buy one, get one 70% off.
love is a funny thing... Get your significant other something special for a great deal only at People Skate and Snowboard
People Skate and Snowboard Presents, "Filmin' February" Round 3 a snowboard only joint.
What does all of this mean?!?!?
It's simple, Go out and film your friends snowboarding. If you wow US, we will hook you up with prizes!
This is our third year doing this and we are bringing some pretty heavy judges on board.
Judging will be done by:
- Justin Meyer (Head at Videograss)
- Jake OE
- Jon Kooley
- Knut Eliassen (Nitro TM)
- Dinosaurs will Die team rider
If you're looking to have the best time ever with your snowboard friends, to get noticed, or want to know how to get seen by the companies you want to ride for... THIS IS IT!
Edit's should be around 3 minutes long. submit a Youtube link to Ben@peopleskateandsnowboard.com by March 11th
You have to use current footage. We will know if you use something from last year. That's cheating.
Last year's winning edit went on to get 2nd Place in the Rome Local GNAR (BBNBN crew), a top 5 edit landed Andrew Carroll a job at the shop, And everyone who submitted something progressed. Good things come to those who work for it!
Earn your turns. we have enough snow to ride street, so hike that feature you've been dreaming about and make it count. Park footage is OK too, but we want to see you riding creatively with an emphasis on style. Shawn White's won't win this one, so leave your cheetah skinny pants in your girlfriends trunk and get out there and start filmin' today!
Mens, Womens and Kids Snowboard:
- Outerwear 20-70% off
- Snowboards 20-70% OFF
- Bindings 20-70% OFF
- Boots 20-70% OFF
- Electric Goggle Sale! huge selection left at the lowest prices
- Candygrind Gloves. At these prices, you'd be crazy to ride torn up gloves. Why not get a back up pair!
As the snow falls, so do our prices! We have tons of killer deals on 2013 Snowboard gear. with over half of the season still left, you shouldn't keep riding the same tired set up. Upgrade to something that fits your riding style better or is just plain "newer". With Lift tickets costing as much as they do, you shouldn't have an under performing board, uncomfortable boots, or bindings that frustrate you. Life is too short for that nonsense. Snowboarding is about fun.
People has a $99 boot sale going on now until january 18th. save up to 70% on last years boots! don't wait- the best go first!
The Lobster Freestyle:
The FREESTYLE BAORD is Lobster’s take on a freeride cruiser…. That just
means that it is a balls-to-the-wall freestyle machine that can also
ride piste and powder! It still slays rails, park jumps and backcountry
kickers, but the board is now super stable for charging around. Destroy
everything, at high speed! TWIN TBT has a narrower centre flat section
and steeper angles than PARK and JIB TBT, so the FREESTYLE BAORD is more
agile on edge changes, floats better in deep snow and is even more
forgiving. The WOOD core is reinforced with hardwood along the insert
rows for extra strength and dynamite pop. The core is wrapped in Tri-Ax
laminate layers for a more snappy response and better pop. This gives
the FREESTYLE BAORD a mid flex overall, allowing it to hold a line
through bombed out landings and shitty powder fields. The sintered base
is nice and fast, making sure you have the speed you need! The Freestyle
board wont make you shred like Halldor, but it might give you the
confidence to try.
The Lobster Youngblood:
The Helgasons send it. Everything is always all in. Be it huge pop or
certified presses, it’s hammers everywhere. With younger guys and girls
coming through with the skills to follow the boys, but not enough height
or weight to dominate their boards, we decided to make a board just for
them. This isn’t a kids’ board and it isn’t an adult’s board. It’s a
YOUTH BOARD! The trimmed down JIB TBT starts inside the inserts and
carries on to the nose and tail. A wide flat section in the centre of
the base and relaxed angles on the TBT makes presses and slides super
stable. TBT is more forgiving than traditional camber and more
responsive than a rocker. This means fewer catches on the rails and a
board that is as forgiving as possible for learning new tricks on. Our
FLEX core is soft enough to give sick bend on board slides, but tough
enough to stick it. Bi-Ax layers around the core keep the flex super
soft for certified presses and an extruded base makes for easy repairs
when the street bites back. The construction is completed with ‘thick’
edges. Like the name says, they are thick…. For bashing rails. If you
are a youth (or know a youth) who wants to send it like never before,
but is too small or light for the other boards in the range, then this
is the board to get on the Helgason’s training program. With the sizes,
flexes, laminates and TBT tweaked to be perfect for younger, teenage
riders, the YOUTH BOARD will allow the youth to progress. FAST!
The Lobster Park Board:
Where do you reckon the PARKBAORD is supposed to be ridden? Hell yeah!
On groomers! Haha. Nah, it’s made for riding the whole park and you can
even throw it down some street rails and powder runs if you like! PARK
TBT begins outside the bindings, is slightly wider and has somewhat
steeper angles than JIB TBT. This makes the PARKBAORD as lively as a
trapeze artist on edge changes. It also floats better in powder and its
edges catch less often on butters and landings. Add in a true twin shape
with Bi-Ax layers and we get a mid-soft flex board that is good on both
rails and jumps as well as on piste and off it! The WOOD core is
reinforced with hardwood inserts in the poplar core. These run along the
insert rows, nose to tail, strengthening the core and giving explosive
pop. As well as helping your pop out, they also stiffen the profile for
stable landings, smooth carves and float in the powder. A sintered base
gives all the speed you will ever need. Like riding the whole park. Plus
extras? Get on the PARKBOARD. Then eat kebab and headbang for a happy
The Lobster Jib Board:
Lobster’s JIBBBAORD is made with one thing in mind: sliding down metal
and landing in the street. It’s also ultra fun for cruising and
buttering about, but that’s just a bonus. JIB TBT starts inside the
inserts and carries on to the nose and tail, so your edge catches less
when you zeach and you face plant less. A wide flat section in the
centre of the base and relaxed angles on the TBT makes presses and
slides super stable. TBT is more forgiving than traditional camber and
more responsive than a rocker. This means that you can get even more
confident and progress faster. Getting washed out on landings and
skidding out on ice less. And it goes all in on the rails too, just
check Eiki's tricks at junkyard! Our FLEX core is soft enough to give
sick bend on board slides, but tough enough to stick it. Bi-Ax layers
around the core keep the flex super soft for certified presses and an
extruded base makes for easy repairs when the street bites back. The
construction is completed with ‘thick’ edges. Like the name says, they
are thick. They are thick for bashing rails. Like jibbing? Like Eiki’s
riding? You need a Lobster JIBBBAORD.