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~People by Dominic Palarchio

~ People, like my previous snowboarding films, attempts to end complacency of the genre’s conventions. While paying to snowboard at a resort can be viewed as bourgeois, street snowboarding has always been a reinterpretation of the built environment. I’m interested in taking that thought a step further by incorporating outside influences. Through careful curation we selected a majority of dilapidated post industrial locations in the rust belt cities of Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. Visual acts of snowboarding thus can begin to represent the regrowth of these areas plagued by late-capitalism. Most notable of the selection is a modernist ‘adventure park’ designed by acclaimed architect Richard Dattner. Once a symbol of progress it reflected the children’s interests rather than...

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Alpine Valley Winter Waves rail park edit

This past Saturday People Skate and Snowboard held a Winter Waves Snow Surf Contest and Rail jam at Alpine Valley and it could not have gone better. Tons of rippers and friends made their way to Alpine Valley from all over the state to shred with us.

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"Holly Melting" edit by John Kubiak

Mt. Holly has been good to the michigan snowboard scene and is coming into a more solid stride this season. Without a doubt, it relates to the excellent team of park groomers, builders, and riders taking care of it (a few of whom work at or ride for the shop). While old man winter really didn't cooperate with us this season, they still were in a constant state of hard work making the best park they could. Holly officially called it quits for the season, but will be back next year with something great!Check out John Kubiak's edit featuring: Trevor Newman, Nick Puffer, Brandon Ash, Scott Smith, Matt Ruhle, and Mitch Kirby shredding on the last day here this season. We're looking...

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Filmin' February 2014 WINNERS!

We would like to thank each and everyone who submitted videos! Without you and your hard work, this would be a very boring contest. Fortunately, with 22 serious submissions, all of the judges had their work cut out for them! I don't know if you have ever watched that many edits in a day, but it is no easy task to keep them straight... Fortunately, the judges were up for the task! This season we had the pleasure of working with:   Justin Meyer - Co Founder of Videograss Pete Harvieux - Owner of The Interior Plains Project   Sean Genovese owner and rider Dinosaurs Will Die   As if getting these dudes to watch your video wasn't enough, We...

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