This year, RIDE Snowboards and K2 Snowboarding TEAMED up for an event that was designed to break the boundaries of the typical “snowboard contest”. TEAM SPORTS was the name and pure fun was the game. Campers were allotted to 1 of 6 teams led by RIDE team riders, Spencer Schubert, Danimals, and Cole Navin and K2 riders, Jake Kuzyk, Nick Dirks, and Johnny Brady in which they worked as a team to battle a list of tricks in a set amount of time.
Starting on the rail portion, every grind and slide from a frontside 50-50 to a switch 180 press was carefully executed between the teams, using everyone’s rail strengths to bang out the 32 tricks total. Team SCHUBERT was the first to complete all 32 tricks in under a half hour when camper Chilli Graves landed the switch backside 180 onto the down rail to close out the trick list.
After the rail portion, the entire crew moved up to the medium jump where a serious of peculiar grabs were assigned to spins up to 360. Mute-Stiffy, Bloody Dracula, and Walt-Air were just some of the hand on board maneuvers that the team had to navigate.
At the end of the day, Team Danimals somehow not only completed all the rail maneuvers, but slaughtered the jump landing 360 Crails, 180 bloody Dracula’s, and one of the only successfully completed Walt-Airs.
TEAM SPORTS changed the game of the preconceived “snowboard contest” allowing a group of friends to gather-round simple features in the park and push each other to try tricks they have never tried before, all while laughing and cheering on friends for the greater cause.
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