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The People’s Court: Drayden Gardiner vs. Reid Smith

Last week we posted an edit of a 12 year old from Whistler. Once word got out around the preteen snowboard world that Yobeat had posted a little kid edit, the People’s Court inbox was flooded with little-kid season edits. It’s up to you to dictate the fate of these youngsters.

Drayden Gardiner


Reid Smith

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The People‚Äôs Court is a weekly competition and is open to any amateur snowboarder. You may be sponsored to play, just not paid, son. The winner of each weekly battle will receive a pair of goggles from Arnette Eyewear and be in contention for the year-end battle with a grand prize of a one-year Arnette sponsorship. To submit your edit, email the link to [email protected]

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Comments (55)

  1. both are great, but reid has better style.

  2. reid for the win! lots of potential. those back 3s on were locked

  3. 1st kids dad needs to get better at editing

  4. Reid reppin the usasa ruggie boys! this isnt a contest

  5. Draydens got madd skills you see this in the park just killing it in the park , halfpipe, pow and more Vote for the Socal Kids doing big thing at a young age.

  6. 7’s ,real street stuff, snowskate, 1st kid all the way.

  7. second kid killed it, he’s already developing syle with his tricks. and the first kid is better than 69% of the entire yobeating population.

  8. dreyden did have a boulder bro powerspin 1080

  9. Either one, I’m just happy it was two girls again.

  10. Thanks YoBeat for helping us, Reid if you ever get to BEAR we should take some laps, nice riding.

  11. Super sick video Drayden hope you win!

  12. 1:18 In draydens edit is the reason i voted for the second kid

  13. reid had so much more steeze and a better filmer…

  14. Reid is one of the cooler kids I have ever met. And he shreds.

  15. wish my parents were rich


  16. Huge talent for such a young age…Both kids! Drayden is a very cool kid so I have to go for him! Can’t wait to see what he will do this next year at 13.

  17. Reid holding it down for the east coast! He’s an awesome kid and he’s doing big things!

  18. REID FAWKING SMITH ERRYBODY. Kid can beat any of your beat asses in a game of skate on a rail. To bad hes a kooook!

  19. reids an academy bitch not that im saying hes bad but watch your back up on hood this season academy kids..

  20. Tame Impala?

  21. didn’t think it was possible to have style at age 13…this all changed

  22. that first kid really needs to get a pair of nice, black, pants. Americans should only film in black pants. Grey, tan, denim, and camo is acceptable as one ages though.

  23. My Kid Skis Faster gettin a some exposure!

  24. your a bitch off snow reids the man

  25. Maybe if there was some money, guns, knives or booty I’d be down

  26. the first kids i thought was a 12 year old chick compared to that vid yobeat posted a few days ago (the vid of the girl had better style), and reid looked like a young jed anderson with that style. no contest. Reid strait up

  27. this kids slay! both of em! no contest

  28. First kid destroyed it all with more authority than that 2nd kid. 2nd kid liked dicey.

  29. Sorry Drayden, you’re a great kid and really nice, but honestly, there is no comparison between the two videos. Reid is light years ahead of Drayden. He is throwing down man tricks and doing them with style. Drayden is doing mediocre tricks with no style. Anyone who is voting for Drayden is doing so because they know him personally. It’s almost embarrassing to drayden how much better Reid is than him. You need a lot of practice Drayden before you can even consider yourself on the forefront of progression. You have no tricks on rails what so ever and you’re style is comparible to a girl. You need to really focus this next season on learning new tricks that every kid your age cant do. Reid should be an inpsiration for you. The level that he is on is what you should strive for. All in all, I feel bad for Drayden that Yobeat put him up against a kid who is so so much better than he is. it just makes drayden look really bad at snowboarding.

  30. anybody who says drayden won or was anywhere near the Reid probably should stick to riding scooters

  31. Im pretty sure I met Drayden a few years back at bear. And he was only like 6 years old. So by the time he’s thirteen I’m sure he’ll be able to put together a way better edit then reids minute video. And his edit right now is way more entertaining!!! Kids got heart !!!!!

  32. Back rodeos from a 13 year old? Fuck.

  33. hey yobeat make a fair peoples court for once you fuckers, the obvious winner was a 12 year old version of myself.

  34. these kids need to get use to people hating on them if they are gonna make it in snowboarding. just because someone is young doesn’t mean we should be discriminating on their age. With that said.. they both suck and need to craw up in their mommys boxes to cook a little longer.

  35. danng… lotta hate on these little guys. props to both of them, they are both killing it on different levels.

  36. Reid has a cleaner style. Both were better than I and are still better than I

  37. Reid is not a bitch off snow. He’s awesome. Defiantly deserves this one

  38. Rode with Reid today, he fucking rips and is so much fun! He has some ill style and knows how to rip his board around. You got my vote buddy !

  39. Really yobeat? who did you think your audience would choose in this battle? The first kid with the shitty filming/ editing, who dresses in skier jock clothes and rides a flow board and zeaches in all seriousness? or the second kid who 360s on, has style and is decent edit/song? You guys gotta make these a closer contest. Did you seriously have any doubt of the outcome at all?


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