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Jordan Phillips sending it at Breckenridge, Colorado.

Spring Boarding at Keystone and Breck

Now here’s a feel good spring edit from Colorado with some perfectly good boarding. Too bad every shot is ramped, we ALMOST had to reject it. But instead, we decided to post it up as a sort of public service announcement. The over use of ramping must stop! It’s ruining perfectly good snowboarding and we don’t need that extra few seconds to count the rotations in you 180 on or see just how pressed that shit was! Phew. We feel much better now.

Featuring: Kyle Hay, Max Squigley, Frank Dank, Danny Buller, Henry Tellini, Bret Griesemer, Doug Plomer and Stevie Meskill doing some boarding.

Summit County JumpOff

Despite the term “jumpoff” in the name, this video is mostly rails. So we think you’ll enjoy.

Featuring Wes Walsh, Danny Tedesco, Silvia Mittermüller, Mike Casanova, Steve Lauder, Jack Kyle, Tylor Berreth, Sam Buckmelter, and Connor Paulson.

Rad Times With Tyler Flanagan

Not to be confused with bad times, Volcom brings you this edit of Tyler Flanagan at Breckenridge. Don’t worry kids, he hits rails. Read more

A Quickie with Gabi Viteri


Launching over shit seems to be Gabi’s deal, and we’re fine with that.

A standout in this year’s Peepshow flick, Gabi Viteri has proven she can ride, and ride with style. So we thought it was weird that we hadn’t gotten to know Gabi yet. To remedy that situation, Gabi and I had a nice little Quickie. Now I know Gabi well enough to consider her the best baker I’ve ever met, someone who can take a joke and possibly snowboarding’s new Ollie Queen.

Have you ever had a quickie before?
I would be kinda concerned if I haven’t, I’m 23 and not Mormon.

Who’s your boyfriend?
Zak Hale, maybe you’ve heard of him, he sucks at snowboarding.

Isn’t he like 19? Is it weird when you get torn up at the bar or is he just the best DD ever?
Exactly! It works out just great. I will be the first to say age ain’t shit but a number.

Does Burton pay you more to date a Burton guy?
You should be a agent, they should, tell ‘em.

Ok, enough about some dude that isn’t you. What’s your deal, why is everyone making a stink about you?
Thanks. Um, I really don’t know, that’s a good questions, ask them.

I saw you in both Peep Show and Snow Porn. I noticed you had style and did actual tricks. Is that a theme in girls snowboarding now? Actually being able to do it?
I sure hope so, I think it’s always been there but girls are really starting to step up more now which is awesome to see.


This is only a small taste of what Gabi can do.

Is there anything you hope to get on film, to prove you’re a badass or whatever?
Anything but double flipping, I’m not made for that.

Could you do a double flip in bed?
Oh my god yes! Like Ray J and KIm K.

Where all have you gotten to travel because of snowboarding?
Crazy places like Africa, North Carolina, Europe, Canada, Hawaii, and I think Iran this year.

Are Americans even allowed in Iran? Do you have to wear a headscarf?
I think were going in February, and we sure do.

If you don’t get burned or stoned to death that will be a great trip!
It’s all apart of the journey and experience. But yes I hope it goes well, knock on wood.


We weren’t sure if Gabi could ride Pipe before this interview.
Your answers both make sense and are grammatically correct, did you go to college or something?
Yes, I actually am in college, mellow style but it’s good to exercise my brain.

How do you balance school and a full-time, successful snowboard career?
Well getting injured a lot in the last two years helped with time off, that’s when school comes into play. And when I am hurt I have A.D.D and feel worthless so it helps keep me sane.

What are you studying?
Business, so I can be a Boss one day.

What kind of boss do you want to be?
I wanna be the boss of my own business. I’m thinking a baking company, that’s my other passion. Business is really boring but I can’t snowboard forever, I realized this last year when I grew up a little bit.

What kind of baking are you into? Have you ever eating your pain away? Fat girl style. Eating and crying but just forcing the food into your mouth because it’s the only thing that makes the pain go away?
Everything and anything that tastes good from cookies to cakes. Ha! That’s exactly what I do, then I go anorexic for the few weeks so I can keep snowboarding.

Did you get into baking to lose weight? Like, by making food you somehow controlled it, letting you eat less and less?
You know me so well. No honestly I started baking my own stuff ‘cause it doesn’t have all that preservative shit in it, its delicious. I like making my own, creating things, like cookie dough brownie, so good.

Gabi made this for her niece. It blew the entire Yobeat staff away. You should be impressed.

Gabi’s riding would probably make Matty Ryan proud.

How often do you get injured? How badly? Do you cry?
Honestly not to much before the last two years. I think it snowballed from one injury to the next cause I wasn’t patient and kept going back to early and pushing myself to hard. Everything from dislocating my hip, separating my shoulder, to ACL surgery. I cried for my hip outta’ pain, the rest out of being pissed off.

Is it ok for boys to cry? Does it piss you off that girls cry so much?
Of course. It’s refreshing to see a man cry, I mean were all human right? I don’t think it pisses me off that girls cry so much, not my deal.

When is it ok for a guy to cry?
Um, when I turn him down.

Do you have any girly friends? What do they think when they see you slam into the ground or explode on impact?
Some of them think i’m crazy for doing it. Most of my girly friends snowboard too though. Gosh, you don’t think we’re all tom boys do you?

Are you going to impress us in the future or burn out and let us all down?
Impress, never burn out.


For more pictures of Gabi in her underwear click here!

Gabi rides for Burton, Anon, Sweet Cheeks, The House and Mimi’s Cookie Bar. We support Sweet Cheeks and so should you, click here to learn more about panties with a purpose. For more on Gabi check out her personal site gabiviteri.com or read her blog on Burtongirls.com

Danny Tedesco: When a Man

When a man loves a woman snowboard? Here’s a little edit from Danny Tedesco shredding Breck.

People’s Court: Noah Schwadron vs Grant Giller

Colorado. They do their own thing out there. Whether it be music from the 90s and slow mo or classic rock and go pros, they always find a way to live the dream in their own way. This week’s People’s Court pits two Coloradans head to head in a park footage battle to the death. Vote for who you dislike less or for which ever one is your friend and told you to come vote. Either way the winner is walking away with some sweet Yobeat shwag.

Noah Schwardon

Grant Giller

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If you think these guys suck and you are way better, or you’d just like to be part of the People’s Court, send a link to your video (on vimeo or youtube, please – videos hosted on other platforms will not be be considered) with your name, address, size and a little bit about yourself to [email protected] If you’re chosen for the battle, we’ll send you an email when it goes live. Each week, the battle winner will receive a prize from the YoBeat Store. As of February 2011, the video with the single most votes each calender month will also receive a Banshee Bungee.

The People’s Court is brought to you by:

Mandatory Disclaimer: Battles are open to any amateur snowboarder. As long as you are not getting paid by any brand, you are eligible to compete. You may choose your size, but not style (prizes are given away based on availability.) Videos should be submitted by the rider, not the videographer or your asshole friends. But whatever.

Hobo’s EasterSode

If you’re gonna include rapture references in your edit, might want to put the edit out before the rapture turns out the be a bust. Then again, who cares. Hobo braves the end-of-season elements to close out the season at Breck.

Riders: Kyle Hay, Dan Poole, Josh Bishop, Jared Jordan, Red Gerrard, Dank Frank, and Colin Walters.

It’s All Over Now

It’s Saturday, which means no work or school and you can go snowboarding! Sadly though, unless you live in California or Oregon, your mountain is probably closed. Never fear, there are plenty of other activities you can partake in. Here are a few quick suggestions.

Skateboarding! It’s like snowboarding, but harder. The good news is it’s a whole lot cheaper and you probably don’t have to travel as far to do it. And since your mountain isn’t gonna open back up for 6 months or so, you’ll have plenty of time to recover from any injuries you may incur due to recreating on concrete.

Drinking! If you’re over 21, drinking is a great way to spend your weekend and it’s never too early to start. If you want to make it more socially acceptable, come up with a reason why you’re drinking, for example this weekend you can slurp down Mint Juleps in honor of the Kentucky Derby. A little bourbon, mint muddled with sugar and ice and you’ve got a great time ahead of you!

Watch videos on the Internet! Ok, we give up. This post was inspired by a couple closing day edits we received. Check the last day at Breck courtesy of Aunti Films and Colin Clarke shredding Northstar on the final weekend there.

But really, summer ain’t that bad. Head to the beach, fill in your goggle tan and relax. It’ll be winter again before you know it.

Breckenridge RADventures

Before you scoff too hard at the name, here’s the latest webisode from Rad! Gloves, some Aussie blokes on a mission to have a good old American adventure. Now they’re looking for some good old American feedback…

Riders: Chris De Campo, Jason Maxfield, Andrew Roth, Jez Burns, Charlie Steinbacher, Shaun Belmore, Aaron Zajonc, and Tom Munro.

Life of Lemi 5

In the latest installment of Life of Lemi, our hero makes a journey all young shreds so do at least once: the cross country drive. Along the way, he stops for a little Colorado shredding at such fine mountains as Breckeridge and Keystone. Let’s follow along!

State of Shred: Colorado



Population: 5,024,748
State since: August 1,1876
Total Resorts: 22

Colorado is home to some of the top resorts in the nation. Even people from that Europe place come over here to stimulate our economy with their vacations and luckily they bring their hot daughters. Colorado has actual mountains: that get a lot of snow, that are steep, and that allow you to ride until late June some years. Colorado has it all, from a somewhat “big city,” to the quaint little meth towns out east, to schools for you to become learned at, and some sub par sports teams, oh and Coors. In my opinion Colorado is the best place to ride, and has the best variety of terrain anywhere. Does my opinion really matter? No. Did I write this little piece? Yes. So this is my opinion on the fine state of Colorado I realize that some people will disagree with what I wrote, and that is fine I don’t give two shits what you think.

Best of Colorado


Best Park: Breckenridge for jumps Keystone for Jibs
Best place to ride pow: Crested Butte/Silverton
Hottest Ladies: Breckenridge in the springtime
Best Drive: Winter Park miss some of that Summit Traffic
Worst Drive: Red Mountain Pass
Gnarliest chair: Storm Peak Express has a tendency to roll back a little bit
Best Vibes: Winter Park
Worst Vibes: Vail/Aspen
Best Bar: Crooked Creek Saloon or Cecilias
Best place to ride the actual mountain: Winter Park
Best Contest: Sol Vista’s rail jams
Best Shop: Satellite Boardshop


**There are too many mountains to list all of the ones in Colorado, these are just SOME of the best.**

Summit/Eagle County

Breckenridge

The most crowded place in Colorado and one of the finest places to see rich Europeans dress in dead animals but who knows maybe you will get lucky and get to bang their hot daughter Anka in the poop chute. It is a great place to go if you are learning to Double Cork Ballerina move, or love standing in balls to butt lines all day. Breck is home to one of the stops on the Dew Tour, nothing brings out the true spirit of snowboarding like some Double Cork throw your body maneuvers. Going here on the weekends is a worse idea than yelling bomb in an airport. Conditions wise Breck can get some snow, however be warned that it can be windier than Hurricane Katrina some days, making everything icy and all around quite miserable. However this is one of the better mountains to ride it has a little bit of everything and their jumps are always on point.

Keystone

Chances are you are not hip/ghetto enough to ride here. From several experiences here, this mountain houses some of the tightest pants know to mankind and the most thugging of thugs ever to step out of Cherry Creek. If you snowboard you are probably riding Keystone for their park, which is a good decision because most of the other terrain is nothing special. Oh and their jumps are built for skiers, definitely a jibbers paradise.

Vail

Like a more expensive Breckenridge. If you love traversing ride here, this mountain was built for skiers and it sure seems like they want to keep it that way. If you can get past the fact that you have to traverse every other run just to get to ride able terrain then Vail has a little bit of everything to offer. Oh and while you are there make sure to get an autograph and your photo taken with Internet celebrity Jerm!

Western

Aspen

Like a more expensive Breckenridge and Vail combined, with even more smugness! Many celebrities decide to vacation this little spot snorting coke off of porn stars and all sorts of fun shenanigans. Aspen is also the home to the Winter X Games, every die hard bro from all around flocks to this area once a year to watch some of the industries finest throw there bodies around for our amusement.

Northern

Winter Park


Video courtesy http://auntiradd.blogspot.com/

Is one of the most fun mountains to ride in Colorado. Winter Park has the best all around terrain to ride in the state. They have a decent park, good snow, and some of the best side hits, as well as rhythm sections in the trees. (See Respect Your Elders.) It is also one of the only mountains about 2 hours outside of Denver that still has that small mountain town feel. As well as one of the best places to avoid crowds on most weekends, and one of the best places to go if you just want to snowboard and not be caught up in a fashion contest. If you are ever in Colorado Winter Park is one of the mountains that you should ride but you probably won’t.

Steamboat

Is known for its champagne powder, and excellent trees. It is three hours away from Denver, which means its crowds, are never quite as balls to butt as some of the other mountains. Steamboat is the location of one of the Colorado Mountain Colleges, which means there is almost always a good group of kids riding everyday just ripping up the mountain.

Southern


Silverton

Some of the best terrain in the state of Colorado, as well as some of the highest snow falls. Silverton only sells about 100 tickets per day so it is never that crowded, and might be one of the best places in the state to ride powder. To see Silverton watch “Respect Your Elders” that pretty much sums up what Silverton is like.

The rest of Southern Colorado

Gets shit on with snow. Literally just look at some of their annual snowfalls. They don’t have long lines, and once again they get tons of snow. If you are looking to ride powder this area is probably your best bet.

Sur La Rue: Holiday Travel Edition

My week started off in Breckenridge, where my roommate Craig McMorris made the above video. I’ve been wanting to ride this rail since I arrived, and we finally did, on the last day of our stay in Breck. After a quick session, it was time to head home.

I was supposed to fly out of Denver at 2 pm but obviously I missed my flight (it was my first time flying!)… They put me on another flight leaving at 12:30am with a 5-hour layover in Philadelphia at the lovely hours of 5am to 9am. From there I flew to Burlington where I’d left my car. After a quick stop by Rome office to say hello, I drove four hours north to Victoriaville, QC to my parents’ place where I will stay for Christmas. It was great!

We were a few people on the 12:30 am flight from Denver going to Burlington. This is what I saw when I woke up from my sleeping spot — a bunch of people laying all over the place. Sleeping in airport sucks but sometimes you can’t really avoid it…you just do whatever you can to be comfortable.

It was worth it though! I’m actually sitting in the living room at my parents’ place right and pretty sure those presents are for me. Merry Christmas!!! (Yes, we celebrate Christmas in Canada!)

Sur La Rue: Colorado to California

Hey yo, I spent another week in Breckenridge. We rode some park and some pow, and the ski patrol got a bit overzealous, cutting passes and living out their wannabe cop fantasies. Right now I’m actually in L.A. though, waiting for my flight to Mammoth. At first the flight got delayed two hour.  They told us that there was gnarly wind in Mammoth, but we would try to go anyway, and if we couldn’t land we will come back to L.A. ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Well, we got in the plane and the door didn’t want to close so we had to unload and switch planes…  and we’re still waiting to get on the other plane… So yeah, shitty trip…. However, in good news, I found this part from 03/04 on my harddrive. My friend Greg D edited it for a movie called Passenger.

And as always, here’s some pictures from the week:

A few days ago, before the pow came, we tried to make it first chair at Keystone and enjoy the groomed park. We didn’t quit make it, but almost…

We got about a foot of snow the next day. See that rope? Guess you’re not supposed to cross those things. These people learned the hard way.

I know…it looks flat. It is! But it was still pretty fun, the snow was super light.  Champagne powder, I believe it’s called.

Believe it or not, we went in the double black diamond zone.

Still flat…still fun though.

Japanese style on a snowy day.

Look how much fun I am having in California! This was at the beginning of the day…

And this is how you celebrate when your flight officially gets canceled however many hours later. Me + Belzile +  hotel bar. Hopefully I make it to Mammoth today. Until next week…

Sur Ra Lue Hits Keystone

This week, I’ve been shredding the park in Keystone with friends. The park is pretty cool — a bunch rails and 5 jumps that can all be hit it the same run. A few people got sprayed and many skiers got cut in line. You know the drill. First, here is an edit of some action from Louif Paradis, Alex Cantin, Frank April, Matt Belzile and me. Peep it :

And a few pictures…

Five dudes on a chairlift — Me, Alex, Frank, Matt and Louif

Slow signs are meant for spraying!

Alex gets in on the spraying action, too.

Mi Casa serves up a mean Happy Hour in Breck. From 3 to 6, $.99 tacos, $3 wings, $5 pitchers. Yes, please.

Things at 9,000 ft aren’t all boarding and beers. We’ve been playing Monopoly at night. Frank won again…