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A Quickie from the Netherlands with Veroniqi Hansen

Before you scroll down to complain – no Yobeat is not turning into a women’s site! However, it seems that the lovely ladies of board world have already tuned into the fact that if you send us good content and then respond quickly when we email you asking for more information, that we will totally feature it! This morning, Veroniqi’s edit crossed into our sphere of vision and not only do we remember her from our Roxy Shooting Star video contest, she fucking rips. So, we hit her back to find out more about her 2016/17 street snowboarding video segment.

The Basics- who are you, who do you ride for, where do you live?
I’m Veroniqi Hanssen, originally from the Netherlands, which is where I live right now. But I choose to spend my winters all over the US because it feels like when it comes to women riding street there is much more going on in the US than there is in Europe. Filming a street part is something I’ve wanted ever since I started riding the indoor slopes back home, and it’s something you just can’t do alone. But this year I really jumped at any opportunity and anyone who wanted to shovel anything can count on me being there.

I started riding for Niche Snowboards this winter and also get support from Fix Bindings, Skullcandy, Melon Optics, Eivy and Transform gloves.

What’s your favorite shot you got this season and why?

I feel like I didn’t really manage to film an “ender” and have that one shot that you’re super proud of, but I like the Front Board on the down rail a lot. Because I think it’s clean, and because I had to go to that spot twice. The first time Ivika Juergenson and I went there we shoveled for a while, rode for a few hours and then I finally landed one and we broke everything down. But once I looked at the shot on a computer I didn’t like it all, so I ended up having to go back and do it all over again.

Which shot was the hardest to get? Which was the easiest?
The 5-0 on the green rail was the hardest, we had to work within a certain time frame because of it’s location and we didn’t have any lights or anything so we just had a few hours before the sun set. The first day it didn’t work out at all and we left it set up to come back to, but then it froze over and it became so hard to change anything about the takeoff. I did 50-50 it on my first try, but then it took me all day to make it to the end again.

The easiest was probably the 5-0 on the donkey, we had super soggy watery snow but it really was just a fun and mellow spot.

Do you ever resent having to tell people you live in a place called “the Netherlands” or does that mean something different in Europe?
Haha I think I end up saying Holland a lot because people don’t even know what the Netherlands is. But I think the first thing that comes to mind for most people is “ohhh Amsterdam right?”
And yes, you can smoke weed and about one third of the country is below sea level. But it also happens to be the first country in the world that legalised same-sex marriage, we have more bikes than people and this year there were 28 political parties to vote for.

Got any plans for this season yet?
I’m planning to move out to Salt Lake City, so I’m looking for a place to live right now. And hopefully I get to do much more of this upcoming winter.

Follow her journey @Veroniqi

Neff Shooting Star Winners – Women’s Division

This year we teamed up with Neff Headwear to give girls from across the globe a little motivating and inspiration to film their hearts out. We got videos from all over the damn place, but the Euros reallycame out swinging. After much diliberation, we have selected the victors. and here are your top 3!

First – Ivika Jürgenson

Second – Mary Lugen

Third – Grace Mayernick

And some honorable mentions…

Jenaya Jenkins

Jill Perkins

Kennedi Deck

Maggie Leon

Thanks to everyone who entered this year! Grom results coming shortly…

Neff Headwear Shooting Star Contest

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to win the Neff Headwear Shooting Star Contest? We are still accepting submissions! Send in your best clips to be featured on our site for a chance to win. In the meanwhile, you can watch an entry from one of my favorites, Grace Mayernik.
Good luck everyone!

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$250 Can Buy A Grom Lots of Candy

The final day of submissions for the Neff Shooting Star contest is rapidly approaching. An early contender in the Groms division, Nick Belbas, stacked an impressive amount of footage in the limited time frame of the contest.

In case you haven’t noticed: Women of all ages and Groms (14 and under) are invited to enter to be this year’s Shooting Star! Just upload your edit to Vimeo or Youtube and send it to [email protected] with the subject line SHOOTING STAR. Be sure to include your name, address and age with your video and keep your edit under 2 minutes long!

The final day for submissions is March 5, with the best submissions featured on Yobeat. The Grand Prizes, including cash and a year-long sponsorship from Neff will be awarded on March 5th.

***There may be some confusion among our foreign readers, but if you’re not a FEMALE or UNDER 14, you can’t enter. Sorry.***

Should Luci Imbach win $500?

The final day of submissions for the Neff Shooting Star contest is rapidly approaching. But we’ve got an early contender with Luci Imbach – even though a broken collar bone limited her filming time.

In case you haven’t noticed: Women of all ages and Groms (14 and under) are invited to enter to be this year’s Shooting Star! Just upload your edit to Vimeo or Youtube and send it to [email protected] with the subject line SHOOTING STAR. Be sure to include your name, address and age with your video and keep your edit under 2 minutes long!

The final day for submissions is March 5, with the best submissions featured on Yobeat. The Grand Prizes, including cash and a year-long sponsorship from Neff will be awarded on March 5th.

***There may be some confusion among our foreign readers, but if you are not a FEMALE or UNDER 14, you can’t enter. Sorry.

It’s On at Meadows!

Today turned out to be a surprise powder day at Mt. Hood Meadows and they sent over this video to make us sad we weren’t there. Tomorrow, we won’t miss the opening of Shooting Star. See ya there?

Shooting Star 2103 Winners!

The 2013 Edition of Shooting Star, presented by Roxy and High Cascade is all wrapped up. This year we saw some familiar faces as well as a few new girls who ain’t afraid to shred. It was no easy feat choosing the winners, but after much deliberation, it’s official.  Save us the complaints that we distracted all these girls from cooking you dinner and just watch the highlights video.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

A-Listers

1. Christy Prior (Complimentary session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp June
15-22nd, Airfare within North America, Roxy snowboard, Roxy outerwear & Roxy
goggles)
2. Mary Rand (Roxy snowboard & Roxy outerwear & Roxy goggles)
3. Stephanie Sue Feld (Roxy outerwear & Roxy goggles)

Local Celebrities

1. Mahalah Mullins (Roxy outerwear and Roxy snowboard)
2. Lauren Broomal (Roxy snowboard)
3. Luci Imbach (Roxy outerwear)

Thanks to all the girls who entered, you all kill it, so keep shredding.

See all the entries here.

Submissions are OPEN for Shooting Star Round Three

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The first winner of the Shooting Star video contest, Corrine Pasela, was just named Rookie of the Year at the Riders Poll awards, and this winter is your time to shine! Submit your footage for the chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to attend High Cascade Snowboard Camp and ride with the Roxy team, as well as a ton of Roxy Product.

You can enter as an A-Lister or a Local Celebrity. Best tricks in either category will be awarded with Roxy product every week, so even if you only have one clip, upload it now.

The first 30 girls to enter receive a Roxy tee and beanie!

Footage accepted on Facebook February 4- 28th. Grand Prizes awarded March 5th.

To enter, visit https://www.facebook.com/yobeatdotcom

As for those prizes? Here’s the breakdown.

A-Listers category

  • 1st place: Complimentary session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp June
    15-22nd, Airfare within North America, Roxy snowboard, Roxy outerwear & Roxy
    goggles
  • 2nd place: Roxy snowboard & Roxy outerwear & Roxy goggles
  • 3rd place: Roxy outerwear & Roxy goggles


Local celebrities category

 

  • 1st place Roxy outerwear and Roxy snowboard
  • 2nd place Roxy snowboard
  • 3rd place Roxy outerwear

This is an amateur event and is closed to professional riders. Entry is FREE. See www.yobeat.com/rules for details.


Check out highlights from last year’s Shooting Star!

This contest is brought to you by Roxy and High Cascade Snowboard Camp.

Roxy Shooting Star Week 3 Winner: Alice Gorton

It was another week of fierce competition in the race to be the Roxy Shooting Star, but with proper tricks and smooth style, Alice Gorton of Richmond BC’s is this week’s Roxy outerwear winner and is in the running for a Roxy snowboard set up and $1000 cash. Our judges did not have an easy decision to make with strong entries coming in from across North America. This week we’d also like to give a shout out to Zoe Mayers of Reisterstown MD and Danika Duffy from Manhattan Beach, CA for their impressive snowboarding maneuvers. You can check out their videos and more on the official Shooting Star Youtube page.

We’ve been really impressed with the level of entries, but the next Roxy Shooting Star could still be out there. Maybe it’s you. We’ll be announcing one more weekly outerwear winner on March 25th, and have dug up even more Roxy goodies to reward strong entries that don’t win. Basically, we’re giving stuff away left and right, so enter today for your chance at snowboard stardom. The grand prize winner will be announced on April 5th, 2011.

For all the info on entering, visit yobeat.com/shootingstar

Roxy Shooting Star Week 2 Winner: Stephanie Sue Feld

We’re still on the look out for the next snowboard video star, but this week’s winner might just have what it takes. Introducing Stephanie Sue Feld from Cedarburg, WI. Stephanie sent in her tricks and now we’re sending her an outerwear package from Roxy and she’s in the running for the grand prize, a Roxy hardgoods set up and $1000, cash.

The talent pool is getting deep over on the official Youtube page, where you can check out all the entries so far. There is still time to get your tricks in. We’ll be picking two more weekly winners and then crowning the overall champion on April 5th.

For all the details on entering, visit http://yobeat.com/shootingstar/ Beanie and T supplies are dwindling, but if you don’t slack, we might send you something just for entering!

Roxy Shooting Star Week One Winner: Michelle Zellar

After a heated panel discussion we have our first weekly winner of the Roxy Shooting Star Online video competition. Congratulations and kudos to Michelle Zellar of Frisco, CO, who’s snowboard stylings can be seen above. Michelle will receive an outerwear kit from Roxy and is in the running for the Grand Prize: a Roxy board and bindings and $1000 in cold hard cash.

Check out all the entries so far at youtube.com/roxyshootingstar

We’ll be picking a winner every week between now and April 4th, so get your tricks in for a chance at tons of stuff. The next 15 entries get a free t shirt and beanie just for entering, and there is no limit to submissions. If you’ve already entered feel free to send us more tricks, but you’re also still eligible with the video you’ve submitted.

To enter your video, head over to yobeat.com/shootingstar for all the info.

Shoot Your Way to Snowboard Stardom with Roxy

Hey Ladies! Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next snowboard video superstar? Here’s your chance to prove it. Over the next five weeks, Roxy and YoBeat are giving away tons of prizes to girls who send us their best moves on video. The first 25 entries will receive a free beanie and Tshirt, just for playing. The best video each week will be featured on YoBeat and Roxy.com receive a full Roxy outerwear kit. Then, on April 5, 2011, the top entry will receive $1000, a full hardgoods kit, and the honor of being the overall Shooting Star champ!

Here’s how it works: Submit your videos now and then a panel of judges, including snowboard video star and Roxy team rider, Erin Comstock, will review the footage and select a winning rider every week from February 28th to April 4th. On April 5th we’ll crown the overall Shooting Star champ and give her $1,000 in cash, a Roxy snowboard and binding set up, and a full Roxy outerwear kit.

The first 25 entries get a free Roxy beanie and Roxy tee, so enter today and shoot your way to snowboard stardom!

For full contest rules and to enter, visit http://yobeat.com/shootingstar/