Windows Down, Doors Open

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Death to Mike Vallely Mike Vallely finally answered the many requests for a follow up to the acclaimed "Stand Strong." Actually, I'm sure no requests were made, but when you've cashed in on skateboarding and looking to make a little more,…

US O 20.2002: Exclusive

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By RACHEL COTTON EVENT HISTORY 20th annual US Open of snowboarding. Purists argue that the event is past its prime, lacking the essential on hill debauchery, nudity and boozing that made years past so memorable. Since I am a purist, I…

10 Reasons Snowboarding is Stupid

by Seth Holton 1. The TB 8 soundtrack. 2. Girls kick-ass stickers. 3. All the good snowboarders are drunks right? 4. Snow. 5. When you get pissed because you suck you can't throw your board because it's attached to you. 6.…

How To Build an Early Season Kicker

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by Brooke Geery 1. Wait until there is at least two inches of snow. Any less will not be enough, but there is no need for more, it will merely cover up the landing. 2. Pick a spot. Make sure the landing does not slope down at all. Waterbars…

Rutland Bar Tour Through Distorted Vision.

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by Rachel Cotton Make sure you read this first so you understand what went on. You have? ok Go. We are young firecrackers. We sit on second-hand couches and write on each other with markers. To drink, we play games, bend red and white…

The Great Rutland Bar Tour: Leg Two

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by Brooke Geery Four years ago, a strapping college lad named Monty set out with an assignment and a dream: Capture the essence of the Rutland bar scene for the legendary Yo Beat Magazine. It was decided to accomplish this, several trips,…

Frost Boarding: The New Extreme

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by Preston Strout Last night the weather channel was predicting below freezing temperatures. Since I know a thing or two about grass (I cut it professionally in the off season) I knew exactly what this meant. Grass producing dew plus cold…

If It Were Easy, It Would Be Called Snowboarding...

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Don't hate The Man, hate the man that tele's. Would Chevy ever say “if you were pussy whipped you’d be driving a Lumina?” Not likely. Then why is this giant who’s made boards since the onset, putting us down with this irrevocable…

Kitchen Conversations

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Is pro snowboarding dying, dead, or alive and well? Once upon a time anyone could get a free snowboard. Most people didn't know it, but all it took was a bad sponsor me video and low standards. There were so many companies out there that…

Crushed

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The girls in Blue Crush are living the surf bum dream. They wake at dawn, surf killer breaks and then clean hotel rooms at an upscale joint on the beach. They can't pay their bills, the youngest never makes it to school on time and they…

The Yo Beat Straight Across the Middle Skateboard Tour

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-or- The This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Three of Us Tour The three of us. Several cross-country trips have taught me one thing: No matter whom you go with, they are the most annoying person in the world. But I thought maybe if there…

Director of Homeland Security Speaks out on Burton

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Government Speech My fellow Americans, today I would like to bring to your attention an example of capitalist discourse far greater than the faulty accounting practices of Enron and Worldcom — a discourse more potent to the well being…

Keeping it Real, or Something

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Al Engelhart Author/Rad dude What you are about to read is a totally biased article written on the topic of who I think deserves recognition for keeping snowboarding real and making me want to drive forty minutes from my warm bed in Boston…

Huh?

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hey Brooke - as you have left me out completely from your article on the former blue lodgers i will assume that you have no idea who i am - anyway i just wanted to comment on your zine archive which i think was very good, but did not include…

Why Photographers Wake Up

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By Ernie Scurvey The early Rocky mountain air was far too cold and low in oxygen to fully combust with the high octane fuel I was pumping into the carburetor. Shiny decals from the new sled glistened from the sliver of fire rising from the…