Aspen Extreme

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From now until 2007 the most extreme of extremely extreme athletes will embark on Aspen at least once a year for a little event that I won't call by name because this site is still banned from it and I work for them so no need to rock the boat.…

Opening Day - Better Late Than Never

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Meadows Opening Day Weekend by Brooke Geery Jeremy catching some phat air. I totally got conned into snowboarding opening weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows. See, I am afraid of people and I sort of have a flexible schedule, so the idea of going…

Yo Beat's 2007 Trend Report

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by Brian DeRosia Looking hot on the hill this season What is going to be hot this year? What will all the shredders be wearing this year as they hit the slopes to jump and spin and “grind” (a term I still don’t think exists in snowboarding)?…

Smell the Glove Video Premier

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Our talented staff Beginning at dusk at the Sunset Drive-in and after partying at Club Metronome-a night consisting of steezy snowboarders, falling down, and breaking the law. We all looked forward to this weekend and now that nearly a month…

Eesa World Tour: Part 2

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SLC to RNO JUNE 19TH: ARRIVE PARK CITY/SLC We roll into Park City at the crack of 10 AM eight-hours later than we thought we would but with the two mechanicals and a short skate session at one truck stop, not too bad, 44 hours from VT…

Eesa World Tour: Part 1

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VT to SLC JUNE 17TH: LEAVE VT The tour begins as we push off at the crack of 2 PM on a fine Vermont afternoon. Only two weeks earlier the idea came about to buy an RV and head West to meet with team riders and visit the summer camps at…

CD Review: Lost Role Models - Mockingbird

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by Hoyle LRM Music When Brooke sent me this record to review I had a ton of shit going and had no time to really listen to it, so when I did I quickly dismissed it as some typical midwest backpacker type mess (granted I knew absolutely…

CD Review: Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening

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by Hoyle Warner Brothers Records The new release from Cut Chemist, the dj/co-producer of Jurassic Five, The Audience’s Listening is not what you would expect. On first listen, I thought it was too crazy. The tracks are all over the place…

Total Winners

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To be the proud owner of a brand new Haslam or Wilson Team Pack, all they had to do was email us!! It may have taken nine years, but we are finally giving back (more than attitude) to our loyal readers. Brian Hampton Tien Ho

Ask Google What's Up

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by Brooke Geery Since 1997, Yobeat has kept one tradition alive: forcing people to hold up a thing that says Yobeat so we can use them for promotional purposes, despite if the person has seen Yobeat or not. In the early days no one had heard…

Xtreme Games ’06

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Aspen, Colorado via Rutland, Vermont by Brooke Geery Most years the X Games are the pinnacle of televised snowboarding competition. But this is not most years. This is an Olympic year. And since Yobeat’s budget doesn’t allow us to travel…

The US Open Drinking Game

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Putting the Fun Back in the Open I'LL DRINK TO THAT For the past 20 or so years, the snowboard community has descended upon Vermont in March for a little contest called the US Open. In its glory days, the contest wasn’t about corporate…

Creager v. Haslam

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A Grudge Match for the Ages in SPOT's Kiddie Park The Tampa Pro may be one of the biggest contests of the year, but for the skaters who don’t make it all the way, the final ends up being just a waste of time between the semis and the…

Kitchen Conversations #2: Progression vs. Regression

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by Brooke Geery Yale Cousino is able to make this look good cause he only spun around a few times. I managed to avoid most snowboard competitions in person this year, and opted to watch them on TV. I like watching snowboarding on TV…

Chaotic Alcohol Consumption

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I was once a huge Britney Spears fan. I went as her for Halloween three years in a row, had all the dolls and calendars and the entire series 1 and 2 of her sticker sets. Hell, I even auditioned for a Britney Spears fan show. But now that Britney…