People’s Court: Neal Cummings vs Adam Vick

This week in the People’s Court we have an east coaster versus a no coaster. Who has more style? Which region has more talent? Or is Star Wars taking it all?

This season, the People’s Court is brought to you by So-Gnar. Battles are open to any amateur snowboarder – you can be sponsored, just not getting paid, son. Want to take part?  Send your edit (hosted on Youtube of Vimeo) to [email protected] 

People’s Court: Jack Wiley vs Colin Cummins

This week’s match-up features two Park City-trained kids, battling it out to see who really is the best in their squad. Is it Jack? Is it Colin? Or will Spidey take it all?

People’s Court: Graham Haley vs Grant Giller


This week we have a couple riders that are comin’ on up. The may be hot shit in their respective regions, but only one can take the prize this week. As always, you choose.

Graham Haley

Grant Giller

The People’s 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. To submit your edit, email the link to [email protected]

Dave Downing Takes You Split Boarding

Though snowboarding has already proven itself a viable winter activity for those who enjoy fun, adventure, being outside, etc etc, Kim Kircher (who we assume still sleeps with the guy who owns Crystal Mountain) recently penned a blog about why the major media believes the sport is in decline and (yes, we’re paraphrasing) she hopes the fad is finally over! While we could have easily filed this under, who the fuck cares what some stupid bitch thinks, the blogosphere has been a buzz with dicussion and we’re certainly not ones to leave well enough alone.

The dudes over at NWbroweather pulled out a few of the more amazing quotes, such as “Snowboarders strap and unstrap a hundred times a day. It must get really old. As far as efficiency goes, that’s a lot of wasted energy. Maybe snowboarders are getting tired of it. Perhaps that’s why the industry is seeing a decline.” He then goes on to point out all the actual reasons snowboard participation is in decline, and if you want to feel better about your marketing job in the industry, it’s a good read.

It wouldn’t be good blogging etiquette if we didn’t note he knows about this blog because of A-Man, who is the most enlightened of all of us and summed it up simply. “Bigots and dummies like her are on some amateur shit: they think someone has to lose for them to win.”

So what does all this have to do with a video of Dave Downing splitboarding? Well, Dave Downing is a snowboarder — has been since long before we knew it existed, and he’s still doing it. Snowboarding, you see, is constantly growing and evolving, because it doesn’t have to be one way or the other. Get out there and do what YOU enjoy. If you want to bitch for bitching sake, or make fun of the other idiots out there, do that too. But just remember, this shit is supposed to be fun.

As for us, we don’t really care what this broad has to say, and we heard Crystal is a skier mountain anyway.

The People’s Court: Markus Haka vs. Georg Obermeissner

“Urban” snowboarding counts a lot more when it is actually happening in the streets. It’s not to say an occasional park-edit isn’t fun, but come on people. Vote for which dude slays the streets harder.

Markus Haka


Georg Obermeissner

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The People’s 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]

People’s Court: Bar Dadon vs Najc Ferjan

Some people really, really want to get their edits posted on Yobeat. In the case of mini Brendon Reg…I mean Bar Dadon, we decided to give him some People’s Court love. Put up against an equally talented metal slider, Bar will probably still win because Yobeat doesn’t like Euros. But hey, maybe you’ll surprise us once.

Bar Dadon

Nejc Ferjan

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The Winner of this week’s battle will receive the new Yobeat Burlarse de Snowboard T.

Want to be part of the People’s Court? Submit your video by sending it to [email protected]

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.