Warning: In the following post SNOWBOARDER may have Hans and Nils totally mixed up. Just know that we could have easily just called ‘em Mindnich like we do with other snowboarding siblings who we confuse like Eric and BJ, Eiki and Haldor, Xavier and Viktor or Mike and Tina. R: Hans Mindnich, Nils MindnichP: Brian Nevins

Captions: Pat Bridges
Photos: Brian Nevins

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While Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) isn’t one of Shakira’s best jams it was still the official anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. R: Hans Mindnich P: Brian Nevins

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FIFA should have used Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie. That would have sent a message to all those floppers. R: Nils MindnichP: Brian Nevins

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Some call is a scissor kick others a bicycle kick. However you put it Pele was the man. R: Hans MindnichP: Brian Nevins

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Who remembers the movie Victory with Sylvester Stallone and Pele. Like a cross between The Great Escape, The Longest Yard and Bend It Like Beckham. Good stuff. R: Hans MindnichP: Brian Nevins

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According to SNOWBOARDER Magazines own Wickedpedia construction of Red Bull Park began in late December 2007 with an undetermined 2009 completion date. The updated design was completed by Rossetti architects from Los Angeles and was built by New Jersey-based Hunter Roberts Construction Group, LLC. The new design featured a roof extending just past the field's touchlines with 60 feet (18 m) of the roof being translucent to allow for natural light. The first row of seating is approximately 21 feet (6.4 m) from the touchlines. The design is on par with those of soccer stadiums around the world. It looks similar to the Hypo-Arena in Klagenfurt, Austria in appearance. R: Hans MindnichP: Brian Nevins

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They say it is tough to get people to go and watch soccer games… Looks like they couldn’t sell one ticket to this jib exhibition. Instead, everyone must have been at Mtn Creek riding all of that fresh pow!!! R: Hans MindnichP: Brian Nevins

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Special thanks due to Red Bull Arena and Mountain Creek for indulging a pitch of a different kind. R: Hans Mindnich P: Brian Nevins