Despite naming themselves after the first World Industries skateboard video and featuring the crème of the crop of New England’s new school kicker kids, Rubbish Heap couldn’t hold a candle to Nick Khater and Video Gypsy. This means that Video Gypsy will advance to face off against one of the following two videos in the next round of The Superpark Sunday Showdown. This next matchup looks to be an exciting one considering that the two men behind the featured edits have a longstanding relationship. Matt Roberge has been an instrumental filmer for Think Thank mastermind Jesse Burtner. This means that allegiances will be divided, IP addresses guarded and bribes dolled out like stomp pads at a Left Brain, Right Brain mini shred session.
Week 9.5 is now upon us and we have two more Superpark Sunday Showdown contenders, with Matt Roberge going head-to-head against Think Thank. Vote for your favorite video and help them advance to the next round and potentially win $5,000 compliments of Gatorade. Voting is allowed each day, so check back to make sure your favorite is winning. Voting will end 8/13/10 at midnight.
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What’s your thoughts about this weeks contenders?
The 411 on the SixEleven Superpark Sunday Showdown against Matt Roberge is that clever crooning and a TM who can caveman slide while sloshed can’t overcome a no-frills edit where the riding is put front and center. Nonetheless, Mike Peterson and his pals put on a good fight and came within a hundred votes of Matt Roberge. Which leads us to wonder what kind of a man is Matt Roberge? The kind of man who stands behind his projects and puts them out there for the world to see under his own name. Roberge doesn’t hide behind some slick company header like Videograss, Variety Pack or Vivid. Matt’s Superpark short is a two-song escapade that is part homey video and part highlight reel. Standouts like Guldemond, Thompson, Craven, Swanson and Sorsa are spliced alongside Easties including Bailey, Hulbert, Langlois, Farrell and S.C.O. Dubs. Other notables include a 12-year-old Kyle Mack doing the largest air a kid his age ever has right to the knuckle where he proceeds to bounce into the second biggest air a kid his age has ever done. To top it off, Roobs also includes clips of Hana Beaman, Anne-Flore Marxer and Jamie Anderson!
Two songs is all it took for Jesse Burtner and his band of boarders to banish JTR Productions from this video competition. Though he’ll tell you that it is a collaborative effort, Jesse Burtner is the brains behind Think Thank. Since their first production Thunk in 2004, Burtner and company have changed the fabric of snowboard filmmaking by rewriting the rules. Think Thank is proof positive that great snowboarding and compelling footage needn’t be death defying, exotic, or the product of an astronomical budget. For the Superpark Sunday Showdown, Think Thank put this year’s two-disc epic Left Brain, Right Brain on the back burner for a few days to create an original short, titled 2 More, Skip The Last with a cast that includes Jason Robinson, Sam Hulbert, Nick Visconti, Ben Bogart, Sean Genovese and over a dozen other supporting players.
About Superpark Sunday Showdown
The Superpark Sunday Showdown is presented by Gatorade. This interactive contest is a weekly video faceoff where two Superpark edits go head to head with the victor being decided by you, the snowboardermag.com viewer. The entry that receives the most votes each week advances to the next round. All told, there are 16 film companies in contention, each with hopes of advancing all the way to the end of the brackets where they will receive the $5,000 grand prize courtesy of Gatorade. Keep in mind that only one vote a day will be counted per viewer, per browser, so keep coming back to www.snowboardermag.com daily to support your favorite vids.