Matt Roberge produced a mighty fine Superpark edit, but democracy can’t be denied and with Think Thank’s 2 More, Skip The Last, the people have spoken, err clicked. Rather than covering a crew, Burtner and Co. have captured the whole of Superpark from the thirty foot tall quarterpipe to the 100 foot long Centipede. As for the talent, everyone from Craven to Murakami are represented. Of course, this is a Think Thank production so their regular players are well represented. And if you think that the Think Thank crew are just a bunch of mini-shred masters, peep Hironaka and Jason Robinson sending it alongside Lonnie and Chas. With the requisite post Showdown analysis out of the way, it is with great pleasure that we announce our next Superpark Sunday Showdown matchup. Videograss versus Nuulife will henceforth be known as “Clash Of The TightEdits.” Check these clips and as usual, make your opinions matter by voting for the video you appreciate more.
Week 10 is now upon us and we have two more Superpark Sunday Showdown contenders, with Videograss going head-to-head against Nuulife. 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 8/17/10 at midnight.
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Some may say that Videograss basically got a by into this round by facing off against Japan’s Amane Ohta. What people don’t realize is that Amane’s edit included two Olympic snowboarders, which is something Videograss didn’t…so take that haters! With a crew more known for urban assaults and backcountry exploits than inbounds antics, Videograss called up their industry reserves for this offering. With a pedigree of upside down stunts born out of boredom in the Big Bear park, Lance and Mike Hakker took to Mammoth’s Chair 14 with reckless abandon and little regard for personal style or safety. Two other men, one, part Mexican and part Indian, the other, part Mexican and part Canadian, join the brothers Hakker in their quest to prove that the behind-the-scenes players can still hold it down. The final product leaves one wondering how Chas Guldemond could have beaten Oli Gagnon for the Superpark Standout title. On a side note, both of Videograss’s two filmers, Sean Mccormick and Jan Snarski, edited up submissions for this contest and let the Videograss riders themselves vote on which of the two edits to submit. This edit is the one produced by Jan Snarski, we believe, and for the record, Java Fernandez had clips in both edits.
In their opening round appearance against Variety Pack, Nuulife proved that it doesn’t always have to be about the action. Apparently there is a place in the Showdown for narrative. Amen to that. There are a few things Canadians do well: Hockey, binge drinking, donning denim, cooking bacon, road-tripping with their shirts off, and snowboarding. The latter of that list is especially relevant to the NuuLife crew. Making the trek to Mammoth all the way from our neighbor to the north, NuuLife rolled into Superpark and documented their week down to the minute. Featuring riders like Jody Wachniak, Dustin Craven, Andrew Geeves, Rusty Ockenden, Kevin Griffin, Adam Chuntz, Eric Willett, Mark McMorris, Torgir Bergeim, Robby Balharry, Kael Hill, Eman Anderson, Matt Belzile and many more, NuuLife gives you a glimpse into these carving Canucks week in Mono County; that is, until they end up in a seaside pokey. But hey, when you leave a gathering that has no rules, adjusting to life on the outside can be a tough task.
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.