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Electric Crew At Brighton

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Electric Crew At Brighton

Electric Posse having a few fun day's at Brighton. Electric's Big Bear and Utah Slayers on hand for the edit, Chris Bradshaw, Lucas Magoon, Cameron Pierce, Brady Larson, Dylan Thompson, Daniel Brown, Lenny Mazzotti, Justin Mulford, Ian Sams, Ryan Tarbell, Deadlung, Casey Nelson, and Cam Fitzpatrick, all took over Brighton's Park..

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Burton Rail Days: Tokyo Recap

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Burton Rail Days: Tokyo Recap

Words: T Bird
Photos: Joel Fraser

Today, I saw a sign in a restaurant that said "Thank you for come in our restaurant." If one were to see these words at an eating establishment in the States, they would more than likely gather their belongings and leave very quickly, but I just chuckled, because, well, I'm in Japan and pretty much every American phrase, idiom, or general sentence is lost in translation, as was the case in this instance...I hope.

Japan is one of my favorite countries. The food is amazing, the cities are clean and offer exceptional public transportation, the people are genuine and courteous, and the Japanese are scream-at-the-top-of-your-lungs fanatical about snowboarding. It's almost enough to make you bummed on being a snowboarder in the U.S., if we didn't have such incredible mountains.

Needless to say, when Burton decided to put on their Rail Days event in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, it was, in my opinion, a great pre-season decision.

The setup, designed by Chris "Gunny" Gunnarson and his crew of SPT pushers, is gargantuan. Now I'm not simply sensationalizing for ulterior editorial motives. These are the most behemoth features I've ever seen in a rail jam. The photos might do it justice, but as proven time and again, they probably won't.

The course consists of a nipple-high concrete ledge on looker's left with a kinked creeper, a twenty-odd foot down round bar dead center, and a square down-flat-down on looker's right that should and probably did scare the shit out of the contestants the first time they locked on to it. Framing the course on the far looker's right and left are true urban gaps. No jumps, just straight diving board takeoffs. On the left is a street light to bonk, and on the right, a post office-style mailbox in the landing. Right now I could make an incredibly cheesy pun about the riders "sending it" on the mailbox, but I won't...because I kinda just did.

The field was stacked. Cameron Pierce, Scott Stevens, Dylan Alito, Stevie Bell, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Marc Swoboda, Wojtek Pawlusiak, Alex Andrews, Mike Casanova, Zac Marben, Jamie Nicholls and more flew across the Pacific in an attempt to pocket the $15,000 first place purse. Getting through Customs was going to be a itch for one of these dudes, that's for sure.

The contest started with a 45 minute jam and the field of 16 was then cut to 8 and those riders battled it out in a head-to-head, best of three run series. It was:

Dylan Alito vs. Ethan Morgan
Stevie Bell vs. Ethan Deiss
Shoma Takao vs. Scotty Stevens
Marc Swoboda vs. Jamie Nicholls

The final heats were Shomo Takao vs. Ethan Deiss to determine third and fourth place and Dylan Alito vs. Jamie Nicholls for second and first. Ethan came out in third, Alito took second, and the young Brit Jamie Nicholls took the win, and $15,000 cash.

Burton Rail Days ended up being one of the best rail jams I have ever witnessed, and-much like the toilets in Japan that spray water into your most private of areas after a big dumpo-it was refreshing. Until next time, I love you Tokyo, and I hope to sing horrible, out-of-tune music in a small room again with you soon.

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Forum Teaser: Vacation

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Forum Teaser: Vacation

Vacation? More like working vacation. The most trusted name in snowboarding team videos, Forum, is back with another flick that is sure to stoke. Dre, Yella, Eazy, Cube, MC Ren and Mik Lezan, aka NWA, provide the uptempo soundtrack to this preview.

Get ready for the biggest beach party of the year with none other than your favorite Forum team! Check out this all-new sneak peek of what’s to come at next week’s World Premiere of Vacation, taking place Wednesday, September 28th at the Huntington Beach Pier, 8:30pm. After party will follow at Black Bull Chop House.

North American Tour:
Oct. 13th Calgary, AB CAN – Plaza Theater
Oct. 14th Vancouver, BC CAN – Forum Sports Bar
Oct. 15th Portland, OR – Mission Theater
Oct.19th Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Oct. 20th Montreal, QC CAN – Boulevard 44
Oct. 20th Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Oct. 21st Reno, NV – The Freight House District
Oct. 21st Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center
Oct. 22nd Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
Oct. 23rd New York City, NY – The Red Bull Space

European Tour:
Oct. 1st Feldkirch, Austria – Poolbar
Oct. 3rd Barcelona, Spain – Shoko Club
Oct. 5th Marseille, France – La Friche et Le Cabaret Aléatoire
Oct. 6th Bozen, Italy – Halle 28
Oct. 8th Landgraaf, The Netherlands – SnowWorld

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Forum Teaser: Vacation

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Forum Teaser: Vacation

Crack open a cold one, or kick-start the blender and fire up that Piña Colada.... Forum has dropped the teaser for their upcoming movie, "Vacation".

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Foursquare Launches 2011 Website

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Foursquare Launches 2011 Website

Introducing the new 2011 Foursquare website. The site was built from the ground up with a focus on simplicity, ease of use, clean aesthetics and function, to ensure that Every Thing Has a Purpose.

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