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Diaries Downunder Episode 3: Burton High Fives

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Diaries Downunder Episode 3: Burton High Fives

Burton High Fives brings top level international riders to Snow Park, New Zealand to take part in Insane activities and a contest format that would be hard to mimic in any other part of the world. Hectic car driving, shooting, knife throwing, buggy driving and jet boating combine with one of the most progressive competitions ever. Mark McMorris attempts the world's first slopestyle triple cork, Stale Sandbech lands a 1440 and Mikkel Bang still puts style first. A must -see! A big gap to rail then awaits us at Cardrona, built especially for DDU. The aim was to test what exactly is possible when you have an amazing 20 foot jump onto a 30 foot rail. Flips, spins and another crazy episode of Diaries Downunder for you!

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Will and Friends Episode 1

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Will and Friends Episode 1

The fact that riders from places like New Zealand create videos for the internet further proves that whoever named it the worldwide web wasn't just claiming it. This is the first of a whole series of videos from Will and Friends covering their exploits over the course of the New Zealand winter.

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DoNZ Dispatch: ThirtyTwo in New Zealand

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DoNZ Dispatch: ThirtyTwo in New Zealand

ThirtyTwo just wrapped an epic trip to New Zealand. Ten days of skating, eating, drinking and playing soccer. Oh yeah and we snowboarded a little bit. We started in Auckland and then flew down to Wanaka and rode Snowpark and Cardrona but while we were there a 50-year storm dumped on both islands and essentially shut the whole country down. At first it didn't seem like a big deal when we strolled the streets of Queenstown in 8 inches of snow, as we have all been in that type of weather before, but when we started to understand just how rare an occasion it really was for snow to blanket the low elevation so thoroughly we decided to improvise. Surprisingly the resorts shut down because of too much snow but we ended up sessioning the local skatepark with some Queenstown locals while the city tried to sort itself out. We also snuck in skate sessions at lots of the local parks on both islands and got a good after hour session in at the indoor resort Snowplanet. Our NZ connect Ryan hooked us up real good and was super patient with our Stienlager fueled crew of indecisiveness. As well the New Zealand locals are always extremely hospitable and were quick to oblige us with all request and helped us to deplete the countryside of lamb shanks and sadats. Maximum Respect.

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