Battle Of The Brands 2012: Opening Act

With the 2012 SNOWBOARDER Magazine Superpark 16 Battle Of The Brands Presented By Gatorade set to begin on Monday June 18th we feel a bit of a warm-up is in order to give the voters a chance to get stoked. For this we have two exclusive Superpark 16 edits that won't be in the Battle Of The Brands main event.

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Although Dinosaurs Will Die missed the Battle of the Brands submission deadline, all we can say is better late than never. In DWD’s DIY approach, you’ll see Ben Bogart going ballistic on the Loon hip, Chris Brewster breakin’ shit off on the Boreal setup, Genovese’s inverted exploits, newcomers Lucas Oulette and Richie Conklin making their official introduction to snowboarding, filmer and DWD co-founder Jeff Keenan showing that after years of dusting off death lenses he can still dust off the boots, and lest we forget, SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s own Special Projects Design Director “Big” Mike Gonsalves, who waxed up his stick-and perhaps even his chest-and took it to Superpark 16 sans shirt.

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The savage shreds from Smith Optics came back from Mt. Bachelor with a slew of footage and decided to throw their edit into the ring as a Battle Of The Brands alternate. Well, we have our sixteen submissions so no backups were needed, but this saga from Smith, set to the sounds of Megadeath and featuring the riding of Wyatt Caldwell, Colin Langlois, Jeff Kramer, Pat Lee, Chelone Miller, Taylor Carlton, Corey Noble, and Smith TM Nate Farrell who also provides the overdub narrative, is too good not to put in the mix somehow.

Remember to check back to and on Monday June 18th 2012 for the beginning of the first bout of The Battle of The Brands as Quiksilver faces off against K2. May the best edit win!