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LINDSEY JACOBELLIS TAKES HOME 10th X GAMES GOLD MEDAL

LindseyJacobellis_XGamesBoarderX_Monster     Vista, California – February 5, 2016 - This past weekend, WEND team rider Lindsey Jacobellis set a new record by winning her 10th Winter X Games medal in Women’s Snowboarder X, the most gold medals earned by any women to compete in X Games history.  Finishing second in qualifiers to Czech Republic’s Eva Samokva, defending Olympic gold medalist, Lindsey made sure to put up a fight for the 2016 X Games gold.  Samkova and Jacobellis each winning their semifinal heats, both moved on to a very heated final round.  With Samkova making her way to the front of the pack early in the final race, Jacobellis trailed close behind until taking the inside line of the most critical turn throughout the course, knowing that Samkova would take the outside line, allowing Jacobellis to pull out front taking the first place position.  Holding Samkolva tight to the finish line, Lindsey proved her talent, experience and strategy by taking home the X Games gold, beating Eva Samkova by 0.04 of a second.

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  Lindsey Jacobellis earned her first X Games Snowboarder X gold medal in 2003 at the early age of 18.  Since then, Lindsey has only once missed the top podium taking the silver medal finish in 2007.  With 10 X Games gold medals, Jacobellis is the most successful boardercross racer ever, medaling 11 straight times out of 13 X Games appearances.  Her 0.769 winning percentage  is the best of any X Games athlete with at least 10 starts in a single discipline.  In addition, Lindsey’s hard work continues to pay off as she is a four-time World Champion (2005, 2007, 2011 and 2015), three-time Olympian (winning silver in 2006, finishing fifth in 2010 and seventh in 2014), and holds 27 wins on the FIS World Cup circut.

“It was a great week at X Games, I was over the moon and excited to come home with my tenth gold and I thank all my sponsors for their ongoing support!” stated Jacobellis.  ”It means a lot to be a part of a close family brand like WEND and to have their support on the slopes, as well as in the surf.  I’m happy to be part of the Wax Research family!”

John Dahl, President at Wax Research commented, “Watching Lindsey’s race had us at the edge of our seats.  We were so pumped when she made the pass and are proud to be a supporting component that continues to get her across the finish line first.”

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About Lindsey Jacobellis
At 30 years old, Lindsey Jacobellis is one of the most successful women snowboarders of all time with a record setting 25 World Cup victories in Snowboard X & Halfpipe.  She is also a three-time Olympian with a silver medal at Torino, four-time SBX World Cup Champion, and now ten-time X Games gold medalist.  Lindsey was introduced to snowboarding in 1996 by her older brother, Benny, and the same year started racing boardercross at a local event held at Stratton Mountain.  Jacobellis also credits her success to her attendance at Stratton Mountain School, which holds a program allowing students to ride daily while earning their high school diplomas.  Lindsey’s first X Games invite came to her at the early age of 15.  Not only does Jacobellis hold 11 medals in Snowboard X, but has also earned herself a Slopestyle bronze medal from Winter X Games 2003.

About WEND
WEND, a Wax Research Inc. brand, is an innovative line of Natural Meadowfoam (MF) and fluoro racing waxesoverlays, bars and pastes, including a full range of tuning shop waxes and base treatments.  WEND continues to redefine the way we think about snow waxes.  As a leader in the global wax market, WEND unwinds traditional logic as witnessed in the performance of their trailblazing formulas.  Founded in Encinitas in 1971, Wax Research is recognized by the international sport community as one of the original surf accessory companies.  This family of like-minded people is dedicated to that vital spark of individualism and adventure.  A grassroots manufacture, every handcrafted bar of high quality surf and ski wax is poured in their California factory.

686 Seconds Teaser

The 686 Seconds Teaser is Finally Here

The teaser – it’s finally here, just in time to prep us for the overload of stoke we will experience next week at the World Premiere of 686‘s film 686 Seconds.  Keep an eye out for WEND Team Rider Mike Gray‘s clip around 1:30!  Peep the teaser, read the words, get ready to have a good time.

686 Seconds Teaser 

The teaser – it’s finally here, just in time to prep us for the overload of stoke we will experience next week at the World Premiere of 686‘s film 686 Seconds.  Keep an eye out for WEND Team Rider Mike Gray‘s clip around 1:30!  Peep the teaser, read the words, get ready to have a good time.  

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After 23 years as innovators in the outerwear industry, 686 has finally amassed a family of global pro’s and am’s down to present snowboarding as seen through our eyes. What stared as a question of how can we fill 686 seconds, became a full length 36 minute film featuring all of our family.

Included riders are; Ryan Tarbell, Riley Nickerson, Ian Hart, Austin Young, John Murphy, Mike Gray, Matt Wainhouse. We also introduce new heavy hitters, Tor Lundstrom, Matt Belize, Forrest Burki and Enzo Nilo and round out the mix with Forest Bailey, Cam Pierce, Sammy Luebke, Sebi Geiger and Marco Feichtner.

Directed by Ian Post

World Premiere is at the Attic in Hollywood, CA on 09/17/15. Open to the public, 21 and older.

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HCSC Session 6 Video Recap

High Cascade Snowboard Camp Comes To An End

 

 

Stick a fork in it, because this summer is DONE! Signature Session™ Pros Scott Stevens, Jesse Burtner, WEND team rider Ryan Paul and Chris Grenier made sure to keep the moves in the park HOT and to keep it even hotter in Government Camp. To turn things up even another notch, our campers got a top-secret screening of the newest Think Thank flick, “Methods of Prediction.”

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Thanks to all of our employees, sponsors, Signature Session™ Pros, guests, and most importantly, OUR CAMPERS for an amazing 2015. See you next summer on Mount Hood.

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Filmed by: Tyler Orton, Beef, Sean Lucey, Mia Lambson, Devin Bernard, RJ McNichols

High Cascade Snowboard Camp Session 5 Video Recap

HCSC Session 5 Video Recap

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Five down, one to go! Session 5 at High Cascade Snowboard Camp is a WRAP! We teamed up with Mother Nature to bring the temperature up for the beginning of August and we certainly succeeded, because Session 5 was a SCORCHER. Did we forget to mention that Signature Session™ Pro Danimals officially got bumped up to Pro for Ride Snowboards during Session 5 as well? Congrats Dan, you deserve it.

Featuring: Jesse Gouveia, Max Warbington, John Murphy, Max Tokunaga, Peter Limberg, Christian Sparks, Drew Poganski, Danimals, Christian Hobush, Camper Miles Fallon, Kody Williams, Vinny, Brady Lem, Cullen Berklau, Chris Fellner, Joe Sexton, and Cody Beiersdorf.

Filmed by Tyler Orton, Beef, Mia Lambson, and Devin Bernard
Featured Filmer: Jon Ray
Edited by Tyler Orton

 

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Jesse Gouveia with a Frontside Ollie – photo: Mark O’Malley

For more information on High Cascade Snowboard Camp, head over to highcascade.com or call us at home in Oregon at 503.206.8520.

 

HCSC Session 5 Photo Recap

High Cascade Snowboard Camp Session 5 Recap


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Photos: Chris Moran & Danny Kern

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Signature Session™ Joe Sexton says “Nevermind the lifts, let’s hike!” photo: Danny Kern

Five down and one to go! Session 5 at High Cascade Snowboard Camp has come to a close and Signature Session™ Pros Jed Anderson, Jake Kuzyk, Danimals, Joe Sexton, and Hana Beaman brought the party! Everyone was here for the snowboard bash and campers, staff members, and guests were slashin’ slush up on Mount Hood. Eight warm, sunny days on the Palmer snowfield were topped off with a little camper-only sneak peak of the new Videograss film right here in Government Camp, Oregon. Stay tuned for the Session 5 Video Recap and more of the festivities to come out of Mount Hood.

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Chris Fellner isn’t scared to really go the distance and sends it to flat over this chunder gap. photo: Danny Kern

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Jake Aaronson demonstrates the ol’ grab and grinder. photo: Danny Kern

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With style that speaks for itself, Joh Murphy lofts this melon-to-fakie on an Oregon evening. photo: Danny Kern

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Camper and NHD hopeful Kyle Cross lofts out a FS3-to-Fakie on the QP. photo: Danny Kern

For more information on High Cascade Snowboard Camp, visit http://www.HighCascade.com or reach out to a snowboarder via phone at 503.206.8520.

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HCSC Hosts WEND Waxing Clinics

WEND Waxing Clinics at High Cascade

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With record high temps on Mt. Hood this summer, here at High Cascade, there are a few essentials in one’s snowboarding kit that are vital for shred survival on the Volcano. Clean/dry socks are essential for comfort, also your roommates will thank you for not filling up the apartment with that musty boot order we all adore. Sunscreen, unless you want your face to look like grandpa’s elbow, apply and re-apply generously. And the most important of essentials for maximum fun, of course, wax. We’re snowboarding on a giant volcano. Unless you’ve gone snow-blind, you’ll notice we aren’t exactly riding fresh powder. This hundred year old snow below your board is a mix of salt, minerals, dirt, and more salt. Like sunscreen, apply wax and re-apply generously. If I see you stuck in the middle of the park and feel a spray of cold snow go down your back as I go surfing on by, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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For more information on High Cascade Snowboard Camp, visit us on the web at highcascade.com, or if you want to talk it out, reach out to us at our home in Oregon at 503.206.8520.

HCSC Session 4 Photo Recap

High Cascade Session 4 Photo Recap

Safety first, as camper Storm makes sure his steatbelt grab is locked in as he jams into the Jersey barrier.  Photo: Danny Kern

Safety first, as camper Storm makes sure his steatbelt grab is locked in as he jams into the Jersey barrier. Photo: Danny Kern

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It’s midsummer here at High Cascade at the Palmer Snowfield has been action packed! The HCSC Private Parks have migrated North and campers are slashing slush, pressing boxes, spinning jumps, and then hopping right back on the Palmer lift to do it again!

Jordan Morse RIPS! Jinx! Melon poke to fakie on the quarter pipe.  Photo: Danny Kern

Jordan Morse RIPS! Jinx! Melon poke to fakie on the quarter pipe. Photo: Danny Kern

High above the clouds and still composed.  Matt Larson goes front board to regular from the Jersey Barrier into the bank.  Photo: Danny Kern

High above the clouds and still composed. Matt Larson goes front board to regular from the Jersey Barrier into the bank. Photo: Danny Kern

Finn Westbury ollies to frontboard and pops back into the bank fakie.  Photo: Danny Kern

Finn Westbury ollies to frontboard and pops back into the bank fakie. Photo: Danny Kern

 

STYLE for miles.  Jesse Gouveia lofts a frontside air.  Photo: Danny Kern

STYLE for miles. Jesse Gouveia lofts a frontside air. Photo: Danny Kern

What's canadian and Goes front lip pretzel into the bank?  This guy.  Photo: Danny Kern

What’s canadian and Goes front lip pretzel into the bank? This guy. Photo: Danny Kern

 

Want to Come Ride With Us this summer? Very limited space is still available for Session 6 at High Cascade. For more information, visit the dates and prices page on the High Cascade website, or reach out to us at home in Oregon at 503.206.8520.

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HCSC Session 3 Video Recap

High Cascade Session 3 Video Recap

 

 

Holy smokes! With the Drink Water Rat Race and the ever-changing weather here in Oregon, it would be an understatement to say that Session 3 at High Cascade was a whirlwind!  The annunal migration to Mt. Hood is in full effect, and the level of riding in our Private Parks is at an all-time high!WEBLennyM

Featuring Mark Goodall, Logan Beaulieu, Max Warbington, Jack Harris, Christian Hobush, Corey McDonald, Alex Lopez, Mike Ravelson, Chris Roach, Cody Horan, Ben Bilocq, Tyler Orton, Tim Eddy, Ralph Kucharek, Chili Graves, Christian Sparks, Lenny Mazzotti, Gigi Ruf, and Jesse Gouveia standing sideways on snow and metal.

 

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For more information on High Cascade Snowboard Camp, visit us on the web at highcascade.com, or if you want to talk it out, reach out to us at our home in Oregon at 503.206.8520.

Alex Deibold Attends Drink Water’s 4th Annual Rat Race at Mt. Hood

WEND Team Rider Alex Deibold Attends Drink Water’s 4th Annual Rat Race at Mt. Hood

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July isn’t a month that most people in the Northern Hemisphere associate with snowboarding.  BBQ’s, beach visits, and camping trips are probably more the norm. For the small group of us that do make the pilgrimage to the ever shrinking glacial snowfields in the Pacific Northwest we are rewarded with sunny, slush-filled days of summer shred. This year I decided to make the trek to check out yet another rider hosted banked slalom, the Rat Race presented by the We Drink Water crew.

Mt. Hood saw one of its worst snow years in recorded history forcing founders Austin Smith and Bryan Fox to find a new local for the event, now in its 4th year.  Not to be deterred, they found a spot above the Palmer Snowfield that would require anyone interested in taking part to earn their turns and hike the course for every lap.

 

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Rider hosted events have a unique vibe that sets them apart from other more traditional competitions. Sure there are some sponsors, most of which back the riders putting the blood, sweat and tears into pulling the thing off, but there are no TV crews, no marketing budgets, an the little press that they do get is typically putout by industry insiders that take part in the mayhem. This was just a small group of dedicated dudes with some shovels, rakes, and a couple hundred pounds of salt. Being my first time to the event and not knowing the Drink Water crew very well, I figured it would be in my best interest to show up early to help dig. These events don’t get any help from snowcats or machines, it’s all hand built chaos.

The event got its start from the pastime of the Drink Water crew when they were diggers at High Cascade Snow Camp. They would salt in a set of tight rollers next to the digger tent dubbed the ‘death track’ and see if anyone could make it through without eating shit.  Unlike most banked slalom events I’ve done, the Rat Race has a handful of tech rollers and doubles to keep you on your toes. This year it was the start and finish that gave most people issues, myself included; during my first attempt I didn’t even make it to turn 1. And the two sets of doubles just before the finish line claimed more egos than you could shake a Cobra Dog at. The summer sun and 100 or so shredders help ride in some of the features to make them a little more manageable, but even still, some of the most legendary riders in the industry found themselves on the wrong side of the fine line.

 

This is where dreams were either made or broken...

 

This is where dreams were either made or broken…

 

The Rat Race is the first event I have ever been to where they were stoked to see participant numbers smaller than the year before.  It’s not about being the next must do event, it’s about getting together with a core group of people that love snowboarding and raising money for a good cause (this year they donated over $20k to water.org, a non-profit aimed at getting clean drinking water to those around the world without access).

The awards ceremony that took place at Frog Lake after a BBQ hosted by Bryan and Austin’s parents, is a prime example of what sets this event apart. They give out a handful of  ‘Rat Trap’ awards to those in the field who don’t necessarily get to stand on the podium to recognize that it’s not all about the fastest time of the day. There were stories told about almost everyone who was awarded anything. They made sure to bring up and recognize all the people who helped dig and make the event possible. And there were more than a few f-bombs dropped to emphasize their passion about reducing your footprint as consumers and helping others in need.

After the Mt Hood moon dust had settled Hailey Langland and Harry “Mr. Banked Slalom” Kearney took home the top honors as well as custom hand shaped surfboards by Chris Christenson.  They brought up the top 10 finishers for pro-men and at first I was a little bummed to hear my name called out for 9th, but when the next four or five names were guys I’ve idolized and respected for my whole career, I was honored to be standing amongst some modern legends. As the party wound down, hands were shook, high fives were doled out, and I left with feeling of pure stoke that reminded me of why I started snowboarding in the first place.

 

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Top 10 Pro Men. A heavy line up to say the least. PHOTO: Nick Hamilton

High Cascade Snowboard Camp: Session 1 Recap

HCSC Session 1 Recap

Session 1 at High Cascade Snowboard Camp is a wrap! Mother Nature provided a dream-like scenario on-hill; warm, sunny, slushy, and full of good times! With Go Skateboarding Day occurring during Session 1 and Signature Session™ Pros Pat Moore, Mike Ravelson, Johnny O’Connor, Mary Rand, and Christy Prior in town, it was definitely a Session 1 that we will never forget!

 

Signature Session™ Pro Pat Moore goes Frontside on this Invert - P: Chris Moran

Signature Session™ Pro Pat Moore goes Frontside on this Invert – P: Chris Moran

Are you jealous of High Cascade’s visiting pros, Staff Members, and amazing campers that were ripping in our Private Parks up on Mount Hood? Space is still available for this summer, and they would love for you to come ride with them this summer. Visit our Dates and Prices or call them at their home in Oregon at 503.206.8520 for more information.