Emma Crosby Snowboarding 2014


Emma Crosby

There’s a few girls on the come up out of Minnesota and one leading the charge is snowboarder Emma Crosby.  Finding free time during the winter must be difficult with a rigorous schedule filled with regional and national level contests, filming in the streets, and riding with the Vision Elite Snowboard Team; but somehow Emma makes it happen.

“My Group of friends and teammates that I rode with this season pushed me everyday to become a better rider. This year I really wanted to focus on having fun and everything seemed to fall into place.” says Emma about her season.  By the looks of the video above and all the pics and contest results below Emma has had an amazing season.

With great results, epic shots, and a great attitude companies continually throw loads of product Emma’s way and K2 Snowboards hook her up up with hardgoods.  Here’s what Emma rides:

Snowboard: K2 Lime Lite
Boots: K2 Contour
Bindings: K2 Yeah Yeah

With plans to attend college in Utah next season Emma will devour Park City and destroy the everything in sight.  Keep an eye out for Emma, you’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the near future.  Great job and good luck!

Emma Crosby Snowboard Contest Results

USASA – United States of America Snowboard Association

National Championships – Copper Mountain, CO
2nd Place – Rail Jam- Open Class Women
4th Place – Slopestyle – Open Class Women

Upper Midwest Alt Series
2nd Place Overall Slopestyle – Open Class Women
1st Place – Slopestyle – Open Class Women – Wild Mountain, MN
2nd Place – Slopestyle – Open Class Women – Afton Alps, MN
2nd Place – Slopestyle – Open Class Women – Hyland Hills, MN

Midwest Best Snowboard & Freeski Series
1st Place – Slopestyle – Open Class Women – Sun Burst, WI (Hi.Chew Regional)

USSA – United State Ski and Snowboard Association

Revolution Tour
10th Place Overall – Slopestyle
11th Place – Slopestyle – Mammoth Mountain, CO
7th Place – Slopestyle – Sun Valley, ID


2013 Etnies Marana Ryan Sheckler Shoes

Sheckler's Favorite - Etnies Marana

Etnies Marana Skate Shoes

Here it is kiddos, the long awaited Etnies Ryan Sheckler 7 Shoes – actually they’re not called that at all.  The shoe’s real name is the Etnies Marana.  The Etnies Marana comes in 3 colorways, the Ryan Sheckler shoes just happens to have one specific color – red.  We actually caught some heat from a Marana Ryan Sheckler  Shoes video we posted before the November, 26th release date.  It’s all about pushing the limits…

Ryan Sheckler has had 6 different major pro model shoes produced by Etnies; actually there is more because series like the 5 & 6 come in options like the 5 LX and 6 Fusion.  Yes, one could argue Shecks has had more than 6 pro model shoes.  Every Ryan Sheckler pro model has performance improvements but sometimes designs has been used from previous models, for example, the Sheckle 5 has the mid-top and one-piece toe designs of the Shecker 4 and side panel vertical lines from the Sheckler 2.  Its almost has if Etnies is retrofitting Ryan Sheckler pro model shoes for each release, except for this one.

3 Colorways

Here’s the interesting thing, the shoe is actually called the Marana and not the Sheckler 7.  The Etnies Marana Shoes come in black/white, grey/white, or red/white.  Within the Marana shoe styles Shecks has a select colorway – red/white.  The only major difference between the red/white colorway and the others, from what we’ve seen, is the removable  insole with the Ryan Sheckler RS iconic logo and Ryan Sheckler’s name screen printed near the heel cup.  People may get confused as to what insole they’ll receive if they purchase a red/white pair of Etnies Marana Shoes…The samples we shot (gallery below) have the same insole that the other colorways have, yet all of the advertising images show that the Etnies Marana Ryan Sheckler Shoes have Ryan Sheckler branding on the red/white insole.  Does it really matter?  Nope.

Etnies Marana Shoe Key Features

Injected rubber toe cap – Skate longer & harder.
Injection EVA midsole – Like a pillow.
400 NBS rubber with deep Flex grooves – Feel the grip.

2012 Midwest Melee

If you ever get the chance to skate in the Midwest Melee, do it.  If you ever get the chance to watch the Midwest Melee, do it.

A few years ago we did the 3rd Lair Summer Series with Benny Milam and everyone was killing it.  Now, well, you could say things escalated quickly and the level of skating has popped through the roof.  Every grom from the Summer Series has grown into bearded who destroy the Midwest Melee.

The 2012 Midwest Melee was a spectacular display of skill and progression and only 3rd Lair could host such a great event.  Qualifiers were a bloodbath battle of epic proportions on Saturday, and by the time Semi-Finals and Finals came around on Sunday it was an all out war.  In between skater’s 60 second runs the park got flooded for 10 seconds with riders trying to dial in last minute tricks (absolute chaos).

The sweatiest man in the park award went to Danny Kern who thrashed around like there was no tomorrow insight,  Corey Millett landed bolts more times than anyone else, and Kenny Peterson ripped his was into 4th place.  The Midwest Melee never disappoints, ever.

2012 Midwest Melle Final Results

8 & Under
1st Leif Trasser
2nd Zyler Tracey
3rd Marcus Moore
4th Dayin Sylavong
5th Blayne Kildahl

9 to 12
1st Jasper Steinbach
2nd Matthew Stokke
3rd Lance O’Connor
4th Jakob Amundsen
5th Carter (Enzo) Nguyen
6th Duncan Seltzer
7th Caleb Roepke
8th Jake Shug
9th Anthony Culhane
10th Jack Quarles

13 & Up
1st Ben Fjerstad
2nd Devante Erlandsen
3rd Stone Sullivan
4th Robert Iyer-Erickson
5th Jamiroquai Tyler
6th Dallas Thurston
7th Collin Hartgrave
8th Justin Larue
9th Noah Fjerstad
10th Scott Arndt

1st Dan Coe
2nd Tanner VanVark
3rd Malik Jones
4th Kenny Peterson
5th Jake Rogers
6th Shalom Larson
7th Jonathon Reese
8th Lucas Fillhouer
9th Timmy Johnson
10th Corey Millett
11th Kevin Heger
12th Tye Halek
13th Eli Rashad
14th Justin Derick
15th Benny Milam
16th Henry Gartland
17th Danny Kern
18th Jace Torkelson
19th Anna Reese
20th Ryan Wood



Ryan Paul Pro Colorway – Switchback Bindings

Switchback Bindings Ryan Paul Pro Colorway

Of all the Switchback Binding Pro Colorways RP’s is our favorite.  Although the Miami Dolphins haven’t been the same since Dan Marino retired, Ryan Paul is bringing the colors back to life.  Customize your Switchback Bindings and ride the PR Colorway!



Rider Bio: Ikka Backstrom

Amongst the riders who skipped the pond in search of better hills, Backstrom developed his smooth style on rails in his homeland of Finland before blowing up backcountry jumps world-wide. A jump and jib master with more energy than anyone you’ve ever meet, Iikka continues to impress through his video parts and countless magazine spreads.

Stance:  Regular

Home Mountain:  Whistler

Board: DC Backstrom

Boot: DC Rogan

Outerwear: DC

Goggle: Electric

VIDEO: Bryan Fox Shred to Toe

Get up close and personal with Pro Snowboarder Bryan Fox’s gear. See what brands and products he rocks every day, all day. Brought to you by The House Boardshop and Snowboarder Magazine.

VIDEO: Laura Hadar Shred to Toe

Ever wondered how pro snowboarder Laura Hadar holds it down when she’s filming her next video part? Chances are her gear has a lot to do with it. Check out her full kit, head to toe, in this video series we like to call “Shred to Toe”. Brought to you by Snowboarder Magazine and The House Boardshop.

Rider Bio: Tanner Hall

Home Town: Kalispell, Montana

Resides: Park City, Utah

Rebel. Rasta. Ripper. Tanner Hall has been called all these things and more over the last decade, and the co-founder of Armada Skis is a pioneer in the purest sense of the word. His go-for-broke attitude has led to some extended stints on the DL, and after overshooting a gap at Stevens Pass, Wash. in May 2009 and suffering multiple injuries, he is still rehabilitating and preparing for a return in Winter 2010-11.

Hall is controversial off the snow—and idolized on it—making him one of skiing’s brightest, boldest stars. In addition to Armada, Hall is also part owner of Retallack cat skiing in B.C., and he’s appeared in 30-plus ski films, including the September 2010 documentary “Like a Lion” which chronicles the highs and lows of Tanner Hall’s life and career.

Tanner Hall Highlights

• DOB – October 26, 1983

• Home Mountain: Park City Mountain Resort

Seven time X Games Gold Medalist

• 2005 and 2007 Skier of the Year

• Only male athlete to three-peat at the Winter X Games

Sponsors: Armada Skis, Red Bull, Oakley, POC Helmets, Dakine, Dalbello, Tyrolia, Pull-In Underwear, Park City Mountain Resort

Rider Bio: Grete Eliassen

Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah

In September 2010, Grete and Red Bull hosted the World Premier of her film, “Say My Name.” It’s an all-women’s film that sets a new bar for ski films, and two years of hard work certainly paid off. It’s a great representation of where Eliassen is at with her ski career—progressing, always, setting records, and upping her game in the backcountry.

Eliassen set a women’s world record in the spring of 2010 at the Canyons Resort in Utah by launching 31 feet into the air off a 30-foot hip jump. She’s won the X Games SuperPipe and U.S. Open Slopestyle, designed signature pro-model skis and filmed lines in the backcountry. As for the upcoming Olympics at Sochi in 2014, she says we’ll have to wait and see… –MH

The Goods on Grete

• DOB – Sept. 19, 1986

• Sign: Virgo

• Raised in: Minnesota

• Home Mountain: Snowbird/Alta

• Favorite Artist: Trina

• Favorite Celebrity: Oprah

• Favorite Magazines: Powder & Freeskier

• Favorite Store: I don’t shop or I don’t like to. Just ask my sister.

• Favorite T.V. Show: Beverly Hills 90210

• Favorite Movie: Tristen & Isolde

• Favorite Quotes: “I don’t even know!”

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Sponsors: Volkl, Red Bull, Oakley, Dakine, Tecnica, Swix, Kicker, Snowbird, Alta, Brighton

Burton EST Binding Tech With Danny Davis

If there’s one thing Burton is known for, it’s being one of the few snowboard companies that can successfully reinvent the wheel. Pro Snowboarder and Burton team rider Danny Davis hits the nail on the head describing the benefits of the EST system as opposed to traditional systems. Enhanced board feel, no interruption in the flex of the board and a completely adjustable system for ultimate comfort.

As Mr. Davis points out, the Burton EST Bindings are best paired up with the Burton Channel System boards. Both technologies are available here at The House Boardshop.