Emma Crosby Snowboarding 2014

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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

 

Shred to Toe: Justine Pinkerton

Justine Pinkerton’s Shred to Toe

The newest member of The House Boardshop’s Snowboard Team, Justine Pinkerton, knows how to throw down.  That’s more than half the reason we picked her up.  She slays everything in her path and has a smile on her face when she does it.  oh yeah, welcome to the team.

Justine Pinkerton - Wood Rail - The-House.comShe got to where she is by riding gear that can take a beating in the streets and in the parks.  If you want to Front 3 Out peep the gear she’s rocking and you might have a chance to get awesome like she does.  It doesn’t matter if you’re into rail jams, slope comps, or late night towrope sessions – Rome Snowboards, Justine’s hardgood sponsor, designs gear that will get your shred game on the next level.

Check Justine’s Full Season Edit at the bottom of the page along with links the gear she rides.

Justine Pinkerton

1. Rome – Wild Cat Snowboard
2. Rome – Beanie
3. Flanel – Hoodie
4. Flanel – Coaches Jacket
5. Rome – Logo Mittens
6. Rome – Memphis Boots
7. Rome – Pants
8. Rome – MFR Bindings
* No Featured – Ashbury – Kaleidoscope Goggles

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Welcome to the Team: Justine Pinkerton

Justine Pinkerton

Justine Pinkerton added to The House Boardshop’s Snowboard Team

Justine Pinkerton has been on the House’s radar for the last few seasons, and after she dropped her 2012/2013 Full Season Edit, we knew she had a spot on the team.  Born in Canada, raised in Wisconsin, and thriving at Trollhaugen Justine keeps a smile on her face while she enjoying the company of her friends while making endless laps on the towrope.

She caught the eye of Rome Snowboard’s very own Rich Whinnie and he’s been flowing her product ever since.  Do you want to get down like Justine?  Check out the Shred to Toe article featuring Justine and see what she’ll be rocking this season.

Cheers to you Justine, WELCOME TO THE TEAM, we’re amped to help keep your stoke at 100%.

Check out the Shred to Toe article featuring Justine and peep the gear she rocks that helps her get up to get down.

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Rider Bio: Viktor Simco

Viktor Simco

It takes a lot to be Viktor Simco.  Imagine growing up as a skate kid in Texas and then moving to Minnesota.  Seeing snow for the first time and feeling an air temperature below 50° must have been shocking, but Viktor handled it well.  He took his skate skills and transitioned (no pun intended) it right into snowboarding.  Where do you think all of his style comes from?

Yeah Vik!

Viktor Simco Does It Right – Photo by Sean Kerrick Sullivan

For the last 13 seasons Viktor has called a few resorts home; Mont Du Lac, Spirit Mountain, Hyland Hills, and Trollhaugen.  Viktor can pretty much be found anywhere with a toe rope.  His skate style has landed him on the Rome Amary team, it’s a well deserved position and he’ll only keep going to up from here.  Putting time in with film crews Think Thank, Rome Snowboards, and Bald E-Gal Viktor has been around the block and back.

 

Up in the air...!

Viktor Simco Droppin’ Big – Photo by Sean Kerrick Sullivan

Being inspired by Andrew Reynold and Bjorn Leines, Viktor has found the true meaning of style and individuality.  His Father and Grandfather taught him to think about more than himself.  After Viktor’s Grandfather was diagnosed Alzheimer’s and he decided to fight back.  Three seasons ago Viktor start a contest called Ollies for Alheimer’s.  It’s a high ollie contest that gives all contest proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The furture is looking bright for Viktor.  He’s continuing to pursue filming with Think Thank, Airblaster Clothing, Rome Snowboards, and Bald E-Gal.  If he ever decides to take time off the snow Viktor will probably be in Brazil sipping strawberry Daiquiris with a grip of babes.

Viktor Simco's Complete Seet Up

Viktor Simco’s Complete Set Up

1.  Dye – T1 Goggles
2.  House of 1817 – Yuck Mouth Beanie
3.  Airblaster – Freedom Snowboard Jacket
4.  Rome – Old No. 51 Snowboard Mittens
5.  Airblaster – Freedom Snowboard Pants
6. Rome – Folsom Snowboard Boots
7. Rome – 390 Boss Snowboard Bindings
8. Rome – Reverb Rocker Snowboard

Viktor Simco’s Snowboard Set Up

Viktor Simco’s Airblaster Freedom Jacket

Viktor Simco’s Airblaster Freedom Pants

Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew

Bubble Gum Crew

Bubble Gum Crew  The Bubble Gum Crew is a collection of female snowboarders that love snowboarding, bubble gum, and being with each other.  It all started with a blog and snowballed into something much greater.  Juggling school and work this wild crew still finds time to enjoy each other’s company while riding and of course, blowing bubbles.

There isn’t a membership fee to join the Bubble Gum Crew; only a small list of requirements and one initiation test.  First off you have to be female and secondly you need to chew Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape® when you ride.  The membership skill test is hard – you need the ability to blow a bubble the size of your own head.

Bubble Gum Crew

The greatest part of being a Bubble Gum Crew member is the camaraderie.  No one has dared to leave the Bubble Gum Crew.  Doing so hurts.  If someone happens to leave a wave of termination would follow on their blog, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and Instagram.  No one would ever imagine leaving.  The bond these girls have is stronger than lock tight binding hardware and they’re not getting loose.

The girls compete every once and a while but mostly ride for fun.  It seams that that brands, governing bodies, and event organizers aren’t paying enough attention to women’s snowboarding.  Why is prize money lower for women?  Why do women’s heats usually drop last in rail jam?  Women ride just has hard as men, put their lives at risk, and are on snow the same amount of time.  Everything should even out.  Luckily there are groups like the Bubble Gum Crew doing their best to make women’s snowboarding better.

Hannah Lord Gettin' DownHolding down turf at Hyland comes with a price.  The House of 1817 is the Bubble Gum Crew’s only rival.  Instead of fighting they slap high fives, do trains through the park, and party together.  Wells Fargo Bank actually denied a Bubble Gum Crew check card design because they though it was a gang sign.  The only weapons these girls carry are smiles and attitudes of complete stokedness.

The Bubble Gum Crew has stayed true to their mission – ride together and chew gum.  It’s that simple.  If you’re a girl and have friends that ride, start a girls only snowboard crew.  Have it revolve around snowboarding and another common interest.  The snowboard world needs more girls that thrash together, push each other, and do more than sit on the top of the park.  Someday if you’re lucky enough your crew could be cool as the Bubble Gum Crew.

Bubble Gum Crew Members

Hannah LordHannah Lord
There is always someone that’s having more fun than you, usually it’s Hannah Lord.  This witty firecracker will keep laugh longer than you can stand and push you off a box if you get in her way.

 

Gabi RolstadGabi Rolstad
This girl is beyond sarcastic.  If you don’t get it, you never will.  She’s all laughs until she hits the snow, from then on it’s all business.  Gabi’s a snow gansta’.

 

Laura SchaeferLaura Schaefer
You wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Laura holds the world’s fastest speed on a snowboard if you ever saw her ride.  She rides fast and presses hard – a true killer.

 

Bubble Gum Crew’s Social Feed

Tumblr:  Bubble Gum Crew

Rider Bio: Ryan Paul

Ryan Paul – The Snowboarder

Upside down and inside out is the imaginative creativity of Ryan Paul.  A rider who does what he wants and lives life by his own terms can best describe RP.  Ryan has a canny knack for riding in ways no one else dreams of; hence the Backside Nollie Frontflip Backside 180 Out on a Down Bar Donkey at the West Coast Invitational at Mammoth in 201o that awarded him $10,000.

Long before instant world fame the WCI brought Ryan, he was riding harder than anyone else.  Learning the love at Afton Alps Ryan has constantly been pushing boundaries of riding and style since he started (speaking of style have you seen his Switchback Bindings Pro Colorway?).  The 2012/2013 season has already started off great for RP – he landed in 3rd place at the Downtown Throwdown collecting a cool $2,000.

Although Ryan has won tons of cash riding he doesn’t do it for the money.  He rides because he loves it.  Sure, winning money helps with travel expenses and all of his sponsor contribute, but I’m pretty sure if he was flat broke and riding 7 year old gear Ryan would still be hiking stairs and doing laps everyday.

Ryan Paul’s Complete Set Up

1.  Giro – Station Goggles
2.  Coal – Soma Beanie
3.  686 – Factor Snowboard Jacket
4.  686 – Horizon Mittens
5.  686 – Raw Snowboard Pants
6.  Thirtytwo – Lashed Snowboard Boots
7.  Switchback – Ryan Paul Pro Model Snowboard Bindings
8.  Zion – Zany Earth Ryan Paul Pro Model
9.  Zany Earth – Zany Pouch

Ryan Paul’s Snowboard Set Up

Ryan Paul’s Switchback Bindings

Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew – Gabi Rolstad

Gabi Rolstad

Bubble Gum CrewGabi Rolstad is the badass of the Bubble Gum Crew.  Even though she can’t blow a bubble the size of her head she’s still part of the most feared girls snowboarding crew in all the land.

Gabi isn’t afraid to express her opinion about the state of women’s snowboarding.  She knows how to have fun and rips like a saw blade through a sheet of rotten ply wood.  If you see a girl snapping Back 3’s off  jibs at Hyland, it’s probably Gabi.

Gabi - Bubble Gum Crew

Gabi Rolstad’s Snowboard Gear

Beanie:  Ralph Lauren
Goggle:  Electric EG2 Goggles
Jacket:  Holden
Gloves:  Rome
Pants:  Holden
Boots:  32 – Thirtytwo
Bindings:  Rome
Board:  Rome Detail
Gum:  Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape®

Gabi Rolstad’s Social Feeds

Twitter: @gabirolstad
Instagram: @gabriellerolstad
Tumblr:  Bubble Gum Crew

More Bubble Gum Crew Members

Hannah LordHannah Lord
Hannah is the Bubble Gum Crew’s bubble blowing mob boss.  Not only does she hold the world in the palm of her hand, she also hold’s Hyland Hills’ record for largest bubble blown on the towrope.

 

Laura SchaeferLaura Schaefer
Known to sing Pour Some Sugar On Me on a whim Laura does much more than that, she rides hard and loves it.  You can catch her ripping through Hyland on any given day; actually you probably wont, she rides pretty fast.

 

 

Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew – Hannah Lord

Hannah Lord

Bubble Gum CrewComedy, Hannah has it.  If you’re not a brick you probably will laugh at every other thing she says.  There is one thing that Hannah takes seriously, having fun.  If she was a mob boss she’d probably make you laugh before killing you.

Hannah has been a Hyland Hills local since before Transworld and Snowboarder picked up on the spot.  She knows every nook and cranny of the place and has slayed more laps than than you can count.  Hannah is guaranteed to have a roll of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape® on her at all times and have more fun than you snowboarding all while doing it with the Bubble Gum Crew.

Hannah - Bubble Gum Crew

Hannah Lord’s Snowboard Gear

Beanie:  H&M
Goggle:  Anon
Jacket:  Lita
Gloves:  Empire
Pants:  Burton
Boots:  32 – Thirtytwo
Bindings:  Rome
Board:  Rome
Gum:  Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape®

Hannah Lord’s Social Feeds

Twitter: @HFLord
Instagram: @faithlord
Tumblr:  Bubble Gum Crew & Bad Kitty

More Bubble Gum Crew Members

Gabi Rolstad

Gabi Rolstad
If you’re quick witted enough to catch her sarcasm you’ll get enough one-liners to make the world’s funniest deadpan trilogy.  What isn’t funny about Gabi is her riding, she seriously kills it.

 

Laura Schaefer

Laura Schaefer
Mix a girl, a snowboard, and a roll of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape® in a bowl and you’ll end up with Laura.  With an undying love for winter and fashion she makes even the coolest of cool kids say “rad’.

 

Women’s Snowboarding – Bubble Gum Crew – Laura Schaefer

Laura Schaefer

Bubble Gum CrewWhat does Hurley Fashion Design Intern Laura Schaefer do for fun?  It’s simple, she snowboards as often as possible, usually with the Bubble Gum Crew.  Laura holds her life together tighter than she holds grabs.  Somehow she manages to ride, be present at every snowboard video premiere/party, and attend school full time.

There are two types of snowboarders; those who “ride”, the kind that sit in the chalet all day, and then there’s those who RIDE.  Laura is a RIDER, she pushes hard and rides fast.  It’s almost impossible to keep up with her with a follow cam.  She’s the girl that’s only in the chalet to lace up her boots and that’s why she’s fearless in the park.

Laura - Bubble Gum Crew

 

Laura Schaefer’s Snowboard Gear

Beanie:  Neff
Goggle:  Sabre Easy Rider
Jacket:  Cappel
Gloves:  Celtek
Pants:  Roxy
Boots:  32 – Thirtytwo
Bindings:  Rome
Board:  Capita Saturnia
Gum:  Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape®

Laura Schaefer’s Social Feeds

Twitter: @LsEllen
Instagram: @lauraschaefer
Tumblr:  Bubble Gum Crew & laura.ellen.schaefer

More Bubble Gum Crew Members

Gabi RolstadGabi Rolstad
Gabi feeds the fuel the Bubble Gum Crew burns.  She rode over +100 days last season, thrashed an unthinkable amount of park laps, and chewed her way through 18.5 rolls of Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape®.

 

Hannah LordHannah Lord
What would you do if you loved snowboarding and bubble gum?  Well, Hannah and the girls started their own crew that revolve around both.  Girls, gum, and snowboarding will always be a great mix.

Hunger Games Shirts

Hunger Games Shirts

Don’t lie, you read the Hunger Games trilogy.  You also dresses up and camped out 3 days in advance for the Hunger Games movie premier.  As a snowboarder you feel the need to stay “core” all while showing support for your Hunger Games crushes; Peeta and Gale.

Whomever you choose, the Hunger Games shirts are going to fly off the shelves.  Snowboarding heartthrob Peter Line fits the profile of Peeta Mellark perfectly for the Team Peeta shirts and steals the hearts of young girls all over the world.  There are no pro snowboarders with the name of Gale, but after a quick search we found Pro Bowler from the Green Bay Packers, Gale Gillingham, to be our man Gale Hawthorne for Team Gale shirts.

Peter Line hits huge hips and Gale Gillingham hits people, hard.  How will you pick your team?  Team Peeta or Team Gale?