|Bailey Duran Interview 2.19.11 at Catamount|
Bailey Duran is 5 years old and in her first full season of snowboarding. This young snowboarding phenom is competing in USASA against kids up to 7 years old in the Ruggies age Class. She is a national points leader in boardercross and halfpipe,riding for Eternal Snowboard Shop.
Here we talk with Bailey at Catamount at the CMS USASA halfpipe competition awards ceremony in February 2011 - that's the Catskill Mountain Series, led by series director Bob Basil.
Video by Lauren Traub Teton SnowboardSecrets.TV
|Nashoba Freeride Series Rail Jam - January 16, 2010 |
Nashoba Valley Ski Reosrt raises them up and throws it down in the first of 3 terrain park events this season. Park Manager Keith Kreischer gives an update of this 3 rail feature event with mostly the local crew competing.Skiers Bobby Sullivan in the yellow pants and Tim do the misty flip. Sophie gives the 2 hand plant she worked on at snowboard camp a go on the rooftop box. We interview hard-working "out of towner" Nicholas Legere who competed in 2 rail jams in one day this season. And we catch up with 16 year-old Zach Normandin, Nashoba local who won 12th in slopestyle Open Class at USASA Nationals last season and has been interviewed by Trans World Snowboarding.
Then we visit Nashoba's Tubing Park, the largest one in New England. It even has an observation deck where parents not tubing can party to the music while their kids tube.
Video by Lauren Traub Teton
|USASA Injuries from Snowboarding Slopestyle|
We couldn't help but notice the young athletes on crutches and in casts when we went to USASA Nationals to compete, in Spring 2010. Here we catch up with 6 of them and ask them about what happened. All the injured snowboarders hurt themselves competing or practicing for the slopesyle events, either at Nationals or earlier in the season. Meet Sarah from Sunday River with her broken wrist, Katie Pool with a broken heel, Hunter Murphy of MN with a broken ankle, Thomas O'Hara from NJ with his chipped kneecap, Meghan Tierney from NJ healing from her broken tibia and fibula, and Carter Smalley from CO with his torn MCL. Reporting and video by Lauren Traub Teton, exclusive for SnowboardSecrets.TV.
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|Danny Kass and Clair Bidez interview each other - USASA Nationals|
Danny Kass, Olympic Snowboarder and Clair Bidez return to their roots and Danny competes at the first USASA Nationals Monster Mash Pipe Jam Halfpipe Competition, at Copper Mountain, Colorado, April 2010. Danny Kass won "Best Run" at this comp. We catch him at the top of the halfpipe for this rare interview and he tells us about the upcoming season of "Danny and the Dingo." Clair Bidez and Danny swap "foot in a cast" strategies for airports and grocery stores.
Video by Lauren Traub Teton, exclusive for SnowboardSecrets.TV.
|Snowboard Protective Gear in Action - Azzpadz|
Lauren's 2nd halfpipe run at USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, CO 2010 resulted in her going higher and faster than ever, and than she was prepared for. See her catch an edge on the right hand wall and go down in this snowboard accident, landing hard on her hip and tailbone, but able to walk away from the snowboard crash because she was wearing Azzpadz Tailbone Protector along with her Flexmeter Snowboard Wrist Guards. Both available at www.Flexmeters.com. Thanks also to sponsors Turbine Boardwear for the hot cool jacket and pants, Flow for the bindings, and Launch Snowboards.
|Anton Gliders Skis Demonstrated by Thomas Scaccianoce|
Thomas Scaccianoce rides USASA with us in the Catskill Mountain Series, and we caught up with him at Nationals 2010 at Copper Mountain, to see him do his awesome skiing on the Anton Gliders Active Suspension Skis. His "sit down/lay down" carve is unlike anything you've ever seen. The action portion of this video was shot by pro videographer and snowboarder extraordinaire, Tom Scaccianoce, Thomas' Dad. Video by Lauren Traub Teton, exclusive for SnowboardSecrets.TV
More about Anton Active Suspension here.
|USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, where to stay & how to get your luggage there|
We used Luggage Concierge to make our snowboard trip to Colorado easy and no- hassle. Our luggage including snowboard and boots was whisked to our destination by this shipping service, and we breezed through the airport unencumbered. We stayed steps from the Super Bee lift, and we'll reveal the name of the lodge in this video. Danny Kass has a photo cameo in this video too! See Lauren on the podium for halfpipe. Luggage Concierge http://www.luggageconcierge.com/ 800 288-9818 Video by Lauren Traub Teton, exclusive for SnowboardSecrets.TV and Twifties.TV. Your product here? Maybe. RealPeopleMarketing.com.
|Gabe McGovern Interview US Open 2010 Thrsday|
Gabe Mcgovern Nochnuk interview at the US Open 2010. Gabe's only 14 years old but has a bag of tricks, a list of comps, Flow and other sponsors, and STAR POWER, And when he starts selling NXTZ, look out. He could sell snowboards to Jake Burton once he gets started. See you on the podium Gabe! By Lauren Traub Teton exclusive for SnowboardSecrets.TV.
|Shane Fortier Interview with Ryan Paris and Graham Hoffman|
Free FLOWing interview at the base of Stratton's Sunbowl on Thurs. afternoon at the US Open 2010. Shane Fortier was the overall winner of this year's Main Event Series, created by Andrew Mutty. We hear Shane's pet peeve about people eating, and check out his NXTZ and overall snow fashion. Graham Hoffman of the Flow Team helped us arrange this interview. By Lauren Traub Teton exclusive for SnowboardSecrets.TV