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Red Bull Illume – Piedmont Park – Atlanta, Georgia

Piedmont Park will play host to the Red Bull Illume each night from March 20th – 30th from sundown through 11PM. You can catch some world class photos from some of Red Bull’s finest photographers.  All of the photos are in big light boxes that are glowing throughout the park. During the opening event, Red Bull skydivers parachuted out of a plane and as soon as they landed all the light boxes lit up. I was able to make it out on opening night to capture the Ambush team riders skating the mini ramp and putting on a show on for the crowd. During their session, some of the Red Bull photographers shot some ill photos with them. After all the madness of skydiving and skateboarding, the Ambush Crew was able to get in the VIP party where all drinks and food were on Red Bull! It was pretty dang sweet. That pretty much sums up the whole night! Here are the photos of what I saw. And, Max made a sick edit of the night too.

The Story

The Categories

Red Bull Skydivers

The Ramp

Skyler 5-oh Fakie

Ambush Team Rider CatNip Blasting Off

Sick Ramp

The Night is Here

Red Bull Rep Dan enjoying Some Nice Food

Yoder Showing off his VIP Pass

Paulding County Blood is Real Thick

Last photo I remember. Thanks Red Bull for an AWESOME Night

 

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Shredacation at Park City with Cole Vanhof and Nick Gaddy

Our very own Cole Vanhoff recently spent a couple days out in Park City with Ambush Alum, Nick Gaddy, to get out of the South and do some snowboarding. Mission: accomplished.

Watch Cole’s edit below and make sure you get at him on Insragram @colevanhof

Meet the entire Ambush shop crew

Cataloochee Field Trip 2014

It’s rare to be at Cataloochee Ski Resort on a sunny bluebird day without the snow cannons blaring. Needless to say we mounted up the GoPro took full advantage.

Riders include Lane Jordan, Lee Elliott, Eric Jefferson, Cole Vanhoff, and Wes Lembo.

Fresh wax leads to better tracks!

Shaun White Lands Double Cork 1440

Shawn White recently unveiled a new trick dubbed “The Gold Snatcher” aka double cork 1440. Watch Shaun land the trick for the first time at a private halfpipe in Perisher, Australia, crawling with GoPro Hero 3s.

Fresh Wax Leads to Better Tracks

We’ve all experienced it. You’re at the top of the mountain with all of your buddies when someone yells out “Hey! Let’s all race to the bottom!”. All of you start talking trash about who is going to be first down the mountain as you line up and get ready for take off. Soon after, you realize it won’t be you that comes in first.

Don’t be that guy. Blow past your friends by keeping your board waxed and tuned to perfection. You know what they say; fresh wax leads to better tracks. Or, a smooth base wins the race. Or, an edge like a razor cuts like a laser. Actually, nobody says that crap. But, everyone agrees that a good wax and tune goes a long way towards making your day on the mountain rad.

We at Ambush have a killer back shop that can take care of all of your waxing and tuning needs. And, we can dial in your board while you wait in most cases. Come check us out before your next trip.

 

Ambush has the Best Waxing/Tuning in the Southeast

Ambush has the Best Waxing/Tuning in the Southeast

Snowboard Outerwear Tech Guide

Snowboarding can take place in some of the gnarliest conditions on the planet. If you want to ride for hours on end in high altitudes, extreme cold, wind, snow, sleet, or rain, you gotta have the gear to go with it. Even on good weather, blue bird days, its imperative that you have outerwear that will keep you warm and dry. In most cases, the fun you have on the mountain depends on it.

Let’s face it; outerwear is confusing. I constantly hear questions like “what size should I wear”, “what waterproofing rating do I need?”, “what does breathability mean?”, “is this really going to keep me warm”, or my favorite “can’t I just Scotchguard my jeans or wear my jogging pants?”.

All of these questions are valid and need to be addressed in order to outfit your body correctly for the mountain. So, we at Ambush created this nice little outerwear tech sheet just for you. Peep the info:

Mens Outerwear Tech Guide

Mens Outerwear Tech Guide

Women's and Kid's Outerwear Tech Guide

Women’s and Kid’s Outerwear Tech Guide

We are committed to answering all of your snowboarding questions. If you don’t find the answers here, or if you would like further explanation, simply call us at 800-408-9945 or drop by the shop.

Nike Snowboarding Never Not Premiere

Nike Snowboarding rolled out the red carpet last night for the Southeast premiere of Never Not. The shop took on a movie theater like vibe complete with a popcorn machine, candy, and of course, Never Not.

The two part feature film from was an epic journey through all things snowboarding. Part One focused on the gnarly. Nike snowboarding riders Jed Anderson, Sage Kotsenburg, Halldor Helgason, Nicolas Muller, Justin Benee, and about a half dozen more melted snow with some of the most intense backcountry, street, and park riding ever caught on camera. Part Two illustrated the dichotomy between contest riding and free riding. The former being a training intensive, injury riddled voyage to the deepest emotions victory and defeat can conjure up. The latter presenting snowboarding as a soulful pursuit of ultimate happiness. Simply put, Never Not is snowboarding and snowboarding is exactly what you want it to be.

I won’t put any footage of the video in here, but I strongly urge you to download both Part 1 and Part 2 now. Your life will be better for it. Instead, check the photos from last night’s party.

 

Rolling out the Red Carpet

Rolling out the Red Carpet

 

Never Not Enough Candy and Freebies

Never Not Enough Candy and Freebies

Jake Got His Popcorn On

Jake Got His Popcorn On

 

Good Times

Good Times

Movie Goers

Movie Goers

 

Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Jed Anderson and Nike’s Never Not

A new trend in skateboarding is upon us.  The cliché term “hipster skateboarder” has come to fruition.  Most skateboarders cringe just thinking about what that term means.  What is a hipster skateboarder you ask?  You can see them from a mile away;  tight pants cuffed a good bit above the ankles, some sort of ironic shirt, slicked back hair, some weird shoes, these are some of many characteristics that make up a hipster skateboarder.  When imagining the term the first couple names that come to mind would be Austyn Gillette and Dylan Reider.

While trolling the internet the other day I passed by an unfamiliar name, so of course I had to check it out.  What was brought to my eyes was yet another hipster skateboarder by the name of Jed Anderson.  Jed is Canadian and seems to have spent his fair share of time in New York City.  His wardrobe caught my eyes first, but what followed was an extremely unique trick selection paired with a style that was effortless and carried no hint of being forced or faked.  I really liked the first clip I found of Jed, which lead me to seek more.

When I googled his name something very unexpected appeared.  Turns out the same Jed Anderson I had seen shredding the streets of New York doubled as a professional snowboarder.  Jed Anderson isn’t just any pro snowboarder, but a true innovator of style and street terrain snowboarding.  Jed just dropped a new snowboard video part for Nike Snowboarding, and it is nuts.

Jed’s Skate Footage

Jed’s Never Not Part

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We are actually having a premiere for Nike Snowboarding’s newest video Never Not in the store on October 11th.  The video starts at 7 P.M.  If the rest of the video is anything like Jed’s part, you may want to show up and see the gnarliness for yourself.

NeverNot Ambush Premier Flyer

 

For more details call us at 770-420-9111.

JUST IN: Burton 2014

Although it’s 90°F outside in Atlanta right now, we’re closer than ever to Winter 2014….especially now that the new Burton line has dropped on the site. The new stuff is causing quite a buzz around here. Scroll on down to see what we’re hyped on.

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2014 Burton Nug - $419.95

Park rats rejoice. This potent little number enables you to downsize 8cm to 10cm allowing for more edge control at slower speeds, an easier time balancing on rails, and faster spins. From waist width and flex profile to sidecut and running length, this strain of nuggetry optimizes every element of park riding.

 

 

 

 

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2014 Burton Mission Binding- $199.95

The Burton Mission has always been a favorite here. It’s bold and brazen on nearly every terrain. This all-new design features naturally free-flexing feel and cushioned comfort of Re:Flex technology.

 

 

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2014 Burton Custom Flying V – $549.95

The Burton Custom is widely known as one of the most trusted boards in the game. Continuing its legacy as the one-answer board to every terrain, if you’re looking for a board that will kill the park, piste, pipe and open mountain with equal prowess then look no further.

 

 

 

 

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2014 Burton Rampant Boot – $199.99

Taking the title for the “lightest boot” in Burton’s 2014 line, the Rampant is the brainchild of Zak Hale. This boot feels broken in from the get-go and keeps you comfortably connected to your deck. We prefer ours in the denim (pictured).

 

 

 

For questions about the new Burton line, availability, and international shipping, contact us at sales@ambushboardco.com, call 800.408.9985, or head to our Facebook page.

 

 

Winter X-Games Aspen | Mens Slopestyle Finals

With the hype machine at full blast, the days preceding the X-Games were filled with headlines about the Mark McMorris/Shaun White rivalry that would unfold during the Mens Slopestyle Finals.

Who has the best run? Who will land the cleanest triple cork? Who is Mark McMorris? These were all questions being asked by the masses.

Well, history was indeed made. Mark scored a record breaking 98.00 in Mens Slopestyle clinching gold while Shaun White barely squeaked into the top five. Cheers Mark.

http://youtu.be/QV1adrRxgQU

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