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“$1,000 for a triple cork”

As the U.S. Airbag crew stood outside the new Brandywine bar, they joked about giving $1,000 to anyone who can successfully throw a triple cork at the BmBw U.S. Airbag event that weekend (Jan.4-6).

U.S. AiRBAGAlthough no one landed a triple cork, the four crew members agreed on their favorite tricks of the weekend:

1. Double Cork Backside 1080

2. 360 Truck Driver

3. A boosted Rodeo 7 Tailgrab

So as the airbag makes it to your local resort this winter, take advantage of the “softest AiRBAG in the industry,” and go big or get creative.

The airbag will be at Mad River Mountain Jan. 18-20 and Seven Springs March 15-17. For more dates in both the West, Midwest and East Coast, check out

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Celebrate the winter season with SVS

What do you get when you add Sun Valley Sports, Stuck in Ohio, and Vexum Supply Co. together?

SVS Midnight Madness!!

sun valley sports, extreme sports

Sales. Movies. Give Aways. Food. Drinks.

Sun Valley Sports teamed up with Stuck in Ohio to bring you a night full of products, discounts and entertainment. The event, which takes place Friday from 8-12:30 p.m. will feature special prices on ski and snowboard packages. Stuck in Ohio will be playing its movies throughout the night while handing out stickers and exclusive T-shirts! Vexum Supply Co. will also be premiering its new line of extreme sports apparel!

A little about Vexum Supply Co.

Vexum, previously known as Lumen, is owned and operated by Jacob Roscoe and David Ross. The 15-year-old boys started the company on a whim after a creative study hall. The company, now on its second line, creates T-shirts and sweatshirts with extreme sport enthusiasts in mind.Vexum Supply Co.

Not only are the boys young and innovative, they are charitable. They donate 30% of profits to a different charity every month. This month, in honor of thanksgiving, the boys are donating to the Cleveland Food Bank.

So support the next generation of entrepreneurs and come see the new line premiere Friday during the Midnight Madness event!

A little about Stuck In Ohio


The video production crew, influenced by the extreme sports industry, captures the passion and skill of Ohio extreme sports. Although they do not live in the ideal location for the sports they partake in, their name is not meant negatively, but rather to honor the state they love so much.


The crew films everything from longboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skiing, mountain biking and bmx. You can find them on FacebookTwitterVimeo and Youtube.

A little about Sun Valley Sports

Sun Valley Sports is the largest extreme sports store in Northeast Ohio. Located in Fairlawn, it sells extreme sports gear, clothes and shoes. The shop also participates in the Northeast Ohio extreme sports community.

The shop works with many youth in the area to spread both the stoke for extreme sports and importance of protective gear. It has sponsored many events such as the Akron IGSA Race and most recently the Hawaiian Slide Jam in Indiana.

Sun Valley Sports will also be taking on a large presence at Brandywine and Boston Mills Ski Resorts this winter, so make sure to check them out!

And in case your looking for something to do Saturday..

The Civic Theater is hosting the annual Warren Miller movie at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Warren Miller is best known for his stunning photography and witty narrative humor throughout his ski movies. Although he has since passed, his son carries on the family business with Warren Miller Entertainment.

A little about Flow State

“Flow State throws down some of the most captivating footage that we’ve ever captured – raising the bar on our cinematography and providing an inner perspective of the athletes mental flow state. This year’s film session showcases some of the most inspiring ski & snowboard action in Japan, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Alaska, California, Colorado, and Utah.”

-From the Civic Theater webpage

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Comp spots for Comp heads

Checklist:snowboarder rail jam

[] Do you snowboard or ski?

[] Do you like to win free stuff?

[] Do you like challenging yourself?

[] Do you like to test your skills against other local riders/skiers?

If you marked yes for all of those then your a comp head. It’s like a pot head except you get your rush from doing really cool tricks and impressing your friends, sponsors and the opposite sex.

So fellow comp heads,

With winter fast approaching, you better get on all the resort sites in the surrounding area to find out when the competitions are going to be. Then, you better check every single one of those sites each week because there may be new competitions posted that you don’t want to miss. For those in my area, that includes BmBw, Mad River, Snowtrails, 7Springs, Peak n’ Peak, Boyne and about 30 other resorts.

Or you can checkout

Angie Crum 1st place at USASA nationalsComp Spots is your one stop resource for all your competition details. Owner Brent Ford, calls every resort in the United States in order to gather all your competition info. Not only does he get the current schedules and details, but he asks the resorts to contact him immediately whenever there is a change to that schedule.

“I’ve pieced together every resort in the U.S. and every series for amateurs where you can just walk up, sign up and get in and put all that info on one website,” Ford said.

He continued to explain that his business has never been done before.

“Lots of people cover the pro scene, but so much of the industry is just amateur snowboarding. Just people trying to find competitions and going out and competing for fun.”

In the beginning..Groms

there was Ford in a ski and snowboard business class. He was 20, maybe 21. He had to come up with some business idea for a project, or perhaps it was for a website. Either way it got the wheels turning so that, here, now, two years later, we have

It was January, perhaps February, 2012 that the idea really began to take shape and take on a personality of its own. With the website up and running, and the van pimped out: it is time.

A look inside:

Ford isn’t taking the business too seriously. He’s not doing it for profit or recognition. He simply saw a need and is filling it.

He doesn’t plan on making money, at all, for awhile. He worked all summer doing who-knows-what in order to pimp out the van he will not only be traveling in, but living in this winter.

He plans on starting in the West where the season begins sooner. From there he will travel North, then East until he hits the Midwest. He will stay here for awhile, Wisconsin, Michigan, apparently they have quite the amateur competition scene. Lastly, he will hit up the East Coast before heading back to the West, where he will finish the season.

Although he is looking forward to the adventure, all this traveling has one purpose: promote his business.

He will be sponsoring events, handing out product and talking about in order get his business out there word-of-mouth style.

CompSpots Van

So check it out, and get your comps on.

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Good Vibes and Fun Times at BmBw

I had a great time at the BmBw open house this past weekend! They really stepped it up by bringing in pro skiers, movie premieres and an revamped rail jam!

Check out my write up on the Rail Jam and a rad video by Brent Veverka:

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Support the young, fresh and charitable

As is tradition, Boston Mills Ski Resort Open House is this Friday through Sunday. New to the Open House, specifically Sun Valley Sports, is the fresh clothing line: Lumen.

Lumen ModelLumen embodies the rising generation. The owners are young but capable. Their message incorporates generosity and entrepreneurship.

The 15-year-old owners, Jacob Roscoe and David Ross, are donating 30% of every sale to The Cleveland Foodbank. All left-over profits are being put right back into the business in order to continuously create new products.

Ross said the company will be switching charities every few months, so if there is a charity you want to support, Facebook Lumen with the name of the organization, a brief description, and why the extreme sports clothing company should donate 30% of their profits to that organization.

Lumen will also be collecting non-perishable food items for The Cleveland Foodbank, at the Open House, Saturday. For every non-perishable item you donate, you will receive 5% off your Lumen purchase. This offer is available for up to 5 cans. In other words, if you donate 5 cans you will receive 25% off your Lumen order.

Shirts are $14.00 and hoodies are $24.00.

Boston Mills Open House

The Open House, located at Boston Mills Ski Resort, offers the lowest prices for all your winter needs. This includes season passes, kids programs and more. Ski and snowboard goods will also be available at low prices through both the Buckeye Sports Center/Sun Valley Sports tent and the Ski Patrol Swap Shop.

The Open House also includes the premieres of Burton’s 13 (8 p.m.) and Level 1 productions’ Sunny (9:30 p.m.). The movies and popcorn are free. Beer and soda will be for sale during the premiere.

Monster Rail JamSaturday, meet the pros! Tom Wallisch and Nick Geopper will be signing autographs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by the annual Monster Rail Jam! Rail jam registration is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the base of Summit. There is a $10 fee to enter. The rail jam, which begins at 2 p.m., features 2 boxes, 2 handrails, a down-flat-down and a wall ride. Helmets are required and the product toss is at 5.

Sunday is a family day. It includes a corn roast, pumpkin painting, bouncy house and more.

Behind Lumen

While in school one day, the boys stumbled upon the idea of a clothing company.

“Jake came up to me and said ‘hey check this out; I have this cool idea and we could make something out of this.’ He showed me this design, we started talking about it and got really into it. We definitely wanted to move forward with it.” Ross said.

Roscoe and Ross said their immediate goal is getting Lumen’s name out there and showing they can make a good product. They explained, the idea for the logo came from the illuminati. The mystic of the figure drew Roscoe in, and the design grew from there.

Now working from Roscoe’s parents’ garage, Lumen founders put their savings together in order to buy a printing machine and all other needed materials. They collaborate with classmates for ideas and use friends as models.

The first product dropped officially October 7th.

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