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US Open of Snowboarding Recap

Phewwwwww! After three full days in Vermont this past weekend, we’re still a little tired from the Burton US OPEN of snowboarding. The contest itself and all of the festivities surrounding the event, certainly kept us on our toes. The list is too long, yet here’s a quick recap (with photos) of our favorite highlights:

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The Friday night, underneath the lights, rail jam was definitely high up on our list. Pretty epic to see 20 plus riders – men AND women mind you – riding together in a “jam format” for an hour straight.

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Catching up with Olympic gold medalist, Shaun White, was quite an honor. He sat down with Stylesight and talked about his win in Vancouver, upcoming projects and how he’s been around the world and back again, talking to the likes of Oprah Winfrey and then some. (Stay tuned for a full profile interview soon!)

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Sitting front and center at the bottom of the halfpipe watching Japanese rider, Kazuhiro Kokubo and Vermont’s own Kelly Clark win first place honors.

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Seeing the most tie-dye ever at one event. (It is Vermont after all, home of Phish and Ben and Jerry’s.)

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And of course having an opportunity to chat with all of our snowboarding buddies, including professional photographers Dean “Blotto” Gray and Cole Barash. The guys held an intimate photo gallery opening, quite literately, inside a red barn in the back woods of Vermont.

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Good times had by all and we’re already excited about next year!

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