Growing up in Vermont, Jake Blauvelt cut his teeth on the east coast contest scene, which is the lowest common denominator to the international ranks for any promising up-and-comer from the northeast. However, the mountains came calling and a few years ago, Jake had a choice to make. Instead of strapping in atop a slopestyle course, he stepped off the trailhead and ventured into the solitude of the backcountry, and that is where Jake Blauvelt found himself and defined his career. Though he’s been faced with tough decisions throughout his tenure in snowboarding, Jake has followed his instincts with conviction and it’s that ideology that, when coupled with his innate ability to ride a snowboard, makes Jake one of the most popular and genuine professional snowboarders in the world. This is the story of a young east coast kid named Jake Blauvelt.
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The 2012/13 season is right around the corner. Here are three more, highly anticipated boards from our favorite brands including Lib Tech, Never Summer, and GNU. All of these boards can currently be found on BuySnow.com and are ready to ship today. Be sure to hit us up with any questions concerning binding compatibility, features, or shipping.
Lib Tech – T. Rice Pro C2BTX
Art of Flight tested, King of the Hill winning, valley leaping, Alaska ripping, Jackson Hole freeride & jib sticks. 100% shredtassium for sliding in and out of tricky situations with ease in all types of riding conditions: hardpack, park, pipe, pow, rails, and even ice. For psychoLOGICAL shredding advantages, Travis continues to have two shapes: a pow-specific pointy 161.5 & 164.5 and a park/jib-specific blunt 150, 153 & 157. And of course, factory de-tuned to Travis’ specs!
Never Summer – Proto CT
The 2012/13 Proto will continue to dominate! We’ve taken the powerful flex of the time tested SL, and blended it with the responsive dampening of the Evo to create the ultimate all mountain true twin. This board has the versatility of Never Summer’s patented Rocker & Camber Technology, our new Superlight wood core, graphite impregnated Sintered 5501 base and added a whole new element into the proven Never Summer Carbonium Series of boards.
GNU- Park Pickle
The Park Pickle takes the next step in snowboard specific geometries. Banana between your feet for easy riding, catch-free park freestyle performance, and unreal float in powder. Magne-Traction for unreal edge-hold everywhere. Asymmetric sidecuts and construction to balance the different turning mechanics required for heel side turns and toe side turns. Your body is asymmetric, your snowboard should be asymmetric. Park Pickles with a deeper heel side sidecut and unique asym core, are designed around progressive riding and modern freestyle duck stances in all terrain.