The battle was fierce in the streets of Minneapois yesterday. The day started out with an hour long Feeder event where local talent threw down for the judges with the hopes of being one of the three to move onto the main event.
When the Downtown Throwdown began the Gods decided to rain down hail upon the contenders. Icy pellets added to the 80,000+ tons of trucked in snow. It didn't seem to thwart their efforts too much and after an insane display of talent the Judges; Sean Genovese, Jake Olsen-Elm, Zac Marben and Ethan Deiss chose the Top 5, Monster Move and the Anouncer's "Think Crab" Best QP trick.
1st: Ryan Paul
2nd: Nial Romanek
3rd: Aiden Flannagen
4th: Ted Borland
5th: Jaeger Bailey
Monster Move: Jesse Paul
Thank Crab QP Trick: Mitch Richmond
Is it snowing in Minneapolis today?! It is on 3rd St. and Hennepin where the Downtown Throwdown is making it's Minnesota debut. It's a whole new 3-level course and a bunch of heavies from hometown Minneapolis and beyond have been invited to battle it out for $20,000!
The Afterparty is at Mason's: 528 Hennepin Ave S. and 6th and Brain Dead Heart Attack and Ground Control are going to be playing for your viewing pleasure.
Premieres in Reno never disappoint. I think it's because Reno knows how to party and they like to have a good time plus the drinking age there is like 18. Just kidding, it's 21 but there's no 4-foot rule like in WA.
Cannonsburg is starting the season off with beer and snowboard videos tonight. If the night goes right, you should be nice and suds up by the time Brain Dead Heart Attack goes on. And it's FREE!
Today from 2-8pm the POW/Spacecraft HQ is having a big sample sale. Jesse and Pika are stopping by to partake. It is beanie and glove season after all!
Fall is a time for leaves changing colors, mulled wine and sheep-skin slippers. And snowboard video premieres!!!!
This weekend here a few not to be missed:
Friday, October 11:
– Burlington, VT - Brain Dead Heart Attack at Billings Lecture Hall on the UVM campus: 48 university place, Burlington VT. Starts at 7pm. Lib Tech sent a board to be raffled to raise money for the UVM Snowboard Team.
– Moscow, Russia - Brain Dead Heart Attack at "Club and Theatre Masterskaya"
Address: Teatralniy pr., 3c3. Starts at 23:00 aka 11pm. (good thing it's not a school night)
Saturday, October 12:
– Dulth, MN - Brain Dead Heart Attack and DejaVu at Beaner's Central is FREE and All-ages starts at 8PM. Presented by Damage Boardshop
Geno's #WanderingMurderOfFutureDeads have been infiltratin' the web and art galleries and have now found their way on a Yobeat Tee shirt. Order yours today!
We've seen so many awesome snowboard films at The Reels this weekend so far. Deja Vu, Pirates, Random Bastards just to name a few of our favorites. And TODAY our new movie; Brain Dead Heart Attack plays!!
We're in the first block of today's line-up with Golden Years by KBR, Grilosodes and The Last Ones by Videograss starting at 1:00 (13:00).
The first day of The Reels Film Festival kicked off yesterday with a big golden shower celebration for Desiree as she won the Golden Reel Award for Best Female Performance in Brain Dead Heart Attack! Congrats Dez!
Long time Think Thanker, Scott Stevens was also recognized with the much deserved Judge's Award for basically having video parts that one looks forward to watching every year.