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A few snowboard images I found:

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Image by davewrightphotography
LG Snowboard FIS World Cup Denver Winner, Rocco Van Straten, Nederlands

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Dual LP190s on a single stand
Bare bulb at full power, full zoom
Camera left
Triggered by PWs

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DENVER (Jan. 26) – Big air was back in a big way in downtown Denver Wednesday night as Rocco Van Straten of the Netherlands took giant leap after giant leap to win the Denver Big Air presented by Sprint at the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup. The event marked the first city-based World Cup big air event in the U.S., not to mention the first of its type in the center of Colorado’s capital city. A crowd of over 14,000 was on hand in Denver’s Civic Center Park for the night contest and a concert by One Republic.

"Energy [in the crowd] was totally there. I felt it in my toes to my head. Everyone was screaming. It was a special night tonight," Van Straten said, who picked up his first World Cup win after finishing four, just out of the medals, at the World Championships last week in Barcelona. "There were pretty big riders here. You have to be scared of everyone ’cause they are all learning new tricks, too."

A capacity crowd of eager spectators poured into Denver’s Civic Park to see the snowboarders huck their best tricks off the 106-foot high scaffold in the Denver Big Air presented by Sprint. Van Straten did not disappoint, throwing a switch cab 9 in his first two runs, which was scored best out of two, and a backside double cork 10 on his third, which was added to his high score to put him atop the podium.

"The last jump was pretty big. The crowd was screaming and they love my name, so it was pretty sick. I was proud of myself that I landed the trick," Van Straten said.

Van Straten was joined on the podium by Canada’s Zac Stone in second and Michael Macho of Austria in third.

"I was just hoping to make finals and I did that so I’m pretty stoked," Stone said. "It’s an awesome event. There’s tons of people in the crowd they were cheering really hard and the band was playing…it was cool."

U.S. rider Easton Gilman (Chisago City, MN) topped the list for the U.S., followed by Ian Thorley (Marquette, MI) in 11th. According to Thorley, who threw a switch double backside rodeo 9 on his first two hits, he was stoked about the Denver Big Air.

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my husband dropped off his snowboard for maintenance a night before. when he went to pick it up in the morning, he was told that his snowboard had a crack and needed to be repared…

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