On Monday, the crew from SNOWBOARDER brought hundreds of their closest friends from the snowboarding industry — pros, amateurs, brand reps and media members alike — to Mammoth Mountain for the 21st edition of SNOWBOARDER Superpark presented by Nexen Tires.
The concept for SNOWBOARDER’s Superpark dates back to the ’90s and has always had a simple goal: Celebrating snowboarding’s roots and progressing the sport in a super fun way.
“As a counterpoint to traditional contests, Superpark forgoes bibs, start sheets and judges in favor of stacking clips on a rider’s own terms in an environment that isn’t made for TV. Rather, the features at Superpark are built to enable the best snowboarders on earth to ride better than they ever have before, and do so on their own terms,” Pat Bridges, the creative director of SNOWBOARDER and the man behind Superpark, wrote about the event.
“Ultimately, the Superpark is in place to serve as a gathering of the freestyle faithful to celebrate the culture around feature and trick creation,” Bridges continued.
Every year, Superpark typically produces a handful of “Did you just see that?” moments, and if we had to guess, this year is likely to be no different.
So, in honor of Superpark 21, watch the video below to revisit some of the most iconic moments in Superpark history, including a fresh-faced 19-year-old Travis Rice landing a huge 114-foot backside rodeo in 2001 at around the 1:10 mark.
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