In Da Streets
Ski / Snowboard
What drives you to go into the streets? With all the craze of X Games Real Snow, more groms are going into the streets and working hard to create that next-level video part. It’s stressful, painful and tiring, but the time we spend with friends and the crazy shit that happens along the way are why we’re out here. This closeout rail was a late-afternoon find, but with friends and shovels, it was built in no time, ready to be slayed. Blake Payne took plenty of falls before counting this backside-noseslide 270 out sameway over the closeout.
Every snowboarder and skier in the Salt Lake Valley is always searching for that new, next-level spot. Considering our economy is beneath the depths of hell, construction sites are prevalent, and revisiting old spots can surface new surprises—which was the case with this famous, classic spot. Matt Heffernan displays the treasure we found that night with style and adds it to the books of “been done.” The location of this spot is disclosed only to those who have spent countless hours driving around, searching for hidden treasures in the most likely and unlikely places. This is the streets—earn your way.
This flat down rail has been given love since the early 2000s, when Jon Kooley and Jordan Mendenhall were beginning their professional careers. To this day, they include this spot in their video parts. Sam Blazejewski lays down the law with this switch backside boardslide to frontside boardslide on the down back to regs. Keep the passion alive—do it for the homies.
This gap rail is nothing new to the Salt Lake snowboard scene. It’s smaller than Rail Gardens’ gap rail, but no less consequential. It brings diversity to video parts, adding a little flair. In this photo, Treyson Allen demonstrates a proper stalefish to boardslide, the most common way to hit this feature.