Monday, December 5, 2011

Darrel Mathes Kills It 7 Days a Week (or 2)

Sunday and Monday are always good days in the anticipatory shred world. I've always been pretty stoked on Transworld's Sundays in the Park and the Videograss site's Markass Mondays. There is no denying that from a boarding consumption perspective, park riding can sometimes get a bit stale. A plethora of shots featuring indistinguishable terrain and interchangeable features, originating from parks around the world, tends to get old pretty quick. From a boarders perspective however, the appeal of park riding is understandable. Why bother struggling with the inevitable conclusion of the security guard assisted boot in the downtown of some metropolis whilst simulataneously somewhere in some park there is a long line of features available to hit from open to close while there is also an even longer line of babes waiting to get on the lift. With the ever forward moving progression of snowboarding almost entirely eliminatined parts filmed entirely in parks (and not for the worse) there remains a pocket of the internet ripe with the fruits of park edits, and the aforementioned web series' Sundays in the Park and Markass Monday's are at the head of the class. Spending the day shredding in the park with the homeys is FUN, that is the bottom line, and these series encapsulate that sentiment accurately, week after week.

They both kicked off a new campaign for the 2012 season, and this weekend's posts, episode #2 and #3 respectively were extra crispy.

Both clips were apparently filmed on the same day during the same session, which is actually pretty funny. To make two different web episodes of a single session speaks volumes about both the level of riding of the dudes in the clips but also the level of entertainment, enough to watch both clips several times.

Darrel Mathes is the man! From his part in Love Hate to his involvement in VideoGrass, dude is slowly cementing a position for himself is snowboarding history, and it is clips like these two that show you why. His fs 180 sw 5050 sw bs 180 out at the beginning of the Sunday clip was flawless and his 5050 sitdown ipod song change in Mondays was hilarious, exactly the kind of fun and carelessness clips like this promote. Justin Mulford rips in the Sundays clip and dude has sick steeze, I'm definitely backing the SK8Mafia hat.

VideoGrass Mark Ass Mondays

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