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Superpark 18

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Red was once again extremely fortunate to have been asked to Snowboarder Mags, 18 and over, photo shoot – Superpark 18. Unfortunately he battled the flu, but he made the best of it and still managed to get a few shots and commentate for a bit on the webcast.

Day 1 – Words by Mary Walsh

May in Oregon can be tricky when it comes to weather, and as the sky opened up to blue skies and bright sun on Day 1 of Superpark 18, the riders were ready to make the most of the conditions. A slew of lenses pointed toward the sky as snowboarders like Louif Paradis, Austin Hironaka, Will Lavigne, Mike Ravelson, Austen Sweetin, Desiree Melancon, Brandon Cocard, Red Gerard, Matts Kulisek, Jamie Lynn, Spencer Schubert, Frank April, Peter Line and more lined up to hit the features.

Day 4 –

As the day got closer to webcast time everyone started to gather around the Woodward step up. A slew of riders started to destroy the jump. Ben Ferguson was showing that he is definitely one of the legends of our time. Nils and Hans Mindnich were happy to get off the rocks today and sent tricks over the step up with effortless style. Jaeger Bailey was throwing double tail grab 900s. Jeremy Page, Red Gerard, Mitch Richmond, Christian Connors, and Matt Wainhouse all killed it. The webcast was a lot of fun and everyone rode great.

Webcast Day 2 – Red and his brother Bren drop in together about 1:20:50, they take a commercial break and Red comes on to commentate at 1:24:00.


The Launch – Days 2, 3 & 4 – Recap

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Words by Snowboarder Mag editor T-Bird:

DAY 2:

The morning kicked off with a group of groms lapping the transfer jump at the bottom of the hill. Reid Smith, Red Gerard, Judd Henkes, Brock Crouch and a contingent of tykes were sending it up and over the gutted-out channel, sixty-feet through the air and over to the steep landing on the other side. Imagine a regular-sized human hitting a 110-foot channel gap, and that’s pretty much the scale to which these kids were hucking their meat. The jump line was going off as well as the other Launch participants were testing out the speed for the afternoon session, but first, the Seven Springs Industrial Parkway (formerly known as The Streets) was primed up by Joel and Jeremy and the rest of the Seven Springs builders for a live webcast of the setup.

Over two dozen riders gathered at the top of the course and the webcast went live, as SNOWBOARDER movie riders Garrett Warnick, Sam Taxwood, Spencer Schubert, Hans and Nils Mindnich lapped alongside talent like Jason Anderson, Trevor Eichelberger, Tony Wagner, Red Gerard, Reid Smith, Kyle Kennedy, and Miles Fallon. It was an intermingling of incredible jibbers with every variation of rail trick imaginable landed and the viewers of the webcast seemed stoked on the final product.

DAY 2 VIDEO (2:20)

DAY 3 VIDEO (beginning)

 

 

 


The Launch 2014 – Day 1

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Day one of Snowboarder Mag’s, the Launch, took off yesterday. Unfortunately the weather, as has been the case at so many other events this season, did not cooperate. Riders tried to make the best of it by sessioning Seven Springs’s amazing “The Streets” park. Red ended up having a blast. Check out Snowboarder Mag‘s site for some shots of Red playing in “The Streets”.

Here is what T-Bird had to say about Red and friends: There was a plethora of talent up there today, as SNOWBOARDER movie roster riders Spencer Schubert, Hans and Nils Mindnich, Sam Taxwood, and Garrett Warnick were sessioning the wall with Red Gerard, Brock Crouch, Toby Miller, Reid Smith, Judd Henkes, and some of the young tykes…

Much more went down and it’ll all be in the videos and photos accompanying these words. For now, be sure to keep up-to-date with all the happenings in Seven Springs because the weather is supposed to break and the next two days are calling for warm, sunny temperatures which only means that the riding is going to heat up.

Watch The Launch webcast LIVE, on Snowboardermag.com on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-3pm EST.

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SEEREDSHRED has moved to REDGERARD.NET

For the 2 or 3 loyal followers of seeredshred,  We have moved! All your favorite info on Red can now be found at redgerard.net. Make note of the .net because an anonymous lover or hater (Red is hoping it is the former, that it is a she… and that she is hot!), has taken up the domain name redgerard.com and has a single post of Red’s face – sweet!


Boys’ Life Magazine – Snowboarding tips from pro Red Gerard

Boys’ Life Magazine, the official publication of The Boy Scouts of America, took a look at snowboarding in their February issue (page 3) by interviewing Red. Pick up a copy, or check out the lighter version in this link.

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January Snowboarder Mag – On Deck: Red Gerard

Some interesting answers to questions you’ve always wanted to know about Red can be found on Pages 60 and 61 of the January Snowboarder Mag – make sure you don’t miss it!

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January Transworld Snowboarding

Make sure you get your copy of this months Transworld. Great article starting on page 77 on Red and some of the Burton gang at a super cool photo shoot in Seven Springs last spring. (Red is in the crease on pages 77/78 as well as on pages 78 and 81).

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SNOWBOARDER VIDEO MAGAZINE – EPISODE 8: DECEMBER 2013

Merry Christmas! Here is Pat’s latest compilation of merry snowboarding. Red comes in for an FYI at 06:25


December Snowboard Colorado – Trick Tip

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SEVEN SPRINGS – PARADISE FULL MOVIE

Check out what Red and some Burton buds were up to at Seven Springs last spring. It’s all good, but Red and the gang don’t weigh in until 08:30. Favorite part – 11:24 during the credits when Red asks if he can drive the snowmobile, answer – I don’t know dude, I think you gotta be at least three feet tall to drive. Red’s response – Dude, I’m four feet!


RED GERARD AND BLAKE AXELSON EARLY SEASON

A little late posting all this, but check out what Red and Blake were up to in the fall –


BURTON PRESENTS RESORT [SNOWBOARDING]

In the fourth and final episode, Burton Presents RESORT [SNOWBOARDING] features the riding of Mark McMorris, Danny Davis, Peetu Piiroinen, Jack Mitrani, Christian Haller, Werni Stock, Roope Tonteri, Marko Grilc, Ben Ferguson, Gabe Ferguson, Redmond Gerard, and more. From Danny’s signature Peace Park session at Squaw Valley and the Streets at Seven Springs, to massive man-made features, this group of riders has again raised the bar on park riding.


A COBRA DOG SUMMER

Snowboarder Mag’s, Mary Walsh gave this video her “staff pick” as a favorite. There is some great snowboarding here mixed in with plenty of fun. There are small clips of Red skateboarding and messing around, but at 7:57 there are some nice shots. Check it out and see what you think.

 


BLOTTO TAKES ON THE SEVEN SPRINGS PARK SESSION

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Check out the Burton homepage for shots like these of Red, and the other amazing riders that were lucky enough to get to work with insanely talented photographer, Blotto in Seven Springs last spring.

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RELATIVELY SPEAKING: BRENDAN AND RED GERARD

This interview is a little old to be posting now (it was done last spring before Superpark), but I guess better late than never. There is some really good footage of Red’s brother Brendan – also old, but still good. Check out the article for yourselves and see what you think: Snowboarder Mag

 


Burton Smalls Going Big

20130718-sumergames-redgerard-e-stoneAbove is a cool shot from High Cascade this past summer. Below is a video that was made over a year ago at HCSC. I am assuming that Burton is just releasing it now because it’s a promotion for the 2014 line. I found it on Method Mag, here is what Method had to say:

What are these kids drinking? Energy milk? Holy cow, they are good. Check out Brock Crouch, Red Gerard, Gabe Ferguson, and Nik Baden tear apart Mt. Hood’s summer glacier.


The Burton Team Destroys Summer

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While you were busy boogie boarding and sweating on your hot leather sofa, the Burton Team was lapping jumps and jibs in both hemispheres. Jeremy Jones, Mikkel Bang, Mark McMorris, Peetu Piiroinen, Roope Tonteri, Enni Rukajärvi, Gabe Ferguson, Red Gerard, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss, Jussi Oksanen, Kimmy Fasani, Mark Sollors, and Mikey Rencz all got in on the action. Here’s a little edit of them ripping the parks of Hood’s High Cascade and Snow Park, NZ (RIP) to get you primed for winter. To view the video click the link below, Red can be seen 50 seconds in: 

http://news.burton.com/snowboarding/burton-presents-snowboarding/


Method Mag Awards

method_awards_cover.previewDoogie Howser Award – Red Gerard for receiving his doctoral diploma in snowboarding at the tender age of 12. The health of snowboarding in the future is going to be OK in the hands of prepubescents like this.

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SUMMER SNOWBOARDING: MUST-DO’S AT MOUNT HOOD

Taken from Snowboarder Mag:

Play dodge ball at HCSC, cliff jump at Punchbowl Falls and on off days go to the movie theater in Sandy. One of my very favorite things to do is just to have a regular skate day at Windell’s, which there really isn’t anything regular about at all! Then of course there is always Lake Trillium, and more cliff jumping along the Columbia River. Red Gerard – young shred and the unofficial mayor of Mount Hood


2012/2013 Season Edit

If you haven’t already caught this somewhere else, here it is, at 100,000 views! Wow – thank you!!!


Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge – First Place Keiki Division (16 and under)

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Words from Frequency:

With a Luau, traditional Hawaiian cuisine and a series of unique course features with names like “Puerto Escondido,” “Ala Moana Bowl,” and “Steamer Lane,” the 2013 Big Wave Challenge at Mt. Bachelor proved to be an impressive surf-style competition. Every rider was judged on his or her choice of the features used, the difficulty of each individual trick performed on those features and his or her overall flow through the course. First place for the men went to Gus Warbington, with Coleen Quigley sealing women’s first place; Red Gerard won the groms and Gorden Boehm brought home the master’s top spot.


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Arnette posted these photos and captions on their site, kind of funny so I thought I would share:

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Like the dinosaurs, Red will grow from all the air he gets. It’s just science.

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Red Gerard can run to be president of the United States in 23 years.

 

 


SUPERPARK 17 – DAY 5 PHOTO….and finally… DAY 5 VIDEO

Red’s first Superpark has come to an end. As with all Snowboarder Mag events, he had a blast. Thanks to everyone who helped get him where he needed to be. I know you’ll probably never read this, but special thanks to Frankie, Red’s Burton TM, and of course Pat and T-Bird for giving Red a shot at getting to do what he loves! Here is a last shot from Day 5.

If they ever put some photos up, I will share with you Red’s win at the Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge, which took place at Bachelor the day after Superpark ended. Red took first in the Keiki division (16 and under). He LOVES the trophy!

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Red Gerard, white snow, and a blue salt bag. This photo is so patriotic. Photo: T. Bird

Here is the Day 5 video, Spencer Schubert and Red switch boards in the opening, there’s another shot of Red at 2:08, but check out what Scotty Vine does for the ender, pretty incredible!


Superpark 17 – Day 4

Red decided not to participate in the final webcast yesterday. SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Battle of the Brands gives out a trip to Cabo for the best team edit from Superpark, and Red was eager to be a part of Burton’s attempt to best them all. Unfortunately the filming session was cut short by the threat of lightening – on to the skatepark! Red is looking forward to a last day on the hill just cruising with friends today. Saturday Red will take part in the Gerry Lopez Big wave Challenge at Mt. Bachelor.

No pictures of Red today for Day 4, but in gathering final thoughts about the significance of Superpark (which in my mind is growing bigger every year and the addition of the webcast only helps to elevate it by allowing snowboard enthusiasts a chance to get in on the action) he was mentioned in the recap. Words, SnowboarderMag:

There aren’t many places—scratch that, there’s no other places—where you can watch Seb Toots, Dylan Alito, Roope Tonteri, and Red Gerard session a hip together


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