If it wasn’t enough to have already won the Dirksen Derby this season (watch the rad video below), Harry Kearney just upped the ante for the season and won the toughest of the tough, the one, the only – Legendary Baker Banked Slalom.
Harry was up against some of the best in professional snowboarding – Gigi Rüf, Josh Dirksen, Temple Cummins, Terje, Lucas Debari and Scotty Wittlake to name just a wee bit of the talent.
Harry’s time of 1:43.35 would place him in the winner’s circle.
Here he is post comp with his bro Hagen and Rob Kingwill who got 2nd in the fakie race to none other than Terje and designed this year’s contest poster. Congrats, Harry! Keep sliding sideways fast. Real damn fast.
With the lifts about to fire up from North Korea to North Carolina (A Basin and the Palmer Snowfield are open!) we decided to stoke the fire with some radness.First up, from the Pacific Northwest is “Search for a cool place” with Mark Landvik, Patrick McCarthy, Ryland Bell, and our boy, Harry Kearney. Search for a Cool Place is an exploration of snowboarding, mind-expansion, adrenaline freaks, the trips they take and where they’ve ended up.
The uber radness from Washington state continues with the Go! Boarding crue. Harry Kearney links up with the boyz to get down and get radical. Winter is almost here. Let’s do this.
A rare breed of human, Kevin Jones, has forever altered the snowboard landscape with the limitless freestyle trajectory he has brought to big mountain exploration. In short, Kevin Jones is a boss. We are forever grateful for his early involvement in Compatriot Snowboards. Here’s a rad Standard Films clip from Kevin a couple years back. He’s probably out fly fishing somewhere right now, so enjoy these old clips until the snow starts flying again.
Kinger just got his next year Valkyrie 158 in the mail from Compatriot HQ. Here’s what Rob had to say, “So stoked to get my new Compatriot RK Valkyrie 158 in the mail yesterday! It’s so fun to see my graphics come to life!”
“The following video was made with professionals on a closed course. It is dangerous and should not be attempted,” states this Compatriot Snowboards, err, Mercedes commercial? Watch Rob Kingwill get barreled, throw methods, slashes, all on his Valkyrie 158, all in a Mercedes Commercial?
Heck yeah, Rob. Get some. Everybody go out and shred. And get some.