Snowboard on the Block Kicks off the 2014/15 Winter Season in Denver, Colorado

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PHOTOS & TEXT: NED CREMIN

With snowfall accumulating high in the rocky mountains just days prior, the second annual Snowboard On The Block Festival officially kicked off the 2014-15 SnowBoard season in Denver, Colorado. The biggest North American Snowboard Festival took over the downtown streets of Denver this weekend, featuring over a dozen Pro’s hashing it out on rails in the greater metro district complete with live bands, booze, gear sales, give-aways and full-length screenings of the highly anticipated 2015 Snowboard Industry Movie Premiers.

SNOWBOARD ON THE BLOCK designers trucked in over 25 tons of ice to be shaved up for the Pro Rail Jam. Pro riders from all over came to throw down amidst the streets of Downtown Denver with over 8000 people in attendance through the festival.

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Rail Jam Winner Scotty Vine Pressing into Victory

Moving beyond a regional focus, this year’s festival grew— occupying two city blocks around the Exdo Event Center at 35th and Walnut streets in Downtown Denver— hosting 21 movies and 16 bands on three separate stages. A dozen snowboard shops peddled discounted gear and more than 100 snowboard brands displayed their latest innovations for 2014/15 season. With bars, film Screening houses, VIP Party Section, skateboard halfpipe and 16 bands, the party rocked into the night featuring a set list including MOBB DEEP, THE MISFITS, Total Chaos, Expire, The Reminders, Speedwolf, MF Ruckus, Victory Heights, Pitch Invasion, Whygee, Git Some, DJ MFM, King Rat, Unreasonable Human, Plan-B Rejects and Pizza Time.

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Snowboard on the Block is the only snowboard festival in North America dedicated to showcasing the best the snowboard community has to offer. The festival features the newest releases from around the globe by world renowned production crews as well as up and coming producers.

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Two monster LED screens — the largest available for rent — showcased all the movies, which include Videograss’ “Mayday” and Absinthe Films’ “Heavy Mental.”

Including:

VideograssMayday” world premiere          Capita  “Stay Bad Ass” world premiere

Think Thank “Almanac” & “Right Turn Left Turn”   Keep the Change “Homage”

Absinthe Films “Heavy Mental”      WillFilmForFood “Sol Food”

Aunti.Films “WTF!”    Tyme & Co.Halladangus”     Famdamly “UWAFD”

Nightmare “Established Foever”   Buck 90 Ugly Kidz Crew “Itis”   Snowboarder Movie “Foreword”

Also showing: Bald E-Gal, Bluebird Team Movie, Burton Team Movie, CandyGrind Team Movie, Grind House Media, Never Summer Team Movie and Under Dawgs. Check complete previews here:  SNOWBOARDONTHEBLOCK-FILMS

 RIDERS IN ATTENDANCE TO COMPETE IN THE DOWNTOWN RAIL JAM

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