People’s Court: Tyler May vs Blake Axelson

By • Jul 21st, 2011 • Category: Features, Latest, People's Court, Videos

Chances are if you’re reading this right now, you aren’t at Mt. Hood snowboarding because there is pretty much no internet to be found in Government Camp. That being said, if you aren’t snowboarding you are probably yearning to get back on the snow and start ripping your local hill. The two contenders in this week’s Peoples Court captured their last season’s adventures on (digital) film and want you to judge them. The one with the most votes wins some Yobeat shwag and a chance at a Banshee Bungee.

Tyler May

Blake Axelson

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If you think these guys suck and you are way better, or you’d just like to be part of the People’s Court, send a link to your video (on vimeo or youtube, please — videos hosted on other platforms will not be be considered) with your name, address, size and a little bit about yourself to If you’re chosen for the battle, we’ll send you an email when it goes live. Each week, the battle winner will receive a prize from the YoBeat Store. As of February 2011, the video with the single most votes each calender month will also receive a Banshee Bungee.

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Mandatory Disclaimer: Battles are open to any amateur snowboarder. As long as you are not getting paid by any brand, you are eligible to compete. You may choose your size, but not style (prizes are given away based on availability.) Videos should be submitted by the rider, not the videographer or your asshole friends. But whatever.

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34 thoughts on “People’s Court: Tyler May vs Blake Axelson

  1. Gerg!

    Dear Blake,

    Thanks for being some random kid in the park throwing sick doubles for seemingly no other reason than for your own pleasure.


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  2. C.K.G.

    Why Blake?! The music doesn’t do your riding justice. Fire your producer/editor ASAP!!!!

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  3. WOW

    WOW first trick i knew i was voting for blake.. when i used to work at mammoth i would see kids ride like blake all the time.. having their tricks super dialed in after doing them over and over.. other kid looked liked the kids i would see come on the weekend that thought they were about to get sponsored or something who take 50 tries for each of the tricks landed on their edit. Blake was sooo much better that he could afford to choose terrible song too!

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  4. Jason P

    I’m going to start voting for these straight based on the running length.
    5:06, are you kidding Tyler? Cut the first 2 minutes of crappy GoPro footage and give yourself a fighting chance.

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  5. some kid

    well tyler, i enjoy you riding in real life, but that kid had the dub, guess he got my vote, the intro is just kind of boring

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  6. matt

    i voted for blake just because he had ke$ha, and shes got jesus on her neck-a-luss

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  7. r1dePrkCty

    Blake Axelson fuckin threw down. God i just wish you wouldnt have ruined that back 3 off the side of the booter by using that ridiculous 10% ramp. Normal speed would have down plenty of justice. Kid killed it.

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  8. J

    Both kids are sik but Blake KILLED it.. Dub on #2 at keystone.. That jump is large!! Sik

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    5 minutes tells a story and showcases diversity.. what the hell do you lame asses have to do all day.. Your hear to enjoy your time off dumbasses..

    Solid edit Tyler!!

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  10. durfurgur

    Both edits were pretty whack. Given that they are amatures I dont expect alot, however these videos were all just the same repeated lame tricks on different rails n creativity and an overall lack of style. The music was terrible mainstream BS….both of them. These edits should both be 2 min long.

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  11. Shields

    I don’t know if the kids above me even snowboard and know whats a good trick from a bad one.. But blake killed it.. He has a little growing into his style to do but he’s really good.. I really enjoyed watching him ride for the most part. Tyler killed it for me when I was watching his gopro footage in the starting and looking at all the stashs of pow around him and how slow he was going, It’s pow dude! Point it!

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  12. pingponger

    We all have eyes, Im sure we can tell what is good and what is bad. Im sure that only people intrested in snowboarding would watch/vote/comment on something like this….especially on YoBeat…its not like its mainstream Transworld Snowboard or anything.

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  13. Jarrett coon

    Good Shit to both yall shreeders i gotta give my vote to Baller Blake his edit was just hands down on point and i lived in aspen well snowmass village for a season and know how big thoose jumps are and the dub cork wasHUGE keystone jumps were always large when i rode them to but Tyler i know what your capable of doing and that your deff better all around shreeder than blake but your edit was wack alot of shit needed to be cut and tossed better edit you would have had a chance with that shit no way keep ripping both you guys BLAKE if you read this get at me i know of alot of way tighter jibs are through out crabondal basalt and aspen HOLLA TYLER Keep up that Midwest Steez

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  14. lilmac

    I know tyler and he is suchhhh a badass. like seriously this vid doesn’t even do his riding justice. im a skier and i totally respect him… he rocks at riding

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  15. Jason P

    I like the blakes part but she choose the WORST music to put on th snowboarding. KESHA!!

    seriously blake@

    blowin it!!!

    Blakes “spinsalot:” “KESHA” “axelson”, please!

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  16. Big Pokey

    its pretty obvious tyler got a good 75% of his votes from facebook. I cant imagine this being close at all

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