Real Snow 2013: The Lipton Report

By • Jan 8th, 2013 • Category: Features, Latest

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ESPN’s Real Snow is back with pretty much the same roster as last year, a video player that really hurts your eyes, the most embarrassing design work since the last Neff line and commercials for NFL shit, credit cards and more! All the good news aside, there are some dudes you all like trying to kill themselves on film for a cash purse and a mention during Shaun White’s winning X Games halfpipe run. Check out the videos, remember to remind yourself to vote at some point and read our reviews of each part as you wait weeks and weeks for the results!

Eero Ettala

Eero Ettala is so good it’s boring. He basically one ups every trick that stood out last year, does some other amazing stuff that’s bigger and smoother than should be possible and does it all with goggles strapped to his forehead. It’s like he got out of bed, got paid and went home.  It seriously doesn’t look like he tried at all. Watching this leaves you feeling icky inside.

Ethan Diess

Ol’ four-eyes, Ethan Deiss, has a sick intro. Then he does stuff that takes really thick thighs, like slamming between rails and brick walls like it’s what you’re supposed to do on a snowboard. Oh by the way, holy ollie ladies and gents. This part has more gaps then a whores smile, Burton should be stoked

Verdict: Ethan Deiss. Eero’s won enough shit this century.

Dan Brisse

Dan Brisse should fire his editor, that said, what the fuck is wrong with this guy. Every year he proves he’s the gnarliest dude ever, and every year he gets gnarlier. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this dude scares the living shit out of me.

Bode Merrill

Bode Merrill is one of the most talented men in snowboarding today, and the handplant halfway through this part will prove it. That said, prepare to have your mind blown by the last three shots of this part, including the rail drop that’s bigger than any cliff you’ve ever even considered hitting.

Verdict: Fuck it, one of them is bound to die by the Finals.

Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones is back again for some reason, but I’ve got to give it to him, he does keep doing different stuff. There’s a fence stall-bounce thing thats pretty rad, but a bunch of one-footers that I wish never happened.

Frank April

Frank April just happened all over my screen. I don’t know if it was the slow jams to the slow edit, or the fact that he’s a tech genius, but this ones pretty damn entertaining. Oh, and his banger is the coolest shit I’ve seen in a while. Get ready for Deja Vu, dudes.

Verdict: Frank April will take this round.

Louif Paradis

Louif Paradis is one of the best rail riders on earth. That’s a fact. What’s also true is that his 270s are disgusting in a good way. Check out the handplant slide a few times too. Everyone’s goal should be to learn how to do that this season.

Pat Moore

If you don’t like Pat Moore fuck you. Who will get him after Forum? Who knows (probably Burton). Anyway, the metal-loving bad boy risks his knees on every shot in this part and it’s awesome as usual. Pat Rules, that’s why he’s one of the biggest names in the game, the end.

Verdict: Pat Moore.

Go watch the actual videos here: http://xgames.espn.go.com/events/2013/aspen/real

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35 thoughts on “Real Snow 2013: The Lipton Report

  1. check the vid

    Pat was riding a Volcom board in a few shots of his edit, so i’m guessing that is his new sponser not burton. but you know that took actually watching the footage to see…

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  2. cats

    frank, louif, pat, or bode. fuck me, this is the most insane snowboarding i have ever seen

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  3. Had troble with the link

    Luckly i found it ….just go espn then to the more sports tab then look for wnba keep going down to the rugby link and if you hit bassmaster then youve gone too far

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  4. donald trump

    jeremy jones’ vid was actually a lot better than i thought it would be, but frank april stood out the most, hes just the best

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  5. Shaun Bon Jovi

    Burton picked up a Forum rider long before they dropped Forum. That guys name is John Jackson. I suspect they won’t pick up another one. Although, Pat Moore would be as deserving as anybody. Then again, maybe Slash should pull him over.

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  6. Lick Nipton

    Yo! Embed the freaking videos here so we can plan them you fuck nuts.

    FWIW I like the xgames design. Just as good as anywhere else.

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    1. admin

      the videos are 72 hour exclusive on ESPN’s player. IF you want to watch Tide commercials, you’ll have to go there. We’ll embed the youtubes saturday when they’re available.

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  7. Lick Nipton

    Hey admin – Tide commercials = awesome. Whatever.

    I embedded the ESPN player on my blog… you can too. Cut and paste.

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