Vans drop the hotly anticipated second installment of T.R.I.P.L.E and it’s just as good as you had hoped. In fact, it’s better. Heavy hitters Danimals and the aptly named Benny Urban take to the mean streets of Hokkaido to showcase their skills. Benny and Danimals have been stalwarts of the street scene for years, and are a strong choice from the Vans team to create a high octane edit in an urban setting. Ivika Jurgenson is reppin’ for the ladies with some tech manoeuvres that would make even the most grizzled veterans think twice.
“Any street rider worth their salt knows that the land of the rising sun is a mecca for riding outside the confines of the resort”
When you think snowboarding in Japan you normally have visions of throwing fat roosters in nipple deep champagne powder, sake fuelled night-time tree runs and melting into an onsen after a big day shredding. You might not necessarily think of hectic urban rail riding and roof drops, but any street rider worth their salt knows that the land of the rising sun is a mecca for riding outside the confines of the resort.
T.R.I.P.L.E is the latest series from Vans and throws their snow team the task of creating short movies riding the holy trinity: Park, Street and Backcountry. Each terrain has its own unique difficulties and challenges and gives the riders the opportunity to throw hammers on and off the mountain.
The first episode saw Fridge and René Rinnekangas tear shit up in the park in Austria, and the boys blew minds. René Rinnekangas brings endless style and unique flair to the table and we don’t think we could ever get tired of watching him ride. And Fridge…Well, he’s Fridge ‘nuff said.
Chapter 3 will see the Sultan of Sidehits Arthur Longo and Blake Paul head to the European HQ of gnarly backcountry riding- Chamonix. Safe to say that we’re waiting (im)patiently for the last episode to drop so we can watch all three again back to back.