Getting to Know Your Flow Fusion PowerStrap

The Fusion PowerStrap foot-strap is 3D-shaped so it can fuse the ankle & toe zones over the mid-foot and is padded for a super comfortable form fit. In this quick video we show you how to properly set up your Fusion foot-straps with your Flow Bindings. Make sure you set your bindings up before you go riding, put your boots on, strap in and jump around on the carpet to make sure it feels good!

The FusionStrap is featured on Flow NX2, Fuse, ISIS, Five and Minx bindings.

Have you tried Flow’s FusionStrap yet? Let us know what you think about the FusionStrap technology at Flow Snowboarding via Social Media and hashtag #FlowSnowboarding to let us know.

The Flow of the American Ninja Warrior

Tonight on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Former Flow Team Rider Tim Dauenhauer will hit the unique obstacle course and compete to be the next American contestant after Kacy Catanzaro to complete the course. Come cheer on a fellow knuckle dragger and part of our Flow Snowboarding family tonight at 8PM-10PM ET/PT. We all agree that to be a professional snowboarder, it takes a lot of core strength, mental toughness and an overall mastery of physical conditioning in order to reach ones optimal limits. Take the drive it takes to be a professional athlete and mix with one of Tokyo Broadcasting System Television’s 30 year old programs “Sasuke” and you have why we are watching NBC’s American Ninja Warrior this evening. We took a moment to sit down with Dauenhauer about his experience on the hit television show.

Since you’ve been a rider with Flow, what have you been up to (other than American Ninja Warrior, of course)?

I can’t snowboard everyday anymore (a shared moment of silence). Even though I refuse to grow up, I somehow acquired a grown up job where I get to play with explosive natural gas. I repair, maintain and install underground natural gas pipelines and facilities. If I can’t drop cliffs and ride backcountry then I need to get my danger fix somewhere. Haha…

They know you on American Ninja Warrior as the big mountain snowboarding ninja. Awesome. What mountains do you typically ride in the winter?

Haha yeah… When I’m home in Syracuse I ride a few of the local areas with the occasional trips to Vermont. But, I most look forward to riding the Arlberg in Austria. In years past I’ve spent a lot of time riding the North Island in New Zealand. It’s just difficult now-a-days to pull me away from these beautiful upstate New York summers.

What is your current snowboard setup?

My current setup Is Talon boots, Maverick 169, and NX2-RS bindings. I’m old school, you know? I like stiff, ultra-supportive equipment, complimented by a big fast board.

You made it onto American Ninja Warrior through the St Louis city finals. Is that where you are living now or where is home base for Tim Dauenhauer?

My home is in Syracuse NY although I often find myself drifting back and forth to the Arlberg area in Austria. Ninja Warrior has five regional city competitions where America is broken up geographically. About 125 competitors per region, the top 30 advance to city finals and then the top 15 advance to national championship. I competed in the North East regionals which took place in St. Louis this season.

How did you get involved with Ninja Warrior?

American Ninja Warrior is modeled after the original Ninja Warrior competition from Japan known as “Sasuke.” Many years ago, I always wanted a chance to compete on Sasuke. However, it being an exclusive Japanese event, the closest I ever came was in my living room watching it on some random TV channel at  2AM. I lost touch with show for almost 15 years and re-discovered that their was now an American version. I missed the audition deadline three years ago, then two years ago I rushed my video audition. It wasn’t very creative, so I didn’t make the cut that year. Your video audition is extremely important in determining your odds of being chosen to compete. This previous winter I got my act together and with the help of a good friend we made a great video that showcased my personality as well as my talents.

What kind of training did you do before hand to prep yourself for competing on Ninja Warrior?

Training is intense year round, but the most critical time for me is 3 months leading up to the event. I focus a lot on balancing, along with grip and finger strength exercises. I have a few important training obstacles at my home such as a salmon ladder and a few other goodies. Technique is so important. Raw strength can only take you so far.

What was it like to film the show? Any experiences you’d like to share?

Taking part in American Ninja Warrior was a great experience! The producers, casting and crew are all cool people that love what they do. An interesting aspect of the show is just the positive vibes flowing everywhere. It’s a very unique sort of competition where all the athletes genuinely want to see their opponents do well and succeed on the course. One thing that maybe not many people know is that since filming takes place at night competitors are running the course until 6:00 in the morning.

You plan on taking a trip to Austria soon. What kind of training do you plan on doing out there?

As far as training goes, I’m putting a lot of emphasis on climbing and single arm hanging. I also have an incredibly difficult stunt planned.

Anything else you’d like to say to the Flow Snowboarding supporters or your American Ninja Warrior fans?

The Flow Snowboarding community has been a big part of my life for a long time and I want to say thanks to everyone for helping me over the years climb mountains and summit new opportunities. Snowboarding has influenced my life in so many ways and American Ninja Warrior wouldn’t have been possible without all the support of my friends and family everywhere.

Are you going to be cheering on Flow Snowboarding family Tim Dauenhauer tonight and watch American Ninja Warrior on NBC? Do you think being a snowboarder gives you an advantage in finishing an obstacle course? Let us know at Flow Snowboarding via Social Media and hashtag #FlowSnowboarding to let us know what you think.

Definition: Snowboarding – A Feature Film From Matt Devino

Flow Snowboarding, Snowboarding, Tim Humphreys, Definition: Snowboarding, Matt Devino, Snowboarding Film

Remember when half pipes looked like this? Flow Snowboarding Team Athlete Tim Humphreys hand planting in an old school half pipe

Are you excited for Definition: Snowboarding, the upcoming feature length documentary film from filmmaker Matt Devino?

We here at FlowSnowboarding are backing this flick. You’ll see a few of our friends from Flow like Scotty Lago and Tim Humphreys.

DEFINITION: SNOWBOARDING. This is a documentary film project exploring the definition of snowboarding from the perspective of those who live it. They would like to invite the entire industry to be a part of this exploration, and to help show the world just how amazing snowboarding truly is.

“I’m really excited to have the backing of Flow for the project,” said Mike Devino “They have an amazing team and everyone at the company loves snowboarding, which is what this film is really all about. The film is sure to be even better with their support.”

“Matt Devino is reaching out and making a difference,” said Dale Rehberg of Flow Snowboards. “Gotta love the passion… it’s all about expression!”

Definition: Snowboarding is two year project to be released in the Fall of 2015. It will include dozens of interviews and document all aspects of riding and the lifestyle that encompasses it. Interviews will be shot over the course of 2014, and exclusive riding footage will be shot during the winter of 2014/2015. Here’s the teaser trailer below. So looking forward to this film.

For more information on the film Definition: Snowboarding please visit:
definitionsnowboarding.com
www.facebook.com/definitionsnowboarding

For more information on filmmaker Matt Devino please visit:
www.mattdevino.com
www.twitter.com/matt_devo
www.facebook.com/mattdevino1

Flow Snowboarding is stoked for this film. It speaks the common thread within snowboarding that ties us all together. Let us know what you think of the film trailer on Social media.

Flow Snowboarding
www.facebook.com/flow
www.twitter.com/flowsnowboardn
www.instagram.com/flowsnowboardn

Come join us at Flow Snowboarding
www.flow.com

GARDNER INVITED TO WORLD HELI CHALLENGE…

world heli challenge

Flow Team Micron Drayden Gardner

BIG Props to Flows 12 year old Micron Drayden Gardner for receiving Straight A’s in school and for being invited to Compete in The World Heli Challenge in New Zealand August, July 31st thru August 16th. Congrats Drayden we are all very proud of the good person you are growing up to be, it shows in your attitude, grades, riding and progression. Keep listening to your parents and continue being a respectful little dude.

More on Drayden’s Trip here:

http://www.facebook.com/events/340907045981227/

Andre Kuhlmann is crowned as the new Bavarian Slopestyle King

There hasn’t been a royal family for slopestyle for a while , but with the 1st Bavarian Slopestyle Championship there is a new king.

Andre Kuhlmann from Garmisch Partenkirchen had been crowned on the 24th of March in the terrainpark of the Zugspitze. Blue skies and a perfect park made the event a true royal one.

Congrats King Andre the 1st!!

Flow Snowboarding Team Andre Kuhlmann

 King Andre the 1st (2nd from left) and his royal household

Flow World Freeride Championships

The WFC qualifiers were yesterday, under blue bird skies, pleasant temps, solid spectatorship and higher than preferred avy danger to keep it exciting. The Flow team STACKED the line up – 8 or 9 in total.

Flow Snowboarding Team

Stand out moments:
-Max Zipser and Mikey B’s line selection
-Max’s poised and fluid second run
-Scotty Lago’s HUGE method off the biggest cornice. In fact, in his two runs, Scotty landed 3 air and made only 1 run. Impossible? Nope, I swear, he straight lined Bro Bowl
-Nathalie’s runs. Her first was smooth as hell. Her second, umm, it was the same as Basich’s!
-Sarka Pancachova going only 3 feet shorted off Scotty’s same cornice. Then landing, then getting her feet swept out by an avalanche then standing up, then disappearing, then getting back to her feet, then joining the group with a freakin smile. The crowd screamed when she waved her hands that she was ok.
-Celia Miller stepping outside her comfort zone, staying on her feet, and riding with composure
-Jordan Nield had one squeaky run & then one where he did a method and pointed it down the face
-Shin Biyajima from Japan The crowd cheering for Shin – he’s the “new” legend
-Micah dominating, all in the name of Aaron Robinson and always with the most sincere appreciation towards Flow. He threw a back three off a huge cliff and a huge straight air off a 60 footer into 8th place getting him into the finals tomorrow via heli.

20120410-173724.jpg
The top 12 list and the top eight men advance to the finals.

Stay tuned…

Words by Brooke Summers

Flow owns the Dutch championships

This week the Dutch championships where held in Laax Suisse. There where supposed to be 3 events for our riders: Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air. Due to bad wheather the halfpipe competition got cancelled, there where rocks allover the pipe. For the 2 events that where left we had Flow Riders in every age category: Joey van de Noort, Youth Men (upto 12), Ziggey van Bouwhorst and Daniel Thio, Rookie (13-15), Jazzley van Bouwhorst and Jeremy Boshuizen, Junior Men (16-18) and in the Open Categorie Rocco van Straten and Aston Egelmeers.

And they all did great resulting in some exciting results:

Two kids became DUTCH CHAMPS in both of the events:

Joey van de Noort and Daniel Thio!!!! Well done and keep it up, they will hunt for you guys!!!!!!!!

Flow Snowboarding Jeremy Boshuizen

But there was more Jeremy Boshuizen did great with 2 podium finishes, 2nd in slopestyle and 3rd in Big Air, whilst beiing the youngest kid in his category.

Flow Snowboarding Ziggey van Bouwhorst

Ziggey finished on the podium in the Big Air becoming 3rd ,NICE!

In the open category Rocco had a tough time after he had just finished his 2 month recovery after his injury. Aston did good he finished just short of the podium in Slopestyle (4th place) and a 6th place finish in the Big Air. Well done for a first time competing in this open category.

This Saturday the Microns will compete in the Final event of the Chill and Destroy tour. Have fun there!

Contest report from the BNLX team crew

This weekend there where 2 important contests for the Flow Crew from Holland and Belgium some of our Microns had 2 events too attend. So they went too Neuss on Saturday for the Chill and Destroy tour they needed some more points to qualify for the final event. This went quite good (we are getting used to our riders making it to the final heats). So they did.

Jeremy Boshuizen was the stand out guy for Flow grabbing 2nd place in the final with a solid run on the rails resulting in enough speed for a FS540 on the final kicker. Our young kids Joey and Jordy did great as well being 10 and 9 years old they finishd in 9thand 8th place. Well done guys!!!

Flow Microns finished 8th & 9th place

In the Meanwhile in Landgraaf the Dutch Indoor championship was going on and man did the Flow guys kill it. On Saturday Erik Bastiaansen became Dutch indoor champion Slopestyle congrats!!! Ziggey van Bouwhorst joined Erik on the podium grabbing 3rd place. In the Rookie class. He only just beat Daniel Thio (He rides Flow as well through a shop sponsor deal Nul15 Boards and Lifestyle) to the podium who also did great finishing 4th.

Flow Snowboard Quantam

Ziggey’s older brother was one of the younger guys in the Boys category and did great finishing in 5thplace. In the open class we had our recently fresh addition to the team killing it, Aston Egelmeers became Dutch Indoor champion Slopestyle, very nice!!!!!!! After this long day of shredding in Landgraaf there was a little party but back to bed in time to get some rest, next day they had the Big air contest.

Flow Micron Team Rider

In the Dutch Indoor Big air contest the guys killed it again with some sick airs and following that some great results. In the Rookie contest the kids grabbed 2nd ,3rd and 4th places well done Ziggey, Daniel and Erik. Jazzley did a great “job” competing in the Boys 16/18 class. He as one of the youngest kids grabbed 2nd place, great!!!! In the open class Aston performed at his best again winning with a big fs 7 melon. In the big air there also was a special shout out to Jordy Keesmeekers our 9 year old shredder from Belgium.

 

All and all a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!