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For Grenade Army Troops that do a little fishing, we offer mission GGAM16, Gone Fishing.  Here's some loyal Grenade Army Soldiers with their prized catches.

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SERGEANT BRANDT OLSON, Soldier ID #9749, caught this Northern Pike from the Dead River in Marquette, MI.



STAFF SERGEANT JAMES THOMAS, Soldier ID #9994, grew up on the water.  Needless to say we're sure he was excited to submit this amazing catch.



CORPORAL JOSEPH NELSON, Soldier ID #9969, with the best fish he ever caught!

 

Here's SERGEANT JAMES SPINAZOLA, Soldier ID #10107, with a beautiful catch.



And here's FIRST SERGEANT NICHOLAS ASHBY, Soldier ID #9714, with his decent haul in the great state of Washington.

 

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From Shred NW Magazine:

First Annual Bone Zone Banked Slalom

March 26th 2011 @ Timberline Lodge

Shred NW Magazine is putting on the First Annual Bone Zone Banked Slalom at Timberline Lodge on March 26th. Its gonna be an event to remember!

Snowboarders only. Men’s and Woman’s Pro, Amateur and a Grom Classes. 10 skiers in the token skier division (invite only). Everybody gets to ride the top course, but the lower course is only for the pro classes, because its gonna be just that GNARLY! Stay tuned for registration info.

Cash prizes for pro and am classes. All hand dug and cut with jumps, hips, banks, run gaps, finish-line booter, and more throughout the courses. Each racer gets a Racer Bag with lots of goodies, Wild Card Movies will be on hill to film the event, brands will be demoing gear from next year, plus lots of great giveaways and raffle items.

Accommodations are available through The Resort At The Mountain in Welches, OR. The rate is variable and starts at $111 (a 30% discount).  Rooms can be booked by using booking code BZBS when making a reservation online at http://www.theresort.com or by calling 877.439.6774.

Special thanks to the Bone Zone Banked Slalom sponsors – Shred NW Magazine, Timberline Lodge, Burton, Neuro Drink, Deschutes Brewery, Wild Card Movies, Auviq, Atmosphere, Blackstrap, POW, Volcom, Grenade, Lib-Technologies, BIGS, Tactics, www.NWBoarder.com, DS Imagery, The Resort at The Mountain, and Flash Ink.

Click Here to check out the Facebook Bone Zone Banked Slalom event page.

 

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EpicHappens, along with Grenade Gloves and Cushe Footwear were proud to present Downtown Throwdown.

G6 Studios brings us highlights from the Rail Jam in downtown Traverse City, Michigan. This was a snowboard and ski competition which was the first of its kind in northern Michigan put on by the great people of EpicHappens with guest apperances by Danny Kass and the Dingo.

Filmed and edited by Mike Gruszynski of
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From left to right: 2nd place JJ Thomas, 1st place Louie Vito, and 3rd place Mason Aguirre, celebrate their Dew Tour podium finishes at Killington, Vt.

From left to right: 2nd place JJ Thomas, 1st place Louie Vito, and 3rd place Mason Aguirre, celebrate their Dew Tour podium finishes at Killington, Vt.

 

 

By Peggy Shinn, KILLINGTON, Vt. - The halfpipe at Killington's Bear Mountain was still empty when Louie Vito showed up early Thursday morning to practice. The 22-year-old snowboarder wasn't wearing his usual hoodie or anything flashy. He wasn't even wearing his Dew Tour competitors' bib. Just an unassuming black and blue coat, black pants, and a black helmet.

 

For the next two-plus hours, he did laps in the halfpipe - one straight air after another on the halfpipe's 22-foot walls, no fancy double corks or backside 9s.

 

"Just feeling out the pipe before I do any tricks," he said. "Working on holding my edge all the way through."

 

At least twice, he walked to the top of the pipe after a run - a workout within a workout.

 

He practiced until they closed the superpipe for maintenance.

 

For a guy perhaps best known for his moves on the dance floor in the reality TV show, "Dancing With The Stars," Louie Vito looks as if he's on a mission this year.

 

In previous seasons, his best results were second at the 2010 U.S. Open and two U.S. Grand Prix wins (one in 2008, another in 2009). His best result at the Winter X Games was fifth in his debut in 2006.

 

At the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, he was considered a favorite to win a medal but finished fifth, 3.4 points off the podium and 9 points out of first.

 

Talking to the press immediately after the Olympic competition, Louie looked dejected.

 

"I'm happy I landed both runs," he said. "That's all I really wanted to do. But obviously, I wanted to get on the podium even more. It is what it is. Those guys rode great."

 

This season Louie is the guy who's riding great. He has won every contest he has entered - the first Grand Prix of the season, and the first two stops of the Dew Tour.

 

At the Killington Dew Tour, held this past weekend, Louie led the competition his first run, but then outdid even himself. On his second run, he performed back-to-back double corks (two flips and one spin, performed off-axis), a frontside 1080 (three spins), and a frontside tail grab. His top score of 93.00 was five full points ahead of runner-up JJ Thomas and 6.5 points ahead of third-place finisher Mason Aguirre.

Thomas won a bronze medal at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and Aguirre finished fourth at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy.

 

Many of the riders at the Dew Tour said Louie is "riding amazing" this year, and according to Thomas, better than he's ever seen him ride before.

 

Louie is in good position to win the overall Dew Tour Cup and the $25,000 cash prize that comes with it. The Dew Tour concludes with the Toyota Championship on February 10-13 at Snow Basin, Utah - just a few miles north of Louie's current hometown of Sandy, Utah.

 

Louie's new focus on snowboarding started after the 2010 Olympics, says his dad, Lou Vito, who traveled to Killington from Ohio - where Louie grew up - to watch his son in the Dew Tour.

 

"I think he was maybe a little disappointed in his score [at the Olympics]," says Mr. Vito.

 

But Louie didn't let the disappointment drive him from the sport.

 

"He could have sat back and said, 'The heck with this, I'm not going to do this anymore,'" adds Mr. Vito. "Instead he's gone the other way. He's said he wants to do so well, that he is going to win by so much, that it doesn't matter. And he's working hard to get to that."

 

In the past few months, Mr. Vito says his son has developed "total laser focus."

 

"He works out all the time, it's crazy," he says. "His focus is unbelievable. He's become an animal."

 

Louie is also giving back to the community. On December 26, 2010, he hosted Louie Vito's Rail Jam in Bellefontaine, Ohio, where he grew up. The autograph session was slated for an hour, but Louie stayed for over three hours until he had met every one who was standing in line.

 

But it's not only focus and maturity that's driving Louie to new heights. He hired a coach who knows how to reach the podium's highest spot.

 

Bud Keene, who coached Shaun White to both his Olympic gold medals, is now working with Louie. (Keene also coached Louie several years ago when the young snowboarder was a student at the Stratton Mountain School in Vermont.)

 

"The big story with Louie this year is that he's just hell bent to get on that Olympic podium in 2014," says Keene. "For him, that process started six months ago."

 

"There is nothing that's more important to him than standing on that podium in 2014," adds Keene. "He's not ashamed to say that, he's not ashamed to do every single thing that he can do to achieve that end. He pays attention to his diet, he's working out like a fiend. He's very, very focused."

 

Keene knows of only two athletes who have taken this approach.

 

"One was Shaun White, the second is Louie Vito," Keene says. "They want to leave no stone unturned and no doubt in their minds that they gave it their absolute best shot."

 

His new focus and work ethic can perhaps be traced to his experience on "Dancing With The Stars" during the fall of 2009. For almost three months, Louie worked with Chelsie Hightower, a professional dancer, for eight-plus hours a day on dance moves that were totally foreign to him. He found the pressure and stress was far more than he expected.

 

"This is my line," he says now. "I'm wearing outfits that I wouldn't wear on Halloween. I'm doing a dance that I could never do perfectly. There's always something I could do better. Then live audience, live judges, spotlight. It's on TV live to 22 million people."

 

In comparison, he found snowboarding competitions easier, even at the Olympics.

 

"Snowboarding, I'm wearing what I want to wear, I'm doing tricks I can do, I know I'm good at it, I'm in my comfort zone," he adds.

 

And yes, he would do "Dancing With The Stars" again - "in a heartbeat."

 

Meanwhile, he has set aside the glitz to focus on snowboarding. At the Olympics, he sported a double-finger diamond ring, the first piece of jewelry he bought as a reminder of what he could achieve if he worked hard.

 

At the Dew Tour, the only bling on his fingers was his Olympic ring.

 

Louie is now headed to the Winter X Games, slated for January 27-30, 2011, in Aspen, Colorado.

 

There, he will face White, who has been taking a post-Olympic break and has yet to compete this year. White isn't working with Keene this year either - but the coach says they will resume training next year and through the 2014 Olympics.

 

But Louie isn't worried. Asked who his biggest competition is, he says, "It's always myself."

 

"There are so many good riders you can't really worry about one person or what anyone's doing," he adds. "You can only really worry about what you're doing and try to do the best run you can."

 

The week before the Dew Tour at Killington, Louie worked on basic riding techniques, not specific tricks, with Keene in Stowe, Vermont - where Keene lives.

 

Louie was the first rider to throw a double cork in competition and was at the forefront of the halfpipe trick "arms race" before the 2010 Olympics, which led to White's famous 1260 McTwist.

 

But Keene is mum on what new tricks he and Louie are developing. He will only say that they are working on "some new and spectacular things."

 

Then Keene adds, "We're going to see a whole new treasure trove of tricks come out this year, next year, and the year after, and Louie will be part of that for sure."

 

And hopefully, that treasure trove will lead to gold bling in 2014.

 

Peggy Shinn is a freelance contributor for teamusa.org. This story was not subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee or any National Governing Bodies.

 

Upcoming Grand Prix TV Schedule

TV Air Dates
March 12, NBC at 1 p.m. ET
March 19, Versus at 4 and 5 p.m. ET
 
 

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Check out GRENADE ARMY SOLDIER Johnathan Litteral, #4476 of Bakersfield, CA, for recently getting a Skeleton Bomb tattooed on his left calf.  GRENADE is honored to have loyal shredders like Johnathan serving in the most exclusive Army in the world!  Johnathan clearly has what it takes to be a true GRANERD!

 

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Two weekends ago, our Korean allies hosted Grenade Games Korea 4 at Phoenix Park Resort Ski World.  Grenade Games Korea has been going strong since 2008, and this year was a huge success thanks to Afro Korea and major company sponsors Oakley, Forum, Capita, Union, Dragon, New Era, Four Square, Neff, and more. 

With an increase of 30% in attendance, GGK 4 saw nearly 300 riders participate in what appeared to be a truly epic party on the slopes.  Riders were able to attend for free and experience events in Half Pipe, Quarter Pipe, Jibbing (straight and rainbow rail), Sleigh Riding, with a rocking After Party.  Plenty of beer quaffing was had in true Grenade spirit.  GGK 4 is just another leading example in our campaign for world domination.

 

More photos here.


Attendees fell victim to an artillary assault of free swag and product along with a good buzz provided by GGK 4 event holders Afro Korea. We look forward to many more Afro Korea events on the frozen field.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!


 

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Event Schedule:
• Saturday
  10:30 AM Great Divide
  1:30 PM Mini Pipe
  4:30 PM Chinese Downhill
  7 PM Celebration

• Sunday
  10:30 AM Most Boned
  2 PM Jib Jam
  4 PM Awards Ceremony

 

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Date: February 26, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Great Divide Ski Area

8:00-9:30 AM: Registration in Lodge
9:00-10:30 AM: Practice
10:45 AM: Mandatory Riders Meeting in Lodge
11:00AM: Contest Starts

CASH PRIZES FOR PRO DIVISIONS
- TO 3RD PLACE PRIZES TO 3RD PLACE FOR ALL OTHER DIVISIONS

SPACE IS LIMITED…SO SIGNUP SOON…

All Spectators must ski or board to course with lift access, spectators can also walk to terrain park approx. ½ mile…uphill from base lodge.

Each rider will receive two runs and be scored of best of 2 runs by a point scale out of 100.

Categories: Minimum of 5 riders per category less than 5 riders in any category will be combined in categories of 5 or more riders

Contest will run in age groups and after all contestants have completed their runs, the order will be repeated (no break in between). Age group will start from youngest to oldest than Pro. If weather stops the contest before all contestants can complete their 2nd run, scores will be tallied up on 1st run only. Riders are responsible for getting to the top of course on time. No makes ups…don’t miss your start time.

Skiers and snowboard categories are separate. If there are not enough riders in a particular category, event organizers reserve the right to combine classes and prizes.

Practice: The Great Divide Terrain park will be open on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning. Practice is recommended.

Inverts: Inverts are not recommended but you will not be penalized for any inverted tricks. Get the hint…

Helmets: Helmets are highly recommended but not required. Lift tickets or season passes are required.

Payment: Either send a check or cash to Big Sky Board Sports 3317 N. Montana Ave Helena, MT 59602 or pay online with Paypal or Credit Card. IF PAYING ONLINE PLEASE SIGNUP BELOW ON ONLINE ENTRY SIGNUP FORM…ADD ENTRY FORM TO CART….CHECKOUT THROUGH OUR CART SYSTEM WITH PAYPAL…DON’T FORGET TO PRINT THE SHOOTOUT WAIVER AND HAVE IT SIGNED. IF NOT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE!!!

SIGNED WAIVER REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. PICK UP HARD COPIES AT BIG SKY BOARD SPORTS OR PRINT THEM ONLINE ON PDF BELOW AND BRING INTO BIG SKY BOARD SPORTS BEFORE EVENT OR BRING TO GREAT DIVIDE ON DAY OF CONTEST.

OFFICIAL H-TOWN RULES & MANDATORY WAIVER

RIDER SIGNUP

 

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GRENADE GAMES 2011 is just around the corner and we're calling on recruits from Southern California.

 

This year's GRENADE GAMES will conquer BEAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT in Southern California and we need your help. GRENADE ARMY SOLDIERS who volunteer get to witness the front lines of combat and are provided with mission rations covered by Grenade. 

 

If you live in the corresponding area and want to prove your Army pride then this mission is for you! Send us a brief summary on why we should pick you above all others.

 

This is a serious mission with serious results! Requirements are listed below:

 

Must Live/Be Near: Bear Mountain 

Must Be Available: March 25-27

Must Be: 21+ Years Old  

 

SHOULD YOU BE UP FOR THIS MISSION; CONTACT: ARMY@GRENADEGLOVES.COM. LET US KNOW YOUR AGE, RANK, ADDRESS, AND WHY YOU ARE THE RECRUIT FOR THE MISSION AT HAND.

 

As always your loyalty and dedication to Grenade is greatly appreciated. You are the blood running through these veins.  

 

Keep riding soldiers! In the name of all things gnar!

 

 

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Grenade Gloves, along with EpicHappens and Cushe Footwear are proud to present Downtown Throwdown happening in Traverse City, Michigan this coming Saturday, February 19th.  If you still want to get in the riding registration is still open.

From 9am to 9pm in beautiful downtown Traverse City, the inaugural EpicHappens Downtown Throwdon will host 20 industry vendors, a top shelf course design, Grenade General Danny Kass & The Dingo in the house, and plenty of world class riding from young and experienced talent.


From
SnowboardMag.com:

Arguably the sickest rail jam to hit the Midwest this year is the EpicHappens "Downtown Throwdown" rail jam happening in Traverse City, Mi this Saturday, Feb 19th. If you are a competative skier or snowboarder you still have time to register at www.DowntownThrowdown.com. Cost is only $40 and you will get back appx $50 in your swag bag!

Here's how it will go down - at appx 8:30am we will have the opening ceremony dedicated to our servicemen and women with a flag raising and signing of the National Anthem by local talent, Carrie Hart. Immediately following this, we will be graced by the United States Coast Guard Heli flyover to start the day!

At appx 9am the Young Talent (Pee-Wee) division will begin to practice/compete. We will finish up with them and roll throughout the day! Danny Kass and The Dingo will be there judgingthe finals while Dingo hypes the crowd!

Prizes will include snowboards, Ski's, outerwear and a trip to BIG BEAR CALIFORNIA to meet and compete against the pro's at Grenade Games 7, courtesy of Grenade Gloves!

If your in town and would like to meet the Grenade Generals, stop into Glik's store in Downtown Traverse City this Friday from 6-7:30 to meet and get their autographs! You can also try to run into them at Shimmers night club inside the Holiday Inn on West Grand Traverse Bay for the Leaders of the New School Celebrity Bash from 10pm - 2am on Thursday OR at the EpicHappens/Short's Brewing after party on Saturday located at the Loading Dock!

 

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