Industry News 11/4/2008

FUEL TV Announces Nonstop November Programming Lineup

FUEL TV Announces Nonstop November Programming Lineup
Watch the new season of “The Standard Snowboard Show,” and specials “Red Bull Experiment – Ronnie Renner,” “Rockstar Wake Jam 2008,” “Levi’s BMX Team Video,” and “2008 Wake Awards.” 

FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, announces the premiere of season five of “The Standard Snowboard Show,” November 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT. This new series joins an all-star line up of new specials including “The Red Bull Experiment – Ronnie Renner,” “Rockstar Wake Jam 2008,” “Levi’s BMX Team Video,” and the “2008 Wake Awards.” 

Fall Series Premieres

Tuesdays, starting 11/25/2008
The Standard Snowboard Show – New Season – 8:00pm ET/PT in Snow Pack

Standard Films celebrates the fifth season of The Standard Snowboard Show on FUEL TV. This season ride with Standard’s fresh new top talent including Torstein Horgmo, Lonnie Kauk, Kazuhiro Kokubo, Mathieu Crepel and Chas Guldmond. Torstein and Chas are known as the best freestyle spinners in snowboarding today, while Lonnie, Kazu and Mathieu cover all aspects of riding the mountain with tons of style. Also, get a fresh look at the urban rail scene with the introduction of the new “Street Sweeper” segments that assault the inner city terrain in every episode this season.

November Specials

Monday, 11/3/2008
Rockstar Wake Jam 2008 – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

Another amazing display of wakeskating went down on the Nottawasaga River in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada for the Rockstar Wake Jam, the third event in Rockstar’s Byerly Toe Jam series. The crowd of party people was hooting and hollering as the riders put on a show in calm conditions behind the Air Nautique 210. Hansen, Taylor, Shinn and Grubb were the consistent standouts, but the field was tight as all of the athletes dropped wake-to-wake hammers all day. This event will qualify three riders into the final event of the season.

Monday, 11/3/2008
Red Bull Wake Lab - 8:30pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

History was made in the wake capitol of the world during Surf Expo weekend, as 22,000 fans packed the shores at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando to watch 24 of the best wakeboarders push the sport to a new level for the Red Bull Wake Lab. A novel structure resembling a street course amazed the crowd and challenged riders such as JD Webb, Aaron Rathy, Parks Bonifay, and Adam Errington, utilizing the brand-new System 2.0 cableway. The elements included an elevated pool, handrails, transfers and huge quarterpipe, which were all inspired by today’s contemporary skate and snow parks. Judges included freestyle snowboarder Pat Moore, Skate Park of Tampa’s Ryan Clements, in addition to some wake industry veterans. With the city skyline serving as the backdrop, Red Bull’s Wake Lab was by far one of the coolest, most innovative events the sport has ever seen.

Tuesday, 11/4/2008
Apples & Oranges – 8:30pm ET/PT in Snow Pack

Alterna Films shakes Apples & Oranges out of the tree, bringing you a snowboard film about a crew of international riders brought together for the same mission: to bring their individual talents to the big screen. Highlights in the film include the union of technical tricks with unique and innovative cinematography. Featuring the riding of Matt Belzile, Jaakko Seppala, Stefan Karlsson, JF Fortin, Matt Beardmore, Shane Pospisil, Jon Cartwright, Jimi Tomer, Greg Maxwell, Anssi Manninen and introducing Takaharu Nakai, Tadej Valentan and Seb Toots. Apples & Oranges was filmed on location in Hokkaido Japan, Slovenia, Tahoe, Mammoth, Alaska, Norway, Grouse Mountain and the Whistler Backcountry.

Monday, 11/10/2008
Red Bull Experiment - Kevin Robinson – 8:30pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

If anyone is in the running to break Mat Hoffman's world-record of 26 feet 2 inches on a BMX quarterpipe, it's K-Rob. In this installment of the Red Bull Experiment, we follow pro BMXer Kevin Robinson on his quest to break Mat's record. With a custom-built roll-in and quarterpipe, this amazing event took place in New York City’s Central Park in June of 2008. Fellow action sports athletes like Tony Hawk, Jamie Bestwick, and Dennis McCoy offer thoughts and insights to Kevin's record-breaking mission.

Wednesday, 11/13/2008
The ASP Women’s World Tour 2008 – Beachley Classic – 8:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot

The Beachley Classic is the product of seven-time world champion Layne Beachley's hard-fought battle to bring an ASP Women's World Tour event back to Sydney, and up the ante on prize money awarded to professional female surfers. This event is becoming a classic in the industry. Enjoy its third installment with some of the world’s best female surfers.

Monday, 11/17/2008
Blue Carpet Special – Double Decade – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

Mack Dawg Productions is pleased to present its 20th anniversary snowboard film, “Double Decade” in this Blue Carpet Special. Featuring an all-star cast of the best snowboarders from “back in the day” to the present moment – Andreas Wig, Devun Walsh, DCP, Iikka Backstrom, Jeremy Jones, Jussi Oksanen, JP Walker, and many more check out and comment on the premiere of the movie. Filmed in Finland, Norway, Austria, Whistler, Alaska, Tahoe, and every other cold corner of the world.

Monday, 11/17/2008
Red Bull Panama Chapter – 8:30pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

The Red Bull wakeboard and wakeskate team meets in Panama City to ride the wake and surf of Central America. Featuring JD Webb, Adam Errington, Brian Grubb, Dallas Friday, Collin Herrington, and Shaun Murray.

Monday, 11/17/2008
The Levi’s BMX Team Video – 9:30pm ET/PT

The Levi’s BMX Video delivers non-stop BMX action from many of the best riders in the sport, and all in High Definition. Levi’s BMX pros Corey Martinez, Jamie Bestwick, Anthony Napolitan, and Morgan Wade capture epic action at amazing riding spots across the globe. Witness many of the best BMX spots from Barcelona to Beijing, Shanghai to Estonia, Hawaii and all around the USA. This hour-long program is action packed with incredible riding from the Levi’s BMX Team. 

Wednesday, 11/09/2008
Red Bull Experiment - Ronnie Renner – 8:00pm ET/PT in Moto Mix

We know how FAR a man can jump on a motorcycle, but we don't know how HIGH...until now.  In this installment of the Red Bull Experiment, we follow FMX pro Ronnie Renner on his mission to establish a world record for highest jump on a quarterpipe. Learn about the one-off launch ramp and specialty-built quarterpipe landing, see Ronnie work his way higher and higher, hear about the dangers from fellow pros like Travis Pastrana and Robbie Maddison, and witness the amazing culmination at the main event that took place on the Santa Monica Pier.

Monday, 11/24/2008
2008 Wake Awards – 8:00pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

Tune in and celebrate “The Best In Wake” as the best riders, photographers and video producers are recognized at WakeBoarding Magazine’s 5th Annual Wake Awards presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. New for 2008 was the unveiling of the King and Queen of Wake, which recognizes the best competitive riders on the planet. And don’t miss the “Move of the Year” awards in both wakeskating and wakeboarding, presented by Oakley. Rumor has it that Danny Harf landed something that’s never been done before and kept the whole thing under wraps until this exclusive event, completely freaking out this crowd of wake gurus!

Monday, 11/24/2008
Blue Carpet Special – Aesthetica – 8:30pm ET/PT in Meet & Brotatoes

Aesthetica shows it all, with the action, style, and filmmaking finesse you have come to expect from Standard Films in this Blue Carpet Special. Aesthetica is a visual journey that captures the essence and elements of snowboarding. This 16mm film catches some of the finest powder sessions of the year with the top pros including Johan Olofsson, Mark Landvik, Mads Johnson, and Sammy Luebke.

Friday, 11/28/2008
etnies GvR 2008 – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8

Skateboarding’s individual accolades take a back seat at etnies in Lake Forest, California, every fall for the Goofy versus Regular team competition. We take you on an inside ride through the skaters' perspectives on both teams’ journey through the weekend festivities. Watch as skateboarding’s heavy hitters including Chris Cole, Rick McCrank, Carlos de Andrade, Jereme Rogers, Chad Bartie, and Darrell Stanton battle it out for their respective stances. The series is all tied up at two wins a piece, enjoy one of skateboarding most unique events.