Ian Sams hales from Big Bear Lake, California where he can often be found riding one of the most insane terrain parks in the world, Bear Mountain. With a home mountain that litters their runs with dozens and dozens of handrails, you could only expect Sams to have the jib scene on lock.
The past two years, the crew from Arbor Snowboards have put together Superpark edits that have gone down in the books and this year is no different. Scotty Vine, Brandon Hammid, Curtis Woodman, Sammy Spiteri, Sean Whitaker, Yuma Abe, Erik Leon, and more showed up to Mt. Hood Meadows this May to pick apart the Superpark features and select creative lines, exhibiting the Arbor brand of Earth surfing, jump sending, and rail riding that typifies a solid Superpark offering. We are pleased to showcase the riding of this talented team in this edition of Parallel SUPER Parking.
Put on your dancin’ boots because it’s a Ta-Hoedown with the Arbor team at the prodigiously stupendous mountains of Boreal and Northstar. Featuring Ian Sams, Scotty Vine, Alex Hereford, Sean Black, Yuma Abe, Erik Leon, and Blake Axelson.
Brighton Resort is covered in trees. It’s also covered in snowboarders. Coincidentally, last week it was also covered in snowboarders on snowboards made of trees. This video is a compilation of those tree board ripping riders having a good old time up at one of Utah’s most friendly resorts during the month of January.
Sitting parallel to the Venice Beach shoreline and the Arbor Snowboards headquarters is the San Bernardino Mountains, home of Bear Mountain.
Erik Leon, Ian Sams, Scotty Vine and a bunch of other wood-grain grippin’ fools parked the whip and whipped the park at Mammoth Mountain this November.
After a season of Getting Lost With Ian Sams and Erik Leon and Austin Young through Montana, Minnessota, North Dakota, Michigan, Big Bear and Japan, the crew heads back to Venice, California, the home of Arbor Snowboards for a party the likes of which could only conclude these wild adventures in snowboarding. And now the moment we’ve all be waiting for… the conclusion of Getting Lost with Ian Sams Season 1 and the release of the Ian Sams Full Part.
Check out Flux/Arbor riders, Scotty Vine, Erik Leon, Ian Sams, Blake Axelson, Robert Toste, Keoni Kaimuloa along with Shaun Murphy,
Alex Hereford, Tyler Lynch and Ryan Tarbell in Flux Bindings new series Breaking Bear shot on location at Bear Mountain and directed by Matt Devino and produced by Brad Farmer.
In this episode, we follow Ian Sams as he prepares for, and competes in, Bear Mountain’s premiere event Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails with additional appearances by Erik Leon, Daniel Brown and Scotty Vine. Make sure you check back on Thursday, October 24th for the conclusion of Season 1 of Getting Lost With Ian Sams and his Full Part release!
Still lost in Japan, Ian Sams and Erik Leon connect with Yuma Abe and head to Ishiuchi Resort for a quick and dirty park session in between filming a couple of street spots. The boys stacked some clips for their full parts and had a blast taking in the unique culture of Japan. As can be expected with this crew, things got a pretty weird and sometimes out of hand along the way…
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HOME MOUNTAIN: Bear Mountain, CA
Like a drunken trucker barreling towards a helpless doe in the middle of the night on an Illinois interstate in 1965, Ian Sams kills it. Hailing from Southern California, Ian follows in the footsteps of the many great riders who have used Big Bear as a launching pad for their careers. After a year of Getting Lost around the world, Ian is back in Big Bear and set up to film his best video part to date.