We had so much fun this weekend attending Empire Backyard Party in Montreal, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Vans. The Empire Backyard Party is the biggest Pro/Am Mini Ramp comp in Canada. More about Empire: “EMPIRE has become Canada’s leading retailer specializing in skateboard / snowboard related products, clothing, footwear and accessories,”. After the competition we headed over to Ballroom at 3643 Saint-Laurent for the Official Empire BYP party. This weekend is jam packed with awesome.
Here are a few of my personal shots from the weekend. We attended the comp nestled in the heart of downtown Montreal where snowboarders demonstrated their skills on mini ramps and rails. Competitors traveled across the country to vie for a spot on the BYP podium, which includes a lot of respect… and cash. First place took home $10,000.00. Not bad!
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Everything took place downtown Montreal in the heart of the city. The weather was already chilly ; there was definitely no need to worry about the snow melting. How awesome was it to get a taste of Winter early? When we first arrived to the competition things were well underway; I thought it was super gnarly to have a behind-the-scenes scope of the shred sessions. Music was pumpin’ and fans showed their appreciation by high-fiving the boards surrounding this beautiful man made Mini Ramp set-up. Check out a couple photos from the Empire Facebook Page. What an ill experience! Here is a shot of the set up [ via Empire BYP Facebook Page ].
And here is what the final set-up looked like…
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