It is readily apparent that Dakine worked day and night at Bachelor stacking for their first foray onto the Battle Of The Brands frontlines. All-terrain powerhouse Johnnie Paxson blends uncommon lines with unorthodox freestyle to make his mark at Superpark 17 while Sawyer Deen, Alex “Littlest” Sherman and Niko Cioffi prove that you don’t need to be park jocks to get the goods. From Jeff Hopkins far-from-stock spins to Elias Elhardt’s Euro-influenced park riding flavor, does DAKINE have what it takes to get their mitts on the Battle Of The Brands title?
When Ethan Morgan opens the Bataleon BOTB show with an acid drop you know this edit will be a trip. Ethan then continues to get weird with an early grab boardslide and a front blunt 450 out. European journeyman Jonas Steen follows Ethan up with ample airtime and then East Coast rail technician Shaun Murphy takes apart the Loon tunnel jib. The intermission is provided by a good old-fashioned bail section showing that the Bataleon battalion was dealt a few bumps and bruises while at Bachelor. The pace quickens for the finale as the suds spray with knuckle draggers, metal meddlers, and slush slashers bookending big air trickery by Rob Balharry and Mitch Richmond while two hammers by Gulli Gudmundsson serve as the ender and ender-ender.