Arnette posted these photos and captions on their site, kind of funny so I thought I would share:
Like the dinosaurs, Red will grow from all the air he gets. It’s just science.
Red Gerard can run to be president of the United States in 23 years.
Red’s first Superpark has come to an end. As with all Snowboarder Mag events, he had a blast. Thanks to everyone who helped get him where he needed to be. I know you’ll probably never read this, but special thanks to Frankie, Red’s Burton TM, and of course Pat and T-Bird for giving Red a shot at getting to do what he loves! Here is a last shot from Day 5.
If they ever put some photos up, I will share with you Red’s win at the Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge, which took place at Bachelor the day after Superpark ended. Red took first in the Keiki division (16 and under). He LOVES the trophy!
Red Gerard, white snow, and a blue salt bag. This photo is so patriotic. Photo: T. Bird
Here is the Day 5 video, Spencer Schubert and Red switch boards in the opening, there’s another shot of Red at 2:08, but check out what Scotty Vine does for the ender, pretty incredible!
Red decided not to participate in the final webcast yesterday. SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Battle of the Brands gives out a trip to Cabo for the best team edit from Superpark, and Red was eager to be a part of Burton’s attempt to best them all. Unfortunately the filming session was cut short by the threat of lightening – on to the skatepark! Red is looking forward to a last day on the hill just cruising with friends today. Saturday Red will take part in the Gerry Lopez Big wave Challenge at Mt. Bachelor.
No pictures of Red today for Day 4, but in gathering final thoughts about the significance of Superpark (which in my mind is growing bigger every year and the addition of the webcast only helps to elevate it by allowing snowboard enthusiasts a chance to get in on the action) he was mentioned in the recap. Words, SnowboarderMag:
There aren’t many places—scratch that, there’s no other places—where you can watch Seb Toots, Dylan Alito, Roope Tonteri, and Red Gerard session a hip together
Since this site is supposed to be a gathering of info and photos on Red I will open up with some words from the Day 3 recap on SnowboarderMag‘s site. To read the recap in it entirety (strongly recommended) just click on the link:
This may have been one of the gnarliest sessions I have ever seen in real life. The Mindnich brothers once again provided a solid offering, lapping the hip countless times with back rodeo Taipans from Hans and huge front 360 stalefishes from Nils. Garrett Warnick landed an impressive back seven, along with a smooth back five melon to crystal method. Kim-Rune Hansen was destroying, along with Charles Reid, Annie Boulanger, Sam Taxwood, Austen Sweetin, Zach Normandin, and little Red Gerard, who all put down serious hammers time and time again.
Hope you all are enjoying the live webcasts. Day 3′s action was crazy, with incredible performances from Hans and Nils Mindnich, Sam Taxwood and others. Roope Tonteri had multiple attempts at a double Michalchuk but couldn’t seem to put it down until the webcast finally decided to close up shop. But of course, as soon they did Roope stomped it. Luckily it is captured here in the ender of the Day 3 video. Check out Red and his friends Gabe and Brock one right after the other in the opening, and another shot at about 3:30.
The first live webcast of Superpark 17 has gone down. What an exciting way to get those of us not skilled enough to be up there, in on the action. If you missed it, I am told it will be available to replay, I will post a link when it is posted. 25 riders were selected to participate on the jump created by Loon Mountain and we saw some amazing stuff get thrown. Red said he almost threw his double but then the lighting got flat and it started to rain, maybe another day (I am told that a full part edit including Red’s double was just completed so stay tuned on that front). Make sure not to miss days 2 and 3 of the live webcast, starting at 1:30 PST today and same time on Thursday as well. Want to check out the Day 2 video? Just click on the “Home” tab for all the latest posts. Below is a photo from Day 2, both are taken directly from SnowboarderMag‘s site:
This is either Red Gerard or the midget from “Game of Thrones.” Photo: Huggy
Words take directly from Snowboarder Mag‘s site:
Words taken directly from TransWorld Snowboarding:
Words taken directly from YoBeat:
As usual, it is always sad to see the Launch wrap up. It is such an awesome event. Riders push themselves, get creative and share in both camaraderie and a whole lot of fun!
T-Bird wrote a nice summation of the event that you should really go check out at Snowboarder Mag. I will paste the parts pertaining to Red below, but you are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t read it in its entirety.
words: Mary Walsh
Shots of Red from Day 3:
Words taken directly from Transworld Snowboarding
Words taken directly from Snowboarder Mag site:
Words taken from YoBeat:
Taken from the S0-Gnar site - http://www.so-gnar.com/2012/11/so-gnar-shred-circuit-contest-results-stop-1-woodward-copper-photo-recap/
With a fresh six inches of powder and some colder temperatures, it felt like the Winter Season had finally arrived. The 2012-13 So-Gnar Shred Circuit Contest Series kicked off the season with the folks from Woodward @ Copper for Shred Circuit Stop #1. The Woodward Park Crew built a fun, early season ultra creative set-up which the riders definitely destroyed and sessioned together feeding off of each others energy to see who will be taking home the 1st qualifying spot for Shred Circuit Finals at Winter Park Resort April 13. With pow landings and some super technical tricks, the event was a blast. The Red Bull MXT provided great sound for the competitors to get their early season hiking in and win a bunch of great gear from the tour sponsors. All photography is courtesy of Chris Faronea and Tripp Fay. Next Shred Circuit Contest Stop will be held on Saturday, December 1st at Loveland Ski Area, Colorado in conjunction with So-Gnar’s 1st Stop of the 2-day Snowboard Camp Tour season. Here are the Woodward @ Copper Stop #1 results:
Overall Winner – Josh Boeser, 2nd Place- Killin It Award- Red Gerard, 3rd place- Creativity – Dylan Okorowski
Words: Josh Ruggles
Get ready because there’s a new kid in town and he’s good — scary good. If you haven’t heard of Redmond Gerard, then you best get familiar. The 12-year old Colorado youngblood makes most adults look silly by dropping man-sized hammers with style and ease.
When he isn’t cutting up resort jumps and rails, he’s carving up bowls at the skatepark with equal intensity. And for a kid still in middle school you could say he’s ahead of the game. He can make his 126cm board do things that even seasoned riders will never attempt.
Red shows us, when standing sideways he will lay waste to, well, anything he chooses. Luckily, we had the chance to interview the young phenom and survived to tell the tale.
Be afraid, here is Redmond Gerard.
How old are you and when did you start snowboarding? What was your first day like?
I can’t say I really remember my first day. I was two when I actually started snowboarding, but I was probably like one when I first went on a snowboard. My Dad taught me how to snowboard, but I really, really wanted to catch up to my brothers. I remember my Dad letting me bomb down the hill and then just falling on my butt.
Who are your current sponsors?
My sponsors are so awesome to me. They are Burton, Arnette, Woodward at Copper, Camtrol, Celtek, NXTZ, and Hobo.
Where is your local mountain?
Well I am pretty lucky to have so many great mountains nearby. I have an Epic Pass, which is pretty sweet so I will probably ride Breck the most of those mountains. Woodward at Copper gives me a pass to Copper to take my tricks I work on in the barn and out to the hill, so I ride Copper a lot too.
Who are your biggest supporters in your snowboarding?
Besides my sponsors, my brothers, Robbie Sell, Adam Pearce and Matt Guess.
What are your favorite tricks on jumps and rails?
Well on jumps I like front 7s and back 7s, and on rails I really like back blunt 270 and front 270 on.
Back 7, front 7, cab 5, back 9 and working on making my front 9s look better.
I saw your double cork attempt on YouTube, have you put one down yet?
[Laughs] Everyone asks that. Not yet, but I hope to this winter in pow, then take it to a park jump.
What other tricks are you working on now?
Front 9′s, front 10′s, cab 9 and switch back 5′s and 7′s.
Are you more interested in competition riding or making video parts?
Both, wherever snowboarding takes me.
How do you focus on shredding, school and still being a kid?
Well, like times right now I hang out with my friends, but when snowboarding starts I get out at 11:42 and just go straight to Breck, Copper or Keystone. But this year I want to do more powder and street stuff too.
You can get pretty gnarly on a skateboard as well, which do you have more fun doing?
Well I recently did an interview with Buoloco and in it I said skateboarding, but I kind of have equal fun in both.
Who in snowboarding do you look up to?
Chad Otterstrom, and why I say Chad is because no one realizes how good he actually is. He was telling me the other day that he learned two new doubles and in my opinion I think he is really sick.
Do you work to ride like any pros or do you just ride the way you want?
I just ride the way that I want.
Are you as into Justin Bieber as other youngsters or is that the wrong age group?
You might be in the wrong world; every one in my school hates Justin Beiber, other than the girls.
If you could spend a day in the pipe with Shaun White or a day in AK with Jeremy Jones which would you choose?
Most definitely Jeremy Jones I think his riding is sweet and in a way I want to be like him.
Photo by Erik Richard Unger of the Summit Daily News
Words from Shred On Magazine’s site – 8/6/12:
We know you’ve been wondering where Red Gerard is in this year’s Best Summer Ever series. At least, we have. Luckily, Parker is on the case and even got Red to answer some questions about his summer vacation.
What have you been up to?
Well I have been in Hood for the whole summer again and have been having another “best summer ever”, riding, skating, going to Hood River and cliff jumping (the little ones) at Punchbowl Falls.
You spent the whole summer at Mt Hood again, where did you stay this time around?
My whole family and I are here in Govy and we are staying in the Grand Lodges next to Collins Lake. I like being up in Govy better than down in Welches. I get to hang with friends easier up here.
Where did you ride?
Mostly at HCSC but also Windell’s, and public park as well.
Who watched over you this time since Brenden moved to LA? Did you miss him?
Well last summer Brendan had to watch me, but this summer he needed to babysit my brother Trevor, who just moved to LA. You know, you gotta be willing to make sacrifices for the good of the family…. So, my mom and dad are with me this time but I miss Brendan so much. Riding with him every day was a dream come true. One of my brothers, Malachi, is here though, my team manager at Burton got him a pass to HCSC this past session so he could film. We had so much fun riding together. It was kinda of a bummer not being able to ride at the camps with him this summer. I ended up spending a lot of time riding public park too
What’s been your favorite part about Hood this summer?
Well we had a 3-day Burton shoot. Two of the three days were night shoots and I had so much fun getting snowmobile rides and riding with my friends Brock Crouch and Gabe Ferguson. I had the best time of my life.
Do you have a girlfriend yet?
There are so many girls at camp seems like it would be easy. No I don’t, they all leave at the end of the session, then it would be like a phone relationship, haha.
Do you think they think you’re a little girl because your hair is longer than theirs?
Haha, yeah probably.
Who have you been riding with? What groms should we be watching out for?
I have been riding with every one from last year, Toby, Gabe, Chandler Hunt (watch out for Chandler) not Tucker Andrews, where is that dude anyway?
Probably hiking through the mountains in the middle of nowhere being awesome. Have you landed the double cork this summer?
No I have not. The next one is cab double nine I haven’t done it yet because I am scared and waiting for a perfect jump at Breck
Whats the wildest thing you have seen this summer?
Most definitely the Chinese person who did the triple backie on a 45 footer.
I’m pretty sure that guy was Japanese.
Whoops, how am I supposed to know these things.
Whats new with Cobradogs? Are you still interning there?
Haha, haven’t been working as munch this summer but they’ve still been hookin me up.
What are your plans for this upcoming season? Contests? Traveling? Where are you gonna be?
I think kinda the same places as last year but I want to do a lot of powder and street, not just be a park rat.
Who is sponsoring you these days?
Arnette, Burton, Woodward at Copper, Celtek, NXTZ, Cobra Dogs, Stance socks, Skullcandy and Hobo
Meanwhile, I spent a good part of my afternoon lapping with the little guys. Red Gerard, Brock Crouch, Gabe Ferguson, Cody Warble and cohorts were flying down the hill hitting every feature both in the public and Launch park while I was attempting to keep up. It didn’t work. These kids truly are the future of snowboarding. Stay tuned for the exclusive edit coming soon. I must say though, their youth rubbed off on me, and I had one of the best times ever lapping with these little guys.
Day three of The Launch 2012 Presented by Red Bull at Bear Mountain, California was the best yet…hands down. The morning started off with a similar crew from last night’s sunset session…Red Gerard, Stefan Krumm, Zach Normandin, Brock Crouch, and a handful of others were sessioning a high speed line into the pole jam…Basically, today was the day that The Launch got really “frickin’” gnarly.
rider: Red Gerard, photo: Huggy
Last spring the Youth took over Park City, Utah for Snowboarder Magazine’s “The Launch”. Launch was an appropriate name for this event because everyone was going huge. For such young riders, the talent being displayed was on a whole other level. The huge crew of Zak Hale, Ben Ferguson, Kyle Mack, Brock Crouch, Ben Watts, Redmond Gerard, Nick Baden, Carter Smalley, Tim Kevin Ravnjak, Brock Waring, Harrison Gray, Alex Andrews, Darren Mack and Stephan Maurer destroyed Park City.