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ADRÉNALINE (n.f.) / Base jumping

Original Content
Episode 1
BASE jumping is not a crime, even less when you are a woman. Bold yes, but not reckless. Catherine is not the type to jump into the void impulsively. After having made more than 5000 skydives and 350 BASE jumps, she is slowly but surely preparing herself to be able to fly a wingsuit, “because it’s the closest thing to flying”.

VAL-DAVID BOULDERING / LES BLOCS ERRATIQUES

Original Content
Episode 3
In the latest episode, the crew heads to Val David Park to take over an impressive rock in the middle of the forest. “Le Purgeur” has seen many climbers give up. For 20 years, the boulder remained a project… until Yves Gravelle visited.

VAL-DAVID BOULDERING / LES DAMES

Original Content
Episode 2
It’s Outdoor bouldering season in Quebec ! The perfect opportunity for Allez Up crew to reveal some classics, lesser known lines and a lot of try-hard in the sector of Les Dames. New technical challenges to overcome Laurentides wild rocks for Allez Up crew and their guests.

West Coast Tour / Squamish

Original Content
Episode 3 – Part 3
After a hike in Squamish beautiful mountains, Cody is taking you for a final epic BASE jump in British Columbia.

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MTL B-Board: the environment comes first!

April 28, 2021 / By nicolas

4 minute read For the MTL B-Board company, balance is essential. So, if every board sold inevitably means that a tree has been cut down, the company is committed to planting a tree in return. “I always want to do more for the environment, explains Nicolas Loiselle, president…

Heh Skateboard – A fast growing local brand.

April 21, 2021 / By yann

5 minute read These boards with a smiley face between two parentheses are everywhere nowadays right? They are produced by the local skateboard brand Heh (click here to hear how to pronounce the name) and that smiley face represents them perfectly. The following article is about a small…

City of LEDUC : In small towns, the best spots to shred.

April 7, 2021 / By jeremie

4 minute read You all know the saying, big things come in small packages? We could easily say the same thing about the City of Leduc in Alberta. Whether it’s skateboarding, paddleboard or tasting the best Caesar in the country Leduc has no secrets for us. Chris, Bailey and…

Epicness level: 100%, Behind the scenes of the JACKALOPE WEST COAST TOUR

April 7, 2021 / By jeremie

4 minute read Every road trip has its share of epic moments. The JACKALOPE West Coast Tour is no exception. Here are a few juicy anecdotes and tasty stories from our western epic tour. Athlete : Cody Matechuck Credit : Jérémie Perreault Our first day of shooting started…

The must-see for your next West Coast roadtrip: Edmonton

April 1, 2021 / By jeremie

When we talk about Canada’s West Coast, we automatically imagine the snowy mountains of Whistler or the omnipresence of the ocean in Victoria. However, just aprovince away there is a surprising city  with an abundance of  experiences and attractions for all those who want to satisfy their desire for thrills:…

4 riders, 4 backgrounds, 1 shared passion

March 12, 2021 / By jeremie

For several months now, Burton has been working on an ambitious project in the Chic-Chocs region of the Gaspé Peninsula. Experienced Quebec snowboarders are clearing an unexplored mountain to create a completely new backcountry trail. For the occasion, JACKALOPE.tv and Burton have called upon experienced snowboarders, but also…

Murdochville rises from its ashes

March 10, 2021 / By nicolas

6 minute read Like a phoenix, Murdochville rises from its ashes. After being on the edge of the abyss, this former mining town, located in the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula, is enjoying a new lease of life. The reason? The great outdoors. « When people think of the Gaspé…

Dreamline : Conquering the Chic-Chocs

March 9, 2021 / By nicolas

5 minute read For the past few months, Burton has been working on an ambitious project in the Chic-Chocs, in the Gaspé Peninsula. Experienced Quebec snowboarders are clearing an unexplored mountain to create a completely new backcountry trail. “This is my dream project, exclaimed Zach Aller, regional manager at…

For or against the fanny pack?

February 23, 2021 / By nicolas

3 minute read Some want to see them disappear forever, others are ecstatic since their return…one thing is certain, fanny packs leave no one indifferent. The fanny pack has been the laughing stock in the fashion world in the 2000s. But since 2017, no more prejudices, long live convenience. The…

5 tips to fill up your tank before a backcountry day

February 18, 2021 / By nicolas

Temps de lecture : 4min Rarely has the taste for adventure been so pronounced among action sports enthusiasts. The pandemic and its restrictions have exacerbated this desire for freedom for many, and this is quite evident in the snowboarders community who seem to have developed a taste for discovering virgin…

4 BASE jump tricks to know

January 21, 2021 / By nicolas

4 minute read As the cold weather began to set in in Canada and before the pandemic forced us all to confine ourselves once again, the JUMP OFF team had one last blast before the return of slightly milder temperatures. Adrenaline junkies, a wasteland and a gigantic crane. That’s all…

Catherine Vaillancourt-Roy : conquering the biggest cliffs

January 21, 2021 / By nicolas

5 minute read Catherine Vaillancourt-Roy  is a true adrenaline and adventure junkie. Currently in Slave Lake, Alberta, where she works in forestry, the skydiver is used to be cloistered in the woods. A few months of hard work for a few months of extreme freedom. “In the winter, I…

Natalia Sanchez : The Godmother of Argentinian skateboarding

January 13, 2021 / By nicolas

6 minute read Somewhere in the confines of Argentina, in a region where cows outnumber humans, in a village where the streets are not paved… is the heart of Argentine skateboarding. Here, the sound of skateboard wheels on concrete can be heard more often than car wheels. Normal, because…

The essentials of a backcountry snowboarding day

December 21, 2020 / By nicolas

4 minute read Murdochville is not only an old mining town… it is also a backcountry paradise. In a previous article, we presented Murdoch to you from another angle. In this one, we warn you. Backcountry skiing or snowboarding can be dangerous. Before exploring Murdochville’s snowy backcountry, you need to…

Murdochville, the powder paradise

December 15, 2020 / By nicolas

5 minute read In 2002, the municipality of Murdochville, in the Gaspé Peninsula, found itself on life support. After the permanent closure of the foundry, 70% of the inhabitants voted to close the town. Fortunately, the Quebec government refused to throw in the towel. Nearly 20 years later, the…

DISTURBAN: portraits of 5 outstanding climbers

December 14, 2020 / By nicolas

4 min read Last week, you discovered our brand new episode on the Urban bouldering. A discipline that deserves to be known, just like the 5 athletes who tackle the different lines. Antoine Séguin General Manager at Allez Up, Antoine is the godfather of the bouldering scene in…

DISTURBAN : Reclaiming Montreal

December 3, 2020 / By nicolas

3 min read JACKALOPE.TV, Allez Up and Yeti are happy to introduce our brand new web series highlighting the beautiful world of climbing, where we present the main actors and disciplines of the climbing scene in Quebec. This episode shed light on a little-known discipline, Urban bouldering, that…

Bouldering is not a crime!

December 2, 2020 / By nicolas

3 min read You know the expression: “Skateboarding is not a crime!” ? You should know that some urban climbers now go through the same ordeals as skaters. Athlete : Marc-Antoine Vigneault Credit : Mathieu Tranchida “We often climb on private property so we get kicked out…

Project 666: behind the scenes of a complicated operation

November 24, 2020 / By nicolas

4 min read When JUMP OFF came to Shawinigan to try to realize Bertrand Cloutier’s dream, the team quickly realized the complexity of the challenge ahead of them: the jump in front of the moon was not going to be easy. Our technical team took weeks to prepare for the…

JUMP OFF : project 666

November 17, 2020 / By nicolas

5 min read Bertrand Cloutier, also known as “Papa Oiseau”, is a true icon in the world of BASE JUMP. JACKALOPE.tv has decided, this summer, to document his crazy ideas in a web-series that will be available on Thursday. Bertrand dreamt of the moon… so we went and got…

Burton One World, the snowboarding movie you need to see

November 17, 2020 / By nicolas

5 min read Winter is coming people… and so is the best snowboarding movie you’ve seen in a while. One World, by Burton, is something you are going to want to watch before your next ride. The movie just came out on Amazon Prime… and JACKALOPE had the honor…

Jordyn Barratt: the queen of concrete waves

November 2, 2020 / By nicolas

4 min read Jordyn Barratt is slowly becoming one of the most recognizable faces on the women’s skateboarding scene. Yet the Hawaiian native seemed predestined to become a surf star. At the age of 21, Barratt currently lives in Oceanside, California. In 2019, she placed second at the World…

Top 5 of the best young Brazilian skaters

October 14, 2020 / By nicolas

5 min read Over the last decade, Brazil has become one of the richest countries in terms of young talented skaters. Luan Oliveira is probably the first name that comes to mind when talking about skateboarding in Brazil… but he is not alone, far from it. Who are the…

Breakdancing at the Olympics : a mixed reception in the community

October 8, 2020 / By nicolas

4 min read Breakdance is not an underground, urban or artistic activity anymore. Well, it still is… but it is also a new Olympic discipline. A news that may seem great, but it hasn’t only been greeted with cheers in the breakdance community. Skateboarders and surfers reacted pretty much the…

Five tons of waste taken out of the St. Lawrence River

October 6, 2020 / By nicolas

3 min read What do a heavy vehicle tire, 6 bicycles, festival fences, an airport locker, traffic cones and thousands of cigarette butts have in common? Well, it’s simple… they all laid at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River before the September 19th clean-up operation in Quebec City, put…

The F1 of electric skateboarding

September 29, 2020 / By nicolas

4 min read Somewhere in a warehouse in Mile-End, Montreal, a small team is revolutionizing the world of electric skateboarding. Formula 1 skateboarding is conceived here, in almost complete anonymity. At the edge of his seat, a Frank & Oak coffee in hand, Alexandre Archambault talks about his project with…

MTL B-Board: Finding balance

September 23, 2020 / By nicolas

4 min read In today’s world of sport, all tools are welcome to help athletes achieve excellence. Riders of all abilities can now work on their balance in the comfort of their living room with balance boards. So far, nothing new, balance boards have been around for a long time…

Canadian Skateboarding – A visual history

September 22, 2020 / By nicolas

4min read Canada now has its Skateboard Bible. After years of hard work, Canada Skateboard recently published a coffee table book with over 200 photos taken over the past 5 decades. Halfway between a tribute to the history of Canadian skateboarding and a collection of the most legendary spots in…

What are the best spots for skateboarding in Montreal ?

September 17, 2020 / By yann

5 min read Montreal is a gold mine for skate spots as there are hundreds of them. New ones are getting discovered regularly as much as new ones are getting built. However, the territory to cover is huge so we thought we would help you plan your next session by…

IMMENSE lifestyle and JACKALOPE: a perfect match

September 15, 2020 / By nicolas

4 min read When Anthony Kossi and Laurent Darie came to the JACKALOPE festival two years ago, they knew immediately that they had found an ideal way to promote their brand. The two friends, originally from France, moved to Montreal a few years ago. But they met 3 years ago…

Seb Carranza, the man under the sombrero

September 9, 2020 / By nicolas

4min read Canada now has its Skateboard Bible. After years of hard work, Canada Skateboard recently published a coffee table book with over 200 photos taken over the past 5 decades. Halfway between a tribute to the history of Canadian skateboarding and a collection of the most legendary spots in…

Annie Guglia : Canadian Olympic Prospect

August 31, 2020 / By nicolas

4min read Canada now has its Skateboard Bible. After years of hard work, Canada Skateboard recently published a coffee table book with over 200 photos taken over the past 5 decades. Halfway between a tribute to the history of Canadian skateboarding and a collection of the most legendary spots in…

Jessy Jean Bart : The Black Sparrow

August 26, 2020 / By nicolas

Jessy Jean Bart : The Black Sparrow 32 years old Sponsors: Deathwish, Nixon, Volcom, Ace Trucks, Outlaw Skate Shop, Shake Junt, Vans, Mateína, Mehrathon, Vivace. Jessy Jean Bart is not only an exceptional skater, he is also a conscientious human being. For a few years now, Jessy has been…

JACKALOPE.TV: what to watch this month?

August 17, 2020 / By nicolas

That’s it, we’re here, JACKALOPE.TV is finally launched. Already, one web-series produced by collaborators is available on the site: Rockbottom.  Our mission is to thrill you and offer you a dose of adrenaline worthy of the name. While we produce quality content ourselves, such as MTL Skate District, we…

Seb Lucas Alzate: always faster!

August 17, 2020 / By nicolas

Seb Lucas 27 years old Major Sponsor : Boutique Rollin Seb Lucas Alzate has been riding since he was ten years old. That means his skating career has just come of age. If he is now considered a killer on his board, the beginnings were more difficult…

Why is Montreal the skate capital of Canada?

August 13, 2020 / By nicolas

4 minute read Having grown up in Quebec City, I have always envied Montreal skaters. When I was 15 or 16 years old, my friends and I had to take a minimum of one-hour bus ride to find a spot worthy of the name in the Old Capital. The bus…

5 young Quebec skaters to watch closely

July 29, 2020 / By nicolas

Temps de lecture : 4 minutes One of the most exciting parts of a skateboarding contest is seeing a young ripper come out of nowhere and make us say, “Who the hell is he?!”. With no competition to get their teeth into under the circumstances, skaters are spending the summer…

Climbing… ok, but where should you start?

July 21, 2020 / By nicolas

4 minute read Climbing in 2020 became what fixed gear was in 2008. Before the coronavirus, visiting a climbing facility on a Saturday afternoon was similar to visiting a Walmart during Boxing day. If you’ve always been curious about trying this sport without knowing where to start, here is what…

5 reasons for choosing fixed gear

July 21, 2020 / By jeremie

4 minute read Remember those good old childhood years when we used to make the biggest burns possible by braking backwards? Where there was only one gear on your bike? Well if you were tripping, you might get the same buzz riding a Fixed gear bike. Here are 5 reasons…

How does one become a BASE jumper?

July 7, 2020 / By yann

5 minute read There are two types of people: The ones who want to throw themselves (with a parachute) from the highest building in sight and then there are the others. The former are BASE jumpers. The name is an acronym for buildings, antennas, spans (bridge) and earth (cliffs). Why…

5 reasons why skateboarding is more popular than ever

June 24, 2020 / By yann

5 minute read Skateparks are packed, skateboarding is everywhere on social media and it was supposed to be making its entry in the 2020 summer Olympics,. How can one explain the popularity of skateboarding? Why has everyone started skateboarding again? Who is getting back into skating? This is a complex…

Where to go climbing this summer?

June 18, 2020 / By yann

5 minute read Photo : Jonathan Ouimet With the pandemic, some people climbed on their kitchen counter and others just kept hoping for a quick reopening of the gyms. Not that it’s impossible to travel to Rocklands or Yosemite and because local tourism is on the program…

Being good allies

June 9, 2020 / By yann

5 minutes read Photo credit : Shown Morin During the last few days, we have been following the evolution of the situation resulting from the death of M. George Floyd. We read and listen to the voice of the people from the black community and as you probably…

Skateparks reopening – 5 new habits for a safe comeback

June 2, 2020 / By yann

7 minute read Source : Instagram – Annie Guglia Photo credit : Dan Mathieu Finally! At the moment of writing this article, skaters are allowed to go to the skateparks in Quebec and everywhere in Canada. *The Vans bowl located close to the Olympic stadium is the exception…

Update COVID-19

April 16, 2020 / By cecilia

The health and safety of participants, athletes, employees, and partners is our priority, we take the risk of COVID-19 very seriously, and we follow the Government’s instructions and recommendations regarding public events. Stay tuned to know everything about JACKALOPE 2020 events.

Tony Hawk and Mat Hoffman in Atlantic Canada!

August 21, 2019 / By laurie

JACKALOPE action sports festival is coming to the Maritimes ! The Festival promises to deliver adrenaline and thrills when it welcomes to a contingent of elite extreme sports athletes from May 21th to 23rd 2021 at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro, NS! First, the incomparable Tony…

8 athletes who will make your heart beat at JACKALOPE MTL 2019

August 6, 2019 / By cecilia

Cette année encore, on a travaillé fort pour vous amener la crème de la crème. On vous donne 8 nouvelles raisons de préparer votre petit coeur qui va battre très vite devant ces humains qui défient les lois de la gravité.

Are you ready for the craziest competitions ?

July 18, 2019 / By laurie

Bouldering competitions JUMP OFF – Base jump competition…

5 Things You Should Know About Bob Burnquist

June 17, 2019 / By cecilia

That’s right: BOB BURNQUIST will be at JACKALOPE! We picked 5 facts you should know about this skateboard legend.

CHECK OUT THE MTL LINEUP!

June 5, 2019 / By cecilia

We’ve been dreaming about this for so long, and we’re finally doing it: MUSIC PERFORMANCES at JACKALOPE! Seriously, how could it be more perfect?

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