Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thank You, Baby offers a lot of bonus features. My favorite is the one with Travis Parker and Leanne Pelosi shredding some pow at Baldface Lodge. Oh! And the one with Nick Dirks and Jed Anderson skating at various concrete parks is not to be slept on either, good stuff right there. So for $5.99, this dvd is not to be slept on, head on over to www.myairblaster.com and pick it up for yourself. Or, if you're inclined to order yourself any other Airblaster gear, I'm pretty sure this dvd will be included in your order for free. So you have no excuses, get yourself a copy, pop it in your dvd player, and let the good times roll.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The ensemble cast of riders is legendary...Travis Rice, Mark Landvik, Jeremy Jones, Nicolas Muller, John Jackson, Scotty Lago, Pat Moore, DCP, Jake Blauvelt, Bjorn Leines...it doesn't get much better than this folks. The tunes rock and fit the tone of riding perfectly. The story that goes a long with the shreddage is just as spectacular, from beginning to end this film belongs on snowboarding's top shelf. Travis Rice and his crew always seem to do the impossible...out do themselves year after year. I have no clue what he has up his sleeve next, but I seriously can't wait to see what it is.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
video is incredible. But if I'd have to name a few rider's parts as "stand outs" I'd have to go with: Gigi Ruf, Nicolas Muller, Bode Merrill, JP Solberg, Wolfgang Nyvelt, Dan Brisse, Romain Demarchi, and as always Annie Boulanger. Go out to your local shop and purchase Twe12ve...and then go online to the Absinthe site and stock your shelf with some of their past releases, they all rule.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Coming up in a day or so, my review of Absinthe's latest film "Twelve."
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Shoot the Moon, to me, follows suit with the previous seasons Videograss releases. It's more raw and un-polished than most snowboard videos out there today. At times, it reminds me of the Baker and Deathwish skateboards videos...hi-jinx, crazyness, lots of quick cut in the editing. I'm a fan of the past Videograss releases so as you could imagine, Shoot the Moon was right up my alley. It's more of a rail, urban terrain type of video as opposed to a back country, freeriding vid...but I'm okay with that. It's all snowboarding and as long as they're out there having fun and putting out quality material, I'm all for it. Everyone featured in the video shreds, but stand outs for me would go to Justin Benee, Jake Olsen-Elm, Jed Anderson, Louif Paradise, Jordan Mendenhall, Darrell Mathes, and Gus Engle. Go check it out.
Next up is Retrospect. This here snowboard flick is more of an all around, smorgasbord of snowboarding goody goodness. There's something in here for everybody, I'm sure if anyone pops this disc into their player it'll put smile on their kisser. As well as the incredible riding, there's a lot of scenic eye candy that I always enjoy. The riding in this video is incredible...from the rails, to the kickers, to the back country...it's off the charts. The soundtrack is killer as well, kudos my friends, kudos. Stand out parts for me go to Ben Bilocq, Bryan Fox, Ethan Deiss, Jake Blauvelt, Xavier De Le Rue, and Harrison Gordon. Again be sure to check this video out, there's something here for everybody.
Friday, October 21, 2011
P.S. I need to be drinking energy drinks as much as I need a new hole in my head. I need to be drinking more water. End of story.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
first car... Saturn SL1 2002. What a bomb!
first trick you learned... Indy
first snowboarder you looked up to... Peter Line
first contest you won... Streetstatic in Montreal in '06
first person to call when you win the lottery... Mom
first mountain... Le Relais, 15 minutes away from Quebec city.
first snowboard / skateboard... I don't know what brand it was. Maybe it didn't have one. It had a P on it and that's it. 115 cm. Things change haha. / same for skate deck. Whatever complete deal from I can't remember what shop.
first concert.... Stretch Armstrong way back then.
first thing you do in the morning... Take a piss
first big purchase... My computer
first sponsor... Sport Radical (shop)
last thing you ate... Breakfast sandwich
last person you called... Girlfriend
last text you sent... My boss
last thing you do before going to bed... Close my eyes
last time you said "last time"... Reading this feature.
last concert... The Black Keys this summer
last mountain... Blackcomb glacier.
last movie you watched... Little White Lies
last close call... Skating the bowl way too hungover this weekend.
last trick you filmed... I think the switch bs 7 I have in my part.
last big purchase... My truck
last thing that surprised you... My girlfriend's new dog brings a new surprise everyday.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
"We went on a trip to New York City a few months back and we came back with this Capsule.
What's a goddamn "Capsule" you might ask? It's basically a montage of us skating around with our friends. It's not HD, it's no crazy 5 hour mission on some perfect spot to get the latest combo or some crazy stunt on tape, but rather some plain old fashioned street skateboarding with whatever happened that day, if our friend managed to film it.
Jean Feil filmed and edited this one, which features Jimmy Lannon, Soy Panday, Vivien Feil and some friends they met up with in NY.
Here it is:
Saturday, September 24, 2011
first car...'71 Monte Carlo
first trick you learned...Method
first snowboarder you looked up to...Jeff Brushie
first contest you won...Never won one
first person to call when you win the lottery...My GF
first mountain...Sugarloaf, USA, Maine
first snowboard / skateboard...Skate: Mark Gonzalez, venture trucks, Ktrytonic 63.5 csi wheels
Snow: Burton Backhill 1982
first concert....Ramones 1984 or so
first thing you do in the morning...pee
first big purchase...House
first sponsor...Yang Snowboard clothes, Ride Snowboards
first job...Paperboy age 9-14
last thing you ate...Swedish Board breakfast at Broder in Portland
last person you called...Dave Wray from SIA
last text you sent...To Holden's CFO, Mike Hare
last thing you do before going to bed...Set my internal alarm clock
last time you said "last time"...no idea
last concert...The Raveonettes on the "raven in the grave" tour. Best album or 2011
last mountain...Mt. Hood, videograss camp at HCSC
last movie you watched...ART OF FLIGHT premeier last night in Portland. MIND BLOWING. So damn
last close call...Ollie down the 40 stair gap
last trick you filmed...Ollie down the 40 stair gap
last big purchase...House in Portland
last thing that surprised you...Leaves falling already
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
first car... 88 Honda accord I hated it that thing!
first trick you learned... most memorable was a boardslide in my friends back yard on a big plastic tube
first snowboarder you looked up to... Peter Line, Travis Parker, Jp a bunch of dudes
firstcontest you won... My Local mountain Blandford ski area's Half Pipe contest! pretty much a ditch that you surfed..
first person to call when you win the lottery... Prob my buddy Anderson
first mountain... Mt Tom!
first snowboard / skateboard... Snowboard Nitro Hazard 127, Skate was a powel with Orion trucks and bones wheels.. no clue how I remember that
first concert.... Tom Petty
first thing you do in the morning... Check my email
first big purchase... A car for sure!
firstsponsor... Option snowboards
first job... Mrs Murphy's donuts.. I was the mop boy
last thing you ate... A Salad
last person you called... My buddy sleeve
last text you sent... to Tim Ronan I sent him out some sunglasses he was psyched!
last thing you do before going to bed... Brush my teeth
last time you said "last time"... Right now at 2pm 9/9/11
last concert... Hah this band called XXX... It was super funny
last mountain... La Parva Chile with the K2 crew
last movie you watched... I got sucked into seeing Harry Potter
last close call... getting surgery
last trick you filmed... Was at Snoqualmie and it was a nollie flip off a box in April.
last big purchase... I just purchased 1800 sunglasses for my sunglass company dang shades!
last thing that surprised you... The art of flight! T Rice a damn Animal..
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
"first and foremost, skateboarding DOES NOT NEED anyone to do anything for skateboarding. skateboarding was doing just fine before it became corporate, and in my opinion it is worse off now that at any other time in its short history. koston, as someone eluded to before, is concerned about helping himself. he is rich and a wannabe celebrity, and a fucking Scientologist at that. I could do without the berrics as most people who skate would not have missed it had it never existed. basically steve berra failed as an actor and came up with a good plan to exploit the current market. i am not saying that there is no good in their hearts toward skateboarding, i just personally do not appreciate when anyone takes it upon themselves to represent skateboarding, or change it for whatever reason, especially when that involves creating an image thats only benefit is to the one making the change, e.g
., corporate, non skate sponsorship. not to mention nikes horrible human rights record. skateboarding belongs to EVERYONE WHO SKATES. not these glorified assholes. for every pro, there is a hometown hero who kills it. i am cool with people getting paid to skate, but when it gets to this level of psuedo celebrity infighting, yes i am entertained, but, it has nothing to do with skateboarding, only some deuchebags who skate. so guys, stop pretending that who you are and what you do is more important than the rest of us who skate for fun and dont need anything from you."
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
first car... Neon Plymouth
first trick you learned... backside 180
first snowboarder you looked up to... Peter Line
first contest you won... Boardercross contest at skibowl
first person to call when you win the lottery... My Lady
first mountain... Mt Hood Meadows
first snowboard / skateboard... Morrow Snowboard/ Birdhouse
first concert.... Grateful Dead
first thing you do in the morning... Make Coffee
first big purchase... Bought a House
first sponsor... Cal's pharmacy snowboard shop
first job... Bagger at Safeway
last thing you ate... Pasta
last person you called... Brian Regis to go skate
last text you sent... 2 minutes ago to Andy Wright
last thing you do before going to bed... Drink
last time you said "last time"... yesterday
last concert... The Cults in NYC on the ruff top of Spin Mag
last mountain... Mt Hood Meadows
last movie you watched... Battle: Los Angeles... horrible movie
last close call... talking to my x-girlfriend the other night
last trick you filmed... backside lipslide for a VGSNOW trick tip
last big purchase... Fujifilm x100 camera
last thing that surprised you... that it takes all fucking day to clean my House!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
first pet... A dog called Zeppi (Led Zepelin)
first car... Toyota Tacoma 2000
first trick you learned... Fs 180
first snowboarder you looked up to... JP Walker
first contest you won... Sprite Session in my local resort
first person to call when you win the lottery... My Parents
first mountain... Hlidarfjall
first snowboard / skateboard... Scott USA 147 / Variflex clauds or something
first concert.... Foofighters
first thing you do in the morning... Snooze
first big purchase... My Toyota
first sponsor... Icelandic store called Brim
first job... Construction Worker
last thing you ate... Pizza
last person you called... My Girlfriend
last text you sent... My Girlfriend
last thing you do before going to bed... Brush my teeth
last time you said "last time"... I try not saying that but if that happens I say 7/9/13
last concert... TV on the radio
last mountain... Hlidarfjall
last movie you watched... Max Payne
last close call... All the time
last trick you filmed... fs 180 sw Nosepress on a kink rail (indoor slope)
last big purchase... Flight tickets are expensive nowadays
last thing that surprised you... Life is full of surprises
Monday, July 18, 2011
was hopping over tombstones in my local cemetery or making "S" turns at 7 Springs...I just wanted to have fun. And after watching this video, it brings me back to those days when I first started snowboarding and things weren't so serious. Just strap in and enjoy the ride. Stand out parts in this vid for me came from Leblanc, Nima, Mathes, LNP, Anderson, Bilocq, and Mendenhall. Pick this video up and let the good times roll...forever.
Monday, July 11, 2011
first pet... A dog called led Zeppelin, that i almost killed because i gave him Gum
first car... Toyota Tacoma 2006
first trick you learned... Indy
first snowboarder you looked up to... Peter Line
first contest you won... Icelandic championship in slopestyle, Big air, and boarder cross hehe
first person to call when you win the lottery... Mom
first mountain... Hlíðarfjall
first snowboard / skateboard... k2 and Alien Workshop
first concert.... Deep Purple
first thing you do in the morning... Wake up
first big purchase... the car i just bought in the US
first sponsor... local shop in iceland called Brim
first job... Construction worker in iceland
last thing you ate... KFC
last person you called... My Friend back home
last text you sent... telling my friend in Holland to download Tiny wings in his iphone
last thing you do before going to bed... put on something to watch in the computer
last time you said "last time"... long time ago, i learned from that mistake
last concert... Dimmu Borgir, but i showed up to late so i only saw them walk off the stage
last mountain... Snow world, an indoor park in Holland or Belgia, not really sure were i was
last movie you watched... Flip - sorry
last close call... Fell a sleep outside the gate on the airport 2 days ago and aaaaalmost missed my flight back home
last trick you filmed... boardslide on a double down in a skatepark
last big purchase... the car i bought in the US
last thing that surprised you... There is a heavy festival going down i iceland this weekend!
Dinner is served.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Magenta skateboards just released their Singer series, check them out over at their site.
I'm digging the Jimmy Lannon "Gza" deck.
In the coming weeks keep your eyes peeled for some Video Grass video reviews, Automaton snowboards 11/12 preview, Weekend snowboards 11/12 preview, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed on getting some First and Lasts back from some awesome people that I'm extremely stoked to have been in touch with recently. I think everyone will be just as stoked when you see who I got lined up.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
I have a Girl Brand skateboard, built custom. I NEED to sell this quickly.
Deck- Girl brand Sean Malto deck (don't remember which one exactly)
Griptape- Black Magic (The brand name Zero is written in lightning on it. If this is a problem, it costs about 3 dollars to get a new sheet of griptape.)
Wheels- Spitfire (I think they are hard wheels, but I can't remember.)
Bearings- Bones Reds Bearings
Trucks- Thunder (Brand)
Hardware- 7/8 inch Girl Allen head hardware.
To people new to skateboarding..
The brand of the deck is Girl, but this is a skateboard for guys. Girl decks are some of the best around, known for incredible "pop."
Spitfire wheels are great wheels, but there are some that are slightly better.
The bearings are the very best of the best. (Bones Reds.) '
The griptape is extremely strong.
---This is a great board, with less than 6 hours worth of skating time on it, and I have done absolutely no tricks on it. It's pretty close to brand new. I payed $160 for it this time a year ago. I am looking to sell it to get some money for some running shoes or something, but skateboarding is no longer a hobby I enjoy.
The price is firm. 80 dollars, no less. Thanks.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
high quality and give people an alternative to dropping thousands on OG's. And keep in mind, when a lot of these boards were originally released the graphics on them were used illegally in the first place and the companies were served with cease & desist orders. But there's still the topic of using pro's names on the decks and said pro's receiving no compensation. I could go on and on with different ways to look at the dilemma but in the end it all comes down to supply and demand. There are a lot of skateboarders out there, young and old, who want these boards to either skate or hang and Cease & Desist are supplying the demand. What's my take on the matter? I'm not rich, I'm far from it. I wish that the skater's got a cut from the sales of these boards and I hope that in the future they move towards releasing them in conjunction with the pro's. But in the meantime, if C&D release a
board I have a fond memory of and I want to hang on my wall I'm damn sure gonna swipe it up rather than attempt to save up a few thousand (cutting into my kid's college fund) and hope to get the OG sometime down the line (ie: never). I say kudos to you C&D, kudos indeed.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
again. If you need me I'll be behind Dee's in their parking lot practicing my pressure flips.
Friday, April 29, 2011
legs cut uneven...on purpose, Rodney Mullen doing stuff no one has ever done and no one will ever do again, Green Day, The Offspring, & Pennywise (and no one else knowing who the hell they were yet), wishing I possessed 1/1000th of the style that Mike Carroll does (also, wishing I was cool enough to rock braids with rainbow colored rubber bands), Rick Howard skating to Ned's Atomic Dustbin and switch pressure flipping the SD convention center steps, that slam section..........that slam section, Danny Way completely destroying everything in his path. During that time period I pretty much only skated Plan B boards (with the occasional Blind, World Ind., and 101 thrown in from time to time to keep things fresh). I never thought to hold on to any of my old boards once I was finished with them and set up a new one. The old ones were either cracked and then focused into oblivion or handed
down to one of my friends who could still squeeze a tiny bit more life out of them. Luckily, I was wise enough to hold onto one of them...Hensley's tribute/retirement board. I recently unearthed this fossil from my parent's attic and it instantly brought back a ton of awesome memories. Just last week, someone offered me a decent amount of money to give this deck up, despite the shape it's in. I respectfully declined his offer. This one's staying with me.
Friday, April 22, 2011
intro montage followed by everyone's parts. There's not one part in this video that's a clinker. As usual, there's some parts I tend to want to watch more than other but for the most part this is a video that I'll be watching straight through every time. Stand out parts for me are Justin Brock, Torres/Dompierre shared part, JT Aultz, Romondetta, Ishod Wair, Schaaf, and of course the one and only...Huf. Words cannot describe the joy of finally having a new Huf part to watch over and over again. Schaaf's part isn't one to be slept on either...solid, classic vert skating...keep it up Max. This video rules and will force you to get out of the house, off the computer and out pushing around in the streets where we belong.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I'll be picking up a copy of Real's new video Since Day One either tomorrow (official release date 4/11) or on Tuesday, been waiting for this one for a while now. I've heard nothing but good stuff from the people who've seen it and I know it's going to be the best skate video anyone's seen in a while. Pretty much everything Real does is golden and this video will not disappoint. I'll have a review up shortly after I pick it up.
Skateboarding, anything and everything related to it. I got my first skateboard for my ninth birthday and here I am pushing 32 and still just as stoked as the first time I butt boarded down a hill in 1987.
I watch too much tv right now, I hate to admit. I've always loved anything sci fi related and most of what I currently watch is just that. I'm on my second go around of Lost (best show ever)...I'm also watching Firefly, Fringe, Merlin, Sanctuary, Nikita, 30 Rock, Vampire Diaries, and Deadliest Catch. All are excellent shows and I'd recommend them all to anyone looking for some quality television.
Lastly, Spring is here. Beautiful weather, park with the family, hoodies, skating...good times all around. Go outside and have some fun.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
"YES Snowboards is stoked to announce the signing of Trevor "aka Trouble" Andrew and the release of his signature Trouble model for 011/012. Trevor and his former teammates of Romain, DCP, JP and Tadashi, are a crew once again.
"I've been riding with this crew for years, and we're family. I respect them as riders and identify with the philosophy of the brand they have built. YES is one of the most progressive and real snowboarding companies out there today, and I feel right at home."
A modern Renaissance man since the early days, Trevor has been mixing multiple talents and passions with his snowboarding since the beginning. While he's busy with a growing music career, Trevor still kills it the precious few times a year he gets to escape the urban, nocturnal world of NYC and return to the mountains. Trevor maintains legend status in snowboarding, and is a great addition to the roster of YES Snowboards- a company full of legends that bring support and respect to snowboarding culture.
The Signature Trouble Model will come in 154 and 158 lengths and is a blunt-nosed, true twin with CamRock.
Demand it this fall at cooler shops everywhere or online at yesnowboard.com."
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
(Photo "borrowed" from espn and was shot by Bryce Kanights)
Monday, February 28, 2011
I was fortunate enough (thanks people at Weekend) to get my hands on the Heikki Sorsa "Adventure Island" 155 from Weekend snowboards, so that in turn, I could give you guys an honest review of it. So here it goes.
This board is fun as heck, "no doubt...no doubt in my mind." (first person to comment where that quote is from will get some free stickers). The Adventure Island 155 is the all around, swiss army-like board in Heikki's arsenal of pro models available from Weekend. Where ever you want to go, this board will take you there, and then some....groomers, park, powder, rails...your ass is covered (in some Bond Talma's, I hope).
The graphics are killer, done up by the notorious Sean Barnhart. One thing I really like about this board (which really plays no role in the performance side of the board) is the texture of the top sheet. Back when I was in high school, a buddy of mine got a Division 23 Marc Morisset and it had the same type of textured feeling top sheet. So, yeah, just feeling this board out of the plastic brought back some good 'ol memories.
In closing, I'd like to say that this board slays the slopes of 7 Springs and I'm positive it'll get you through whatever situations you find yourself in at your local mountain. Head on over to the weekend site to check out what they have to say, read up on all of the technical info, and they also have a nifty little online shop where you can actually purchase said model if you feel so inclined. DEW IT!!!
Monday, February 21, 2011
The jacket I had the pleasure to check out is the National in the Aruba Bruce Illest colorway.
This jacket is solid from top to bottom. It features 10k waterproofing, 10k breathability, and fully taped seams...all staples when you're out cruising in the elements.
There are hood aperture adjustments that are accessible from within the chest pockets, under pocket flap glove holders, and 14" pit zips to cool you off when you need it.
The collar has a snow dam to keep out, you guessed it, snow, when your forehead deep in pow (or when you bail and are ragdolling down the hill). Bond's "phantom thumbderwear,' "damp-ass eliminator," and a goggle wipe/snotrag on the right hand gaitor are also features you're going to find on the National jacket for '11.
To top things off, you'll find that there's a media stash sleeve inside the chest pocket and a "waste management pocket" to prevent you from tossing your candy wrappers onto the mountain. Forgive me for sounding like a broken record, but, the Bond National is rock solid from top to bottom.
The pants I got to go with the above jacket are the Bond Talma's in Ash.
Again, these pants have 10k waterproofing and breathability and are fully seam sealed. Also, they feature 40gm's of recycled poly tactical insulation to keep you toasty as needed.
But, when you don't need it you can unzip the "14" taint getting hot inseam vents." The cargo pockets and hand warmer pockets are nice and roomy so you can store whatever it is you need to store without it getting too crowded in there. Both cargo pockets also have the under flap glove holder straps to boot too.
To top things off the Talma's feature zippered accordion gussets, Bond's no-scuff pant jack up system, and the damp ass eliminator system.
If you're looking to stay warm and dry on the hill, all the while keeping a clean conscious in regards to doing something positive for the environment...look no further than Bond's National jacket and Talma pant. Or, check out any of their other styles Bond has to offer. They have something to float just about everyone's boat.