Wednesday, July 27, 2011

First and Last: Darrell Mathes

first pet... Golden Retriever

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 and Last: Eiki Helgason

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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

Review: Videograss - Bon Voyage

I finally got my hands on a copy of Videograss' newest snowboard video Bon Voyage (hey, it's still their newest video until their "new" newest video is released in a few months). This is Videograss' sophmore release and it pretty much holds true to what one would expect from them...raw, unadulterated, street (mostly) snowboarding. If you enjoy skateboard-inspired snowboarding then you best be sure to pick this one up. There's a lot of rails, ledges, banks, roof tops, etc...and there's also some pretty sick back country-ish footage to boot as well. I'm not talking about Jeremy Jones back country, but it's still powdery goodness none the less. Some people these days are under the impression that if you're sliding rails and not making powder turns then it's "not snowboarding." Well, when I first strapped into my Gnu Pharoah some 20 years ago I was out to have fun. It didn't matter if I
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 and Last: Halldor Helgason

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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!

good things come...

Well, I waited and they came. Later today look for a First and Last from Halldor Helgason...and then next week another First and Last from Eiki Helgason. I'm soo stoked to have the brother's Helgason on Seasons. Also, later this week I'll have a review up for Videograss' Bon Voyage.
Dinner is served.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

a little randomness...

It's been announced that slopestyle snowboarding (and skiing) will be in the 2014 Winter Olympics....sure, why not? I'll watch it.

Magenta skateboards just released their Singer series, check them out over at their site.
www.magentaskateboards.com
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.