Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Part 3: Let it Storm.




Had fun making this one.. you can hate all you want on the fx and song choice.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

My people.. Killing it.

Ian Wood does some pretty amazing things. He knows how to work hard, snowboard, travel, make allies and come up with some really good ideas in which he makes happen. This video was featured on SnowboarderMag.com and Ian wrote an incredible story that became a 2-page feature in October issue of Snowboarder Magazine. I highly recommend checking it out. Here is his adventure in the Himalayas with Jordo. Special effects editing by Cory Rain.



Next, take a minute to watch and vote for Eric Miller's documentation of this next generation of SP kids. We've developed a feeling of camaraderie between us and constantly push each other for progression. Eric is insanely creative, he has an epic style of editing and this video is well deserving of being up for a ColdSmoke Award.. So watch it, enjoy it, and give us a vote!
>>  >> http://www.coldsmokeco.com/awards/holder/seek-passion/  << <<

And third, Jordan had a really cool gallery showing at Evo this past Friday. I was stoked to have an image be a part of it, along side friends. Jordo is always up for an adventure or a new project and attacks with a unique angle. He's due for another cover.



And this is what happens when Redbull and vodka are consumed with friends late at night.


Can't wait to shred. That is all.



Friday, October 11, 2013

Government DeRock Jam.


October 5th. We roll into the P-lot and there are lots of cars. We see skier dads getting ready to go shralp, while me and RyBo joke about it knowing it's only a rail jam session. But huge thanks to Stevens Pass (Joel, Nate, Jules and crew), C3: CAPiTA - Union - Coal (WWD), and Casual for making riding Hogs and jibbin' tubes possible! In fact, I decided to not pay for the $12 for a single ride up Hogs, and I was stoked to walk up. When I got to the top of the lift, at about 10 am, I was pretty amazed to see how many people actually were already there. This looked like the rail version of the Mt Baker Sesh-Up.

Not a rail jam
I decided to shoot the shit for a few minutes with all the faces I haven't seen over the summer. And then I look up at Cowboy, and there is Hot Lava Snowboarding, RyRy and RDub, hiking up "ArMonty's" line. So Ian, his girl Dani and myself decided to catch up to them. Hiking up through the rock gardens with about a foot and a half of snow covering thousands of big ass rocks made for a tricky, but fun hike up, and an even a more ridiculous time getting down.

Hiking up our lines

We caught up to the post-holers, about 50 feet from the top of the ridge was RDub, not able to hike any higher up the steep chute. We each took a line mid way down the open 7th Heaven terrain, slashing the shmooy pow and popping of snowy rocks and trees.

As far up ArMonty's we could get. @deweydyslexia
@rwmclaughlin jammed on this rock!
We then hiked up a normally mellow chute to the top of Cowboy. We got a good look of our familiar surroundings, in a different stage. Actually we ended up shredding down the normal boot pack, to the 7th off-ramp, to jump off that thing a couple times.

The dirty pillows await..
Her last go down Cowboy

The ride back down towards the event was extremely fun, but so sketchy at the same time. Mandatory rock boards. Biggest, longest "pillow" run of my life. Lots of scraping, smashing and falling. We were all lucky to get out of there unscathed.

Ian charging. No gloves needed for these pillows

After watching final minutes of this now muddy, rail jam session, a crew of locs (RyRy, RDub, Tone, Peppa, Goodell, Roy, TClaught, JBone, and others) decided not to catch the last lift to download. Instead we figured we will all chug beers while taking one of the bike trails down! Although this turned into mainly dirt, rock and roots, this shit was the most fun part of the day. Don't fall, because it will hurt, don't turn, because you need all the speed you can get. The crew made as far as the traces of snow allowed us to, and my TFA went the way of the dinosaurs as she finally cracked all the way through the base. (She's been on her last life for the past few shredding days anyway). I wish I was able to take some pics of the final run down, but was way too occupied managing the bike trail, the bridges, the dirt and rock, and of course my beer.

All in all, this preseason session was a damn fun day and a great way to kick off a season.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Part 1 Leaked.

I've been working on a project the past few months. I needed to do something with all the GoBro footy that we stacked last seas, so I decided to make a movie. Since I had really no agenda or story, and I am using lots of mediocre footy, I asked around and figured the parts should be broken up and released one at a time.

I made lots of progress with Final Cut Express, which I've used for the past 3 years, and have been way overdue for a better program. I pretty much finished up all the viddys and uploaded the first part online. Then, as I expected, the quality of the shots sucked. I couldn't take it anymore so I looked into using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. 30 day free trial, re-edited the entire first part, quality much improved. When uploading my 5th tester video on Vimeo, I forgot to change the privacy settings and I took off for the weekend. 

I got home, seeing the video with about 2,000 hits and posted on a bunch of blogs. I was bummed, especially after seeing one of the clips with a message across the screen saying "Clip not analyzed" or some shit. But since then, I've kept the thing online and have replaced it about 5 more times and may continue to do so until I find the best quality I can. I don't think I'll ever be perfectly happy with the way these edits turn out online, but winter is coming so it's time to pump these babies out. 5 parts remain. For now, enjoy Part 1: Friends on a Pow Day.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mt Hood | CAMPiTA | 2013


Waterfront
Camping in the woods with buds + Mt Hood + HCSC = A quality FK'n time. Beside getting kicked off the hill the first day me and Ranger arrived (for hiking up,) we certainly had a pretty sweet time shredding in an exclusive snowboard environment (High Cascade). Fun shredding, spectating and bullshitting with a bunch of new homies.  Thanks Capita for making this fun happen!

A sweet viddy from the trip by Dr. B of YAWGOONS

Lot Lurk
Waxed and Shreddy
Ranger corking the funny boater


Method.
Kevin Hanson was there shredding HCSC
Kevin is fun to watch. Method
Nappy with the after-shred activity
Torrential downpour? --> Go to Charlie's,
Kill some buck
Danger P catching din
In da Trees
Heavens Doorway

Burning Fuel
Fun booter! P. Jake Hanson


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Three Video Picks


A trifecta of boarding videos for the week.


These guys make snowboarders look like huge wussies. Favorite line 0:52



Tadashi Fuse is doing things right. Sending it with the snowshoes.



This one went viral. The heli-plant was straight outta Tony Hawk Pro Skater. This dude is a legend!

Monday, July 15, 2013

River Weekend July




Going East. Highway of Death Sightings


Stevens Pass, feels like home. I like staring at it.


About 5 years ago, my dad, our friend Dr. Tim, my sister and myself decided to swim across the Columbia, hike up and over the mountain across the river, and finally cruise home on the highway. We've done this every year since. 


500m swim: 10 minutes (almost drowned)
1,500 foot hike: 32 minutes (sprint hike, no trail, loose rock) 10 minutes hopping down.
25 mile bike home: 1 hour 10 minutes


Mr Hasselbeck lathering up Devin.. PWOB


Studs and best buds: Yours truly, BroLaw, Benneito, Sis


Mid way through the casual ride. Crossing back..


Been hitting up this place since I was a little ankle-biter. We decided to try some new stunts


What else was I supposed to do?


Couple local kids had a rope swing set up. We thought it looked sketchy, so we gave it a try


This needs to happen again. So much stinkin' fun.
The loco kids hucked a couple triple backies off this baby.. Fun to watch


Neighbor Lukey Z


Natalie and Lauren being who they are.

video


Devin has got real skills.



When in doubt, swan it out.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Inspirations


Kurt Jenson [Circa 00 - 07?]

Kurt and Tim are two of the biggest inspirations of mine and other Stevens Pass shredders. They have been killing it in natural terrain way before Jake Blauvelt made it cool, and haven't slowed down to this day. Well into their thirties and kids of their own, these guys are still kids on the mountain, but they shred the manliest lines. Kurt gets the banger parts in TWSnow and SnowboarderMag edits and Timmy competes on the Swatch Freeride World Tour. They may or may not have been over looked in the early millennium - but it doesn't matter because they still rip hard and are showing the young guns how it's done. We're lucky at SP to have dudes like this to look up to. If I could shred like those dudes in 10 years, I'd be stoked.


Tim Carlson [Circa 06-07]

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Safety Jumps


Snowsports Safety Research Fellowship - University of Washington from Jeff Campbell on Vimeo.

As long as you have good knees and a back in-tact, park yumping is so much stinkin' fun. But it only takes one really bad fck up to ruin park jumps forever. This dude Jeff Campbell, a Stevens Pass loc who I've never met, is out to help improve the design of park booters. I personally know that Stevens Pass could use improvements, especially since they have tons of potential for a super jump line through the waterfall run.

I do think jumps exists that are designed to be safer. Check out some of Mammoth and Keystone edits. Those landings are built so it's difficult to overshoot and the long and tall wedges are built for smooth, controlled airtime. The pushed up knuckle "step-up/over" style certainly helps with a smooth transition and less injuries. Watch some X-Games big air - huge ass wedge, big gap, smooth landing - like they hardly even left the ground.

Anyway I think what this guy has got going on is rad and I'm down with it. Hopefully it will help cut down serious injuries, but at the same time I hope it won't take away from our airtime.

For the article check out Icicle TV.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Day of the Dads 2013

Dads are the best. They teach you life lessons at a young age that stick with you forever. They are the biggest influence on many of our lives. Dads point you in the direction of awesomeness. I'm so thankful and lucky to have Wilfy as my pops. I can only wish to be half the man he is someday. Thanks Dad! Loves ya!

Oh yeah, he shreds too. Thanks for showing me the ways Pops! You the man.


Here's a vid (iMovie) I made for his 51st Bday a few years back. The big guy still slays it!

To all Dads out there.. we salute you, everyday.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Burnt Eyeballs and the Mt Baker SESH YUP 2013

So the 2013 Mt Baker Seshup went down this past Sunday. The day before, me and a couple friends went out to help with the pre-build. When we got there, around noon, nobody was there, and a huge bare spot in the normal run-in was exposed. Also, there was hardly a jump.

Pre shoveling

After about an hour of BSing a few more folks showed up so we started throwing snow at the booter. It was mostly overcast all day, but warm, so I sun screened up, but I didn't have sun glasses or wear my goggles. This will turn out to bite me in the ass.. After about 5 hours of snow shoveling, block cutting and runway construction, we called it a day and headed back to B-Ham. Late that night, I was awoken by an excruciating pain in my eyeballs. It felt like I had hot sand all up in there. Yes, I sun-burnt my eyes to the max, thankfully I didn't go snow-blind, and yes I was aware of snow being reflective. It's just easy to forget when it's cloudy -- and being June (powerful rays).

Woke up the next morning, feeling a bit better, toughed it out, drove myself to the hill and helped finish off the shoveling. A good 200+ folks showed up to hang out, hit the booter, get drunk, whatever.

The rerouted runway took lots of man power.

Spectators.

The first couple of hits on the booter, I couldn't even clear the knuckle, even though I was all-out pointing at the thing. (The run-in was on par with its normal state of a washboarded, rutted, hold on for your life while going as fast as you can kind of deal.) So before hiking up for a third time, my buddy Chris Bowlin offered me some of his warm temp rub-on wax. I slapped some on the base of my CAPiTA TFA, and the next hit, I sailed one far over the knuckle and down the landing -- backwards, up-side-down, death plunge style. Landed straight on my back, and I was completely okay. That's what I love about this jump, lots of gnarly looking wrecks go down, but people normally walk away just fine. 

Anyhow, here's some sweet photos that Brad Andrew took at the event. Big ups to Steven Goodell and everyone else who made this party possible!



Squirrel

Super Styler Kael

Dogs and Methods



Back 1

Bowlin

The Coon

Sandberg Back 1. Dude freaking Rips.

Toe huck it.


Skier Shenanigans

Sarge McCarthy

Genovese kills it

Max Dre. Front cork 7

It happens..


Boner Frodeo, straight to the back


Bergin-Sperry

PMac front trees

Bergin-Sperry has one of my favorite methods of anyone

Chris Bowlin too. He knows how to boost

I tweaked a couple..