First thought after watching this vid: Man, he must have been amped to hit that, forgot to transition into board mode.
2nd thought, the obvious “HOLY FUCKING SHIT!”
Can you go as fast as you can, straight, for 200 yards? Sure. 300? Sure. 500? Sure. Now try going as fast as you can, straight, with gnarled rock walls within inches of each shoulder. It takes a special kind of crazy.
Amazing they were able to get the heli off the ground with his big brass balls in it.
The retail machine is doing it’s best to move Christmas into early November. I’m not sure if they realize that offering Black Friday deals in early November doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll make more money but likely means they’ll just shift their revenue from December to November. WHY CAN’T WE HIT OUR DECEMBER PLAN? Of course this is from the viewpoint of a fiscally responsible individual, something rare in this day and age. I’m sure if I was the usual D.R.E.A.M.** consumer I’d say fuck it and just leverage myself and spend moremoremore. But I digress.
Anyways, I got an email the other day from a random asking me for gift ideas for the snowboarder/skier on their list. Conveniently enough I got an email from the homey Erik at Super Happy Wax announcing his new wax kits were available. Fate or coincidence?
Erik has put together three different kits to get your base lube on, the Basic, Deluxe and Ultimate, shown from top to bottom below. The kits he’s assembled are a great value. Compare his Deluxe kit to the Swix Alpine Glide Wax kit you’ll see that you’ll get MORE and have almost $50 leftover for beer.
Geoff and the Split Life crew dropped the full Silverton edit today.
We took some of our NW crew and headed out to Silverton, CO to ride those legendary San Juan mountains. John and Jason hosted us proper, as did all of Silverton.
A huge thanks to everyone involved in this one, it was one of my favorite all time missions I’ve been on. Spark homies, John at Phantom, damn Venture!!!! They’ve supported us from Day 1 on the Oregon Splitfest and I can’t thank Jerome, Klem and Lisa enough for helping us NW splitters out with good vibes, good times and awesome boards.
Ben Gardner and Joe Stanco, watch out for these 2 killers from Telluride.
Ryan, Jenny, Courtney, everyone in Silverton, all my NW crew especially Pete for putting up with my bullshit and making the trip multiple times, Shawn for the aerial shots, whoever that dude was whose hot tub we destroyed, and everyone else, you guys made this one for the books.
BRAND NEW Voile DIY split kit for sale. Bought it to split a board. I didn’t. Now all of the bandsaw lovin’ insanity can be yours. $125 shipped (these are $160 new at BC.com and the rest of the usual suspects)
The homeys over at Split Life (www coming Nov 1) dropped their ‘Silverton’ trailer. It’s got a grassroots feel to it, between the early 90s non-white balanced/color corrected vibe and font that reminds me of some 90s board (and also my old touring partner’s Volkl Gotamas…can’t quite place the board though, some 90s Burton I think). Curious to see the full length and what other spots they hit.
Anyways, check it out and follow Geoff and the gang on the vimeos and instas.
If you had heard rumors of ‘outdoors stuff’ and one day found yourself shopping at a store that creates stuff that looks like stuff similar to what folks doing ‘outdoors stuff’ would wear? Further, what would you do if the marketing dinks at said company of outdoors looking stuff decided that to justify their existence with weird vaporware statistics like ‘views’ and ‘engagement’ came up with an idea to thrust you into the throes of a not really outdoorsy experience to see if you could grab a jacket that would not really do anything for you outside of make your consumerism dream of the moment come true? Welp, a few folks were faced with just that there conundrum in the video below.
This neglected bloggish site needs an AED to get ‘er pulse going again. Between summertime, workish stuff and just not giving a damn to talk about snowboarding until after my birthday it’s been a ghost town around these parts. Let’s get ‘er going again with Shawn Farmer’s classic rap from Critical Condition and some bonus Vice footage.