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Everyone knows that when you set your movie at a ski resort with snow bunnies and boarder bros it’s going to be awesome, but what about if you add sharks? Yep, this shit has Oscar written all over it. Spring break in the mountains:...
Everyone knows that when you set your movie at a ski resort with snow bunnies and boarder bros it’s going to be awesome, but what about if you add sharks? Yep, this shit has Oscar written all over it. Spring break in the mountains: snowboarding, beer, drunken co-eds in bikinis. As the yearly Bikini Ski Day party descends on a small mountain town, something lurks beneath the snow. When an unwitting rider causes an avalanche, it awakens a huge, menacing, prehistoric Snow Shark! With a newfound taste for human flesh, the Snow Shark picks off the snow bunnies mercilessly. Cut off from help by mountainous terrain and blinding snow, the local sheriff must make an unlikely alliance with a motley crew of snowboarders to take down the Snow Shark before the white hills run red with blood! Now, a prehistoric snow snake may have been a little more realistic, but who are we to judge? Link: Fangoria
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If you’re looking for something entertaining to do on the Internet today, how about designing your very own snowboard? The Lib Tech board builder allows you to do just that, and it’s fun! You can also share your epic design w...
If you’re looking for something entertaining to do on the Internet today, how about designing your very own snowboard? The Lib Tech board builder allows you to do just that, and it’s fun! You can also share your epic design with the rest of the Internet in hopes a long lost rich relative will buy it for you, or you can even buy it for yourself. Go get building. Link: http://www.lib-tech.com/snowboarding/snowboard-builder/
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Mary Rand logged hours in front of the lens last winter and her persistence when dropping in paid off with this well-made full part from the 2012/13 season. Check out the footage that this Yawgoon lady stacked, you’ll be glad you d...
Mary Rand logged hours in front of the lens last winter and her persistence when dropping in paid off with this well-made full part from the 2012/13 season. Check out the footage that this Yawgoon lady stacked, you’ll be glad you did. The post Mary Rand – 2012/13 full part appeared first on Snowboarder Magazine.
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When Nike does something, they tend to do it right and so it was no surprise when they announced that they were making not one, but two full-length feature snowboard films this year, and also that they would be directed by two of the bes...
When Nike does something, they tend to do it right and so it was no surprise when they announced that they were making not one, but two full-length feature snowboard films this year, and also that they would be directed by two of the best snowboard cinematographers in the world today. Joe Carlino is a soft-spoken East Coaster who, like many, migrated west for snow. He came up filming breakout releases from riders like Jed Anderson and Louif Paradis and then learned the ways of the backcountry from the likes of Devun Walsh and Iikka Backstrom. His style is heavily skate-influenced while at the same time embracing the environments that are unique to snowboarding. He’s quickly become a go-to guy for some of our sport’s best, which made him a clear choice for Nike to have head up the action-based part of Never Not. Joe’s counterpart in the Never Not project is Per-Hampus Stålhandske, a Scandinavian who’s produced a series dubbed Actionhorse, which featured many of Europe’s top shredders. By taking a slightly non-traditional approach to things, Per’s movies became classics and his eye for capturing fun and the stoke of snowboarding made him a favorite to film with. In creating Never Not, Nike has produced two very different looks at snowboarding and trusted both directors with their visions. SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Creative Director Pat Bridges recently spent some time with both Joe and Per-Hampus and what follows is a casual conversation between three people who love snowboarding about the ins and outs of making one of the biggest snowboarding movies of the year. It’s slightly longer than most things we put out, but we guarantee that if you are a fan of snowboarding and snowboard films, you’ll dig this edition of Lens Crafters. - John Cavan The post Lens Crafters: Nike Never Not with Joe Carlino and Per-Hampus Stalhandske appeared first on Snowboarder Magazine.
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STRGHT Founder Gabe Willis describes how the unique boards are made, what inspired him to...
STRGHT Founder Gabe Willis describes how the unique boards are made, what inspired him to...
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The first lady of Rhode Island shred Mary Rand and Yawgoons leading lady put together a collection of her snowboarding into a short, but sweet season edit. For all the ladies out there this is how you do it. Filming by Mathieu Gibeault,...
The first lady of Rhode Island shred Mary Rand and Yawgoons leading lady put together a collection of her snowboarding into a short, but sweet season edit. For all the ladies out there this is how you do it. Filming by Mathieu Gibeault, Madison Blackley, Kara Rennie, Colton Feldman, Rob Balding, Brendan Gouin. The post Mary Rand 2013 Season Edit appeared first on .
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For 2014 Raiden is no more, instead Nitro opted to just put their binding line under the same roof. Does it make sense? Sure does. So what does the Pusher have to offer under the new name? Here’s a look at the performance and ride ...
For 2014 Raiden is no more, instead Nitro opted to just put their binding line under the same roof. Does it make sense? Sure does. So what does the Pusher have to offer under the new name? Here’s a look at the performance and ride of this binding. Board Used: Arbor Blacklist Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 negative 15 Goofy Boots Used: K2 Thraxis Size 10 Weight: 175lbs Location: Arapahoe Basin Conditions: Cold temps, fresh corduroy, some powder in spots, little bit of wind, and some serious chunder. Binding Adjustability: It’s a very meat and potatoes binding. The straps have a quick adjust, there’s a forward lean adjustment, the toe ramp can slide forward, and you can rotate the highback. Straps: They’re soft and plush which doesn’t give much resistance when you drive hard into them. The toe strap can be over the top or over the toe making it a bit more versatile. Highbacks: They’re not super stiff which makes them ideal for jibbing or playing in the park. Binding Flex: This is a soft binding that really lets you feel all the vibrations under foot. The lateral flex is abundant and helps with jibbing. Ratchets: They’re so big and smooth. The one finger release was a bit clumsy with a mitt on but with a glove it came with ease. Rider in Mind: Someone that likes a softer binding that doesn’t dampen the ride. Personal Thoughts: This binding is super solid for playing around in the park or buttering around the mountain. The downside is if you want the binding to dampen the ride you can feel every vibration. Support your local snowboard shop buy locally. Find a shop here. The post 2014 Nitro Pusher Binding Used and Reviewed appeared first on .
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Hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux 2013 Wrapup An additional day awaited those who had a day off on Thursday, October 3rd (German public holiday). Ideal weather, the first test tents, a perfectly shaped Betterpark and the Pre-Warm Up Par...
Hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux 2013 Wrapup An additional day awaited those who had a day off on Thursday, October 3rd (German public holiday). Ideal weather, the first test tents, a perfectly shaped Betterpark and the Pre-Warm Up Party at the Tux1 justly raised expectations for yet another memorable Opening weekend. Pros like Flo Corzelius, Tom Tramnitz, Benny Wetscher, Elias Elhardt, Marko Grilc, Adrian Krainer, Anna Gasser, Simon Pircher and local hero Werni Stock got ready for more snowboarding action over the following days. On Friday some clouds appeared, but at least the afternoon was all about pure shred fun. Top pros like Mathias Weissenbacher, Seppe Smits and Mario Käppeli rocked the park alongside many other keen riders. The test area and the adidas lounge were bustling, and so was the first of three adidas Jersey Jams. Anyone was invited to show tricks for cash and drink vouchers. In the evening the Pirates crew and their team riders Elias Elhardt, Kalle Ohlson, Sami Luhtanen and Werni Stock presented the new Pirates movie Distorted Reality to an overwhelming response in the cinema-like Tux Center. The night concluded at the “Shred Warm Up Party” in Tux. Due to changeable conditions the Session of the Dudes – usually the contest highlight of the Opening – had to be cancelled. Unfazed, most riders rode the smaller kicker lines and the many new jib obstacles instead. The visibility improved over the course of the day, and in the afternoon the second adidas Jersey Jam took place. It was obvious that riders like Denis Leontyev, Jeremie Unterberger, Alex Walch, Michi Schatz and Len Roald Joergensen enoyed the cash for tricks session on the new combination of the adidas barrieres. The After Shred Session in the Hintertux parking log offered the Original Bag Jump, beats, drinks and an indoor mini ramp session, presented by theshapersblog.com and G-Ramps. Playboard editor Jochen Bauer, Steve Gruber, Björn Bettermann and Tom Recheis showed that style on a board is an ageless affair. Once again, the party highlight of the Opening, the Analog Opening Night in the Hohenhaus Tenne in Hintertux featured many rad music acts (Stereo Tam Tam and Smash Hifi, featuring former The Prodigy member Leeroy Thornhill, Wax Wreckaz and DJ Smoking Fingaz). With the largest Opening party tent it was the perfect place for party-hungry snowboarders from all over Europe. Sunday – as usually a chilled finale of the Opening weekend – offered another opportunity to take part in an adidas Jersey Jam. The test area was busy, and the Betterpark saw many sunny patches. Riders could choose among so many new jib features, the term rail line is a euphemism. It is rather a creative jib park with a skatepark-like choice of countless different obstacle lines. It was also here that the kids shoot was done. In total 19 groms took the chance to get advise from Wolle Nyvelt, while snowboard-pro-cum-photographer and Zillertal legend Thomas ‘Beckna’ Eberharter captured the action. Slowly, most guests descended into the valley and eventually returned home. They all experienced that instead of relying on good weather, fun in snowboarding is the combination of meeting like-minded people, having good snow conditions and riding in an excellent park. Another big plus for the Hotzone.tv Park Opening Hintertux is the fact that it is a benchmark for all snowboard parties. Needless to say, the Opening will return in 2014; Super Rooster will make sure that park, parties and program will once again exceed all expectations! By the way: Only a few weeks from now the daily shaped park will host another important snowboard event: The first stop on the all-new Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards and organized by the Ästhetiker crew goes down on 26/27 October. Don’t miss out on the free Ästhetiker coaching session! The post First European Snowpark Opening of the Season Whets Appetite for Winter appeared first on Snowboarder Magazine.
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Biel, 8. October 2013 In the winter of 2012/13, RIDE GREENER and Coupdoeil Film dared to take the step of making the impossible become possible: they produced the first climate friendly snowboard and ski film. In STEPS, the effects of cl...
Biel, 8. October 2013 In the winter of 2012/13, RIDE GREENER and Coupdoeil Film dared to take the step of making the impossible become possible: they produced the first climate friendly snowboard and ski film. In STEPS, the effects of climate change are shown in parallel with the allure of winter sports. The film pursues the question of whether or not snowboarding and skiing in today’s world can be done in harmony with nature.   STEPS, a documentary and action film, dives into the world of people whose deep connection to the mountains ties them together.  Worried about impending climate change, they are looking for an alternative way to pursue their passion in harmony with nature and experience the mountains in an ecologically sustainable way.  Instead of flying around the world in pursuit of snow, they explore the Alps at their doorstep. They travel using public transportation and climb the highest, most impressive peaks on their own before beginning their spectacular descents and jumps. Despite all of their efforts, they reach their limits and realize the real paradox existing in doing winter sports in harmony with nature. During filming, great care was taken to limit CO2 emissions to an absolute minimum.  Flights, helicopters, and snowmobiles were never used. Flyover shots were accomplished in a carbon neutral way with the use of paragliders. With the film STEPS, RIDE GREENER and Coupdoeil Films want to show today’s film industry, as well as the snowboard and ski scene, that it’s possible to get spectacular winter footage without having a negative environmental impact. After all, it’s in the best interest of every snowboarder and skier to mitigate impending climate change since it so greatly threatens their own playground—the mountains. CINEMATOGRAPHY COUPDOEIL PRODUCED BY RIDE GREENER DIRECTED BY COUPDOEIL STARRING  MARTIN NELLEN RETO KNUTTI RENE ESTERMANN RETO KESTENHOLZ  LEVI LUGGEN  FREDERIK KALBERMATTEN MARTIN SEILER  STEN SMOLA SEB BUMANN  JUREK RUPPEN SÉBASTIEN DE SAINTE MARIE  NICOLAS VUGNIER SVEN MERMOD MATHIEU SCHAER JANICKE SVEDBERG Key information about the film STEPS was chosen as a finalist at the following international film festivals: Banff (Canada), Autrans and Grenoble (France), Graz und Innsbruck (Austria), Helsinki (Finland), Boulder (USA), Brescia (Italy), Copenhagen (Denmark), Krakow (Poland), Poprad (Slovakia) Film shooting: December 2012 until May 2013 Filming locations: Swiss Alps and Chamonix Carbon emissions of the film production: 1.85 t CO2. (In comparison: the average annual CO2 emissions of a European run between 9 and 11 tons of CO2. The average production of a winter sports film runs between 50-60 tons CO2.) Offsetting: The 1.87 tons of CO2 emissions are offset by myclimate climate mitigation projects in developing and emerging market countries. These projects reduce CO2 emissions by replacing fossil fuel based energy sources with renewable energy, or by promoting energy efficient technology. Release Dates: Trailer 8. October 2013. The official film premiere takes place on 6. November 2013 in the Kino Corso, Zürich, Switzerland. Filmtype: 100 percent non-commerical winter action sport and environmental education documentary film (running length 50 min.) Website and Trailer: www.stepsfilm.com Sponsors: Ride Greener, myclimate, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, Swiss Federal Office for Social Security, Swisscom, Alpiq, Mammut, Dakine, Patagonia, Völkl, Alpenstadt Brig. More supporters on: stepsfilm.com Producer: RIDEGREENER: The non-profit organization RIDE GREENER shows interested winter sports enthusiasts how to easily reduce their CO2-footprint while snowboarding and skiing. The environmental and climate education campaign was founded in the fall of 2011 by passionate Swiss snowboarders with the purpose of familiarizing young winter sports enthusiasts with environmental issues related to global warming. www.ridegreener.com Filmmaker: COUPDOEIL is a small film production stu
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Filmer extraordinaire Amanda Hankison just sent over this edit of Nirvana Ortanez shredding the HCSC park last summer. Nirvana was dialing in handplants at Ms. Superpark last year and it looks like she perfected them at Mt. Hood. Enjoy N...
Filmer extraordinaire Amanda Hankison just sent over this edit of Nirvana Ortanez shredding the HCSC park last summer. Nirvana was dialing in handplants at Ms. Superpark last year and it looks like she perfected them at Mt. Hood. Enjoy Nirvana’s clips, as well as guest appearances from Isabella Borriello and Corinne Pasela. The post Nirvana Ortanez at Mt. Hood appeared first on Snowboarder Magazine.
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