Windells Session 5 Recap With Eric Willett
Posted 08/10/2011 by Larry Nuñez
Eric Willett. Photo: Windells.(via windells.com)Summer’s more than halfway over and at Windells, we’re trying to figure out where the time has gone (it probably has something to do with all of the snowboarding and skating we’ve been doing the last two months). It’s sunny out, there’s tons of snow, and each week the park keeps getting better and better. Session 5 just came to a close, and if you missed it, here’s what went down.Continue Reading...
Phil Jacques in "Defenders Of Awesome"
Posted 08/08/2011 by Larry Nuñez
Let's keep the Canadian theme going. Phil Jacques is back again, this time in Capita's new movie "Defenders Of Awesome". Besides having one of the best movie names of the new season, Capita's first full length team movie is stacked with young talent and it's sure to live up to the hype. Check out capitasnowboarding.com for more info.
Vans Canadian Team Rider Phil Jacques on Wallpaper Wednesday
Posted 08/05/2011 by Larry Nuñez
Phil Jacques. Photo: Bob Plumb.Can't forget about the guys up North. Our Canadian Snow Team of Will Lavigne, Benji Ritchie and Phil Jacques had a great season and put in work for the Transworld Snowboarding Team Shootout. You can check out all the photos in the new issue of the mag, and the videos are posted on twsnow.com. As for this particular shot, click here to get the full size wallpaper image for your viewing pleasure.
Videograss Premiere In Portland
Posted 08/03/2011 by Larry Nuñez
Videograss Presents, Shoot The Moon and RetrospectFriday August 12, 2011Bagdad Theater and Pub, Portland, OR.Doors open at 7:30pmFREEDinner and drinks will be servedMore information at VGsnow.comMovies featuring: Chris Grenier, Darrell Mathes, Gus Engle, Jake Olson-Elm, Jed Anderson, Johnny Miller, Jon Kooley, Jonas Michilot, Jordan Mendenhall, Justin Bennee, Louif Paradis, Mikey Leblanc, Nick Dirks, Nima Jalali, Will Tuddenham, Zac Marben, Alex Andrews, Alex Cantin, Ben Bilocq, Austin Smith, Curtis Ciszek, Bryan Fox, Ethan Deiss, Jake Blauvelt, Jake Kuzyk, Harrison Gordon, Knut Eliassen and Xavier De Le Rue
"The Art Of Flight" Metal Trailer
Posted 08/01/2011 by Larry Nuñez
T. Rice and the Brain Farm crew dropped this new trailer for "The Art Of Flight" during the X Games Big Air on last Friday, so just in case you missed then or on every other snowboard site on the planet, here it is. The anticipation is building for the Sept. 7th World Premiere in New York City as Travis, Mark Landvik and the rest of the Brain Farm rippers are set to reinvent snowboard film making once again. Lando has got pretty some sick shots in this teaser (hint: look for the Lib Tech), I can't wait to see him throw them down. See for yourself...
Forum's Vacation Teaser
Posted 07/29/2011 by Larry Nuñez
It's that time of year again! Summer is slowly creeping into Fall, and that means snowboard season will soon be upon us. With that comes the onslaught of new movies from all the film companies, both big and small. And while "The Art Of Flight" is easily the most anticipated of the year, don't sleep on Forum's new team movie "Vacation". The Forum crew always delivers quality productions, and with the addition of Vans Team Rider Andreas Wiig, this one could be better than ever. Head over to forumsnowboards.com to check out the teaser, and stay posted for news about the inevitable tour.
2011 TWS Team Shoot Out Video: YES
Posted 07/27/2011 by Larry Nuñez
From www.twsnow.com.The YES crew went deep. They scouted a rare new zone in the already bombarded Whistler backcountry spending three days breaking trail just accessing it. They camped, cut trees, waited out storms, heli'd and got gnarly. The mission was an effort to catch the essence of snowboarding in a natural state and express a rider's individual bond with the mountain.Team Riders: JP Solberg, Romain De Marchi, Benji Ritchie, Helen Schettini, and Mikee PedersonLocation: Whistler, BC, CanadaFilmmakers: Paul Watt and Brian HockensteinPhotography: Ashley BarkerWatch The Video.
Mark Landvik On The Cover Of Snowboarder Magazine
Posted 07/25/2011 by Larry Nuñez
Vans Team Rider Mark Landvik landed the cover of Snowboarder Magazine's August 2011 issue with this monster air through the snow ghosts in the Jackson Hole, WY backcountry. Doc Zapalac returns to his snowboard photography glory with his latest cover shot, and the entire issue is filled with stories featuring the Vans Snow Team. They all took place during the filming of "The Art Of Flight", the new movie from Red Bull Media House and Brain Farm Digital Cinema. There is an account from Snowboarder's editor Pat Bridges about his first heli trip with Travis Rice and Iouri Podlatchikov, and a behind the scenes look at a Brain Farm shoot in Aspen with Eric Willett. It also includes a 2012 Gear Guide with photos and info about some of the new boots from Vans this season, including the Andreas Wiig pro model and the Holden X Vans collabo. Check it out on newsstands now.
Hana Beaman Signature Session at HCSC Video
Posted 07/22/2011 by Larry Nuñez
Check out this video with Hana Beaman from her Signature Session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp last week. The video features Hana Beaman, Colleen Quigley, Pat Moore, and Jenny Jones and recaps a couple days on hill with Hana and some of the girl campers, who rip laps with the crew and throw down some new tricks. Watch as Hana breaks down the lighter side of summer camp and even throws down a few tricks of her own.
2011 TWS Team Shoot Out Video: RIDE
Posted 07/21/2011 by Larry Nuñez
From www.twsnow.com.The Ride crew hung in the mist and snow-choked trees of the Northwest. Rain or shine the mob shredded wooded jumps, jibs, lodge-sized senders, a road gap, and more. Fog, snain, rain, clouds, and sunshine swept across their camera lenses as the team seized the oscillating environment and laid-back vibe of their lush surroundings.Teamriders: Alex Cantin, Austin Hironaka, Darrell Mathes, Sebastien ToutantLocation: Summit at Snoqualmie, WashingtonFilmmakers: Gary Milton & Tommy LittlePhotography: Frode SandbechWatch The Video.
Behind Brain Farm: Eric Willett
Posted 07/20/2011 by Larry Nuñez
Video and words by Liam Gallagher for ESPN.com.Eric Willett quietly stepped into the competition scene during the 2008/2009 winter. The young buck, born and raised in Breckenridge, Colorado, quickly started showing the world what happens when you grow up riding one of the best snowboard parks in North America. First he started to podium at some lower-level pro contests: a 3Star TTR big air comp here, a 5Star slopestyle contest there. And then bam, headed out of the 09/10 season he nabbed the gold at Winter X Europe, and then came back to podium this past winter in almost every major contest he was in. (He just won the Billabong Ante Up last week, too.) All with a smile on his face.Willett is part of the new generation of kicker kids who you will for sure see taking the 2014 Olympics by storm. He's nice, he's friendly. He's just the kind of person you want representing your country on a Wheaties box. But in the meantime, his prowess in the double cork arena got him an invite to the Brain Farm Aspen shoot. We caught up with him there to talk about his season.
The Art Of Flight Premieres This Fall
Posted 07/18/2011 by Larry Nuñez
"The Art of FLIGHT" Combines Cutting-Edge Filmmaking with Storytelling To Bring Viewers The Ultimate Snowboard AdventureWorld Premiere September 7th at Beacon Theatre in New York City.Brace yourself for a new breed of action sports film as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, present "The Art of FLIGHT", a Curt Morgan film. Premiering September 7, 2011 at New York City's Beacon Theatre, "The Art of FLIGHT" combines meaningful storytelling and character development with sport progressing action, all captured on state-of-the-art filmmaking equipment, much of which has been custom designed just for this project.Read more and see the trailer on vanssnow.tumblr.com.