This past weekend, Volcom came to town to present its annual Peanut Butter Rail Jam, stop #16 at Seymour. Sunny skies were present and good times were had by all! Corey Mcintosh claimed FIRST place in the 15 and under division!! Grats Corey! Now wheres my gas money…
Shot and Edited by Mike Baier
Hey everyone, this week is April Fools!!! So get in the spirit and go raid your moms closet and get on the tightest and brightest fitting one piece you can find! Get out those fanny packs, sunscreen and headbands! Get into value village and get whatever you can find! We will be there all weekend giving out yellow flavoured snowcones to the best dressed!!!!
Check it out!
Showdown update to come soon!
whatup! Long time no update eh… well I have been very busy with school and riding lots so I finally found time for an update.
A couple weeks ago we came back from our rail trip from the Okanagan which was a blast! And you have all probably seen the footage and pics! Here are a couple good ones i found…
OKAY, now for some snowboard talk. I got the chance to demo next years Ride Nitrane bindings which build off the Contraband chassis. Be ready to hear more of this in the future, this binding was awesome.
Sam, Alice and I will be demoing next years Capita, which I am super stoked for considering this years Horrorscope FK is my favourite board to date, and I don’t think I can ride any other board.
Gnarcore always has sick edits and posts about keeping snowboarding fun. Shayboarder always has fun, informative posts about this years and next years gear. Ashbury updates their blog multiple times a day and follows some of my favourite riders including Nick Dirks, Jed Anderson, Nima Jalali and lots others so check it out!
Everyone check out Alex Beebe’s blog, Peachhat; he’s got a new teaser out! Check it!
Peace out, go snowboarding, have fun, smile!!
I know, I know, I am a little late on this update, but I have been swamped with midterms, papers, term projects and many more non snowboarding related THINGS.
So, from what I remember, this was the 2nd stop on the Coors Light You look good rider’s cup series, and it was a 3 star ttr event. Scotty and I rolled up around 8 and registered, conditions were spectacular, BLUEBIRD.
Ran into a lot of grouse locals including Zak and Alek Dolesky, Michael Hoy, Nick Felice, some Grouse riders Jenelle Pritchard, Tamo Campos, Barry Hartman and Matt Belzile. The course was super sick, the jumps were small, but on point. The first feature was a staircase feature which included a downbar, down box and flat down box.
Mens Pro Open:
1st Place Matt Belzile (Grouse Mountain)
2nd Place Craig Beaulieu
3rd Place Kevin Griffin
Mens AM Open:
1st Place Joel Dalaker
2nd Place Taylor Pfaff
3rd Place Ian Macarthur
(I was the last cut from finals, go me! i got 16th! haha)
Mens (13-15) :
1st Place Stevie Koypt
2nd Place Nelson Languedoc
3rd Place Zak Dolesky (Grouse Mountain!!!)
Men (12 and under):
1st Place Darcy Sharpe
2nd Place Nick Wittrock
3rd Place Nick Felice (Grouse Mountain!!!)
Women (13-15) :
1st Place Chloe Woodruff
Women AM Open:
1st place Tara Hickey
2nd Place Marie-Andree Racine
3rd Place Ali Tracy
4th Place Carrie Hall
5th Place Kaitie Halinda
Womens PRO Open:
1st Place Terri Dreger
2nd Place Cassandra Ironside
3rd Place Breanna Strangeland
4th Place Gillian Andrewshenko
5th Place Stephanie Just
Here are some pics, Enjoy!
Alright all you fellers, here is an update from a couple wednesdays ago when myself and local Grouse shredder Alice Gorton went up to Whistler for the day. Conditions were sun, and lots of it and with lift lines being mellow due to being a weekday, we did HOT LAPS all day long!!!
They day turned out to be super fun and super mellow. Whistler’s park is more jib oriented and even more so with the lack of snow up there season. But this is no excuse for the Whistler Park Crew as all their parks are always fun and packed with features. Note worthy features were the really fun tables, multiple array of downbars, the corrigated pipe and picnic tables! Alice was killing it all day as usual. You can usually find Alice lapping the Quiksilver Park most days of the week and she was throwing down. Front lips, back tails, nose grabs and front boards were dialed that day.
We ran into former Grouse local Adam and Ryan and they enjoyed some good times with us.
Next lap we met up with Grouse Mountain Pro Team Rider Jenelle Pritchard and her best friend Stephanie Just, winner of last years Showcase Showdown.
We also saw Grouse Pro Team Rider Barry Hartman, but the guy is too fast and my coolpix skills are too slow!
To end the day, here are some shenanigans from some Whistler locals who dressed up for the sunshine! Enjoy!
You Look Good update coming soon!
PEACE, go snowboarding and/or skiing.
Hey everyone, I know that it is a week since 48 hours at Grouse and I haven’t written an update about it, so here it is!
We arrived Saturday evening around 8pm and upon getting our passes scanned, we had to go through the security checkpoint. Here is my neighbor Corey Mcintosh, who came up with me and Tanya starting the night off right with a huge smile…as he is about to get frisked by security.
As the night went on, crowds came and went, snow was hardpacked, a little icy in some spots but not too bad at all. Saturday night proved itself to be a much more mellow night than the one previous.
Corey, my girlfriend Tanya and myself met up with Grouse’s very own Charlie Grinnell and Rod Caula and got some filming done. Since the lines were mellow we did about 2-3 hours of follow cams while Charlie camped out at the second jump. At first we filmed with a wide angle lens which is a little harder to film with compared to a fisheye because with a fisheye you can pretty much point it at the rider and he will be in the shot while a wide angle lens consists of a little more effort to get the shot.
Once we were too tired to film, as it was around 3 AM, we split up and rendezvoused back at the chalet. After picking up our care packages (Thanks Michelle Evans!) we set up camp at a table. Charlie took his laptop out and we proceeded to upload the footage and started editing. Charlie’s energy drinks were keeping him go, meanwhile I was experiencing the crash and burn effect from the Rockstars.
And in case you missed it on Charlie’s post, here is the finished product! Enjoy!
At about 4am Tanya, Corey and myself decide to part ways with Rod and Charlie, and stop by the DC kitchen on our way to the tram.
And the last highlight of the night was going down the tram weith the best trammy on Grouse, Mckenzie!
Overall, Grouse Mountain’s 48 hours of Winter was a great success. Good times were had, old friends were embraced and new friends were made. Thanks for the good times!
Until next time…PEACE
Here is a little something about the Oakley Night Jam presented by Coastal Riders we had on Feb 6. Biggest news was our very own Charlie Grinnel was co-MC, and did a great job rounding up the kids and keeping it fun. props charlie!
The turnout was HUGE that night, and everyone was itchin to ride. Here are some pics.
Make your way to the next jam, and get the chance to win tons of prizes!
Here is a blog from some friends up in Whistler. It is run by Alex Beebe! They come out with super fun to watch videos everyone week or two, check out peachhat.blogspot.com and support true snowboarders
Also if you haven’t been keeping up with TJ Schneider’s Snowboard Realms Episodes, Episode 12 is now up at www.thesnowboardrealms.com.
ALSO, Matt Munn and Meat Magic have launched episode 10! ENJOY!
Here are a couple more goodies for everyone. This is Bear Treats episode 7 with GUS ENGLE and JOHNNY MILLER at Bear Mountain, with some super fun riding.
and… Bear Treats episode 8 with the ASHBURY CREW (www.ashburyeyewear.com)
That is all for now!
Hey everyone, I am writing this update at 6:33AM after safely coming back from Grouse Mountain, and it was a blast!
After arriving at Grouse Mountain around 1 AM, my girlfriend Tanya and I were briefly patted down by security and then boarded the tram welcomed by the best tram driver ever, Mckenzie!! Alot of familiar faces were up and right off the tram we ran into Dave and Lenny of gnarcore.com and did some follow cam laps with them, the crowds were not as bad as we expected and the weather was cooperating very nicely with clear skies and bearable temperatures. We met up with a few of the guys from snakebullet.com and good times were shared by all.
I thought that Grouse management did a very good job of controlling crowds and keeping peace and order and tomorrow night is the beginning of round 2!
Pictures coming soon!
Have fun and be safe!
After the introduction of this years Flat Kick Technology in the limited release of the Horrorscope, FK tech will be introduced in a few more models in Capita’s line next year. 2 of these new boards include the new Directional Pow board, the Charlie Slasher FK which also has an intriguing shape, and the Green Machine, Capita’s take on the Green Movement in the industry, the Green Machine is a centered park influenced board that is available in both camber and reverse camber FK.
My schedule has been quite hectic, going to school full time and riding 6 days a week takes a major toll on your body and mind. I guess this is just a reminder from personal experience, if you are feeling tired at the end of the day, please don’t go huck yourselves off rails or jumps. Trying to impress someone won’t make you cool. Take it easy and enjoy the last runs of the day, its much better to enjoy snowboarding than to suffer from a stupid fall. Getting hurt is the last thing you want to do after a long and progressive day of riding. Take a breather, fresh legs means stomped landings.
Get yourselves up to Grouse Mountain! The parks are going off right now! After the sick boardercross event that took place in the Rookie Terrain Park last week, Grouse Mountain Park Staff have updated the Rookie Park while including some features and concepts from the boardercross course. There are features for every skill level and I’ve never seen the Rookie Park this fun.
Meanwhile, the Quiksilver Park is going through another park build! Both of Grouse’s famed down flat down rails; the Tram Rail (note the same dimensions as the staircase at the bottom of the tram) and the mellow down flat down are both in and provide much entertainment for everyone. (PS. They are easier than they look.) The 4 jump line is in the process of being completed and should be done by Monday or Tuesday, so if you ever see any Park Staff (Look for their black jackets, blue pants and white helmets), don’t be afraid to go say hi, or ask them to rake a takeoff, and definately say thanks for the wonderful park. A thank you can go a long way in today’s society. Thanks guys!
Here is a free video from Action Horse Films. Some of you may have seen it and for those that haven’t, you shall now be entertained for 28 minutes and 13 seconds. This free film is funner to watch than more than half of the movies that have a 30 dollar price tag, plus who doesn’t love a movie that contains the vibe of the old Robot Food Movies like Afterbang or Lame. Enjoy!!
Here is the new Teaser for Think Thank’s new movie Cool Story! I’m digging their new approach.
See you on the hill! I love my friends!