Dirksen Derby 8: The Video
The Eighth Dirksen Derby went down at Mt. Bachelor, OR, December 12-14, 2014. As much as a race and a fundraising event for Tyler Eklund, it's a communal kickoff gathering for the snowboard tribe. We were on hand to rally some berms and stretch the legs in a bit of early season powder...
The Rock And Roll Express: Video From Issue 12.3
Mervin MFG video man extraordinaire Tim Stanford jumped aboard The Rock And Roll Express and produced this edit from the synonymous feature in Issue 12.3. Jamie Lynn, Temple Cummins, Russell Winfield, Wes Makepeace, Jake Blattner, Rip Zinger and friends turn it up to 11 on the road to the Holy Bowly along with photographer Tim Zimmerman. Home School rips!
Turn Up the Froth-o-meter: Absinthe Films' "Heavy Mental" Trailer 3
Every year Absinthe Films drops innovative and unforgettable snowboard flicks. Absinthe's 2014 release, "Heavy Mental," once again raises the bar. Here's a dose of early season stoke in the third teaser for "Heavy Mental." We highly recommend purchasing the full movie on iTunes--guaranteed to turn the froth-o-meter meter up to 11.
Chris Brunkhart Benefit and Art Show November 14 at Nemo Design, Portland, OR
Friends and supporters will be staging an art show benefit tomorrow night Friday, Nov. 14th, at Nemo Design headquarters in Portland, Oregon 7pm to 11pm. Suggested donation $10. 1875 SE Belmont, Portland, OR...
"The Northern Sky": A Patagonia/Farm League Film from Niseko, Japan
Connected: Bryan Iguchi On the Relationships Between Art, Knowledge and Snowboarding
From growing up a skateboarder and surfer in Los Angeles to the forefront of the early ‘90s freestyle scene to recent exploits including his historic descent of the Grand Teton with Jeremy Jones, Bryan Iguchi has defied pro snowboarder norms for more than two decades.
Now, at age 41, Iguchi’s legend continues to grow. One need only look from his ground-breaking riding in Volcom’s timeless 1994 film “The Garden” to his still abundant backcountry freestyle skills in V-CO Productions’ 2014 release, “Mr Plant,” for evidence. And although Iguchi has chosen to lead a relatively low-profile existence in Jackson Hole, WY, his creativity, knowledge, skills, wisdom, and understanding of his place in the snowboard world and beyond have always commanded the respect of peers, collaborators, and inspiration seekers young and old.
Iguchi talks growing up a SoCal snowboarder, the lure of the Tetons, art, lines, the natural world, developing respect for the mountains, and more.
In Memoriam: Liz Daley's Eternal Stoke
To have known Liz Daley is to have found the source of eternal stoke.
Case in point: New Year’s Eve, 2012. It was a milky day around Mt Baker. Hadn’t snowed in a few. The forecast was dreary—low overcast with negligible snow showers. Most people were staying home to prepare for the evening’s festivities. Liz had spent the prior couple days teaching an introductory splitboarding course in the Baker backcountry and sleeping in her newly acquired (but well used) Honda CR-V in the Chair 9 parking lot. I was ambiguous about even driving up to the mountain, but she wanted to ride and claimed there might be powder out there, which she had been unable to properly ride with a half-dozen beginners in tow. So we went...