Somewhere along the line, a couple of very good friends of mine decided to get together and start making music. When they told me about their band, the Sailor Kicks, I knew right away that this was gonna be good and I hadn’t even heard the music yet. We all pretty much grew up listening to the same music, skated together and went to school together so I thought I knew what to expect, but what I heard was way better!
For a month I was on the road, traveling the Midwest with a revolving crew of shred heads from all over North America for the Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour. Bringing with us our passion for snowboarding to share with as many kids as possible, we made stops starting in Colorado continuing into the Midwest hitting Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. All told, there where 8 stops with 2 days at each camp. Without fail, at every stop I was amazed by not only the talent, hunger and passion of all the kids who showed up, but also by the wonderful hospitality shown to us by families, friends and strangers alike.
For the tour I was the video guy, part of “Team Media” including myself and photographer Terry “The Rat” Ratzlaff. For every day of camp I would produce, film and edit a video short for the tour sponsor SoGnar. For those of you doing the math, that’s roughly 16 edits. Of course, none of it would have been possible without everybody who was involved the tour, a huge thanks to all of you!
The edits in this post are a few of my favorites, if you enjoy them be sure to check out the rest of them!
DAY 2 AT BUCK HILL, MINNESOTA
DAY 1 TYROL BASIN, WISCONSIN
DAYS 1 AND 2 AT RAGING BUFFALO, ILLINOIS
DAY 1 CANNONSBURG, MICHIGAN