It was Luke’s last day in town and it was his choice of where we should go ride. After shuttling Loveland pass for the past couple days Luke wanted to return to explore a little more and to share the good snow he had found. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about I’ll do my best to explain…
A friend of mine recently came out to Colorado to catch the first few weeks of the new season before heading back to Michigan to catch the start of their season. Bringing the Midwest luck with him Luke arrived to a snow covered Denver as we had just received a second fall storm. After an interesting day of attempting to film, a trip to the ER (not for us) and some epic mini shred, Luke still wanted more. So off we ventured through neighborhoods and up mountain sides looking for something, anything that looked like it could help us have fun on our snowboards. Finally, we stopped at the base of a very worn out looking sled hill and Luke giving me the look that says “well, how bout it?” stepped out of the car. Here we are on the edge of the Mile High city, at the base of the Rocky Mountains and of all the places we could have chosen to go snowboarding, we picked this haggard looking hill. Turns out, it was the best pick of the day. Dodging mini boulders and cacti, we dropped in on the sled hill and a blast of nostalgia hits…
After spending a season filming with Pat, he wanted to use his footage to create a tribute to an influential person in his life who had recently passed, Mike Larsen a.k.a. Eyedea. Picking the track “How Eye One The Write To Think” from Oliver Hart, Pat wanted to construct the beginning of the video as an introduction that, in a way, reflected the pace and feel of the music. The final video has a self written introduction by Pat himself as well as a portrait charcoal drawing done by artist Brian Curan.
The past few weeks have brought a handful of new projects to work on. Most recently finished are two posters; one for the Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour and one for the Shred Circuit. Be sure to check both of these events out as they are both going to be a lot of fun. The MMW Camp Tour is all about teaching kids how to have fun on their snowboards. Every camper leaves with an arm full prizes after 2 days of shredding with the guest pro coaches. If the Camp is not for you it’s all good because the Shred Circuit is for everyone and both events travel together. Carrying over the same kind of energy and fun from the Camp Tour, the shred circuit is a contest series not to be missed. One winner from each stop will be flown to Winter Park Colorado to compete in the finals.
I have been working with both So-Gnar and FireHouse for the past couple years now and it’s surprise something like this hasn’t happened sooner. Preparing for future collaborations both crews got together and headed up into the mountains for a chance to stack some photo’s with photographer Chris Faronea. Lurking behind the scenes I was able to gather some really good shots and combined them with some footy from Ian Winters of FireHouse to create an edit that captured the day. While there are no photo’s here on the blog, keep your eyes open for them in shred mags this coming year as these two companies look to continue to do work together. In the meantime, enjoy the edit!
Spring time you say? Almost summer you say? Time to shred we say!
Fortunately for us, the Rockie Mountains are in our back yard. So one fine spring morning a crew of Brook Corning(father), Chris Corning(son), Pat Milbery and myself decided it was time to get our snowboard fix. With shovels in hand and the barrels welded(thanks Tony), the day was ripe for a good session. Check out the fun and beware the trickery!
This summer I have been tagging along with Reed and Milbs to the summer camps at Woodward Copper. Basically, we show up with more prizes than kids and stoke them out on shred! There are no points for second place… or first place for that matter, it’s “All about fun and games.” We look for kids having fun, learning new tricks or having good style and hand out some prizes. What’s really cool, is with so much free stuff pretty much every camper ends up with something.
It’s pretty rad having snow and snow-flex at your disposal. Check out the edit and see what I mean.
There’s all ready another edit in the mix from a trip I took with Pat to Austin. This one’s gonna be a good one with an art install, live hip-hop, wake-boarding and more.
See you then and thanks for stopping by.