Wednesday, March 11, 2015

USOPEN @ VAIL

The USOPEN at Vail this year enjoyed perfect event weather.  Sunny and no wind is perfect for Slopestyle and Pipe.   I had a blast riding around Vail with Retailers and following my buddy Joe Curtes around his Local Mountain.   We did a Minturn Mile run where we had 86 people and that was Nuts.  The Japanese riders brought the Heat and ended up taking 1st in Slope and Pipe.  Great Event.


chair shot

Joe Curtes and I with Retro Customs , Available Nov 2015 
20 years of Custom 

Tail grab photo,by Zach Nigro 

Selfie

86 people before dropping into the Minturn Mile 

Gretchen and Deborah from Squaw 
Stretching and Texting 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pow Wow

There is a really cool event in Jackson Hole called the Pow Wow.   Rob Kingwill is the man putting on this event and its really cool.   Basically its just a bunch of people (120+) getting together to ride and enjoy some cool new Shapes from the 25 Brands that are there.   The Snow this year wasn't that great, but man it was fun riding around with People and getting people stoked on riding directional shape boards.  Hope Next year there is some deep Pow Pow :-)


Teton's 


Wood Fishes

Gentem snowboards

Gondola ride with Milosport dudes

Tim Shreddy Eddy

Me, Yoder, Eddy,Alex Andrews

Ed is from Spain, can you tell? 

Froth

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Splitboarding

I've been split-boarding for a long time now.  I first discovered this gadget when i was living in Utah in 1995.   My Friend Brad Scheuffele was working at Salty Peaks at the time and they had a Voile Split-board as a demo.   I took it out in the Wasatch to a place i was Snowshoeing before and i was blown away at the ease of Skinning up instead of lifting your foot and climbing.  I got in like 5 runs and normally i would have gotten maybe 2.  Another Thing i was blown away was that the fact that you didn't have to carry your board up,,  The same thing you were using to climb up was the same thing you were riding down on.   I ended up Filming a Whole Video Part on a Burton Split-board for TB9.   I wanted to show people that these boards could be ridden in all typed of terrain in the backcountry.   Today I still Love when i get a chance to get out and skin around in the backcountry, but i don't get to do it as much as i'd like.  The new setup i'm riding is a Landlord split,  Hitchhiker bindings ( Colabaraton between Spark R&D and Burton ) G3 Skins and Black Diamond Poles.  The puck system with Volie/Burton for the Channel is so easy to adjust and get your correct stance.  These photos were from a Day in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in early Feb 2015.



Selfie 


Skier going up 



selfie up top 

Snowboard mode 

Ski Mode 


Skinning up 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Retailer ON-snow Demo tour

I've been on the road for two weeks going to a bunch of Retailer On-snow demos.  People are loving the new 2016 Burton Hardgoods lineup.  (Colorado, Utah, Mammoth, Tahoe)  were all great demos with good snow and great People to ride with.  I love talking snowboarding with people on the Chairlift.  Best office in the world :-)
new Antler camber 

interesting people sometimes at demos 

Ben is Kelly Slater of Demos 

20 years of Custom 

loving the MFI hood, and M3 goggles 

Skipjack and MODfish 

Kris Berge, and Mark Wakeling atop Snowbasin, UT 

Wave Rave crew 

Surfside Sports crew 

Family tree 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Trip to Mammoth with Retailers from the MidWest / East Coast

It was really fun bringing some Retailers out to Mammoth Mountain that haven't ever been there.  I'm pretty used to that place and have been riding there for over 25 years.  It was really cool seeing how much fun they were having even thought the snow wasn't to good.  I love spreading the West Coast love :-)
Shawn from Zombie taking a photo of Mono Lake 

Steve gets a Selfie

Homies on the Lift 

Shot atop of Mammoth with Tim from Wave Rave and Zach from Burton 

Selfie 

Lunch at the Mill 

\Gondola ride


Snow in San Diego

We had some snow where I live in San Diego county.  I've never really been home when it snowed like this, so it was super fun to take my Family up to the Local hills near my house and go Sledding with Friends.  It was weird driving around with White stuff on the Ground.  Hope this happens again this year.







Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tailgate demos,

I've been traveling around with some new 2016 Hardgoods from Burton, and getting some retailers
out on the snow and having a good time.  The Snow has been great at almost every spot i've been to and 2015 is shaping up to be a great winter I think.



Coffee is the right way to start the day , George (USOutdoor)

MOD Fish, Family tree 

Demo , Roots style 

Mt Bachelor 

James Jackson tour Guide 

Posse

Marcus Egge Sighting at Mt Bachelor 

Tim and Sophie (Momma) Gallager at Mammoth 

Dumping at Squaw Valley