Sunday, December 13, 2015

Woodward Tahoe, ( Boreal )

Spend the Day at Woodward in Lake Tahoe , which is right at Boreal resort.  We had a great time.  My kids love riding the park then getting into the Jump zone and getting their energy out.  It also makes for a Easy Drive home :-)

Woodward Boreal from Dave Downing on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Terje Dec 2 2015

Took a few runs with my buddy Terje today at Whistler.   We were up there for the Burton Winter Sales Meeting.   Product is looking on point by the way :-)  Terje is riding the new Custom X 56 , Genesis EST bindings, and Imperial boots and AK outerwear.   The Cat has some serious board control even when he has only ridden two runs on the setup.  Ripper for life

TB2.1 from Dave Downing on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

anderson/downing kids from Dave Downing on Vimeo.

This is a little video of my boys riding Mammoth last weekend with Billy Anderson's girls.  It was really special for me to ride around and watch them.   Over 25 years ago I was riding around with Billy Anderson and Jeff Anderson at Mammoth.   Snowboarding with your kids is the Best thing Ever :-)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Alberta Clinics

Just had a good trip to Canada.  I was up there supporting the Local Reps for Clinics at 3 awesome snowboard shops in the region.  The Source,  Unlimited, Easy Rider are all great shops up there with Great people.   I love talking to people who are passionate about snowboarding and the Product.  Sometimes the product can get a little Tech and overwhelming,  I just try to keep it simple.  While we were there i got my first look at Fresh snow this year while driving near Banff.  I'm looking forward to going up there with some more snow on the mountains.

Taylor , at The Source

Talking Anon 

Mark at the Source is a classic Shredder at Heart 

Awesome spot this year for the Unlimited Clinic 

Kids brought Sleeping bags cause it was cold 

First look at snow for the year

Warren from Easy Rider and Evan beginning the Clinic 

Evan Talking Boots at Easy Rider 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

El Nino

It has been a pretty incredible year for Fishing here in Southern California.  The water is incredibly warm this year, and that El Nino rumor is very true.  I hope it produces a epic snow winter this year here in California.   I grew up as a kid fishing with my Dad on his Boat.  He was a Scuba diver and fisherman,  he would fish for bottom fish a lot and also Abalone and Lobster.  The last two years i've been getting pretty stoked on fishing for Pelagic fish.  Good Tuna and Dorado a short distance from the coast this year has been awesome.  My freezer is Full

Logan with a Yellowfin

my boys love it 

Dillon Bendo

Bendo on the light gear

Death Box

Dillon caught this one 

Logan and his catch 

couple of good ones

Mahi Mahi 

Boys need to Eat 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Surf Demo time

Surfboards are expensive,  and finding the right board is hard sometimes when your  just listening to people talk about boards.  Its best to be able to try out the right model and size for yourself.  Channel Islands surfboards has a Demo tour where you can try before you go to the shop and buy.   I really love talking to people at these demos and getting them on the right board.  The Waves have been pretty fun this summer in So Cal and most of the Demos this year saw a great turnout of people looking to find that magic board.

Kalani robb stoking people 

Candy truck 

Stoked groms 

boards for everyone 


i love the gerrabit 

Bike gang showed up in Newport 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"into the wild" Nixon event at Woodward Boreal

Nixon put on a super cool Retailer event at Woodward Boreal.  Event is Snow , Skate and Mountain Man.   Everyone had a great time at Woodward Boreal.  Totally Board stepped up and the crew won each category and won the Overall.  It was super cool being at Boreal after the resort closed down for the year.  We had the place to ourselves.

Winning Axes

Squaw Valley "The Ledge" was there

Silver and Brady Lem 


gap to Boardslide 

only Nixon at Boreal today 

Little From Logan ripping the bowl setup 

Mountain Man 

Brady Lem and I sharing a Rail 

the Bowl setup 

throwing Axes 

Fun in the Cali Sun 


Miss Bottles 

Totally Board won 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


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 


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 :-)


Wood Fishes

Gentem snowboards

Gondola ride with Milosport dudes

Tim Shreddy Eddy

Me, Yoder, Eddy,Alex Andrews

Ed is from Spain, can you tell?