Happen to be checking out Push.ca when I noticed a new edit for the Red Bull Supernatural. Very inspiring to watch, and to think this crew was up at the Mt. Baker Ski resport for Legendary Banked Slalom. Congratulations to Terje Haakonsen for taking Pro Mens! Scope out the qualifiers from Saturday if you haven’t, I wasn’t expecting them to be up there. Good times!
On October 17th I decided to quickly make a high resolution Photoshop based on the Game of Thrones meme “Winter is coming.” The original being 3399 x 1912, I shared it on Facebook. Lib Tech and Mark Landvik saw it and apparently liked what I made. The reshare got in front of many Lib Tech fans and I received a few inquires for a wallpaper sized version. Here are the links for the 1600 x 900 and 1920 x 1080 version of the original.
If your a fan of The Art of Flight, you may have heard this song and fell in love with it. I had a difficult time trying to figure out what this song was called since it doesn’t appear on Youtube. I thought I’d share it with my readers.
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This song is for promo only.
Please be sure to check out M83’s new album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
September 10th, 2011 I took my time driving down the i5 corridor stopping at a few skate parks along the way. The Art Of Flight west coast premier at McCaw Hall was in the back of my mind. I stopped in Arlington WA to ride their skate park. To my surprise, there was a full pipe in their bowl section!
My ankle has finally healed up enough to the point where I can actually do grinds and flip tricks. I was stoked, but at the same time nervous because of how rusty I had become. I opted to ride the bowl a few times as a warm up, then practicing front side / back side board slides. My ollie manuals were utter crap, but still had crooks, 5-0’s down. I was hesitant to do flip tricks since my ankle does flare up once in a while. After about an hour and a half at Arlington Skatepark, I headed south to the Marysville WA Skatepark.
I haven’t been to the Marysville skatepark in nearly 8 years, so I was very skeptical I could gain my bearings. Luckily, it all started flowing back. Popping out of banks to backside crooks, nose slides, 50-50’s, transferring the banks. I even attempted a melon grab (but failed miserably.) The locals were friendly, complementing my ollies. Apparently I still got big pop!
I think next time I head to Seattle, I’ll wake up early to hit up skateparks on the way down i5. It was really exciting to ride parks I haven’t been to since high school! I did feel a bit winded, I have been out of the game with an ankle injury since April of this year. Prior to that, snowboarding and the gym has been keeping me in shape. I haven’t skated at legit parks since earlier in the spring (Bellingham WA skatepark).
Even though I was extremely rusty, I was able to gain back what I grew up doing. I think this needs to happen more often!
Arriving in Shoreline, WA I briefly stopped at Shorelines skatepark. Afterwards, I drove down the block to my buddies house. We immediately headed out to Seattle.
My honest review about The Art of Flight is this: Get off my fucking lawn and buy this god damn movie on iTunes! It’s only $9.99!!! If you want it on DVD-and-Blu-Ray, the collectors edition is available at ArtofFlightMovie.com, Quicksilver.com, and Amazon.com
Below is the trailers, behold it’s astronomically beast mode that is director of photography, Curt Morgans face!
Not many DC Snowboarding fans are aware that Torstein Horgmo’s does music production / dj mashups on his free time. If you’ve been following Torstein’s Vimeo channel, you’ll recognizes a few soundtracks. Get pumped for 2011-2012 season!
Torstein – Presser
Torstein – Brokeoff
Torstein – Rolling In The Deep (Torstein Brostep rMx)
While I was at it, happen to stumble upon Nike Vapen Sessions Episodes 1 & 2. The Nike 6.0 snowboarding team take a trip to Våpen og Sport, Vanvikan, Norway this summer. The U.S. equivalent to that would be snowboarding north of Anchorage Alaska in August.
Tearing up the rails like a ninja, Denis Leontyev shreds Burton Spindl. I’d love to have the opportunity to dink around like that in a legit park.
These guys crack me up. To sum up this video, it basically reminds me of how riding with a group of buddies should be: fun, hilarious and entertaining!