Posts tagged “Snowboarding

Benji Wagner on Polerstuff

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. We love Polerstuff. This company is run by good people with a keen eye for design. Poler has filled a niche, and they’ve done it with class. Benji Wagner breaks down where they’ve been and where they’re going. I’m still waiting to see how the surf team will progress…..get on that shit boys. Go support these guys and get some stuff.

Benji Wagner on Polerstuff


Coalatree

I know it’s nothing new….but man you gotta love the direction and thinking being up-cycled at Coalatree Organics. Go check their society members and buy some of their shit. That is all…

 

 


Scotty Stoked on Stance

Stance is awesome…Scotty’s our hero….perfect fit.


Pow and Chow

Dear Tim Eddy,

Thank you.

Chauncey.


Alex Andrews Full Part…from Cole Taylor

How do you know you live in Utah? Kids like Alex clip passes from you when they were groms, and your god son  films their shit only to blow up for the world to see. Stoked for these guys.


Lots of hate for Shaun White…

Ok yeah we get it….you’re so core that you hate Shaun White. Call him a ginger, call him a kook, call him bad for snowboarding even. It does no good. First off….pretty much nothing is “core” in snowboarding anyway, and all I can say is you shouldn’t spend time and energy on hate. All of the above things about Shaun are true in my opinion. Even when he was a little kid, the front line kids working at Surf Ride could tell you stories of White arrogance and entitlement (mostly from his mom back then). He wins a lot of contests, he likes to spin and flip really high, he wears horrible tight clothing, and he thinks his shit only smells like heirloom (flying) tomatoes. All that said, he’s not why you got into snowboarding.

 photo courtesy of yobeat.com

He’s not ruining anything about snowboarding (at least not anymore than the rest of the fat cats) for me. I still get to wake up in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains. I still get to be up the cottonwoods early on a pow day with my friends and family. I still get to have that feeling of cruising through trees, while leaning back to keep the nose “above water”. I still get to float big..slow…backside 180′s. Simply put, I still get to stand sideways on snow.

E-Stone photo of Forrest Shearer courtesy of snowboardermag.com

I get to do all of this because 30 years or so ago, a handful of people like me decided that they would just go out and try something new. Those guys are the reason that Shaun White gets to do all of this as well. Ultimately his association shouldn’t affect your life. Find inspiration from the people that mean something to you in snowboarding.

photo courtesy of bluebirdwax.com

If you really care that much about the kid….then you’re probably snowboarding for the wrong reasons. I know it sucks when something you truly love gets profiled through the lens of a douchebag though. No one wants that. But when you really know why you love something, then the sun shining on a steaming turd shouldn’t bother you. Go find yourself exhausted and quad blown on a bluebird powder day, and then ask yourself….does Shaun White really give a fuck about what I think?


Draplin in Utah

I went to see Aaron Draplin‘s Tall Tales From A Large Man lecture series here in Salt Lake City this evening. AIGASLC sponsored the event at the UMFA, and it was absolutely everything I expected. Draplin was incredibly inspiring, and amazingly funny as always. Anyone that uses Saul Bass as a verb is all time in my book. I picked up a limited edition Utah Poster, as well as a new copy of A Drive Into The Gap  by Kevin Guilfoile (published through Field Notes)…..this was an incredible night all around, and one I will not soon forget.


Scotty

I know these are super old, and I know he doesn’t like the attention, but shit you gotta love Scotty Wittlake and you gotta love Holden.

 

 


Snowboarders can’t skate….

I know a lot of you assholes think that. Shit is different in Utah. Change That Tape. SFK.


DDC: What Really Matters, Invent Your World, & Other Tall Tales

You guys need to check out Aaron’s full lecture at MCAD from earlier this year. All hail Draplin.


We Drink Water…You Should Too

Energy Drinks are evil. I hate that our sports are now fueled by these terribly unhealthy products. I’m sure it’s tough for young athletes to turn down hefty money from companies like Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar, but man it bums me out. These people are marketing their products full of chemicals, sugar, and garbage to us and our children. It’s not ok. If you drink that shit….stop it. It’s time We Drink Water. The people behind Drink Water are people I truly respect…for their riding…and their ideals. Support them, and go buy some product…10% of proceeds go to help those in real need…via water.org

photo courtesy of wedrinkwater.com


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