Heavy

“I’ve realized something painful. It’s not just the memorable summits and crux moves that are fleeting. Friends and climbing partners are fleeting, too. This is the painful reality of our sport, and I’m unsure what to make of it. Climbing is either a beautiful gift or a curse.”

Two folks that were born while I was either listening to Bleach (or hell, Mother’s Milk?) or mourning after In Utero died in the hills recently. “First avalanche death of the season” they wrote. Fuck.

Remembering Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins

Renowned climber kills himself after girlfriend killed in Montana avalanche

It’s OCTFUCKINGTOBER folks. Just take a step back, inhale a huge fucking breath of that crisp fall air we get and think about Inge and Hayden before your pow blue balls get you into some mountain VD you can’t recover from.

Chris Grenier: HOME FIELD

You know you’ve fantasized about something similar while sitting at your desk and gazing at the walls. My ‘given infinite money’ dream used to be a little crib outside of Whistler with a big fat heated wave pool with baseball stadium lights. Shred all day, warm waves all night. Had I not turned Google down in 2001 that could be a reality but now that I’ve given up on the big money dream things like this DIY cabin/park setup is a more achievable fantasy (actually working on putting together something similarish but way different)

As far as being as “out there” as they make it sound I gotta say that sure looks like a highway down a few hundred yards around 2:02 in the vid…

“Aurora Boardealis” full flick

You like splitboarding, sleds and general snowboard fuckery? Of course you do, you’re human. Welp, good news, the dudes at Warp Wave are human too and have got your back. 38 minutes and 36 seconds of p-tex assisted shred in your eyeholes. Get some, yeewwww!

AURORA BOARDEALIS from WARP WAVE on Vimeo.

Travis Rice “The Fourth Phase” Trailer

Supposed to be 100 in Portland this week, good time for a snow trailer to mentally cool off. As usual with T. Rice/Red Bull flicks it’s shot on cameras that cost more than your car and have more K’s then a Donald Trump rally in northern Idaho.

Rodney Mullen “Liminal”

The video is a lot like what I’d imagine a wreck between a train carrying bags of dicks and one carrying bags of shit would be like – from it’s dizzying/constantly rotating camera, to the overdramatic editing and music – but the guy is a legend and a savant so it’s getting posted anyways.

…and sort of odd that the video debuts on Vogue’s youtube channel, no?

Line Of The Year?

Candide Thovex just upped the ante with this one.  That line would be hard enough to pull, but to pull it before transitioning back into board mode?  Mental.

Splitboard sales

Saw some deals on splitboards, splitboard bindings and the Deeluxe split focused boots at Mountain Gear today.  Just a heads up in case that Christmas money is burning a hole in your pocket.

Mt. Thielsen by Split Life Films

Somehow I missed Geoff’s midseason mini edit.  The Split Life Films crew hits Mt. Thielsen in southern OR.

 

 

A Little Stoke from Japan

Skidoos and Throwbacks and Japow oh my!

VIDEO: The Matt Cummins Documentary

FUCK. YEAH.

P.S. RIP Tacoma Northwest Snowboards