No one expected Sage Kotsenburg to win Gold at Sochi, least of all Sage himself. Yet he pulled it off while defying conventional tricks and sticking to his unique style of snowboarding.
What we’ve got here is a classic underdog tale of grit, uncompromising integrity, and the struggle to keep our sport true to its roots. The victory couldn’t have happened to a better ambassador for our sport— who has shown the world another side of competitive snowboarding and the importance of doing what you believe is right.
This is the story of Sage’s unlikely season, leading up to Sochi, and what went down after.
Edit: Jeremy Pettit
Filmers: Pierre Wikberg: Johannes Brenning, Pat Fenelon, Vita Brevis, Bob Hoste
Executive Producers: Nick Hamilton, Adam Cozens, Steve Ruff
Sponsors: Monster, GoPro, Nike, APO.
Sochi Photography: Chris Wellhausen
Footage from Mammoth Grand Prix provided by USSA
A road movie through Norway & the mind of Terje Haakonsen
From early contest shakeups to progressing the sport in countless magazines and videos, Terje’s influence on snowboarding’s trajectory is truly monumental. Terje’s Olympic boycott and creation of the Arctic Challenge made him a pioneering proponent of rider-run contests. As a competitor he has stacked accolades including all-time high quarterpipe airs and seven Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom wins.
Desillusion Magazine’s editor in chief Sebastien Zanella followed Terje Haakonsen on a road trip around Norway to gain a true insight into his life away from the spotlight.
Supported by Volcom
Directed by Sebastien Zanella
Filmed by Pierre David & Sebastien Zanella
Produced by Guillaume Dartenuc
Parker Duke comes flying back on to the snowboard scene like a cataclysmic flash flood or a devastating hurricane; you knew it was just a matter of time, but still you built your house back in the same spot?!?! Well, better call FEMA because this savage beast is a saber tooth tiger that killed the dinosaurs, survived the ice age and is now laying waste to streets, kickers, mountains and Verticoli hair brushes everywhere!
The planets have aligned, the crops yielded their bounty, the charts were correct and our snowboarding predictions have come to pass! This is the Think Thank Almanac 2014; spins, slides, styles, monsoons, slashes, nourishment, motels, Delores, barley refreshment, galaxies, friendship, drought and the body’s humors all played out in the pantheon of snowboarding.
Check out Think Thank films HERE.
The Think Thank video crew has been chasing winter since the temperatures dropped low enough to snow. Packed into a white cargo vans the crew drove from Utah to the East Coast and then, as of recently, landed in Minnesota. With more than enough heavy hitters to stack clips, Ryan Paul lead the charge through the street and in the parks – here’s what when down.
Check out more Think Thank movies out HERE.
It feels great to get out an ride with friends, especially at a resort like Buck Hill! One thing we noticed right away about riding Buck’s park was the quarterpipes on the sides of all the jumps, and then we noticed how the have their own gravity – everyone is drawn toward them.
If you’re drawn towards riding like the crew you’ll want to check out all the Burton Snowboards we have in stock HERE.
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