Strange Brew | Strangers Welcome EP. 4

EP. 4 | Basic Boreal

To be fair, there’s nothing basic about Boreal.  Boreal sits west of Truckee on what’s know to most as the Donner Pass area.  The geographical area is anything but basic, learn from the short history lesson below:

The Donner Party was a group of American pioneer migrants who set out for California in a wagon train. Delayed by a series of mishaps, they spent the winter of 1846–47 snowbound in the Sierra Nevadas. Some of the migrants resorted to cannibalism to survive, eating those who had succumbed to starvation and sickness.

Historians have described the episode as one of the most spectacular tragedies in Californian history and in the record of western migration…and this is why Strange Brew has been know to kill it.

Check out all the Burton “1080° Brady” Lem was rocking HERE.

Riders: Brady Lem, Ian Daly, Nial Romanek, Riley Nickerson, Casey Pletz, Danny Kern, Jasper Tripp, Brett Wilkinson, Keenan Cawley

Film/Edit: Danny Kern

Music: L.A. Swag – Young Thug

 

Strange Brew | Strangers Welcome EP. 3

 EP. 3 | Home Alone V

The Strange Brew crew is back at it again this season with a series of episodes titled Strangers Welcome.  With the raw talent that’s coming out for the crew expect to see the realest riders in snowboarding throughout the year.  There’s something in the air that smells like they might outdo what they did last year with the Strange Tapes Episodes.

Rome Snowboards is a huge supporter of Strange Brew, check out all of the 2015 Rome Snowboards we have in stock HERE.

Riders: Keenan Cawley, Jasper Tripp, Jake Casler, Brain Wilson, Riley Nickerson, Shane Sayers, Thaddeus Tolbert

Film/Edit:
Danny Kern

Additional Film:
Brett Wulc

Music:
Hang On Little Tomato – Pink Martini
Tiptoe Through The Tulips – Tiny Tim

Will Gadd ascends Helmcken Falls

World renowned climber Will Gadd has done the impossible, he climbed Helmcken Falls.

The Helmcken Falls are located in the Wells Grey Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada, they fall on the Murtle River over 150 meters.  Will Gadd’s route ascends 210 meters veritcally and laterally through one of the toughest waterfall climbs in the world.

 

Traveling Circus in MN

House Riders Andy Parry and Garrett Russell, along with LINE Traveling Circus members Will Wesson and Shane McFalls, fled the western drought and headed to snowy Minnesnowta a few weeks ago to film for LINE Traveling Circus. Episode 7.3 “That’s Different” includes the remarkably weird and funky skiing of LTC and features MN signatures like hotdish, the Mall of America, and rails, rails, rails. I had the opportunity to chauffeur the crew around to Wild Mountain, Trollhaugen, and any/everywhere in the Twin Cities area. They could be the strangest group of skiers I have ever been around and I loved every moment…except for all the discussions about cats. There were a lot.

The Most Incredible Line Ever

Cody Townsend’s line from MSP’s “Days of My Youth” is definitely the line of the year and may be the most insane line of all time. Townsend was just honored with the Best Male Performance and Line of the Year at last weeks Powder Awards for his incredible ski through an enclosed couloir. On the line, Townsend recounts “That line in general had been a thought of mine for years. It’s really hard to find a couloir like that. They pretty much don’t exist. I wasn’t actually that scared up top but it became the scariest line when I was in it. I realized how gnarly it was, how skinny it was, how fast I was going. That was the first time in my life a line has actually gotten scarier after I’ve dropped in.” If you can find a scary, gnarly, more jaw dropping line please let me know. This is some unbelievable skiing. Congratulations and hats off Cody…er, Mr. Townsend, sir.

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