Hotdoggin’ with Alex Taran

House Rider Chases Winter into The Sierras, Pees Pants

The Wild One herself is at it again. House Rider Alex Taran (@alex_taran), our very own skiing version of Patti Smith, is by far the gnarliest chica on two planks on any side of the Mississippi. This past March while California’s winter drought was sucking up the passion from “normal” skiers, Alex ventured deep into the Sierra backcountry to chase winter down. Along with her was everybody’s favorite skiing vegan, David “Cruchy Granola” Steele (@davidpowdersteele). The duo had to constantly change plans and routes due to adverse weather, bulletproof snow, road closures, and every other curve ball under the sun life offers up when a mission is in progress. Hardship? Ha, no way. These two rolled with the punches and ski’d some killer lines including “Hole In The Wall”  by Mammoth Lakes. The trip was so much fun in fact that it was hard to control bodily functions…they don’t call her Sh*tshow for nothin’.

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Hole In The Wall

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Alex Taran jump tunin’ on bulletproof inthe middle of Hole In The Wall

 

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Oooopsie…too much fun

Extreme Pogo Stick – COOLIGANS / Xpogo Films

Even after watching this video 3 times my thoughts about pogo sticking are relatively the same, it’s pretty weird. From the looks of the edit, the Cooligans take pogo sticking very seriously. Imagine the countless number of hours it took to learn those tricks.

On another note what do the Cooligans say to each other when they want to pogo stick? Go stick? Go sticking? I’m at a loss here.

If you happen to enjoy sticking make sure to wear a HELMET.

Olympian Keri Herman–Sochi Behind The Scenes

Minnesota Native, TEAM USA Freeskier Gives a Peek Behind The Iron Curtain

Keri Herman grew up in Bloomington, MN, moved out to Colorado for college, and blew up on the international freeskiing scene. She was fortunate enough to represent the Stars and Stripes in Sochi this winter. EpicTV gave the tater tot casserole loving aerialist a GoPro and let her go wild. What she recorded in her video diary, entitled Rise and Shine, is one of a kind and pretty darn hilarious. She even captures House Team Rider and Women’s Halfpipe Gold Medalist Kaitlyn Farrington spilling coffee on her white Team USA pants. Look for cameos from fashionably confused Nick Goepper, a strutting Devin Logan, a sleepy Joss Christensen and Gus Kenworthy, and more by clicking READ MORE below.

Check out the ski that got Keri to the Olympics here!

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Oops…House Team Rider Kaitlyn Farrington spills a cup-a-joe on some special pants…

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The ManBoys Teaser

The ManBoys are a slash away, with the help of TransWorld Snowboarding, from the greatest web series ever.  Mark Sollors (Burton Snowboards), Rusty Ockenden, Jody Wachniak, Robjn Taylor, Matt Belzile, and Chris Rasman compile the crew known as The ManBoys who are based out of Whistler, BC.  Stay tuned for tons of action.

The ONLY way to shred EVER.(From a Midwest POV)

Living in the Midwest this is what most of our hills, and when I say “hills” I mean hills, look like for a majority of the season. Lots of dirt, with patches of man made snow that has been blown off course by blustery winds or the inattentive snow makers who have fallen asleep late into the night.  This way of life here is a large reason that so many talented people from the Midwest are making big moves on the big mountains. When given the opportunity to actually shred a mountain in even moderate conditions, myself like many Midwest riders soak it up for every square inch of shred we can right down to the lift line. It’s in our DNA and shredding the worst conditions is our bread and butter for most of our lives.  When you put the goods out in front of the Midwest riders you better believe we are going to rip it. Ride Hard, Live the stoke, Midwest Represent.