Jon Stark’s Chickenmeat 2

Jon Stark does it again with a new installment of Chickenmeat.  Mindblowing creativity from riders Jed Anderson, Mikey Rave, Scott Stevens, and Cale Zima can be found throughout the whole edit.  Awesome job Stark, awesome job.

Ian McIntosh’s Season Edit

Freeskier Battles Injury to Hammer a Huge Season

Ian McIntosh is one of today’s most talented Big Mountain Freeskiers. He is fast, big, and technical. In 2011, McIntosh suffered a season ending injury while filming with Teton Gravity Research in Alaska. Due to the extent of the trauma to his femur, the 2012 season was also lost. After persistent physical therapy, McIntosh came back to slay the dragon on mountains with sheer and craggy faces, only to suffer yet another injury. This time suffering a broken ankle, the Freeskier known for his strength and burliness seemed to be breaking down. Yet like the phoenix rises from the ash, McIntosh resurrected his 2013/2014 Ski Season and laid down some of the biggest lines of his life. His technicality and extreme athleticism showcased in these lines is matched in his persistence, determination, and resilience.

 

Ian McIntosh’s Tools for Big Mountain Shredding:

The Volkl Shiro

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The Marker Jester Pro

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If you are looking for a good touring binding to go with The Volkl Shiro check out The Marker Duke.

Japan’s Famed Japow

No words are needed to explain why this is a must see. Enjoy this clip of powder skiing in Hakkaido, Japan with SASS Global Travel. This is the same guiding company that House Team Rider Garrett Russell works for. Seems like Garrett’s got the right idea… Read More

Coolest GoPro Footage Ever, Period.

When Flow Snowboards pro rider Mike Basich gets and idea it’s usually a pretty good one.  The idea was simple – start a shot holding a GoPro on a pole and then let it go and have it fly away on a drone collecting the rest of the shot.  What does the future hold for shots like this?

POW! Gretchen Bleiler Smacks Sochi

Former Olympian Calls Putin Out For Olympic Waste

As the hype surrounding the athletes of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics dies down, Gretchen Bleiler, Olympic and X-Games medalist, is trying to keep the buzz surrounding Russian Olympic construction, environmental destruction and subsequent fallout at more than a gentle hum. Bleiler is using her athletic celebrity and Protect Our Winters board membership as a platform to call out the Russian Government and the IOC. Russia spent $50billion on the Olympics…that is one expensive mask!  Read More