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.
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.
Nitro Snowboards is proud to present The Bad Seeds, a snowboard video for all snowboarders.
This year, we have travelled around the world in search of good times with our best friends and only our snowboards to get us there. We rode in places like Salt Lake City, Montreal, Sweden, Russia, and even the Himalayas, but throughout this adventure, we realized that as long as we are strapped in, we are going to have a good time.
The Bad Seeds stands for a group of individuals who enjoy living a life outside the norm that society has set. They snowboard how they want, all day – everyday. The idea of this movie was to capture how these guys ride when they are together and just snowboarding for fun, not necessarily for capturing the best trick on the biggest feature. Snowboarders will always push themselves and amazing things happen, but there are also a lot of fun situations along the way.
The Garrett Russell Experience: Another Time, Another Place is an original story and video series developed by The House and has premiered on Teton Gravity Reasearch’s Tetongravity.com. The GRE will explore the skiing, style, and artistic virtue of House Rider Garrett “GFunk” Russell. Captured in San Carlos de Bariloche, episode 1 explores the vision of one of skiing’s true originals. Another Time, Another Place will follow G-Funk in 4 different episodes featuring the terrain of the Argentine Andes, forests of Japan,and the expansive American canvas.
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When exploring new terrain never now what you are going to get, but one thing is for sure… Its bound to be and Adventure. This past year Rome Snowboards have been traveling the world looking for snow. In the first adventure the crew ( LNP, Ozzy Henning and Ian Boll) headed to Kaxakhstan.
In the second Episode of “Find Snowboarding” Rome snowboards sent Cody Booth, Thomas Delfino and Aspen Rain Weaver to the Aleutians Islands. In search of 1st descents and and fresh lines.
Next stop Norway!
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