GoPro Adventure Series
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Chris Davenport, Lynsey Dyer, Travis Rice, and John Jackson crush the Andes Mountains in this new edit from GoPro‘s Adventure Series. The entire clip is shot with GoPro equipment and showcases some brand new and stellar mounting positions. It is an absolutely incredible edit that not only showcases the talent of these world renowned Action Sports Superstars but highlights the love that unites them no matter their discipline. There is not a “rivalry” between sculptors and painters. Why then do we feed a conflict between artists who speak through snow. The scenery is breath taking, the skiing is awesome, the snowboarding is phenomenal, the stoke is universal.
Squallywood: A Vibe for All Ski Towns
“Squallywood” began as the affectionate nickname for the ski-able terrain under the famous Squaw Valley KT 22 lift. On powder days a fever burns in every skier and snowboarder; a fact of mountain life true in any resort town. However, in Squaw, there is an intimacy of the shared stoke between mountain crushers and KT22 line riders. Skiers and boarders fly closely over the extreme terrain. Loving and heartfelt heckling can be heard as one tries to get radical, extreme, and gnarly. The area became known as Squallywood. Rob Gaffney, of the ski-famous Gaffney Brothers, wrote a book of the same title to serve as a guide to the many lines presented in the rocky slope and technical terrain. At the end of the text is a detailed description of the game known as G.N.A.R. The game serves as a reminder to not take skiing too seriously, to stoke the fire of the inner goof ball, and to make as many others smile while your looking to find your own. It’s a game and a vibe which reaches further than Squaw, though the term was coined there. It exists in all mountain ski towns. It evokes the inspirational stoke of one of it’s founders; the late and great Shane McConkey. McConkey was the most influential skier of all time and the goofiest. His extreme humor almost overshadowed his creative skiing. He still serves as a reminder that skiing at its core is an activity for pure enjoyment, pure fun. G.N.A.R. reminds us all not to take ourselves too seriously and to never act like Joe Extreme Cool Ski Guy. Have fun, kick ass, smile, and above all else get GNARly!
By the way, I’m the best skier on this blog. I stick uphill ice…every time. (500 G.N.A.R. points!!!)
Brush up on your G.N.A.R!!!
Check out the GNARly celebration!
Full Day Event Is Ready To Rock Minneapolis
When Derrick Taylor; avid skier, professional Gnarologist, and Minnesota native, heard that McConkey was coming to Minneapolis his first thought was “How can I help?!” His brainchild: A Ski Day to Remember. Taylor has created a full day event that leads up to the screening of the film at the Pantages Theatre. The plan includes a “Goof Troop” bus ride to Buck Hill, extreme shred fest, a fundraiser, a PoorHouse Happy Hour, the sickest Raffle of all time, and a full day of hyping the documentary. Proceeds from A Ski Day to Remember go to The Shane McConkey Foundation. Not only is McConkey the MUST SEE FILM OF THE YEAR but A Ski Day to Remember is THE MUST ATTEND EVENT OF THE WINTER!!! The amount of hi5’s on Novemeber 8, 2013 will be as endless as Shane’s passion for life. Be there or be square!
To find out how you can get involved with this rad event click here.
Forget about the prophecies of Nostradamus, the late Tom Sims hits the nail on the head talking about snowboarding with “It’ll become the main stream winter sport for teenagers and guys in their 20’s..”
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Hitting hips is pretty fun to do and it looks like the Airblaster boys enjoyed ripping through Montana’s Lost Trail Resort. More to come.