Monday Minute 86: Preseason

Mother nature has not cooperated very well this year and we had the latest start to our season we’ve had in years. Basically the entire month of December was our preseason. Warm temps hurt snowfalls but gave us slushy spring conditions to start the season. It didn’t take long for people to get their legs back and start throwing down. I don’t know what’s in the water in Dresser, Wisconsin but Trollhaugen really is home to some of the most progressive rail riding anywhere. Enjoy the first monday minute of the season!

Film/ Edit:
Riley Erickson

Riders:
Austin Young, Zach Monte, Luke Zajac, Benny Milam, Cullen Bernklau, Cody Beiersdorf, Sam Bakken, Krister Ralles, Mike Skiba, Kyle Kennedy, Zach Zajac, Tony Wagner, Jeffy Gabrick

Strange Brew 2016 Episode 1

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A spell happened itself upon our slope of Boreal. There is no diagnosis nor locution to even begin a dictum in regards to Her day-to-day goings-on. She attracts those who believe and who act. She beckons through the wind for more; from the Wind itself and from within. She holds an intrinsic knowing capable to only those who feel and allow their magnet to respond to Hers. Though you are entitled to your doubts, we have, for your viewing pleasure, documented proof of Her sorcery. Despite this spellbinding visual article acting as proof, perhaps it is also evident of a knowing that we are finding in ourselves. Well now, I suppose that we will just have to keep boarding to find out.

Strange Brew Featuring: Tommy Gesme, Riley Nickerson, Freddy McCarthy, Ian Daly, Felix Mobarg, Jake Braseth, Casey Pletz, Brady Lem, Eric Verillo, Derrek Lever, Mark Wilson, Marcus Rand, Kai Ujeski, and Keenan Cawley

Filmed by: Brett Wulc and Danny Kern

Edited by: Brett Wulc

Think Thank’s “Methods of Prediction”

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Want to know tomorrow’s tricks today? All the tea leaves, tinctures, Magic 8 Balls, palm lines or even Jesus’ face in condensation on the back of a stop sign are nothing compared to Think Thank Almanac’s “Methods of Prediction”! Think Thank’s impatient prescient magic elixir of mini shredding mayhem (gone mega). This season spirits (and Mitch) remained high through low snow, low gas, broke down vans and broke down bodies. The Think Thank crew dove in to the cone of the snowboard video vortex with our usual reckless abandon. Time, temperature and plans are irrelevant. See a spot, hit it. Think of a trick, try it. Full hack? We’re going to Applebees! So grab a shovel, flip the Tarot cards, steep the tea, consult the star charts and chart the star’s homes because the end is only the beginning when the Think Thank Snowboarding Almanac uses it’s “Methods of Prediction”!

Directed by: Sean Lucey

Starring: Ted Borland, Brandon Reis, Mitch Richmond, Nial Romanek, Desiree Melancon, Ryan Paul, Sammy Spiteri, Max Warbington, Parker Duke, Sam Hulbert, Justin Keniston, Freddy Perry, Erik Karlsson, Jesse Burtner, and The Big Mess.

Ben Ferguson Full Part – Burton Presents 2016

Ben Ferguson is becoming one of the most well rounded snowboarders on the planet.  This Burton Presents feature highlights Ben raw talent across a wide range of terrain. With mentors like Danny Davis and Terje Haakosen it’s no wonder how Ben’s transitioned from transition into steeps and deeps so well.

I have a strong feeling Burton will be holding on to this kid for a while.

Filmed & Edited by Tim Manning

Music:
The Budos Band
“Up From The South”
From The Album The Budos Band
Courtesy of Daptone Records

“Breadfan”
Performed by Budgie
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Roger Joseph Manning JR.
“40’s Swing #1”

Roger Joseph Manning JR.
“40’s Swing #2”

 

Diggers XV Ender

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Even in this summer’s infancy at the beginning of June, the Palmer Snowfield looked to be a runt.  Less than average snowfall on Mt. Hood in the 2014/2015 season meant only one thing, long walks to Miracle Mile, lots of salt, and awesome side-hits.

Optimism was the key to a rider’s fun this summer, need proof?  Look at all of those smiling faces.

Riders ||  Jeff Deforge, Justus Hines, Joey Vig, Kyle Kennedy, Cullen Berklau, Kody Williams, Jeffy Gabrick, Trevor Tollefson, Tony Wagner, Jake Rose, Chris Frost

Created By ||  Ben McCabe & Ryan Finder