Garrett Russell Keeps It Weird

Skiing’s Soulful Goofball Joins The House

Telluride born and raised, UNIVERSEity and Soul Bro College educated; Garrett Russell is a mustache-clad man who lives his life artistically communicating with the world through rhythms and wave lengths only certain lucky few pick up on. Perhaps his artistic virtuosity is nowhere better exemplified than in his skiing; which is free flowing, progressive, creative, and undeniably soulful. Garrett is tapped in, plugged into the source. His skiing is his artform not his sport. The mountain his canvas, Line Skis his paint brush.

There is something about Garrett Russell which keeps him in skiing’s fervent elite as a stand alone. It is his aesthetic which makes his skiing independently beautiful but it is his joyous spirit which sets him apart. A wise and well traveled soul can be seen in the glint of his eye under his Smith Shades. Often seen with his head cocked back, mouth agape and smiling, infectious laugh coursing through his body like an electrical current. As much as he lives to ski, to pursue his art; Garrett lives to laugh and pass his adoration of the poetic journey of life on to his fellows.

Is he a goofball? Yes. Has he pulled himself through a Straw Sun Hat while riding on the largest motorized Bro Floatilla that the Colorado River has ever seen; all the while screaming “MOTORIN’?” Of course. Did he wear extra tight and short spandex while guiding a raft filled with super hotties on that same river trip noting “Dude, I keep forgetting to actually paddle?” Mmmhmmm. Does he throw gigantic stylie corked out tricks off the trestle next to the Observatory when winter blankets TelluRado? Chaa braahh. Has he had trouble signing a Team Contract because he is in Argentina and “I still have to find a printer in the city, which I live 11km from, so as soon as I find a horse to ride into to town I will track one down?” Yes.

Garret Russell is different. He sees life as a brilliant dance of fireworks exploding like spiders across the sky. He dances in those flashes of colorful light and we are all lucky enough to watch. Welcome to The House Garrett. Welcome home ya big Weirdo. We could not be more excited to wave our freak flag along with you.

 

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GFunk stylin the Trestle–Photo: Brad Foley; http://foleyphoto.wordpress.com/

 

 

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Hand Plants for days!

 

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Steeze McQueen front flip.

 

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Argentine Selfie.

 

Justine Pinkerton Full Season Edit 2012/2013

Justine Pinkerton dropped her Full Season Edit a while back and we wanted to show you now.  We’re beyond excited to see our newest snow team addition throw down this weekend at Trollhaugen’s Rail Jam (10/6/2013).  You’ll be seeing a lot more to come from this Rome Snowboards ripper!

Go Skate Day 2013 – Minneapolis

Go Skateboarding Day 2013

It’s pretty cool knowing the Minneapolis skate scene is so close.  Go Skate Day 2013 couldn’t have been any better.  Familia organized a police escort from Uptown, through Downtown and into Nordeast Minneapolis, kids where skitching on the squad, and everyone was stoked all day. Enjoy the edit and pics.  We’re already psyched for next year.

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2013 Top Shop / Top Crew Skate Contest

2013 Top Shop / Top Crew

If one thing can be said about the 4 days that make up the 2013 Top Shop / Top Crew Skate Contest at 3rd Lair it would be – intense.  18 Crews from across the nation comprised their best 5  riders and 2 alternates to represent their team.  After the dust had cleared the Geam Toon Team from the Harmony Skateshop in McHenery, IL stood on top.

2013 Top Shop / Top Crew Skate Contest Final Results:

1. Geam Toon
2. Yolo Gang
3. The Junkets
4. Minnesconsin
5. Team Goon
6. Ello Skateboards
7. Over The Top
8. The House
9. Cal Surf

2013 Top Crew TOp Shop Skate Contest Best Trick:

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G-Team Summer Cross Training

G_TeamThis Summer, Join the G-team for a summer Cross Training and Get Ready For Next Season.

At the end of winter we are all sad to pack up our snowboards and skis as the weather gets warmer and summer approaches. What is a board sports athlete to do during the summer months to keep their board skills sharp like your core, balance and muscle movements? Every rider wants to get back on the snow again stronger than the season before with a new bag of tricks to through down. The G Team thinks summer is the best time to improve and learn new skills. Just like other professional athletes who cross train during the off season, The G Team offers training programs for board sports athletes like trampoline to help riders progress even when the snow if gone.

  1. Trampoline Training- Helps to strengthen core muscles and improve body awareness will spinning and flipping. Learning skills on a trampoline first is the safest and most successful way to then bring skills to snow.
  2. Skateboard Training –Movements athletes use in skateboarding like dropping in, balancing and weight distribution are all used while on a snowboard.
  3. Wakeboarding – Think of the wake of the boat as a your kicker on the hill, many of the same principals that wakeboarders use to land tricks are the same as snowboarders.

G Team Summer Cross Training Details

  • Training programs are June – August
  • Open to athletes of all skill levels
  • Flexible Training Schedules

For more information check out the  G-Team Summer 2013 Guide or Contact them by Email  at coach@thegteam.com or by phone at 952-454-5686.