Flannel Lifestyle team riders Al Binder, Jasper Alford, and Justine Pinkerton tore up Trollhaugen last weekend. This is what went down.
That’s right, People Magazine awarded House Boardshop employee and overall man hunk Shane the Sexiest Man Alive. If it wasn’t for his baby blue eyes, chiseled jaw line, and flawlessly sculpted hair Shane would be just another average joe, but he’s not. If you think Adam Levine can get the ladies, he stands no chance against what Shane pulls in. Not only is Shane a total babe, but he loves back lipping boxes on his skateboard and snowboard!
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.
GFunk stylin the Trestle–Photo: Brad Foley; http://foleyphoto.wordpress.com/
Hand Plants for days!
Steeze McQueen front flip.
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!
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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