Well what do y’know? Another trip commences by the notorious Strange Brew crew. Starting it off with some shitty dmv drawbacks is always a plus. Only reinforcing that California is not that tite… Weighing this big black lemon of an automobile? You know we packin… A drivers test for Daly? No thanks. Smog test? Fuck daht. And aggravation building? Lets get in this friggin’ van. Twenty-five or some odd hours later we arrived at our destination, Minnesota. We love this damn place, and what better way to start than an elementary school. As basic as a bitch with a pumpkin spice latte. But the boys managed to make that latte extra spicey. Some shit went down and good times were had. Phew… Oh and a little premature Tahoe footy. As the lord of all hotdogs would say, why not?
Riders: Andy Latterner, Brady Lem, Craig Cameron, Casey Pletz, Jasper Tripp, Hunter Murphy, Tommy Gesme, Keenan Cawley, Shane Sayer, Andreas, Scoli Bones.
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Welcome to Arbor, Bryan.
We are proud to announce a new partnership with friend and legend, Bryan Iguchi. We consider this a foundation level alliance that united past, present, and future.
Bryan Iguchi is an innovator, ambassador, artist, and leader. Through it all, he has never been afraid to walk away from the limelight and conventional thinking in order to evolve as a rider. His instinct for the arc of progression in snowboarding has made each stand-alone period in his career simply chapters in a powerful and ongoing story.
“Snowboarding has given me a deep connection to the mountains. Arbor’s tree icon is symbolic of this to me. Their roots building boards with wood grain topsheets is something I’ve always appreciated. I’ve now been riding Arbor for two months and I’m amazed by the quality and performance I’ve experienced. It’s an honor to be working with them.”
“For Arbor Snowboards, Guch brings a lifetime of experience to our product, team, and filming efforts. Working together, we now have a unique opportunity to blend that knowledge into everything we’re doing, including a range of collaborative snowboard designs to come.”
-Matt Patti, Arbor Snowboards Brand Manager
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We can’t think of anyone else who is equally entertaining to watch on or off their snowboard. Every year, Frank delivers the most progressive video parts filled with unparalleled trick selection, flawless style, and next level antics. We couldn’t be more stoked to welcome François to the family!
Frank joins snowboarders Mark Carter, Curtis Woodman, Brandon Hammid and Scotty Vine on Arbor’s pro team. Frank is the second of three new riders to join the team as we move into 2015. Stay turned for more exciting team announcements and developments in the coming weeks.
Welcome to Arbor, Frank.
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Each Christmas, some of Midwest snowboarding’s OGs gather at Trollhaugen to throw methods, share laughs, and show the next generation of shred how the stoke was stoked long before terrain parks transformed the game. In this episode of ‘Human on Board’ we catch up with the old dudes who took Troll for the day, and follow it with high-speed steel work from some of Troll’s regulars in the Valhalla park.
Song: ‘Motherland’ by Apollo Cobra – Twin Cities Electro Rock Mavens – Support Local
Filming: David Murphy, Grady Tank, Benny Milam, Jeffy Gabrick
Edit: David Murphy
Produced: David Sutton | Trollhaugen
No one expected Sage Kotsenburg to win Gold at Sochi, least of all Sage himself. Yet he pulled it off while defying conventional tricks and sticking to his unique style of snowboarding.
What we’ve got here is a classic underdog tale of grit, uncompromising integrity, and the struggle to keep our sport true to its roots. The victory couldn’t have happened to a better ambassador for our sport— who has shown the world another side of competitive snowboarding and the importance of doing what you believe is right.
This is the story of Sage’s unlikely season, leading up to Sochi, and what went down after.
Edit: Jeremy Pettit
Filmers: Pierre Wikberg: Johannes Brenning, Pat Fenelon, Vita Brevis, Bob Hoste
Executive Producers: Nick Hamilton, Adam Cozens, Steve Ruff
Sponsors: Monster, GoPro, Nike, APO.
Sochi Photography: Chris Wellhausen
Footage from Mammoth Grand Prix provided by USSA
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