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.
My first day on Mt. Hood I pretty much knew what to expect. I had seen all the pictures and videos and heard stories from friends who were there just before me. I didn’t ride the chairlift once with my foot strapped in because neither of the lifts had any snow on the loading area or the run-out. We had to hike down about 50 feet from the top to get to “the patch” as we were calling it. But the moment you got your feet strapped in to the board and started sliding down that patch it was the best thing ever!
A few weeks back it was colder than a polar bear’s toenails out there. The Think Thank Methods of Prediction crew was stuck in the midwest amidst a mass of arctic air (called an “Arctic Air Mass”, weirdly enough). The only way they could stay warm was to snowboard. It was a snowboard or die situation. Suffice it to say, they survived. Here is the footage.
Starring: Ryan Paul, Desiree Melencon, Ted Borland, Mitch Richmond, Frederik Perry, Sammy Spiteri, Nial Romanek and the man, the myth, the legend Paul Heran.
The Think Thank video crew has been chasing winter since the temperatures dropped low enough to snow. Packed into a white cargo vans the crew drove from Utah to the East Coast and then, as of recently, landed in Minnesota. With more than enough heavy hitters to stack clips, Ryan Paul lead the charge through the street and in the parks – here’s what when down.
It’s always great to see a handful of our team riders and close friends riding together. With Afton Alps stepping up their game with the assistance of SPT we decided to thrash what they had to offer; it turns out that everyone had a blast shooting this one day edit.