Travels

San Francisco Downtown Throwdown

It all started in Seattle and from there it took off. The Downtown Throwdown has been about urban jibbing from the beginning, bringing the snow to people in the cities who might have ever seen anything like it. Over the past couple years Snowboy Productions has grown the contest into the big event it is today. This year they expanded the contest bringing on San Francisco to the mix. For the first time, myself and man...

29 Oct 8:22 PM 2 Read More...

A new way to ride...

For as long as I can remember, snowboarding has been my main passion.  I've made my dreams come true with year round riding and never thinking twice about it.  I figured since I was so passionate about snowboarding, I'd probably wouldn't find another sport that would make me feel the same way. In reality,  I haven't put down the snowboard long enough to really experience anything else.  Most of my previous summer...

28 Sep 6:39 AM 20 Read More...

The 2nd Annual Shit Club Golf Tournament

Imagine pre-1995 clubs, old school outfits and lots of adult beverages mixed in with nine holes of golf at Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, CA.  That was the 2nd Annual Shit Club Golf Tournament today - designed to play with shitty clubs.  Mammoth Snowboard Team coach Ben Wisner and Mammoth Sponsorship Manager Robb Hewett started the golf tournament last year and kept the tournament word of mouth for the s...

17 Sep 4:42 PM 1 Read More...

Art of Flight Premiere at Red Bull Headquarters

Last week was a pretty big week for snowboarding, the Red Bull Media House and the Art of Flight.  The film premiered in NYC on Wednesday, hit the #1 sports download on itunes soon after and is still in the top 10 for movies on itunes.  You could say that the Art of Flight has taken snowboarding to the next level because it's going to cross boundaries and it's a film that'll be welcomed by mainstream enthusiasts (n...

12 Sep 7:15 AM 17 Read More...

Inside Spy Optic

"It's not seeing different things, it's seeing the same things differently" - that simple thought helped define Spy Optics.  In 1994, a group of action sports and motorsports enthusiasts wanted to make sunglasses better and Spy Optics was born to fulfill that demand.  Now you can live through their lens to fulfill your passion whether it's sport, art, music, design, fashion or lifestyle.  Over the years, they've t...

27 Jul 6:55 AM 3 Read More...

A look inside the Vans Headquarters

Since 1966, Vans has stood for authenticity in lifestyle, music and action sports through their footwear.  Over the years, the brand has gone through different owners and is now owned by VF Corp.  Under the umbrella lies Pro-Tec which was founded in 1973 and is the original action sports protective gear brand.   The same interests that started the company have continued to grow with the name and the expansion of V...

18 Jul 6:46 AM 1 Read More...

A visit to Red Bull

Red Bull needs no introduction; the energy drink company makes the most popular energy drink in the world with 4 billion cans sold each year, their name and logo is recognizable and they are one of the biggest non-endemic companies to promote action sports.  Their promotion of a fun and active lifestyle is linked harmoniously to winter sports and action sports.  It's quite common to see Red Bull sponsor many of the...

11 Jul 9:03 AM 1 Read More...

Mammoth + Eddie Wall Ride 5/6/11

West Coast Invitational has finally arrived in Mammoth.  This weekend has everything from concerts and parties to pros and jibs.  Today started out with the Eddie Wall Ride contest right out in front of Main Lodge.  It's the second year of the wall ride contest and Eddie Wall was on hand to play around on the features but also judge a winner.  Scott Vine took home the win for the day. The scene at Main Lodge was...

07 May 2:06 PM 2 Read More...

Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures

I've only gone snowmobiling a handful of times but every time it's so much fun that I really wish I had a snowmobile.  At the base of Mammoth Mountain, we have Snowmobile Adventures that operates during the winter so today I got to head out with the Mammoth Marketing team for the afternoon on sleds. This was really my first chance to venture out beyond the mountain at Mammoth and see what lies beyond the resort. ...

21 Apr 6:42 PM 0 Read More...

Holy Oly 2011

In the days leading up to Holy Oly, I was trying to explain why I would fly up to Seattle just for this contest but it comes down to the experience of it.  It's a northwest competition that's based around the fun and promotion of snowboarding without worrying about winning or losing, making money or being in the magazines.  It's seeing the up and comers riding next to the legends of snowboarding.  The northwest br...

09 Apr 9:25 PM 3 Read More...