18/08/2010 | by Tom Copsey
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Another 7 days have flown by so we’re here with our army of highly trained pre-teen internerds to bring you anything, everything and even sometimes nothing that went down in snowboarding the past week. Have at them links…
We flicked on the internets Saturday morning, idled about and and checked out Antti Autti‘s site and saw his footage of riding a kicker on a Finnish beach. We have no idea when it was from, but it’s maybe the weirdest location for a kicker comp ever. Keeping it Finnish, Buoloco squeeze some chat out of Markku Koski’s face about sponsorship while Stateside Darrell Mathes and Nima Jalali get their Harlem Globetrotter on, and Shane Flood joins the YEA.NICE family and rides the worlds smallest halfpipe. There’s a shot of ‘When Double Corks Go Wrong’ in there too that’s pretty wince-inducing.
We post up our slick edit of the Forum International team enjoying the summer slush in Les 2 Alpes, while in Teaserland, the offerings for Alterna Films’ ‘Hello World’ and Bamboo Pictures’ ‘Sketchy’ drop into the pipes. The Angry Snowboarder shares Kingpin’s seminal movie ‘Destroyer’ from 2000 with the world (set aside 40-odd minutes to watch the full thing – it’s epic and has Gigi’s first pop at a double cork amongst other bangers), VegHeads are from Canada, eh, and is this clip of Heikki Sorsa the future of snowboard movies? At least the iPhone still films when you hold it ‘wrong’.
The first day back behind a desk always blows, but it’s made better as Nitro’s TWS Team Challenge effort is birthed onto an expectant internet by Mr Ettala and hammers continues to rain down at the Camp of Champions when the Stepchild/People session wraps up. TSA opens registration to their hyper-awesome mega-extreme Winter Games contest – banked slalom, high jump, hurdles (hurdles?) and long jump, bitches – and in slightly less EXXXTREME contest news, the Dew Tour announces its schedule. Sorry, but if you ain’t got hurdles you ain’t shit these days. Other Monday tidbits include photo hound Eric Bergeri launching a new website, a clip that had us reciting Colonel Kurtz – “The horror, the horror…” and Trevor Andrew dropping a fresh mixtape on your asses.
After a successful time in Val Senales, the World Rookie Fest prepares to head down under, while in addition to the nighttime surfing we brought you a couple of weeks back, there’s now more photographic evidence of what the Grenade crew got up to on their Summer European Vacation. In movie-related news, we love the Pirates: not only do they annually drop heavy snow porn filmed with love, they also like rum and saying ‘Aaarrrgh’. They just wrapped their infamous intro shoot in Kaprun, and let it be known that it won’t be long till we can get pumped on their teaser for the new flick, Hooked. There’s also a new teaser for the upcoming Lives of the Artists 2 that gives us a glimpse of what Jones and De Le Rue got up to in Antarctica. Finally, Nico Müller talks ninja moves and nutrition.
Wednesday kicked off with a thunderclap as Absinthe Films dropped teaser for NowHere. It’s one of the few really ‘holy shit!’ teasers out so far, so we hit up Brusti for the nitty gritty too. The Flow team also have a video coming soon – Witness the Sickness – and their teaser even contains real live vomit and Lago’s monster overshoot as well as some old fashioned shreddery. Double time: Protest are now sponsoring the British Champs, Fear of the Park’s Shred, Lies and Videotapes series is ‘almost 20‘, The Snowbroader crew went on tour this spring and have a video of the haps, Eero Ettala hits rewind and brings you an awesome clip of him riding in 98, and Chris Sörman is, apparently, an athlete.
The TWS Team Shootout entries are coming thick and fast as Volcom’s entry hits the airwaves, but the Private crew aren’t bothered by that as they drop their Beneluxurious teaser for ‘Click Clack’. Meanwhile, Videograss announce the dates for the world premiere of Bon Voyage, photo G Colin Adair gets a nice profile, and in case you didn’t already know it DCP is a cool guy. That was going to be that for Thursday and we were about to go skateboarding. However, as we were headed out the door we saw Antti Autti’s Twitter message, checked out this video of a 6-year-old girl bowl riding and promptly quit skating for good.
It’s all go in Kangaroo country as course details have been announced for the Dew Hut Jam where you’ll be able to scrap for a share of the 19K purse. In the US and A, Eddie Wall updates the Video Hyper Shred site with some awesome shots of his previous career as an autograph hunter back in 97, along with memories of a cool Jamie Lynn, a bummed Peter Line and a mumbling Terje, and the Airblaster guys found an interesting interview with Think Thank’s Jesse Burtner about their new movie Right Brain, Left Brain. Ashbury catch up with Jake Kusyk, a guy you’ll have been seeing a lot of in the CoC edits, and for those who were wondering how to stand on hot black c.. err, asphalt, Heikki Sorsa’s got your back.
That’s your lot, homonids. We now feel like this guy and hope you do too. Have yourselves a bonza weekend and see you in 168 hours.