24/01/2011 | by Uli Köhler
Today is December 27th, usually the worst day of the year, as everyone is pretty messed up from the days before. Also, it is the perfect day to awkwardly return all those unwanted Xmas gifts. However, you might have escaped it all, travelled to the mountains, and sit in a chalet after an epic day of riding freshies. But then, why would you read this? Before it gets more complicated read on to find out what was going on back in September (aka the ‘full movie month’)! Voilà, it’s yet another month of This Year in Snowboarding!
First of all, we continued our Most Influential Riders of the 00s list with White, Jones & Dakides, de Marchi, Rüf and Maas, and Rice, Müller and Clark. People started flocking to the glacier resorts, just like Greenshields, König and Klocker. Or they went to Turkey like the Ride crew. What are you saying? You have a headache and can’t concentrate on my writing? What the hell, here’s the full bHappy flick ‘Happy Thoughts’! (See you in 2o minutes…)
A little late we received the sick Treats teaser and an interesting edit of the ‘Marco’s Mansion‘ project in Sölden, featuring Mr. Smolla and a bunch of other Nike 6.0 riders. The Norwegian Government finally approved the location for the World Shred Championships in 2012, … and Absinthe kicked off their new season of Flipside episodes. Also, Flow Snowboards dropped their Witness the Sickness full movie, and Relentless their second episode of Lives of the Artists. Danny Larsen faces Stian Solberg in yet another Knowledge battle. Two final HCSC clips marked the end of the summer shred edit frenzy. The Nitro team flick was presented in a slick teaser, but, really, the Ducksjen teaser is still a pleasure to watch:
The AK-based Bear Cubs full movie kept us off work for a while (and featured Gus Engle and Chris Brewster, among others), and so did the Icecoast flick Numskull, we spent two quality minutes with Dan Brisse and JP Solberg, and we almost creamed our pants when we saw this 9191 sneak peek and the Cheers trailer. Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails was the first competition of the season. And we visited Basti, the Pirates‘ captain, at home. And when our chief editor walked past me while I was watching the Gremlinz teaser, it should change his outlook on snowboarding for good (more about this in his myline in our print mag #120):
Where to go from here? Well, we convinced our homie Jon Weaver to contribute to a bi-weekly column called Gossip from the Good Life. Then we went to the Swiss boozefest called freestyle.ch. Peetu Piiroinen was flashing his brand new Nike 6.0 gear, and fellow team rider Gjermund Braaten won the event. Of course we posted the highlights video. At around that time Burton launched their successful theliftline.tv site, and we countered this effort with our terribly successful Change of Scenery weekly wallpapers. Isenseven, however, took us to California in this short but classy edit:
September was a month of sad news, too, as Torgeir Berre sustained a serious back injury while filming in New Zealand, and the Euro Roxy Chicken Jam got cancelled. And we closed the month with a nice chat between Joni Malmi and Niki Korpela on back in the days vs now.
Now pop that aspirin, go back to bed early, and check back tomorrow for a light-hearted review of October’s haps!