12/08/2010 | by Tom Copsey
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to another installment of This Week in Snowboarding. There’s nothing that can’t wait till Monday, so spend the rest of your day re-living the hottest, weirdest, most chin-stroking stuff that went down in the Shredosphere over the last 7 days.
Roope Tonteri should be proclaimed King of the Groms for life as he wins yet another Rookie event, while when cruising downtown the Helgasons get shat on – make sure you scroll down for the epic spam post. Well, we think it’s spam, but maybe Halldor’s been researching how to enlarge the size of his finger cock. Friday Stateside is pretty much Saturday over here, so that’s when we were tapped on the shoulder and told the TWS Team Shootout is coming and, though it was posted a way back, it was also Saturday that we found out not only has some kid been biting Torstein’s triple steeze, he’s used his tune, too.
Bonfire’s Pipe-to-Pipe goes down at Windells and the YoBeaters bring it with shots and slams while the AngrySnowboarder hits rewind to drop Amp on our internets. It’s winter in Kangaroo Country and the Cattleman’s Jam wraps up in Mt Buller, and though the weather was British in its shitness, it didn’t stop the bangs going down as you can see from the photos and video. Spaziba unearth this gem of a sponsor me tape from back in the day. DANIMAL! And Terje finally gets his hands on the sport’s biggest prize.
Everyone knows skateboarders are the real duders so we tend to ignore it so snowboarding doesn’t look bad, but the tenuous link that allows us to show this solid bowl riding is it went down at the Pipe-to-Pipe. Some snowboarders are good on the useless wooden toy, like Hampus Mosesson who hit up the weirdest skatepark ever. Jordan Mendenhall‘s also knows his skateboarding onions, but it’s just guitar and shredding in this Day in the Life. It’s tune time on the interpipes as Trevor Andrew talks music and Snowboard Mag bring you some free ditties, and an awesomely bad song is used in this ad which shows companies using snowboarding to sell any old shit is nothing new. (Thanks, Spaziba, but the one on your site wasn’t working.) Bringing it back to actual snowboarding, the British Snow Tour announce the dates for their Artificial and Indoor Championships.
After seriously injuring himself downhill biking, shred pioneer Mike Jacoby looks to be making good progress in his recovery. Get Well Soon! Some guys make Vegas look like Covent Garden circa 95, though without Guch, Jamie Lynn et al and the guys at KnifeShow turn their Awesome-ometer to 11 as they bring Super Mario World to summer camp. Talking of summer camp, the Forum Team had fun at theirs in Les 2 Alpes (stay tuned for the video, dropping soon) as did the Head Snowboards guys when they hit up Folgefonna – check out their über-slick webisode from the trip.
In the US, it’s all-out war as the Angry Snowboarder takes offense at Tyrant’s sales banter (the post that kicked it all off is here), while down under things are warming up for the NZ Open. Like Ziggy, it seems that Chanelle Sladics also plays guitar, and Les 2 Alpes is SO hot right now as two edits come in on the same day – this one with the Nitro crew, and this one of Luka Jeromel at Demonium’s camp. At what they like to refer to as the “Sports world’s Oscars” – the ESPYs – Shaun White and Torah Bright are rewarded for being ‘extreme’. And if snowboarding in the summer bores you and you’re off surfing, be careful.
Snowboarding’s great and that, but Extreme Sledging? Way awesome! Also awesome is how despite a total lack of snow, the Falls Creek crew in Oz are making it happen. Benedek and Weber show you what you need to do to turn your old deck into a splitboard, the Helgasons have a sad fan and you can download some of Fredi Kalbermatten’s tunes. And there’s an Airbag at Hemel tomorrow should you want to work on your triples. Like Ziggy and Chanelle, Eddie Wall also plays guitar.
Uh oh. Travis Rice talks about his new movie Flight, NZ, AK and stuff while looking worryingly like Shaggy from Scooby Doo. Brothers Factory bring it with this rather dark teaser for their film, Next Level. It’s like a serial killer shot a jib flick. Less dark but still a teaser is this new one for Rip Curl’s Welcome Home Vol. II, as is this from Think Thank. Rome’s Team Shootout offering hits the airwaves and Kevin Jones (anyone else pumped to see what he’s got in Standard’s new movie?) chews the fat with photog Ian Ruhter. And finally we feel sorry for Friday as its haps are always a little glossed over in our rush to get this out before beer o’clock. Sorry, Friday.
That’s your lot for this week. Bon weekend, bitches!