Saturday, April 9, 2011
Just checking in for the first time in a while. Seems like I have been on quite a few websites lately, except this one. Check the below.
Quick link to my first Dispatches Blog I did for Snowboardermag.com here.
Stef Zeestraten has also been blogging. Here is a super fun day we had at Northstar.
The 'Go Seek' blog is also in business. There have been some hectic days combined with a few days that have been more mellow due to conditions. Check the evidence here.
There are also some videos from the Shakedown in Seattle that I got 4th in. Check the finals edit here.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
My host brother Yuuta, just sent me through these images.
My last post was just days before the tragedy hit Japan. I wish all the best to everyone involved. Am sure anyone in Christchurch can relate to this as well.
Here is a link from the Ride Shakedown in Snoqualmie, just out of Seattle.
Photo: Mike Yoshida
I was stoked to Qualify in 2nd. Nick Brown qualified for the finals as well. It was so much fun. Good jump and a sick format! I ended up just out of the money in 4th place.
14 year old Japanese spinner, and almost winner, Yuuki Kadono came 2nd and is donating half his US$8000 winnings to the Tsunami relief fund.
14 Year Old Philanthropist Yuuki Kadono with Matts Kulisek and Tyler Flanagan.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Japan has always treated me well, but this year took the cake. After a month of trains, planes, powder and a whole lot more sun than usual in Japan I can happily say it was an amazing trip!
I have put together this horrible mashup of clips to best explain how the month went down. Unfortunately there is a lack of footage from my time in Hokkaido, but the rest is history.
Warning: If you don't like watching amateurs pour their hearts out in Karaoke - don't hit play!
Monday, January 10, 2011
It has been heaps of fun here in Park City. The park has been good and the snow has been awesome.
After a whole lot of stress and tracking and Emails I got my new outerwear on Friday. SO stoked!
It is from my new sponsor 3CS. The outerwear is really nice and feels like amazing quality. Stoked on how it went and how it looks.
We also went to Rail Gardens on Wednesday night and got some night footage. Will post a link to the Sponsor This? edit when it is finished.
Here are a couple of photos from Friday.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Here is an edit from the first day riding of 2011. I have been in the Northern Hemisphere for 10 days or so now and here is the first bit of filming I have been into. Theo Muse is helping Brett Wilson make some Sponsor This? edits. He has a Go Pro camera and a suction cup. He stuck it to my board and did a couple of follow cam runs. Here is how it turned out. Thank you Theo!
We also went to Rail Gardens last night and got a few more things there. There should be another edit coming out soon. Until then - Happy New Year 2011!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Here are a few edits that got made from the New Zealand season.
1. This edit is from Snowpark in September. A few runs down the rail line.
2. This is from July at Snowpark.
3. This a Snodice session from up at The Remarkables in July. Roll the dice and see what trick you have to do.
4. This is a game of SHRED at Cardrona in September. The snow equivalent of SKATE but on a whole bunch of different features.
Not too many more days until the Northern Hemisphere season for me now. I will try to keep the blog updated.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Just to celebrate (or reluctantly admit) not blogging for 4 months (or 1/3 of the year!) I thought I had better update this blog. I have been blogging on the Diariesdownunder.com blog but this page has been severely neglected.
A few links here to share with you.
Browner and My part in Made You Look by Reason Films from this 2010 season.
Also, Diaries Downunder Episodes are now going to be available as downloads..and they are all iPod/iPhone/iPad friendly so click HERE if you feel like giving your phone or iPod a treat.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Pretty much all of my blogging for the New Zealand winter is going to be on diariesdownunder.com. There are already quite a few blogs up on there. Bookmark it if you would like regular updates.
Here is Episode 2.
Here is one of the weather reports I have been doing for Australia and New Zealand also.
They are going to be happening weekly (up on Friday mornings) on Mountainwatch.com throughout the season.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Back into another season. Check out diariesdownunder.com for regular updates on our goings-on. I have posted quite a few blogs on there already.
The Queenstown region is looking amazing right now, blanketed in the white stuff.
Here is the first episode. Enjoy.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Somehow I got an Eagle this day! The 9s I got before and after the eagle drained my total though. Dutty putts one in here while C-walking.
Obviously in the middle of another normal game of tennis here.
Ben Parry - Snowplanet shredder by day, bike rack threader by night.
Matt Bell knows the top sushi joints in Wellington. He also knows that when making important decisions you must touch your chin.
The Interislander berthed at Wellington's beauty of a harbour.
2 stitches for this fella. Bassett landed the trick he was trying before realising his elbow skin had popped open.
Click the Diaries Downunder logo to see the first episode we made in 2008.
Bit of The Stash and skating in there.
Actually just click this --> Diaries Downunder 2008
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This past season was Bangin' to say the least. A whole heap of travel, good friends, resorts and experiences all tucked under the belt. It is crazy being back in New Zealand - it feels like the past 3 and a half months were just a blur of good times. It is easy to forget about the travel stress and other crap and just remember the trip for being awesome. Snowboarding has lent me some good times lately that is FOR SURE. Am now looking forward to doing it all again here in New Zealand but until then check out some photos off my phone of my travels.
Check the bottom video out too.
Jawdropping fireworks bringing in the New Year at The Canyons, Park City.
The Nanshan Open in China - Yup, China has Red Bull girls.
Checked out The Great Wall of China with Browner - this thing can't be understated - humans are crazy.
The Beijing Newspaper - Scored cover of the Sports section.
Nothing is done by halves in China - the buildings are no exception - the driving argy bargy isn't either.
It is no secret that Bear Mountain has an amazing park. Was rad to get another day there.
Jeron Wilson handles his pro model at Val Surf.
Spencer Falls is now residing in Venice Beach - Here he shows a pose that has landed him some acting gigs.
Speedy Fernandez of Park City - Speedy even delivers boxes of PBR!
Park City pipe - Watched some history unveil this night.
FIS World Cup Slopestyle, Calgary. Browner all smiles after saddling up on the podium.
Canadian Open, Calgary.
Mount Seymour - it just happened to be raining this day.
Vancouver is a good-looking city - especially when the sun pokes through.
Vancouver Airport bookstore knows whats up!
Hiro and I in Niigata.
Funnest competition of the year - The Slope in Niigata.
This guy was ridiculous.
Tokyo is a small city of 12 million people so it is no surprise that I bumped into Vic at the bottom of the elevator unannounced on the one night I was there.
Noble goes Bald Eagle before attempting wallrides.
Yakiniku is the best -
especially after a day of riding feet of fluffy in Hokkaido.
Dad does his best to imitate a Japanese person eating marmite.
This one of the best days I have ever had.
Sapporo - Chitose Airport. Unbelievably my flight left this day.
Yuuta and me in Osaka. Peace!
Shelly celebrates her second place at the US Open - it was amazing to see it all go down.
Seattle turned on the Cherry Blossoms. This one was exceptional.
Roland, Roebuck and Will check out some of the raddest looking stuff I have ever laid my eyes on.
This place blew my socks off.
The Jeep and VB.
Getting ready. The U-Haul, 6 people, 3 snowmobiles and a whole bunch of other crews doing the same.
This was one of the best jumps we hit.
Beers at Jess' place in Reno.
Topaz Lodge - this place was home for 5 nights or so.
Dutty and I met up at LAX. A Samuel Adams to celebrate.
Dinner at home - first one in about 100 days!
Rob - "Probably the scariest moment of my life"