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We snowboard because we love it not because we want to win a gold medal. Snowboarding is about going out and having fun with your friends and passing it down to your family! That defines the life style. Here is Terje with his family and friends defining our wonderful lifestyle!
Here is some minibiking from Terje and Jake
Dirksen Derby Day1
Terje and Dave Seoane.. I am a lucky guy!
About a month ago I got introduced to Charlotte Robertson, who runs the Marketing for Black Star Beer and Air. They graciously sponsored the first installment of Prospective, which will be coming out soon. She Told me about a launch party that they are going to have in conjunction with Vice Magazine for their new Beverage Air.. Air is a drink that combines bubbly water citrus or Berry Flavor and alcohol.. I personally don’t drink but everybody I have talked to seems to like it. The Back story on Air is the founder is the same wonderful gentleman who has brought us Old English 800 , St. Ides , Steel Reserve and Sparks. Needless to say this guy seems to know what the people like!
The party was held at Trinity in the Pioneer area of downtown Seattle. Me and three buddies ventured from the hill to the club. As I rounded the corner I saw a girl who looked just like Charlotte’s FB pic “ I say this because I had never met her face to face”. I said her name and she said mine.. I was a bit worried because the line was super long. She told me I was looking at the wrong line The “COOL PEOPLE “ line was hidden on the other side. A high five and off we went. Trinity has a lot of rooms. The main dance floor room was already packed at 10:30. We went up stairs to the VIP to get away from the crowd. The first Dj was playing some cool 90’s hip hop that kept my head bouncing like a rhythmic bobble head. Smoke Break,, So out to the street corner I went. I met a set of twins who were pretty hot so I was excited.. As I turned from them to walk in I saw the Featured DJ .. Z Trip. We chatted for a second, then he disappeared into the club. When I got back into the Club Charlotte and Ashley “Who is the other Marketing Wiz “ Were having the bartender mix up some Air cocktails… My friend Christian decided to go talk to these girls that were also in the area we were. After a few minutes I decided to go say hi.. Gotta love talking to pretty women! Next thing I knew the lights were going bananas and Ztrip was on the wheels of steel!!! SOOO FK’N stoked. Always been a fan but never got to see him live.. My movement went from Rhythmic bobble head to to a man on a mission. Its tough not too get over amped when he is mixing Sabbath with the beasties!!! All said and done this was the best Party I have been to in Seattle in a long time!!!! Thanks to Air , Charlotte, Ashley .
Like most kids , I at one point had dreams of being a silver screen actor.. I mean who wouldn’t want the glamour, money, fame and girls! I made the decision shortly after 15 that I was in love with snowboarding and the whole action sports culture. I am now knocking on the door of forty and it “action sports” has defined my life since then. The beauty of action sports is that it is a culture of creatives who in one form or another have decided to express themselves through one of the disciplines.
One of my good friends , Matt Donahue reached out to me about five months ago and talked with me about this independent film he and Chris Brunkhart were making. I quickly told him that I would love to be a part of it. The last thing that I acted in was a play about a pro wrestler in fifth grade. There was a hint of fear in me but that was overridden by excitement. I was in NYC working of my show and then going to Portland. When I finished in NYC I quickly hopped a plane to PDX. Matt picked me up at the airport and brought me to the house. Chris and one of the female actors were there on the couch. I gave Chris a “good to see bro” hug and introduced myself to the stunning Maryellen Cooley. I dropped my bag and went back out the door to have a meeting with Oved from Industry Portland. We talked some shop about some of the new products he is designing then I needed some rest.
I woke up the next morning on the couch to see Maryellen on the porch drinking coffee and playing her guitar. I showered up and asked her if she wanted to eat breakfast. She graciously accepted. I have had my share of akward meals with women in my life.. This was not that.. Our conversation flowed and jumped around from intellectual topics to us making fun of our selves in comedic voices. She really made me feel at home. I don’t know that if she knew I hadn’t acted before but it didn’t seem to matter we just hit it off and instantly became friends. When we got back to the house it was bustling with actors. I met the guy named Zach who was playing a sleezy photographer named Lars and I also met a sister of a long time frind , Stepanka Peterka who was playing Red , a tormented model. The first I was involved in took place under a bridge in this sort of park. Oh , by the way I am playing and crazy street person.. fitting ,, I know The scene was the girls and Lars coming home from a club early in the morning. I was just walking by and for some reason caught Red’s eye. The funny thing is that the location had two different couples getting their wedding pics taken.. LMAO, Funny background. Some drugged up looking club girls smoking cigs doin the walk of shame and a chopping cart pushing hobo dancing off in the distance …LOL.. I felt really comfortable, not nervous which was a little odd seeing as though I had never done this.. What I did feel though was a panic of not getting my part right.
We all decided to go out and celebrate after.. We went to the Kareoke bar where Mika’s brother was there dressed as jesus.. He sang Cyprus Hill “ insane in the membrane” The next club we went to was DANCE PARTY USA! What a great time. There was one day in the Whirlwind where I had three scenes on three different locations.. The best was a train tunnel scene where I am yelling at Red.. After about the third take the real homeless man of the tunnel came out of nowhere and noticed me. It was a full homeless guy violation of territory.. His Fists were clenched so tight that I could see the Alcohol thinned blood escaping this fingers. Once he got up close enough and noticed that it wasn’t real but instead a film shoot he just stood there staring everybody down. Luckily we were finished so we just got on the elevator and left.. As the door closed I heard “ Get out of my TUNNEL!!” So Random Bro… “ For you mary” The rest of the week was spent in a method actors realm of consciousness. I felt like all of the cast was just connected cerebrally. Some of us had a deeper connections then others but there was no bad feelings in the group. Vodnik. It is a movie that you want to go see when it comes out in January!
This is what we do at The Super Park!!!! Enjoy!
This is What we do!!! We live this shit do you?
Here is my Buddy Burnsy!! He has a rad web series.. True snowboarding!!!!
The weather is great the people are great and the features are great!! Welcome to superpark 16 with Prospective.
I got to spend time with Wes last night.. He is not only a talented shred but also a budding musician.. Here is a snippet of him playing at the condo last night!
In 2011 BELL – made up of Olga Bell, Gunnar Olsen, and Jason Nazary – released their self-financed digital album titled DIAMONITE (download here http://bellinspace.com/) The opening track ‘Bulgari’ almost captures everything that is present in a BELL live show, except there is more attention to detail here which may detract from the raw essence of the live performance recently witnessed. However, one thing is for sure; this is an evocative, neatly-produced album. The trance-like intro of ‘Meaningless’ provokes the appetite for hitting a club to spend the night beneath flashing lights until the sun comes up. The celestial sounds that undulate against rattling basslines throughout ‘Junior’ and ‘Dialtone’ make the listening an exhilarating while calming experience. Influences again lurk in the subtext of the album; Radiohead’s Kid A plays a part as does the sounds of The Knife, Aaliyah and Missy Elliot. This is what BELL seems to be about; taking artists and songs they love and using them to create something both diverse and new.Just a few days ago – the 3rd of May to be precise – Olga Bell released an exciting tweet into the Twitter feeds: A link to a sampler that is one minute and thirty eight seconds of blissful keyboards, synthesizers and festal hand claps that leave you salivating and wanting more. Check it out here http://bellinspace.tumblr.com/
Words by Teddy Kane
There are many different things that factor into the proverbial “Darn near” perfect day, but today was about as close as you can get. First, it was the warmest day of the year so far and second because I got to ride my old pro model in a 6ft hand dug halfpipe with my buddies. Lastly, I got to sit trackside at the super cross, yeah, I would have to say that I am winning today. As a matter of fact I’m sitting in my trackside seat as I write this. It’s been so long since the last time I was at a super cross event—back then they were still riding two strokes and I’ve gotta tell you , the thumpers are way easier on the ears! I showed up at Century Link Field right after Stevens.
I had gotten some Press passes from my buddy back east who works for Cat. To be honest I had no idea how good the seats were going to be, so I tried to just go into the general part of the arena; The ticket people had no idea what kind of pass I had. I called the guy who gave them to me and his response was “ You need to go in through the tunnel where they bring the bikes into the arena.” After picking my jaw up off the dirty, concrete floor I made my way super the “cool guy” entrance. Having one of those passes is like being part of sort of secret society, everybody in “the area” gives you the nod, it’s honestly kinda like being a black guy—for the most part we give each other the nod of acknowledgement.
As I said, our seats were the best you could get. We were right in the landing area of the triple jump, about three rows back. We were so close that the heat from the fire show warmed us up by about 15 degrees. Once I got used to being so close I started to look around me and all of the riders were sitting in the same area. SWEET! I had arrived. I was so wrapped up with my surroundings that I was honestly not paying attention to the whole race! It was just pure entertainment for me. I loved watching the triple and the battle through the next few corners. This was the first time that I was at a sports event and didn’t really care about the winner. That says a lot for the seating I had and the spectacle called Supercross. It was awesome to be able to get that close to these athletes and the track! The only bad thing about my whole experience is that unless I get these kind of seats again I won’t have the same time! Hopefully Dave and Ryan can keep this kid in these tickets because I had a blast.
Over the past few years the industry has been growing in a few very different yet similar directions. The back country has always been the unicorn area of snowboarding.. With the popularity growing it seems like more and more people who consider themselves core are trying to get back there. Split boards "our industry’s SUP" seem to be a very efficient and effective way to go about getting there. Me personally I like the snowmobile. For people like myself who rather expend the least amount of energy possible getting to the spot, there has also emerged or shall I say re emerged the OG side of the sport.. The bindingless snowboard. Now these boards are made to only be riding in powder as far as I can tell. They are throw back shapes to the snowboards of the 80′s. The have big wide noses and narrow tails. I think its rad how it seems like every region has there own company. Out here in WA we have Shark Snowsurf boards , on the east coast its Powder Jets. Europe Has Asmos and Japan has there own version as well.
While out filming with my buddies from Absinthe, we ran into Tall Tim the owner of Shark Snowsurfboards. He had about five different versions of the boards straped to his backpack.. From a distance it looked like he had a oversized Throwing star on his back. I would be lying if I were to tell you that, I wasn’t intrigued by these shred sticks! He was back there testing out the different shapes. I was hiking up the boot pack to see Shane and Tim shredding the mountain like they were in 1981. The only thing missing was the CB jackets and the ski stretch pants. I asked Tim if I could take a run. Graciously he he said yes.
The model I took was the porpoise. I must have only been about 130 cm.. Honestly I was real leery of the whole thing. Here I am in waist deep powder in the back country with a piece of wood with no bindings. I hiked up quite a bit. To get on its like dropping in on a skateboard ramp. You place your back foot on then front foot. Lean forward. At first I just went straight because I didn’t trust the traction. I mean there were no bindings just metal spikes. Once I got up to speed I leaned on my heels and it was magic! Liberation! The toe was just as responsive.
The thing that surprised me the most was how well the board stuck to my feet. I went through some tree clutters and was turning like I had bindings.
The Truth is: If you like riding powder you need one version or another of the bindingless shredstick.. Be sure you find the shape that works for you. If not you will have a horrible time and most likely claim "Stupid Sport".
Females drive fashion trends. Always have and most likely always will. From the very early nineties when they would sag their big pants showing their thongs to the present day skinny jean craze. Fashion trends start way before you see them on your network TV show. It is funny how some get weeded out while others have a decade or more run. It seems that some trends are born out of a technical need while others are just born because somebody is trying to be different. These days it seems like trends for the masses are born more so on the west coast of the United States. New York and Paris will always be the high fashion capitals. A very small amount of people in my world have the money or the desire to dress like that. I have personally always had a love for fashion and trends. It is one of my favorite forms of commercial art for sure!
Lets talk about Denim. It is a cotton twill that for most of its existence 200 yr. existence in the US has been as a work fabric. Not fine enough for the aristocrat. It seems that denim has been the rebel’s fabric. From the cowboys of the 1800’s to the hippies of the 1970’s. It wasn’t until the 80’s that Denim was used in a high fashion application. French and Italian designers used the fabric to show off the curves of a woman’s body. There were designers like Sergio Valente and Sasson who made a killing with their products.
It was the fall of 2002 and I was a student at The Art Institute of Seattle enrolled in the Apparel design program. The skinny jean thing was in full form for the female students of my program and a few others who were fashion forward. There was one day I remember when a straight guy friend of mine came to me super excited. He told me that just just had gotten the raddest jeans ever. In my response I asked him what they were. He told me that they were girls diesel jeans size 8. He was really digging the look of the skinny jean and at that current time the apparel companies were not making skinny jeans for men. How I can say this for sure is that I just gotten a box of Denim from Billabong that wasn’t being released until the spring. The jeans were slim fitting but not “skinny”.
For me personally I didn’t start wearing the actual skinny jeans until about an yr. and a half ago. The reason was for one my legs are not chicken sticks which is a major requirement for the skinny jeans and for two if I found a pair that I could get my legs into it felt like I had a lower body cast on. Once the companies started offering different variations of the fit and incorporated four way stretch denim I was in. Right now my favorite jeans are the Levi Nike SB collaboration. They use Levi’s 511 cut. The Denim is a four way stretch with some moisture wicking dry fit. This combination allows for athletic mobility and comfort while still retaining a very fashionable look. Kudos to who ever made this collaboration happen.
In short my daily wear fashion sense is rather utilitarian. I am super down for fashion and am willing to sacrifice certain things but the garment must work to be put into rotation. I have two pair of the Levi Nike SB collaboration jeans in rotation and am hoping to get some more.
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