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Afterlife Teaser

Check out our boy Andy Nudds in the new GrindHouse trailer.

Sit back and enjoy the teaser for our 4th film "Afterlife" with some additional fresh faces for the crew's lineup. Afterlife will be available autumn 2015! 

Riders: Andy Nudds, Janne Lipsanen, Antti Jussila, Jonny Pickup, Zakke, Petrus Koskinen, Jamie Nicholls & Nik Länsiö.

Produced, filmed & edited by Jamie Durham. 

Presented by Monster Energy
Supported by K2 Snowboards, Endeavor Snowboards, Rome Snowboards & Smokin Snowboards. 
Media Partners: TWSnow, Method Mag, The Reason Magazine, Whitelines, Onboard, Pyramid Mag & SnowX.

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Music: "Lightyears Ahead" by Dozer.
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Cover Photo: James North

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The Manboys: Spinal Injections For All

Hi-yo, Manboys here. This is some stuff that went down with us this late spring. Some of it will shake you up and really make you rethink what’s important to you in your life. And some of it will make you thirsty. Like literally dehydrated. We don’t know the science behind it, maybe something to do with crying or maybe just the heat from your computer causing you to sweat? Whatever it is, we apologize, but we cannot prevent it. So yeah: Monster Shred Show, end of the season goofing, and a spine on Whistler that we hit at one point with some international pals that know how to send it like a bunch of surgeons. Enjoy, amigos!

The Manboys are Mark Sollors, Rusty Ockenden, Jody Wachniak, Robjn Taylor, Matt Belzile, and Chris Rasman.

Also including Kazu Kokubo, Kohei Kudo, Arhur Longo and Craig McMorri$

 

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Endeavor Snowboards // The Archetype Lab

The boys over at http://thegemsstock.com did a little write up on the Archetype Lab.

Article by Andy Malton

Endeavor Snowboards were born back in 2002 when legendary photographer Scott Serfas and pro rider Max Jenke joined forces. Based out of Vancouver, BC where the nearby Coast Mountains provide a vast and inspirational testing ground, Endeavor produce a tight range of decks that are renowned for offering all terrain versatility combined with a high build quality.

Although Endeavor manufacture their snowboards outside Canada, they have the facility to design and produce prototypes in a bespoke R&D lab in Vancouver itself. This is the Archetype Lab. Archetype is a concept that allows Endeavor to try new shapes, materials and constructions before production.

The vertical design philosophy breeds and encourages an unhindered creative approach by minimizing the time between the initial creation of an idea, to the actual testing of that idea. Sketch a concept / sleep on it / build it next morning / ride Whister mountain in the afternoon. No emailing foreign factories, no waiting for samples. Archetype decks are on the snow within hours. As Endeavor also have exactly the same materials to hand in the Archetype Lab as their production factories do, it also means that anyone who rides an Endeavor production board should know that it didn’t just go from computer program to factory to snow but has been sampled and tested by Endeavor and their team first.

Unsurprisingly some pretty special one-off snowboards come out of the Archetype Lab. At ISPO this past winter a rather beautiful looking powder board caught the eye of many who visited the Endeavor stand. TheGemsstock got in touch with Endeavor brand manager Rob Dow for the low down. It turns out this deck is an experimental board that Rob made recently using a zebra wood veneer top, along with Canadian Aspen for the core. The distinctive Carbon section in the tail makes it a pretty stiff board to ride but I imagine it holds an edge really well. It looks like the kind of board that would be awesome to ride on deep, big mountain lines in BC or Alaska.

Read the Full Article over at http://thegemsstock.com/

 

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Fusion Garden Vol.6

Every year our Japanese distributor host a spring year end party. This years Fusion's set up looks amazing. Next year I wanna go.

2015年4月11日から12日まで新潟・奥只見丸山スキー場でおこなわれたFUSI­ON GARDEN。今年で6回目も迎えるこのイベントはとにかく楽しい。
河野真吾によるハイクオリティなスノーランプが滑りたい放題。ランチにはホットドック­やハンバーガー、他にも多彩なフードが突発的に提供される。チャリティーセールもおこ­なわれ破格のプライスでMATIXやDVS、CLWR、HOWLなどの商品が用意され­ていた。また夜には恒例のスケートセッション。クラブ化した奥只見の体育館は興奮のル­ツボ。飲んで騒いで滑って笑って、最高の春イベント、それがFUSION GARDEN。今回参加した人はまた来年も、来れなかった人は来年こそぜひ。

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Yobeat chats WITH MAX JENKE

For most people, snowboarding is a hobby at best, but for some, it’s life. Endeavor co-founder and Wildcat for life Max Jenke is one of the people who’s been able to successfully turn a pro snowboard career into a job that doesn’t require death-defying stunts, and still keeps him involved in all things snowboarding. In a world where times are tough, it’s easy to be negative, but Max will have nothing of it, so I decided to catch up with him about growing up, moving forward and making your dreams come true.

Brooke: First off, I assume many of the Yobeat readers may have no idea who you are. So, you wanna give me a little synopsis of what your background is? 

Max: Well, I guess you could say that I was a pro snowboarder and I came up as the youngest in the Wildcats crew. I came up under Rob Dow and because he rode for Option Snowboards and I kinda just ended up tagging along with them on lots of trips. It was kinda weird, especially for my parents, me hanging out with someone that much older. I guess he was like 19 when I first met him and that would have put me at like 12. A 19 year old hanging out with a 12 year old is just fuckin’ random.

Brooke: That’s snowboarding. I feel like that stuff happens. It’s ageless.

Max: It is, you’re right. Because I came up under Rob I got to snowboard with people like Devun (Walsh) and the Wildcats crew – which was at one point something, something pretty cool, at least in Canada and in Canadian snowboarding.

Brooke: Yeah it was a big deal in snowboarding. Can you explain what the Wildcats were about?

Max: Yeah. We all came up with the name on a trip to New Zealand, when it was basically just a crew of friends that traveled together. We did this crazy big trip and there were nine of us, and it kind of just sparked this thing that it was really fun to travel together and film and kind of just create snowboarding the way we thought it should be. I mean Devun was filming with Mack Dawg and the Forum thing was happening and that was all super cool and really progressive, but also really serious, so I think it was kind of like a way for everyone just to, you know, do something super fun and really relaxed. It was kind of just at a time when everyone was just into partying and filming and just being a bunch of boys.

Read the full article over at Yobeat.com

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Winter Finally Here?

Who's heading to Whistler/ Backcomb this weekend? Next week looks not so bad as well. Time to close the office and get some.

Adam Chuntz on the Whistler/ Snow Report app

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Meggs for Endeavor

Australian Street Artist Dave "Meggs" Hooke came up to the Endeavor Snowboards' design office in 2012 to paint some custom installations, including the largest wall mural he has ever done. Meggs' also offers up insights into the art scene and his inspirations. 

Its so good we wanted to share this again.

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TransWorld SNOWboarding presents ORIGINS teaser

We are really excited for Rusty who has been filming for the new TWSNOW movie ORIGINS.

We are really excited for Rusty who has been filming for the new TWSNOW movie ORIGINS.

The Teaser for TransWorld SNOWboarding’s newest film currently in production, titled Origins.  Five locations, five crews of riders—a window into how place shapes style from the pioneers to the current personalities pushing snowboarding forward. Feature film releasing September 2015.

#OriginsMovie @TWSNOW

Featuring:

Japan: Kazu Kokubo, Kohei Kudo, Teddy Koo

France: Arthur Longo, Victor Daviet, Victor De Le Rue

Whistler: Rusty Ockenden, Matt Belzile, Chris Rasman

Quebec: Frank Bourgeois, Jason Dubois, Jeremy Cloutier

Mammoth: Kimmy Fasani, John Jackson, Eric Jackson


Click here to watch the new teaser "ORIGINS" at TWSNOW

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Colin Jakilazek edit in Whis Side

The Weekly Nip Episode Three: Whis Side

Whistler may not have much snow but the parks have been poppin off. Check out Colin Jakilazek, Vaughn Boyer, Kyle Palamar, Oliver Adams & Josh Rear as they tear up Whis Park.

A channel dedicated to a year in Whistler. This channel will be updated every week with videos filmed and edited by myself. Anything and everything you see is legit. Almost everything you see will be snowboard related and based in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Limited Edition Wu-Tang x Endeavor

Music is a direct reflection of our individual style and personality. Endeavor has always used music as a muse and a source of inspiration. This limited edition collection of snowboards celebrates one of our generations most iconic hip hop groups - The Wu-Tang Clan. 

The Wu-Tang Clan is a groundbreaking hip hop collective from Staten Island, New York, consisting of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Led and produced by RZA, the group assembled in the early 90s and adopted their name after the film Shaolin and Wu Tang. 

The Wu-Tang Clan gained a sizeable underground following after the 1993 release of the independent single “Protect Ya Neck“ and their tour with Cypress Hill and Alcoholics. Their critically acclaimed, debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), was released in November, 1993, on the Loud/ RCA label and stands as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. Their second release, Wu- Tang Forever, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold over four million copies in the US alone. 

The group has launched the careers of numerous affiliated acts, collectively known as the Wu-Tang Killa Bees, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential groups of the last two decades. The Wu-Tang Clan helped pioneer modern-day rapping, production techniques, subject matter and image. Among these contributions have been RZA’s sampling style, members’ mafioso rap personas, usage of slang terms and artists’ tendency to run in tightly knit groups.


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Rusty's Full part from Manboys.

When I first met Rusty, his legs were much skinnier, his Amped 2 world ranking much higher, and his most mature quality was his insistence that one be able to “save” one’s friends in a game of Danger Ass. Then the world blinked and Rusty played Danger Ass no more. I remember the day, it was foggy, and I told him to try some of the cheesecake that I had just baked with my hands. He replied, “Don’t tell me what to do.” And it was then that I knew he was a man. A man who would be eat- ing cheesecake henceforth, on his terms only.

- See more at: snowboardcanada.com/features_article?news_id=2713#sthash.2VP7FCSG.dpuf

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The Manboys: Photobalm

Several main characters are, spoiler alert, killed off in this episode.  It’s a lot like the Game of Thrones but without any nudity or dragons or careful planning.  Maybe that’s a problem.  There should be more nudity?  Next time.  Between now and then, please feel free to watch us, fully clothed, trying really hard to snowboard correctly off of jumps that are either handmade or just the result of plate-tectonics doing their thing.  Also, this one has a bit of an intro at the beginning that really focuses on group photography and bad acting, so if that doesn’t interest you, then go ahead and close your eyes for the first forty seconds or so.  Either way, it’s that time of year, so Happy Christmas one and all!

Starring: Mark Sollors, Rusty Ockenden, Chris Rasman, Matt Belzile, Robjn Taylor, Jody Wachniak

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Check out Cam Pierce in the Brighton web series.

BRIGHTON BROADCAST 1 – EVERYONE IS DOING IT

Brighton is back with a brand new web series, Brighton Broadcast, and the first episode provides compelling reasons that once you get a taste of the technical maneuvers and proper style in this video, you’re going to want more. Watch intently as Cam Pierce, Stefan Salisbury, Christian Hobush, Erik Overson, Keenan Cawley, Ian Daly, Danny Kern, Nate Blomquist, Jeremy Estorga, Durell Williams, Hans Mindnich, Andrew Aldridge, Erik Neilsen, Alex Cato, Sean Whitaker, and more pick apart the rails and tubes of this Utah park paradise and don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this came from all season on Snowboarder.com from filmer Mia Lambson and the crew at Brighton.

Watch the video over at Snowboarder.com

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The Manboys: Farewell Horses

Hello fellow people; Manboys here. Much of the snow in this episode appears to be fresh, which might lead you to believe that we have driven reliable, cutting-edge snow machines far into the Whistler wilderness in order to access such remote zones. But that’s just not true. We mostly ride horses. The problem is, is that horses don’t film well. And statistically, they score very low on Instagram. So we say, “Fuck filming the horses,” and we just don’t do it. Instead, we take some sleds out for a day and get them stuck everywhere, always in front of a camera, and that usually creates the illusion of living the snowmobiling lifestyle that all the raw skateboarders and surfers seem to be so jealous of.”

Chris Rasman, Matt Belzile, Mark Sollors, and Rusty Ockenden do most of the snowboarding in this one. Feel free to enjoy the hell out of it.

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The Manboys: Cooke City & Fatty Yogurts

In this episode, The Manboys head to Cooke City, Montana, and it quickly becomes their favorite location to say out loud. The fact that it’s actually in Montana doesn’t change a thing. Posing as some kind of wintery wild west with sleds instead of stallions, Cooke City promises the Manboys a hell of a snowboarding time. In exchange, the townspeople demand some of the Manboys’ blood in vials, which they then store in a giant refrigerator down by the post office. Is that weird? They thought so too. Also visited in this episode: Nakusp, British Columbia. Excellent selection of delicious, fatty yogurts in Nakusp.

If anyone cares, the Manboys are: Matt Belzile, Chris Rasman, Jody Wachniak, Robjn Taylor, Rusty Ockenden, and Mark Sollors. Shooting was performed almost entirely by Nate Laverty, but also by Tom and Kirk, who don’t even know each other, that’s how crazy this shit is.

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Rusty Ockenden: On Sex and Shampooing

Author: Robjn Taylor

Now, here is an interview that, on the one hand, will surely address the cleaning regime of its subject’s homely hairdo, and yet on the other hand, will truly help you understand who Rusty Ockenden is on such a deeply meaningful level that you will likely name all of your children after him.

When I first met Rusty, his legs were much skinnier, his Amped 2 world ranking much higher, and his most mature quality was his insistence that one be able to “save” one’s friends in a game of Danger Ass. Then the world blinked and Rusty played Danger Ass no more. I remember the day, it was foggy, and I told him to try some of the cheesecake that I had just baked with my hands. He replied, “Don’t tell me what to do.” And it was then that I knew he was a man. A man who would be eat- ing cheesecake henceforth, on his terms only.

Years later, he has the nerves of a hard-boiled detective and the unruly mortgage of a real-life human. He has accumulated a wealth of advice that he could swim in, Scrooge McDuck-style, if anyone cared to know. But they don’t, and they shouldn’t.

Why? Because his advice is awful. It’s the advice of an experienced person who has no agenda other than to be honest and to communicate something genuine, and so you know it’s just the worst.

He’s sitting with me now, accidentally leaking wisdom out of his pores while eating a poutine with a hornet in it. Maybe it’s a wasp. We’re sitting in the corner of this weird garden thing in Tofino, a small town on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, which is known in Canada for its surfing and its aggressive sea lions, who, one time, inconvenienced a surfer so much that he had to paddle into shore and complain about it. So it goes.

Rusty is reluctant to give the advice he knows nobody wants to hear, so instead I’m going to ask him what he would tell himself at 17 years old if he had the means to go back and do so. But first, he is telling me about his hair:

Rusty: Once it gets to this state, the state that it’s in now, I don’t have to wash it, I don’t have to cut it, and it doesn’t change. It’s like it’s maxed out. It won’t get any longer, and it just gets... how it is.

- See more at: http://www.snowboardcanada.com/features_article?news_id=2713#sthash.pyTCIZVu.dpuf

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