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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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WHISTLER BLACKCOMB OPENING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

 WHISTLER BLACKCOMB OPENING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

WHISTLER, BC November 18, 2014 – Much to the delight of eager skiers and snowboarders, Whistler Blackcomb will be opening five days ahead of schedule on Saturday, November 22. The decision to kick off the winter season early was made possible after natural snowfall at higher elevations was followed by a streak of below average temperatures, providing prime conditions for snowmaking.

“Our snowmaking team has been working hard to take advantage of this early season cold snap in Whistler and has converted over 60 million gallons of water into snow over the past few weeks,” says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler Blackcomb. “Their efforts, combined with the natural snowfall we have already received at higher elevations, has enabled us to get things rolling early again this year. And with more natural snow in the forecast for later this week, it should be a fun opening weekend.”

Whistler Mountain will be opening five days ahead of schedule on Saturday, November 22 with five lifts running. Guests will have the option to upload from either the base of Whistler Mountain via the Whistler Village Gondola, featuring brand new cabins, or the Creekside base via the Creekside Gondola. Blackcomb Mountain will open, as scheduled, on Thursday, November 27, 2014.

 

Photos: Mitch Winton/coastphoto.com

 

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KTV wins the Grade Eh Award

Snowboard Canada just released its picks for Grade Eh awards and our KTV took tope honours.

"It's hard to hate this all-around playful park puppy. It's got enough bark to hit what you need, and tame enough to let your guard down and have it do some of the work for you. Get this board on the feet of anyone who shreds parks, boxes, hit-runs-and who's willing to get rad on whatever crosses its path."

- Jesse Fox

Great award and better board.

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Rusty's SBC Cover + Interview

Rusty Ockenden Cover, Pemberton backcountry, B.C. Baker Photo

"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." - Snowboard Canada

A big congrats goes out to Rusty for getting this SBC interview. We are lucky to have him on the Endeavor team.

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Cam and 686 at getting some at MT. Baker

686 Scores Miracle March At Mt. Baker

Last March, long after the locals had hung up their boots after a seemingly mediocre snow year at Mt. Baker, the 686 crew rolled through awaiting whatever the mountain had to offer. The result was nothing short of  “Miracle March” conditions. Two weeks of classic storm factory dark mountain days mixed with perfect sunny powder days and everything in between provided the crew with stomping grounds full of fresh snow. Cam PierceForest Bailey, and Sebi Geigerstarted off the week with days in the trees dodging heavy snowfall then taking to the air when the sun peaked through. Week two saw a change in crews. Cam stuck around, andJoe BoslerMike Gray, and Andy Berginsperry rotated in with fresh legs and a ready-to-rip attitude. “Thanks to Mt. Baker for having us out and to everyone that came and got the goods as well. Can’t wait for this year!” – Patrick McCarthy.

Read full interview with Patrick McCarthy and Forest Bailey on TWSnow.

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TFA wE tRiPpY trailer

Check out Flo Corzelius in the new trailer from TFA / wE tRiPpYyoooo

Pretty mystic trailer for our second online full movie for free: wE tRiPpYyoooo...

After discovering the beauty of nature and having a lot of fun in their first movie WeOutThere, Morgan, Corzelius, Pircher and Kaeppeli now decided to go far beyond their usual horizon, explore new terrain and get trippy...

Film & edit: Daniel Diedrich
Additional filming: Balint Hambalko, Johannes "J-Dawwwg" Brenning, Sebi Madlener, Julian Pintarelli, Franco Marco Avi, Julia "JB" Baumgartner and Martin Potocnik.

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Cam Pierce : Full Part 2014

Cam Pierce is not your average snowboard story. Born and raised in  North Carolina with an interest in rap and music making Cam made his way onto the all-star team of Forum Snowboards/ The Project and filmed with them for a number of years. When Forum was cut by Burton, it left all the riders looking for a new path. Some fell off while others prospered with Cam falling into the latter category by finding a new board sponsors with Endeavor and a new outwear sponsor with 686. Thanks to the help by 686 Cam filmed a full part this past season and traveled to locations all over North America. Once all the clips were in they were edited together by Ian Post into this final project. So take a few minutes to check out his full part and exclusive interview below.

Calm, cool, and collected even when playing in traffic. PHOTO: Ben Birk

Calm, cool, and collected even when playing in traffic. PHOTO: Ben Birk

Interview by Ben Birk.

How did a boy from North Carolina make his way into the big leagues of snowboarding?

I guess I just grew up riding the resorts out there and knew I loved snowboarding and wanted to do it for a living. So, I moved to SLC and started filming and getting my footage out for people to see. Now in here.

What was it like filming in Minnesota this past season?

Mostly cold and windy, but it was awesome. There’s so much to film there. We were even setting up spots that were across the street from each other haha.

Backside 50-50 pop over to frontside lipslide while Gooner cheers in the background. PHOTO: Ben Birk

Backside 50-50 pop over to frontside lipslide while Gooner cheers in the background. PHOTO: Ben Birk

Read full interview at TWsnow.com

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The Vancouver Sun Stopped by

VANCOUVER — Despite an off-the-beaten-path location, the jovial JJ Bean morning crew boasts that their historic neighbourhood is one of the most creative and industrial hubs in Vancouver.

Two tourists, after enjoying coffee and baked goods at the dark grey café in north Strathcona — nicknamed Railtown by those who work there — dash across the street to inspect and then snap several pictures of a wild wall mural done three years ago by Australian artist Dave (Meggs) Hooke.

Unbeknownst to them, there is a “board meeting” inside the decorated building at 439 Railway St. where equally impressive things are being designed and prototyped.

At the centre of this enthusiastic chatter is 35-year-old Max Jenke, sprinkling such words as pow, camber, hits, rails and hyped into the mix.

“Doing what I love today and everyday,” beams the Kitsilano-born and -raised co-owner of Endeavor Snowboards after the huddle ends. “No matter how many issues we have to deal with at our meetings, we still get to play with snowboards all day. That’s pretty rad.”



Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/

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RED BULL / ENDEAVOR SNOWBOARDS Design Contest

SLASH YOUR OWN ART

Endeavor Snowboard Design colab with Red Bull for aspiring artists / designers to get their work made into a one off snowboard top sheet graphic. It has taken a little long to get these boards to the designers but the winners finally came by to grab their prizes. Hand made in the Archetype Lab at Endeavor snowboard offices.

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The tour took a quick minute to look at Scott Serfas always growing snowboard collection. 

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Endeavor Snowboards Pop-Up Cafe

During the week of July 14th - 18th we opened our offices with a pop-up Cafe for charity and www.cafeyvr.com stopped by. Here is what they had to say.

Photo credits and full article from www.cafeyvr.com

Endeavor Snowboards is nearing the end of their one week run operating a pop-up cafe inside their Railtown offices. The company is raising funds for the Aprons for Gloves non-profit that has been using the sport of boxing to reach at-risk youth living in the Downtown Eastside.

Since there are some big coffee fans in the office, Endeavor has always had their own espresso machine to have a morning coffee. And they also happened to be good friends with the founder of Portland's Heart Coffee Roasters Wille Yli-Luoma who was happy to help the fundraising effort. Willie previously competed as a pro rider along with one of Endeavor's founders Max Jenke.

The pop-up cafe is using Heart's Stereo Seasonal Blend and prepared on their Nuova Simonelli MAC 2000. And with a few Kiwis on staff at Endeavor the coffee menu paid homage to their favourite New Zealand cafes with flat whites and long blacks on the menu (they also have lattes and espressos).

Endeavor has a worldwide distribution network and they design, manufacture and market their two snowboarding brands Endeavor Snowboards and Airhole Facemasks along with the North American license for Swedish outerwear and lifestyle brand Colour Wear. Their building also houses their R&D facility Archetype Lab is located in the basement. The lab contains all the equipment required by Endeavor's design team to create ridable one-off prototypes snowboards.

And there's some local mountain history located next to the entrance into the lab with an old chairlift from Mount Seymour mounted in front of a wall mural of some snow capped trees. The chairs were sold off when the mountain installed a new quad-seat lift in 2012.

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The Manboys: Fish Tacos

The Manboys head out to the Canadian Rockies in late spring, RV-style, just to see what the big horn sheep are up to this time of year.  Instead, they accidentally find themselves riding 2 feet of winter-grade powder and also dirt bikes.  But not at the same time.

Check out more http://www.themanboys.com here.

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Cam Pierce and 686 rip up Woodward Tahoe

What happens when you film Forest Bailey, Ryan Tarbell, Riley Nickerson, Cam Pierce, Pat McCarthy, and friends. You get this edit of course. The 686 boys arrived in beautiful Lake Tahoe in northern California with the mission of shredding the heck out of Woodward Tahoe. And that’s just what they did. Peep the edit. It’s short and sweet so give it a watch.

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