In Episode One, the Manboys take to the mean streets of Blackcomb mountain, their favourite mountain in the world. Featuring Matt Belzile, Chris Rasman, Jody Wachniak, Robjn Taylor, Rusty Ockenden, and Mark Sollors.
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
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.
"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.
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 Pierce, Forest 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 Bosler, Mike 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.
Check out Flo Corzelius in the new trailer from TFA / wE tRiPpYyoooo
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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.
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.
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.
Read full interview at TWsnow.com
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.”
It's a big day today for our boy Rusty Ockenden. Absinthe Films Premier of Heavy Mental at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, 8pm sharp. If you can't make it tonight, it's premiering in Whistler at Millennium Place at 7pm.
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.
The tour took a quick minute to look at Scott Serfas always growing snowboard collection.
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.
Happy Birthday Cam from the Endeavor office. Have a couple coldies for us.
Check out Cam killing it in his season edit.
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.
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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.
While Australia rejoices in the heaviest June snowfalls this century, with the majority of lifts at all resorts set to open by the weekend, the Kiwis have barely got two snowflakes to rub together.
Lets hope they keep getting the white stuff.
- 1 DAY AGO JUNE 25, 2014
As you can see, we have launched our new website.
A clearer layout for better ease of use.
All the 2015 boards are online and more content to come.
We are excited to be launching the Endeavor online Store here.
As you navigate the new site, please keep in mind that it will continue to evolve.
Please take a look around.
A remix of the various park and post season footage Trint got this season. Filmed mostly at Grouse Mountain. Few shots from Mt. St. Bruno and some post season Seymour.
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Filmed by: Dave Walcer, Marcus Cartwright, Sascha Daley, Marc-Olivier Mob Brunet
Shot at Grouse Mountain "Grouse Park" and Mount Seymour post season.
The ManBoys are a mostly sublunar group of friends based out of Whistler, who love to snowboard and have important meetings. Sometimes, at these meetings, there are lots of crepes. They are currently working on a web series (The ManBoys, not the crepes) in partnership with TransWorld Snowboarding, that will hopefully get just as many views as that popular Golden Girls: Where Are They Now? video. The Manboys are Mark Sollors, Rusty Ockenden, Jody Wachniak, Robjn Taylor, Matt Belzile, and Chris Rasman.
Bookmark your browsers because their new web series starts in earnest late June, right here on TWSNOW.com.