Danny Davis’ 44-minute snowboarding film Peace Park will be airing on ABC on Sunday November 30, 2014 at 11 AM PST.
“Peace Park is all about bringing the soul back into snowboarding,” comments Davis. “I’m really stoked that my sponsors believe in me and continue to support my vision of keeping snowboarding fun and creative. This year’s Peace Park is different than any other, offering something for every style of snowboarder to ride. We had riders from all around the world show up!”
After the NBC premiere you’ll be able to watch the whole thing again on the Youtube channel of a certain mouse dissolving (but soon no longer flame retarding) caffeinated, carbonated, high fructose corn syrup product marketed as a drink. But please, don’t put that stuff in your body no matter how cool Mr. Davis makes it look.
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Two years in the making, Far From Home Movie tells the story of Brolin Mawejje and his bout to become Africa’s first Olympic snowboarder. Born in Kampala, Uganda, Brolin’s life has been a tumultuous journey of highs and lows, rejection and acceptance. With the support of his community, Brolin is realizing his potential as an Olympian and as a doctor with dreams of building a hospital in his country’s capital. Far From Home will premiere in the beginning of Winter 2015.
[Link: Far From Home]
Scion has created a new touring vehicle (party van) for Riley Hawk. It’s got a load of retro flavor including a working 8-Track stereo and full shag carpet and looks to be a one-of-a-kind xB for certain, according to a story on Carbuzz.com. Kind of makes us want to blast a little Nebula just to get in the mood.
Every since Kelly Slater busted out his frontside 720 in France last month it has become obvious that although skateboarders and snowboarders had figured out air rotation nomenclature years ago, some of the brightest minds in surfing were still having trouble sorting it all out. Now, thanks to Pierre’s little clip, this whole chapter can come to a peaceful conclusion. . . maybe.
Ah, fall. The time of year when we suit up, watch the leaves change color, and dream of Miss Reef 2015. . . Well, okay. Not the last one. But since Stabmag.com pointed it out, we couldn’t help but post it up as well (with as SEO friendly a headline as we could get). This definitely puts the “ass” in Just Passing Through.
Now, we’ll just sit back and see if this knocks Reef’s Over-Touched Assets off the top of our “most visited stories” list.
If you’d thought about traveling to New Zealand and haven’t, this edit of Mateia Hiquily getting all over NZ will make you put NZ on your bucket list immediately. It’s better than all that footage from Lord Of The Rings. For real.
Forest Bailey shows us all how great a snowboarder he is right up front with a nice little “skateboarding-in-a-park” section. No shame in that game. But then things really get going once he straps in. And while there were occasional hints at ocean going, Forest never once rode a real wave. Just watch and see. The only unfortunate bit is that darned colored cow on his snowboard. He needs to put that thing out to pasture before it takes over his life.
It’s been a long while since we checked in with Gary Rogers and Skateline. So, here you go. Seems like Gary has been keeping on keeping on all this time. Still funny. Still on point. Still doing it. Guess he’s not bored just yet.
TED talks are a lot like the food served in high school cafeterias: it looks interesting at first, but after a while it all begins taste the same. It could be someone talking about teaching crows to buy food, or how skateboarding can build an adult man, but the pacing, verbal styling, and Powerpoints make it look and sound the same.
In this TEDx Orange Coast, Element founder Johnny Schillereff attempts to explains his views on leadership through innocent passion. It definitely doesn’t taste the same as all the other TED talks. In fact, we’re still trying to figure out what the hell Johnny was talking about with his “no tipping points” and “upside down tipping points.” And what about the drum thing? If you know, please share the info.
We posted this Salomon Snowboards edit for one reason: the sound track. Sure it features the shred stylings of Jed Anderson, Louif Paradis, Chris Grenier, Harrison Gordon, Nils Mindnich, Kohei Kudou, Teddy Koo, and Chris Carr, but most importantly it kicks off with a “>Devo song. Yes, it’s that easy to own us.