01/09/2010 | by Tom Copsey
How did Douglas Adams put it? “Life… is like a grapefruit. It’s orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.” Whatever that means, it reminds us of our regular This Week in Snowboarding. Once more we have combed the internet in search of the finest flakes of snowboarding dandruff. And we found ‘em!
You are a Park City local? Well, the guys in the weird Paradise teaser are. Do you speak Polish? Great, neither do we. Luckily, this jib edit from Czarna Góra requires no Slavic skills. TWS digs out MFM, LeBlanc, Wittlake and Forgash in the classic Burning Bridges. Kalle Ohlson now rides for Artec. Shaun White wins silver at the X Games vert contest, and here’s why. And: Oh Frankie, what did you do this time?
The excellent Ducksjen teaser has been released. Again the Same is a decent shred flick from Estonia. The Almost Cool teaser is, well, almost cool. Camp of Champions recycle last year’s footage. The Angry Snowboarder recycles a shred classic – Smell the Glove. Cyrus Morgenstern is an eight-year-old rider. Why do we not want to meet his mother? Terje is a jibber now!
We post yet another Right Brain Left Brain teaser. Fisheye Friday gives you insights into the Aussie shred scene. Why it gets published on a Monday we don’t know. Here’s a Camp of Champions Best Of Edit. And here are Baw Baw’din episodes 2 & 3, straight from the Southern Hemisphere.
We post the highlights of the Australian Dew Hut Jam. It’s All About Snowboarding hails from Italy. Yobeat posts a nice Mt Hood party edit. If you don’t own it yet, get yourself a Banshee Bungee! The Rome Local Gnar video contest judging is on, and if nothing else the rider intros are worth watching. Regular Camber? Reverse Camber? Eero Ettala doesn’t give a fark.
Torstein Horgmo talks triple corks. Jess Kimura talks Peep Show. The US warms to the dryslope idea. Snowboarder Magazine posts a good Spin to Win edit. The Dew Tour goes Superpipe. Erik Leon shreds some summer slush. Ellery Hollingsworth shreds Northstar-at-Tahoe. Luke Mitrani joins Volcom. LeBlanc and Bell have the blues. Dryslope riding is so gully. Someone goes riding in Idaho. In summer. And: Todcast the Movie is coming up!
The HCSC Session 5, the legendary Videograss Session, is out. The NZ Open will introduce a live scoring system. Trouble Andrew writes a terrible song. Down Under is stepping it up with the Red Bull Performance Camp. Twice.
We interview Andreas Wiig and Pat Moore. Nick Visconti shreds pow in Chile. The House of 1817 crew shreds Mt Hood. Includes various off-hill antics. This is what shredding in Argentina looks like these days.
That’s all for this week. Have a good weekend everyone, and don’t forget: Morphine is one helluva drug.