30/12/2010 | by Uli Köhler
From tomorrow on we’ll have to get used to writing down ’2011′ on all official documents. People from the UK are always appalled at our sense of fireworks safety measures. “My first New Year’s Eve in Munich was like being back in Vietnam,” was the way our English ed put it. Oh well, there has to be something Germans are unorganised about. Pro tip for fireworks: Don’t use them on New Year’s Eve, store them in a dry place for later! Now you can terrify friends and family all year long. Happy New Year!
Like in the previous month we started things with an ancient shred flick – this time Isenseven’s first ever movie ‘New Noise‘. Our senior photog Matt Georges appeared in this neat Billabong clip. David Bertschinger Karg got his own video profile from Smith Optics. And All Plugged Up was an excellent free movie. We really suck at filming and editing, but somehow our little interview with Peetu Piiroinen got a lot of attention:
Then there was the Air&Style in Beijing. Think of it what you want, but we created a live blog and posted the best tricks and a highlight video. Get in the Van 2 was a banger of a free movie. Like so many good riders before him Halldor Helgason signed for Nike 6.0. And the Pow-Pod caused quite a stir, and so did Dan Brisse’s full part from Poachers X. But quite honestly, everyone preferred Scott Stevens‘ clip:
The YES. crew rode the Whistler back- and frontcountry. We posted all Airblaster Family Portraits in one go. The Euro Nike 6.0 team rode Keystone in a shockingly bad edit, and Jamie Anderson posted a shockingly good edit of herself riding in Tahoe. Xavier De Le Rue launched his own webisode series called Timeline. And how to describe Eero Ettala’s part from the Nitro movie? Doesn’t matter – just watch it yourself!
The Dew Tour kicked off in Breckenridge and Torstein Horgmo, Louie Vito, Jamie Anderson and Queralt Castellet won in their disciplines. The Willett brothers showed that they are insane, we posted a gem called ‘Bad Santa‘, and then we started summing up each month of the year in posts called “This Year in Snowboarding.” No wait, this cross reference might damage the space-time continuum.
Have a good one everyone, see you on the other side!