#snowboarding


DIY Helmet Cam for Snowboarding & Skiing

I ded­i­cate the fol­low­ing video to the homie Keno for sure! Haha…

He’s been think­ing of doing some­thing like this and usu­al­ly holds his Pow­er­shot with his right hand while going down the slopes. The only prob­lem with his tech­nique is that it some­what hin­ders his bal­ance. One the oth­er hand, the only down side to prob­a­bly hav­ing the cam­era on your head is that you real­ly got to be care­ful of how you ride, and not get into some sort of face plant, aka. kiss­ing pow­der =)

Here’s a live shot of it in use:

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Source via Greyscale Goril­la.

PS. Hor­ry cow—it’s still dump­ing in Tahoe since last week’s storm. Check out the con­di­tions via Snow Bomb.

Nike Snowboard Boots Fall/Winter 2008

It seems that Nike is set to release its Fall/Winter 2008 line of snow­board boots. They pro­mot­ed their new line via some toy boots (as in the pho­tos in this post). I won­der who Nike will get to join their team. For sure not Shaun White as he just inked a 10-year endorse­ment deal with Bur­ton ear­ly this year. That, and it’s just going to be weird see­ing him go with Nike as Bur­ton has been there since he was a lit­tle kid.

I have to give it to Nike though, they’ll prob­a­bly attract some share of the mar­ket as they are a well known brand. I just don’t know if they will attract those sea­son-rid­ers (such as myself) as I have been a brand-whore with Thir­tyT­wo in terms of snow­board boots. They are just damn com­fort­able and does what it needs to do to have me ride all day/night long.

Any­ways, time will tell if Nike’s snow­board­ing line will be a hit or miss1.

Source via Ctothe­JL.

  1. PS. Nike—if you need a tester/reviewer, I’ll be more than up for it =) []

Mammoth Mtn. Trip Photos Up

Two-thirds of the 15-hour-SF-to-Mammoth-drive Crew

Caren, Jenn and I left Fri­day, 3/31 around 2pm.ish from SF/Alameda. With rainy weath­er, Fri­day traf­fic, an avalanche, bath­room-breaks, mul­ti­ple road clo­sures and detours, etc… we final­ly man­age to arrive at Mam­moth Lakes Sat­ur­day, 4/1 around 6am. Being that we only had one day to board, I didn’t even sleep after tak­ing the 13-hour-dri­ve shift. Man… I was knocked out Sat­ur­day night. Good times.

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