The countdown is coming to a close, it wont be long before K2 Snowboarding and Ride Snowboards descend on HCSC for the much anticipated Team Sports event. Team Sports was conceptualized from the idea of really bringing kids together with pros during a contest. We’ve gathered six pro athletes, three from K2 and three from Ride (Jake Kuzyk, Nick Dirks, Johnny Brady, Derek Lever, Spencer Schubert and Danimals) to captain their respected teams to victory.
Here’s how it works:
Fifty-six tricks have been listed, twenty-eight rail and twenty-eight jump ranging from 50-50 to Seatbelt 540′s. Each team is challenged to land as many of the tricks as possible, the team in the end with the most complete will win and have their team name engraved into the Team Sports trophy which will live at HCSC all summer long. Even if you’re not signed up for session two we still highly recommend you get on hill for this event, we’ll have a hot dog waiting for ya.
Jake Kuzyk not only films epic snowboard video parts but he also produces, films and edits raw skate videos. Call it the best independent skate film of the year if you will, there’s no question Jake’s a talented kid and if this project is any indication we can bet his snowboard part in Video Grass’s new Mayday flick will be just as sick.
Leanne Pelosi has spent the last ten years paving the way for female snowboarders not just in the streets but the backcountry as well. It’s no wonder ESPN has named her among the top 50 women of action sports. Congratulations Leanne, here’s to ten more years!
Photo: Ashley Barker courtesy of ESPN
The ManBoys are a mostly sublunar group of friends based out of Whistler, who love to snowboard and have important meetings. They are Mark Sollors, Rusty Ockenden, Jody Wachniak, Robjn Taylor, Matt Belzile, and Chris Rasman.
Follow @themanboys and @mattbelzile on Instagram for important news, meeting minutes & track the release of their web series.
The Manboys Teaser from TheManBoys on Vimeo.
Team Sports is unlike any snowboard event done before bringing HCSC campers and pros together around a good ol day of snowboarding. Fifty-six tricks, one rail and one jump to determine the winning team. If you’re signed up for session two you’re already stoked and if you haven’t signed up for camp yet we recommend you shoot for June 26 – July 3. We’ll have burgers waiting for ya and an opportunity to go down in HCSC history.
It’s 4am as I come to, awakened by the sound of uncontrollable solitary laughter only to doze right back off as if passing through a dream. Come to find out on day two of our road trip that Nick Dirks had unknowingly pissed all over the bathroom door in our RV. That was the first twenty-four hours of a 1.5 week long road trip out to the Holy Bowly at Park City with a stop at Mt. Bachelor along the way.
Seven athletes, two filmers, two photographers, two mountains and one goal – Have fun with our friends. I’ll be honest we don’t have Red cameras or heli budgets, we don’t have outlandish production availability or a fleet of snowmobiles ready to rip at the sign of a break in the weather; what we do have is an insanely talented group of snowboarders who love hanging out and snowboarding together. It’s only obvious that the best way to mix this drink is to get everyone in the same place at the same time and tell them to go apeshit and use the content generated for 15.16 advertising purposes. Here is a sneak peak at what we saw along the way. Be on the lookout for an edit dropping this fall and until then enjoy the summer. Don’t forget to piss all over the bathroom door, it’s funny as hell!
Crew: Tim Eddy, Chris Beresford, Johnny Brady, Nick Dirks, Shaun McKay, Gray Thompson, Alex Rodway, Justin L’Heureux, Sam Tuor, Jered Garrison and me Peter Mullenbach.
Tim Eddy and a gang of rats
Everyone likes Muff…
We are back with a new short film! BARREN BLISS, is an adventure into the desolate high desert, a place you don’t come across too many snowboarders. Needless to say, we discovered it provided a bounty of great snow and great times.
Please enjoy this film! Take 7 minutes out of your busy day and let us take you to that happy place in your head where you are turning through fresh snow and hollering at all your buds.
BARREN BLISS from WARP WAVE on Vimeo.
Ultra tech describes Beresford’s style on a snowboard the best, kid has an insane skate style that shines bright through his snowboarding. Enjoy.
Shaun McKay is a beast taking landings and lines most overlook.
Detroit with the Video Grass crew is an experience to be told. Jake Kuzyk, Nick Dirks, Mark Wilson, Darrell Mathes, Justin Meyer and Justin L’Heureux lurked through the streets of Detroit earlier this week. Detroit, MI once one of the more dominant cities in the nation has turned dormant in many cases where businesses and homes have been abandoned, city streets on the verge of ruin and violence amid the country’s greatest. A bit on edge leading into the trip it soon became apparent that despite all the negative exposure, Detroit is a city of friendly people and even friendlier police who are just hyped to see film crews exposing the city in positive light.
- This ended up on Justin Meyer’s hotel door, haha