Beats Working

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Last season, we got together with Tim Eddy, Hannah Eddy, Stratton Matteson, Destry Serna and Alex Maros to explore the wonders of snowboarding in and around Bend, Oregon. From the flowiest hot laps at Mt. Bachelor, to untracked splitboarding in the burnt forest of Santiam Pass, to the sneaky sidepow at Willamette Pass we pretty much scored across the board. All in all, riding powder with your friends definitely Beats Working. (Side note: HOLY COW we found the goods)

Destry Serna was heating it up so much he had to lose the beanie. P: Colton Jacobs

Film: Nick Meilleur & Doug Jambor
Edit: Nick Meilleur
Music: “Garepuss” & “Not There” by Jacob Lundgren and Tom Eddy // People Everywhere (Still Alive) by Khruangbin
Special Thanks: Mt. Bachelor, Willamette Pass, Mother Nature

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Keep The Change at Timberline

Timberline at Mount Hood is often seen as the holy grail of summer snowboarding (and for good reason), but what happens between the wet winter and the influx of summer camps is a mystery. The Keep The Change gang answers all of these questions and more in three minutes, and it’s safe to say that hot laps on Stormin’ Norman have never looked so good.

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Splitboard Radical! Tips from Tim & Hannah Eddy

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The stoke is real. | Colton Jacobs photo

With spring upon us, we wanted to get onto the proverbial right foot for spring splitboard season! We figured who better to chat with than splitboarding power couple Tim & Hannah Eddy. Their ongoing environmental awareness project Do Radical is one of the coolest things in not only snowboarding but the WORLD right now. Their current endeavor “Split the Difference” is a splitboarding photography book with all proceeds going to Protect Our Winters!

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With that in mind here is the chat we had with the duo.

-Why do you splitboard? 

It sums up our values in the world. You get to enjoy the moment. The pace is slower (no powder panic! 😱). It allows you to appreciate the natural world, it’s environmentally friendly, and provides countless moments of radical!

-What are your top 5 locations?

West Shore Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose, Donner Summit, Eastern Sierras, and anywhere with soft snow!

-What are your top 10 splitboarding tips/things not to forget?

Be bold, start cold. By that we mean leave the trail head wearing minimal layers, because once you’re moving you’re going to get hot! Always pack a little more food and water than you think. Throw a couple ski straps in your pack in case of skin malfunction, that way you can strap ’em down. Skin management, keep ’em warm and dry. Know before you go, check avalanche reports and dig snow pits. Splitboarding is better with friends. Always pack backcountry tools and know how to use them. Favorite snack…PB&J! Bring a tool. Enjoy the journey, it’s not all about the ride down.

-Could you both tell us your split setup and why you like it?

Tim: 165 Joy Driver Split, long effective edge for traction on the climb up and rips through all kinds of snow conditions on the way down!

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Hannah: 152 Northern Lite, stiff enough to handle the mountain but still has a surfy and fun feel.

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The Radical Roamer!

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Now’s your chance to come up on your own Splitboard! Enter below to win a 158 Joy Driver Split Package if you’re a dude or a 152 Northern Lite package if you’re a lady. Powabunga friends! Full contest rules here

CRUISE — Starting the Season Off Right.


Words & Video by Nick Meilleur | Photos by Colton Jacobs /// What an opening month of shredding December was. Mother Nature arrived in the PNW with a resounding blizzard and did not let up for quite some time. Kael Martin, Greg Phillips, Jay Kelly and John Shaw set out to enjoy the goods on opening day at The Summit at Snoqualmie and Alpental. It was pretty hard to find any part of the mountain that wasn’t a ripping good time!

Greg, Shaw and Jay | Colton Jacobs photo

Greg, Shaw and Jay

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Hotlapping some of our favorite zones, everyone was real stoked at how light the snow was thanks to lower than average temps we are seeing this winter. Perfect for getting our shred legs back up and running!

Greg, Jay and Kael

Greg, Jay and Kael

Greg sending a backflip. The landing didn't quite work out, but it still looked cool.

Greg sending a backflip. The landing didn’t quite work out, but it still looked cool.

Sometimes you get bit by the pit

Sometimes you get bit by the pit  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The northwest is known for its interesting vegetation, and accumulation of features: pillows, stunt ditches, tree jibs, the list goes on. While the early snowfall did provide excellent coverage, it was fun seeing trees, shrubs and sticks that are usually completely covered up showing their heads (amidst deep pow).

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Kael gettin' twiggy wit it.

When we weren’t hitting the side stashes, the slopes were a medley of slashes, bashes, carves and airs.

Mandatory artsy "from the lift" shot of Kael

Kael with a nice carve.

Jay Kelly

Jay serving up some style on the Party Platter. This tail grab 3 was a particular beauty.

At the end of the day, we just wanted to keep ridin’ powder. Lucky for us, the snow came back and free refills became the new policy.

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Greg and Kael hidin’ in the white room.

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We’re stoked on what’s to come, hope your season is also off to a great start!

 

 

 

Adrian Krainer 2015 Season Edit

Need motivation to shred this season? Adrian Krainer will inspire you. His 2015 season edit has us psyched to shred. Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for Mr. Krainer this upcoming winter. He’s doing big things. Check out the edit below and enjoy.

Hood to Coast – K2 Women’s Alliance shreds Oregon.

Join the K2 Women’s Alliance on a journey from Mt. Hood to the coast of Oregon. Whether snow or surf these ladies draw inspiration from their surroundings and it translates into the latest K2 products. Enjoy the edit below and learn more at www.k2snowboarding.com/womens-alliance.

Howl Team Intro featuring Jake Kuzyk, Danny Larsen and Nick Dirks

Introducing the HOWL Team…

Leanne Pelosi in P.S. Revelstoked at Tailgate BC

Hana, Robin and Leanne head to Tailgate BC for some deep pow riding and man games.

Videograss Minor Leakage with Danny Larsen

Jake Kuzyk in Whistler BC with Videograss

Whistler keeps getting pounded by big snowstorms followed by windows of glorious sunshiny days. These are the conditions that snowboard film crews dream about. We celebrate the bounty with Jake Kuzyk at the Videograss mancamp in Whistler. Just look at all that snow….thumbs up for snow.