Snowboarding is much more than just banger after banger; It’s a journey, it’s euphoria, it’s pain, it’s excitement, it’s fear, it’s meeting new people, it’s sending it, it’s SNOWBOARDING.
Aaron was always the driving force behind this project. When it seemed like things weren’t gonna work out he always found a way to make it happen. He loved a challenge! I spent this last winter traveling around to many of his favorite places, meeting up with friends, and making some new ones along the way. I feel so lucky to have been able to share such great times with such an amazing person.
When Aaron passed away in Chile this last July it was hard to even think about the movie, let alone sit down and edit hours of his footage from the winter. It wasn’t until Blake Paul sent me an email highlighting the fact that one of Aaron’s goals all season was to get everyone down to Chile and film a segment for the movie that I came to realize something that should have been so obvious. We had to head South and finish what he had started. Although we were physically missing the one person who really should have been on that trip I feel like he was actually with us more than ever. We’ll miss you A-ROB!
So we’ve come to the end of this season’s Better Daze episodes but fear not these boys are just getting started. Along with Belzile’s guidance, Jake Kuzyk and Steve Cartwright spin the revolver in the the Whistler backcountry…. Don’t believe me? Check out the video and keep an eye on these guys, by next year, I’ll be the one telling you “I told you so”.
Snowboarding is fun so have fun snowboarding! Until next time my friends….
Push.ca and K2 Snowboarding have teamed up for a second year to present K2uesdays: a weekly give-away contest held every Tuesday! Starting next week a brand new K2uesdays video, hosted by Whistler shredder/personality Robjn Taylor and starring an array of Canadian K2 team riders, will drop right here on Push.ca. All you have to do is watch the video to learn the answer to a skill-testing question required to enter… although you’ll want to watch the videos for entertainment purposes anyway, trust us.
A new prize can be won each week between now and December 6th. Then a grand prize will be given away through our final K2uesdays video on December 13th. The best part? Every time you enter the weekly K2uesdays contest, assuming you don’t win, you earn an entry into the grand prize contest. So enter every week for more chances to win!
With nothing but bad weather in the forecast Jake, Matt and Steve pack up the truck and head out to Prince George BC for a little jib mission. In this episode we learn that Jake likes hotels with porches, Belzile is always smiling and Steve shouldn’t be allowed to drive the truck.
All music in the Better Daze series is from Tin Sparrow. Check them out on iTunes.
The thoughts of K2 go out the the family and fellow friends of Aaron Robinson. News of his tragic passing has made us all reflect on his life and infectious smile. Over the last few days it has been incredible to hear all the good words people are saying and posting despite the difficulty it is to find those words. As all of us at K2 process the news and our feelings we have collected some words, drawings, and best of times photos that we are sharing as part of the remembrance of a person we all loved so much.
“Yesterday a gem in the snowboard world passed on. Aaron Robinson (A Rob) has suddenly left us…..doing what he loved; snowboarding with friends in Chile. When a life is cut abruptly short there are no words, just feelings and memories. I feel blessed to have gotten to know A Rob at a K2 photo shoot last August in Chile, and I smile when I think of his contagious passion and pure spirit….not to mention he ripped! A Rob you will be missed but never forgotten because you’ve left a contagious way of living life that will be celebrated and shared by everyone you touched along the way. My condolences to the Robinson family and all of his friends.” – Gretchen Bleiler
Words from Frequency Snowboarding
A collection of photos we had of A-Rob over the years