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….
With only a couple days left in Northern BC the guys get a few more session in before its time to head back home were the weather is rumored to be turning around. In this episode we learn that Steve will say just about anything to avoid getting kicked out of a spot, Belzile can make the best of any situation and Jake is a ridiculously good skater.
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.
In their quest for better weather conditions, K2 Snowboard Canadian team riders Jake Kuzyk, Matt Belzile, Steve Cartwright and filmer Nate Laverty drive into the unknown in hopes of finding some better days to get the final shots for their upcoming video parts. Better Daze is a 3 part web series that documents life on the road – their trip takes them from Whistler to the BC interior and back.
It seems like Ottawa-born shredder Matt Belzile graduated from grom to veteran in the blink of an eye. Wasn’t it just yesterday when his first am interviews appeared? Reality check: It was in fact five years ago when he moved to Whistler and got hooked up by Westbeach (who he still rides for and also works for). One year later he added K2 to his sponsor list, and began filming with Alterna Films under the mentorship of then teammate and current boss Jon Cartwright.
While Belzile began, he no doubt looked up to top Canadian dogs like Cartwright, but he can now count himself among them. He splits his time between contests and a full-time filming schedule with ease (witness his totally bananas backside 1260s at this year’s Shakedown), and somehow manages to be a contributing member of the Westbeach staff; not just a team rider who breezes in and out of product meetings and photo shoots. He’s also stepped up to the top video ranks, earning a spot on the Standard Films rider roster this season.
“I’ve been trying to get into American videos for a while,” he explains. “Last season I filmed for Variety Pack’s Not Bad, based out of Utah. I had a decent part in it and my American K2 team manager worked some magic and got me on Standard. I was pretty hyped on that!”
The best part about Belzile is that he’ll be the last person to tell you these things. Low-key and cool to a fault, he typically seems content to allow his accomplishments (and his avid supporters) speak on his behalf. I ran into him a few times this season, and even did a run or two with him: in the Blackcomb beginner park with Jesse Fox and Robjn Taylor. The fact that he was as stoked to hit some tiny jibs with friends as he was to take down the mighty Shakedown jump says it all.
Click here to read the entire interview: http://www.push.ca/blogs/matthsn/archive/2010/05/07/matt-belzile-s-no-rookie.aspx
The latest issue of Snowboard Mag features a night gallery where K2 Riders Erik Van Assche, Matt Belzile, and Danny Larson are showing us their night riding skills. The sun goes down and these guys don’t stop. Pick up the January issue today!