The Grand Finale of 2012 will culminate with footage from Shaun McKay, Leanne Pelosi and our great friend and brother Aaron Robinson and the Manifest crew. Plain and simple, snowboarding kicks ass and anyone lucky enough to ride is blessed with the opportunity. Enjoy snowboarding my friends because it straight up rules!
In 2011/2012 Robbie Walker filmed for Givin and put together one damn nice part. Here is his footage re-edited for the K2 Team Promo DVD.
Snow is falling across the globe including right here in the good ole USofA so please sit back and let your mouth water. After all it’s Friday. Happy Weekend…. think snow!
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!
Recognized as one of the industry’s first premier big mountain specific snowboards, the K2 Eldorado has roots from 1995 culminating in 2008 as Wille Yli-Luoma’s signature graphic and design. Since its inception, the Eldo has maintained the classic star spangled colorway and 2008 was no different. So what was the inspiration behind the art in 2008? We asked Wille to unwrap K2 Snowboarding’s final Eldorado.
In collaboration with friend and artist, Antti Rastivo the art for the K2 Eldorado back in ’08 was inspired by the backcontry. “The idea came from topographic maps and zones we flew over trying to ride,” says Wille. “It was important to me also to keep the clean simple look with a base that popped real well. I choose to work with Antti each year because we feed really well off each other. He is very open to working with ideas I have and easy about changing things around if need be. Antti’s art is super cool and in my mind seems to be ahead of its time each year.”
R.I.P. K2 Eldorado. By the way, Wille has been crushing it with K2 for over ten years. His board of choice these days is the Turbo Dream
That’s right kiddies, the very first snowboard mag of the season is out! Tons of awesome new photos, 2010 outerwear guide, and these sweet shots of K2 riders Wille Yli-Luoma (still one of the sickest methods ever) and Louie Fountain shredding pow in Oregon in the new SNOWBOARDER MAG …. on shelves now.
Louie rides his personally designed Believer featuring all new FLATLINE technology. This board includes artwork from his younger brother and quotes from his daughter. He is also on the Auto Ever Bindings and T1 Boots featuring all new Boa-CONDA liner lacing system.