This coming Saturday, 3/15/14, AK Boardroom, Hilltop Ski Area and Crude Mag are putting on a Think Thank inspired contest where you create the course! Registration starts at noon and the comp starts at 3pm. All ages welcome.
New Teaser ONLINE sneak peak on: http://www.snowboardermag.com/videos/think-thank-special-projects-right-turn-left-turn-teaser/
Think Thank's new Special Projects Division releases it's first video this year! Said movie, titled "Right Turn Left Turn" looks at the season of five snowboarders exploring the art of turning and everywhere it leads them. From a beginner’s side-slide to the perfect high speed carve, Think Thank Special Projects aims to show how the simple act of turning your board can unlock an entire universe of snowboard self expression. Chris Beresford, Max Warbington, Chris Larson, Jesse Burtner and Freddy Perry explore the world using their snowboards both to interpret what they see and to leave their own unique signature behind. Whether it be carving groomers, slashing powder, getting weird in the city or lapping the local park, it all starts with a Right Turn Left Turn.
This teaser is an early look at the project cut to the drumming of Alaskan, life long snowboarder, and drummer in New York’s A Place To Bury Strangers, Robi Gonzalez. The metronome sets the pace and as Robi progresses from the practice pad to the drum kit and beyond, the riders follow suit.
Think Thank Special Projects is a division of Think Thank committed to taking close looks at ideas, individuals, or movements within snowboarding. Right Turn Left Turn will be released together with Think Thank Almanac on Blu-Ray/DVD as well as separately on iTunes this coming August.
Network A was at SIA interviewing a cross section of snowboarders on the topic of the soul of snowboarding today.
Cory Smith, Jesse Burtner, JP Solberg and more share their thoughts on the anti-sport turned Olympic sport leading up to the Games.
SNEAK PEAK of the TEASER UP ON SNOWBOARDERMAG.COM TODAY AND TOMORROW!
The Think Thank Almanac 2014 is underway! The planets have aligned, the high yield crops chosen, the charts consulted and our predictions for the future of snowboarding are forth coming and sure to be astute! Spins, slides, styles, fabrics, monsoons, slashes, nourishment, flips, pant size, barley refreshment, galaxies, pies, danger, friendship, manners, drought and the body’s humors will all be astrologically predicted to within a mouse’s whisker of pure certainty. Welcome to the Think Thank Almanac 2014, the original snowboarder’s almanac, useful with a pleasant degree of hammers.
Featuring: Ted Borland, Brandon Hammid, Desiree Melancon, Nial Romanek, Mitch Richmond, Brandon Reis, Sam Hulbert, Parker Duke and Justin Keniston.
Stay tuned for the "RIGHT TURN LEFT TURN" teaser by Think Thank coming next week!
Featuring: Jesse Burtner, Chris Beresford, Max Warbington, Fredrik Perry and Chris Larson
SIA was in Denver last weekend. Home of the Broncos, the team we (Seattle) decimated in the Superbowl. More importantly to us though is Desiree winning Women's Video Part of the Year from Brain Dead Heart Attack and also, Women's Rider of the Year at the TWS Rider's Poll Awards! All that hard work paid off, and she's already killing it, stacking clips and working on a repeat performance in the Think Thank Almanac video dropping this Fall.
The speech. Over the years, we've seen some doozies. Desiree's evoked quite a reaction from the audience who were mostly talking and drinking during everyone else's speeches, so just being attention grabbing enough to earn the eyes and ears of the crowd really says something. It was kind of like a John Waters movie of a speech. Like how Pink Flamingo, or Pecker are sort of disturbing but funny and provocative at the same time. It was only a little political (no energy drink sponsor to pay for a front cover), mostly shocking (holding up both awards and yelling "double anal!", and all Desiree; a unique blend of all tastes; spicy, sweet, sour and salty. Way to go!
Online on here now! http://www.snowboardermag.com/videos/desiree-melancon-full-part-think-thanks-brain-dead-heart-attack/
With power, style, a deep trick bag, an insatiable work ethic, and a passion for good times, Desiree Melancon put out one hell of a heart-stopping video part this year in Think Thanks’ Brain Dead Heart Attack! Des has paid her dues over the years and worked hard to become the full-fledged hammer throwing badass she is today. Which makes it all the more sweet to see her winning awards and getting her just desserts! But it’s not about awards for Des, it’s about shredding, filming, laughing and pushing herself; and I can say with absolute confidence that you ain’t seen nothing yet! – Jesse Burtner
Get to Summit Central early this Saturday and sign up for Tube Tied! An event where every possible tube in existence at The Summit Parks are laid down in a collapsed Jenga like configuration. All ages are welcome to participate and get twisted!
Hot dogs will be grilling, Jesse Burtner will be MC-ing, Max Warbington the newest Think Thank addition will be there and a Lib Tech snowboard will be given away for the MOST TWISTED award. It's free to sign up folks so what's there to stop you!?
There's more?! The Summit at Snoqualmie is holding a video contest that starts off here at Tube Tied! From Saturday January 25th at Tube Tied to February 25th crews of up to 3 people (up to 2 riders and a filmer) can submit a Vimeo video to The Summit of their snowboard tom-foolery from Central's park with the chance to win Lib boards for all the team members, a Think Thank X REMCO shovel, and a bunch of other amazing prizes included an invitation to film with the Think Thank crew. Think Thank will be picking the winner. Come one come all and let's kick this thing off in style at TUBE TIED THIS SATURDAY!!!!
YoBeat may be like The Onion meets US Magazine but they sure know how to have fun while making their opinions known and work hard to keep their finger on the pulse of snowboarding. They listed some of their favorites among a selection of categories and had the people vote. And the results are in! Congratulations to Desiree Melancon voted Female Rider of the Year, and DWD for the Company of the Year!