We went to Russia. We made this edit. It was crazy. That's about it. Full story/photo recap on snowboarder.com
Quick edit of the Marginal Way fundraiser Cinco De Margo featuring Matt Penwell, Greg DeHart, Connor Fregeau, Johnny Weir, Phil Hansen, and Jesse Lindloff. Song by Zorched Relm
We drove down to the Holy Bowly and filmed all the skateboarding/snowboarding that happened along the way.
A quick little mission in search of wenatchos
What are you going to do with your year, winter, day, run or off that side hit? Hopefully not waste it wondering what could have been. Over here at Think Thank we say occupy your moments! The Weather Outside is Weather no matter what you do, so you might as well enjoy it. Speculation be damned! Analysis paralysis be gone! The earth spins, the wind howls, the snow falls and about all one can do, aside from cowering in the flickering phone light, is to grab the crew and go ride. Whatever time, temp, odds, odd ball or obstacle is in front of us our crew is assembled and spiraling off in to the inner space of mini shred and the open abyss of mega rad. From Alaska to Amsterdam, Snoqualmie to Sochi no patch will be left un-worked. We'll stretch our legs on copious garbage lid lay overs along the journey of suspended reality digging deep in to the creative ids of Think Thank's progressive snowboard explorers; Ted Borland, Ryan Paul, Brandon Reis, Max Warbington, Jesse Burtner, Freddy Perry, Sammy Spiteri, Nial Romanek, Justin Keniston, Parker Duke, Ben Bogart, Phil Hansen, Ryland West and The Big Mess. Along this journey won't know much, but we'll know we love snowboarding and that the Weather Outside is Weather and that that may be all we need to know.
Made possible with the support of:
Lib Tech, Sessions, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Dinosaurs Will Die, Coal, diecutstickers.com, Dang Shades, iNi, Arbor, Snowboarder, Frequency, Method Mag
"There's as many reasons to get up as there are to stay down." someone probably said in a sports movie.
Insane new edit from Marcus Rand with some heater clips by RP
White buffalo slayer Ted Borland shuts it down with his iconic smooth style applied to some of the gnarliest street terrain imaginable. Seemingly unaware of the limitations of metal edges Ted just "leans back" to get through a cornucopia of knobs, rough cement or rusty rails. Proving to all confused authority and super citizens that you can't stop skate (or snowboarders) with skate stoppers because you can't see the future, only people like Ted can. Enjoy a peek at the future as Big Smooth perfectly rotates his crops and gets curtains with a mixture of creativity, style and stunts.
The legend of Chip and Des.
When snowboarding Justin "Chip" Keniston flows through the streets like water through an aqueduct, he was born to it. A chill dude, not one to fly the "yeah me!" flag, Chip is more interested in the friends, spots, tricks and laughs along the way. Often traversing the states between the Portlands, ME to OR, with his board and dog Red as companions, spreading the word of good style and great friendships. Once along the way he stopped on a dusty road at one of thousands of America's "roadside attractions" between Springfield and El Paso. It was "The World's Biggest Ball of Fire!" or at least that's what the sign said. Below it sat Desiree Melancon.
She was seven feet tall, with liquid hot iron running through her veins. Her hair changed colors and her tattoos spoke. Her snowboard was sharper than a Hatori Hanzo sword (and had killed more ninjas) and her voice carried up the valley so clearly it's power alone shaped kickers.
Chip took all this in and said "We should film a part together." And so they did and the rest is history.
Enjoy Chip and Des from "Methods of Prediction"
The extra stuff we have filmed between then and now. Ryan Paul, Brandon Reis, Phil Hansen, Mikey Swearingen, and everyone else we met along the way.
Kimbo Slice with one of the heaviest rail parts we've ever seen.