Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fail week!

Yesterday after work I went to check out the park since the rails are all set up. I haven't been railing that much so took it kinda easy, mostly throwing 50-50's and BS Boards. There is one new rail that I'm not familiar with, I think it's called a DonkeyKick or DonkeyDick. Anyways, a fat downrail with a really short flat part at the end. I got no idea of what happened but after a few easy 55-50 180 out's I found myself flipping something like half an underflip onto my head/shoulder and got the wind knocked out of me big time.
My shoulder is fine but my ribcage didn't like it too much, a few of my ribs hurt at both ends where they end. I guess they're fractured abit, feels like the last time.
Today I noticed that my helmet didn't survive the crash, it had cracked all the way trough. Gotta use the old one until I get a new one.
On top of that one of the guys I'm living with came down with something that forces you to use the toilet ALOT for 2 different reasons. Therefore I have been spending as much time as possible away from home. So not that much editing done so far... :/
My ribs hurt too much to jump even small jumps and Sunday will be the only day I will have time to snowboard anyways.
Kaarle came shredding today and I desided to coach him. He landed his first fs540 on the first try after I gave him some advice, totally stoked for him.
Now I gotta quit because the movie is about to start soon, going to see the new Hobbit movie :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hitting the park!

So the frontslope park is ready, and I must say they did an awesome job as usual. 3hit run with small jumps on the left and bigger ones on the right. At the top you got one "cannon-tube" and a rainbow bow.
We filmed a few runs with Kaarle the other day and as soon as I got my new software (trial) set up I'm gonna edit something. We got some really weird looking versions of simple tricks, and ofc lots of no-grab spins. Most def sexy stuff.
Tried to film selfie runs the next day but I'ts damn hard, gonna try again tomorrow.

If you listen to Spotify when riding the park and like electronic music, try Nero. Not a new artist or anything but I find it gets me really hyped when riding park, lot's of energy, good stuff!

I should be able to get the edit done tonight or tomorrow. Depends on how well I manage the new software.

I've been working my 2 jobs like an animal but hopefully it will help me save enough money for some pow trips to Sweden and Norway.
The following month will be really intense when it comes to work due to the christmas season. This means I don't really feel like partying that much, or at all since I haven't had a drop of alcohol in 1 month and 1 day, hoooooray! Seriously, you save alot of money by not drinking at all.

All my christmas shopping is done and I'm left broke for the next 2 weeks, still awesome when you get to make people happy on christmas. I'm heading south for christmas for an amazing 3 day vacation haha.

I guess noone missed the Air&Style news, just seems to be the beginning for Sven Thorgren who seems to start of his season really strong.

He has been trying to get into the slopestyle scene a few times and it doesn't really seem to be going well this time either, then again the man is a machine so I guess we'll see who is doing and what at the olympics.
If you look at the picture it looks like he would have tiny legs, don't get me wrong, that guy is prolly fit as fuug. But still.... prolly the pants...

Time to start figuring out the editing software since the download is ready. I'll be back!

KAZU joining Adidas, that's a guy with style beyond anything. One of my favourite riders.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snowboarding until we get to snowboard some more!

It's been a slow start this season. Mainly because there isn't really enough snow to go offpiste that much and the park will get finished at the end of the incoming week.
As I wrote before, I sold my Ride MAchete and my Lib-Tech T.Rice board which left me with nothing for the groomers. So I've been riding the rental boards for the past weeks and I can't seem to find a board in the Nitro selection that I like. The Team 1.0 or whatever it's called was ok, basic camber which is nice on groomers.

I was working on the slalom world cup when they had the first race at Levi which was a cool experience. There's a hellalot of work that goes in to the competition that takes less than 6 hours across 2 days, completely insane. And you would think you'd get to follow the comp closer that anyone which is true, but between the stuff you have to do you actually just see the competitors pass by really fast and you have no idea of who's leading or anything. Still had a fun week.

Work start tomorrow, it's weird cos I feel abit nervous even tho I'm well prepared and I know how everything works. I'll be working long hours almost all week so I guess I'll be back to the old routine in a few days. Or not, lately there has been no routine what so ever.

The "park" in Kaarle's backyard is more epic than ever. This fall we built this platform from where we get speed for the rails. I't about 2m high, 2x2m wide, kinda overkill. And awesome.
We got the rails set up, the jumps and the takeoff shaped and "watered". Now we just gotta see when we both got time to film, and more than anything, try to get some skills!

Last thursday I got my new board, bindings and boots. I wanna ride the setup a few days before I reveal what I'll be riding this season. I'll prolly write a small review since it's kinda fun, and it might be helpful for some people considering the same gear.

Talking about new gear. I also sold the GoPro HD Hero2 and bought the HERO3+ Black Edition.
Here are some pictures taken in different conditions with the new GoPro.

I Have been filming some short clips on the groomersand will edit something small this week.

This picture is taken by Kaarle, I think it's an awesome picture and at the same time you get a sneak peak of the Vide-Oh! park at it's early stage.

Today the world lost Paul Walker from the Fast&Furious movies. In a car crash when he wasn't even driving himself.  Damn shame. I liked him as an actor and the movies will never be as good if they continue the Fast&Furious series with someone else in the lead role. R.I.P. Paul.