January 29, 2009

Mitch Allan's 09 Setup



After heading away with a couple of boards, Mitch is down to shredding the following setup pretty much all the time.

Custom 156, P1.1 Bindings in Black and Black Ion Speedzone boots.

Mitch in Jackson Hole

Mitch just dropped in a line from Jackson Hole where it is dumping. He is on the road with Australian NZ Snowboarding magazine and lead by the fearless Chris McAlpine. Check this shot of Mitch at the top. Apparently they have had a few days of constant snow and just recently been able to get out.


January 28, 2009

A Korean Experience


I have just returned to Colorado from Korea where I spent a week at Sungwoo Resort for the World Championships.

After a long flight and bus ride we arrived at Sungwoo at 2am to discover people still out snowboarding. The hill is open till 4am on the weekends and they play 90's pop music loud enough to penetrate your dreams (that is if you manage to get to sleep at all).
Something is happening 24hrs a day at the resort, its a huge hotel with a supermarket, restaurants, bars, ten pin bowling, karaoke, ping pong, pool and an arcade.

I shared a room with Holly Crawford and we were lucky enough to score one that looked straight out to the halfpipe and big air site. It was the only plus that came with a smelly, dirty hotel room with no bed frames, just mattresses on the floor.



The competition wasn't such a success for me as I took it easy having just returned from injury, but my Aussie team mate Holly Crawford had some very impressive runs and finished in 2nd place behind Chinese rider Jiayu Liu.


After such a great result everyone was in the mood for some celebrating so a group of us watched the big air finals from our room then headed down for some bowling.
After much enjoyment the bowling began to get a little rowdy as people instead of balls were sliding down the alleys...we decided it was time to move on to karaoke where we crowded into little booths to sing our hearts out to old favorites till the wee hours of the night!

All in all we had a great time in Korea despite questionable food, unpleasant smells and an interesting take on accommodations.





January 17, 2009

Colorado

I've spent the last couple of weeks in Colorado, riding Copper Mountain and Breckenridge with Holly Crawford, Nate Johnstone and Kiwi Paula Mitchell. Despite the freezing temperatures we've had heaps of fun riding the park and pipe and finding powder patches amongst the trees.


This evening we have the pleasure of enjoying the boredom of an airport hotel before we depart for Korea in the morning. We will spend the next week competing in the world champs at Sungwoo resort.

January 16, 2009

Burton European Open Vid

Here is a vid from the European open that is going on at the moment. This includes the final runs.

Danny Davis beat off Peetu and Shaun to take the win. epic conditions and the course looks so good

video

January 13, 2009

New Burton Stash Park, Flachauwinkl

Burton just launched it's newest Stash Park in Flachauwinkl, Austria. If you want an pronunciation on that one you might just have to visit.

The Burton Euro team were there to shred on the opening day. for more check out their blog "from Europe with love"




Dmitry Fesenko



Marko Grilc


Chris Sörman


Inside the Hut


Marko Grilc and Sani Alibabic

January 9, 2009

On the move, Poland, Tahoe and Colorado

Just heard back fro the team and people are on the move.

Hannah scored herself an upgrade on the flight to the USA and flew business all the way into Copper mountain where she is hitting up what she calls a perfect Copper pipe.

Jye arrived in Tahoe about 10 days ago and Tom Pelley left Japan and is now in Poland. Poland what the fuck! He is traveling with Liam Kaska and the two of them have set up a blog for their trip which started in japan and will go around the world before landing them back in Tahoe. There are a few shots from the Blog Below. Thanks Liam Kaska and "Liam and Toms Adventures"

Check it







Tom at the world's busiest streets, the famed Shibuya Crossing

January 2, 2009

Hannah Trigger at Mt Hood

Trigger Brothers just sent this through to me. Hannah Trigger with a huge backside 540 last spring at Mt Hood. 

Happy New Year To Everyone

Where ever you are and whatever your doing !
Hope you are having good times..
Here is a little Shot of Brighton Utah from New Years eve.