June 30, 2009

Behind The Scenes With I Heart Winter

Nick Gregory is working on an exciting new project this winter called I Heart Winter. I Heart Winter will give you an insight into the snow lifestyle of some of Australia's top snowboarders. These mini episodes will screen on Fuel TV and Mountain Watch during the season to keep you amped between trips to the hill.

Nick is in charge of this project from filming, editing, to coming up with who to cover, so you could say he has a bit on this season. We tagged along while he captured Jye Kearney and Tom Pelley for two separate up coming episodes.

Hit the image of Jye's head to go check out episode one "Jye Kearney Secret Stash".

The chair lift crew.

Nick recording some snowboard type audio

Getting mood shots.

Riding on the other side of the lens.

Make sure you keep up to date with the series on Fuel TV or if you don't have cable then bookmark mountainwatch.com

Issue 2 Aus & Nz Snowboarder

Issue 2 of Australia and New Zealand Snowboarder is out on the shelves. If you had been following our Twitter you would of seen Jye Kearney checking out his 7 page interview and Tom Pelley reading about his day job.

Plus if you kept up to date with See My Method you would know that there is a 5 page story on Japan in this issue featuring Nick Gregory and Mitch Allan as we posted a video from the story last week.

We try our best to keep you in the know.

Jye checking out his backside 180 melon at Thredbo.

Tom checking out his tree ride to backside 180 out in Tahoe.

June 29, 2009

It Is Official The 2009 Cattleman's Rail Jam Is All Go.

Keep the Saturday the 11th of July free people as you know the Cattleman's Rail Jam event at Mt Buller is one you don't want to miss.

This year there are 4 wild card spots and to be eligible you will need to register at the Burton demo tent at 9am on the 11th. Qualification for the wild card spots starts at 12pm in the Mt Buller park.

The crew at Transfer Magazine are putting on the after party at the Kooroora, as what event is complete without a few drinks after the prize money is won.

Any enquiries hit up HQ at 02 9935 9000 or keep seemymethod.com.au bookmarked as we will always keep you in the loop.

June 26, 2009

The Winner Is...

The winner of the Burton Zoom Pro Pack is Trent from Victoria. He tells quite the tale of how the previous home to his beloved 20D let him down. It was a hard choice as we had a number of quality entries to win the pack, therefore we have a few runner up prizes going out as well as everyone who entered will get a little something from us to say thanks. So after you read Trent's tale go out and wait for the mail man.

"Ahoy there chaps and chapettes, I would like to regale you with a story that happened to me last year. Sit back, get comfy, grab a pillow and a Snuggie if you would like, and I shall spin you a yarn so sordid in details it will make your bowels shake with regret, so contemptible you think it not to be true probably not but read on anyways.

It was a carefree and jovial southern hemisphere winter, the winter of ‚08. I was young and starry eyed, a boy of 24 and like every other winter and 24 year old lad, I was excited for a season of snowboarding. However, unlike every other year this year was to be different. This was tops, the year to trump all years as I was the proud holder of a Jetstar ticket to New Zealand. I was going snowboarding OVERSEAS.

Now, before we go any further, I‚d like to take you on a trip even further down memory lane, to the Christmas one year prior. It was a carefree and jovial winter in the southern hemisphere, and I a youthful and quixotic man-child of 23 was excited for what Santa had brought me in the night. Early that fateful morning I awoke with a smile on my face, and excitement in my heart as I ran down the stairs at full speed in my holiday footy pyjamas. I tore into my presents, opening disappointing holiday sweater after holiday sweater. That was until I came to a modest sized box that didn‚t sound like clothing at all. I shook it frantically trying to guess what it was, being met only by a clanking noise and my mother‚s stern words saying I‚d break it. I shred the wrapping paper and dug my nails into any vulnerable areas I could manage to find. And then, as if a holy beam of light came in through the window I saw it ˆ the gift that would stand to beat all gifts, a Canon 20D Digital SLR with a Zoom lens and a Peleng 8mm fisheye.

I was ecstatic, my body flailing everywhere, my screams of excitement shrill and in a frequency not yet known to man. I took my camera and for months following I took pictures nonstop of anything and everything, no matter how insignificant. Sure I was no Ansel Adams or Atiba Jefferson, but I was giving it a red hot Aussie go. Plus my mom said my pictures were fantastic.

Which now leads me back to my overseas snow jaunt. I had met my mate at the airport, snow gear in hand, and my beloved 20D in its hand-me-down Lowepro backpack. We boarded our plane and in no time, our feet were off the ground. The flight was uneventful, and I got in trouble for taking pictures of people as they slept through the flight, rather ˆ when I thought they were sleeping. The only real highlight of this endless and uppity flight was when my mate wittingly convinced the air hostess that giving us a free beer was a great idea, and when she came back with 2 icy cold tinnys, I had to agree ˆ it was a pretty rad idea.

Finally we touched down in Christchurch, got our hire car and headed to Wanaka. We arrived at our hotel "accommodation" a term I use quite loosely as I‚m sure prisoners in Guantanamo Bay had better facilities than what this blue-block cement brick room provided. But it was cheap. And I am cheap; therefore, it was a match made in heaven.

No matter though I was there to snowboard, hit the slopes, if you will. And hit them I did. I was having amazing luck impressing the ladies with my sick moves on the hills, and enjoying a good beer at the bottom of every one (hill, not ladies ˆ there were no ladies). Sometimes I would fall, sometimes I would fall and make it look intentional, these are the ways of the mountains. No matter how I did it though, I did it accompanied by that patchwork Lowepro backpack which safely guarded my 20D. Also in that backpack harboured many a‚non-alcoholic beverages. This part is important.

As I was making my way down a really big hill, a very difficult and manly hill I might add, I came across a dog saving a blind child. They came out of nowhere, forcing me to dodge them frantically and stumble over myself. Either that or I tripped over myself, minus the blind child and dog. No matter how it happened, though I insist I saw a child and dog in my way, I ended up falling head over heels all the way to the bottom of the hill.

I had made it to the bottom, cut up and with a badly bruised ego. My arm was broken, and I was a hot mess. „That‚s okay though,‰ I thought to myself, „at least my camera and beverages survived the heroic fall.‰ Naturally that would be the correct assumption, would it not? It would not. With my one, gimp-free arm I managed to wriggle the zipper of my damned Lowepro bag, I threw my hand into its stomach and found a camera, sticky, wet, and broken. I don‚t entirely know how it happened, but I will assume that sometime during my fall, I hit a rock, which could also be when I broke my arm ˆ we‚ll say it is and kill two birds with one stone. After hitting this really big rock that got my arm as well as my backpack, my non-alcoholic beverages were punctured and their contents leaked all over my beloved camera.

A part of me died that day, the day I lost my camera. Not only am I missing that camera, pictures of sleeping women undeveloped, but I am also bagless. Which is why I am appealing to you, please grant me this bag so that my heroic snowboarding adventures, and voyeuristic photography may someday soon continue."

First Demo Tour Stop At Perisher This Weekend

The Burton demo tour kicks off this weekend the 27th and 28th of June at Perisher resort N.S.W. Not only will you be able to ride 2009 product, there will also be a number of 2010 boards for you to test out as well.

June 22, 2009

Mitch And Nick In Japan

Snowboarder visits Nagano, Japan - Nozawa / Shigakogan / Takafuji from Ryan Willmott on Vimeo.

To coincide with the Japan story that is in issue 2 of Australian Snowboarder the guys have produced a small video from the trip featuring Nick Gregory and Mitch Allan.

Mitch And His Jaws Encounter

How is the email we just got from Mitch Alllan...

"Check this out we went surfing in my boat out the front of Jervis Bay and on the way back we saw a massive school of tuna, so we pulled a few of them in and a few heads as well. So I rang the old boy and told him to meet me at the boat ramp with my big rods and went back out and caught this beast!!!

About 2 sec after this photo it went mental and hit the boat and motor, sketchy!!!!

We caught 10 more as well can't wait to get away from the coast now."

June 19, 2009

Tom And His New LOVE

Tom Pelley just got his hands on his new 2010 Burton Love 152 and so can you. Burton dealers are receiving limited numbers of 2010 Burton boards every day so visit your local Burton dealer now.

P.S It is not Tom Pelley tribute week it just happened like that for some reason.

Tom's Trigger Part

Trigger Bros Team Movie - Tom Pelley from POP Magazine on Vimeo.

Over at Popmag.com.au they have posted Tom Pelley's part from the 2007 Trigger Brothers Team movie.

June 16, 2009

Mitch And Another Cover Shot

This time the cover of a Milo cereal box, unfortunately the photo is a few years old as it was taken when Mitch Allan was hanging out with some other types. All the images are a couple of season old in the mini magazine so it should give a couple of yesterday pros a chance for one last incentive cheque.

Mitch also got the poster. This photo was taken at the Open qualifiers at Falls Creek in 2005 by Sean Radich, at least we got background props.

This double page photo features the now Burton Australia team manager and marketing guy Chris Boadle at Bear Mountain.

Just when you thought he was gone Max Cookes with one last sequence published.

Make sure you keep an eye out for Mitch and his Milo cover the next time you are doing a food shop.

Your Chance To Try All The New Stuff.

Want to try all the new 2009 Burton gear? Well make sure you hit up one of the Burton demo tour stops this season.

The demo tour stops for the 2009 season :
-Perisher Valley Sat 27th and Sun 28th June
-Falls Creek Sat 4th July (in store at the Board Lounge)
-Mt Buller Sat 11th and Sun 12th July (Cattleman's Rail Jam weekend)

All other events and information visit our Facebook event page.

June 15, 2009

Tom And Jye At The Thredbo Rail Event

Tom Pelley and Jye Kearney grabbed the Flip video camera that we have floating around and took it to Thredbo this past weekend. Apart from getting in some early season turns the guys also entered the Thredbo rail event that was on. Jye took out the junior division and Tom won the open category.

Here is a bro cam special of what the guys captured from the event.

June 11, 2009

Do You Want A Burton Zoom Pro Pack?

To kick off winter and to help out any future photographers or film crews we have a Burton Zoom Pro Pack to give away. The Zoom Pro is the pack of choice among professional lens pointers, to check out all the tech type info about the pack visit Burton.com.

We have one of these packs to giveaway and there are 4 steps you need to complete to go into the draw:

Step 1- Compose an email to seemymethod@burton.com.au and in the subject write GIVE ME A ZOOM PACK.

Step 2 In the email tell us what you are going to keep safe in the Zoom Pack if you win it. The answer that we think is the best use of the pack wins so be creative.

Step 3- Include your postal address and contact number in the email.

Step 4- After you have done steps 1 to 3 then press SEND.

The competition ends at 5pm Friday the 19th of June and is only valid for Australian resident.(Sorry rest of the world)

The winning entry will be posted on seemymethod.com.au

June 10, 2009

A Quick NZ Trip

There was a Twitter sneak peek at the trip a couple of the crew from the office took to New Zealand last week for some early season turns and a party. The guys hit up both Mt Hutt and Ohau and scored blue skies and fresh powder to wake up their snowboard legs from a long summer of surfing.

Photos by: Morry

To Camber Or Not To Camber?

That is the big question facing anyone looking at picking up a new snowboard this season. With camber technology shaking up the snowboard world it has left many asking, "what camber do I want?"

To help you out we are starting a series of interviews with our team riders about what camber they prefer. As who better to ask for advice on snowboards than someone who relies on their board to help pay the rent.

To kick off the series we have JG, Burton's board design guru explaining 2 new types of camber that Burton has on offer. The V Rocker technology and the Zero camber technology.

June 9, 2009

Game On - 2009 Season Kicks Off

The 2009 snow season kicked off this long weekend at all the Australian resorts. If you wanted to grab a few turns you had to earn them as old man winter was a little slow with the snow falls. However he has made up for it with many resorts still getting covered in snow as you read this.

Make sure you have your board ready to go as the lift lines will be starting to form any day now.

Mt Buller

Falls Creek

Mt Hotham


June 3, 2009

Shop Staff Edition Burton Boots

Burton has released a limited edition colour way of the Ozone boot for guys, and the Axel boot for girls. These limited edition boots are only available for shop staff at Burton dealers world wide.

Hit up your Burton rep now so you and your feet don't miss out.



June 2, 2009

Tom Takes Out The A+ Rail Jam

On Saturday night (30th of May) Adrenalin Plus held their annual rail jam event. This year Tom Pelley took out the final that also featured Burton rider Jye Kearney.

Thanks to Surfydude92 for the You Tube upload.

If anyone has any photos of Tom and Jye email them to seemymethod@burton.com.au
and we will post a couple up on the site.

Chris De Campo On TWSNOW Again

TWSNOW.com has just re posted their regional report on Australia. They posted this a few months ago but I guess with winter hitting the southern hemisphere they are hoping to remind people that it is always snowing somewhere.

Check out the full report on Australia plus Chris De Campo's photo as well as a shot of Mason Aguirre at the AUS Open here.

Photo by: Sean Radich

June 1, 2009

Day 1 Of Winter 2009

Mt Buller Twitpic May 28th 2009

Winter is officially here for 2009. So you can keep in the loop on what the conditions are like for opening weekend at your local, here is a list of Australian resorts on Twitter.