Archive for February, 2011
SOPH.NET has just released the 2011 Spring/Summer colorways. This is the 2nd edition of the FsF Packable Parka, which is an FYi x SOPH X fragment collab. Visit SOPH.NET for more info.
Drop your tailgate… TR
Have been hearing a lot of reports of ‘best day of the year’ from multiple geographic locations this week! The coast range got pummeled with over 215cm of snow last week, and then cracked open bluebird this weekend. For sure, the best conditions I have seen here in the last 10 years… TR
A brand new snowcat operation in Hokkaido Japan, started by our good friends Shoji Matsumoto and Yuske Hirota.
This trailer has been posted around for awhile. The production quality is soo sick, if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor, and take a few minutes now… TR
Nobody rolls like Greg Dacyshyn…
A perfect example of the kind of stuff you didn’t even know, that you didn’t know you needed…
Winter 2012 AK collection showing in it’s own Dwell cube in Btown.
Instant flashback running into all these vintage boards at the show. Just as I was thinking ‘wow, did Kidwell sell off his whole quiver?’, I turned the corner and ran into TK himself. I’ve pretty much ridden versions of every board here. Was pretty cool to see a collection like this.. makes it feel like yesterday. TR
The Fall 2011 Alpine Climbing outerwear introduction in Europe.
The ISPO trade show in Munich Germany is the mother of all sports related trade shows. Literally thousands of companies showing in sixteen huge halls. Over a million square feet of stuff. I thought this photo pretty much captured the spirit of the stuff with the stuff, at the show about all the stuff. Stuff that you didin’t even know, that you didn’t know, that you needed stuff. Buckets of stuff. Even stuff to manage your other stuff. It’s all here in one place.
I think this display was in the Bogner booth, which makes it even more ironic.
The L’Aiguille du Midi has been on my to-do list since about 1996. Hands down the most impressive tram engineering in the world. I honestly can’t imagine looking up at the peak, and thinking ‘yea, I think it’ll go’. The tram docks into a cave, with a near vertical ascent at the top. Snow conditions were less than ideal, but the weather was perfect.
Last week we dropped in on Chamonix, to soak up the Euro vibe and hang out in the Alps. Big thanks to Lee Turlington for coordinating, and successfully ‘herding cats’ into a good adventure.