Saturday, December 27, 2008
As many of you know the Northwest and most of the country got hit with a few slam'n storms. Portland was buried with about a foot and a half of snow, and there is about three feet at my house. The snow amounts are amazing. Of coarse with all that snow, we are flocking from the mountain to the city to go snowboarding. While the folks of Portland aren't leaving their homes, the mountain has been dead. The people of Portland find the urban snowboarding to be interesting, unlike the Salt Lake folks. The Rome boys were nice enough to let me tag along on their trips around town, offering a few words of encouragement. My friend Halo was awesome enough to shoot the attached photo. Thanks to my homies for the support.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
On Dec. 5th, Evo and Ride Snowboards held a party to celebrate the Tokidoki series that was created for Ride. I've never heard of Tokidoki until I received a Tokidoki board from Ride, but there are lots of other people who know who Tokidoki is. There was a line out of the gallery into the shop to get a signature from the artist. The artist is Italian, but has made his success on animated Japanese style art. There was an awesome crew of people up there. Some of the attendants were Pat, the Sweeny twins, Dan, Kyle, Austin and Austin, Chris, Molly, Justin and the rest of the Evo crew. There was free beer and and lots of happy faces. Many good times.
Monday, December 1, 2008
On Sat the 22nd, the back yard bang took place in Portland as did an early season jib session at Timberline. With the way things worked out, and for better reasoning, I attended the jib session at Timberline. The event turned out to be a blast. It was great to see lots of familiar faces. Epic snowboards was there, Nick the local DC rep, lots of ladies (Amanda, Lauren, Destiny, Christine, Krysta, Julia, and more), and local homies. The atmosphere was chill and the box was fun. It was great to ride with lots of friends and I am grateful for the experience. I would have loved to have had the chance to ride along side my good friend, Megan Ginter, at the Back Yard Bang, but instead I can be proud to say that she took first place at the event. Cheers to Megan!!