Strange Tapes: Episode 2

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Words Keenan Cawley Photos and Video Danny Kern

Typical first week, though everything that filled it was atypical.

We made the straight-shot trek to Duluth, leaving at a gentlemen’s noon (thanks to Danny’s CBC soiree the previous night), arriving at Castle Danger around midnight the following night. The 36-hour voyage was your standard boarder road trip – the best of the worst music, too many cigarettes, cards, everybody on the left side of the van saying it’s too hot while everybody on the right’s saying it’s freezing, would-you-rather and KMF, finding stray kittens, mild hallucinogens, shitty food, and me not driving. Nate, Jake, and the rest of the Common dudes welcomed us with pizzas, Grain Belt, Deborah (another kitten), and SuperSmashBrothers. We burned gas the next few days recognizing every spot and looking for new ones. What ensued was stretching the bungee way beyond its comfort zone in an attempt to hit old spots in a new light. Brisse would be laughing as he soared over a herd of six of us tirelessly running the bungee back for a wallride he already used to jump over the city. Whatever. Rung whatcha brung. And our ears were certainly ringing with ignorance.

A sickness settled in on some of us; possibly from the wear-n-tear of bungee-pulling (ha) or possibly from the ancient rug we were all sleeping on … Regardless, that plague is being dulled by constant boarding and Airborne, and, though the dissident efforts of spot-battles and meltdowns have egged it on, we have been adamant about keeping the positivity.
What you are looking at here is the second episode of Strange Tapes. It covers a night of some Minnesotans on their home turf, as well as us Strangers with a proud statement regarding the present state of snowboarding.

A huge thank you to everyone making this possible. Enjoy, my damies.

The first pooka in a snowboard crew. Keeks is your worst nightmare

The first pooka in a snowboard crew. Keeks is your worst nightmare

Somewhere across this vast country of ours, this photo is getting Danny Kern laid. By your girlfriend. Or mom. Or mom's girlfriend

Somewhere across this vast country of ours, this photo is getting Danny Kern laid. By your girlfriend. Or mom. Or mom’s girlfriend

Craiger working out with the death. And Nolan, apparently.

Craiger working out with the death. And Nolan, apparently.

Ian J Daly. Pissed off he's not driving

Ian J Daly. Pissed off he’s not driving

This is your brain on strange

This is your brain on strange

HUGE thanks to Rome and the boys in Tahoe for getting our gear out to MN. Stinky Daly being ... ya know

HUGE thanks to Rome and the boys in Tahoe for getting our gear out to MN. Stinky Daly being … ya know

I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end it doesn't even matter. Keeks and Craiger in Lincoln Park, MN

I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end it doesn’t even matter. Keeks and Craiger in Lincoln Park, MN

One week on the road has opened our eyes to a bigbig world out there. Devin Allen

One week on the road has opened our eyes to a big, big world out there. Devin Allen

 

16 replies
  1. thinking hard about difficult things
    thinking hard about difficult things says:

    Hey, this one is great, that place where they are isn’t boring to look at. Even if it’s park rails and park rails and park rails, at least it’s lines, and thank god it’s not dudes on snowboards in the middle of a city, which is the worst thing in the world.

  2. Terrible
    Terrible says:

    Wow aweful, first you got to come a lil heavier in the Midwest considerin ever feature is basically ride on, definately the soggiest street section out, and that’s a long list of spondsors for a bunch of retards

  3. rehab is for quitters
    rehab is for quitters says:

    names are for jerks, the brew makes gurls twerk, and GOD DAMNIT………last time i checked snowboarding is for fun.

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