A raucous full part from Bend’s chillest punk.
We live in a time and place in the world where illnesses can be fixed. As long as you have enough money, a story worthy of a TLC special, or live in a truly magical place with socialized medicine, there’s probably a cure for what ails you! But the fabled disease of Powanoia has baffled medical professional for years.
Over the 2016/17 season, Fancy Rutherford, Madison Blackley, Christine Savage, Taylor Elliott, Hanna Eddy, Iris Lazzarichi, Riley Elliott, Melissa Riitano, and Yui Sotoma set out on a mission to diagnose and cure this illness once and for all, and their full reports are finally in.
Official Diagnosis: Powanoia can be described by a strong tendency to frontside slash or ride the perfect line, or medical mental illness that causes extreme feelings of air time. Powanoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by fresh snowfall, often to the point of dropping all responsibility and calling in sick to work.
The Only Cure: GO SNOWBOARDING.
Lead researcher: Kieth Rutherford
Additional research: Tyler Blackburn, Matt Hines, Tim Eddy, Moss Halladay, Nick Bliss, Ahmet Dadali, Madison Blackley, and Melissa Riitano
Awrite! Stu Innes here to name the sickest tricks ye may have missed over the past few weeks. First off, I’d like to say thanks ye for all the submissions! It’s been sick seeing all the preseason bangers and the left-over heat from last season, but there can only be
5 6 tricks featured per post and here are the ones that really made me say “SORAY” this time around!
Number 1: Adam Nicks
Stu Says: Adam Nicks may be part of the Yobeat Intern Squad, but I don’t discriminate. Plus a Swivel front 3 in is cool, but swivel front 3 in on a DFDF is waaay sick. Props man, just shows how good you get on rails when you ride in the Midwest preseason.
Number 3: Benny Milam
Benny “hands-down steeze” Milam with the “Little Twister” aka a nollie-back-tail-sameway-to-swap-to-50-pretzel-1. I’m pretty sure this is an NBD. I’ve personally only seen Halldor Helgason do the first bit – so to then pretzel is mad – especially considering how short the second bit of the rail is. But what’s properly messed up is it looks like it’s his warm up run. Ye don’t move Benny, how? Tell us how!? And please do it pretzel-3 next (if you haven’t already.)
Number 3: Luke Zajac
STU SAYS: Luke Zajac is probably gonna be another name that crops up a lot on here. This round alone he had 2 tricks that I really wanted to mention. Firstly for his front board pop up from the flat to the last down pret 2 on the 4 kink at Trolhaugen, and secondly for this back 1 transfer pretzel 3. Everyone who knows anything knows that back 1 pret 3 is really hard but to do, so to do it with a transfer inbetween is just insane! And of course he makes both look easy. He’s a Gahd damn child prodigy.
And now that we’ve got the Midwest kids out the way…
Number 4: Flo Cornelius
STU SAYS: Whilst everyone else around Innsbruck was at Stubai Prime Sessions queue-ing (that’s standing in line for you Americans), Flo Cornelius was doing NBD’s at the “Prime Tube Sessions.” I’ve seen front-board-pretzel-3-swaps but never back-board-pretzel-3-swap. Ye killing the skier game, Flo!
Number 5- Tie: Kyle Mack and Jake Simpson
@stu_innes_snowboarder is swithering between two final clips for the #yotop5 and he wants your help to decide! #letemknow if you prefer 1️⃣ @_kylemack’s frontboard-sameway-swap-pretzel-2 from @shred_bots @mayhemonthegram at #sassfee or 2️⃣ @jake_the__snake1’s back-4-pullback. #weredizzy #soray #notsorry
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STU SAYS: Those of you that follow @Yobeat on Insta will know that I put the last trick down to a vote, pitting Euroland against Americaland. On one side we had Kyle Mack, making the almost-impossible look easy. Front-board-same-way-swap-pretzel-2. Having spent weeks and weeks learning these, I’ll tell ya, they are definitely NOT easy. On the other side of the pond we have my Welsh-born-French-resident-friend Jake Simpson with the most proper back-4-bring-back and a very hyped crew. Voting was kinda hard to tally up as a bunch of people voted on the clip order, not the instructions in the caption (SORAY! We’ll try to make it easier to understand for those of you who can’t read more than emojis next time) but both videos got a ton of votes so ye! They both win! Watch em and prepare to be dazzled.
When it comes to 20117/18 Media relations, cross-continental Europeans are on top of that shit and they LOVE Yobeat. We love them too, and we also love you, dear viewer. So in the interest of global snowboard relations, we’re bringing you this mash up European Snowboard Video mega post! If you wanna complain, you have to log in now, and if you wanna watch the best European videos to drop in to our inbox the past week or three, scroll down and enjoy.
Via Finland: Nihmohojki 2017
A short snowboard video made by Emil Vikström.
Featuring Niko Liias, Allu Penttala, Jens Hietala, Jonne Niemelä, Magnus Mäki, Emil Vikström, Joakím Boldó, Perttel Kaira-Aho & Miika Lappalainen.
The Innsbruck Connection at Bear Mountain
Austrians head to Bear Mountain and do all the stuff you’d expect on an epic Cali vacation.
Jonas Schäfer, Jelle Willams, Moritz Loef, Klaus Schwarzer, David Krieger, Taddäus van Treeck, Valentin Haslbeck
Legit Full Movie – Bad Plans // THIS ORDER
This full movie comes from Norway, or as we like to call it, the Minnesota of Europe.
Featuring Sigurd Lindquist, Joakím Boldó, Håvard Roald, Didric Lothe & Kristoffer Lerånd. Filmed mostly in shitty conditions in Trondheim, Norway. Except Boldós shots, they where filmed somewhere in Finland/Sweden.
Filmed by Andreas Grong, Stian Karlsen & Sigurd Vaagland.
Additional filming by Zenja Potapov, Kristoffer Fredriksson, Tommi Ollikainen, Emil Vikström, Håkon Haslum, Alexander Klerud & Kristoffer Lerånd.
YouGoFirst’s Ressurection of the Shred
This video was deemed “too weird” by the European media. And yeah sure, it takes 2 minutes to get to the snowboarding, but the fact the YouGoFirst crew got the band back together makes us purr like baby kittens.
Filmed on Kitstzsteinhorn in October 2017
Riding by Nejc Pucko, Matic Zavodnik, Vid Barić, Vid Šubic, Flo Potzl, Rok Berglez
Filmed and edited by Rok Berglez
CRAP Opener with No Names
An officially-produced unofficial crew edit, which make us laugh because there’s a part of Laax called Crap – and there’s a poop emoji for that.
Riders (in order of appearance):
Blume, Yannick Messmer, Linus Manser, Gian Oswald, Igor Wandfluh, Mario Feltscher, Joos Caviezel, Jeron Lohner
Filmed by Blume & Mathias
Edited by Mathias
ITALIAN MADNESS • Chapter 1/3
This video has some BIG TIME sponsors. We’re not gonna tag any of them, but we do think that anything with Ethan Morgan in it should love forever in Yobeat mash up post infamy. Go to Methodmag if you wanna catch the next two parts.
Chapter 1/3: Etna, Sicily Starring:Ethan Morgan and Simon Gruber Also featuring: Marco Grigis Cinematography: Marco Morandi Photography: Roberto Bragotto
How do you create your own legacy? Do something. And then do it again. And again and again and eventually people will remember it. Hopefully.
Six years in – @ECSphoto has figured out that if he calls his event “basically the best” enough times, people will start to believe him. That’s a philosopy we can get behind and we think these 9-minutes of good, unwholesome, dirty, community-serving Canadian debauchery will convince you further.
Be careful, if you make it all the way to the end you might just end up booking a plane ticket from whatever-shittier-but-probaby-cheaper place you live to North Vancouver, BC next May for the 7th annual ESC Invitational at Mt. Seymour.
Film/Edit- Dan Norberg
Additional Footage- Russel Lee, Dave Walcer, Troy Erickson
Rebirth: (noun) a new or second birth, a renewed existence.
Featuring: Jake Fournier, Tim Major, Thomas Westcott, Will Steller, Trevor Eichelberger and Joey Leon.
Friends: Nate Haust, Max Lyons, Austin Esposito, Alfonso Esposito, Savannah Shinske, Jeremy Ellenberg, Levi Gunzburg, George McKeever-Parks, Spencer Davis, Omar Haidara
Words: Mike Garceau
Rebirth is a title more significant than the local Killington, VT crew, affectionately known as Chooches, may have realized when dropping its first full movie. To the Chooches, it meant winter of 2015/16 was basically trash on the East Coast, and for 2016/17 winter had a “rebirth.” So, they got to work filming around the Killington area and throughout Vermont.
Killington, VT is steeped in snowboard history. It’s been breeding ground for industry moguls such as Bridges, Land, Zimmerman, Geery and beyond. It’s the home base for The Gremlinz/GBP, has hosted major televised events such as the Dew Tour, and these days, is a destination for cash-hungry pro/ams looking to claim Rails 2 Riches.
In recent years though, a lull has existed. A gap in time without a recognized crew of riders, snowboarding their faces off and capturing it on camera. But that lull is over! With Chooches’ “Rebirth,” we get adolescent joy in an unpolished, feel-good flick about a group of friends making it happen. We caught up with Mr. Joey Leon, post-lecture at Groovy Uvy (UVM) where he’s currently a freshman to find out more!
So we know the crew and why the movie is Rebirth… let’s look back at your arrival in Killington, VT.
Well, I was actually born here, and then moved to Simsbury, CT at two years old. In 2011, my family started to spend weekends and holidays back in VT at our family home. I was part of the weekend program at KMS with my sister (Maggie Leon) and that’s basically where it all began. I was being coached by Evan Ricker at the time, who introduced me to Darkside Snowboards, and from there I met Will Steller, Jake Fournier, and George McKeever-Parks. That’s really when the crew formed, when we were like 12 or 13, and we picked up friends along the way.
Darkside has seriously been the biggest influence on my snowboarding, and everything that our crew has accomplished. The support is difficult to put into words. We’d spend hours there, binge watching snowboard movies, hanging with Ricker and Mills. If we weren’t out riding, we were at Darkside, probably being annoying little kids, but we just loved being there. That place is home. Even in the summers, my parents would go golfing, Maggie and I would just spend the day at Darkside, skating the miniramp. It’s crazy to think how it might be different if we hadn’t had the support of Darkside from the very beginning.
Darkside Snowboards has really been the ticket in Killington, VT and really across the state, supporting so many riders and the local community. What was it like coming into the shop that young, with guys like Tim Major, Ricker, Mills, and I’m sure many more having such a strong presence.
Yeah I mean, Darkside for life. It’s so sick that they support us all like they do. Ricker and Mills were a big influence on the direction my snowboarding went. Ricker was literally my coach at KMS for a few years, and Mills always had the camera out. I looked up to Timmy, I still do. He works harder than I think a lot of people realize, like insanely hard when we’re out at spots. In the beginning Timmy always supported my riding, helped out when I couldn’t get a trick, shit like that. I’ve really learned from him, when you’re at a spot the only important thing is to get the shot. Timmy is zero bullshit, it’s just hard work, the second we roll up until everyone has their shot. It’s so sick to have him in our movie now, as a homie that I can always count on, it really brought it all together for me. He’s put out some solo parts, and has had some shots in other movies, and it’s sick for me to give the dude that I look up to a spot in our movie. It really completes it.
Joey, down for life with Darkside Snowboards
We’re coming into 2018, why now? It seems like it took a while to get to this point, releasing your first film as, Chooches.
Yo, well there’s more to it. It really goes back to when I met Jake, when we were like 13 or something. We have always been filming, putting shit out on YouTube, really just for us at first. We had no idea what we were doing, and we’re honestly still figuring it out. But anyways, a few seasons back, we filmed an entire movie. It was going to be so sick, Darkside Young Bloods, we were so hyped. We’ve moved on and learned a lot, so not going to point any fingers, but we lost the entire movie to a crashed hard drive. It was really, really bad. That experience makes Rebirth mean that much more to us all. We’re stoked to be releasing this, and already we know what we’re looking to change for next year.
Not talking about next year yet… What’s your favorite clip in the movie?
Timmy’s layback, back 1 out of the wooden close-out. It was so fucked. That was a two-story drop off the back, into a sketchy bank that you can’t even tell in the movie, was all ice. Gnarliest thing I’ve ever filmed, and he just rode away like a G. Oh, and I have to mention Omar! He doesn’t even really snowboard, he’s just part of the crew, and like does his own thing. The ender in the friends segment is Omar, so fucked that he landed that. We were all probably more stoked on that than anyone else putting down a trick in that whole movie.
And there were some decent bails… Any shot that was way harder to get than it should’ve been?
Definitely. We were actually right in Killington, on this wooden rail. Well, most of the movie is wooden rails, but anyways. Yeah, we were working on this rail, sawing down knobs, and yo we actually ran out of there the first day. So creepy, I looked up in this tree and this mannequin head just locked eyes with me, I swear. We literally ran. Went back the next day, the mannequin head wasn’t even there!! But this spot took both Jake and I, a couple hours to get our shots. George is so sick when we’re at spots and we just can’t get it. Honestly like George is just always down, he’s got a few shots in the friends part, and really he is always there to help make it happen. He’s actually sitting next to me right now, reminding me how hard it was to get that shot, ha.
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The crew seems super close, even though you’re all spread out now at college, right?
Yeah, most of us are away at school. It was hard at first. Will was the first to head out, he’s a bit older than me and he went out to Utah. We’re still super close, and literally we film as much as we can when he is back East on school break. This year more of us are at school though, and I actually think it’s really going to help us. Jake is at URI, George and I are roommates at UVM, and Thomas is up here in Burlington now too. We’ll all meet in Killington for the most part, and we can always link with Timmy there. I’m also really stoked to be close to Maggie again, she’s here at UVM too, and we are definitely focused on a full part for her this season. It’s going to be sick to have places to stay, like go hit spots in Rhode Island now, around Burlington and really just get outside of Killington more. The fact that we aren’t around each other as much, I think we’re going to work that much harder at spots and it will all come together, just making us better.
Now seems like a good time to talk about the plans for this season.
Travel. The more I think about it, the more I realize like 90% of Rebirth is on wooden rails. That’s seriously just because we rarely left Killington, and if we did, we were still really close to the area. It’s going to be sick to hit some shit we’re actually comfortable going sideways on, wood is so sketchy. We’re looking at hitting some spots in Canada, and like I said, seeing Jake in Rhode Island and shit. We got a new lens too, been a dream for Jake and I forever, that we never really expected to own. Maggie bought a HVX and her part is really a big focus. Other than that, just going to focus on getting better, filming some more b-roll, new angles… we’re learning a lot and can’t wait to keep going.
Looking forward to seeing it go down man. Any last mentions?
Shout-out to my Mom, have to start there, she is #1. Darkside Snowboards and the whole family there, Billy Langlands, Evan Ricker, Tyler Mills, Tucker Zink, Ron Chiodi for all the help on the movie, Killington Parks, and I mean you’re interviewing me, but Mike Garceau. There’s really been so many people along the way, and I know I talk for the whole crew when we say we can’t thank everyone enough for all the support. We’re stoked to start filming again, and I hope everyone has a great year.
The global snowboard community is made up of amazing people and one of our favorite humans has to be a Bulgarian named Risto who runs Stinky Socks. Not only did he get Yobeat snowboard socks made for us this season, but he has hooked up lots of our friends including, but not limited too: Strange Brew, Too Hard, Yawgoons, Lucas Magoon, All of the Gremlinz, Jeffy Gabrick and MOAR. Why? You ask? Well, there’s a soulful and beautiful video to answer none of your questions and you can watch it above. Or if you’d prefer – you can visit stinkyfamily.com to learn, watch, read and purchase every sock your heart could possibly desire.
Appearances by: Deo Katunga, Elena Nazarova, Dimitar Dimov, Zdavko Keremidchiev, Nikolay Dimitrov, Yavor Ski, Johnny Miller, Jesse Alfredo, Vladimir Todorov, Bob Abrams, Austin Young, Taylor Jeffers, Marcus Rand, Vladimir Ivanov
Like to read more than listen? Us too, here’s the full “Life” poem, Written by Bea Giusti.
Why am I here? In this place,
In this country, In this city,
In this moment, Today?
I wonder what is the reason behind Every flower,
Life is full of mystery, Full of secrets.
And a million questions fill my mind. Every day, all the time.
Wondering why I exist.
But till I find the answers for my questions, Which I may never even find,
I’ll keep beathing.
I’ll keep smiling.
I’ll keep feeling. I’ll keep crying.
I will live.
In the best way I can.
Cause life is to be lived.
And every detail of it matters in some way.
Maybe that’s the answer…
Life is to live.
To live an amazing and beautiful adventure.
One day I will be gone.
And I just wanna be just that I did the best that I could.
That I lived.
That’s what matters. To live life.
BY POPULAR DEMAND: Danyale Patterson’s 2017/18 Masterpiece “Yas Quain” has dropped in its entirety and HERE. IT. IS. If the Catfish wasn’t busy stuffing his face, and still worked here, it would have been posted days ago. But he doesn’t, and our posting kitty had a lot of karaoke to sing last night, so 3,612 of you have already seen this (not to mention: everyone in RENO.) For the rest of you baaaaaaaaaaad bitches, Danyale is an artist and you will LOVE it.
Welcome to the NEW INTERNET WORLD, where there are SOO MANY DAMN WAYS to share your content that it makes them all feel worthless (sadface). But YOU’RE NOT WORTHLESS! You, dear Yobeat reader, are a valuable member of snowboard society and damn it, we think YOU’RE SPECIAL. So, in hopes of filtering through the madness, we’re bringing back the People’s Court and here’s how it’s gonna work! You EMAIL us THE LINK to your edit for a chance to be featured. Jerm watches them and says “yes” or “no.” Our mysterious posting kitty does not actually watch them and puts five edits together in one post. You guys comment, share and bicker. And whoever we deem most worthy, based largely on our gut instincts (which are easily swayed by the polls and comments below) will get a FULL ON Yobeat feature post, including an INTERVIEW.
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EXTRA BONUS 2017/18 RULE. If your comment is deemed hateful or NOT FUNNY it will be deleted and we HATE deleting comments so please attempt to be a decent human. We LOVE you.
Anger. Pain. Sadness. The emotions are real, and snowboarding is the only thing that will set you free. If you don’t wanna cry, watch the first half of this one on mute. But if you like REAL RAW EMOTION, this is the way to experience what it’s really like for the youth of Midwestern Americaland right now, where winter is taking its SWEET. ASS. TIME. to start.
And DON’T WORRY. The scuds cheer up at about 1:30 cause they’ve still got rope tows and park boxes to enjoy in Minnesooota and “opening weekend was sick” at Spirit Mountain.
AGGRESSIVE EDITING: Ty
Things have been feeling a little European around here, but never fear – despite the Finnish name (loose translation “and so it goes,”) this one was produced and edited by North Americans. Some dude on vimeo said “That is a KILLER video!” and the snowboard dads are calling it, “My favorite so far this season,” so click play and decide for your-damn-self!
Riders: Drayden Gardner, River Richer, Jed Sky, Tim Bouvette, Simon Martel, Jaccos Boss, Francis-Oliver Jutras and Jonat Ste-Marie
Film/Edit: Tim Bouvette
If our Hump Day with PJ Gustaffson last week taught us anything, it’s that Sweden is the promised land for snowboard careers. But because the Internet moves too damn fast in 2017, we’re gonna keep reminding you as often as reminders arise! Starting today (and through the end of the Internet) you can enjoy this a 12-minute long, self-produced movie entitled “Soft Impact” from Swedish-Sensation Nils Arvidsson RIGHT HERE.
The premise for the flick is as old as snowboard time: Boy-snowboard-genius breaks arm (twice.) Mean doctors say “NO MORE MEGA BOOTERS.” Boy says “FUCK IT! I’ll just fall into powder.” Boy calls up his awesome sponsors (Rip Curl, Nitro and Vans) other extremely radical friends with travel budgets and snowboard skills (Nate Johnstone, Markus Keller, Kareem el Rafie, Johan Rosen, Felix Engström) and they go on a bunch of dream trips across the globe meeting more friends (Ludwig Lejkner, Edwin Hed, Markus Östman, Jonas Wilhelmsson, Benny Urban, Jonas Wilhelmsson, Niklas Mattsson) along the way. They bring along the world’s best filmers (Grego Campi, Martin Campi, Pirmin Juffinger, Lowe Andersson, Niko Plakov, Johan Rosen, Kristoffer Fahlgren and Johannes Brenning) and more fun is had because falling into powder hurts less! Then they dump a bunch of the extra footy on a harddrive and give it to Lowe Andersson to edit in his spare time. THE RESULT: A fast, fun movie to enjoy!
WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED AND INFORMED EVEN MORE?
Click on the Images below to SEE them in their full glory and READ mini Travel Guides for each location, as told by the riders themselves.
From the desk of Brian “Hanky” Hankerson:
Here’s a little recap of Up Jib Creek from this year. To describe it in one word – loose, wild, or totallyouttacontrol come to mind.
Thanks Hanky, although we’d be irresponisble journalists if we didn’t note that’s actually four words, one of which is a three-word portmanteau. But we get it, and assume people will just watch the video anyway. Enjoy!
Featuring Phil Hansen, Stefan Krumm, Mitch Kirby, Aaron Cardwell, Eythan Frost, Dylan Hallowell, Petey Pierotti, Tommy Gonzales, Jackie Flanagan and more.
Another week (or maybe two) has wizzed by in our busy lives as adults who enjoy boarding, and with it came a bunch of videos we watched and didn’t hate. If you like snowboarding, you might like them too.
It’s a Canadian extravaganza, begining with a half-length movie full of inside jokes and some solid manuevers.
Edited by : Dawson McLachlan
Featuring Mark Goodall, Chris Fellner, Cooper Dykeman, Dawson McLachlan, Quin Ellul & Daniel Glibota
Pink Floyd – Pigs
Kodak Black – My Wrist
6 Dogs – No Savage
Cousin Stizz – Headlock
Proof that you can make an early season without the use of tubes.
This video was filmed outside Kelowna B.C. by the same boarders that are in it. Featuring: Aiden Hryciw, Mat Wanbon, Corey Kowalski, Dan Pandzic, Pat Hrivnak, Brayden Kirby, Seb Judge and Mike Rowan. The oven has been preheated, let’s get baked.
Song: Fuzz – Let It Live
If you can make it through three minutes of bullshit about living in a van, there are definitlely some shots worth watching in here from Boreal DAY UNO.
FILM – @CASEY_WILLAX, @JAMAALSDANKHABITS
Ahh Okemo. Despite the cold and eastern ice, it’s always soft and cuddly like kitties.
Riders: Josh Barr Joe Gould Randall Reynolds John Garoutte
Music: Will Steller
More Canadians, taking corrugated tubes to the next level.
Pre season boardn with Geremy G, Bryce Bugera, Tommy Van, Aiden Hyrciw, Mathew Wonbon & Malcom Eppinger
Filming/Editing – Liam Hall
Meanwhile, in the land where the season never begins or ends, flips to rail seem to be the new indoor standard.