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Gooner hits Buck Hill with that Rutland style.

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The Top Ten Hump Days of 2015

Believe it or not, we’ve done over 400 Hump Day interviews. Up and comers, legends, industry dudes, Olympians and even those with day jobs have been profiled every Wednesday since 2008. Since it’s the final hump day of 2015, what better time to take a break and reflect on the stand outs from this year? From starting brands and shops to nurturing careers, we ask the hard questions and occasionally get some serious answers. Based loosely on views as well as our own memories and gut feelings, here’s a look back at the best of the year that was.

Travis Parker

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I feel like we had ownership of a slice of it, you know? And, yes, to me, I was like, “this is our time. Let’s take advantage of this moment.” These times that we have, we have to use them to the best of our ability and enjoy life to the very best. We gave it our all, you know? Beyond that, I think that’s what it is: we’re all given a time to shine and we need to embrace it.

Mike Ranquet

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It’s not just a search for Baby Jesus. We can still look for him, but you just want to have some diversity when it comes to brands or the media. Close to 50% of snowboarders are over 25. I mean, that’s a big fucking number. Everyone’s always like, it’s such a young man’s sport. The only people who pay attention to what goes online are people in the industry and other than that, maybe 2-3% of the general snowboarding population goes online to watch those videos. It’s a really small segment that everyone markets to, and most of those people get hooked up anyway. I think the industry is growing up a little bit, ya know.

Louie Vito

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In snowboarding it’s like, oh you do contests? That’s whack. But who cares what I do. I’m snowboarding and that’s all I care about. If you just ride rails in the city – sweet. If you just wanna go up to Snowbird and do laps all day, that’s cool! You’re snowboarding. There’s no right or wrong way. Style is subjective, that’s in the eye of the beholder. There are people who’s style I’m not a fan of, but I’m not one to say you have whack style or you have good style. It’s not up to me. I’m not the one voice above all, no one is. That’s what’s so annoying to me is why do people hate on how other people wanna snowboard? Why do you hate on someone because they want to do contests or double corks. Why is there so much hate?

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I get so harshed for partying. I don’t get it! We all party! God, the cover of that 32 movie was Dylan Alito puking. We aren’t doing anything that sloppy. Why can’t girls party?! I mean they all do but we aren’t allowed to show it?? Why? It’s fun. It’s really fun. I have a lot of priceless stories and memories of partying with my friends. When I edit I like to show those good times. They make me smile. I meet a lot of good people while partying. It’s a douche bag male run world and women are supposed to be clean lil virgins for the boys. Grow the fuck up, bros. It’s not offensive, it’s fun. I don’t drink or get high while snowboarding. Apres, dawg. If you get worked up over a flipping Too Hard edit your life must really suck and you should go have some fun. But yeah sponsors are always saying wack noise like “can’t help you out cuz your image is too risky.” Guarantee no dude is hearing weak stuff like that. If you ask me they should be shut’n the hell up and enjoying the show.

Dylan Gamache

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…don’t think so.

Deadlung

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The one thing about Tite is I want it to work out to still be in snowboarding, and snowboard, and have it make sense for me to be snowboarding. If I shred a bunch, that’s one more reason to support the brand. If you know the behind the scenes of it you know what’s up. At the Agenda Trade Show in New York people were stoked on it, but I didn’t have to tell them that I have this crazy snowboard team, and they don’t have to know that I’m a pro snowboarder or care what I look like snowboarding. They were just down with the logo and the brand. Snowboarding didn’t have to sell it. But then in the inside world, in the snowboard industry, I feel like people are more likely to want to represent or support your brand if it’s going back into you actually snowboarding, not partying. Like [they’ll support it] if it’s gonna allow me to keep snowboarding. Before, I did have this party image where if I had started a brand back then, people would have been like ‘oh yeah, let’s fucking support that brand so Deadlung can just party his life away.’  It’s like, no, that’s not what it’s going towards now. Tite isn’t going towards drugs and bar tabs and shit, it’s gonna go towards me going snowboarding cause thats all I really care about. Like supporting Tite is promoting a healthy lifestyle for me, and will bring hella nollies in the future.

Jason Robinson

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I knew that was the type of train he would want to catch, cause you don’t just wind up in the middle of nowhere, it’ll take you all the way there. So I ran up and I started getting all excited. I packed my sleeping bag, put my pants and hoodie on and just freakin went. It was a full moon, the super moon actually, so like a huge bright sky. I get on the train, and it’s pretty much like a semi truck trailer on top of a train. I crawled in there lay down so I’m hidden behind these tires, and all the sudden it just starts making a wooshing noise, which are like the brakes airing out. Then it starts cruising, past the train station, past all the employees, and we’re picking up speed and I’m just like all by myself. I got a decent little buzz from when I was looking around for Hillbilly and I ran into some friends and had a few beers and so now I’m just on another planet it feels like. I’m just on a freight train for the first time by myself, no idea where I’m doing or what’s gonna happen. I’m just off into the unknown, you know?

Chris Larson

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I watched Johnny Lazz’s edit today and I was like, “damn, I fuckin suck at snowboarding compared to this kid.” But pretty much all of his shit is in the park. He rides the park all year. So, I can’t compare myself to that because I don’t really ride park. Louif [Paradis] is my favorite snowboarder at the moment. He reinvents himself like every year, constantly changing. And he’s a humble dude. He doesn’t talk a lot. Low-key. He does his thing and helps his homies out. That’s what I respect. Not the kids who wanna be a fuckin actor.

Jason Borgstede

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It’s cool, but a bit of my ego was there, and it’s tough to deal with. I tried to never be this guy who was like, “oh I’m a badass snowboarder, you guys are wack.” But there’s a part of me that’s like, “oh cool, I won the X Games, now can I get you some bread and some water?” And you kind of feel like, oh now they look at snowboarders like snowboarding isn’t a real career because look where it gets you in the long run. I felt like I was a bad example of snowboarding at that point and it hurt my heart a little bit to feel like that.

Lucas Magoon

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Actually no, that was mostly cause the misses there was getting a face tat. You gotta be careful when you drink and say what you’re gonna do. If you’re gonna do what you say, you might as well, so I kinda put myself into that. But I couldn’t let the misses have a face tat or more tattoos than me. We both got both sides of our necks done. I just got a new one on my temple too.

Site Check: Technine

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Technine. The thugged-out brand Henrik Harlaut would ride for if he snowboarded.

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Give the goons the credit they deserve though, that board section is the least pretentious arrangement I have seen. No brand name benditure, no confusing names like “anti-rocker,” just straight forward and to the point. The simple fact is that sometimes camber is just camber and we don’t need forty different names confusing that issue.

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The boards are more or less what you’d expect, but the recent growth of backcountry/powder specific boards can’t be ignored even by the most jib-focused of brands. I love the idea of stereotypical Technine riders on a powder board. Bagged-0ut jacket and pants, Bobby $hmurda blasting in the headphones, and mellow back fives into untracked landings. Better yet, what if next year they do a splitboard? Just imagine Lucas Magoon skinning up a big line next to Jeremy Jones. If someone made a reality TV show about that, I would watch it.

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The outerwear section is underwhelming. Obviously if they’ve got riders signed to outerwear sponsorships they have to make outerwear, but shouldn’t they be trying a bit harder than this? I mean that camo pattern isn’t exactly the same as Kazu’s Adidas kit from last year, but it’s damn close. The Tear Aways even have three stripes running down the leg. And the selection is so small, though that might be a result of Technine matching their selection to their customer base. Sweatshirts and other “streetwear” are going to get more play from them, and options like … oh …

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Oh hell no. I know the whole pseudo-jersey thing isn’t new, it’s been done before and it will be done again. And in fairness Boston is the best served city for this kind of tribute, so it isn’t even an issue that they didn’t pick the Sox. And even the Jays aren’t a problem in and of themselves, the problem is jumping on the Yankees bandwagon. Salt Lake may not have a team, but the company still claims Colorado roots so ditching the “hometeam” Rockies for the fucking Yankees is unforgivable.

I actually have a lot of respect for some of the things Technine has done. They’re still coming from the same place year after year, not chasing trends or abandoning a style just because it is no longer “cool.” If/when we all stop pretending to be rugged outdoors enthusiasts and swing back to wishing we were OGs, Technine will have serious credibility as one of the only brands to never collaborate on a $2,000 rooftop tent. Even the fucking Yankees shirt shows a certain kind of loyalty; New York-based riders don’t get nearly enough service if they want to represent where they’re from. Which is insane when you consider what an economic engine New York (state) is for snowboarding. But my own loyalties will never let me give something associated with The Evil Empire a good score, so they’re going on the board at 45.

Check the site yourself- http://www.technine.com/

The standings so far-

Rank Brand Score
1. Airblaster 93
2. Lobster Snowboards 87
3. Bataleon 86
4. Endeavor 74
5. Rome SDS 72
6. Arbor Collective 71
7. DC Snowboarding 68
8. Holden 62
9. Gnu Snowboards 57
10. Burton 50
11. Technine 45

Fuck the Yankees.

Lucas Magoon Wants to Live That RV Life

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A few months ago, we asked Lucas about his future plans, and he seemed undecided, but was leaning towards being a treasure hunter. Well, it looks like he and the missus have come up with a better, much more 2015 plan! They moving into an RV, chasing the snow and you know they’re gonna film it all for your enjoyment. You know that you want to help make it happen, and since it’s the future, you can do so with a click of a button (and ya know, your own heard-earned cash.)

Donations accepted here: http://www.gofundme.com/themagoonsrvlife

Gratitude FULL MOVIE

Some people are pretty opposed to watching skiing, however being able to watch Lucas Magoon and Tyler Lynch’s parts, it’s hard not to want to push play.

LA River Season Recap TEASER

It may have taken L.A. River a year to put this edit together, but we’ll wait however long we need to for new Lucas Magoon footage.

Be on the look out for it to drop on January 1st.

Riders: Rasmus Nielsen, Felix Remington Engstrom, Eirik Nesse, Simon Ottosson, Lucas Magoon, Oivind Fyske, Sune Buschmann, Jessi Blackwell, Simon Houlind, Yosuke Hayashi, Andrey Trofimov, Dennis Leontyev, and Marius Scafferer

Lucas Magoon Treasure Hunts on Hump Day

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Winner. Photo: Dank Donuts

To the uninformed, Lucas Magoon may seem like an oddity. He dresses like it’s 1993 and parties like it’s 1999. And you can very rarely understand a word he says. But in snowboarding, Lucas is one of the people who makes our world so great. He’s always smiling, always having fun and always doing his own thing – even though everyone else is on some new shit. Lucas’s story isn’t all sunshine and buttercups, but the formerly richest man in Rutland is still going for it, and I decided it was time to catch up with him. To be completely honest, I have no idea what Lucas was talking about for most of this interview, so much of it is my best interpretation, but you’ll get the idea.

Were you ever bad at snowboarding?

Yeah. I think so. We would hike a bunch and Janie Magoon would tell me to keep going. But I pretty much only remember one day of getting worked and then it was Pico B lift, a little two chair. That was the zone.

I think of you as a child prodigy in snowboarding, is it hard to keep it going?

Yeah, I agree, since you’ve known me since real little. I just continue enjoying it. I still remember the videos from the original Darkside at Killington. 1993 is the style I like the most.

Are you fully recovered from your head injury?

It’s definitely not like the first year after it. I spent two months in the Reno ICU and then two weeks when I went back to Rutland. Then I stopped taking the seizure medication and anti depressants that they had me on. And then I just told em I’m gonna smoke weed.

How long as it been?

It was like the summer of ’09. Each year it gets better. Even the officers I dealt with up here, they would like see me once a year and even they noticed a difference. It was kinda like I knew stuff and I had to like grab it and put it back together like puzzle pieces. Knowing there’s the puzzle pieces and then definitely I would have to say it’s not like it was. I still filmed a part that winter. Everything was fucking everywhere. It was definitely a little off, definitely just adjusting, it is what it is.

Why don’t you wear a helmet when you snowboard?

It’s all good. I think helmets throw things off sometimes. That’s just self opinion. Everyone else has their own. I respect the helmet. Before I got kicked out of the Killington Mountain School weekend program, that one time I got sideswiped on the cutover that goes across from Snowden, that’s the one time I remember a helmet worked out. It cracked and what not. Other than that the helmet flew off when I first got on a dirt bike and I totaled it. Straight into a tree and then I supermanned off and the helmet flew off, but I didn’t really hit my head on that one. Jeanie was all like, I’m not gonna pay for that dirt bike.

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We couldn’t get any riding shots of Lucas, luckily I screen grabbed our Facetime. 

What did you get kicked out KMS for?

I don’t know, they didn’t want to affiliate with me. I didn’t make it through the weekend program.

You used to do a lot of rail jams, that’s kinda how you came up right? What do you think of the modern rail jam?

I did the triple crown and everything, going to the mountain school, and coming up on USASA. But yeah, I guess. The set ups aren’t really that great. There’s a couple I’ve seen. There was one in Breck in the streets but it didn’t look like much speed. But there’s rail jams over seas, the ones where they hit actual features. In the states it seems like Rail Jams are less important but overseas is where the rail jam set ups are going.

Do you think it’s all in the set up? Like a good set up makes a good rail jam?

Anything, as much options as possible. I think a good scaffolding set up to a stair set it still good. I just went to one down the 330, the Caviar rail jam. That was to two shipping containers with vert frame on both sides, and a bunch of filing cabinets on one side and some painters scaffolding set up going down the other. People got into it. But I was still sore from my first trip to Colorado. Definitely gotta make sure the body can keep up with the mind.

Is that something you’re having trouble with? How old are you now?

25.

How many times have you been in trouble with the law?

I don’t know, quite a bit. But it’s all misdemeanors and warrants that I usually get through. I think I just got one or two more years for a warrant to get dropped. And then I’m clear. Still paying a payment from another situation out here in California, but I should be clear on that once I pay for it. I just got all my tax returns in, from ’06 to now and I got the levy dropped.

Do you still get paid to snowboard?

I still been getting paid since I hit my head, I never stopped getting paid. I didn’t even know what professional really meant for awhile in the beginning, but I think I’m on my 10th year now. The money definitely helps, helps with the bills, that’s what it’s mostly on right now and then everything’s gone. Got a little bit left for food.

Do you think the way you came up still exists, or were you just in the right place, right time?

Possibly it could. I think it works for people, if the parents let it happen for the kids. I think there’s still a couple kids that could be straight out the trailer park just getting it done, doing their thing. I think it could still happen, all depending. Seems like snowboarding is kinda in a little slump, but it seems like everyone has their own style and plays their own part. It all depends on the person. If they get into skateboarding I think they should just go with that and continue with that.

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I figured out if I flipped the phone sideways I could crop myself out. Don’t worry, Lucas is not doing anything illegal in this photo. 

Let’s talk tattoos. What was your first?

I’m still not finished yet. First one was the Magoon on the side of my arm, and then second was the Rutland STD crew. Then it was the Ritalin bottle third and then I still got plenty to go. I got plenty more room. Tonya already got all the legs pretty much done and then once everything is covered I’m just gonna go through and shade everything together. I got some more ideas, you’ll see.

You took the plunge with the face tat, was that Bozung inspired?

Actually no, that was mostly cause the misses there was getting a face tat. You gotta be careful when you drink and say what you’re gonna do. If you’re gonna do what you say, you might as well, so I kinda put myself into that. But I couldn’t let the misses have a face tat or more tattoos than me. We both got both sides of our necks done. I just got a new one on my temple too.

Are you worried that some day you’re gonna have to get a real job and that might make it hard?

Nah, not really. I don’t even try to think of that cause I don’t know what is gonna happen. Could be scared of not getting certain jobs, but I don’t know what I’ll end up doing. Probably get into treasure hunting. I hear after Route 4 got cleared out by Irene this dude’s been finding mad gold.

Speaking of our hometown, I think the Rutland influence in snowboarding is the strongest it’s ever been.

Yeah, it goes back to the Killington Block father, Pat Bridges. That pretty much is it, right there.

Rutland kids coming up, I honestly don’t know. But we got upstate New York, Johnny O’Connor, coming up. His parents actually own a hotel that we went to. They had this tavern and they hooked it up with food and drinks, that was pretty cool. I got respect for upstate New York, any of the neighbors in New England.

Are you surprised by the heroin epidemic in our fair hometown?

I’ve been hearing bullshit you know. It’s people didn’t grow out of it and just got into other styles of shooting and smoking.

Have you ever done heroin?

No, never done a needle or nothing.

That’s good, you’re a role model.

No one needs that. I think no one needs Acid either, I think it’s a little much.

Just keep it to the weed.

Yeah, just get some good, holy blessed flower and it’s good.

Do you make it back to Rutland much?

Not really. Last time was for the funeral, my dad that passed a couple months ago, and my grandfather passed a year prior. I was actually there on my 24th birthday, at the service for the G-pa. And then it was Tonya’s Birthday in July and then I was back for my dad’s service. I put a pre-roll and a cigarette up his sleeve and I left him a Budweiser in the open casket.

Sorry to hear about your dad.

It was bound to happen, he had emphyzema, but he was kinda like holding it in. Not really letting on it was as bad as it was. But it’s all good, all respect. I talked to him on father’s day before that and he kinda always knew the plan. I got a lot of hunting gear and like 15-20 rifles and weapons signed over for me from my grandpa from when he was a game warden. Did you know he was the first game warden to get killed in the line of duty in Vermont? It was way before I was born. There’s something at the main warden station up there for him, a foundation or something. You learn something new every year. Like I thought I was Scottish for a while, but Magoon comes straight from Ireland.

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Getting inspired. 

Wait, do you think it’s safe for you to have guns?

Well, in Vermont it’ll be all good. I think I’m going back and just try to find that good land and just make a a whole plaza. Skateboard in the summer, shred in the winter. Make cement stair sets, a gazebo up top. You’ll just be seeing footage outta there.

Your own private Sababa land?

Yeah, but back Vermont. I think it’ll be closer to Mt Snow so you can like drive around to New York and stuff. (The Gremlinz) are all overseas right now.

Woah, how did they get the bus across the ocean?

Haha they didn’t get the bus over there, yet. I think Nico is meeting up after New Years. I heard they’re going to Amsterdam, Germany, France.

How?

I don’t know, I don’t ask. Maybe the sale of their boards are going good over there. I heard some good stuff about their land though. They just made a new ramp and as he was bulldozing they broke into a crystal pocket. But that’s the good thing, Dylan Lunch, they made sure that everything is completely written for so no one can come in later and try to take any thing. They got water rights, mineral sample rights, all sorts of rights. It’s really kinda set up very good.

They’re smarter than they look.

Definitely.

Do you think Killington is still the shred epicenter it was was?

Well, you got Rosey, he’s just continuing KSA there. But you also got a lot going on down there at Mt. Snow. Honestly, there’s a couple skateboarders in Rutland, I think that’s the best. The Rutland skate plaza there in Howe center. I think that’s good for some of those kids that can’t afford to go up to the mountain. I don’t know the price of the passes and I don’t think kids get free passes through their parents anymore.

Is that how you got a pass?

Yeah, pretty much when I was young, Jeanie was working at the mountain and I got a pass out of that. That’s pretty much what got me up to the mountain, my mom working up there. That kinda helped out. My uncle helped out my mom and gave her money to get my first snowboard. It was a Nitro, orange with a racer black stripe down the side. At the bottom it had like a cobra with hot wheels burning out. The next one was a Burton. That’s what I kinda went off the first board I did with Tech Nine, the yucky charms one and how I had the fork on the bottom. I had that Burton Punch with the fork and the skull and the brain. Since that was my second board in life, I kinda put it around that. The only part was putting the spoon on the bottom. But that’s the only Burton product I had.

Are you embarrassed that you rode a Burton?

Yeah but I don’t remember it, I just remember that Nitro. The first ever free board I got was a Nidecker from Chris Piadik, when I was getting Electric from him. Some how I got hooked up a Nidecker. And the first day with that it dropped down the whole Killington U-ditch, I was so pissed.

Do you ever ride halfpipe anymore? Does Big Bear even have one?

Yeah, I like u ditches here and there. They’re fun. You know some blocks and some reverts and some human staple guns. Plants. You know that’s always fun. There’s a full size pipe and then a smaller one up here that’s pretty fun, but that’s the closest U-ditch I ever go in. Last pipe I rode was a while back up at Hood.

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Have you ever tried to answer questions and roll a spliff inside out? 

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened on the GBP bus?

I bet plenty has happened when I’m not there. I bet there’s plenty of what-nots. Definitely the most convenient is when you have a hammock so you don’t have to be in the sardine pit.

What’s the sardine pit?

It mostly the front half of the bus, they took all the old seats and put them up against the wall facing each other, and then you take the back supports off and you put em over the middle of the walkway and that turns into a double california king size. They got all the old holders, like backpack stands and pockets so you can still tie off a hammock.

You recently acquired Eddie Wall’s drop in ramp. What’s so special about it? What are your plans with it this season?

You can check it out in “That.” It could be even older than that. It could be one of the original models from Hanes Supply. I think the ones that they sell now, you have like four pieces. We have ten slats. It’s older and bigger. He’s had it from quite a while. Plus it’s just Eddie Wall, there’s probably been some cool cats around it. You can probably make it into a good smoking section too. You can fully go underneath it. This thing is like 18 or 20 pieces. Ryan Tarbell set it up first thing. We went down there and I asked Eddie if he trusted me to pay him when I can. But then I got $300 early Christmas gift towards it. And it came with an old Forum board bag as well. I already put it in a new bag, but I’m gonna use the Forum one for collections, I got an old JP forum already.

People still use drop in ramps? Don’t people just use winches now?

Yeah you can get a winch, we were talking about that too. People try to use bungees, they’re still around. There’s not much good old classic car tow ins and what not anymore. But the good classic drop in is just good. You might not even need pump bumps with this one. But new ones are like 3 grand and I heard they only make em when someone order them. I haven’t seen anyone else with one of these in a long time.

Just bringing it back to ’93.

This thing is so convenient, you can travel with it. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t have one. Eddie was about it. I asked him if other people were trying to get it and he was like, yeah, there was a couple people I didn’t know, but I’d rather know where it’s going. She’s in good hands. It’s an honor really. We’ll keep it going.

Is going under something really a trick?

Ducking and what not? It seems like if you’re gonna go under you gotta bash the top sheet or the front of the bindings. It’s best if there’s something you gotta duck real quick after you hit something. There’s all sorts of what-nots.

I guess anything is a trick.

Anything. Even a tumble if you ride out, it still counts. Keep it going, why just sit there.

What are your plans for the season?

I believe I am filming a Snowboarder Mag part this year and then I’m gonna try to get on some trips with Blum, I will be taking some trips with Ryan Tarbell, he’s filming a part for 686. And then Old Dirty bradshow for a 32 part so I’ll be taking some trips with them. Anto Mazzoti will be out and about. There is winch too, Ryan Tarbell is getting one. And the East is still eerie, a lot needs to be going down out there and I think I might be heading back there. But after this Snowboarder Mag part, we’ll see where it’s at. Cause if I’m not gonna start Prepared Accessories and get everything down in LA I could maybe just do it in New York City.

What’s Prepared Accessories?

That’s been something that’s on the plan. Deadlung did the logo, I just need to get it freshened up. I already got all the Legal Zoom papers to get it Trademarked and stuff, but I didn’t go put the logo on a patch yet. But it’s Bradshaw and myself 50-50.

But what is it?

Prepared accessories! Anything and everything. I could go for days, it’s anything. It’ll be dope materials, good shit. It may even be super exclusive and you can’t even get the shit if you’re not on the program. I honestly don’t know though, I’m honestly gonna try and keep the body good and just go as long as I can. Definitely feeling it. Then I don’t know, probably start my own company. Tonya’s dad owns a fence company so I can get like $15-20 an hour working fences, but I know I can get the whole land compounded and just go from there.

Who’s paying the bills? Any other shout outs?

Mostly Tech Nine, the last check for this month definitely helped out. Kept everything up to date. Jus Liv, Creeps and Jay there. And Pop’s BBQ where Tonya works. And then we got Jammie Pack, Tight belts, Cavier Gold, Silica Glass, Duh bolts, GBP. Got the Gremlinz, got Rutland, got Big Bear locs, American Stomping Terrors. Cyle is still hooking up, he actually got me a pass from Electric so I’ll still rep that shit. Dank Donuts, I’ll throw Meditator in there, fuck it. Snow Mafia. That’s mostly it. All mad respect to Yobeat all the time. Let it snow, everyone get your shred on and smoke some good weed when you can.

Lucas Magoon FULL PART

It has been a few years since Lucas Magoon has put out a full part, but man was the wait worth it. Welcome back Lucas!

GBP Gratitude Premiere

Words: Keenan Cawley
Photos: Danny Kern

Let it be known that this is neither your traditional Gremlinz movie nor traditional snowboard movie.

For one, it seems that those involved in the film have strayed from the antics of the past (fighting, tits, gunfire, destruction, etc.) towards a path of, dare I say, enlightenment. In other words, the Gremlinz have recessed back to their Mogwai state. The only strain that stayed the same was the gratuitous weed smoking lifestyle shots (highlight: the triple twist oooh lala). Other than that, the GBP boys have certainly expanded their collective pineal and this film is proof. I call it a film and not a snowboard movie because … well,  because that distinction should be made. Though there is a lot of boarding featured, Gratitude falls more in line with a documentary, or a lifestyle exposition, rather than an action sports cinematic display. Don’t watch this expecting it to be like all of the other movies that are to come this Fall; don’t watch this with any expectation. Watch it with an open mind and you will be hooked, entertained, and envious.

Now that you know this film is about more than just snowboarding, let’s talk about the snowboarding.

Matt Douglass tackles some of the heaviest spots out of the whole crew. Fans of Tyler Lynch will undoubtedly be juiced over his effortless style (Wes Kremer is – BOOM) and older brother Dylan handles his own as well. Shane Sayers is the most true scud carrying his own with original, raw style. And this would not be a true article if we left out what every visitor on Yobeat is probably deviously running their fingertips together and wetting their lips over: Tanner Hall has a part and it works beautifully with the movie. It’s all GoPro footage and it’s fucking nuts and blahblahblah let the “MY ANKLES ARE BROKEN!” commenting begin. Maddog also has some nice street clips too. The only reason why I’m mentioning the skiing is, I guess, for further forewarning that you need to watch Gratitude with an open mind.

If not, you will laugh at it and think it’s a joke and stay trapped in your puny, ignorant, little head and never experience true pleasure or enjoyment in your life.

It’s that fucking serious.

At least that’s what I took from the film.

Or maybe I just got brainwashed by Magoon’s part.

Oooooooh now you want to watch it. Sucker.

 

 

Seriously, Lucas Magoon is Still on Technine

There was a rumor floating around the last two days that Lucas Magoon might be on Smokin’. However, these rumors are false and here’s the official word on the matter:

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Contrary to what may have been seen on various websites, Lucas Magoon rides for Technine Snowboards. Lucas would to apologize for any misunderstanding as he has been a loyal Technine rider for nearly ten years and is stoked to be a part of the Tech family for years to come. Make sure you check out his Pro-Model line up of Boards, Bindings, and Signature Outerwear at a snowboard shop near you.

“Pardon the Confusion, I’ve Been with the ‘][‘ECH one year off a decade and have more ‘][‘ECH tattoos than years I’ve been with shredding for the ‘][‘ECH, You already know Technine is with me for Life” – Lucas Linwood Magoon

Lucas is currently filming for upcoming projects and is back in full effect. Look out for him in the snowy streets near you soon, and check out www.technine.com for all the latest.

Phew, glad that’s settled!

A Dank Day in the Park w/ Johnny Miller

Jupiter People & Dank Donuts present “A Dank Day In The Park”, a web series showcasing some of Bear Mountains local talent. This episode features Johnny Miller, Will Bateman, Lucas Magoon, Mathias Nordby, Bob Abrams, Keoni Kaimuloa & Jake Schaible.

Film/Edit: Kyle Schafer
Additional Filming: Robert Toste

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Songs: Beherit – Nuclear Girl, Beherit – The Gate of Nanna

Movie Memories: Keep Talkin – Lucas Magoon

We always want to do throwback parts (that’s even why we came up with Movie Memories in the first place), but many of the old school filmers that made these aren’t down with the Internets and we DON’T ENCOURAGE PIRACY. Luckily for you, Chad Otterstrom is down and when we saw parts from his project Keep Talkin’ come across the feed, seemed like a perfect time to track down Chad and get some memories about the movie. First up on filming with Lucas Magoon.

[Gooner] was living in Breckenridge at the time, so I knew if we just hung out he would get a part. I don’t think I ever had a real conversation with him that whole year. Every time I talked to him I never really knew what was going on. It was just all mumbo jumbo. It coulda been me too, I’ve never been one to talk straight. He’s changed a bit since then, I saw him the other day and actually had a real conversation with him. Hes still one of my favorite snowboarders. Hes actually way better at snowboarding than he gets credit for and he gets a lot of credit.

Strap’d Up Video Magazine – Volume 2

Produced By: Matt Inglis and Jeremy Landy

Editing By:  Matt Inglis, GBP-Zach Lefter, Markass Mondays, Jeremy Landy, Mobbin- Blake Axelson

Big Thanks To: THE MAGOONS, GBP, MARKASS, MOBBIN, ICKS, EZRA RACINE, Dan Singleton

And you for watching!