A beautiful after hours sunset shoot up at Mount Hood Summer Snowboard Camp with Rick Millett. Filmed on August 3rd and dedicated to the memory of Mark Stegall. After a short notice and almost disastrous leaving of the batteries on a charger at home this shoot went well until the batteries died on the GoPro so we missed a couple landings at the end but its all good that’s life!
The music track is one of my favorite Sapient songs remixed, peep his site www.sapientkills.com make sure you grab his new album “Tusks” and check out the video he produced for the remix, it’s one of my favorite music videos it’s so raw and well done you would think he is a video editor, dude is a savage!
We just got some love on our favorite local snowboarding blog http://www.timberlineparks.com with a super post of all out Timberline Videos from this season! Big Thanks to Adrian Blair for starring in our films and putting together this blog for free for the people who shred Timberline!
I wanted to do a post on my good friend Buddy Elias who has been a huge inspiration to me since I met him with Chief at the Adaptive USASA National in at Northstar a couple years back. Needless to say he has gone through a lot over the years but he is still out there snowboarding and skating like a mad man! That perseverance is my inspiration any day that I get down on the world I always think of Buddy and how strong he is and it fires me right back up to take life head on and never give up! I normally steer clear of this type of thing but please vote for him at Fast Company 2010′s Most Influential Person Online the link will take you to his page and make sure to peep his videos and read his story, he does what he does cause he loves board sports to the core!
Feature Story February 1, 2006 The Amputation That Freed the Inner Athlete
For years, Buddy Elias lived with painful wounds, shunning medical treatment for fear of becoming an amputee. What he never realized was that inside his injured bones lived an extreme athlete just waiting to come out.
By Tim McManus
Every night for 8 years, Buddy Elias stole into the bathroom in the middle of the night to complete a grisly ritual. With the door locked, his daughter and wife sleeping peacefully down the hall, Elias would gingerly unwrap his bandages and look at the feet he never let anyone else see. Elias would painstakingly clean and dress the open wounds and ulcers that were rotting the flesh from his feet, inch by inch. Occasionally, he would use suture scissors to trim the bone sticking out from the dead skin on his toes. Over 8 years, Elias amputated six toes using that gruesome method. His feet tightly wrapped, Elias would hobble on his heels — the only part of his feet he could bear to have touch the ground — back to the bedroom of his Fresno, Calif. home. The man who would later complete 360s on his snowboard and become an extreme sports athlete as a left transtibial amputee was dying a slow, painful death because he didn’t want to have his foot amputated. And because, he admits now, he was more than a little stubborn. A habit that’s tough to kick In 1992, when he was 21 years old, doctors diagnosed Elias with Buerger’s disease, a rare autoimmune response to tobacco use that causes acute inflammation and clotting in the arteries and veins leading to the hands and feet. Continue Reading »
Just got a link to this article that Annie Fast did on Transworld’s website about getting the last rides of the season and she linked our video for Timberline! Thanks Annie!
I’m sure you guys have heard me talking about this group at some point or another and for good reason! The Sandpeople have been hard at work for years progressing Hip-Hop towards a more positive message with lyrics that have great depth and content. I’m very picky when it comes to Hip-Hop you won’t hear much about cash, cars and chicks on my playlist! That is where the Sandpeople fit in, from their first album “Points of View” they captured something I was always looking for in hip-hop: reality. No I’m not talking about them rapping about how “real” they are (if you have to claim it all the time, it’s probably to cover for how unreal you really are) but how they manage to put daily life into their songs and create something I think a lot more people can relate to. The one thing I know for sure is they keep putting out great music year, after year and every time I play it for somebody they ask “who is this? It’s really good!” so I wanted to share this with my friends who haven’t got a chance to ride in my car or hang out at my house! They have three free albums you can download at www.sandpeoplemusic.com. With their main producer Sapient at the helm they’ve been getting even better! I recommend downloading all of the albums, but “Famine Friends” Sapient’s latest solo album is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time. After you are done playing those out make sure to grab The Prime’s “One Uppers” Sapient and Luckyiam from Living Legends combine to one up the industry!
If you live in Portland make sure you check out Debaser’s “Peerless” CD release party this Saturday May 8th only $5. The Sandpeople Crew will be there along with some other guests for more info go peep the facebook event page.
Sapient’s relentless persuit of perfection and his ablility to stay awake longer than anyone else is paying off for you! Here are the links to two more tracks off Debaser’s new album that were leaked!
Debaser “Don’t Sleep f/ The Grouch”
Man it’s been crazy the last couple weeks and I know I’ve been neglecting you all out there in webisode land so here is the last video we did after Paintbrush was built. I’ve been so busy traveling and working I sent it to Adrian Blair over at www.timberlineparks.com to do the names and end graphic then I never posted the fruit of our teamwork! So we are heading up tomorrow to get some sweet video and get this train a rolling! With winter hitting late I’ve been on the road for the last couple weeks and we got some great new footage so stay tuned!
We just finished our trip to Utah to visit Raysha Gladfelder, one of our upcoming riders, at the age of 17 this girl rips hills with some of Utah’s finest! Guided by Nick Ropelato and the Renegade Sports crew we punched up into Idaho and battled the weather for a couple days getting some shots in the trees, but on our last day we finally got some breaks in the weather and got several setups for filming. We finished the trip with a group HDR photo. Webisode of this trip coming soon!
Premonition Films met up with the Snowhunnys crew for a trip to Eastern Oregon last week ! We met up with local and team rider Nicole “Marmot” Sullivan. She boondocks the trees like no one’s business on an Arctic Cat M1000, a very large machine, it was very impressive to watch! We got some bluebird sunny days in and had a blast ridding some perfect powder with her. With many laughs had by all, we look forward to riding again with her soon. It was a great trip, the drive was a bit rough with a major headwind in the gorge, freezing rain, and curvy, snowy backroads into the mountains, but it was worth it! We had wonderful time hanging out with her, unfortunately halfway through the last day see blew out the connecting rod in her engine and we had to leave the sled behind! She already got it back and is working on having it fixed as we speak. I’m sure she will have it done soon, due to the fact she is a very motivated rider and wants to be out on the hill as much as possible! Here are some pics of the trip to tide you over till the webcast comes out!
We are hosting a family Friendly Break Dance party/Art Festival down at the Salmon Street Studio on New Years Day! There will be free food, art hanging on the walls, live musical performances, and break dancing by Oregon’s best crews. Donations are accepted at the door by the Forty Fifth Parallel Oregon Zulus Universal Nation. All the money raised in this event will go towards putting in a dance floor in the studio for break dancing and other events! Come down check us out we might even have a suprise video showing more details later this week! Friday, January 1st from 6pm-9pm at 109 SE Salmon Street Suite C, Portland, Oregon 97214