Nuff people say they know they can’t believe, Different Direction has a snowboard team. We have the one Mario, Fuego and Sebi.
The fastest of the fastest of Rockland, Go to olympics, fight for Jamaica.
The fastest of the fastest of freestylers, Respect to the man Rock Veda.
We’ve ordered a rock band, we got a rock band. Well, anyone missed pow during the last weeks? We really enjoyed being out there, filming for “Whiskey Mountain” with the final team for at least this season. Mario Käppeli, Thomas Fuego Feurstein and Sebi Geiger are a real team. There is “Fuego the Kid”, always motivated and mental trained, “MariO”, just with shit in his head and massive styles and Sebi is the man.
Despite “endless” pow this shoots been full with bails, knock offs, a bubble blue but and watch it yourself.
So what needs every house party? A rock band. With “The Bloodeegles” in concert, some valley friends, visitors, madams and ppp we´ve celebrated beeing alive. Luckily grandmothers long case clock is still one piece, thx Peter for trusting us. Whiskey Mountain. One Love. One Peace.
I have to tell you it wasn’t a easy season start for me after new year. I got sick so I had to stay in the bed for one week! after I got the OK from the doctor, my trip started on the 12th of January ‘ hunting for snow’! I drove with our photographer ( Alex Papis) to our first stop to Italy to meet up with our filmer as well with my riding friend Fredrik Evensen.
The base at the first stop was insane but the snow had a crusty layer on top so we couldn’t do not much! We tried some more spots but we got not really lucky with the weather conditions ( lots of wind……) after three days watching weather maps we desisted to travel to east Tirol to find better snow there! I remember first day riding in between trees I got a little bit frustrated because the snow base was not good enough to do big stuff! The day after we tried another ski resort but the weather got super warm, on 2200 meters around + 3 degrees. After that day we had to find a new location with better snow, so we did a few phone calls as well we check some more weather maps. At the next day we packed the cars and we drove to south Tirol and there we found good snow and we could finally start shooting for the new Pirates movie!
It looks like Ullr has been hearing our prayers, as snow continues to hammer mountains across the country, keeping the backcountry open for business. If you’re into powder facials and spending endless hours in the white room, this round up is for you.
As backcountry boards tend to fall on the pricey end of the shopping spectrum, we did some research and found the top 5 most reliable backcountry boards under $500, to aid all you powder fiends continuously chasing down your next fix.
Ride The Slackcountry
When the blower days arrive at the resorts, head out of bound and get back to that good old powder face-shot treatment with the Ride Slackcountry. A powder influenced HighRize Rocker lets you surf the snow and take it all in while the Slackcountry takes care of the rest even. Along with Ride’s Slimewall sidewall technology that quiets chatter, Carbon Array 3 Laminates increase stiffness throughout the board so you can slash massive rooster tails the entire run. Safe to say there won’t be any true slacking happening here.
(Bellingham, Washington) Hana Beaman invites us into her home in Bellingham as she prepares for backcountry season. Experience her perspective on exploring uncharted powder and what she envisions for the future of women in snowboarding.
Music: “I’m Not the One You’re Looking For” by Hunx, “Silk” by All India Radio, and “Oh Mein M” by Dum Dum Girls