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The Ben Fawcett Interview

The Ben Fawcett Interview

November 10, 2009
  Words by Russell Holt Photography by Andrew Fawcett Ben is the youngest of a trio of shredding brothers who are straight-up stylish buggers. Be it on cement transitions with his skateboard or on the hills of Thredbo with his snowboard – Ben’s got a kind of style that makes…
VIDEO – Follow The Pow

VIDEO – Follow The Pow

November 10, 2009
The Aesthetiker crew explore amazing unknown resorts in Austria and Italy. Follow the Pow Friends. About The Aesthetiker: The Aesthetiker were founded in the early 90’s and the one and only official crew activity was to write ‘die Ã?sthetiker…’ on every Snow, Skate and Surfboard. For many years the only…
NZ 2009-10 National Teams  Announced

NZ 2009-10 National Teams Announced

November 10, 2009
NZ National Team Member Nick Brown throwing some backflips in joy over his selection in the team.Photo: Vaughan Brookfield The New Zealand Snowboard Union (NZSBU) this week announced its 2010 National Team and Development Squad. The 46-member NZSBU team represents the pinnacle of New Zealand snowboarding today and embodies all…
Shaun White’s New Halfpipe tricks VIDEO

Shaun White’s New Halfpipe tricks VIDEO

November 6, 2009
Pipe freaks start frothing. Red Bull have released the videos of Shaun White’s new tricks on their website. His new tricks were learnt with the aid of his very own private halfpipe that cost Red Bull a reported $400,000USD and included a foam pit to get tricks dialed in before…
VIDEO – Falls Creek Teaser

VIDEO – Falls Creek Teaser

November 5, 2009
We came across this teaser from Australian – Ollie Pop Films. The Crew are from Falls Creek Australia and are creating a local film called THE YEAR THAT WAS. Clips features Keiran McLaughlan, Cheyne Southwell, Jason Currie a a bunch of other ripping locals. We love the local content –…
Ken Block and His Cash

Ken Block and His Cash

November 5, 2009
Well you may have seen this already as its been around for a few days. The former owner and founder of DC Shoes, Ken Block has been busy spending his cash and coming up with more fun ways to enjoy his Millionaire Status. His well known antics in the rally…
FYVE Melbourne Launch Night

FYVE Melbourne Launch Night

November 5, 2009
FYVE Snowboards & Skateboards have banded together with Obvious Apparel to hold the biggest and baddest product launch ever in Melbourne! Featuring huge sponsors and hook ups with some of the best talent to be found this is going to be one big night you don’t want to miss. Where?FYVE…
2010 Winter Olympic Torch Relay Begins

2010 Winter Olympic Torch Relay Begins

November 4, 2009
The Olympic flame lighting ceremony in Greece. The flame was then flown to Victoria, British Columbia to start its 106 day journey. Image: VANOC/COVAN The 106-day journey for the 21st Winter Olympic torch has began. Arriving in Victoria, British Columbia on Friday October the 30th, the torch has begun its…
Red Bull Illume Contest Announces €30,000 Leica Prize

Red Bull Illume Contest Announces €30,000 Leica Prize

November 4, 2009
  www.redbullillume.com Confirmed today: the winner of the 2010 Red Bull Illume Image Quest will receive a Leica S2 camera and equipment to the value of €30,000. The winning photographer’s image must make it through a number of stages before being chosen as overall winner. Once the submission phase is…
Signal Snowboards Lands In Australia

Signal Snowboards Lands In Australia

November 3, 2009
Ambur distribution has just announced it’s partnership with Signal Snowboards for the 2010 snow season. Ambur is a new distribution company operating out of Melbourne. The owner of Ambur Distribution, Travis Laird, commented that “we are stoked to be representing this up and coming core snowboard brand. We are glad…
Shaun White – Project X Halfpipe

Shaun White – Project X Halfpipe

November 3, 2009
If you’ve seen the Burton B-MOVIE then you have already seen Shaun White’s Secret Halfpipe that Red Bull built for him to train for the 2010 Olympics. It’s one insane set-up built up in the mountains of Colorado at a resort called Silverton. Red Bull reportedly paid about $400,000 US…
Helmets Made Complusory for Snow Schools

Helmets Made Complusory for Snow Schools

October 30, 2009
Intrawest, the company behind nine resorts in the US has issued new guidelines that make helmets compulsory for children having ski and snowboard lessons as well as all students having freestyle coaching, regardless of age.A helmet is now going to be included in all children’s ski and snowboard rentals from…
2010 Snowboard Movie Review and Rating

2010 Snowboard Movie Review and Rating

October 29, 2009
The inside line on ALL the Snowboard movies of 2010.490 minutes of movie watching (that’s over 8 hours of watching other people snowboard). Charles Beckinsale – DC Am, submitted himself to the pre-Northern Hemisphere season movie assault and watched every new release that was provided to us care of VAS…
Snowboard “Bible” By Burton – Get it here

Snowboard “Bible” By Burton – Get it here

October 29, 2009
Burton Snowboards are renowned for coming up with creative snowboards solutions and also for their slick catalogues that are more like snowboard bibles for the committed. For 2010 they’ve again created what’s called THE GOOD BOOK. It even looks like a bible with some sexy gold leaf pages and a…
New Version of Neighbours in Whistler

New Version of Neighbours in Whistler

October 28, 2009
A new TV drama made for MTV called PEAK SEASON has started to air in Canada. Best described as a bad Neighbours for Whistler! (If neighbours could get worse?) It stars a bunch of random Aussie snowboarders including this all-time Aussie transplant named Doyle (tall black guy with a fro).…
Jake Koia’s New Website

Jake Koia’s New Website

October 22, 2009
Yep you can now follow one of New Zealand’s top shredders on his brand new website.Jake doesn’t talk that much unless he’s really drunk so it’s more than likely that if you don’t know him well you’ll find out more about him by looking at his blog than you will…
First Real Bag Jump for Southern Hemisphere

First Real Bag Jump for Southern Hemisphere

October 22, 2009
Rider: Ethan Morgan (GER). Photo by Georgina Cleave Cardrona resort in NZ has in place the Southern Hemisphere’s first real on-snow bag jump. As you can see in the photo, the set-up allows snowboarders and skiers to hit it as a straight jump or from each side as a half-pipe…
30-50cms of Snow Falls across NSW Snowy Mountains

30-50cms of Snow Falls across NSW Snowy Mountains

October 7, 2009
Over 30cms of snow has fallen Thredbo resort with more on the way during the day. Photo: Reggae Elliss The snow gods continue to tease us with another huge dump of over 50cms of snow up high across the Australian Mountains. In Thredbo there is already 30cms in the village…
Early Snow Falls Continue in Banff, Canada

Early Snow Falls Continue in Banff, Canada

October 6, 2009
The first snow of the season has hit Banff-Lake Louise’s three ski resorts! Snow has blanketed the mountains all weekend. “With the base already building, we’re sure it’ll be a great season, from opening day onwards,” said Dan Markham, of Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine. And opening day isn’t far off, with…
Treble Cone NZ Closing Weekend – 2.5m Snow Base

Treble Cone NZ Closing Weekend – 2.5m Snow Base

October 2, 2009
  Looking across Lake Wanaka towards Treble Cone. Press Release Wanaka, New Zealand – October 2, 2009 – Closing weekend is upon us after what many have called the best winter in the past ten years. Treble Cone will be open top to bottom with the deepest base depths in…
Forum FOREVER Movie Premiere – Melbourne

Forum FOREVER Movie Premiere – Melbourne

October 1, 2009
October 8 will be the day Forum will Forever blow your mind.Get yourself down to the Station Hotel in Prahran for cheap drinks $5 pizza and the new flick from the greatest snowboard team of all time. Watch the teaser   http://www.forumsnowboards.com
Battle For Supremacy to Air on Fuel TV

Battle For Supremacy to Air on Fuel TV

September 30, 2009
  Nathan Perry Frontside 540 over the Mt Dew Hut – Team Quiksilver. Photo: Rory Gardiner   The Battle For Supremacy – Dew Hut Jam will air on Fuel TV in Australia October 5 and 7, 2009. The Battle For Supremacy snowboarding event was a new concept for 2009 and…
Video – Eero Ettala Wins Freestyle.ch

Video – Eero Ettala Wins Freestyle.ch

September 30, 2009
Zurich, Switzerland Freestyle.ch 2009 draws in a major crowd In each of the four disciplines Sunday, glowing audiences bore witness to the making of the following freestyle champ title holders: snowboarder Eero Ettala (FIN), freeskier Sammy Carlson (USA), FMX pilot Dany Torres (ESP) and skateboarder Jean-Paul Ronchetti (GBR). A grand…
South Island NZ ski areas on track for scheduled closing

South Island NZ ski areas on track for scheduled closing

September 30, 2009
Press Release from NZSki 30 September 2009 Following end-of-season snow top-ups this week, good spring skiing and riding conditions are expected to continue at Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables ski areas in the season wind down to scheduled closing dates throughout October. Coronet Peak ski area is due…
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