Thursday, April 30, 2009

WOW~NBA Folks


Photo ESPN

OK really, I'm a huge Basketball Fan! Think about your favorite fakie tre flip from your favorite skater. Yeah thats how I fell about ball. Anyways this series between Boston and Chicago is the most entertaining NBA basketball I've seen in years. If you a person who enjoys pure entertainment watch game 7. There's a ton of good games left in the payoffs sure, but this will be a awesome event to consume.

So man up with crew grab some Za and beer, watch this shit its fun!

Ole the Hardwood.

And go Wolves!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MonteVideo Site Is Live


Thunder In Your Heart from Autumn Line on Vimeo.

And here's the first jem of a edit, man can't wait to rent RAD and Thrashin' tonight.

Check out what the boys at Autumn Line have been up to this season.

Life Report:season in south sweden. vallasen, vemdalen and beyond

hej corduroy peter, hur ar laget?

mid winter i moved to Halmstad Sweden to be with my girlfriend Sofie. both of us have done alot of seasons and lucky for us there is some shreding to be had 25 minutes away from our new kick ass loc near the ocean. The hill is called Vallåsen and it's just like riding in the midwest but there were only a handful of shreder's. It's also the closest place for the Danish to get on snow- The danish and swedish are very different people for being such close neighbors. to stereotype, the swede's keep it clean and the dirty danish drive a couple hours north to Vallasen and smoke weed, drink on the slopes and dodge babies while bombing down on their snowblades. I saw a creative game of tail-passing a huge pink dildo down the slopes played by some party'n danish.

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but yia, Vallasen's hills are spirit mt minnesota in length, three lifts, night riding and the atlantic ocean to your left as you ride down. i met 5 swede-kids who ripped and helped out in the park and we had fun talking broken swedish/english and doing park laps together. season pass price was average and rely's on cold temps and man-made snow to keep it alive til the end of march and is a similar set up to buck hill, troll, wild... the owner of Vallåsen was telling me that he had some family in minnesnowta and goes there often. He new of all our shred spots we talked about where I grew up riding at Hyland. I am workin on that guy to let me do his park since I was shaping it daily anyways...and maybe help to motivate and throw some real events. lot's of potential there.

Vallasen melted off the end of march with farewell sessions on the big booter in the slush slop action. In the beginning of april Sofie and I took off in our RadRocket road tripper north to Vemdalen, Bjornrike and Klovsjo to extend the winter. it's near Ostersund about halfway up the country is rad with terrain- way more than i expected from sweden and 20 feet of snow up there is normal for a season. the three resorts were all on the same pass and close to each other with great parks and terrain. jump comps, high speed butters and getting busted for bringing our own beers to outdoor restaurants were some highlights. staying in a friends cabin, we enjoyed the 8:30 sunsets sweden has this time of year, hitting backyard mini jumps and grilling during our apres shred.



My friend from st. anton austria is picking me up in his van on this wednesday april 29th for a 3 week roadie up to finland, riksgransen and Norway. free lift tickets and hiking... STOKED! POINT IT! CORDUROY!

Sara Winger Winner Volcom PBNJ Finals


Photo.Snow-Rev

Sara went to Mammoth to rip the finals, she stop by before she flew out and had a mindset of ripping it. Well looks like thinks worked out well for young Sarah. Not only does she come up on some loot, but it looks as though she going to be get a interview on Fuel TV's Daily Habit show. Looks like a few other Midwest west kid my have made it but I'm not sure who they are.


Photo.Snow-Rev

You can read some press on Volcom here and Snow-Rev here.

Also Show your Midwest Love and vote for Sara on the Street Team or just check her page.

Ole' Midwest Women Rippers!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Corduroy Lifestyles Very Own Winner


"Art entries from shop kids for the Rome SK (Shop Kid) Contest have been received from around the globe, and the judging has finally come to a close. A ton of good work was submitted by a lot of dedicated shop employees, making the decision a difficult one.


In the end, the Rome SDS is pleased to announce that Michigan native Mike Forester, hailing from Casualties Skate, Snow and Surf in Marquette, MI is the winner of the SK Contest for 2009-2010.

Mike is one semester from graduating from Northern Michigan University with a design degree, and has been one of the key shop employees at Casualties for over three years. His submission to the contest was packed full of 80’s skate references, nod’s to cult movies, and an overall perspective that can only be gained from years on the grind, riding as much as possible, tuning boards, and making it so others that walk into his shop can enjoy the life of shred as well.
For the coming 2009-2010 season, the Rome SDS expanded the idea behind the Artifact SK that it has made for the last two years. This time, the idea was to let the shop kids create the art for the SK products that are made uniquely for them. More than ever, the idea was to listen to kids on shred.
After talking with Mike on the phone last week, it was clear that this kid not only has art talent, but ambition as well. As the winner, Mike wins some loot and a stash of SK product. Once the school year is over for him, he will be packing his car, swinging through Detroit, and head to Waterbury, VT to join up for a summer internship, where he will put the finishing touches on his submitted art for the Artifact SK and the other SK products.

Once Mike finalizes the design with the art crew at Rome this summer, the SK products will be available exclusively on Rome’s Operative Program for shop kids and resort employees.

Congrats to Mike for winning the contest.

And thanks to Casualties for keeping kids on shred on the UP of Michigan."

Big ups to Mike for busting ass on this and all the shit he does. Thanks for being apart of Corduroy Lifestyles!

Ole' The Forester

Monday, April 20, 2009

You Got That itch? Damage Has Got You?



DAMAGE BOARDSHOP PRESENTS “DAMAGE REVISITED” AN AFTER SEASON SNOWBOARD SESSION MAY 9th, 2009 @ SPIRIT MOUNTAIN.

GET IN ON ONE OF THE FUNNEST DAYS OF SNOWBOARDING MINNESOTA HAS TO OFFER IN MAY! THIS DAY ALSO MARKS THE 4th ANNIVERSARY FOR DAMAGE BOARD SHOP. SO COME OUT DO SOME SHREDDING AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.

TIME: 9:00- 4:00
COST: $25 FOR ALL DAY SHREDDING
LOCATION: SPIRIT MNT. TERRAIN PARK

A WAIVER HAS TO BE FILLED OUT AND SIGNED FOR THE EVENT. IF YOU’RE UNDER 18 WE HAVE TO HAVE A PARENTS SIGNATURE. TO SPEED THINGS UP GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND PRINT OUT THE WAIVER. YOU CAN BRING THE WAIVER AND PAYMENT TO DAMAGE ANYTIME BEFORE MAY 8TH OR BRING IT TO THE EVENT.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING THIS EVENT POSSIBLE!

DAMAGE BOARDSHOP
1904 WEST SUPERIOR ST.
DULUTH, MN. 55806
218-724-4027
www.damageboardshop.com

Victor aka Serious Content Simco Presents Bear Dates


Trick Tips @ Bear Mtn California from Viktor Simco on Vimeo.

Yeah Victor and Brandon serious time on the slopes of So-Cal. Classic example of a Date ....... fill in the blank.

Monday, April 13, 2009

60 seconds of Methods



I love Methods this is like Finnish Method Heaven. Hope it entertains you as it did me.

Ole' Tweaking your deck!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Victor vs. The Bear


Ashbury Squeals Bear MTN. from Viktor Simco on Vimeo.

Victor sent over this edit of him and Brandon Larsons Adventures in Bear land and beyond pong. Have fun!

Midwest Super Runs

This Superpark was great. Crews of heads from MN, Down State MI, WI, and The U.P. shredded in a great posse of ripping runs love. It was something I'll always remember, all these people are great riders and good friends. Smiles were our prizes, and everyone got first at Midwest Superpark this year. Here's some photo's in reverse of two days I was in Marquette MI.


Started with WII and ended with as well, note the character that Jess made me. Spot on!


Spartan Victory, to bad it didn't work out that well in the end. Funny game. Some Drank.


Jamie watching the Green and White. Wings later were prefect.


Cameron Method note the knees. Tucky.


Brandon tails it is.


Mouse ollie, earlier Mouse Back 3 this super buttery, it was dope.


Levi Method great trick, great dood.


Riley's Twolves for life. Check this super blog with tons of great finds on the interweb world, I've been peeping it a bunch.


Forester and roommates put up about 12-14 heads it seemed like. Jake and Tommy nothing but smiles on this fine afternoon.


Pine Knob crew, Dean, Jackson, Marcus, and a Mouse.


Cameron and Erik


Rob and I


Marie always highfives!


Tent Land, the resting place of shred.


Some of the SUPERPARK event.


SAMMWICHES.......


Charlie morning pre-run smiles.


Where it ends it shall begin. Matty thanks for the love.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nathaniel Harrington Ashbury Demo Photos Featured


This gallery is brought to you by Snowboarder Magazine

Corduroy Lifestyles contributor and Midwest shred gone to Bear to hang and shoot has reaped a small reward of being posted on Snowboarder Mag's Website. Sweet, bonus Victor Simco, Brandon Larson, Eric Fernandez and Marie Hucal shots in here too. Kick ass!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Local Gnar... Keep The Streak Alive



Calling all Midwest camera holders, lets do this! Two years running a Midwest entry has won 1st place. Lets keep it going!
Get your clips, friends, and edit it down to get the hype up! Here's the the link Romesnowboards.com. Info below-Good Luck!


"As another season is winding down, and the deadline for Local GNAR entries is soon approaching.

Nothing beats spring shred. Warmer weather, softer landings and daily parking lot tailgate good-times means it's time to get out there and get footage of that trick you've been working on all season.

Local GNAR is a contest that celebrates, promotes and publishes these videos from local scenes around the world.

For the third year in a row, Rome wants to check out your Local GNAR video and hook up the best videos with $$, publication and prizes. Get your crew together in the early season and make a video about your perspective on snowboarding. Keeping it to 5 minutes or less, get creative with the editing, include only your best shots, and put it to music. Rome's riders and in-house crew will check out the submissions and vote on the top three videos. As always, the winning videos will be the ones that most make us want to go out and shred in May.

•1st Place: $1,000, two (2) Rome Artifact snowboards, three (3) Rome 390 bindings, twenty (20) GNAR t-shirts

•2nd Place: two (2) Rome Artifact snowboards, three (3) Rome 390 bindings, five (5) pairs of Rome gloves, ten (10) GNAR t-shirts

•3rd Place: three (3) Rome 390 bindings, five (5) pairs of Rome gloves, ten (10) GNAR t-shirts

All entries have to be received by May 1, 2009, so get that last minute footage and get to editing."

Hello Ladies



Midwest Lady Rippers event recap video. Thanks to Melissa for making this happen for the second season.

If you haven't came to rip it girl you best step up next season.

Ole' the Shred

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Family Fun Lutsen

My homie Tom hit me with a Lutsen trip idea, a ride in and ride out condo and a long weekend of shred with Tom and Kop sounded great to me after a short yet fun trip to Whitefish. Feeling like I hadn't ridden enough this season I needed another strong trip to focus on ripping with homies. No contests no expectations just some riding. We launched toward Spirit on the Thursday morning to meet up with Eric Christopherson and get some runs. It had just ice stormed a day or two before we went up. It provided interesting conditions and features which we would rip all weekend. The riding was fast and the fun factor high.


Eric about to rip Spirit's ice pipe


Ripping it


Kop getting some


Way up north is mining country


Crazy big equipment


Lake Superior views on Moose Mtn


Ice Trees all weekend Lutsen was closed Wednesday prior to our Thursday arrival


Kop Ice tree ollie to ice landing


Mystery Mtn


Switch Run Challenge on Eagle Mtn


Eagle Mtn


Midday beer break on the porch


View from the porch


Eric groomed the park Saturday night and came out to ride Sunday


Kop stoked on the sun


Tom too


Celebrate Hamms


Number 1

Trip was fun, thanks Tom for driving! I hope to get some video of us tearing around Eagle soon form Kopish.
I'll blast that when I can.

Monday, April 6, 2009

To Coach From The Team



Coach Forester gets a solid send off for the season from the Team. Sounds like it wasn't a perfect season but it had its moments.

Lusten shots still coming and Superpark weekend on its way as well.