Snowboarding

Too Hard Presents: Still Hard

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The second film from the ladies of Too Hard, Still Hard is Danyale Patterson’s brain child. This film features soon to be legends like Danyale, as well as many up and coming ladies, all of whom worked super hard for this 2013 release. Enjoy some good tunes and trippy editing while watching these ladies raise the bar for women’s snowboarding.

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And so it begins…Early season riding!

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Lookout point on the traverse back to the gondola

Its the most wonderful time of the year! Or at least it feels like Christmas morning to those of us jonesing for snow. Seeing flakes falling from the sky for the first time last week gave quite a few of us a reason to grin, as well as the pictures and posts from the mountains reporting steady snowfall.

Good news continued when Killington resort announced it’s opening weekend for October 25th. That Friday the lifts started spinning for pass holders, and the next day the public. I was lucky enough to make the trip Saturday and hit the slopes.

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Girls Gone “Wilder” (A film by Roxy)

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Roxy released their newest snowboard flick a few weeks ago, and you can watch it all thanks to Vimeo. These ladies are going wild, but not in a way you’d expect. You can find them absolutely destroying the urban scenes around Quebec, Utah and several other hometown spots. The flick does an excellent job showing us you don’t always need to be on a mountain to enjoy snowboarding.

Smoothie Operator

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As we all know, getting in shape before winter hits is a great idea. A helpful way to supplement all of your hard work is obviously by eating well. Smoothies are a great way to fuel up post work-out, or a great start to your day. Read on for some great recipes.

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Keeping the Stoke: More Shred flicks

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Hopefully you snow lovers have been out there preparing for winter. I’ve been doing some skating, working out and enjoying all the great snow porn out there.

If you didn’t make it to Jake Blauvelt’s new film premiere, Naturally here in Burlington on September 27th, you missed a showing of some amazing powder turns 2 years in the making (in part due to a shoulder injury). The film focused on Blauvelt’s back country riding mainly taking part in untracked British Columbia, while intertwining a story line on his road to recovery. A great documentary, it also introduces the snowboarder’s newly formed non-profit cause, Mountain Light Project which focuses on getting kids snowboarding who would not normally have the opportunity to do so.  Definitely worth a watch, check it out!

Another premiere is happening this Friday at UVM. Celebrating 10 years of shred, Think Thank Productions; Think Thank is Brain Dead and Having a Heart Attack is being shown at 7:30 (doors at 7). It is sure to be one of the best freestyle videos this year, so if you are interested, get on this opportunity. Below is a Facebook link to the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/512660032160500/

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Welcome: Forest Bailey

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Figured your hump day could probably use a little pick me up. So for some pre-snow inspiration, heres a video of a local Vermonter killing it. Forest Bailey was just added to Adidas team, and will most certainly continue using his unique style  to do amazing things.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend and are going to be around the Burlington area, Jake Blauvelt’s new flick, Naturally will be premiering at the Roxy theatre downtown. Come have a good time and support another local Vermont rider!

Rome snowboards annual tent sale will also be this weekend. If you need anything, head to Waterbury for some good gear deals.

Have a good weekend!