Archive for September, 2012

Last week I competed in the Final leg of the New Zealand aspect of the 2013 World Freeride Qualifying Tour.  It was held at Ruapheu which is located in the Central North Island of New Zealand.  The mountain is one giant volcano so the snow, weather and terrain are all very unique for any ski resort.

I competed in the event last year so was familiar with just how icy the snow could be and what was necessary to win the event.  I was stoked to put it together for the 2nd year in a row coming away on top.  The run highlighted in the video above and the photos below are not from my winning run!  Sorry I don’t have any footage of it!

 

For more news check out:

 

NZSnowboard.com

 

MSN Sport

 

Coming around on a back 3 at the top of the venue. 

 

Setting up for a pow slash on one of the only pockets of deep snow on the venue.

Final drop.

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I rarely get to use a head cam, but here are a few shots from an afternoon mission with Ruari MacFarlane after we both blew out of the Black Diamond Big Mountain Event….

Here’s a little edit some filmers put together from six days  of competition spread out over a few days…  I got roped into narrating the video, I think they must like the thick American accent!

 

Check out the montage I put together for the 2012 Surf to Summit contest in New Zealand.  We were asked to submit a short video as to why we should be invited on the 5 day surf/snowboard road trip and this is what I came up with.

 

Although I never really film the best aspects of the trips I am on, I am pretty happy with the result.  I guess it is difficult to try to get the shot whilst attempting to have so much fun.

 

Let me know what ya think!