Friday, July 10, 2009

Scotty Shaw is one of the best handplanters in the world

Pat Bridges - Editor of Snowboarder Magazine said this inprint a couple years ago. If you have seen Scotts' plethora of handplant tricks, you would have to agree. I on the other hand think he has one of the best POWDER turns in the world... so... I guess he is a really damn good snowboarder. I was going to show a bunch of images of him Jumpin... but that will have to be another post. Wait.... If he is that good at HANDPLANTING, POW, AND JUMPING.... Why is he not getting paid by a bunch of people? Simple answer is... Scott rides because its fun!

--- Although I am sure he would love a big pay cheque for doing it.

Many would say he is one of the most Under-rated snowboarders in the world... So. You do the math. He has a list of "best of's"....

How to feel COLD on a HOT summer day

Shin doing his best to make this snow look deep.. Snorkel anyone?

Skye so deep he could use some scuba... You cannot tell, but this turn is on a Noboard... Yes. FUN

Just think about some deep blower interior POW!
Happy Summer everyone!

Treehouse Ewok Village style..

Somewhere up the Squamish Valley is a beautiful piece of land with an amazing view. Actually the views up the Squamish Valley are all quite amazing...
This spot though, is very unique. Working most of the time alone, and some of the time with the help of a few friends lured with cold beverages and big smiles.... This particular land owner is doing something different.

Posted up above his solar-powered, live in Airstream trailer is a huge hillside filled with tall giants. Last summer a few of these giants started to be transformed. The plan will be completed in time, but slowly is becoming a site from old movies... Ewok Village...

Walking paths from a steep bank, out to platforms in the trees, complete with staircases, a bathroom, cooking area... Yes..

Of course these things are not completed yet. The masterplan is not quite worked out.. But as you can see - It IS underway.

So.. How do you feel about sleeping in a treehouse swaying in the wind 50 feet in the air with a million dollar view???

I'll let you know when I get to try it out!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tj Schneider

TJ and Kitty

So its been almost 2 seasons since I was able to get out and shot shred shots with TJ. He has been so busy traveling the world, somehow our paths have not crossed. I was finally able to connect with him a couple weeks ago on his way up to coach at Camp of Champions. He stopped by my place to do a few portraits, and brought along his dog Kitty.
Its good catching up with old friends... funny when some of them live so close but everyones timelines are so different.

Tj is a talented man - check his board graphics, tshirt designs, art and photography... not to mention the countless side projects. Most people will have no problems finding out anything on TJ. His life is an open book... blogging it up, or making himself available on one of the numerous websites out there.

So.. to be different I just pulled some random interview questions from the intronet.. sent them to TJ and said I was blogging....He was back to me faster than flys on .... well, you know.

Jeff: If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would say to them?
Egon Schiele , id say hey whats up and then we would chat for a while.

If you were a cookie, which would you be?

What the longest you’ve gone without a shower is?
I went a good 10 days last summer when we were hanging in the woods with

What is your favourite colour of socks to wear?
white , but i do like to wear black dress socks , they feel nice.

Do you wear boxers or briefs?

If you were an animal, what would you be?
probably a bat.

Do you prefer Coca Cola or Pepsi?
coke but i like pepsi slurpees.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
paper water colors and some magazines.

What band could you listen to on repeat all day?
kind of like spitting.

...for more info on TJ you can go to SNOWBOARD REALMS for his video project, or to TJ'S WEBSITE where you can see his art, photographs, and all the good stuff.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Things that make loud noises, and bright flashes are cool.