skateboarder Laura Fong-Yee shares with us the technique behind a nose manual.
Sandra Lahnsteiner, professional freeskier from austria, explains how to do a proper face check before a freeride contest or filming session.
surfer Kristi Olivares documented how she was able to follow her passion for surfing all the way during her pregnancy in 2013. she made a video which shows that being pregnant doesn’t automatically mean you will have to stop being active. Kristi simply adjusted her surfing to ensure the safety of her unborn baby and herself, for example switching to paddling & taking off on her knees instead of lying down on her belly. she also chose to ride smaller waves where she always was fully in control.
the video is both inspiring and fun. check out how much Kristi enjoyed her surf!
watch how the best 3 ladies Amber Schuecker, Liz Kristoferitsch and Manuela Mandl dealed with the conditions at the big mountain hochfügen.
here comes the wakebabes section from Amber Wing’s all female wake movie “Sets in Motion”, featuring the talents of Jen GilanFarr, Cassandra Scott, Stephanie Campbell, Tynna Rosero and Zuzana Vrabolva!
you can watch the whole movie on the Sets in Motion website:
Liz Daley is an outstanding athlete, in my opinion. not only is she a great snowboarder, riding difficult terrain, but she’s also a climber and mountain guide.
here’s an older video about her:
the backcountry magazine has interviewed her and you can read this piece here:
the whole Liz Daley profile can be found in the current (february) issue of backcountry magazine.
the incredible girls skate network provides us with another gem – a bunch of legends (for example: Vanessa Torres, Amy Caron, Nora Vasconcellos, Tierra Cobb, Lacey Baker) are featured in this video, enjoying a session at avocado heights.
her name is Hannah Roberts, she’s 12 years old and she enjoys riding her bmx bike. check this young talent out!
here’s a video recap of the fourth annual vans girls combi classic 2014, which took place from january 17th to 18th 2014 in orange, CA.
you can read a nice report of the contest here.
out now is “ALL IN”, a movie about the snowboard life of Nicola Thost. Nicola Thost is a living legend. she won the halfpipe contest at the winter olympics in Nagano in 98, had several pro models with nitro and burton and continues to snowboard until the present day. she started the project “sprungbrett”, where she coaches people, especially kids, to become better snowboarders.
learn more about Nicola in ALL IN!
official video info:
ALL IN a documentary by Michael Haunschmidt
stay tuned on facebook.com/thostnicola
What can you achieve when you start spending all your time on snowboarding? How far can you get when you give it ALL IN? Those where the overwhelming questions when I started snowboarding. The answer to me? That the passion to do exactly what your heart beats for is the strongest driver in life!
Some people say, I may have won a few more competitions if only I had not taken that much risk or if I had not pushed the limits all the time. Maybe. But then again: I am not a competitor at first, I never was. My commitment has always been directed towards joy and genuine satisfaction. From the beginning until today I love snowboarding for a few simple things: beeing on a mountain, sharing soulful times, out there in the nature, travelling places, with friends or by myself. Of course, medals and titles are a magnificent recognition for all the effort. And yes, competitions are an important part of sport. But dropping in on fresh powder day or a newly shaped pipe, landing a trick for the first time, sharing these moments with your friends or even the world – that is what lasts forever, that’s the magic of snowboarding and it is what I love snowboarding for from the beginning until today!
This movie is about all those moments, about success and failure, about taking risks and taking chances. It”s about that very intense, fast forward, rather short career in the early days of snowboarding. And it is about passing it on to the next generation that feels just the same inner fire, this bringing generations together by the same belief – to give it ALL IN.
I met the 20-year old Michael Haunschmidt from Austria about 4years ago when he showed up at one of my rookie events with his younger brother. Since then he’s been filming most of the clips for “Sprungbrett”. Last winter he released his first very own snowboard-movie and right now he is out there following the Pow with a crew of snowboard Pros working on his new film. Michi was ALL IN from the very beginning creating this documentary with his immanent passion for film-making. So proud. Thank you, Michi. vimeo.com/michaelhaunschmidt