valkyrie exposed.

Rob creates the graphics for his Compatriot Valkyrie right before your very eyes. From his house to riding it on fresh powder. Rob shows you how to get it done. That’s 40 hours of footage compressed into 3 minutes. Whew.

Fall Update : Harry Kearney

 

It’s been a long, hot summer, friends. But the end is near (grab a beer!). Winter will soon be here. Compatriot Harry Kearney has been maximizing the long days and getting ready for winter. He sent over this photo from Red Mountain Pass from this past spring and had this to say, “So the snow was horrendous at that time in spring, massive dry spell, so we were trying to get creative and went and shot at night. Everything about it was sketchy but the method felt right. Its up on Red Mountain Pass. Fun time. Its been a summer of Sabbath for me man!

Harry Kearney’s Top 3 Albums of Summer ’12:

1. Black Sabbath: Vol. 4
2. T.S.O.L: Change Today?
3. Pantera: The Great Southern Trendkill
If Pantera can’t alert the snow gods, than nothing will.

Ride with us

Bryce Yamasaki rode all season strong on a 158 Rob Kingwill Valkyrie getting first place in Mt Hood Bone Zone Banked Slalom and a rad feature in the current issue of Shred NW Magazine. Do you need more power and camber out of your board like Bryce? Tired of whack and trendy technology that does nothing to little for your riding? Ride with us. Thanks, Bryce.

going bonkers

More from Kingwill and his epicly good times at Tailgate Alaska. The photo of Rob and Mikey Basich pretty much sums it up. Smiles all around, with good friends. Thinking of going next year? You should. Resorts in Alaska, The Northwest and California are still open. Get out before it all flows into the streams.

the season is not over with: harry kearney

Harry Kearney just in from the last month of getting buck in the white room and grocery shopping with the mini cart. Slushy snow and sun might be the call now or heading to Hawaii or Mexico to stick your feet in the sand. I think Harry will just be skateboarding and listening to metal. Probably the new High on Fire album. Harry, what’s the call?

last call

Last call is coming quick at Squaw Valley. You’ve only got one more week to point it and send it at your favorite Nor Cal resort. KT-22, Headwall, Siberia, Granite Chief. Pick your poison. Don’t forget to stop by Namasake afterwards for $5 dollar beers and hand rolls.

You cannot know how far you can go, unless you try to go too far

Northern Lights. Thompson Pass, Alaska. Tailgate Alaska. Wish you were here? You betcha do. Photo by Kinger.

tailgate alaska

Rob Kingwill made it up to Tailgate Alaska this year. When Kinger throws the metal sign, you know he’s having a good time. Thompson Pass, Alaska.

Lines from the base. Lines for days.

Kinger stretching it out.

Not bad, huh?

Shadow play? Or snow ghost?

Tailgate Alaska. Wish you were here. The pilgrimage is always worth it. Just ask Kinger.

winter ain’t done yet

Winter isn’t quite over yet. I know the lifts have stopped spinning in Jackson Hole, but they are saying 2-3 feet of fresh in Tahoe by saturday morning. It’s always winter somewhere, and thankfully, we’ve still got some white stuff coming down in North America. Lifts, sleds, helicopters, snow shoes – get out and get some before it’s too late.

Dos Hombres : With Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones rides damned hard and has for years. His new part in “Dos Hombres” is testament to that. Thanks for keeping up inspired, Kevin. Checkout KJ’s board this year by clicking here.