Winter. It’s on. Rob Kingwill reports from snowboardmag.com that, “After a series of mishaps and malfunctions, including stalling out my Subaru and not being able to re-start it, switching vehicles, forgetting my snowboard in the process and then spilling a 16-ounce cup of hot coffee all over my truck, I finally made it to the mountain. The Tram line extended a long way back, so I decided to switch it up and ride the gondy for a few laps to let the line calm down.”
Big Sky, Montana and big mountain badass, Tim Cowie will now be flying the Compatriot freak flag for us in Montana. Awesome, Tim. Welcome to the team. Look for Tim at Big Sky or the North Face Masters this winter.
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.
We’ve teamed up with Krush.com to give you an exclusive look at our Winter 2012-13 snowboard and apparel line. Head over to check out all of our products dropping this winter. Be sure to rate the entire line for your chance to win a free Compatriot prize pack!
Kinger is ready for Jackson Hole opening day. Frankenstorm is about to drop 6 foot on West Virginia?!? Tahoe got a 3 foot dump and Squaw Valley opened for a total of 4 hours last thursday. 4 resorts are open across North America, a ton more in Europe and I think 1 is still holding on in the southern hemisphere (New Zealand). Are you ready to shred? Well, Rob Kingwill isn’t waiting anymore. We’ve got the evidence below.
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.
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.