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Thursday 12 December (next Thursday) at 8pm at The Ship, Marlow for the Sputnik Movie Night. Support your local snowboard shop and get stoked for the mountains!
They are Showing Jake Blauvelt's Naturally at 8pm, followed by Nike's .
Free sweets and good times.
You can watch the trailers for both on the Event Facebook Page.
On their quest for the perfect spot, GoPro athletes Travis Rice, Lynsey Dyer, John Jackson, and Chris Davenport embark on an adventure to draw their lines in Chile’s most epic untouched powder. Equipped with their GoPro HERO3+ cameras, skis and snowboard, they capture the majestic Chilean Andes for “Let Me Take You To The Mountain” like you have never seen them before.
Frosty dawn surf sessions. Epic powder days. Nights out with new friends. Every memorable sunset that reminds us why we chose the sideways life in the first place.
Nokia and Burton’s latest innovative collaboration, Transitions, is a celebration of the road and the journeys that define our lives as board riders.
The project saw six riders and friends head to New Zealand’s South Island to put the new Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone through the ultimate product test.
The crew travelled from Christchurch to Wanaka, exploring the country’s surf, snow and skate scenes, and capturing every new experience and encounter – sound, image and film – with the Lumia 1020’s incredible 41 megapixel camera.
"Not only was this one of the most spectacular trips I have ever been on it was also one of the most enlightening” says BBC Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh, who took part in the trip. “From quake-damaged youth culture in Christchurch to the man who wrote the rulebook on snowboarding, this was a journey in every sense of the word."
The resulting Transitions website is epic in scale, features interviews with top pro riders such as Xavier de le Rue and Mikkel Bang, and is a beautiful and immersive mixed media record of the journey.
The award-winning producers from Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announce the release of the Higher trailer. Ten-time Snowboarder magazine ‘Big Mountain Rider of the Year’ and O’Neill teamrider Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with Deeper, his 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. His 2012 sequel Further took him to the planet's most remote mountain ranges and earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic ‘Adventurer of the Year’. His environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama's 2013 ‘Champions of Change’. Now, Jones and his crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the highest standard for the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from Teton Gravity Research.
“I have set up my life around finding and riding the planet’s best mountains for snowboarding, and Higher represents the pinnacle achievements in my life as a snowboarder,” says Jeremy Jones. “As much as I appreciate all the accolades I have received in snowboarding, these lines mean the most to me. They are my lifetime achievement awards.”
Higher traces Jones' snowboarding journey from hiking Cape Cod's Jailhouse Hill as a child to accumulating several generations' worth of wisdom and expertise about thriving and surviving in the winter wilderness. Jones has gathered old friends and new to pass the torch to the next generation of big mountain rippers, leaving tracks on signature lines in the close-to-home playgrounds he's made his own around Jackson Hole and Lake Tahoe, and making history with far-flung first descents in the Eastern Alaska Range and an unclimbed, unridden spine wall in Nepal's Himalayan mountains, where the stakes are as high as the peaks themselves.
The latest Warren Miller film "Ticket To Ride" lands in cinemas later this month, and you can save £1 a ticket with SCUK.
Back in 2009, Xavier De La Rue participated in the Relentless documentary ‘Lives of the Artists’ which saw him on a daring expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. It was this particular trip, which inspired him to push the boundaries of modern film-making and to action a documentary that would showcase the steepest and most beautiful lines at the very bottom of the earth; this was soon to become, ‘Mission Antarctic’
Enlisting the assistance of French sailing legend Jérôme Poncet and his boat the Golden Fleece, Xavier and fellow rider Lucas Debari were able to reach otherwise inaccessible areas of the world’s most unforgiving continent in search of terrifying, but beautiful landscapes to use as their playground
Under the huge pressure of expectation that comes with such an epic expedition, both riders were forced to overcome gruelling challenges, that at times, pushed them up and beyond the limits of their capability, whilst battling the unpredictable weather of the Antarctic Circle
With their evolving focus on music and long standing relationship with Xavier following the success of ‘Lives of the Artists,’ Relentless have teamed up with renowned composer Aiden Lavelle and Jim Carroll of Pure Love to compose a score that comprises both dramatic orchestration and raw, but melodic guitar, to accompany the film
Sponsored by The North Face and Swatch, and produced by Timeline Films in association with Camp 4 Collective, Mission Antarctic will be exclusively screened at the Curzon in Soho on the 7th November, whilst the score is performed live alongside to create a truly unique experience for all in attendance
Mission Antarctic will be available at Film festivals worldwide and on iTunes in early December. SCUK will be sending Martin Ritchie along to the premiere this Thursday and he'll report back soon.
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NIXON supported a Snowboard movie production "Almo" managed by one of their riders - Morgan Lefaucheur. He has been flying the Nixon flag for many years as a rider (and still is), and also created this new project 2 years ago to push the level of European production and riders worldwide.
This year they came up with a bangin Snowboard movie, winning some awards during latest Snowboard movie Festivals with their new baby called "Drôle de vie".
Most of the riders are Nixon sponsored and they've pushed the limit last season, thanks to mother nature that gave us lots of snow and with their style and skills on snowboards.
Easy and fun to watch, you should definitely check it out.
Summer is a funny time in the UK for snowboarding. Whilst the wider world is sunbathing, BBQ-ing and surfing, our hardcore riders are still throwing down week after week inside the chilly cocoons of our indoor slopes.
We at GONZILLA.TV thought this was a prime opportunity to get indoors, shake off this unexpected and quite frankly inconvenient heatwave and get some real work done.
The idea was simple: hold an after hours filming and photo session for the core locals, and show what really goes on behind closed doors week in, week out in our beloved fridges. Except we wanted to make it sparkly and rad-looking.
We were lucky enough to source a camera jib (crane type thing) and some pokey lights from Definition Media (cheers guys), and Ross Needham had a contact for a drone filming operation.
We also wanted to get a local up and comer on the stills involved, to give them a break and to breathe some new life into the shoot.
We'd seen some shots that Luca Bailey had shot during a session earlier in the year and we were impressed by his eye and his whole attitude towards photography. We liked the cut of his jib, so to speak...
TSA's Doug Johnson had an idea for a feature set which we unfortunately misinterpreted and whilst the guys did a good job of testing in the session beforehand, the conclusion was that it wasn't working well enough to get some decent shots.
So in true Tamworth style we rearranged the slope in record time. We had the signature missile and big black gas pipe set up side by side, and scraped up just enough snow to build a kind of half pipe between the two, offering maximum transfer opportunities.
We also had the down bar and donkey rail set up, backlit with a single spotlight.
This shifting was all very well and the right decision, but it only left us with an hour to get the shots.
I was operating the jib & gave myself 30 minutes with it as I only wanted 2 or three good shots. The rest of the time would be spent filming with the tripod and hand held to get a variety of angles and shot sizes.
Doug Johnson blew all our minds as standard. He displays effortless steeze for a long lad and quietly got on with a playful array of transfers, taps and spins that would melt your grannies heart.
Calum Paton had a great night. With a trick bag that would give Santa Claus a run for his money, his technical prowess is second to none, stomping trick after trick with solid confidence, no messing about.
Sean Miller spent his time filming on the rail set, prancing around like a lunatic as the riders threw down hammer after hammer.
Ross Needham's main goal of the evening was to gap from the downbar take off to the kink of the donkey rail. He took some harsh slams – at one point he pretty much landed on Sean - and the inner sanctum of the Snowdome still resonates to the sounds of his chilling screams.
Matt Higson was his usual productive, chilled, methodical self and layed down several perfectly executed tricks in about 40 minutes before retiring to watch the rest of the session go off. His work was done.
The Papercut Media guys Matt and Harry built the drone themselves. It accommodates a DSLR camera with remote gyro, GPS stabilisation, the lot.
Doing it for the girls we had Isabel Jones – who was throwing shapes with impressive style on all features – as well as young gun and certified mentalist Helen Pigka.
Disregarding the option to turn, Helen is a fan of throwing herself at the gnarliest hunks of metal at full pelt, slamming hard, brushing herself off like it ain't no thing and repeating the whole experience until she lands it.
Talking of young guns, wee scamps Leo Fordham and Harry Winnard had managed to sneak into the session in order to play with the big boys even though it was way past their bed time. They soon proved that they know what's up, with Leo busting out a blinding 360 out of the donkey and Harry locking in some badass style with his front board to fakie.
Tamworth stalwarts Jamie Campbell, Ronnie Organ, Charlie Quinn and Paul Coley were also in the mix and gave us exactly what we wanted – we got a true representation of what goes down in a typical Tamworth session.
Looking back at the footage we were blown away by how much we managed to capture in just one hour. Tamworth's tow rope provides fast laps and we ended up with over five solid minutes of useable shots.
We would like to thank Tamworth Snowdome for being so accommodating as always. Look out for the video at GONZILLA.TV and all respectable disseminators.
n the fourth and final episode, Burton Presents RESORT [SNOWBOARDING] features the riding of Mark McMorris, Danny Davis, Peetu Piiroinen, Jack Mitrani, Christian Haller, Werni Stock, Roope Tonteri, Marko Grilc, Ben Ferguson, Gabe Ferguson, Redmond Gerard, and more. From Danny’s signature Peace Park session at Squaw Valley and the Streets at Seven Springs, to massive man-made features, this group of riders has again raised the bar on park riding.
In the fourth and final episode, Burton Presents RESORT [SNOWBOARDING] launches this Friday, October 25th, and features the riding of Mark McMorris, Danny Davis, Peetu Piiroinen, Jack Mitrani, Christian Haller, Werni Stock, Roope Tonteri, Marko Grilc, Ben Ferguson, Gabe Ferguson, Redmond Gerard, and more. From Danny’s signature Peace Park session at Squaw Valley and the Streets at Seven Springs, to massive man-made features, this group of riders has again raised the bar on park riding. If you missed BACKCOUNTRY, STREET or WOMEN, check them out in the meantime.
Burton Presents RESORT [SNOWBOARDING] will be available to view and download on Friday October 25th.
After the success of the London premier of Adidas Snowboarding's Naturally, the only other UK screening is taking place on Sunday night, hosted by Boarderline, in Aberdeen.
It's showing at The Tunnels, and is totally free. Doors open at 7pm.
There will also be one free pair of Adidas Snowboarding boots of the winner's choice being raffled off on the night!
For more info, contact Boarderline: firstname.lastname@example.org 01224 626996
The third of a four-part series, Burton Presents WOMEN [SNOWBOARDING] features the riding of Kimmy Fasani, Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter, Arielle Gold, Enni Rukajärvi, and Cilka Sadar. From the backcountry, to the halfpipe and slopestyle, watch as they break down the stereotype that women can’t hang with the guys. These riders don’t just talk about pushing limits and why it’s so important for women’s snowboarding—they show it.
SCUK have teamed up with Picturehouse Cinemas to give away two tickets to see the incredible new documentary The Crash Reel.
About the film
Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker (WASTE LAND) helms this riveting film, which follows champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce in the years after a devastating accident ripped him out of the competitive sport.
Combining intimate footage of Kevin learning to adapt to the effects of the accident with a jaw-dropping exposé of modern competitive snowboarding and its unchecked dangers, THE CRASH REEL is a candid, painful but ultimately uplifting documentary.
Contains strong language, moderate injury detail and sporting accidents.
The film will be playing at Clapham Picturehouse as well as Picturehouse Cinemas all over the country on October 15th. To find out your nearest venue, head to the Picturehouse site.
To win a pair of tickets to the Clapham showing
Head on over to Twitter.com and post a tweet mentioning @ClaphamPH, @snowboardclub and #LOVEYOURBRAIN, then make sure you follow both @ClaphamPH and @snowboardclub.
Two winners will be picked on Monday 14th of October, and should be able to make the showing at Clapham Picturehouse in South London at 8.30pm on October 15th. Winners will be notified by direct message on Twitter. Each winner will win 2 tickets, we will require names of those attending on Monday. Tickets are not transferable to other venues.
Burton Presents Women (SNOWBOARDING] features the riding of Kimmy Fasani, Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter, Arielle Gold, Enni Rukajärvi, and Cilka Sadar. From the backcountry, to the half pipe and slopestyle, watch as they break down the stereotype that women can't hang with the guys. These riders don't just talk about pushing limits and why it's so important for women's snowboarding – they show it.
The [STREET] episode features progressive street riding from Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Mark Sollors, and Ethan Deiss. Look for insane wall rides, huge handrails, massive gaps, and more from this creative team of urban assailants.
The third episode is coming in two weeks.
The teaser for the 2nd episode of Burton Presents STREET [SNOWBOARDING] is now live.
After Backcountry it's now time to hit the streets featuring Jeremy Jones, Zak Hale, Mark Sollors and Ethan Deiss.
We got a sneak peek of this gem of an edit from Yorkshire's main man at the Nike première on Thursday, and predictably, it went down a storm!
Featuring some of Jamie's ridiculous slopesyle hammers as well as some of the sickest street riding ever on UK soil, it's not one to be missed!
Lipstick's ‘Boobilicious’ series from the last season was always a great watch, so before the Movie drops in the next month or so, the Boobilicious riders have put together this edit of their best bails from filming.
There are some serious ragdolls in here and some epic spots, so we look forward to the movie. So far premieres have been announced in Berlin, Munich, Poland Snowboard Festival, Ljubljana and London with more details to follow soon – watch the girls take a bonk or two in ‘Slamilicious’.
Burton’s four-part web series, [SNOWBOARDING] kicks off today with the release of the first episode, BACKCOUNTRY. This episode takes you deep into the mountains of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, Switzerland, and beyond. Featuring the riding of Jussi Oksanen, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Nicolas Müller, Mikey Rencz, and Mark Sollors, BACKCOUNTRY highlights heavy riding on massive cheesewedges, natural big mountain lines, hairy cliff drops, and soft landings. If this is an indication of what’s to come for the rest of the series, we are all in for a treat.
You can download it for free here or just watch it below.
Nike's new movie "Never Not" premieres this Thursday in london, and we here at SCUK have 5 pairs of tickets to give away to lucky SCUK Members!
You may have caught part one whilst it was free for 24 hours yesterday, but we are offering you and a friend the opportunity to watch the whole thing at and exclusive screening in London this Thursday evening.
EDIT: Congrats to our lucky winners and thanks to all who entered!
Here's the teaser, the full edit can be watched on www.burton.com this Friday, September 13th.
If you wanted proof that the Winter Olympic fever is going to hit the UK this season then look no further, as Channel 4 announces its primetime live TV show that will launch celebrities into Winter Olympic disciplines, and yes it does include Ski Jumping - mon dieu!
We're obviously hoping for some pretty competitive confrontations but live in hope that they'll convince some poor Anne Widdicombe-esque character to don the lycra and hit the luge.
Here's Channel 4's announcement...
This winter Channel 4 will be on the piste celebrating both the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and a brand new epic live prime-time event show The Alpine Games (W/T)
Stripped over 10 nights in early 2014, the Twofour / GME produced show will see 12 celebrities get to grips with the nerve shattering physical and mental discipline needed to compete in the most demanding and dangerous winter sports events.
Coming live from a mountainside in Europe twelve well-known faces will confront their fears and each other to compete each night in a series of extreme open air alpine challenges. Competing contestants will be trained by expert coaches and Olympians in some of the most terrifying winter sports including skiing, luge, skeleton, slalom and ski jumping.
With training VTs, slow-mo replays, heart rate monitors and point-of-view cameras Channel 4 viewers will get the ultimate piste-side experience witnessing all of the speed, danger and emotion that the competitors will encounter.
The 10x60’ series was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Factual Entertainment, Liam Humphreys and will be co-produced by Twofour and GroupM Entertainment.
Of the commission Liam Humphreys said: “This promises to be a hugely entertaining and ambitious event and we can’t wait to take both our contestants and the audience on a white knuckle, vertigo-inducing ride in the New Year.”
Twofour Group Creative Director Andrew MacKenzie added: “ The format is simple and compelling; the scale is enormous. I’m looking forward to seeing our first skier patiently waiting at the top of a large ski jump ramp.”
Richard Foster, Managing Director, GroupM Entertainment said: "We were approached by Twofour to partner on The Alpine Games prior to the initial pitch to Channel 4 and were excited by the scale and potential of the format. This series is a good example of GME working in partnership with a producer and a broadcaster to help realise a hugely ambitious project."
TSA are super stoked to finally bring you the full details of the UK premiere of Absinthe Films new shred flick Dopamine.
On the 16th of October TSA will be heading down to Cargo in Shoreditch, London, for a night of insane snowboarding on the big screen. Dopamine features some of the best riders around, you'll witness some of the most ballsy and technical riding that was caught on film last season. But that's not all, as TSA have tonnes of sponsor give-away's, special guests hanging out (we'll keep a lid on who they are for now) and Monster Energy DJs spinning tunes till late in the night. It's going to be an epic night.
So how do I ticket to this we hear you say?
Simply register for a pair of FREE tickets at www.snowboard-asylum.com/absinthe
If the ticket pre-registration exceeds the venue capacity they'll allocate tickets by a random draw.
The UK Premiere of Dopamine is brought to you by The Snowboard Asylum, Salomon Snowboards & Monster Energy, with support from Anon and Wingman.
* Please note you must be over 18 to attend this event. If you are under 18 you will be refused entry.
Fancy joining the UK’s premier snowboard magazine and writing, shooting and talking about snowboarding for a living? Well you’re in luck… Whitelines have just started the search for a full time online editor to join the team in their London based office.
Full details here.
Congratulations to the current incumbent, Sam Oetiker, who is off to Munich performing much the same role for sister magazine Onboard.
Not a headline we've used before. WBB ep12. Enjoy!
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