09/9/09

Pole Jam Fest

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Mentally spring has arrived but weather wise is not here yet. I went up with Liam, aka. L.P.R. to get some stuff done. We ended up shooting 2 pole related features, in the pic above, the first one, took us like 1 hours to set it up.

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The light went flat but that didn’t stop L.P.R. from stomping a sick FS 180 Melon. Hiking back to the next spot.

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On the way to spot number 2. L.P.R. doing some dirtboarding. We waited for the sunset to get some cool background … but the clouds rolled in and never happen. Whatever … we’ll be back.

09/8/09

Keep on shooting

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After a morning of sorting stuff out for another shoot that I have in mind, made my way up to Snowpark to get some shots. Jay Walsh and Joram Makuru hiking it to hit it. Aaaah, and my board over there with a broken binding, I was a 1 footer all day. Sketchy!!!

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And after, while the NZSBU meeting was on, I kept exploring possibilities for other shots that I want.

09/6/09

Rockride at Treble Cone

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So after having a nice day off, Dylan and I went up to Treble Cone to shoot this wallride/rockride he spotted few weeks ago.

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Here I’m standing on the top of the rock ride we went to shoot. I tried to get some “help” from the  ticket office … nah, not cool enough. But Ski Patrol was super cool and let us finish our shooting. “Just destroy the jump after so no punters can hit it” he said. Hahaha.

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Dylan after getting the shot and destroy the take off. Punters proof. Done.

09/4/09

Some freeriding at Ohau

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So for a change, Dutchy, Holler and I decided to go up Ohau, few hours from Wanaka. Pretty excited about all the lines we saw driving up.

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Out of the car, up the chair and let’s hike. The poor’s man snowmobile.

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Yeap!, jealousy … lines, lines, lines.

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After hiking, scoping and shooting some stuff with Dutchy, time for a break at the cafe. This is the view from the inside… more lines.

09/4/09

Get – Some – Powder!!!!

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Went up to Cardis after a big storm. It was on. By 9:30 everything was tracked and full of people. In the pic, Tim Pierce filming for another NZsnowboard.tv episode. You can check it out here.

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So after all the in bound lines were done, Joram and I went into the side country to get some shots. Robett and crew joined for a while.

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Few shots in the bag, time for some good old fun. The crew hitting the start of the Boardercross track as a QP. Hahaha, that trainer was so off it!!!!

09/1/09

Winter Games – Big Air

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Last event of a freakn’ busy month, the Big Air at Coronet Peak. View from the side of the jump.

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This is the not-so-cool part of the game. Not even the people who won medals for New Zealand could get in. Just for “those” special people who don’t even touched the snow.

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So after the comp Tim and I rolled by the Red Bull house in Queenstown to catch up with Dave and Caleb. And we found a way better atmosphere than the VIP lounge up Coronet. By the way, on the screen on the back is the new Manual #35. Coming out soon.

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And then even more rain on the drive back. A few days of editing coming ahead.