After traveling close to 15,000 miles, pro snowboarders John and Eric Jackson have finally made it to Chile in episode 14 of their web series "Brothers on the Run." Due to numerous setbacks that occurred throughout their multi-continental road trip that began in Alaska, the brothers are forced to leave their trucks behind and hop a flight to Chile to stay on schedule.
Once they land in the bustling capital city of Santiago, they head straight into the mountains where they spend several days in the backcountry. The conditions are seemingly perfect and the crew sessions deep powder, steep lines, and a massive backcountry booter. All is well, until both brothers find out the hard way that the jump's landing was too flat for the tricks they were spinning. Just what happens to the dynamic duo? See what unfolds in episode 14 of "Brothers on the Run."
Danny Kass, the snowboard pro known for his insane snowboard skills and off-the-wall personality, joined legendary Swiss film company Absinthe to film for their highly anticipated 2012 release, "Resonance." In this episode of "Flipside," the web series that delves into the making of the film, Kass and crew travel to pro snowboarder Gigi Ruf's hometown of Arlberg, Austria. The powder was plentiful, which created perfect conditions for the pros to go big on a man-made jump deep in the Austrian backcountry. See Kass in action in this entertaining episode of "Flipside."
When traveling 15,000 miles, setbacks are bound to happen. In the latest episode of "Brothers on the Run," a web series that chronicles pro snowboarders John and Eric Jackson's journey from Alaska to Chile, the brothers are faced with a major delay deep in southern Mexico. Unmarked roads and traffic jams leave the brothers and their trucks stuck in the same spot for hours.
Despite the unnerving delay, John and Eric make the most of the situation and break out their skateboards and guitars to pass the time. Then when the traffic finally breaks free, a downpour erupts, creating hazardous conditions and causing the crew to stop once again. But the rain turns out to be more of a blessing than a hindrance, as John uses the water for a much-needed shower. Then it's back on the road, to the southern-most point of Mexico, where the crew stops for an evening in an unnamed village. John says the stay-over was "one of [his] favorite nights of the trip." See why in episode 11 of "Brother's on the Run" below.
The never-ending stream of snowboard teasers is still flowing, and this week we were bombarded by Nike, Roxy, and Quiksilver with their very different releases of trailers that collectively had us shaking in our boots. If these edits don't motivate you to go pull on your outerwear and run around the house, we don't know what will.
"Nike Snowboarding Project," Nike Snow: Nike has upped the ante as usual with their 2012 "Nike Snowboarding Project," which will include three different chapters of edits, with each chapter worked on by different filmmakers and featuring different heavy-hitting snowboarders. Filmmakers Joe Carlino (Nike Action), Brad Kremer (Burton and Mack Dawg), and Justin Hostynek (Absinthe Films) worked on the first chapter, which is being released Oct. 16. The teaser below is a little preview to all three perspectives and provides a glimpse of what each filmmaker was working with. They've covered all their bases with riders slaying the backcountry, taking over terrain parks, and charging the streets. All together the project features riders Johnnie Paxson, Jess Kimura, Halldor Helgason, Justin Bennee, Jed Anderson, Sage Kotsenburg, Louie Vito, Gjermund Braaten, Jamie Nicholls, Danny Kass, Ethan Morgan, Jan Scherrer, Peetu Piiroinen, Austin Smith, Gigi Ruf, Nicolas Muller, Danny Kass, and Eric Jackson. A little bit of a mouthful, wouldn't you say?
"Wanderlust," Roxy Snowboarding/Peepshow Films: Roxy and Peepshow have joined lady forces and created one hell of a chick flick. The handful of rippers in "Wanderlust" provides us with so many dynamic and different riding skills that when smashed together, it creates a ridiculous and amazing ball of shredding. Peepshow is known for technical and stylish urban riding while Roxy's team gets us in the halfpipe, park, and big mountain riding. "Wanderlust" looks to highlight all sides of women's snowboarding as well as offer a simple vibe of fun and camaraderie. It features riders Torah Bright, Erin Comstock, Robin Van Gyn, Corinne Pasela, Joanie Robichaud, Danyale Patterson, Ty Walker, and Kjersti Buaas.
"Quiksilver Team Montage," Quiksilver Snowboarding: Although this isn't technically a teaser, per say, it still got us as giddy as a 15-year-old girl ogling Justin Bieber. Riders Bryan Fox, Will Lavigne, Travis Rice, Danimals, Johnny Brady, Ted Borland, Alex Beebe, Matt Belzile, and Jake Olson-Elm get together in this team montage, get after it, and paint a perfect snowboarding picture with their different styles and abilities. Urban, big mountain, parks--you name it, and they've got it.
John and Eric Jackson are back again with the latest episode of "Brothers on the Run," a web series that follows the pro snowboarders on their journey from Alaska to Chile. This time, the brothers link up with pro surfers Bruce Irons and Coco Nogales in Mexico and test their surfing skills in double overhead waves.
After catching some of the "heaviest waves of their lives," the brothers and their crew map out the rest of their adventure. They've still got a long distance to go and begin to question whether or not they will make it to the south of Chile by the end of summer. Despite their lengthy journey looming in front of them, John and Eric find time for a pit stop in Puerto Escondio in the state of Oaxaca and experience its colorful local market. Find out what they discover there in this adventure-filled episode of "Brothers on the Run."