Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
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JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
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DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
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Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
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Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
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DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
Read More

KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
Read More

JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
Read More

HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
Read More

HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

Living the Dream Trip – Chapter 1 – Portland To Mammoth

Originally Published on Yobeat | December 19, 2017 Mammoth Opening Weekend is always a good time. Even though Mother Nature didn’t decide to drop her bounty until AFTER we took our two runs and were happily back in Portland, my husband Aaron and I got a lot more out of our round trip from Portland to Cali than sore muscles, hangovers and high fives with friends. In fact, when we showed up to Mammoth Mountain Inn on Thursday November 9th, we were not only not married, but we were barely speaking. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s start at the beginning. PART 1- Portland to Klamath Falls Departure: 6 am,…
Read More

DANYALE PATTERSON PARTIES WITH HUMP DAY

Photos: Ashley Rosemeyer Of all the action sports, snowboarding is probably the least misogynistic, but that’s not saying much. It’s still a man’s world. It’s not that women in snowboarding are asking for special treatment – just a non hostile environment where it’s cool to be yourself, and maybe a lower contest entry fee if they’re competing for a smaller prize purse. And it will get there, especially with motivated girls like Danyale Patterson to pave the way. With ear muffs on to block the haters, and the drive to make just about anything happen all by herself, Danyale is someone who will be remembered in snowboarding long after her body gives out (the streets…
Read More

HUMP DAY LIVES VANCARIOUSLY WITH ROBBIE SELL

All photos: Robert Harold Sell III What do you do when you get laid off from your job, have some money in the bank and want to see America? If you’re Robbie Sell, you put your stuff in storage, buy a camper van, and map out an epic adventure to capture photos from all around the continental United States. After six months on the road, Robbie has been lots of places and seen many things, and although he’s going it alone, he’s also bringing everyone along with him through the magic of social media. With over 20,000 miles already under his belt, we figured it was time to catch up…
Read More

HUMP DAY HAS WORDS WITH SCOTT STEVENS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBBpWo59Nt0 Edit: RJ Sweet Scott Stevens rolled through Hood for the first session of summer at we got the chance to sit him down and ask him a bunch of questions he’s probably sick of answering. But never fear, we cut all that nonsense out and just included some of Scott’s deep thoughts on relevance, progression and all the other hot topics in Board World. If you hate reading, the video above should tide you over, but if you really want more, read on. As a 30-year-old snowboarder, how have you seen snowboarding change in the past couple years and how are you coping with it? I’ve just been accomplishing…
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KEN ACHENBACH’S GODFATHERLY HUMP DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7LEjaEF-Y8 Ken Achenbach is widely known as the father of Canadian snowboarding. He opened the first snowboard shop ever, was instrumental in getting resorts to allow snowboarding, and has been at the helm of Camp of Champions since 1989. More importantly, he still loves it every bit as much as he did the first time he strapped in. This summer, we headed up to COC for the full Whistler experience and I spent Ken’s daily afternoon commute down Whistler, chatting with him about the past, present and future of snowboarding as well as a few of the lessons he’s learned along the way. What was Camp of Champions like in the olden days? We…
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JASON BORGSTEDE OPENS UP SHOP ON HUMP DAY

In the mid 90’s to early 2000’s, Jason Borgstede was known for his video parts, progressive big air tricks and switch 360 backflip affectionately known as the Borgaerial. The Alaskan, who spent half his time in Tahoe, was a member of the illustrious Burton team and a consistent top finisher in events such as the X Games and Vans Triple Crown. He also filmed Mack Dawg parts as well as producing videos alongside Jesse Burtner as part of JB Deuce. I first met Jason when he was in Killington, Vermont for the Bud Light Boarder Battle – and got the chance to interview him for a fledgling Yobeat (then hosted on the 2mb of free space that came with AOL…
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HUMP DAY GIVES CREDIT TO MATT CUMMINS

Photo: Tim Zimmerman Matt Cummins has the longest running pro model in snowboarding’s history, 25 years and counting. He has used this opportunity to continually push snowboard designs from the earliest skate influenced twin tip MC Kink to today’s powder hungry Nootka. His designs, priorities and style forever changed the sport and paved the way for generations of pros. “His board was a ground breaking concept. It spear headed twin tip freestyle snowboarding, it created a genre. To have that kind of a brick in the foundation of snowboarding is truly a special thing. Matt deserves and is owed every ounce of that brick and it’s a big one. Matt…
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HUMP DAY TRAIN HOPS WITH JASON ROBINSON

Jerry of the day. Photo @instagarry When Jason Robinson isn’t racing down giant mountains in search of epic and endless pow, he craves adventure in other ways. He’s the kind of person who will meet a hobo on the street, befriend him, and end up bringing him to Oregon before taking a freight train (solo) to the Hobo National convention in Iowa. He’s shunned many modern conveniences to live the life he wants, and as managed to rack up some pretty crazy stories in the process. After hearing some of them third hand from Dakine Marketing maniac Scotty the Body, I figured a phone call was in order to get…
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JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
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DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
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