Portland Oregon-Based Digital Media

The season is winding down. The snow is getting dirtier, the sun is getting warmer, and there are many more activities to occupy your time. But that’s no reason to throw in the towel already. Late spring is one of the best times to ride, and it’s not just because of the soft park jumps that enable you to huck your meat with no regard for your personal safety. No, the best part about spring is you can wear awesome clothes! All winter long you have to consider the warmth and technical merit of your apparel, but when it’s 50-plus degrees on hill, anything goes! It’s still important to make sure everyone knows how cool you are, so here are a fews dos and don’ts for this time of year.

Do:

3

Take the to opportunity to match your t-shirt and neck flair to your bindings like your jacket never could. Bonus points if you can talk your girlfriend into also coordinating her outfit as well.

Don’t:

8

Wear a one piece under any circumstances. This dude is not kidding, but even if you are, people may think you are serious. Also if you get too warm, your only option will be to ride naked. But…

Do:

2

Take the opportunity to get your new Facebook default! Taking your shirt off on hill is always good for letting everyone on the internet know how cool you really are.

Don’t:

9

Let your dad ride looking like this. The bandana is for covering your face, not your receeding hairline. And for old people who don’t want to rock a goggle tan to work, this is an even more important spring style!

Do:

6

Wear your helmet! And if you are going to wear your helmet, mittens and full winter gear, make sure you have some one else with you doing the same thing so you look ridiculous together.

Don’t:

10

Push up your jacket sleeves. There are so many don’ts in this picture, but this is the most obvious. If you get too warm, unzip your jacket (you’ll look totally thug.) This just looks stupid.

Do:

5

Use your unnesscary items as flair. These mittens were making this guys hands too hot, but now they are a stylish accessory. Case in point.

Don’t:

11

Bring your girlfriend snowboarding. Even though its warm, sunny and seems like a fun thing to do together, when she’s walking down the hill cause it’s too bumpy, you’ll be breaking up at the bottom, no matter how cute she looks in her headband.

So get out there and go ride! If your lame local hill is already closed, well, it’s time to sign up for summer camp. The same rules apply!

dollar

I love digital photography. Preston Strout recently told me I was the first person he ever saw with a digital camera, so it’s not like this is a new thing for me, but now I can’t even imagine shooting any other way. My four or so film cameras haven’t so much as been picked up in years. But there’s one thing that I still haven’t really mastered with digital, and that’s filing them in a way that I can easily find old photos when I need to. Ok, I have a lot more things to master than that, but I really suck at organiziation. Which brings me to the title of this here post. I now have a folder on my desktop called “Chickens and Boardin.” Inside are pictures from snowboarding this weekend, and of chickens from the frat party I accidentally ended up at. It makes sense now, but down the line I somehow don’t think I am going to be able to locate the pictures I shot for an upcoming YoBeat story when I need to. There is really no point to this story so I will stop now. Here are pictures of chickens and boardin. (more…)