“Trying to decide on a spot to go to but ending up just going to Tim Hortons or Dunks. Hopefully it’s Dunks which means were most likely near Boston which means we can just cut our losses and head back to Hackel’s parents’ place and play 2k in the basement while Mr. Hackel cooks us up some real gourmet shit.” Slivush interviewed HG about Eat the Guts and the #industry. There was no Vey in the interview so here’s a recent facebook status.
7 years ago all seemed to be well. Level 1 was still making decent movies and 4bi9 had yet to become Good Company / a #fullservicemediaoutlet that films bourbon commercials (would make more sense if it was a commercial for 40’s). Beneath the surface of a great era of skiing there appeared to be some serious east/west side conflict closely comparable to Biggie and Pac’s beef. In 2011 Ahmet was filming with level 1 for his “After Dark” seg and Tim McChesney was filming with 4bi9 for “Begging for Change“. During February of that year 4bi9 randomly put out a video (below) of Tim doing a 4 on to a ledge to promote their new movie. Later that year “After Dark” came out and Ahmet has a shot of the same exact 4 on to the same exact ledge in his part. Judging by the song in the 4bi9 vid it seems like east side did it first… but how did they know Ahmet got that shot? How far back does the beef go and does it continue to this day? What we do know is that 4bi9 used to be dope and now they’re trynna sell us old animal t-shirts?
What I’m thankful for in skiing was most accurately depicted by Harrington Brother Z the other day, but aside from our shared appreciations, I’m thankful for everything that gets put on this website. It’s been a slow week for new content video wise, hopefully Eat the Nuts and Interpretation will be online soon.
Fashion Report: Two companies that have given you product in the name of black friday, but haven’t gentrified there prices because of wack friday. Arsenic Goth collection. Dan’s having a pop-up in SLC tommorow night DM him for more details. The new Kallt Gear drop. New ZS T shirts coming soon.
Quote of the week: “my mom thinks I’m Zootspace”- anonymous.
In the past 5 years, a lot of great content has been buried in the Level 1 movies mixed with horrible editing and pow segments you don’t want to watch. Regardless, skiers like Mike Hornbeck and LSM have had multiple great segments, that may or may not be worth your $10 dollars on iTunes. Level 1 has a lot of slo-mo extras from “Less” on there youtube account, I compiled them together into 1 OD video.
Snow mounds are slowly making their way onto the ZS favorite feature list among the likes of picnic tables and benches. The mound at solidude deemed “the bump” has been providing much fun before the infamous bull wheels start spinning at Park City. This mega bump clip is the god of all bump clips.
The Midwestern ski scene is made up of little to nothing…which sucks because the Midwest holds a bunch of rope tows and great street spots. The same kid who saw Henrik as a ghost in the Education of Style has a clip on his Vimeo of Someone (Mathew Kaye) holding it down in the Midwest.
The nugget and 50-50 have peacefully coexisted for as long as Will Wesson and Andy Parry have made videos together. However, the nugget has a tendency off veering off track from its original purpose to create something that is not very visually appealing. If you’re an average American, (not Burrito Boi or a foreigner) the nugget should only be attempted in dire circumstances (see middle picture). If an obstacle simply can’t be 50-50’d, then maybe, just maybe it’s nugget time. Features such as tubes, tables, boxes, barriers, and bars all deserve 2 feet, and when you do find something that requires the nugget make sure to keep it in the level range, with the least amount of splicing possible. The 50-50 on a standard down hand rail has debatably never been done, (similar to the fully behind the binding tail press), but once someone true style 50-50’s a handrail, the nuggets place in America may permanently reside to strictly creeper rails. As much as we do know about the nugget there are many things still unclear. Why do foreigners look so much better doing it? Did some one nugget a dfd before T-Hall’s #highnugget throwback in Triumph?