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The Powsurf Chronicles Episode 3 – Living the Dream

The Powsurf Chronicles Ep 3 – Living The Dream

As young skateboarders growing up in the 80’s we always dreamed of “skateboarding in powder.” True passion and drive to achieve that dream is the reason that Grassroots Powdersurfing exists today.

Snowboarding was born in an attempt to “surf the snow” and evolves daily by following the style and progression of skateboarding. For us, the limiting factor of these attempts was obvious (bindings). So we stepped back and got rid of that limiting factor. This simple step along with years of experimenting with shapes, sizes, and various builds has brought us to where we are today.

Surfing and skating the powder has become our reality.

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The Powsurf Chronicles Episode 1 – Low Tide

The Powsurf Chronicles Episode 1 – Low Tide

Early season riding and times of low snowpack have had a major influence on why and how we surf the pow. This season has been particularly dry in many areas across the globe and people are jonzing for decent riding conditions. Getting creative, finding new ways to look at terrain and taking advantage of what you DO have is what it’s all about.

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Kickflip – The video behind the cover shot on Starfish Mag’s 2012 Interview Issue

Did he land that kickflip? You never really know with still shots… Here’s the story behind the still shot on the cover of Starfish Magazine 2012 Interview Edition. Check the 8 page interview inside with Grassroots Powdersurfing Founder Jeremy Jensen. http://powsurf.blogspot.com/2012/03/jeremy-jensen-interview-starfish.html

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Powsurfing Section from the film “Powder-Day Saints – The Second Coming”

Powsurfing section taken from the full length film titled “Powder-Day Saints – The Second Coming”. No bindings, handles, ropes, or gimmicks… just real skate and surf influenced powder riding in it’s purest form.

Cinematography and Editing by Jeremy Jensen
Other Cameras: Josh Surna, Dave Smellie, Craig Stevenson, Brock Bitton.

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This Is Powdersurfing – Short Documentary

This Is Powdersurfing

This is Powdersurfing – A quick little mini-documentary I made about powdersurfing. Judges Choice Winner of the 2009 Fringe Film Festival and Winner of the 2010 Silverton Film Festival.
Check out www.powsurf.com if you are interested in learning more about Grassroots Powdersurfing or purchasing a powsurfer.

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October 27 – First powdersurfing session of the 2010-11 season

A quick edit from my first powsurfing mission of the new season. October 27, 2010. Welcome winter!!

Riding, editing, and videography by Jeremy Jensen

Interested in a board?? Check out www.powsurf.com

 

Weird Science – Grassroots Powdersurfing on ESPN

We stumbled upon this article by accident and much to our delight.  Getting love from the folks at ESPN was the last thing we expected, and getting love twice within a few months was pretty awesome. The dudes at ESPN obviously know whats up and we must be doing something right.  What we lack in money and connections, we make up with our passion and drive and it’s nice to see others recognize this.

Big thanks to the guys at ESPN for shining some light on us!

 

The Powsurf Chronicles – Teaser is out!

Introducing “The Powsurf Chronicles” a series of short films about powsurfing.  We will be dropping Chronicles throughout the winter season to keep the stoke running high and share with our audience the things that set Grassroots Powdersurfing (and powsurfing in general) apart from the rest of the world of snow sports.

The teaser is just the tip of the iceberg and it should give you a small glimpse of what’s in store for the future.  With so many bangers, hammers and hum-dingers to sift thru, it took a while to get this little teaser done.  We are stoked to pump out a few short videos this year that offer a little glimpse into what we have been up to over the past few years.  The good times, the bad, history, direction, evolution, potential… there are so many avenues to base these films on.. the hard part is picking one and sticking with it.

So here’s the tease… and stay tuned for more.  We will crank these out the best we can with the limited time we have.  Hopefully they will open some eyes and minds, and get people stoked to go outside, grab a Grassroots powsurfer, and go get a face full of powder.

Shot, Edited, Directed, and Produced by Jeremy Jensen.  
Other cameras: Josh Surna, Aaron Hunt, Craig Stevenson, Kanika Koh, Erik Haberstick, and Dave Smellie.

Winter is upon us. Surf’s up!

Crackin an ollie in the forest.

Winter came quick and with a vengeance in Utah this year. Before I knew it there was nearly two feet of pow in my yard and 40-50 inches up in our nearby mountains. I should stay home and keep working on this snowboard/powdersurf film that’s been in the works for a couple of years now, but it is just too difficult when I know there is pow to be slashed.
The usual early season zones were in full effect so I made some time to get some powdersurfing in. A couple of quick sessions with my dog was all I needed to get me in the right mood. I came home inspired to finish up this film… so I can move on to the next project. Which will likely be a longer powsurfing documentary of sorts.
I learned to snowboard in this zone 21 years ago… I have visited this place for early season riding every year for the past 21 years. Damn, that makes me feel like an old timer.

Happy Anniversary… 21 years!

Kickflip


FS air


360 Shovit

Storm-dog looking for critters to harass.



When the sun and warm weather comes out and kills the snow quality there is still some fun to be had. We packed out a little kicker and proceeded to get our skate on.

We used to joke about one day being able to do a 360 kickflip on a powsurfer… well, today was the day I guess.
Rider: Jeremy Jensen Photo: Josh Serna
Ever year a small rail garden grows down in the campground. Kids bring up new rails and logs every year and when the road is no longer passable the rails become buried for the winter and are confiscated after the snow melts in the spring. Some how the garden re-grows every year near the same spot. This years garden was quite nice and I was able to jib and bonk a few things on the powsurfer before it got buried.
Tubular.

Fresh Beaver!

The solid early snowpack caught our local ski resort by surprise so we were able to get quite a few preseason days at the resort in. Bindinless boards are forbidden within the resort boundaries here during the season so this was our window to get some powsurfing in. Sorry to all the people who showed up opening day to an already tracked out mountain… 🙂
I assure you we had a great time cutting it up.
Dec 4, 2010
The ‘Beav is now opened up to the public so now I am forced into the side-country runs- which is fine with me. That is where the goods are at anyways. Dave and I made it up there for some backside runs… super fun as usual, especially in the low snowpack. Baby pillows galore!
Dave blasting down the backside..

First Day of the New Season! – October 27, 2010

Oh Magog.

Nearly two feet of snow had fallen over the past few days and I was itching to get out. I had crushed my foot while moving a big boulder out of the landing of one of our jumps the day before the storm hit and my foot was swollen and in a lot of pain, but I really had to get out and slash some pow.

All the homies in town were stuck at work so Storm-dog and I had our own session. The snowpack was pretty damn good for this early in the season. We are pretty limited to the grassy slopes this time of year, so we made the most of it- Jumping the little bumps and mini rollers and slashing as much pow as possible on a couple of different powdersurf boards.
The powsurf quiver for today..

Storm is getting older and slowing down a bit, but he’s still loving fresh pow

I was quickly reminded of how damn fun it is to ride these silly boards. Gotta love the simple pleasures in life.

Self portrait slasher

My mind gets board with no one to talk to up in the hills so I decided to take some photos and video of the day. Since my dog cannot operate a camera, I had to do it all myself. The action still shots didn’t work out so great but I managed to get a couple of shots that were ok. The video turned out pretty good though…



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