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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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The Powsurf Chronicles Teaser

The Powsurf Chronicles Teaser

Grassroots Powdersurfing presents the official teaser for “The Powsurf Chronicles”, an upcoming series of short films about Powdersurfing. No bindings, no handles, no ropes or gimmicks. Simply the purest form of binding-free riding.  A perfect blend of skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding.

Freeriding has never felt so free.

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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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Buoloco.com Interview with Jeremy Jensen and Story about Powsurfing

I had watched many interviews with top snowboarding pros over the years on Buoloco.com and I was stoked to get the call from Eduardo for a quick ichat and story.

Check it! 
http://www.buoloco.com/web6/content/powdersurfing-jeremy-jensen

Grassroots Powsurfing on ESPN!

We were super stoked when the writers for ESPN.com contacted us for a story.  We provided them with a grip of unseen photos and some very detailed answers to a list of questions about what we are about and why we do what we do.   They decided to start the new year off proper by running our story on the first day of 2012.

Check the story here. Titled “The Powsurf Chronicles take snowboarding back to it’s bindingless roots”

While the photos did not make it into the story (??) and many details were left out of the responses, we were pumped to have a story ran on such a major media outlet.  Editing is necessary… especially when someone like me is rambling on and on about this obscure activity that is foreign to most people (powsurfing)… but it’s a bummer when points get missed or lines are used out of context.  Journalism is a double edged sword.. Things can get pretty twisted around and the readers of these stories don’t realize this.

The response to our product, the films, and powsurfing in general has been overwhelmingly positive and it feels good to know that we are spreading stoke and opening minds in the world of snow sports.  The few negative reactions we have seen are mostly due to misunderstandings.  Dealing with the media is a funny thing.

Merry Solstice!

The solstice usually comes on the 21st of December but this year it fell on the 22nd.  I was delighted by this news because I had to work the day of the 21st and I wanted to celebrate properly.  Mother nature dropped 7 inches of the lightest and driest cold smoke she had to offer and served that up sunny skies and cold temps.  Perfect timing for an epic celebration.

We keep getting holiday e-cards sent to me from anyone and everyone… so we hopped on the bandwagon and made a quick little e-card from today’s session.

It has been nearly a month since a significant snowfall and this seems to be the case across much of the US.  So the conditions are still low tide and the spots with good coverage and no old tracks are difficult to find but luckily we know just where to find them.

The attitude across the country seems pretty bummed on the conditions but honestly I have been enjoying the hell out of it.  Logged at least 20 good powder days so far and I have only felt the need to strap in once.  Until the big lines fill in.. I just don’t see any reason to snowboard.

These early season conditions are a big part of what spawned Powdersurfing in the first place.  Being able to take advantage of the smaller features and maximizing the fun and the challenge keeps things interesting and fresh.  This is just one of the many advantages of Powdersurfing.  If you are not enjoying the season so far, you should probably consider investing in a Grassroots Powdersurfer.  It will change your life.

 

One Man Machine and his Powsurfing Dream – Biglines.com Story

One hell of a good write up on the biglines.com homepage today!

Big thanks to the fellas up north for tracking me down and doing the leg work on this story.  Really well written and spot on.  I was sold at the first paragraph:

Ok, picture this: you’re surfing a pow line, slashing turns and letting the sunshine light up your roostertails. Out of the corner of your eye, you peep a poppy little pillow and you know the landings perfect. You line it up, adjust your feet and BAM.

Kickflip.
Your feet catch the board and your face catches an updraft of pow as you stomp your landing and set up for your next turn…
Sounds impossible, right?
For Jeremy Jensen, it’s anything but.”

That updraft of powder in your face is what makes powsurfing (or any type of powder riding) truly awesome.  The guys at biglines.com obviously know whats up.

Check the full article here.

http://biglines.com/articles/one-man-machine-and-his-powsurfing-dream-jeremy-jensen-profile

Method Magazine – “This shit is as real as it gets, kids”

Methodmag.com did us the honor of sharing our teaser for the Powsurf Chronicles.  It’s refreshing when the more legit outlets see our stuff and recognize out-right what separates what we do from the “noboarding” movement.  No training wheels here… “This Shit is as real as it gets, kids”….. we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

AWSM.com – Powsurf Chronicles

Our teaser made an appearance on Todd Richards’ blog AWSM.com!  Always stoked to see snowboarding legends liking what we are putting down.

http://www.awsm.com/9730/the-pow-surf-chronicles/