If you haven’t checked out Kronicle backcountry snowboard magazine yet then you are missing out. This is a great magazine, packed full of mouth watering photography, backcountry gear reviews and great stories. This mag is geared towards people who love exploring the backcountry and riding fresh pow. We highly recommend buying a copy or two of their print material and following them online. Last week Jeremy Jensen, owner/creator of Grassroots Powdersurfing sat down with Kronicle Magazine to talk about the history of Grassroots and what the future holds for binding-free riding. Click the link below to check it out, and don’t forget to subscribe to their feed, their facebook page and their print mag. You will be glad you did.
While some of the world hunkered down to prepare for armageddon, the Grassroots crew headed into the hills to celebrate the solstice the best we know how, by enjoying life to the fullest. A fresh couple of feet had fallen over the past couple of days and the skies turned blue for us. The shortest day of the year brings seriously epic light on a bluebird day.. long shadows and cold smoke conditions made this one extra special.
Mike Lane, a good friend from back in the day was in town from Santa Cruz. Lane has been surfing non-stop out there for a few years now and he was back to test his skills on the snow. Lane slayed the steeps and threw in a few good ollies in the process.
Lane only had a couple of powsurfing days under his belt but he ripped it like a veteran. There was no second guessing or hesitation when we hit the steeper slopes, just fearless charging and big smiles at the bottom. While the snowpack was relatively shallow, there is no complaining about fresh cold smoke on a bluebird day. We seized the day and made the most of what we had to work with, slashing every slash in sight, and popping every fun button. We milked every last bit of sunlight and left stoked. So hyped on a new season of exploring possibilities and celebrating a new take on a familiar past time. Happy Solstice!
We are stoked to have the support of more and more shops around the world. Salty Peaks has been a leading retailer in the industry for decades and we are proud to have our products on the shelves and in the museum. Check the Salty Peaks interview with Jeremy Jensen (founder/owner) of Grassroots Powdersurfing, pics and videos here!
Bryan Iguchi can hold his own on any board. He kills it when it comes to snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and of course… powdersurfing. The man is a straight up legend on so many fronts. We are stoked to have Bryan backing our boards! Peep this quick run in the JH backcountry with The Guch and check his blog post here.
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Newborn Snowskate Magazine is born! This new magazine out features snowskating and all types of binding-free snow riding. Newborn is packed full of great imagery, artwork, interviews, product reviews and more. We are proud to be a part of issue #2. Below is an interview with Jeremy Jensen, creator and owner of Grassroots Powdersurfing.
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Grassroots founder and creator sits down with Ed from Buoloco.com to talk about the future of powsurfing and binding-free riding.
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 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:
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.