A full decade has passed since snowboard filmmaker Jake Price and pro rider turned filmmaker Lukas Huffman teamed up on an art project called ir77. The combination film and book was ambitious and raw and collaborative and wicked sick, presenting an in-depth, thematic exploration of the ’boarding life.
If you never saw it, you kinda should.
And pretty soon you’ll be able to. How do we know? Because we just got a call on the LodgeGrit landline (a Jacob Jensen) that Jake and Lukas have digitally-remastered the entire film plus an hour of DVD extras they plan to put online for free.
They’ll also be posting a PDF of the entire book. As soon as they give up the details on when & where, we’ll let you know.
Jess Kimura just dropped a video part. A good one. We just had to scrape the link off Facebook & show you.
Here’s what she said about it:
So after scraping my way through last season I had a much-needed shoulder surgery and started editing to pass the time in rehab. Originally I put this together just for fun, to show my sponsors and friends. It’s been a rough road with countless injuries and setbacks but I decided to share this with the world anyways. You only live once. Cameo by Kaleah Opal, dedicated to Mark Dickson.
All heart, no hype. That’s what makes Jess one of snowboarding’s realest. Her friend Kaleah Opal looks like a badass, too. Check it out
Got sum hot intel comin straight outta the U.S. Weather Service, girlfriendz. If you wanna get pitted this weekend head straight to Oregon’s Cascades!
The dump is on!
Hoodoo and Willamette Pass are gonna get snowed for sure and weed! And snow!
Is your board tuned?
Here’s the Register Guard to tell you more:
There is a potential for 3 to 6 inches of new snow on the major passes in the Cascades for Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon, according to the weather service. Overnight lows are expected to drop to the mid-20s at the passes.
Drivers traveling through the Willamette and Santiam passes are required to carry chains or traction tires and may see signs requiring them to use chains or traction tires.
Showers and cool temperatures will persist Tuesday in the Willamette Valley, the weather service said. A high of 53 is forecast Tuesday in Eugene with up to half an inch of rain possible.
Stronger rain showers on Tuesday could produce small hail in the Willamette Valley, according to the weather service. A high of 51 is forecast Wednesday for Eugene.
A cold and unstable air mass will linger across the region Wednesday and possibly Thursday, bringing off-and-on showers, particularly along the coast and across higher terrain, the weather service said.
Donald Trump is America's president! Would you like to swap for Justin Trudeau instead? Follow these easy steps!
If you’re sticking to your plan of post-Trump emigration, brothers and sisters, you better pack up and bug out while you still can. Make haste to the Great White North. To Canada. Oh, Canada! Where the mountains are big and beautiful and not racist or hateful or lizard-brained …
But don’t go blind. You need to know where to go. So we’re telling you. And while many of our friendly and very decent neighbors to the north will not appreciate these recommendations, all we can say is Soary, but these are desperate times.
Here are a few dreamy spots to escape your new American Nightmare!
Banff: If you really love the mountains and can somehow avoid infection in Canada’s STD capital, this gem in the Alberta Rockies has lots to offer. Consistent snowpack, 3 resorts, endless backcountry, hot springs, and that notoriously nasty nightlife.
Revelstoke: Canadians from the east blew out Whistler long ago. So unless you like crowds, go to Revy. Located in southeastern B.C. it’s got a resort with the biggest vertical drop in North America and is squeezed between the legendary Kootenay & Monashee ranges. Powder country.
Quebec City: For the more urban-oriented expat, the classy, European vibe of this city, coupled with its long cold winters and endless supply of street spots makes Quebec a very inviting terminus for snowboarders in exile. Before you go, study the Bandwagon videos and study French.
There are lots of other places we could recommend but for now, this is it. Okay? Altight, bye. Have a nice trip. See you in 2020 if we make it that long.