Blue Continued.

March 26, 2008

So maybe I will just stop posting dates things will be ready… doesn’t seem to work.  I think we still have about 20+ tapes to capture to get up to date… god I hope we get out of the mini dv age next year. 

Blue River gave me a complete new perspective on snowboarding.  Amazing riding, and some of the nicest people I have ever met.  Thanks to James, Mike, Mark, Dave, Barney and Darryl.  These guys dropped some lines the likes of which I have never seen.  Mark, Dave and Barney are three kiwis, who just decided to buy sleds, move to Blue River, and snowboard everyday. These guys don’t quit, day in, day out, they gave ‘er all season. 

Here are some photos courtesy of Mark Jory (all images copyright 2008: Mark Jory).  He just started shooting seriously this year, but damn he’s got the eye. dsc_0067.jpgMike Chapman with another choice double stager. dsc_0092.jpg James “Murphinator” Murphy droppin’ hammers on the noboard.  Pillow lines with no bindings???dsc_0114.jpgBarney Wooster makes nice lines.  He reminds me of Indiana Jones.dsc_0226.jpg “ooops.” dsc_0026.jpg“Are we aloud to snowboard there?”dsc_0063.jpgA perfect ending.    -John S.  


Teaser? Nah… just Blue River her.

March 23, 2008

Hello, It’s Mikey (Chapman) here… just got back to the Okanagan for a week with the parents.  My time in Blue River with the boys (James Murphy, Darryl Dobson, and threee amazing Kiwi riders: Mark, Dave and Barney)  was amazing to say the least.  After dragging John up we finally got some filming done.  It’s really hard to describe the terrain in the area… it’s kinda like hot chocolate a minus 50 with heated socks just turned on… that good.  While there I watched a sled roll a good 600′ vertical with about 50 rolls, I watched a Kiwi get buried, and a couple 50 footers dropped.  It was my first time but I can guarantee it will not be the last.  I just hope gas chills out a bit.  How the heck can you run a sled on premium at a dollar fifty!? -Mike Cdsc_0158.jpg (photo copyright 2008: Mark Jory)Mike C doin’ his thing.. Watch for a complete update on monday, when I finally sit down in front of a computer with some power.  And a teaser by the end of the month?  You’ll have to wait and see!  -John S