Friday, August 27, 2010

Steinbacher Ouch.


Today we went up to Snow Park but unfortunately after three runs we ended up here...

Yep, Charley fell in the pipe and dislocated his shoulder... no fun at all. He is about to head down to the medical center to get an X-Ray, so hopefully the results are good.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nate Johnstone Blogs Ripcurl Freeride Pro

The Nate Johnstone Blog care of Pop Mag

So I have just finished up with the Ripcurl Freeride Pro here in Aus. It turned out pretty good this year as we have a awesome day riding on the Tuesday with sunny blue sky’s and some good snow which was great to kick start the event.

I ended up qualifying in 4th followed by Ben Mates & Pete Long tying in 2nd and then the Kiwi Mitch Brown taking out day 1 qualifiers with a sweet under flip off the bottom jump.

Unfortunately the weather came in for the next 2 days and we didn’t get a chance to run the finals so results of the event ended up coming off day 1 qualifiers results.

The Throw Down event was on the Wednesday night and Charles and the boys really put something special together this year. Team Ripcurl had Kieran McLaughlin taking out 1st place with a sweet gap 360 onto the down box. But all in all it turned out to be a great fun event again. Thanks to Ripcurl for putting on a great event again this year.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nate Places 2nd at Junor Worlds.

Yep, today was the Finals of the FIS Junior Worlds Championships halfpipe event and Nate came second! Well Done Nate!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Junior Worlds: Training


The last two mornings we have had official practice in the Cadrona halfpipe. It was really good to get back into their pipe after a fair stint at Snow Park. We have been pretty lucky with the weather so far and pipe was/is in awesome condition. I can't wait to ride it again tommorow.

This is how the pipe was looking this morning.
[I stole this photo from Sam. Taken by Benny A]

There are three qualification heats tommorow. I am in the second, Scotty James is in the third and all the other boys [Nate, Jase, Sam and Charlie] are in the first. The top two riders from each heat advance directly into the final on Wednesday. The next four placed riders in each heat advance into a semi-final also to be held on Wednesday. Six riders from the semi go through to make it a twelve man final...

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Sam Murphy Blogs Junior Worlds


This arvo we had the opening ceremony for junior world champs. It was a pretty crazzy experience all the Athletes from all countries where there.
We had the parade through the main street of Wanaka followed by a tradition Maori ceremony and the accepting of permission to enter the Maori land peacefully.

The police closed off a section of the main street for us to walk down, there were people on each side of the road cheering us on and it was pretty amazing to have all these people out there for us and all this effort put into the event.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

DJ Knows - Hut Jam

This video is mostly about the after party for the Mountain Dew Hut Jam at Buller. It's a pretty cool vid and there are also a few shots of some of the Comrades [Jarryd, Jase, and Samboss] so check it out.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Smurphy Gets A Haircut

This is what Sam Murphy looked like earlier today.

This is what he looks like now.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sam and Scotty Get .com's

Both Scott James and Sam Murphy have got new webites. They are pretty straight foward URL's you can find...

Scotty @

and Samboss @

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Nate Johnstone Blogs NZ Open

The Nate Johnstone Blog care of Pop Mag

I Have been over in NZ now for about 2 weeks and have had some really fun sunny days shredding with the NSWIS boys. We have been playing around with my Go Pro over the past week and got a little bit of footage together so Charlie Steinbacher put together a small edit of all of us cruising around Snowpark and Cardrona. I’ll hopefully try put it up soon.

I’m hoping to keep filming a bit more over the Southern Hemi season so hopefully there should be some more video edits on the way. I had the Burton NZ Open on today and lucky enough it ended up being a pearl’a of a day with sunny sky’s and some good shredding. I-Pod took out 1st followed by Taku Hiraoka (this 14yr old Japanese kid coming in 2nd who blew everyone’s mind) and Louie Vito with some insane doubles coming in 3rd. Also Mitch Brown had a cracker of a 1st run placing in 9th and Scotty James throwing down on the last hit with a sick double alley chuck but unfortunately not landing but impressed the judges for sure.. I didn’t end up going very well, my ankle has been giving me a little grief the past 2 days, but she should be all good for the Ripcurl Freeride Pro next week in Aus. I’ll have another update from the Rip curl Freeride Pro next week.

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Starting Fresh

As you may have noticed we haven't really been updating the Comrades blog. As a result of this from now on we will be using it as a sort of 'News Feed' Hotspot where we will post some of the Comrades blog posts, aswell as updating you with any big news. This format should work way better so start checking back in right here at

Happy Shredding.