Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Pow.

Spring time; Fresh Snow; Arapahoe Basin.
Enough Said.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

FIS Junior Worlds 2011

Samboss is currently in Valmelenco, Italy, with friend of Comrades, Nick Woods [aswell as some of our other friends] for the FIS Junior World Championships.

The boys compete in a couple of days [Goodluck Lads] but Smurphy has been blogging about Italy, so check it out @

Saturday, March 26, 2011

There's A World Cup Champion Amongst Us

Yep, Nate just came 5th at the World Cup Finals in Arosa, Switzerland, and was crowned Halfpipe World Cup Champion winning the 'Crystal Globe'.

Congrats Nate! We're super proud of you mate!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Samboss - Breck Pipe

Yesterday Jarryd left his GoPro running on the side of the pipe and captured Smurphy doing some Frontside Nines. Check It

Friday, March 18, 2011


Excuse the 'typed by a 16 year old girl' title but this is ridiculous!

Nate may not have done as well as hoped [Placing 10th - still a rad effort] in the Euro X-Games this week, however he has been enjoying the pipe in Tignes which he says is up there with the best he's ever ridden.

This is a massive front 5 he was doing on his first hit in the comp. It has to be pushing 20 foot... super steezy too. {Video will be posted soon}

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If your curious Louie Vito took out the gold followed by IPod and Christian Haller.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Nate just destroyed the Bardonnechia World Cup in Italy which slipped him into first position of the World Cup rankings. Jarryd came 13th in what ws his first World Cup start, missing out on finals by .2 of a point. And the gold medal in the ladies event was snapped up by friend of Comrades and all round champion Holly Crawford.

Being that Jarryd didn't make the finals he took some happy snaps yesterday... check 'em out.

Comrades Represent [This one is actually taken by Nate]

The pipe cut with a 22ft Global Cutter... Looking primo!

Nate boosting an Indy Nose Bone on his last hit.

Holly laying back a nice slash during training.

Holls on the podium...

... and Nate.

[Left to Right] Jarryd, Kerry (The team physio / runAbout), Holly, Benny A (Coach / Wax Tech) and Nate.

More so than the prize money and trophies this is by far the best part about winning yesterday. Nate and Holly each took home one of these boxes of meat.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Big Man Goes Dubs

So today was super busy up at Breck, but it was mostly Weekend Warriors so the Freeway Park was pretty much empty. Patto took advantage of this opportunity to try andlearn some Switch Backside Doubles - He got so close, will definately have them next time - Luckily WetSocks was there to catch the action- Check it Out!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Turning Japanese Vol. 1

A few weeks ago Comrades Jason and Charlie were invited on a photo trip to Japan for Australian New Zealand Snowboarding Magazine. Accompanying them on the trip was good friend of Comrades Chris Decampo and Photographer Richard Hegarty.

The trip kicked off in Nozawa Onsen where the boys spent the first 5 nights. Straight off the bat they were blessed with great snow making it super easy to find features to shoot. The great snow and amazing terrain in Nozawa made it easy for the boys to get work done shooting a variety of different features. Along with all the shredding extra curricular activities included beer drinking from vending machines; eating great food and of course karaoke.

From Nozawa they continued to Myoko, a resort nearby to keep everything fresh. Upon arrival there was more fresh snow which made for some sick turns and some decent cliff lines.

They had incredible luck with the weather for the rest of the stay in Myoko with nothing but bluebird days, making for perfect conditions for jump building and shooting some different Japan features. The night life in Myoko was none existent which was a bit of a shame for the boys but they did get to visit a monkey park and hang out with some rather angry little monkeys.

From all reports the trip was very productive all the guys got sweet shots which should make for some good reading when this years magazines come out.
This is what the boys had to say:

Jason Maxfield
”Japan was an amazing experience both for the riding and crazy different culture. I recommend a Japan trip to everyone. It was a great way to break up the season from all the park riding in Breckenridge. And I was super stoked on the group of guys selected for the trip there was nothing better then going on one of your first mag trips with such good riders. It was a super fun trip which will show in the photos.”

Charlie Steinbacher
“Japan was awesome, it was a perfect way to start off my season, it was my first time there so I was blown away by the amount of snow they had... and being there with Jason and Decampo made it so much fun, we are all the same age and we all ride together during the Aus season so I couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys to ride pow and shoot photos with.”

Charlie also took part in another photo trip in Japan just before this one, so he will be hooking us up with some intel regarding that shortly. So keep posted.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

World Cup Standings

Nate is currently in a fierce battle with Japan's Ryo Aono for this seasons FIS World Cup title. Nate is currently sitting in second place with only two events left on the Calander.