10/29/2014 3:30:15 PM
Since the snow is finally arriving in the Northern hemisphere, Flow Snowboarding wanted highlight another skateboarding video edit of Drayden Gardner crushing it before we completely transition to the winter videos.
Let these youngsters be inspiration to you and your own little groms to #FindYourFlow. Whether it be surf, skate, wake or snow… we all find our flow riding. We would love to see what our Flow family has been up to these summer months. Share your photos with us. Connect with us at Flow Snowboarding via Social Media and hashtag #FlowSnowboarding.
10/28/2014 2:14:34 PM
Definition: Snowboarding is a feature length documentary about what snowboarding means to those who live it. Filmmaker Matt Devino is currently running a Kickstarter to get the project off the ground. This documentary film project explores the definition of snowboarding from the perspective of those who live it.
The film has been a passion project of Devino’s for the past year, working on it without any funding of any kind. The goal of Definition: Snowboarding is to show the public just how amazing Snowboarding is, hopefully inspiring people to go snowboarding for the first time, and reinvigorating people who already ride to get out there and ride their boards.
Devino has been interviewing some of Snowboarding’s biggest names for the film, filming snowboarding footage exclusively for the film, and now it’s time to raise funds to complete the film. Devino need funds for things such as travel to locations to film exciting new Snowboarding footage exclusively for the film, and paying for camera crew and editor time. This round of funding is looking exclusively for production funds so Devino can get out there and film some amazing footage for the film this winter. Definition: Snowboarding will be an in-depth look into all of the genres of snowboarding through the eyes of those who live it.
“We plan to create a film with the support of core snowboarding that will welcome the general public into our lives,” said Devino, “…and to share the complete picture of riding rather that just the homogenized competitive X Games style of riding most people associate with snowboarding. Ultimately, we want to inspire new people to go snowboarding for the first time, and reinvigorate current riders to get out there and enjoy their boards more often and continue to live the dream.”
Definition: Snowboarding is two year project to be released in the Fall of 2015. It will include dozens of interviews and document all aspects of riding and the lifestyle that encompasses it. Interviews will be shot over the course of 2014, and exclusive riding footage will be shot during the winter of 2014/2015.
Flow Snowboarding is excited about how this film is coming together. It speaks the common thread within snowboarding that ties us all together. Let us know what you think of the film trailer on Social media.
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10/27/2014 1:17:31 PM
Wie gehtz Philipp Kundratitz? Okay, so you don’t speak German? “Wie gehtz” translates to “What’s up” in German, and for this profile piece we head over to the glaciers in Austria to catch up with European Flow Team Athlete Philipp Kundratitz. Kundratitz has been hitting the podium in multiple competitions last year in Europe and is fixing for even bigger wins this winter.
A native to Austria, Kundratitz grew up in the heart of the Alps, not too far from the birthplace of Flow Snowboarding. Children start skiing and snowboarding at the young age of four in the Alps. While most Americans have recess or physical education, most schools in the Alps make it a point to bring entire classrooms up to the slopes. Kundratitz was one of these kids back in the days, now has grown into the competitive threat he has become, with lofty goals.
Where is home for you?
Home for me is in Innsbruck where I grew up. It´s cool to just hang out with my friends and family. I´m always happy to go back home after a long trip.
What do you consider to be your home mountain?
My home mountain is just 5 minutes walk from where I live. It´s called Seegrube. It´s just a very small resort above Innsbruck, but it´s always lots of fun up there. Just cruising with my friends from home. Good times and good memories!
What is your current snowboard set up? Boots, Board, Bindings? Do you switch it up for park and powder?
I´m riding a Black Out 156 with a NX2 Hybrid Bindings and Hylite Focus Boots. I didn´t get to ride so much powder lately because last winter wasn´t that good, but I usually just use the same board all the time.
Do you listen to music when you snowboard?
I used to do it all the time when I was younger but now I like to ride without music because I find it easier to concentrate and I like to hear the sound of the snow below me.
Did you start skiing first or has it always been snowboarding?
No I started with skiing when I was a little kid but luckily I started snowboarding and found out that it is way more fun!
Where was the first place you went snowboarding? How old were you?
It was on my home mountain. I think I was around 8 years old.
Who were your influences and inspiration snowboarding?
I don´t really have one rider that is my inspiration. I just watch a lot of snowboarding videos and when I think that a trick looks really cool then I try it out myself.
How was the winter in Austria this year?
Last year was really bad, we didn´t get a lot of snow so it was really icy all the time. Let´s hope this year will be better!
If an American was planning a snowboarding trip to Austria, what resorts are a must they check out?
My favorite resorts are Mayrhofen and Flachauwinkl. They both have super nice parks and I would probably recommend to there.
Where was your favorite place to snowboard this season?
Probably Laax. I went there in April for the Pleasure Spring Session. They had a super fun setup and I could just ride without any pressure with my friends.
What are some of your favorite apres ski activities?
Usually just chill in the hotel or at home and watch TV Shows. Sometimes I work out after snowboarding as well, but that depends on how tired I am after snowboarding.
Are you planning on a snowboardtrip this season? Where?
Yes I´m going to the US in December and then maybe again in February. Should be lots of fun!
Where is your favorite place to travel, not related to snowboarding?
I always love to go on summer vacations. Doesn´t really matter where, I just like to chill at the beach and know that I have nothing to do!
How did you manage to get in the Austrian national snowboardteam, and what are your goals in the near future?
I had some good results in contests so they asked me to join the team. It´s great because with the team I get to snowboard even more and I can do all the big contests around the world. My goal for this season is to ride at the World Championships in Austria. They are happening in January 2015. My absolute dream is to ride the Air & Style in Innsbruck though. That would be so sick!
You have been doing a lot of contests, the last two years. What keeps you motivated to train?
It´s just a lot of fun for me to see where I am standing compared to other riders. It also feels nice to get a good result and see that all the training paid off!
You where in Australia this summer, how was the vibe? Did you manage to get on snow?
Yes I went to Perisher and to Falls Creek to start the season in August. It was really good to ride there, I didn´t really expect that. I hope that I get to go back next year, snowboarding in Australia is just a really cool experience!
What do you do during the summer months, in the off season? Do you chase the snow or take a break?
I work out a lot when I can´t go snowboarding. I also go snowboarding every summer but that’s usually just for a few weeks.
What kind of activities and hobbies do you have other than snowboarding?
I like to hang out with my friends, work out and I never say no to a good party
Have you headed over to the Alps to snowboard yet? With all the glaciers and easy access to all the European indoor slopes… what’s your excuse for not riding 365 days a year? Flow Snowboarding is ready for winter. Are you? Don’t forget to reach out to us on social media, tag us and use the hashtag #FlowSnowboarding
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10/27/2014 1:00:01 PM
Tim Humphreys was filming this summer with his good friend Sammy Carlson and the cats at Teton Gravity Research for their new film The Sammy C Project, which is set to be released next year. Check out the teaser here.
“If ya don’t know, now ya know,” said Tim Humphreys. “I spent some time at Hood this summer filming with Sammy Carlson after superpark to start stacking shots for his 2 year movie project with Teton Gravity Research. The Sammy C Project is set to be released fall 2015, and will feature both french frying and mozzarella sticking from the likes of Dane Tudor Alex Schlopy Kazuhiro Kokubo and myself! It is all filmed by Drew Lederer.”
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10/23/2014 1:46:05 AM
Flow Snowboarding’s Sarka Pancochova dropped into Snowboard Zezula for a signing as well as a meet and greet with her fans. Check out this video showing a few highlights from the event.
The first chairlifts are spinning in Colorado and now according to NOAA, the first major winter storm of the 2014-15 season is about to slam into the Pacific Northwest. Flow Snowboarding is ready for winter. Are you? Where are you planning on riding for your first tracks of the 2014-15 season? Don’t forget to reach out to us on social media, tag us and use the hashtag #FlowSnowboarding
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Find Your Flow!