When I first started going to the backcountry, there were many jumps that terrified me. The three major ones were the Hurley Road gap, 1080 Gap and the Forum Step Down. Last season I got all three of those iconic jumps published in mags, all photographed by Todd Easterbrook with Vanessa Chan behind video camera.
The Forum stepdown was the last of the three to go to print. Thanks SBC for publishing this shot and making it one of my most memorable seasons ever.
Sad news in Canadian snowboarding. Last week Snowboard Canada announced that it had closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy. SBC has supported me in so many ways; my writing, my travels and most importantly my riding. I feel very fortunate to be part of such an iconic mag. Thanks for all the support over the years.
An extra special thanks to Scott Birke, Jesse Fox, Adam Levitt, John Scarth, Nate Laverty and Gerhard Gross for making the mag amazing.
Last winter I became the first person to land a 1080 on the renowned 1080 gap in the the Whistler Backcountry and I’m so unbelievably stoked to get the recognition for this from TransWorld SNOWboarding.
It was a rollercoaster day of emotions with Todd Easterbrook shooting the photos and Vanessa Chan Filming and it wouldn’t have happened without you guys. “It still feels surreal that it happened that day”
Thanks for shooting the interview and the awesome editing job Nate Laverty. And thanks for the history lesson Kevin Sansalone.
I can’t believe this photo got published in 3 different mags. It was a cloudy snowy day on the Hurley road Gap. I didn’t think anything too epic would come from it. But apparently I was wrong, Method Mag, Snowboard Canada and Snowboarder MBM all published this photo.
Thanks Todd Easterbrook for making this cloudy day look so good.
I’m overwhelmed by all the amazing comments I’ve been getting about my Full Part edit by Olliepop films!!! Thank you so much to everyone who’s commented and shared, and a huge thanks to all the mags sharing online too. All the support I’ve been getting has been amazing and it means so much to me. Thank you!
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2013-2014 FULL PART by OLLIEPOP FILMS
Thank you everyone for all the support last season. I had some big plans and got really lucky on more than one occasion. A huge thanks to Vanessa Chan and Todd Easterbrook who had my back everyday, and thanks to Jeremy Richardson for making this solid edit.
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Todd Easterbrook and I got a Two page Feature in the new Transworld. I can’t explain how incredibly hyped I am to get this sequence published along with an article written by Gerhard about me being the first to land a 1080 on 1080 Gap. I’m unbelievably stoked to get the recognition for this. It was a rollercoaster day of emotions with Todd shooting the photos and Vanessa Filming… and it feels amazing that it payed off.
Todd posted the it online a few days ago, “Make sure to pick up the September issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding and read about Geoff Brown making snowboard history! Honoured to have witnessed it and documented it.”
Thank you so much to everyone for the support and a huge thanks to Vanessa who filmed it. It was the closing shot in the latest When in Whistler webisode and will also be in the upcoming Heart films movie “the Doors”. Read More…
Stoked to end the series with a bang. The last shot in this episode is 1080gap. A jump that was my nemesis this season, but the sweet is always sweeter when you taste the bitter first. I still feel like it’s a miracle that I landed a back double 1080 on 1080gap.
BOARDWORLD presents WHEN IN WHISTLER episode 4 — Done and Dusted. The final episode of the season features street spots, Whistler Blackcomb park laps, backcountry booters and more.
Riders: Geoff Brown, Shaun Belmore, Yannick Lamontagne, Mark Tremblay, Craig Bowl-u, Nic Harvey, Andrew Burns, Dan Currie, Sam Nuemann, Charles Beckinsale, Braden Dean and Maria Thomsen.
When in Whistler: S03 ep3 And it really was a Miracle March for me. So hyped to have closer in the newest episode…. And on Forum stepdown!!!
I’ve always wanted to hit the Forum stepdown and I finally got to hit it with my Girlfriend Vanessa Filming the main angle. Todd was shooting photos and Duncan and Burns were shooting top and second angle. The snow was windblown and the light was bad but I was feeling good, Hahaha. I went for the switch back9 second hit. Got it first try!!! I couldn’t believe it. It’s a day that I’ll never forget. Thanks for all the help everyone and thanks for giving me closer in the edit Jeremy.