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The Makings of a capsule collection.

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Skateboarding exists as the base that brings many different strong personalities together and as a common thread, holds the ability to somehow erase differences and bring out the best in people. So when Sitka asked me if I’d like to help put together a capsule collection for their line my immediate thought was that we should explore the multiple personalities found in skateboarding. The Mechanic, The Artist, The Builder. The Writer, The Musician… Read more

New Zealand

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For a few weeks every August (since I was 19) I’ve been making a trip down to the Southern Hemisphere. After finishing up filming in May/June and spending two months in the office on the computer editing, I’m always super excited to get back on the snow, ride powder for a few weeks, and get a head start on filming for the coming Winter. Read more

#Instabuse

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Facebook…blah, Twitter…#whocares, Instagram…LIKE. There’s never a certainty as to which social platform will outwit, outsmart, outplay the others – but, I would like to think Instagram has a solid chance.  I suppose what intrigues me most, is the fact that we are no longer required to write or speak to communicate effectively. Instagram is also currently free from the spam that fills many of the other platforms. Despite this, there’re a few instances where Instagram is being internally abused.

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There’s More to Bralorne Than Chicken Wings And Beer

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I had always wanted to visit this place.  I had looked on maps before and saw how close it was and wondered why I had never been yet.  I had friends tell me of big mountains, and light powder. And then I was told that you could drive your snowmobile in the streets all around town and then park right front of the pub.  I was sold, I’m going to Bralorne! Read more

Crown Royal: Losing Friends. Losing Weight.

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I’m not one to back commercial products, ever. In general I am allergic to most types of branding, logos, and things of the sort. However, I do have a small list of brands that peak my interest on occasion. The following items are some products of note, a top twelve of 2012 if you will…………..drum roll: Apple, Visa,  WestJet, and Crown Royal.  I have only listed four because everything else sucks. Everything!

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WHISTLER WEEKEND

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With a dire early season forecast back east, booking a flight to ride Whistler the first weekend of December made perfect sense; especially factoring in the free accommodation thanks to my wife’s work trip to the Whistler Film Festival. And with social media practically vomiting the powder onto my Toronto desk, I felt no reluctance clicking the “purchase” button.  I might’ve missed the 60 cm days and accompanying face shots everyone was bragging about on Facebook, but my mantra was simple: Who cares? I sure as shit wouldn’t be snowboarding had I stayed at home, and groomers and park laps on Whistler and Blackcomb under sunny skies never disappoints.

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