Friday, April 30, 2010

Point & Shoot - Nine Knights

Here's another Point & Shoot edit for Nimbus of my trip to Nine Knights in Germany. Copy and paste of the movie description...
"There was this impressive little volcano in Iceland that decided to thwart Nimbus' plans with the Nine Knights event in Germany. Eric, Chris and Wiegand all pulled the plug, but I (Blake) decided to hold strong. I eventually made it, three days later than expected, but it was well worth the trip. Got to hit one of the funnest jumps I've ever hit, meet some good friends and fellow Nimbus shred, Bene Mayr. Learned some new tricks and got some great shots for the upcoming En Route webisode. This little edit gives more of a quick athlete's glimpse of what we were up to. For more in depth coverage and better videos, go to Thanks for letting me come be a part of your rad event Nico!"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

NVC 8.7

St. John the Divine

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Legs of Steel

We all know who the real winners of the Nine Knights dodge ball tournament were. Austria and the Downdays Legends only wish they had the stature and finesse of this team. We'll get you next time!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Blake vs. the volcano. I scored a point and finally made it to Germany. Going to take a quick nap so I can find some energy because we're leaving in an hour and I'm excited to go hit this...

Almdudler Nine Knights presented by Fiat 2010- Action part 1 from Nico Zacek on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Slack Jawed

Hit the redial button 50+ times to get past the busy tone, once I conquered that feat, I had to wait 2+ hours to actually talk to someone at Lufthansa. I'm sure they're just as unhappy as all the angry passengers that are calling them! Anyway, looks like I should be flying out of New York Wednesday evening. Hopefully I make it! If you want to see some crazy photos of the volcano, click mmmeeeee! If you want to see something else, watch this girl make a fool of herself...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

All Stuck Up

This little volcano is having quite the dramatic effect on a lot of peoples lives right now, mine included. I don't have much to complain about though, especially in comparison to those people who are indefinitely sleeping in airport terminals or waiting out massive lines to get somewhere. I would love to get to Germany because that Nine Knights setup is looking mighty fine, but being cooped up in Manhattan, at my future in-laws house with my fiancee, is not a bad place to weather this storm. Good luck to everyone else who's waiting this one out.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

NVC 8.5

Lucky number 13.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ze' Germans

April 15-18: NYC with the fiancee and future in-laws to plan July wedding.
April 19-25: Oberstdorf, Germany for the Nine Knights event.
April 26-28: back to NYC.
April 29: Home or wherever the Nimbus gents are posted up.

Real pumped to leave tonight. The travel bug has been biting lately. I love New York and to follow that up with Nine Knights in Germany is making me pretty happy. Haven't been across the pond in a couple years and never been to Germany, but the jumps they're making for Nine Knights are looking pretty primo! Plenty of content to come from there. Here's some video of the awaiting features being built...

Nine Knights - Building the castle, part 1 from Nico Zacek on Vimeo.

Nine Knights building the castle - part 2 from Nico Zacek on Vimeo.

On the Hill

Mr. Eric put this one up the other day. Had some appearances in it, so thought I would show it on here. Hollering.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

All-Time @ Brighton

Pretty much going to copy & paste this post from my buddy Parker's blog. I've called Parker up a few times this season to help out filming me for Nimbus. From my previous post about all the snowfall Utah just received, I had to make the most of it and get some shots. Here is Parker's perspective of the day...


It's funny to me how spring storms operate in Utah. Most of the time it'll be calm and peaceful in the valley, and raging up at the resorts, less than nine miles away. I understand the science (at least, I understand it as much as I plan to understand it, or care to investigate it), but it's just really interesting to me how I can meet Blake Nyman as Causwell at 8:30 with partly cloudy skies, and a temperature around 45º, and within 25 minutes be wrapped in the core a wild blizzard, with howling winds and lighting (yes, I said lighting). It wasn't anything unexpected though, because I read the storm forecast, so we went to work. J. Eichhorst and Hayden Price accompanied us and we headed out to the slackcountry. Some of us a lot more slowly than the others. It took me like 25 minutes to boot pack across Millicent Bowl due to the fact that I was post-holing every step up to my knees and often to my thighs. All in all, it was worth it. We were able to get three solid shots, and then take a couple laps on one of the most epic pow days of the season. The snow pack was really sketchy, and I honestly felt like I was tiptoeing around up there to keep slabs from breaking off onto my friends. No wonder Tuesday morning's avalanche forecast was HIGH. Anyway, enjoy these images. Most are screenshots from the video, and I recommend clicking on the images to see larger versions.
Blake looking very satisfied after stomping a decent sized drop.
And after. Fully buried.
Hayden sending it into oblivion.
Blake; half-cab on the fun gap.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Once Upon a Time...

My fianceé Alex sent this email to me the other day. Its a photo series titled, "How Fairy Tales Really End". Thought it was pretty funny. Enjoy...

Little Red Riding Hood

Belle (Beauty & the Beast)

Jasmine (Aladdin)


Sleeping Beauty

Snow White

The Little Mermaid

NVC 8.4

This ones from a few days ago. Better now than never.

Bomb holes by Pep & Blake.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Clocked In

Been putting in some on snow hours the past few days. Utah was the recipient of 7' of snow in 7 days, due to a really good, consistent storm cycle. So, we've been getting our share. Pep came home from a long stint in Alaska and Wiegand came down from OR to shoot the two of us for Nimbus. It's been a good few days. Footage and photos to come soon!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Two Days in Big Fork

Point & Shoot time! Here's another one...

"I tried this line three weeks ago, but didn't get it as planned, so I wanted to come back and get it as planned. My friend Parker Cross came to film me this time. Parker is a good guy that runs the Wasatch Official Production Podcast. Google that and you'll know what I'm talking about or click here for his Vimeo channel. Tally hoe!"

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Candide Kamera pt. 2

Not as good as the first, but definitely some rad skiing and super impressive camera work. Candide is still the boss.

Here's the first for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about...