Monday, May 31, 2010

Reading with BroBomb

Jon Hartley and the good people at BroBomb.com started an interview series called "Literate Skiers". First one out of the gate was Mike Rogge, followed by myself this past weekend. It was nice to answer some questions that strayed from the ski literature norm. Good things coming from that corner of the internet. I wonder who's next...?

Click link to read the piece. Thanks y'all.

http://brobomb.com/2010/05/literate-nyman/#more-1803

Friday, May 28, 2010

NVC 9.6


En route to Mt. Hood, OR. Stormward bound. Photo by www.banksgilberti.com.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

NVC 9.4


Bryant Park.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

NVC 9.3


Old school Japanese game at an old school Japanese restaurant.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

California Dreamin'

I know summer is right around the corner and skiing isn't on too many peoples minds (including mine), but Newschoolers.com is hosting all the segments from Nimbus' Contrast...and for free! We're pretty sure some internet savvy, little brat of a kid was going to upload our movie to YouTube and show it for free anyway, completely disregarding all the rad powder skiing, awesome jumping, super fun snowmobiling and great times we had putting into this little gem...and the little bit of hard work. So, we decided to beat that brat at his own game and allow you to watch and even download the segments, for free. We won't send our money hungry, backstabbing, mega-corporate lawyers to your house with a subpoena so we can have your money. Promise. So go right ahead, download it, guilty free. And you're welcome.

Love,

Blake

Clickity click that link to watch and download any of them (as well as other Nimbus content) on Newschoolers.com.
http://newschoolers.com/web/content/tvchannel/id/4905/t/Nimbus/

Here is the direct link to view/download my segment...
http://newschoolers.com/web/content/viewvideo/id/351980/

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Point & Shoot - Hot Laps at Central Park

New Point & Shoot up by yours truly, courtesy of Nimbus Independent!

"
Been posted up in New York for a little bit. Wanted to get out on my first bike ride of the year, so I ventured out to the jungle within a jungle and took some laps around Central Park. It's pretty rad to be in the thick of The City, then a few blocks later feel like you're Robinson Crusoe-ing around some wild woods. Some indigenous species include; New York eagles (aka pigeons), junkies and Yellow Cab demon drivers. Also, contrary to popular belief, rollerblading is alive and well in the Big Apple. Skateboarders thought that species was extinct, but they just packed their bags and decided to assimilate solely to the little island called Manhattan. So glad you can spend a few minutes of your day, enjoying the scenery of this six mile lap in Central Park, New York, New York. Thanks friends."


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cancer to Capricorn...

...the path of the modern gypsy.

K-Strass

Meet Kenny Strasser, a new hero of mine. He's a professional yo-yo imposter. He tricks Midwestern news channels into thinking he's a professional yo-yo-er so he can get on the air.

"A strange, strange man has been showing up on morning shows throughout the Midwest, claiming to be a yo-yo trick champion. He is not. He is actually terrible at yo-yo. Yet he keeps getting on the air.

Little is known about "K-Strass," who goes by Kenny Strasser, or sometimes Karl Strassburg. He claims to be from Wisconsin (except when he doesn't). He claims to be from a broken home, with his own addiction issues (except when he isn't).

All we know is that K-Strass has shown up on television six times in the past month, showing off his yo-yo "skills" and generally embarrassing the hosts."



To see more K-Strass videos click here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

What's in the Fridge?

That is a great question asked by Mr. Joel "Jah Raven" Whalen. What is in the fridge? Apparently this is what is lurking in his fridge...
"Get ready to get that gold sticker blown off your New Era hat and that check ripped right off your new, unscuffed Nike sneaks because here comes a teaser of biblical proportion! Displaying the talent of the raddest, most real shredders, sledders, and fresh soy cheddar in jah Kootenays mon. So turn up jah volume to max and hold onto you keyboard because you're about to get slapped...right in the face!
"

Whats in the Fridge? A Teaser. from Jah Raven Creation on Vimeo.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Beat Down

Who doesn't love watching people wreck? I think as humans, especially the humans born in the grand ol' US of A, we're probably born with some gland in our brain, that releases some chemical, that causes some reaction, that makes us love watch bad things happen. Pain, accidents, explosions, cat fights, people falling down, etc. Anything from two bimbo girls freaking out on a reality tv show, to some old guy losing control of his motorized cart, we can't help but stare. So on that note, here is some Nimbus carnage from the past couple months squeezed into a few minutes.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Revlon Run Walk & Riders Against Cancer

Last weekend I ran the Revlon Run/Walk for Women. It's a big fundraiser charity event to help aid the fight against breast cancer. There were over 30,000 participants who helped raise millions (I think $6ix mil) along side Revlon, who's the worlds largest contributor in the fight against breast cancer. The 5k race course started in Times Square, proceeded up 6th Ave, then into Central Park and up the West Side Drive, eventually splitting off the 102nd St. Transverse and ending on the East Side of Central Park. Vehicles were restricted in Times Square, up 6th Avenue and along the course, so it was pretty cool to be one of the first runners out, along side my fiancee and her mom, running through the emptied streets of New York. Weather was perfect and the run was all-time. My fiancee's mom is a runner and set the pace, which almost killed me since I haven't ran yet this year and am not a runner to begin with. We were among the top 20-30 finishers with a time right under 27 minutes. I'm pretty psyched on that...hence the boasting. Here's a bit of photo and video from the start. Doesn't do the event justice, but a glimpse into it nonetheless...


video

Also recently got involved with an anti-cancer non-profit called Riders Against Cancer. Their mission is to help people in the action sports community who have had to deal with cancer on a personal level. Super good people over there and I'm excited to be involved and help push their efforts. So please check out their organization and if possible donate to a great cause. If unable to donate and/or are wanting to help out, they're in the running to win $100,000 from a local Utah business who's looking to donate some of their earnings. So click the links and cast a vote friends! More good things to come from that front.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Point & Shoot - Cats, Blades & Birds

Put together another Nimbus Point & Shoot the other day...

"A few weeks back I went on my first official team shoot with Spyder. Our first day out we went on a nice little cat-skiing adventure. Wasn't too much skiing happening since we were trying to shoot product shots, but we had a sweet lunch coupled with some hungry buzzards and throwing blades. Psyched to be a part of the Spyder family and call guys like Josh Bibby, Colby West, Chris Davenport, my brother Steven, Daron Rahlves, among a handful of others, my teammates! Plenty more to come from this crew in the future..."

Monday, May 03, 2010

NVC 8.8


Squid & the Whale