Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

J - Rob

Jason Robinson talking about opening day at Baker and more significantly his experiences around Aaron's accident.

Monday, December 5, 2011

move to the music

R.I.P. Dane Searls

Too much of this has been happening lately, it's truly sad. Way too young and talented to leave us this early. I met Dane over the summer of 2007, there was a big session going down at Solame right around the Portland Dew Tour time that summer. I remember seeing him ride before I had the chance to introduce myself. His presence stood out strongly, he was ripping all the lines, throwing down big moves, going insanely high and whipping it beyond sideways while wearing a pair of board shorts.

Dane spent a lot of time in the northwest over the course of the next few summers. A psyched Aussie, who couldn't get enough of the northwest trails. His demeanor was humble and relaxed. A young man who was pushing bmx trail riding to new levels, he was not afraid. Dane you be remembered forever in the northwest, i'm glad I had the chance to ride and hang with you while you were in the states. For wherever your spirit is now, i'm sure your facing challenges and obstacles without fear or hesitation. RIP warrior...

Dane's Giants of Dirt

Dane @ Kill the Line

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Carter Country

Carter Country Sizzle Reel from Carter Country on Vimeo.

This is awesome, real deal cowboy / professional snowboarder right here....wild life. Watch this!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yea bud!

Lucas Debari makes it to the top of Denali with a seasoned north face crew. Looks like an amazing experience.

NEW "Flow" Time Will Tell Trailer (NOW ON SALE) from Elliot Van Orman Productions on Vimeo.

Time will Tell for $10 including shipping. Great deal, enjoy the flick.

This mountain ripper just destroys it, skills and balls a plenty.

Go to The Union for more videos.

Some trail action from the east coast and England. Gets me psyched to build some new lines.

......November's been a good month for gettin some....Some awesome sessions early in the month capped off the trail year nicely. It's dig mode now, the backcountry will be a reality for riding come next spring, can't wait.

Scored a couple of really fun days surfing the straits, so happy to get some waves there. Thanks to all the PA locals for the hospitality and good times. Extra cheers to Dante for hooking up a brand new beautiful T rice!

And now the last couple weeks, we've been sliding down the mountains again. I'm very excited for the winter to come, Alpental's opening friday I think i'm gonna have to get out of work for the day for this one. My inside's are telling me I need to live closer to the mountains, I know the lifestyle would be good for me.

Hope all is well out there...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Season's are a changing

Trail Mix 2011 (Lynnwood, WA) from DiamondbackBMX on Vimeo.

Tyler's newest edit came out nice, capturing a couple awesome sessions we had this summer and some from the summer. Lynnwood ran great this fall, the place can be so much fun. Good time and cheers to all the trail crew for making it happen!

I'm having trouble getting the link to copy, but head over to to pick up a copy of Time will Tell for only $10. A great deal, especially for how much content your getting.

Take care out there..

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Interweb vids

Vinyl Pa Soil POV Feat: Arkus, Popple, Muller, Doyle from Vinylbmx on Vimeo.

Tom Arkus with a pov edit of some Catty, Posh, and Hazelwood lines. The run with Jems is so sick, good work.

Went to the premier of this video last night. A bunch of good people together having a blast, fun night!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ben's 18!

Happy birthday bee man! Thanks for being a sweet brother and friend! Enjoy it..

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

the reward is in the effort

I really appreciate all the places i've been lucky enough to travel to and all of the people i've met through those experiences. It's this energy that keeps me going time after time. Life's a big ship of searching and creating. When the stars align, the magic moments happen...but it's through your soul and internal desires where you have to jump off the comfort wagon and live your life. Get uncomfortable out there, don't always do what's easiest. When your friend asks you what you've been up too, have something worthwhile to share with them. Take control of your existence...

Sunday, October 30, 2011


"Cheaaa!!! I just bombed down this hill with Rama on my handlebars, dropped him off at the 7 - eleven and picked up this 18er! I'm not going anywhere, i'm taking this week off of work and staying here to party!!! Cheaa...cause i'm dah boss! Were doin it big! I mean big!"

Good times bud!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Arob workin it

"i'm here just to bro down, hit some side hits, and maybe grab some tail"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Get Psyched

Always good times with the boys...

Hobuck sunrise

No love skate crew in the northwest. Was great seeing you parker! Come back next summer.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Feel the energy

Seattle summer, Lake Union booze cruise with Ben, Jk, and Corky.

Alpental backcountry in the summer...another La Nina cycle, that's what i'd like to hear every fall. It'll be filled in up there soon enough. So amazing.

September snow..Baker...Strait of Juan de Fuca stormway.

Glacier DIY. Something else in that little town.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hey there

Jeremy Jones' Further - An HD Snowboard Film by Teton Gravity Research

The word epic has become very overused in recent years. Epic this, epic that...kind of undermines the word when every yahoo is out there saying it. In the case of Jeremy Jones and crew split boarding and riding insane lines throughout the far reaches of the world, the word epic holds more than it's value being used here. Can't wait to get myself on a split this winter. Back to back La nina's are what the weather experts are saying. Bring it on, i'd favor a La Nina winter every year myself. This week you can kinda fell winter knocking on our door, getting excited.

Here a couple of video's I found online this week from the Arob festival. It was an amazing gathering, the Robinson family really put together a great event. Lots of love and support in the air there, it was great to be a part of so many talented and happy people coming together to celebrate the life of one great man we all loved. Arob forever...

Friday, September 30, 2011

mile high

Denver In September (2011) from Elliot Van Orman Productions on Vimeo.

LT just went to Denver and made this from his trip. Great stuff in here, everyone's rippin and looking good!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Memorial to celebrate life of fallen snowboarder | | Kalispell, Montana

Arob's carnival making the local news. Heading east to nw Montana tomorrow with hundreds of others to celebrate the life of one of most positive, gifted, and inspiring individuals to ever live. Soul and spirit last forever as will the energy Arob left with everyone he knew.

Memorial to celebrate life of fallen snowboarder | | Kalispell, Montana

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Good stuff..

This bowl would be a treat, amazing location. Ruben knows.

Jake Blauvelt Video Part 2011 from Jake Blauvelt on Vimeo.

Some of Jake Blauvelt's riding from last winter. Unbelievably smooth and has a great eye for some beautiful lines. Mostly filmed in Pemberton and Japan.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Watching the sunrise and the waves meet the land with Matt and Mccrimmon. Great times boys!

DR flowin the streets of Tacoma..bonus for having Jman in the background.

Blartoguard being blarted or something. Really enjoy the Blazer's Digest, thanks for putting that together!

Russ man and his crazy car. Get back here already my man..

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


NEW "Drive" Time Will Tell Trailer (NOW AVAILABLE) from Elliot Van Orman Productions on Vimeo.

Elliot made a new trailer for Time Will Tell. Order yourself a copy if you haven't done so already, it's a great watch.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Out on the west end

Property of dreams being made reality by the mastermind. A slice of heaven out there..

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Brother Bee

Ben made it out to the northwest a couple of weeks ago. Really enjoyed having you out here. Here he is gettin psyched at snow lake, not bad for a first time camping experience.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Holding onto summer

Jimmy rolled through town a couple of weeks ago. It was real nice getting to catch up and hear some funny stories from soCal life. Here he is throwing a nac nac over a rail in Tacoma. Cha pimp..

LOST ATLAS - TRAILER from Kai Neville Studio on Vimeo.

Here's the trailer for Kai Neville's newest surf film Lost Atlas, the follow up to The Modern Collective. It'll be nothing short of the world's best surfing going down at many remote and amazing breaks. All mashed up to a great soundtrack. Check it out...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Salisbury house power moves

BSD - Jason Teet - Vancouver 2011 from BSD on Vimeo.

DJ Teet doing what he does and tearing things up on his bike. Hango coming through with the filming and editing. Looking real good boys! Hopefully catch you guys sooner than later.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


MANIFEST (teaser) from Sam Tuor on Vimeo.

Here's the trailer for Manifest, the film Arob was working on this past year while he passed away. Looking like it's gonna be an awesome movie. You're still with us buddy, love you man.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Kiwi's or something

Cheers to all my kiwi friends out there. You guys are one of a kind, much love and respect.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The freedom of summer

During one of the nights we were at Photosynthesis, a nice man from the Makah tribe gave one of our camping neighbors Sarah a fresh Salmon he had pulled from the sea earlier in the day. Victor, the sushi chef went to work and prepared the fish for the group to enjoy.

I remember taking this photo and going out for a sunset surf. Came back to camp and the Salmon sampling had just began. Eating salmon while washing it down with tecate standing around the fire wearing half a wetsuit, chattin away with friends old and new, and getting excited for a full night of music and bonfires. Life can be so sweet and amazing at times, know when your moments are.

Friday, August 19, 2011


DR as always flying smoother and higher than anyone. This was at the dead baby bikes party a couple weeks ago, an amazing party that happens every summer in Seattle based on the love of bikes and having a good time...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Northern Hemisphere's NZ

It's kinda hard to beat the Olympic Penninsula during the summer. I've spent most of my time away from Seattle this summer out there. Excited for the caravan that we have going out there tomorrow, see ya on first beach and at the diamond. Let the good times roll...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


If you're ever looking for a beach house to rent on the northern Oregon coast, give Barleena a call. Awesome homes for very reasonable rates. Still haven't met her yet, but would really like to one of these visits. Silly times, lookin forward to the next one...

Dan throwin his tbog over the fifth set at Solstice, this jump is huge!

Have a nice day

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's coming

Can't wait to see this one. The second world viewing lands here in Seattle on September 10th. Loving the summer weather right now, but always excited for the next winter to come.

Monday, August 1, 2011

This guy rules

I am curious as to how much time this guy has spent in the ocean and around sharks to become this comfortable. I can't imagine seeing a Great White from this perspective...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Arob forever

Some footage put together by Rolo Espinoza. A good look into Aaron's character and his way of being...

In memory of Aaron Robinson from aaron on Vimeo.

A video from Arob's first Alaskan experience a couple winters ago. As always he left his mark wherever he went...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

R.I.P. Aaron Robinson

I first met Aaron "Arob" Robinson in April 2006 on trip with Steven Hamilton up to BC. We stopped at the Arlington bowl for a sesh on the way. We had showed up to a pretty heavy skate session as the only 2 on a bmx. Hamilton opted for his skate over bmx, making me the only one on a bike. The bowl was pretty new at the time so not that many skaters there were exactly psyched on bikes being there. I worked my way into the bowl's rotation and it turned into a great session, having a blast riding and making some new friends. One guy inparticular who was going faster, airing higher, looping the capsule, smiling, shouting, and showing stoke for some bike airs more then any other skater there was Aaron. We got to talking a bunch, connecting well on snowboarding, traveling, both being new to Seattle, and psych for life and shredding in general. After the sesh, we had a safety meeting in the dugouts of the ball field across the street. Since Steven and I were on our way to the border we had to get rid of our belongings, which ended up taking a of couple rounds. Freshly blazed we chilled in the dugout for a while chattin away mostly about going up to whistler and snowboarding in the northwest. We exchanged numbers and began hanging out that summer.

Arob lived between Seattle and a cabin out in Snoqualmie Pass for the first few years I was in Seattle. He was a great guy to have around and we often chilled, hit skateparks, and took a few camping trips together. Back in 2006, I was very new to backcountry snowboarding, in fact Aaron was the first person I ever followed to other side of the ropes at Alpental. It was unreal riding with him, he was so comfortable and just naturally belonged back there. He opened my eyes to how I would want to ride a snowboard. He was worlds ahead of me at sliding down mountains, but would always wait for me and share his knowledge of what he knew in order to help me out. In a sense he was my sensai with snowboarding, opening up a beautiful world to me that I continue to get more and more involved in as each year passes.

Arob has been a huge influence in my life since that time. I have always been so impressed at the life he was living. He was incredible, so much natural talent and enthusiasm for everything he was involved in. Whether it be snowboarding, skating, playing music, traveling, being happy, motivating a group to do something, he did it all so well. His energy was unreal, he always knew what he wanted and what needed to be done in order to get there. He's the most nomadic person I have ever met. For the past few years i'm not sure if was in any one location for more than a few months at a time. Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, BC, Alasksa, Hawaii, Chile, etc....the biggest free spirit i've ever known. He always had a smile on his face, and was always excited about whatever was happening.

I love you Arob, thanks for all the great times and everything you've shown me. The cascades won't be the same without you, but you'll be with everyone who loved you forever. You are seriously one of the best people who has ever lived, you were amazing at life and lived it to the fullest. Getting to share experiences with a guy like you is what makes life worth living. You're one of my hero's! I'll hold onto the energy and spirit I know from you for the rest of my days, and will ride Alpental for the legend of Arob!

Aaron's life was taken last week in a fall resulting in severe head trauma while snowboarding down in Chile. He was 24.
Aaron's (purple jacket) split section with legend Temple Cummins all filmed at Mt. Baker over the 09 - 10 winter.

Aaron Robinson Tribute - Respect Your Elders - Mt. Baker from Kyle Schwartz on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Continent's edge, take in the last few pieces of rock before the disappear into the sea. The pacific is powerful, beautiful, magical, and ever inspiring. There's something about the smell of the ocean, the visual stimulation of the water meeting the land, and the enjoyment and ever lasting seek and thrill of riding waves...infinite bliss and i will return again and again and again...

Ted hitting the eject button on the way to golden gardens.

A nice review of twt and elliot answers some questions about his movie.

Ted and I have a little say in here about trail tools.

Summer's in full effect, traveling, trails, waves, camping, swimming, long days, late nights, dancing, stretching, having fun, friends, vanessa, stand up paddling, being in the moment and a smile on the face, keep it goin...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Snoqualmie flow

Don't have too many friends that have a kayak, so paddling is usually a solo mission for me. My favorite spot for white water is the middle fork of the Snoqualmie river. I like these days a lot cause it's pretty much just me, my kayak, the river, and the elements of nature. A real good way to test yourself and get an understanding of your abilities and the power the river has. It's a full mission, driving alongside the river making mental notes of entry and exit points. I'll find a place to put in, usually float 6 to 8 miles of the river, get out at my exit, stash the kayak find the road and start walking the few miles back towards my car. Most of the time i walk a mile or so and then hitch a ride with an incoming car the rest of the way.

Most of the river is class III rapids. It definitely sparks the adrenaline, floating from rapid to rapid, avoiding rocks as much as possible, finding your flow. It's amazingly peaceful knowing it's just you out there, you have to be on it. Some sections scare me too much to do, so i'll have to get out and hike alongside the river bed until i can get to safer section. The battle of man vs nature is incredible, but always keep respect for where you are, it's big country out there and humans are small and easily swallowed.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

what is now

Project winding up on the coast...sorry i missed ya this last weekend bud, i've heard some good stories about you flowin the woods, tossin the horseshoes, softball spectating, and keeping the shakes away. cross paths soon, summer's just starting.


20ft snow banks in june, slidin corn snow around in sunnies, walkin across tree bridges, dips in the river, being fascinated with the campground host marv, screaming his name every time we drove by, splittin wood with the neighbors axe, hiking up the side of a waterfall, staring down the glacial gorge, a naches visit, 10ft diameter doug firs, avalanche's blocking half the road, warm fire and party box jammin, edible plants, gettin some on the river, soup and corn in the jetboil, seeing 6 from the elk family, being just a couple miles from rainier's base on a bluebird day..take your special lady camping.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Elliot's video

He did it! Time Will Tell is now done and available. Riding, traveling, and lifestyle from the midwest, northwest, and a whole lot more captured in this one. Over an hour of montage style edited footage, it's a great watch.

You can grab a copy at or and it should be available in shops all over very soon.

Support independent and underground video's, pick yourself up a copy, you won't be disappointed.

Proud of you LT, way to go..

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Matty's 41 and still strong on the horse, leading a couple bro's through roms. chill zone.

The bbq master Russ man slayin one of his one footed x's that are becoming legendary around these parts..