Hello Nimbus fans and supporters. This is Chris here reporting in from my endless summer of Hunting Yeti’s...
It all started with a crew discussion of taking a road trip down to Mexico for a month. It was the plan all season, until we unfortunately lost the keys to Pollard’s shackles, which had him locked to his 22-hour days of editing. Andy got up close and personal with a softball, leaving him a new grill and a large dental bill. And the news channels left us skeptical of traveling as clueless Gringos all the way through Mexico for an entire month.
With that in mind, when Eric found a free moment, the crew (sans Andy) booked a 10-day flight to Cabo, Mexico. As a whole (of passionate not so great surfers), we wanted to document a trip away from the snow, while at the same time capture some third-world traveling...
As anticipated, it was more then just surfing good waves... There was rattlesnakes, feeding donkeys, surfing, rallying rental cars, attempting to speak spanish, snorkeling, and much much more.
After a successful and funny trip, Pollard went directly back to his computer and finished up the movie. Pep went to his sister's wedding. Andy was still dealing with dental issues. And I booked a quick flight to Whistler to get a day in with Da Kine at COC.
Sure enough, we had Whistler fog both days we tried to shoot, which left us with little to no skiing footage. Directly after Whistler, Pep and I had agreed to coach at Windells for a session. So, that’s exactly what we did. We originally planned to get some more footage there, but an Oregon bug unfortunately hit me hard, giving me bronchitis and an ear infection.
Needless to say, we had another amazing couple months together, and were able to document something new, that we all truly love… With that said and webisode 4 all wrapped up, I am here in Mammoth packing for Australia and Chile to give you the seasons last webisode of shredding powder. To make my packing more enjoyable, I put my Hunting Yeti DVD on loop. Yep, that's right, Hunting Yeti DVD's are shipping out all over the world as we are proud to announce the film is done. I got a box full of Yeti's just a couple days ago. Go to your local shop and ask for a copy and check out webisode 4 below...
“HUNTING YETI WEBISODE 4 – SURF’S UP”
WELCHES, Oregon (August 14, 2008) – It’s hard to Hunt Yeti during the summer months, as the mythical beast migrates from the snow covered mountains, following the snow melt down river and out to the sea. Once there, the Yeti can sometimes be spotted swimming and barbequing on the beach. Therefore the Nimbus Crew set out to the beaches of Cabo, Mexico in search of the Yeti and traded in their skis for surfboards.
Mr. Mahre unfortunately couldn’t make the trip as his face had an accidental collision with a softball, but Pep, Eric, Chris, Erin, and some friends packed their flip-flops, surf trunks and headed out on an adventure.
The fourth webisode takes you further into the lives of our Crew with a glimpse at interests outside of skiing. This feature is more than just surfing but includes rattlesnake encounters, feeding donkeys, rallying rental cars, huge spiders, Jenga, snorkeling and a mangled toe.
Look for Hunting Yeti on these sites: K2 Skis, Evogear, Helly Hansen, Oakley, Tecnica, Marker, Dragon, Dakine, Atomic, Line, Bern, VAS Entertainment, Freeskier, Fri Flyt, Transition, Fall Line Skiing, Skieur, Freeskiers.net, Raiders.ch, Skizofrenia.cl, Chill Factor, Charter, Poor Boyz Productions, and Rip.Tv. The webisodes are also available for free as iPod and HD computer downloads. You can find it all on our producer’s page at http://www.rip.tv/nimbusindependent.
“Hunting Yeti” is presented by K2 Skis and produced by Nimbus Independent in association with Poor Boyz Productions. Nimbus is producing five webisodes premiering on the 15th of February, April, June, August, and October. Check out the final cut of “Hunting Yeti – The Film” in early September on DVD or on tour in a city near you.
Hunting Yeti Webisode 4 – The Nimbus Crew tracks the Yeti out to sea in Cabo, Mexico. Enjoy as they switch out skis for surfboards and mountains for surf.