Hood Update PART 2
So, the weather turned a bit nasty for a few days, and with my trip to
New Zealand growing ever nearer, we had minimal time to get in some
I got up with my friend Julie (who took all of the below ski pics) to
shoot for the remaining few days as well as Liberty team mate Mike
Hornbeck to switch off doing some video follow cams through the public
Making laps through Windell's (Jammin' Julie photography)
Testing out Windell's biggest jump (Jammin' Julie photography)
Tom Wallisch, Nick Martini, and Henrik Harlaut (spelling?) also joined
in on the fun, so look out for a Jiberish edit coming soon from these
It was the 4th, and seeing as how I had never seen fire works from
inside a city before, I headed to downtown Portland with newfound
friend Allison Melvin to watch them from the top of the tallest
building we could find. (Lesh Photo)
We watched the sun set as we waited for the show to begin... (Lesh photo)
They put on a pretty good show. They launch a constant barrage of
fireworks off from 2 different barges on the Willamette River. (Lesh
With temps in Portland reaching triple digits and temps reaching
mid 90's on snow, its real hard to stay clothed. (Jammin' Julie
Then it was off to Mt Hood Summer Ski and Snowboard Camp's quarter pipe
at the bottom of their lane to get that good ol' weightless feeling
rushing through me. While I did lame straight airs and 3's, Tanner
practiced his new pipe double flip. It was a bit double lincoln but
he'll get that good double flat 5 that he wants in no time I'm sure.
Peter Olenick beware.
(Jammin' Julie photography)
Then I packed my car and headed down to Bend Oregon to the Rage Films
headquarters to film my intro in front of the green screen. Rage has an
incredible studio complete with everything you would need to produce
incredibly professional and exotic porn films (or ski movies I guess).
I was also able to watch the movie in it's current shape, which is
coming along quite well. Look to Rage to make one of the best ski films
ever to date including probably the best soundtrack ever.
After shooting my intro in the green screen studio, Dan Norkunas (who
is in charge of the ski side of things for Rage) imports and goes over
my footage. Pretty baller intro, you'll see...
I write this from Wanaka, New Zealand surrounded my blue lakes and
snow-capped mountains, be on the look out for my first NZ update soon...This