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Congratulation to Esthera and June from Peepshow for winning best in Lo-Fi from ESPN with their new movie Winter Wars. We are stoked for them and happy to be among their sponsors.
Below follows the beginning of the report on espn.com. To read the full report click the link at the bottom.
“Snowboard movies, like snowboarding itself, run the full spectrum of aesthetic quality, technicality and possibility. On the one hand you have grand, sweeping, multimillion-dollar epics like “The Art of FLIGHT” shot in exotic, faraway locations that many of us will never get to go to, featuring a level of riding that most of us will achieve only in our dreams. And that’s the point — movies like this are for the wanderlust-obsessed dreamers, the international vagabonds, and the hard-core backcountry pow hunters among us.”
“On the other end of the spectrum you have gritty, low-budget movies like Think Thank’s “Ransack Rebellion” and Peep Show’s “Winter Wars” featuring riding that most of us will never have the guts to step to, but is easier to imagine doing because it’s shot in backyard locations that we see around us every day. Movies like this are for the hard-core shreds, the dirtbag truck dwellers, and the kids who move to mountain towns with 100 bucks in their pockets, pack into sketchy, overcrowded apartments, and work crappy jobs that barely pay enough to make ends meet, just so they can snowboard every day.
You have to have both, because all these movies together tell the full story of snowboarding. But outside of our little world the big-time movies are the ones that get all the accolades. This award is the balance. There are a lot of crews out there trying to make something out of nothing, putting together movies with very little money and a whole lot of heart. The most impressive of all of them are the women of Peep Show.”
Read more of Melissa Larsen on ESPN.com
If you couldn’t make it to the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Elias & Friends deliver you some fun (gaudi) impressions of the beer festival. We are sure you come visiting it next year!
Marco Smolla´s statement about the clip:
“Lederhosn – the traditional Bavarian dress. Locals wear it all year and everyone else wears it at least for the two weeks at the Oktoberfest in Munich. After an amazing time at the Wiesn (Oktoberfest) Elias and Me decided to just keep on wearing our Lederhosn and go to Hintertux to shred the slushy park there. Watch out for some new Lederhosn Outerwear at next years Ispo…”
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Together with the 2 former snowboard pros Jens Anselstetter and Heinz Löhle, Germany´s reigning ‘Rider of the Year’ and TSG pro rider Elias Elhardt has launched the project elooa Camps which will start in the winter season 2011/2012.
The ideology behind elooa Camps is simple, but the concept unique: International snowboard pros, certificated coaches and the founders themselves offer the participants an incredible snowboard weekend including pro coaching, photo shoots and video analysis. The participants will get an interesting insight into the snowboard scene and at the same time profit from the pro’s experience and passion.
“We would like to pass on our expert knowledge as well as enthusiasm for snowboarding and push the individual skills of each single one, no matter if it is about trying your first 180 or stomping a 720″, says Elias Elhardt, who will be joining the first 2 elooa Camps in Hintertux and Stubai.
We are happy to support eelooa Camps and highly recommend you to visit it.
www.elooa.com is online now and the dates for the first 5 elooa Camps are set!
CAMP 1 – Hintertuxer Gletscher > 28.-30.10.11
CAMP 2 – Stubaier Gletscher > 02.-04.12.11
CAMP 3 – Zugspitze > 20.-22.01.12
CAMP 4 – Grasgehren > 24.-26.02.12
CAMP 5 – Nordkette > 02.-04.03.12
It was ten years back when Elias Elhardt was in Saas Fee, Switzerland with his family and he got to learn the back flip and got soo much into snowboarding he could not stop it anymore.
Together with best friend and TSG ‘s ambassador team rider Friedl May and Saas Fee local hustler Alessandro Boyens this summer was time for an epic revival, check out here how much fun they had shredding the park and every little bumps in between.
Right after we organized a photoshoot with Elias and photographer Carlos Blanchard for next season’s campaign. Big props and thanks to the Saas Fee tourism and cableway offices for support and great hospitality. If you next trip brings you to Switzerland make sure you get some riding in Saas Fee.
After a challenging season with a dislocated elbow followed by a rolled ankle, Silvia was happy to turn a page today taking the top spot amongst the women.
She attributed her success today in part to a desire to avoid hitting the knuckle and further injuring her ankle. “I knew I had to go big today to avoid injury,” she said. “After a series of injuries and some bad luck I am really happy with today’s results and hope I’ve shown the German national team selectors that I’m capable.” Silvia also has her sites set on competing in the new Olympic discipline of slopestyle in 2014.
Weirdest part for Silvia was when they played the German national anthem at the price giving. The funniest part was that on TV they didnt show much snowboarding but the part where Silvia spoke about German nudist beaches. Great!
Those seeking full results can log on to http://wintergamesnz.com/results/
Together with Elias in this clip you ll see the rest of the Nitro Team, Dominik Wagner, Marc Swoboda, Benny Urban and the friends Danni Rangiani, Alex The Tank and the new hip hop rising star from Sweden Ludwig Lejkner riding rail under a rain of dollar bills.
Enjoy the ride
The Super Camp II & The Eddie Wall Ride Invitational is over. Now it’s time to think about your summer plans. Do you miss it? Let’s face it: dry slopes and snowdomes are cool, but you like the real thing. Learn and Ride With SMK Camps from June 18th – August 14th in Les Deux Alpes, France.
Check out their promo video above and go to http://www.smk-camps.com/summer11/int for more information and details.