Winter is on! Thank you David, Tadashi and Neal to share the day!
It’s November 9th, it’s dumping snow on the west coast. 2 weeks ago New York had a huge early season storm….winter is almost here. It’s almost hard to believe. Romain, JP and I came to New York to share that stoke of a coming season, meeting with Justin Hostynek from Absinthe Films, we came here to show a movie. Even if some people must have seen them on I-tunes already, the stoke WAS present, people were happy, excited about the great amount of Pow and Good Vibes that both movies reflected
We gave away a lot of things, Yes It’s a Movie, yes thirst, a The NORTH FACE cryptic outfit, pant and jacket combo, a pair of YES Spy collab goggles. Those goggles are sweet, Also a % of sale is given to plant trees in Costa Rica through POW and Community Carbon Tree in Costa Rica. We gave away 2 YES boards, a Basic and a Pick your Line. As well as Man’s Board from Salomon, Bodies model…
People did hand stands, gave away their bras, back flipped of the railing, and balanced the board on their shins. It was impressive.
Johnny Paxton was also there to represent. He pulled the sweetest move I have ever seen at the movie theater. He pulled out a plastic bag and bought a Large Popcorn, dumped it in his bag and asked for the free refill right away and gave it to me. That was awesome. It ended up being my dinner. That’s and the wings and Quesidilla we ate after we went to the top of the Empire States Building. There was a great View from up there. Felt like King Kong.
On the way out of this place, we see Tracy Morgan, from Saturday night life, going to a movie after we showed YES It’s a Movie. Funny! And that’s when we linked up with DeKa from HoodtoWood Foundation, he takes guys form the rougher parts of New York snowboarding in the winter, climbing. We were then on our way to Fat Baby Bar to meet up with TROUBLE GANG . Man, this was amazing. It was a great party. There was a lot of people …and a very private cozy little venue. It worked out prefect. Thanks to Trevor Andrew and his friends for this.
Guys were rapping, going off! For a while along with a good DJ. Then Trouble Andrew came on stage with guitarist Joel, keyboardist and bassist Maza, and drummer Robi. They played a great set! Trev is getting really good on stage man. Then Ninja Sonic came up, Paul Rodriguez was there and rapping, a lot of people came. It was all time. Thanks to everyone for the sick party.
We then woke up in our hotel near Central Park about 50 blocks away from the party. JP doesn’t remember how he got back or when. Romain slept on the floor on a GYM mattress, water was very much needed. We jumped on the Nike Vegetable Oil Bus and we are off to BOSTON.
So we hit the East Coast Alpine and the Ski and snowboard Expo for a bit , grab a couple beers and then headed to the Greatest Bar where host Kelly hooked it up for us. Trouble Andrew and the gang did another concert , it went off again, The New England snowboard scene was all there , the evening ended up at the hotel with the Gang and our crew.
Then out of nowhere, we woke up at 11: 11 on 11-11-11 to drive to Portsmith and got the opportunity surf some super clean-offshore beach break at sunset. I really feel lucky and would actually love to thank Danny from Billabong Bus for hooking up at 5 4 wetsuit…I sure needed that, JP and the Nike vege oil bus crew had to wear a 3.2 wetsuit . I guess it was really cold. Romain had to go back to New York and get his credit card he had left at the bar. He will meet us in Burlington.
Burlington was sweet, we started with a wicked sushi dinner on Chrucrch Street after we paid a visit at TALENT shop and skatepark. Then we hooked up with a couple old friends from Burlington. It was a bit weird being back in the Home town of Ben and Jerry …but hey , we have great memories with Them. Surprised we didn’t see more of the people working at Ben and Jerry at the premier… HA the Big B and J …they are busy …! Props to Blotto for a sweet hospitality and A_DOG for holding it down in B-town…
Thanks to The NORTH FACE, Ian Feliney, Trouble Gang , SPY , YES . Coops, Hood to Wood , Ryan at Summer Session surfshop , Nike grease bar and everyone else who made this East Coast tour a success.
Till next time!
Photos by Matt Albert
So I am still not sure what is so funny about the Honey Badger, but I can tell you one thing… Vocalizing your own Honey Badger theme during the movie, while others are enjoying, does not make a great movie any better. Even if Frank April hits it backwards just because he doesn’t give a shit, that does not make him the Honey Badger, OK? Or Does it?
To the point though, I was unfortunate enough to have a good portion of the YES. family in Colorado this last week for the final stop of the Absinthe “12″ and YES. Its’ A Movie Film tour. All I had to look forward to this whole weekend was shredding, drinking, high fives, music and a crew, ready to make it all happen. I know, life is tough.
Although the recent storms have tapered off, Colorado has had a great opening to the season. The week started early with DCP rolling into CO and heading up the hill to Vail. Tuesday was a day to get out and warm up with a little splitboard action at Vail Pass. The runs were short, but deep, and with a crazy weekend ahead, it was great to spend some quiet time outside.
YES. doubled the movie tour in Colorado with a Battle of the Bands put on by YES., The North Face, and Coupe Studios from Boulder, Colorado. We gave a few awesome local bands the chance to host our evening parties and an entry to win a spot in the 2012 YES. film. In addition, the Generous crew over at Coupe Studios has donate the recording time for the winner to lay down the track in one of the best studios in the region. Keep your eye on the YES. Facebook page for the bands Mancub, Inch of Dark, Whiskey Blanket, and Black Hearts and vote for your favorite!
All in all it was a great weekend. The Movies stopped in Denver, Breckenridge, and Crested Butte. We also had a chance to hook up with Steve from Gravitee, our YES. dealer at Copper Mountain, who graciously helped us get on the hill for a much needed session. Crested Butte stepped it up as well on Saturday by setting up a pre-season rail jam at the base of the hill. The crew was killing the mini shred. DCP, Madison, Frank, Caldwell, Coulter, Colin Spencer as well as KC and Shawna, “aka”The Russels. There was also a bunch of hungry CB shreds along with the Colorado Boarder staff on hand and ready to jam!
The night life was great as well, but slightly fuzzy. The Bluebird Theater, three20south and the good ‘ol Lobar in Crested Butte made it happen. Special thanks to Dave over at Snowboard Magazine, Adam at Snowboard Colorado, and Andy over at The Underground (the best shop in Summit County), and The North Face, who helped make those evenings mostly un-rememorable. Again, watch for the final YES. it’s a Battle vote on Facebook!
Thanks to all of those YES. and Absinthe Fans in Colorado and elsewhere! You are the reason that film crews like YES. and Absinthe are able to make such unique movies.
Until next time, pray for snow and keep shredding!
Joe Timlin – YES Rockies rep
If you’re in Whistler this Friday you don’t want to miss this one!
Congratulations to Joey from Revelstoke, BC, who knew that Romain built the trail in September of 2010. It’s on its way!
Yes riders Madison Ellsworth and Colin Spencer are featured in the new movie Cockfight by Role Model Productions.
ESPN highlights 9 rider owned and driven companies.
Come on out this Saturday the 19th to watch the premiere of Yes It’s a Movie and Absinthe Twelve at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte. Many of the YES boys will be in attendance!