In Part 2 of Standard Films coverage in the 4th Season of the Powder & Rails video series, we get a chance to go back to the early days of big mountain, back country snowboarding.
The rewind button is hit on TB3 to TB5 where we get to see still fresh tracks laid by Johan Oloffson, Noah Salasnek, and Dave Hatchett knocking out Alaskan first descents that paved the way for the big mountain boarding that’s followed. The episode gets dirty with the worst crashes of the last 20 years. The expertise and big-mountain know how of Standard Films’ Mike and Dave Hatchett makes their snowboarders’ achievements seem simple, with no indication of the true perils that creep in the backcountry.
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STANDARD FILMS | Air Dates – Pt. 1: Dec 1 | Pt. 2: Dec 8 | Pt. 3: Dec 15 | Pt. 4: Dec 22
In celebration of 20 years of Standard Films, we head out to Red Rocks, Colorado to see the release of “TB20″ (Totally Board 20). The first of their kind to join together big mountain, back country boarding with freestyle hi- jinks, Travis Robb and Mike and Dave Hatchett, still love what they do. In this series, they invite us to see some of “TB20″ in the making at Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe, along with fellow snowboarders Gjermund Bråten, Gulli Gudmundsson and Halldor Helgason. We speak to the guys about Standard Films’ inception, tracking its history with the likes of pro-boarders Tom Burt, Jim Rippey and Jeremy Jones.
TOM BURT | Air Dates – Pt. 1: Jan 5 | Pt. 2: Jan 12
We catch up with snowboarding’s first backcountry maniac at his home in Lake Tahoe, CA. Jeremy Jones, Terje Haakosen, Nicola Müller and Noah Salasnek chime in on how influential Tom’s riding is to them. Tom gives us advice on how to deal with the fear of dying in the mountains and why his white Vuarnet shades will never go out of style.
CHUCK BARFOOT | Air Dates – Pt. 1: Jan 19 | Pt. 2: Jan 26
Chuck may be one of the nicest people in the history of snowboarding but he is also one of the most badass board developers. We find Chuck in his Ventura, CA work shop making Barfoot skateboards. Chuck tells us all the stories of how Ken Achenbach (owner of Camp of Champions at Whistler, BC) basically farmed the Barfoot Snowboards team from the western regions of Canada. Riders like Devun Walsh, Marc Morisset, Steve Blakley illustrate why Chuck and Ken are so important to snowboarding.
SUMMIT COUNTY | Air Dates – Pt. 1: Feb 2 | Pt. 2: Feb 9 | Pt. 3: Feb 16
Early 1990′s Summit County, Colorado is where snowboarding’s street skating influence all started. Midwesterners like Roan Rogers, Nate Cole, Dale Rehberg, and Jake Blattner descended on Breckenridge, CO and made snowboarding better forever. We get to chat with everybody from Marc Frank Montoya, Dave England, Mikey LeBlanc, Scott E. Wittlake, to Tarquin Robbins. Yes, we said Tarquin Robbins.