The net’s been awash with gold this week but we’ve sifted through it all to present our five favourite Vimeo slices. Grab a beer, log off and relax. The weekend has landed…
THE WALL OF SKULLS
Remember the monster swell that hit Tahiti in May? Sure, it’s been seen in mags and clips 1000 times but this edit from Kendall O’Brien goes behind the scenes of that day. Watching Laurie Towner get his pal Wade Goodall acquainted with towing is compulsive viewing, as are all the wipe outs!
Whenever Snapper’s on you can bet Dean Dingo Morrison will be getting more tubed than anyone else. And it’s no different when he takes his show on the road.
THE MIND OF JULIAN WILSON
The internet is flooded with edits showcasing crazy aerials today, and this clip’s exactly that. What makes it stand out is the insight into Julian Wilson’s competitive mindset. No wonder he’s where he is.
WHO IS JAMIE O’BRIEN?
Love him or hate him Jamie O’Brien rules the roost in Hawaii. Soft tops, step-off, switch…How much more challenging can he make these monster waves?
FREDDY AUSTBO’S PARALLEL LINES
There’s a lot be said about how similar snowboarding and skateboarding are. Freddy Austbo demonstrates just how closely linked they are.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
To round out this week’s clips we’ve got a little story from our friends at Stacey Surfboards. Pete Abordi’s a legend in the Aussie Hardcore scene but unexpectedly sums up surfing perfectly. “The moment you paddle out everything feels better.” Cheers to that Pete.
It’s been a slow year in the Aussie Alps, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the parks. This edit from Knife Show is bound to get you amped to ride. Come see what happens when the video games you grew up with take over the slopes.
If you’re buzzed by riding frozen water chances are you’re perpetually saving for that next trip abroad. Australian snowboarders are known for their enterprising ways when it comes to travelling to ride, and the crew in this Northern Heights series are testament to that. Months were spent squirreling away pennies, doing whatever it took to supplement sponsorship, but once the snow started to fall it was all worth it. Come join Keith Webster, Dylan Champion, Adam Chaston, Matt Wrobel and SurfStitch’s own Hannah McKay as they shred their way all over Japan.
And SurfStitch’s Hannah. When shes’ not answering your queries she’s at the snow. Or at sewing school.
Brain Farm, the production crew behind all sorts of radical action sports films, including the recent Travis Rice films, has released their 2012 showreel. If you are in anyway interested in seeing snowboarding, surfing, moto X, Jackass, bears, red-eyed wolves, volcanos, glaciers, wild horses, city skylines, men shooting shotguns, models jumping out of helicopters, skating, or avalanches – in the most visually sharp and beautiful way your computer screen can offer – then this will probably be right up your ally. Like and share, your friends will love you -