Summer has begun for the Northern Hemisphere, so Flow Snowboarding wanted to highlight the Top 10 #FlowRituals photos that have been shared by our Flow family. Use the hashtags #FlowSnowboarding #FlowRituals #FindYourFlow and you could be highlighted next month.
Flow Snowboarding Global Professional Mike Basich recently pieced together The Frozen Chase, his self portrait book The Frozen Chase bounces between classic action shots, fun loving lifestyle pics and unique points of view. What really makes this book special is the front seat view of a life lived on the snow and Basich’s lo-fi, organic take on photography.
“I started taking portraits for a few reasons,” explains Basich.
“I wanted my two imaginations to work together. I wanted to capture how I truly wanted to be shot, and to be the rider. I wanted to share what snowboarding was to me. It wasn’t accepted as a cool or legit thing back then.”
Click HERE if you would like to order The Frozen Chase. The book is available via Asymbol.
What are your #FlowRituals when the snow melts Are you chasing the snow or turning the page to your summer activities? Flow Snowboarding wants to know your plans for the next couple months. Are you heading to any summer snowboarding camps or chasing the snow to the southern hemisphere? Have you placed your gear in storage and starting to break out the summer toys like your skate, surf and wakeboards? Learn more about #FlowRituals click this link HERE: http://bit.ly/flow-gp-bl-flowrituals
Engage with us on social media. Post the photos & videos, tag us and use the hashtags #FlowRituals #FindYourFlow &#FlowSnowboarding
Now that the snow is melting and most of the lifts have stopped spinning in the northern hemisphere, Flow Snowboarding had a chance to catch up with Mario Wanger to see what his #FlowRituals are now that summer is under way.
How was your winter season this year?
My winter 2014-15 was pretty good! The amount of snow could have been better though…
Any highlights or favorite trips or moments from this winter you want to talk about?
I went to Japan for the first time this season, over New Years. That was so insane. I have never seen so much snow and I never ridden such a fluffy pow before.
Where have you been riding the past few months as the season wound down?
I’ve been riding Sölden, Penken Park and Hintertux the last few days of the season. Riding in slushy parks is so much fun!
Are the European glaciers holding up well for snow and summer snowboarding?
Yeah, it’s pretty good over here. You can actually ride till mid June, then they close till August or September. I guess in Switzerland, they are open the whole summer!
What are your plans for this summer? Are you chasing the snow or taking break?
I have to do a lot of work as a carpenter and maybe a little vacation. I gotta say, after a hard season of filming… I need a break anyway.
What kind of activities do you do in the summer to stay fit and active?
I’m a striker on a soccer team, a lot of workouts in the gym, skateboarding and climbing mountains.
Do you have any kind of diet you stick to in order to stay fit?
(*smiling) Haha… no I don’t have any diet, I eat everything and anytime i want to.
Do you have a workout that you maintain in the summer months to stay fit and active?
Yup. Doing hard exercises in the sport med gym with the trainers.
Are you chasing the snow or turning the page to your summer activities? Flow Snowboarding wants to know your plans for the next couple months. Are you heading to any summer snowboarding camps or chasing the snow to the southern hemisphere? Have you placed your gear in storage and starting to break out the summer toys like your skate, surf and wakeboards? Engage with us on social media. Post the photos & videos, tag us and use the hashtags #FlowRituals #FindYourFlow & #FlowSnowboarding
The Netherlands based company Prodaptive has invented a way for adaptive riders and paraplegics a chance to go snowboarding. Flow Snowboarding recently had a chance to catch up with Gina van der Werf, founder of Prodaptive to check in and see how the research & development on their initial designs have progressed over the year. Their original Twinrider models had incorporated Flow Snowboarding bindings and we were glad we can be a part of the process to help paraplegics access the slopes.
“The idea to develop an adaptive snowboard originated in Whistler, Canada back in 2010,” said Gina van der Werf, founder of Prodaptive.
Flow Snowboarding wants to know what your Flow Rituals are.
During the winter all of us run to the hills to go snowboarding. But just because winter is winding down in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t mean your active lifestyle goes into hibernation. Active people crave active lifestyles. For some of us we chase the snow. We hit up the summer camps in the Pacific Northwest. Some of us find work or study in the southern hemisphere or Europe’s glacial resorts.
Flow Snowboarding global ambassador Mario Wanger is featured in this TFA mid-season trailer. At this moment, the film project is still currently unnamed and is expected to drop later this year through the help of Moreboards, Blue Tomato and other sponsors. This edit was pieced together by Julian Pintarelli & Daniel Diedrich with the help of Patrick Steiner photography.
Flow Snowboarding Global Professional Tim Humphreys was out at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania for the annual Superpark 19. Humphreys along with the Neff Team members joined the a hundred of the world’s best riders and pieced together this edit, also featuring Chas Guldemond, Taylor Gold, Brandon Davis, Matt Williams and friends. This edit was masterfully shot and edited by Wojciech Targosz. A collaboration between Bear Mountain & Seven Springs Terrain Park crews created this playground for the Neff cats. Enjoy this video from Superpark 19.