Flow and NXTZ Teamed up together for Superpark 16 up at Mt Bachelor, Oregon this past May. This year Snowboarder Mag is having a Battle of the Brands Video Edit Contest and Flow was very happy to work with Legendary Snowboard Cinematographer Chris Brunkhart. Chris hails from back in the day and when I say back in the day I mean back in the 90’s. He’s worked with everyone from Jamie Lynn to Craig Kelly and he returns into the snowboard scene after too long of a hiatus to work with Flow Snowboarding. We can’t wait to premiere the almost seven minute long edit on SnowboarderMag.com, look for the comp to start June 18th.
Nobody has visualized snowboarding quite like Chris Brunkhart. Few people have traveled and ridden the world with its legends, not just as photographer but also as friend. Even fewer possess the talent that charges Chris’ photos with a hypnotizing potential to put us there, to feel snowboarding.
Because of his photos’ success, Chris too is a legend in snowboarding. Today his camera is focused on other themes, but when documenting snowboarding in the 1990s his mission was to present what he saw as a snowboarding photojournalist — to tell a story about snowboarding, using its most talented riders as characters. His recently published book, How Many Dreams in the Dark?, is a visual collection of stories from the hardcore, underground days when ski resorts scowled at us, the Olympics left us alone and a punk kind of energy flowed through snowboarding on the mountain and off, on the road, wherever we were.
After a decade of silence, Chris has finally invited us to open our eyes again and revisit those moments of snowboarding’s fermentation. Wander through Chris’ book and you will see where snowboarding comes from. These images are universal, timeless, just pure moments of snowboarding that resonate within us, inspire us to round up the crew and go ride. What follows is a glimpse
(How Many Dreams in the Dark?, by Chris Brunkhart, 2010. 208 pages, hardback, printed in USA, $65 USD. Book and custom prints available internationally at www.gamafunction.com/dreams
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SNOWBOARDER Magazine Announces 2012 Superpark Battle Of The Brands Presented By Gatorade
Superpark 16 Presented By Gatorade once again brought together the building efforts of the best terrain park crews in the world and the riding abilities of snowboarding’s top freestyle pros. For five days in May, over 250 renowned icons of shred including Halldór Helgason, Danny Kass, Tyler Flanagan, Sage Kotsenberg, Romain De Marchi, Phil Jacques, Josh Dirksen, Gjermund Bråten, Bjorn Leines, Chris Bradshaw, Joe Sexton, Zac Marben, Sebastien Toutant, Andreas Wiig and Forest Bailey lapped Mt Bachelor’s Sunrise Chair sliding, launching, slashing, and stomping for the lenses of over 60 invited videographers. In addition to the daily edits released during the event on www.snowboardermag.com and the footage stacked for the requisite video parts, all of the best Superpark 16 action will be broadcast in SNOWBOARDER’s new Battle Of The Brands Video Showdown. Starting on June 18th, 2012 the Superpark 16 footage compiled by over a dozen renowned pro teams will be matched against each other in a head-to-head social media melee to see which company’s squad captured the shots most capable of winning over the public’s hearts, minds, and most importantly, computer monitors.