This Fall, Arbor Snowboards will drop their first full-length film, "Cosa Nostra". From the spines of Valdez, to the varied terrain of Jackson Hole, through the oceanside streets of Niigata, and into the frozen city scape of Quebec, the Arbor Team will travel to the regions that have influenced it’s own evolution. Like many things, snowboarding is a product of its environments, with personalities as varied as its settings. The Arbor Team Video will provide an authentic representation of snowboarding’s manifestations as seen through the life and times of Bryan Iguchi, Mark Carter, Marie-France Roy, Frank April, Scotty Vine, Erik Leon, Mike Liddle, Emil Ulsletten, Ian Sams, Cam Fitzpatrick, Atsushi Hasegawa, Mike Gray, Charles Reid, Ryland West, and more. This is our passion, this is our family, this is our thing. This is “Cosa Nostra”.
From Pow Slashes to unique jib features with minimal snow, Justin Norman shreds it all. His part features him riding a nice variety of different Arbor boards too, just showing how good their line up is, and of course their riders. Sit back and enjoy 3 1/2 minutes of dopeness!
Our friends at Arbor wanted to share this re-edit of Frank April's part in Encore. Enjoy!
After winning Video of The Year in 2013, Frank April and the Déjà Vu crew battened down the hatches and embarked on a two year video project entitled Encore, which they released to the masses earlier this year.
The Zygote Twin is a non-symmetrical twin inspired by the shaping and heritage of early 80's skateboard designs. For 2016 we collaborated on the graphic with the cryptic narrator and historian of Southern California skateboarding, Craig Stecyk. As an artist, writer, and photographer during the adolescence of the Dog Town movement, Stecyk became the conduit that would bring recognition to the Z-Boys from Venice, California. For 20 years now, Arbor has called Venice home and we're proud to honor that heritage by collaborating with one of the most iconic artists in surf, skate, and snow culture.
Find more information on the Zygote Twin on our site at: http://arborcollective.com/snowboards/products/zygote-twin/
Featuring Riders: Erik Leon, Justin Norman, and Emil Ulsletten
Filmed By: Paul Heran, Nate Shute
Edited By: Cole Taylor
Shot on location at: Mammoth Mountain - The Holy Bowly & Superpark 20
Special Thanks to: Krush Kulesza & Snowboarder Magazine
The boundaries of winter don't expire when chairlifts stop running. This episode of Video Log follows Bryan Iguchi, Cam Fitzpatrick and friends as they venture into Yellowstone National Park in search of the fresh lines and new perspectives.
After winning Video of The Year in 2013, Frank April and the Déjà Vu crew battened down the hatches and embarked on a two year video project entitled Encore...Read More
"Mark Carter is a cowboy-snowboarder half-breed, a man’s man. Carter approaches snowboarding with the same reckless but calculated gusto that is necessary when wrangling a herd of hundreds of cattle - a task that he's burdened with on his family's cattle ranch every fall before snowboard season kicks into gear.
This past season, Mark spent the winter going balls to the wall in the Jackson Hole backcountry, filming with Teton Gravity Research, Sherpas Cinema, and Arbor Snowboards. This full part is the culmination of countless days hucking off huge jumps and enormous, sketchy lines. Now kick your boots up and enjoy the fruit of Mark's labor."
The locals wouldn’t stop talking about how it was one of the coldest winters in the past century. That didn’t stop the Arbor Snowboards crew consisting of Brandon Hammid, Mike Liddle, Mike Gray, and LP Dorval from braving the the frigid winds in search of new spots, never been done tricks, new experiences, and the city’s best poutine. Visiting an area that is so steeped in snowboard history is not only challenging but inspiring and the crew rose the occasion, breaking ground and ice to bring you Video Log: Quebec.
Click here to visit the Video Log mini-site and learn of the adventures to come: arborcollective.com/snowboards/videolog-quebec/
Un grand merci à the Nowamean crew and Frank April for showing us around the city and being so hospitable.
Thumbnail Photo: Sean Black
Breaks in the weather were few and far between at Superpark 19. Fog, rain, and a heavy cloud cover characterized the majority of the week at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. That didn't stop Arbor riders from all corners of the country from converging on an amazingly constructed setup for 5 days of non-stop shredding. Good times were had by all and the following video presents the long and short of what went down. Congratulations to Scotty Vine for taking home the Superpark Standout award. In this case, it was not insanely progressive or mind-boggling tricks that earned him the title. Instead, it was his proven ability to ride everything in his path combined with a work ethic that was unmatched at Superpark 19.
RIDERS: Erik Leon, Mike Gray, Mike Liddle, Blake Axelson, Ryland West, Sammy Blazeajewski, Buzz Holbrook, Scotty Vine
Welcome to Arbor, Marie. Marie-France Roy has been pushing the limits of women’s backcountry freeriding and freestyle for years. With standout video parts in a plethora of influential snowboard films, Marie has solidified her spot among the most accomplished female riders in the field. She has been on top of the game for years and shows no signs of stopping. This past season Marie was awarded the title of Women’s Rider of the Year and Women’s Video Part of the Year at the 2015 Transworld Readers Poll Awards. These accolades mark the second time she has received these titles.
Both on and off the hill, Marie’s synergies with Arbor are undeniable. Beyond her riding accomplishments, Marie is also one of the most influential advocates for sustainability and environmentalism in action sports. In 2014, Marie produced the award winning film “The Little Things”, a movie project based on environmentally conscious riders who are inspirational through their riding, as well as their sustainable ways of thinking and living. The movie has received tremendous praise and led to Marie receiving the Climate Activist Award Presented by Protect Our Winters.
During the winter, Marie lives in Whistler, BC where she has easy access to some of the world’s best backcountry terrain. The summer months bring Marie to her eco-friendly home on Vancouver Island. She built the house with the help of her brother Alex and a community of friends. Constructed from natural and recycled materials, Marie’s summerhouse is just one of the “little things” that she does to live sustainably and in balance with our environment.
Since 1995 Arbor has pioneered the use of sustainable materials in our snowboard production. When we look to the future, we cannot think of a better partner than someone with the ethos, passion, and experience of Marie-France Roy.
Few men can flip calves and ride horses as gracefully as they can flip tricks and ride mountains. Growing up on a cattle ranch in 10 Sleep, Wyoming, Mark Carter learned true grit from a young age and it shines through in his own personal brand of snowboarding. From big, sketchy lines to massive cheese wedges, Carter approaches the backcountry with an irreplaceable devil-may-care attitude that sets him apart from the herd.
The 2014-15 season was kind to Carter's winter home base of Jackson Hole, Wyoming allowing him to film the following full part almost entirely in his own backyard of the Teton Mountains. Carter is one hell of a snowboarder and we couldn't be more stoked to welcome him to the Arbor Snowboards Pro Team.
Filmed By: Jake Price, Seth Huot, Trent Ludwig, Willie McMillon, Aaron Hooper, Canyon Florey, Will Brommelsiek, Wade Dunstan, and Jon Ray
"Welcome to Arbor, Frank. We can’t think of anyone else who is equally entertaining to watch on or off their snowboard. Every year, Frank delivers the most progressive video parts filled with unparalleled trick selection, flawless style, and next level antics. We couldn't be more stoked to welcome François to the family! Frank joins snowboarders Mark Carter, Curtis Woodman, Brandon Hammid and Scotty Vine on Arbor’s pro team. Frank is the second of three new riders to join the team as we move into 2015. Stay turned for more exciting team announcements and developments in the coming weeks. BIENVENUE FRANK!"
Curtis Woodman explores the backcountry of Utah, Montana, and Washington in his latest episode of Surf The Earth.
Last season, Lake Tahoe kicked off the winter with mediocre snowfall which meant insufficient time in the white room for Arbor pow surfer, Curtis Woodman. An insatiable hunger for tasty barrels and higher tides drove Curtis to chase the storms in search of whiter pastures. His journey took him to Montana, Utah, and Washington where he met up with fellow earth surfers Colin Langlois, Chris Rasman, Shaun McKay, Pat McCarthy, Nick Ennen, Kurt Jensen, and even the infamous Coonman.
Riders: Curtis Woodman, Colin Langlois, Chris Rasman, Shaun McKay, Pat McCarthy, Nick Ennen, Kurt Jensen, and Coonma
Arbor Snowboards just released this full part from Curtis Woodman and let me say this, Curtis makes snowboarding look FUN. Obviously snowboarding is fun, but something tells me Curt is enjoying it a little more than most.
"Curtis Woodman has been gracing the snowboard world with quality footage for nearly a decade. With ender parts in the Neoproto and Think Thank filmographies, Curtis has cemented his place as one of snowboarding saltiest, surfiest, most barreled-est dawgs. Without further ado, we at Arbor Snowboards are proud to release Curtis' full part from Season 2 of his upcoming web series, "Surf The Earth"."