The epic story of the Hatchetts and their crew of riders continues in part 3. Instead of letting a broken hip and a snapped femur end his snowboarding career in 1994, Dave Hatchett, under the guidance of brother Mike, picks up a 16mm camera and gets behind the lens for the 1995 season. Dave's previous backcountry skills came in handy when in 1997 he belayed himself down to a cliff ban and creatively shot a now famous Tom Burt first descent on the TB Spines near Donner Pass. The Hatchetts continued their streak of cultivating the careers of some of the best riders ever through the late 90s and well into the 00s. They found a then-unheard-of Jeremy Jones dirt-bagging it in Alaska and gave him the closing part in TB6, fostered a non-English speaking Finn named Jussi Oksanen, pulled Lonnie Kauk away from his janitorial duties at Mammoth Mountain, and gave big mountain rider Xavier De La Rue from France parts in their films.
Did you miss Part 2?? Check it out here.
Did you miss Part 1?? Check it out here.