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After many years of avoiding personal requests for many of my snowboarding photos, I finally decided it’s easier to set up an online shop rather than spitting them out one-by-one on my inkjet printer. I just got the 5×7 proofs for a test and the quality is really good. The B&W’s look like the real thing. Check it out. Go to this link.
A new exhibit of the Bud Fawcett Photo Retrospective will start at the tasting room of the Pheasant Run Winery in downtown Aurora, Oregon. The photographer’s reception will be held at the opening from 6-10 pm this Friday, February 4. Food and a great wine sampling are available for a fee. This retrospective contains 16 images from 1985 to 2009. The reference prints are up to 10 x 14 inches on 12 x 16 glossy/luster photo stock.
The Pheasant Run Winery Tasting Room is located in the old Aurora State Bank building at 21690 Main Street, Aurora, Oregon. You can checkout their website for wine selections and hours of operation.
Another classic issue of ISM with Ken Achenbach leading the tour of Mt. Bachelor as well as the first ballsy board test by Tom Hsieh and the crew of ISM. “This was the friskiest board tested, the Barfoot was as loose as a goose. Well who can forget those comments from the original board test. And of course the bonus of this issue was the one and only Keith Kimmel interview, not to be missed. This issue closes with a classic ad of Shaun Palmer on the back cover.
Check out the full magazine on my issuu homepage.
Now this is truly a classic issue of ISM. Their first 4-Color cover in 52 pages; there was no turning back. Check Out the following snowboarding stars of the eighties. You can look at the mag in flip-format here!
Shaun Palmer, ISM Cover, October, 1986 (Photo by Tom Hsieh, Jr)
Originally known as Absolutely Radical in March 1985, International Snowboard Magazine was the first seasonal snowboarding magazine and proclaimed the “last word” until 1991 when it discontinued publication.
Brainchild of Tom Hsieh, Jr. of San Francisco, the October 1986 issue can be seen in its entirety in flip-format. Thanks for checking it out!
Mike Chantry, Homewood Ski Area, Lake Tahoe, 1988
Mike Chantry, Sand Mountain, Nevada 1988
Excerpt from Lee Crane’s story at Transworld Snowboarding, History of Halfpipe:
In 1978, resorts in California’s Lake Tahoe basin hadn’t realized snowboarding’s potential and refused to allow snowboards on their mountains. Because of this, snowboarders spent most of their free time searching for good spots to ride. “Back then not everyone in high school had cars so we needed places to ride that were close by,” remembers 29-year-old Tahoe local Bob Klein.
Klein’s friend Mark Anolik was hiking around Tahoe City in 1979 when he discovered the perfect hit on land owned by the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Company. It was literally the city dump. No one is quite sure if the spot was a bend in a creek bed, or the edge of the land fill. It had an entry and a couple hits, which was all these snowboard pioneers needed. Word of the pipe spread and within a few days Mark, Bob Klein, Allen Arnbrister, and Terry Kidwell were beginning to session the spot. They named it the Tahoe City Pipe.
By the spring of 1980, thanks to a local phone company employee and skateboard fanatic named Mike Chantry, the pipe was exposed to the skateboard world. ”Mike Chantry took me there nearly blindfolded because Bob Klein didn’t want anyone to find out about it,” remembers Tom Sims, founder of Sims Snowboards.
“What’s wrong with other snowboarders finding the pipe. At that time there weren’t even that many snowboarders in the world, let alone riding the Tahoe City Pipe.”
Over the next few years pro skateboarders Rob Roskopp, Steve Cabellero, and Scott Foss began visiting the pipe. Lensmen from Thrasher magazine and later International Snowboard Magazine were close behind, not as much for the pipe, but because of the people who were there.
By today’s standards the Tahoe City Halfpipe was not even a halfpipe. “The pipe itself was really just one-hit,” Chantry says. “To make it good took a lot of shoveling.”
That didn’t seem to bother Terry Kidwell or Allen Arnbrister. “Once Kidwell and Arnbrister got into it, it became more of shaping thing,” Klein explains. ”They would spend more time shaping it than riding.”
IdeaBox Exterior, Portland Home and Garden Show, Portland Expo
IdeaBox Interior, Portland Home and Garden Show, Portland Expo
Cool wood treatments throughout and lots of light in every room which is very important in the sun-deprived Northwest.
Tom Burt and Damian Sanders at Mt. Rose Nevada before mainstream ski area acceptance, 1987
Tom Burt and Damian Sanders were two of the original founding fathers of snowboarding. While Damian’s freestyle flare and movie debuts drove mainstream acceptance and explosive growth, Tom (and Jim and Bonnie Zellars) fathered the backcountry movement in early media. Damian was FLF Films early poster boy and starred in their earliest snowboard movies which further fueled snowboarding’s popularity into the early nineties. Together, the four were sponsored by Chris and Bev Sanders/Avalanche Snowboards of South Lake Tahoe.
Damian Sanders at the first Squaw Valley Halfpipe (Lake Tahoe, 1989)
Tom Burt at the first Squaw Valley Halfpipe (Lake Tahoe, 1989)
Dave Seoane, Sugarbowl, Lake Tahoe, from Roadkill
Question – Dave Seoane is a:
2) Pro snowboarder?
3) Professional cinematographer?
5) all of the above, plus some?
Dave Seoane, Pyramid Lake, Nevada
John Cardiel, FS Rock-N-Roll, Original Burnside Bowl, Portland, Oregon, 1991
One of the easiest riders I ever had the luck to work with was John Cardiel. I’m glad to hear that John is recovering from being hit by a very large truck many years ago. Our roadtrip was the first story that I had ever been assigned to write and photograph. It was for Snowboarder Magazine in 1991 and featured John going to summer camp, namely High Cascade Snowboard Camp. Halfway through the week John treated us with a skate session at the original Burnside Bowl.
John Cardiel with Chew, High Cascade Snowboard Camp, Mt Hood, Oregon, 1991
John Cardiel, Timberline at Mt. Hood, Way Above Palmer Snowfield, 1991
The weather was pretty uncooperative during the week until we hiked up Mt. Hood above cloud level and John spun off a crystal ridge line several times. In the days before digital, I was glad to see all the Kodachromes had turned out nice and sharp.