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.
Ken Achenbach on the cover of Int’l Snowboard Magazine – January 1987
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.
Jim Zellers at Donner Ski Ranch Lake Tahoe, ISM, Season Annual, Winter 1987 (Photo by Larry Prosor)
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!
Snowboard pioneers from a 1985 roadtrip from Lake Tahoe to Park City to Jackson Hole.
(l-r) Chris Karol, Evan Feen (with Grell prototype high-backs), Terry Kidwell (father of freestyle), Matt “Boy Aggro” Vining, Jeff Grell (high-back inventor), Jim Sechrist, Steve “007” Link and seated is Bob Klein (Octagon sports agent).
Terry Kidwell, 1986, Donner Quarterpipe, Lake Tahoe
Terry Kidwell is the father of freestyle. He’s not old enough to be called the grandfather of freestyle, although some of today’s riders never knew his credentials! ‘Donner Ski Ranch’ was one of the first Tahoe resorts to allow snowboarding and remains very popular especially the east face which hides some cool stashes like the original ‘Donner Quarterpipe’ where Kidwell, Joel Gomez, Scott Clum, Damien Sanders, Keith Kimmel perfected freestyle before the big resorts joined in.