Saturday, November 20, 2010

Baker Opening Day 11/20/10

Baker opening day was the sickness!

It was puking snow last night in BHAM from 730-930pm.

And this morning the roads were ultra-shittay in BHAM (I left at 630am)

But the closer you got to Baker, the better the roads got. (haha dub tee eph yo) I blasted Neon Indian the whole way there, that is probably why I drove so slow...

Now the phun part: So Baker opening day, of course I'm gonna be expecting everyone to be in full on mob mode. I show up at 750am and I get a pretty good parking spot in Heather Meadows. Some rad bro's parked next to chair 1 and slept there all night so they would get first chair. Cool story Bro. Well I got 8th chair up chair 1, and I was purdy stokeddd.

My first run off of north face was hellza confusing. So I got 8th chair, full on expecting no tracks in my sight. Nope...not at all. There were tracks, not a shit-ton, but still a fair amount. No problemo, I'll slay it anyone (in my own eyes of course.) North Face during early season is super rolly rolly within sudden drops, it's pretty fun. Once I reached the bottom of chair 5, I realized I still had no leg pain...go me!

So I ride back up and ride north face again. Holy schitt it's already basically tracked out. Oh well, I'll ride the ropeline. Good times. Once I got to the bottom I decided to check out the chair 8 area so I ride up chair 5. Once I reach the crest on the chair I realize its turning into a bluebird day. Sweet!

I rode around the chair 8 area along the ropeline for about an hour. That area is super fun. Lot's of natural jumps and shiz. I saw a few skiers dropping off of the arm, and wow was I jealous. Looked super tasty. Oh well, I was still having fun inside the ski area. So much fun that I decided to take a picture of myself.

The rest of the day I just rode all over the ski area, trying to figure out what works on a powder day and whatnot here, because, well, this will be my home for the next 2+ years. Might as well learn how to take a dump on it like I do at Stevens. At the end of the day, I was obligated to get a salmon chowder bread bowl. Nom Nom Nom...

Here is a little video I made from footage I shot throughout the day. Good times.

Peace out internetz (for meow)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

BAKER opens Saturday 11/20

Be there or get slayed.

Winter has arrived my friends. My stoke-ness is at an all time high. La Nina + Seasons Pass to Baker = fun/shitshow.

See you all there.

PS this means I'll be posting on my blog mucho for the next 5 months. Woop Woop!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

La Nina in THE PNW


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

NowHere Teaser

Beautiful. So stoked. Me = at the premier fo sho. Check it out:

NowHere trailer by Absinthe Films from Absinthe Films on Vimeo.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Titz aka Come Find Us... in Bozeman

I am not the biggest park rider, but I <3 this movie trailer. Looks sick. I can't wait to check it out.

"Come Find Us" Official Trailer from Toy Soldier Productions on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Triple Cork

Wait... ummmm what?

The Triple Cork from torstein horgmo on Vimeo.

Crazy yo?

He even added some afterbang. Impressive. Horgmo you have massive balls.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hurricane Ridge 5/8/10

Elijah, Jared, and myself went to hurricane ridge on saturday. Good times. We got hit on while buying sausage mcmuffins in Sequim. It was rad. Suprised Elijah or Jared didn't have sex with the girl. We arrived at hurricane ridge at noon and played in the snow till 6pm. T'was fun.

We slid around and played in the snow all day.

Jared likes to fly...

We built a jump with 20-25ft~ish gap to perfect transition, but it was hard to get enough speed. I cleared it twice though, I was stoked. Once Jared got dead too many times we moved over to a cornice zone and jumped off a whole bunch of stuff. Landed some bs 3's, I do not <3 my lack of style on rotations however. Also, tried some nicolas mueller butter revert cornice drip things. Fun Fun...

I Like to fly...

Ended the day dropping a pretty big ass cliff, byah! The cliff and random other footage is in the video below...

PS... I get my contourHD back in the mail on friday, and I am going to hurricane ridge again on sunday. Stoked!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Crystal Castles live...

Looks like so much fun. I want to see them live so bad. Ignore the silly raver in front of the video.

and wow the new album is AMAZING!


Go download it now!

Friday, May 7, 2010

War on Drugs is the funnnneh...

This video makes me want to punch things...

Here is the article here:

Why are so many cops bat-sheet trigger happy? Seriously, 20 dollars worth of weed...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Key Key lost sheet box

Just earlier today I was thinking about how when I was a freshman and sophomore in high school, all me and my friends did was film stupid videos and watch Jackass/CKY. Good times... This film clip below always makes me laugh..haha. Woooooeughhhhh

This one is even funnier. I used to cry I would laugh so hard from watching this...

Forrest Burki Rips...

Dude straight up slays Baker...

That is all...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kevin Pearce is Home!

So Stoked!

I can't wait to see him shred again like he did in "Neverland"

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Empire of the Sun August 11th @ the Music Box in Hollywood


Guess who is going to see Empire of the Sun on August 11th in Hollywood? ME! Some friends and I have started to go on road trips to Cali every summer as a tradition, and once we saw that eots was playing on August 11th in Hollywood, we knew when to go.

I scored my tickets at 10:01 am. I showed ticketmaster what's up. Even though they destroyed me with like 13 different hidden fees. Oh well. The price I paid for 2 tickets with all the fee's is still the same amount I would have been willing to pay for one retail.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Insomnia + Walmart + Whistler this weekend

So doing homework and drinking milk was not exciting enough, so I went to walmart at 1am and bought 8 sobe citrus' for 10 bucks. Stoked! Also scored some potato salad. Yum Yum.

Did you kanow that people go grocery shopping at 1am. WTF?

It's awesome. Everytime I go to walmart late at night people are shopping. I guess I'm not the only person that doesn't enjoy taking their ambien. That stuff hurts my brain.


Gonna go to whistler this weekend with my homie ryan. We are gonna drive up there saturday, party, pass out in my car, then snowboard all next day on blackcomb...shall be sickkkkk yo. I got buy one get one free lift tickets too so it will only be like 36 buckaroo's a person. BYAH.

Here is our gameplan:

But for now...I got hellza homework and midterms and shit all week.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stevens Pass IS DUNZO

Stevens Pass is deaded. It's all good though! For having such a low-snow season I actually had a lot of fun. I primarily rode by myself all this year but that's ok. No one slowing me down on powder days! Byah!

Closing day was really really cold. Actually no that is a lie. When I left the lot at 3pm it was 59 degrees. Super hot yo. It was the slushy too. I did not even ride the park because I was feeling under the weather and I did not feel like breaking my spine. Kind of bummed though cause the park looked like it was on fire.

Allz I did the whole day was cruise around and pop 3's off of everything. Damn has my skill grown exponentially this year. I can pull off the whole mueller 180 butter revert out thing like crazy too. That is the only thing that keeps the ride from tye to the base area fun...besides slashing slow signs.

The season isn't nearly over for me yet, but for list-serviced stevens pass riding it is. Thanks stevens pass for the late season pow. It was tasty. Also thanks for keeping the park super fun when the snow was "the suck" for january and february. Good times. Not sure if I will be getting a pass there next year however cause I will be living in bham...looks like Baker to me!

Peash out biozntches

ps...i am hackzoring internet from a bar in edmonds right meow...heavy level blogz status yo

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This Spring Has Been THE GOOD

Click on the picture to see the full size.

I <3 visiting the white room

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April Pow? Yes please and thank you... 4/9/10

Arrived at 830am and there was already a ridiculous amount of people there. Wtf. I got like ~20th chair on 7th and the first run down once again was awesome. So deep. Faceshots. Hooray.Corona Bowl was good also early in the am, as I sessioned my new favorite cliff zone on the riders left of the bowl. Stoked

Then dropped down into polaris bowl and then down the ski are boundary line all the way down to the bottom. Basically no tracks. Stoked.

Next I hit wild katz, which was closed, but with a little bit of traversing you could make it into that area. The trees on the side were so good, almost silly. Weird to ride that run and not hit 4.7 million moguls. Stoked.

Then I hit orion chutes, which were surprisingly very tracked out. I found one of my favorite cliffs to jump off of however and I was the happy. so deep and light that when you land snow flys into your mouth. Stoked.

Next run was tye bowl via nasty gash and damn was it nasty. The whole chute avied this morning but about halfway down there was soft avy snow that was fun. Once I got into the bowl it was fresh and tasty as usual.

Then I sessioned the 7th chutes for a while, in which I found lots of pow in the usual places. Hit a couple cliffs and stomped them both. One I have never stomped before. Stoked.

Rest of the day I just jumped off a whole bunch of things around hogsback. Damn I love hogsback and it is awesome because I sware alot of people forget it even exists on a powder day.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

First Chair Extravaganza 4/3/10

Stevens Pass yesterday was INSANE. I am home for easter for the weekend but Brian, Ben, and I woke up at 425am sharp to catch the 450 bremerton ferry. We basically were the definition of stoked and we were expected to stay in the white room for the majority of the day. When I called the stevens pass snowline, I got even more stoked. 10inches of fresh overnight. Me likey. Lemme just say it was wayyyy deeper than that in a lot of spots.

We arrived at 730am at the pass and I proceeded to piss infront of all the powder junkies that were arriving after us. We got in line for 7th heaven at 745am and guess what? We were first in-line aka first chair (well atleast for me! haha).

The line proceeded to get long, then longer, then really long, then really really really long, then ridiculously long. This all happened in between 750am and 830am too. You had to get there uber early for the pow that day, luckily we did.

So at around 850am, the gates drop. I skated faster then everyone and I managed to get on the first chair all to myself...and it is a quad! Haha sucks for all of you! I then skated as fast to skyline as possible and some gnarly skier dude made it onto the first chair of 7th heaven with me. He was rad. Lived in Jackson for 9 years and he was showing me his line. Some double cliff drop right to the left of the 7th heaven lift. Insane. I'll take no tracks in Rock garden please.

First run was so good. Turned like 5(?) times and it was so deep. Every turn was "boom to the head" with snow. I dig. I dig. I then proceeded to tye mill and waited approximately 20 seconds for brian. We immediately go up tye and see a guy drop the cliff to the skiers left of tye rock. It was so big he had to time it perfectly so he wouldnt wack his head on the chair. Sick.

We then dropped down into corona bowl, and it was the good. Like so good. Then rode over to the trees just right of lower aquarius and those were sooooo good. Just rode down next to the treeline at like mach 13. So fun. We then waited for ben for a couple minutes and went back up southern cross. Atleast 12 hi-5's went down on the chair.

Then we dropped down into orion chutes and was the super happy. It was still pretty much easy to cross no tracks. Stoked. We sessioned the backside for a little bit but then the lines got huge around 945am so we decided to play around tye bowl. That was so so so good too!

After that we hiked cowboy ridge in complete whiteout. Probably not the smartest idea...haha. Was still really really good though. I accidentally white roomed myself when I should not have and I got caught up in my sluff and went for a little ride. After I traversed and got out of my sluff it was suuuuuper good. We then went back to tye bowl and hogsback and played there for the rest of the day. We called it quits at 2pm due to powder fatigue syndrome and brian was going to the sounders game that night.

I would give the day a 4.99 out of 5. The only reason for the .01 of difference is because of the crazy crazy crowds.

Here is my video from the day too: (most of my video I took was white from the day but luckily I still got some good footage)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stevens Pass UBER EPIC POWDER DAY 3/30/10

So sick. Sooooo sick. SO SO SO SICK! I mean seriously, yesterday was awesome. No other way to describe it. I got 5th chair up 7th Heaven and nearly began to cry I was so excited. I did not cross a track till the runout at the bottom of Rock Garden. So stoked.

Then I hit the backside for a bit, in which I slayed polaris bowl, corona bowl, andromeda face, and the orion chutes. All of these runs included a snow-infested perma smile of joy and jubilation. Then I dropped down into the Double-Diamond/wildkatz trees. Damn those are fun. Super technical, tight, and steep, but those are all good things because they mean fresh tracks for me :)

The rest of the day I rode primarily 7th Heaven and the Tye Bowl chute area's where I was destroying the left over fresh. I hit quite a few cliffs today cause I was feelin' it. There was powder out 'thar and I ate it all up. The video below is a compialation from all the video I took during the day. So much fun!

Video from Saturday at Stevens Pass

Hiked up Rooster Ridge before the sun microwaved everything. Was pretty good :)

Stevens Pass Early Morning Powder 3/27/10 from Tim Flugstad on Vimeo.

but not as good as Tuesday :D

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bike Ride! 3/23/10

65 degree weather + 5 bored friends + 5 bicycles = 18 mile bike ride from Sequim to Port Angeles. T'was good times...

I hope you can catch the rahtardation in this picture

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hurricane Ridge Redux 3/20/10

Today was the fun.

I am home for sprang brizeak and I decided to hit up hurricane ridge with some amigos aka brian and ben.

West facing snow generally sucked and was crusty till like noon, south and east facing slopes were the corny goodness, and north facing slopes had snow that resembled powder. What ze? was an enjoyable day. Jumped off of a lot of stuff, dropped down the backside and had friends switch off shuttling the car back and forth from there, and rode the poma lift quite a bit. Even hit up the "race" course at the end of the day and did it bordercross stylez with my amigo and we destroyed eachother at the bottom...good times.

I really wanna ride hurricane ridge on a full on pow day, it would be soooo much fun.

Here are some "film screen grabs" and some random pikz from the day...

(im saving my video for later)

I like to fly

Apparently so does Brian...

Started to get cloudy at the end of the day

ze backside

ze backside again

Friday, March 19, 2010

I Slayed Some Pooh!

Stevens Pass 3/12/10 Powder Fiesta from Tim Flugstad on Vimeo.

It was a good day!

I forgot to completely attach my helmet cam to my helmet and I lost it for over an hour. Miraculously I found it. So happy. I like powder.

Tomorrow I will be slaying some slush at hurricane ridge.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Early February-Early March in Summary aka Pooh/Ice/Corn/Mank

Hmmmmm. Where to start? Well the last month has been very interesting. I've basically encountered every type of snow condition possible. I've encountered slushtastical slushies, poohtacular pnw pooh, and death-status icyness mank snow of doom. The first two I approve of, the last one can get dead for all I care. Despite this winter for the most part being the suck, I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Due to the sheer suckiness, I've been able to do stuff that I wouldn't usually do. My park skills have gone up exponentionally, I've done alot more slackcountry and hiking for turns, and I've learned how to destroy slow signs and run from the "mountain safety" personas at Stevens Pass.

A couple weeks ago, on February 20th to be exact, me and some fellow scumbag homiez decided to hike up to the top of Mt Townsend. The avy conditions were as low as possible, and I wanted to do a crazy workout, so I reached out and grabbed this oppurtunity by the cajones. The crew was Dane, Elijah, Brian, Ben and your's truly. On the way up to the trailhead, we encountered some ice wish was thoroughly raped by my blizzaks, but mi amigo Brians wrx did not approve of the ice as much. He went straight into the ditch, but just kept on driving like no problemo, and all there was was a small scratch on his bumper...aka the crazy. We reached the trailhead at 8am sharp-(ish?) and proceeded to go straight up the mountain. We reached snow on the trail probably only .75 miles into the hike. It was gnar gnar ice due to it being in the trees and early in the morning and hellza cold. Once we got above most of the trees, we encountered poohtacular corn snow. We then just hiked straight up the mountain and made it up there by noon and we were 200% tired. I proceeded to eat my smashed subway sandwich in under 2 minutes. Once we somewhat recovered, there was much rejoicing throughout the land because we were now gonna ride our snowboards down 2.5k of may-style corn snow.

The run was awesome, I even accidentally dropped a mini-cliff due to my stoke level. Once we stopped, we were in hi-5 mode aka "broh brah dude totally sick, so rad." At the end of our run, there was a slushy pillow over a stump that we sessioned for a while. I tried to get all artsy with a tweaked melon backside 1 and I repeatedly crashed and almost impaled my anus on a branch. Time to stop...I guess. I now went searching for the sobe citrus that I stashed in the snow, but I never found it. I was so bummed, sad day in the neighborhood for me. We all then dropped down into the trees and tried to ride the icy traverse back down...that was hell. We finally stopped and proceeded to look like those mexican tourists from wenatchee who go to stevens pass and ride down the rope tow area on their ass with a snowboard underneath them. Once we got back, I destroyed some nutra-grain bars and went home and slept like a "gooh gooh gah gah" baby. I took some video but im saving the vids for my season "edit."

Here are some random pictures from the day:

That day was the fun.

February 26th poohtators: It was only 6 days since the uber hike of doom, and I was riding lift service pow. Life is good. I'm pretty sure that people are blind at stevens pass, because I was literally the only person riding the chutes on seventh and it was non-stop white room all day. So much fun. It was super foggy all day and I couldn't see about 76% of the time, but I did not care. I did not take any pics cause I was riding alone but I took some sweet video action which is broadcasted below:

(I'm still trying to figure out how to edit and still ouput the video in 720p, well actually I know how I'm just too lazy to do it right now)

That day was fun as well.

Other random days: So besides the two days above this, I have been basically riding park the last month, and it's been a lot of fun surprisingly. The waterfall jump right now is pristine, and it is just oh so fun to float through the air. Here are some pics of me and my san diegoian homie brad pwning the air with our boards of banana land:

the brad

and yours truly:

It's been a fun winter, but I sure hope that this friday will lead to powder-bliss.

El fin para meow...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mid-Season Recap (as of 2/2/10)

So to put it lightly, I have been hellza lazy with this whole blog thing. Not sure why, just have been. As I'm typing this write now I am ridiculously tired, but whatevs. But I have pics and vids farther down in this post, so don't be discouraged!

So far the season has been...well...interesting. It started off amazing but recently it's been a mixture of mediocre, above average, and the suck. I've only logged in 18 days so far this season which kind of sucks but money is tight and all my shredding buddies are lazy or injured or M.I.A. My season so far has looked like this:

14 days at Stevens Ass
1 day at Baker
1 day at crystal
1 day at hurricane ridge (before the road fell apart)
1 day in the Olympic National Forest backcountry

My goal was originally for 50-75 days, but that goal is the dead meow. My goal for this season now is 40 days which is very much doable. Hopefully I'll get some spring days in at whistler and once the road is fixed at hurricane ridge I will hopefully get some more booter sessions there when I go home to "visit" my family.

Below are random pictures from this season so far:

Hiking at Hurricane Ridge for some slushtasticity

My buddy Ryan getting ambushed by birds

The Lovely Robyn and I

Hog-z-bacque poohtaters

Tree Tap at Stevens

Olympic National Forest Backcountry

(I have a lot more photos that I'll post eventually, I lost the cord that connects my cell phone to my computer)


So I got a ContourHD helmet cam for christmas and I've basically been taking video nonstop since. At the end of the season I will create a full on movie from this season's footage, but for now here are some videos that are completely unedited so far from the season.

Here is a vid from the park at stevens from just earlier today.

Here is a vid from some easy access (like 8 minute hike) slackcountry.

Here is a vid from a surprise pow day at Stevens

and here is a vid that is unedited so ignore the first like 5 minutes, but the rest is fun mini-shred pow with my girlfriend.

I have a whole bunch of videos that I have not posted yet, but as the season goes on and when the season is over I will post them for sure.

So for all the 3.47 people that read my blog, sorry boutz my laziness, I'll get back into bloggang again.