Meet Team Rider BJ Linne, Bj has been riding for Shoreline for about 4 years now. He is really commited to snowboarding, and is a great encourager to others on the team. BJ is always willing to to put others first while riding. He is great with a camera too, he’s one that sees what has to be done and does it. If you get a chance to take a run with him, enjoy it, because he truly is fun to ride with.
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The designers from Salomon have done it again, check out the BBR the most versital ski ever. Looks like a spoon, turns like a dream, in all conditions the BBR Rips. The fat area before the tip keeps the ski on top of the snow allowing you to ride higher and turn quicker.
Shoreline of Tahoe has joined up with Lake Tahoe Television to produce a segment called “Four minute Fame” The Idea is simple, four minute clips of up and coming Skiiers, skaters, snowboarders and any other personallities that we find interesting. Here is one of the first episodes featuring Xgame skier Maddie Bowman.
Chuck Patterson had grown up skiing dangerous big-mountain terrain; he had also surfed plenty of large, thunderous waves.
But never, until recently, had he or anyone else donned skis and used them to surf the gargantuan swells at a notoriously treacherous spot called Jaws, off the Hawaiian island of Maui.
Patterson, a popular freeskier and trained racer from Lake Tahoe, who spends part of each winter in Hawaii, traveled to Jaws recently to greet an arriving swell (see video). Dozens of tow-surfers, those who are pulled onto fast-moving swells behind personal watercraft, were on hand. Patterson was the only one wearing two planks, boots, bindings … and carrying ski poles.
Patterson clearly proved that with specialized skiing equipment the towering waves at Jaws can be ridden with style and poise, just like mountains of snow.
“I had a good idea that it was possible, but it really made a big difference having a solid background in skiing and big-wave tow-in surfing to really push it in big waves,” Patterson told the Ski Channel. “There’s a lot that goes into making it all happen safely even before you hit the water, and after that is when the fun begins.”
Like the tow-surfers, Patterson also was towed onto the swells, whereupon he began his descent like an Alpine specialist trying to maintain the best possible fall line.
“Gliding into a 40-foot clean, open-faced wave has a lot of the same characteristics that you find when dropping off a cornice into a steep chute with fresh snow,” he said. “Aside from the surface being water, it’s almost the same feeling. Once you let go of the rope and glide down the face making turns to stay in the pocket, it’s totally addicting.”
The session comes 15 months after a Starr Surf Skis testing mission conducted elsewhere on Maui, and in smaller waves, by freeskiers Mike Douglas and Cody Townsend. That expedition was part of a Salomon Freeski TV web series last year. Patterson’s Jaws footage will be part of a follow-up episode.
He expects surf-skiing to catch on, and it just might. Tow-surfing, with its specialized equipment, was once just an idea. So was surfing behind large kites, and aboard over-sized standup paddleboards.
Patterson’s next goal? To tuck, like a downhill racer, inside a monstrous Jaws barrel. But he acknowledges that conditions will have to be perfect to attempt that.
“It’s important to have a really good understanding and respect for the power of the ocean as you would have for the mountains and the backcountry,” he said. “All waves are different and I find it really important to take your time in studying the lay of the land, always making sure you have a safe exit strategy. It takes time and if you can think outside the box a little, anything is possible.”
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Things arn’t what they use to be, Back in the day, you use to get 15 minutes of fame, now with the growth of the inernet, everbody is somebody on Youtube, so your 15 minutes of fame is now only 4 minutes. To make matters worse, you will have to film, edit and produce yourself. So if your somebody with talent in the Tahoe area let yourself be known to us at Shoreline and we’ll help you get seen on our new 4 minute segment on Lake Tahoe Television. Its your 4 minutes of fame from your good friends at Shoreline Of Tahoe.
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Liquid Image has just announced new camera-equipped ski/snowboard goggles. The Summit Series Snow Camera Goggle 335 boasts a 5MP still camera capable of shooting D1 720 x 480 resolution video at 30 frames per second with audio. It’s got 16MB of built-in flash memory, expandable to 16GB via its microSD / SDHC slot. Other features include large buttons on the side of the goggles which are easy to press while wearing gloves and a light inside the goggles which indicates when recording. The goggles are estimated to get about 2,200 still images or over 2 hours of video per charge on their lithium ion battery.
Congratulations to Jon Matsui, winner of the Shoreline of Tahoe “Win a Volcom Snowboard” contest. Jon Matsui, entered to win by buying some volcom gear at Shoreline Of Tahoe. Keep shopping Shoreline, and keep your eyes open for other contests in the future.