Review: Jake Blauvelt’s Naturally

Review: Jake Blauvelt’s Naturally
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If you don’t know the name Blauvelt by now, you must be a cave dweller. Since coming out of Vermont (my old stomping grounds), Jake has established himself as one of the best all-mountain riders in the world. … read more

Teton Gravity Research: Way of Life Review

Teton Gravity Research: Way of Life Review
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The energy and spirit of the local population is admirable and it was in full force at the premiere of Teton Gravity Research’s (TGR) Way of Life. Gathered under the stars at SLC’s Gallivan Center, the energetic crowd came to see the latest offering from the perennial favorite. … read more

PowderWhore’s 2013 Film Review: Elevation

PowderWhore’s 2013 Film Review: Elevation
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PowderWhore’s latest release, Elevation, is the anti-ski film. It lacks all of the ski porn qualities most big-budget films have made the norm. The soundtrack is mellow, the stories are real, and the local population is represented.  … read more

Dopamine: Sphere of Influence Review

Dopamine: Sphere of Influence Review
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Dopamine takes us around the globe and gets us psyched on scenes of untouched and near-vertical backcountry kush. … read more

Film Review: Never Not Parts 1 & 2

Film Review: Never Not Parts 1 & 2
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On Monday, September 16, Nike Snowboarding hosted a 24-hour online premiere of their newest shred flick, Never Not. Directors Joe Carlino and Per-Hampus Stalhanske split the film into two parts. Part 1 is your traditional snowboarding movie with backcountry pow scenes and city rails, while Part 2 has a documentary-like focus, bringing clarity to the snowboarding wizards behind the curtain … read more

Film Review: Emerica’s MADE – Chapter One

Film Review: Emerica’s MADE – Chapter One
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The video flashes the names of the three main skaters before showing an unfamiliar face. It introduces Jeremy Leabres, a half-white, half-Philipino maniac. Leabres is relatively unknown and up to this point, I had no idea he would have a part. When a kickflip to 50-50 on a 12-stair hubba is someone’s fourth trick—you know they mean business.  … read more

SheJumps: Bringing Magic to the Outdoors

SheJumps: Bringing Magic to the Outdoors
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“What great thing would you dare to accomplish if success was the only outcome?” Claire Smallwood, executive director of the non-profit organization SheJumps, repeats this phrase on the daily. Smallwood has taken the mantra to heart, and for the past five years has used the statement as a backbone for the female-driven organization that aims to increase women participation in outdoor activities. … read more

Parkour, Action Movies and … David Bowie? Thirty Minutes with the CBR Stunt Team

Parkour, Action Movies and … David Bowie? Thirty Minutes with...
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CBR, whose name comes from the founding members’ names, has a variety of online videos that feature everything from martial arts fights to parkour (also known as free running). They’re martial artists, free runners and friends, but when it comes down to it, they’re stuntmen. … read more

March Mayhem

March Mayhem
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Last Saturday night, I went to March Mayhem at the Muay Thai Institute and Fitness Center in Sugarhouse. I believe it was called March Mayhem because another sporting organization already has dibs on March Madness, and March Mess-Your-Face-Up wouldn’t fit on the flyer. Either way, local, amateur kickboxing does make for great entertainment on a Saturday night. … read more

Radical Reels World Tour @ Kingsbury Hall

Radical Reels World Tour @ Kingsbury Hall
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The fast-paced and action-packed extension of the Banff Mountain Film Festival flew through SLC to close out February. Playing to a sold out crowd at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall, Radical Reels showcased a variety of movies aimed at the heart of the adrenaline junkie. The Outdoor Recreation Program at the U has brought the film festival here for many years and is responsible for keeping the stoke levels at an all time high. Here are a few films that struck a chord. … read more