Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Mervin at Lib Tech's Holy Bowly" edit up now!

Holy Bowly was insane this year!  It's impossible to capture just how fun and rad it was without being there in person, but this video we put together with Mervin Mfg. should give you a bit of an idea.

Mervin At Lib Tech's Holy Bowly from Snowboarder Magazine on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Norway Update - First Days

Where have we never been before? Well, lots of places. But Norway has 3 special ingredients that made us hop the pond over to the land of the Norse:
1. Friend: Resident Dinosaur Will Die rider Fredrik Douglas Perry. (not the abolitionist)

2. Snow.
3. Spots that we've never been to and lots of them.
The only down side is trying to find parking for our van. Wish we just rented 6 of these:
To see more photos go to:

The complete story coming soon!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Think Thank is Brain Dead and Having a Heart Attack!

After ten years of progression through creativity; Think Thank is brain dead and it's having a heart attack!
Starring the minds, hearts and snowboarding of: Brandon Hammid, Jaeger Bailey, Ted Borland, Brandon Reis, Sammy Luebke, Nick Visconti, Curtis Woodman, Sean Genovese, Jesse Burtner, Chris Beresford, Sean Black, Nial Romanek, Desiree Melancon, Kyle Lopiccolo, Brendon Hupp, Sam Hulbert and Mitch Richmond.
Ten years has led up to this; Think Thank's most mind numbing, heart stopping freestyle snowboard video ever. Thanks brains!

"Think Thank is Brain Dead and Having a Heart Attack" Teaser from Snowboarder Magazine on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BundyVision The Teaser!!!!

BundyVision one through five we're rare hard copy masterpieces, you're lucky if you've seen them, luckier still to own one.  BundyVision six through twelve however are going straight to web for all to see.  They're going to light the internet on fire like a celebrity sex tape, I'm talking Ray J., I'm talking Kim K.
bundy vision "web series" teaser from lunch ramp gang on Vimeo.


Brain Dead Heart Attack! We've been out filming with our best crew yet for our 10th video coming out this August. The teaser is dropping at SIA in Denver, CO tomorrow! Stop by Lib Tech, Arbor, Bataleon, Dinosaurs Will Die, Arnette, Sandbox, POW, K2, Flow, Spacecraft and if they have a TV it will be looping.

Thursday night there will also be teaser premiere party organized by KidsKNOW Distribution before Naughty by Nature Show at EXDO Event Center. Doors open at 9pm it's FREE and 21+.
For more info:

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Think Thank Recognized at Dew Tour

A salute to the video men! Jesse up there in between Absinthe's Justin Hostynek and Standard's Travis Robb.
Thursday night the Dew Tour celebrated its first ever Industry Film Night. History for Think Thank was made when we were invited to accept a recognition award for Mind the Video Man being one of the most "progressive and influential films of the 2012-13 season."

Thank you to all of the riders who toiled so hard all year and for our sponsors who make it all possible. And of course to all the people who take the time to find our videos and watch them. We hope we never let you down.

Thursday was also a big day for as long time Think Thanker, DWD conceiver and all-time badass Sean Genovese, who took home YoBeat's Best Rider of the Year AND Best Video of the year for the DWD Team Video!!!!!!!!!!
Watch the DWD Team Video to see YoBeat's viewer choice Best Rider of the Year IN the Best Video of the Year!! On iTunes an DVD NOW. Own it, watch it, support the arts, and be inspired.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Primary Parts PART TWO: HEART up on!

Thank you everyone for watching Part One of Primary Parts! I guess enough people liked it that Snowboarder gave us the coveted premium player spot again this week for Part Two: Heart "Working with a little bit less and that's a good thing."

That was a Scott quote when recapping his season with Think Thank. And it cut to the heart of it. ha ha. pun intended.

Jesse likes to call what Think Thank does "recessionary snowboarding." We're lucky to work with riders and filmers and photographers who don't let tight budgets (or no budgets) or lean snow years keep them down! They've got brains for creating and heart to try and try again.

Mostly though, the riders are the heart of the vids. If it wasn't for the riders, there'd be no video at all. At least not a snowboard video.

There's Think Thank in a nutshell. Brain + Heart = Progression through creativity.

Hope you all enjoy Part Two! Watch it here this week!
and feel free to share it with your buddies.

Thanks Brains!
A one on one Video Man to Video Man interview.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Primary Parts Part 1: Brainscience of HAMMERS

There's a certain mindset with most riders who film for Think Thank videos. I like to think of them as guys who think outside of the box. They're released out into the snow, maybe up in the mountains, probably out in the streets more like and then they do something quite unexpected. As someone who gets the chance to watch from behind the lens it's always inspiring.

In Primary Parts, Part One: Brainscience Hammers, takes you through some of the highlight hammers from each of the riders. Their brains are where these tricks originate, it all starts at the imagination of possibility. Check out the video to see what kind of hammers result from this inventiveness.

If you haven't seen Mind the Video Man in its entirety, it's out now on iTunes:
and on DVD.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Jesse Talks Beresford's "Ransack Rebellion" Part

Full part Friday is back!  And as promised it's not Friday!  It's Sunday night.  We're staying in "Ransack Rebellion" for now, Chris Beresford to be exact.  I was going to go with Chris' part from "Right Brain" but I think his "Ransack" part is better.  That's the thing he's just putting out better and better parts.  I think Claw (that's Bear Claw for those that don't know) is the silent killer of Think Thank.  He's got tricks, he's super creative comes up with crazy ideas all the time and weird spots no other human would session and of course he's got that style.  I'd kill for that style, and it makes stuff look so easy too!  It's his life style too not just his snowboard style, he's mellow and methodical then he's mad and fast, like a bear.  He does things naturally, the way I believe they were intended to be done.

I think this Ransack part is a perfect example of Chris putting all of his abilities out there almost completely equally.  Style, difficulty, gnar, creativity and mellow vibe.  Check it here, then I'll ramble more and you can either hang on and read like it's times of old or "roll out" and go back to the www and click your face off.  Both are fun.

Right off the bat it's Chris session-ing a snow ditch at Snoqualmie.  That stale fish in the ditch is Geno's favorite thing of the whole video.  If you listen carefully you can hear his boot and binding squeak from the tweek.  Boom rhyme!

Squeak from Tweek, Geno's favorite shot, ever.

Beres also bagged the best junk intro with the shout out to his golf skills, only chip shot I've ever seen go down on a snowboard.  Look for more golf-boarding out of him, I've heard plans, funny, awesome plans.....    
Chip shot!  And it's goooooood

The no footers and one footers are always flying in a Beresford part, the daniel-son hippy hop and the spread eagle soap are two of the best ever done.  People would care more if they tried this shit, it's fun but really difficult and frustrating.  I know Roobs filmed the soap boarding shot as well, it was in Mass close to where Chris, Scott, Ross and Granger grew up.  And it's extra dope because he's wearing a hockey jersey.  Grendys, Beres, Forest and myself, we're keeping hockey alive....

Spread Eagle soap slide near Southwick
Chris has a crazy way of generating speed out of nothing, that's why he's an insane mini shredder.  I think he learned it from riding BMX bikes or something.  He can session a mini ramp, forever, on his snowboard, it's weird.  This nose pick on the light pole at Snoqualmie was not mini shred, you had to haul ass and it was super icy.  I had nada on this thing, Hironaka and Chris were killing it and Krugmire was even there.  He ate candy most of the time but got a good shot too.  It seems like every year I convince Chris to come out to Washington around this time, like early March.  And we just kind of hide out at Snoqualmie and do whatever there is in front of us.  Usually we are coming back from Japan or some other exhausting trip and it's sort of like a vacation before we panic to Alaska so we end up mini shredding or hiding in the trees or just riding powder, it's a good time of the year.

Early March up at Qualmie just doing "whatever there is to do"

My favorite thing in Chris' part has to be the wall to pole full loop at Tinas For Days.  I liked it so much I put it in the video three times, Muska style.  The reason I did that is because it looked like three different tricks.  Each angle gave it a new "What the hell was that?" sort of sensation.  I didn't know which "What the hell was that?" sensation was stronger than the others so I just put them all in.  The thing about this was when he caught the pole his tail was way up on the coupling and he just pushes through it like a G.  He pretty much went upside down and did a full loop between a building and a pole with no middle, just air.  Weird stuff made possible by imagination and pallets.

Mid full loop

 Chris got hurt Ransack year as well, he hurt his knee and ended up getting surgery on it.  He hurt it the day Geno filmed his ender for the just released DWD Team Video on that same gap, thing had an icy knuckle. That was a brutal trip to Alaska, worst conditions ever, that's why you'll see no jumps in Chris' part in Ransack, the snow just sucked so bad.  The only dude that got a jump shot that year in Alaska was Sam Hulbert.  He double corked in to a windblown ice pit and landed it, it looks like powder but believe me it wasn't.  The rest of us just jibbed and got weird.  Chris' knee injury on the Geno ender gap was the first day he was there, so he got all of his stuff with a knee that would later need surgery.  That's pretty burly in retrospect.  Commitment.   Another burly thing was this five bro board slide pictured below.  The only thing that would have made that any better would have been my Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezin!  And maybe a motivational war speech like in Troy, delivered by My Deezin, of course.

 Enjoy the video part and say hi to Chris if you see him out there, give him a high five and tell him you liked his ________ trick and then buy some Dang Shades from him!  Oh yeah and check out his part in Mind The Video Man!  People in the know say it's his best ever.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

New Think Thank Tees, FINALLY!

T-shirt design by DWD's one and only Sean Genovese
In preparation for Think Thank's 10 year anniversary, we thought it a good time to make some new Think Thank tees to celebrate the occasion. Scott and Sean were both in Seattle for the Downtown Throwdown and got theirs when the t-shirt stork fairy from Imprnt dropped them off. Most of the other riders from the video have also gotten theirs. (If you haven't yet, sorry about that, Pika will get one to you as soon as you email/text/poke/insta-comment/facebook her.)

In celebration of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, as well as the recently fallen snow heralding the first turns of the season we decided to make these available to our most loyal fans through Monday 11/26 only.

Since Sean's car got in a giant accident on the way home from opening day at Mt. Baker we also thought this would be a good time to help raise some cashola for him to buy new wheels.
Not so happy ending to an otherwise epic opening day!
 So from now thru Monday if you buy BOTH Mind the Video Man AND the DWD Team video from the store, we'll throw a shirt in with your order. Just leave a comment in Paypal telling us which size and color you desire. These are pretty rad shirts too. Not those stiff, square shirts for our guys. These are soft... supple, American Apparel knock-offs.

So if you want a shirt, this is how they are available for now. Any that are left after Monday will be up on our site as soon as Sean, who's also our webmaster, has sorted out replacing his ride. Thanks brains!