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.