Posted Dec. 6, 2013
Markus Keller has always been a busy man, juggling contest podiums and filming missions the majority of his career. But last season he finally took the time to focus on a singular project, the Red Bull Media House-backed film "CHAMäLEON". Markus stepped away from the grueling contest circuit to travel the world scoping out different kinds of terrain and adapting his well-rounded riding style to each, hence the name "CHAMäLEON". Along with Markus are hand-picked riders for each locale, from ...
Posted Nov. 25, 2013
The energy drink burn is back with #RideAgain, an interactive snowboard film featuring Sochi 2014 Olympic athlete Arthur Longo. Choose your terrain, choose your rider and choose your riding style to create a unique film watching experience that you can then share with the world. It's something new and different and actually looks pretty cool. Check out the trailer and watch for the project dropping on December 1st, 2013.
Posted Oct. 29, 2013
Arthur Longo. Photo: Vernon Deck. Our favorite Frenchman Arthur Longo blasting off on the cover of the new Frequency Snowboarder’s Journal. Published four times per year in limited quantities, Frequency is more than just a magazine, it’s a collector’s item. Go to frqncy.com to find out how to get your copy.
Posted Aug. 14, 2013
After winning a silver medal at X Games in Tignes last March, Vans Team Rider Arthur Longo took it to Mt. Hood this summer to keep his pipe skills on point as we move towards next year's Olympics. French website Fluofun posted a first hand report from Arthur, complete with iPhone shots of fellow riders like Mirabelle Thovex, Sophie Rodriguez , Emma Bernard, Clémence Grimal, and Johann Baisamy. Check out fluofun.fr to see how the crew spent their time ...
Posted April 24, 2013
Arthur Longo and Markus Keller have been doing some serious Spring pipe shredding in Kitzsteinhorn, Austria while filming for Markus' CHAMåLEON video project. You already know these guys have style for days, so the footage should be sick. In the meantime, check out Vernon Deck's photo blog for some behind the scenes shots.
Posted April 18, 2013
Markus Keller has been busy all year filming for his new film project, Chamaleon. Recently he hit the halfpipe in Kitzsteinhorn, Austria with fellow Vans team rider Arthur Longo, Vans Europe TM Thomas "Beckna" Eberharter and photographer Vernon Deck. Vernon is a master of shred photography and always comes away with something good; you can check out some of his behind the scenes photos on his blog, vernondeck.smugmug.com.
Posted March 21, 2013
Arthur Longo sending it in semis at XGames Tignes 2013. Words: Larry Nunez. Photos: Beckna. Superpipe Finals at XGames 2013 was another one for the books, as the native Frenchman Arthur Longo had the run of his life to take home the Silver medal! Arthur blasted some of the Biggest Cab Tens, Frontside 900s and Frontside 1080 Double Corks of the entire week, and scored a 92.0 on his very first run to set the bar for everyone to ...
Posted March 21, 2013
The Vans Team has been killing it at X Games 2013 in Tignes, France this week. A combination of powerful snowstorms and sunny, bluebird days has made for an eventful contest so far. The competitors have been ripping around the massive mountain getting bottomless powder slashes in between Slopestyle and Superpipe Semifinals. Both Iouri Podladtchikov and Arthur Longo qualified for the Superpipe Finals in blizzard conditions on Wednesday night, while Eric WIllett cruised through Slopestyle semis today ending up in ...
Posted March 13, 2013
At just 24 years old, Arthur Longo already seems like a veteran in professional snowboarding. With several Pirate Productions film parts under his belt and a victory at the Arctic Challenge in 2009, Arthur has accomplished so much for someone his age. Now with a renewed focus on halfpipe, he's looking to make a push heading into next year's Olympics and add another item to the resume. We sat down with Arthur just after last week's Arctic ...
Posted March 11, 2013
Words and photos: Larry Nuñez For the second time in a row Vans Team Rider Iouri “IPod” Podladtchikov won the most prestigious halfpipe contest in all of snowboarding, The Arctic Challenge in Olso, Norway. Founded by the legendary Terje Haakonsen, The Arctic Challenge (TAC) is the final stop of the 2012/2013 World Snowboard Tour and stands as a testament to Terje’s lifelong commitment of uniting competitive freestyle snowboarding around the world. After falling ill for the finals at ...