Posted Sept. 13, 2013
The following video features global team riders Taka, Wolle and friends in their natural habitat of bottomless pow and endless natural hits. Filmed in one week in Japan, this video makes us want to ride real bad, and we hope you feel the same. The ASSASSIN was designed for team riders Takaharu Nakai and Wolfgang Nyvelt as a cross between our most progressive powder and freestyle boards in one ride-everything quiver killer. Built with an arsenal of technology for destruction ...
Posted Aug. 23, 2013
Snowboarding's biggest and best movie premiere tour is back for September 2013. Absinthe Films' now legendary European tour will hit 21 cities bringing the season's sickest shredding to fans across the continent. Absinthe Films tour 2013 features new movie venues, new cities, and all new clubs for post-premier partying, plus badass giveaways. Dopamine guaranteed!
Posted July 1, 2013
Wolle Nyvelt. PHOTO: Julien Petry. Transworld Snowboarding recently put a great article about Absinthe Films online that features Vans team rider Wolle Nyvelt, as well other members of the renowned film crew. Entitled "Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction", it delves into the history of the company, the use of film versus digital cameras and the unique style of the Absinthe catalog. There are some timeless photos of snowboarding over the years, and some quotes from founder Justin Hostynek ...
Posted May 29, 2013
Wolle Nyvelt pow surfing. Photos: Scott Sullivan Words: Hondo Wolfgang ‘Wolle’ Nyvelt has been shredding for a long time. He’s been filming for Absinthe since day one, and has been a staple on the Salomon and Billabong teams. But what you may not know about Wolle is his passion for the pow surfer. Every year, Wolle, and his friend Steve Gruber hand make Asmo powder surfers for their friends, and other powder enthusiasts. We thought that it was really ...
Posted March 29, 2013
brightcove.createExperiences(); Don't miss Vans Team Riders Pat Moore and Wolle Nyvelt in the Red Bull Ultra Natural airing this tomorrow on NBC. Viewing schedule by location USA 10:30 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT Rest of the world Starting 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET Red Bull Ultra Natural is available On Demand online for 24 hours at www.redbullsignatureseries.com.
Posted Feb. 26, 2013
Check out the DAKINE snowboard team as they visit one of the most legendary contests in the industry: The Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom. Watch as Wolle Nyvelt, Shayne Pospisil, Johnnie Paxson, Curtis Ciszek, Bryan Fox, Leanne Pelosi, Jason Robinson, Josh Dirksen, Shaun Mckay, and more enjoy this unique contest in Washington.
Posted Feb. 20, 2013
brightcove.createExperiences(); To determine the official start order for Red Bull Ultra Natural, each competing snowboarder took part in a series of logging games. Athletes were timed through log carrying, log sawing, and nail hammering tasks, then took turns hurling an axe at a target to increase their standing. Not exactly your typical contest seeding process, but of course, Red Bull Ultra Natural is anything but a typical contest. The event takes place during the February 15-21 holding period, and ...
Posted Feb. 12, 2013
Mt. Baker standing proud. Words and photos: Larry Nuñez There is lots of marketing jargon thrown around in snowboarding. “The greatest" this and “best ever” that. But one event actually lives up to its name year after year: The Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom. One look at the list of past winners confirms the cultural significance of this contest and validates its “Legendary” status. Names like Tom Sims, Shaun Palmer, Craig Kelley, Terje Haakonsen and the 1998 Next Generation champion ...
Posted Jan. 25, 2013
Wolfgang "Wolle" Nyvelt is one of the most fluid and naturally talented riders on the planet; He's featured in 12 Absinthe movies, won rider of the year, and is arguably the best binding-less rider in the world, but the biggest accolade he's received is the respect and admiration shown to him by legends including Travis Rice, Romain Demarchi, Gig Ruff and more. Watch the full Absinthe Flipside series! Subscribe to Absinthe Films for free! Subscribe to Network A!
Posted Nov. 30, 2012
Creating a collection of short films starring it’s snow team riders, Dragon has released the first installment of a revealing four-part webisode series, titled Frame of Mind. Featuring Gigi Ruf, Luke Mitrani, Danny Davis and Chris Benchetler, Frame of Mind candidly captures the seldom seen moments that inspire the athletes antics and interests both on and off the mountain. In its premiere episode, follow Gigi, Luke, and snow icon Wolle Nyvelt as they venture to the Advanced Projects X ...