Snowboarding should be run by snowboarders!

Fuck ski companies in snowboarding at all!

This isn’t a post to just point you towards CAPiTA. It’s meant to make you think… then point you in the direction of companies like CAPiTA,(haha) rider owned, and rider operated! CAPiTA’s Blue Montgomery, Signal’s Dave Lee, shit even Burton’s Jake Carpenter… There are only a hand full of Board, Boot and Binding companies out there that are owned and run by people who share snowboarding as passion and lifestyle.
I love snowboarding, and it makes me so sad to see so many other snowboarders tossing their money at companies that haven’t got a clue, why I feel the way I do.
That’s my rant.
TJ Schneider, Snowboarder!

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Give Away

Whoa this is a good one.

Super limited Collectors edition of DOA.

Just click the image and youll be directed to Facebook, fallow the instructions. Easy style , good luck.

Just click the image to be directed to Facebook

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Mt Baker Opening Day 2011 se5 ep2

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“Law of Nature Outro”
Marlin

“Totally Totally”
The Flamboyant gods

So…. I wasn’t sure if an opening day could ever top a few years ago, I was wrong.
Hands down the best opening day…Possibly my best ski hill shred day ever in North america. Sorry Mt. Baker, Japan has you beat.
John and I rolled down from Vancouver at 6 am. We met up with C3’s Johan Malkoski and caught the 3rd chair up in the morning.
You’re kidding me right ? 3rd Chair !

I don’t really know what else to say about the day… I had moment though. About half way through the day, mid run, I had this feeling come over me… Pure happiness, joy and a feeling of what i describe as love. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt that way, I was pretty taken back… Nov 18, 2011 one of my greatest days of shredding EVER ! Thank you Mt. Baker and a cold wet front that brought a mellow 3 feet of light pow to us in the classically wet and heavy Pacific Northwest.

My kit was pretty much spot on for the day… Yeah I probably should have mounted up the Partyshark Charlie, but that CAPiTA TFk’n Awesome 157 has been calling to me for a while now. I was actually blown away by how great this deck handled in this deep of snow. My lower half was held in by the new Union Atlas team binding, simple, clean, light… same pair I was rocking last year. With my design, Deeluxe Rough Diamond 5‘s keeping my feet toasty. I opted for a thicker pair of Drop mittens. I thought it was going to be a lot more wet than it was, I hate wet cold hands, no wet + no cold = me happy ! My head held the classic tj schneider kit.. My model Goggle from drop kept me fog-less and seeing the lines though that mess of snow, And my Bern Macon model helmet kept me feeling safe… Helmets are a really good idea in early season conditions. There are a lot of rocks just under that surface, I’ve lost one friend from hitting his head on a rock just under the snow, I’d love to not lose anymore… protect yourself foo!

As I mentioned in the video, our store also has a good stack of new “Realms Solid Gold Tees” in stock. We also have a ton of stickers and a few, very limited hats, Check em out.

Thanks everyone, looking forward t ep 3

tj.

Note: I’m now using the GOpole for filming , works pretty fucking great ! Check em out 

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Season 5


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music “O’Lay” provided by “TEENS”

Finally ! Things are starting to happen around here. Yesterday Cypress opened up, soon Baker, Whistler, Seymour, and Hood … I’m really looking forward to this season. Things are a little up in the air, I have no doubts though, we will be making some fun shred videos, with tons of our friends.

Keep your eyes on the Twitter and Facebook page, you can also fallow me on your phone via Instagram “tjschneider”  I will be keeping you guys updated and let you know when there is a chance to come and shred with us.

The Snowboard Realms season 5 is here! I hope you enjoy the first episode. Prey for snow.

tj

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THE ROUGH DIAMOND

Check out this little information video that little Pete over at Deeluxe threw together for my new boot.

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Defenders of Awesome European Premier

The European Premier of Defenders of Awesome was nothing short of awesome.
Zurich is one of my favourite places on earth, and I was more than happy to pack my bags for a quick journey.
Our good friend Zana Sini booked the small, but perfect Exil club on the west end of Zurich where we crammed close to 300 people in to watch the new movie.

Zana found a Jimi Hendrix cover band to play before the show,

Cheap drinks for some…. free drinks for me !

At about 11:30 everyone piled into the club where Scotty Stevens started up the main event.

Glued to the screen as "BrisseBurger" goes wild.

In true Euro fashion the party continued well into the night, somewhere around 3 the lights came on , somewhere around 4 people started to leave , somewhere around 5 I found a couch and somewhere around 6 I was on my way to the airport.

Huge thank you to Zana and the Swiss CAPiTA crew for putting on such a rad event and everyone that came to join us.

It was a great way to see Defenders of Awesome for the first time. For a full list of “Defenders of Awesome” premier dates check out CAPiTASNOWBOARDING.COM

Tj Schneider.

All photos by Vernon Deck

 

 

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The Source x Realms Collab hat

Limited Source x Realms Collab hat

They will go fast so get em while they are hot. Thanks for helping keep the Realms going.

tj

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Everyones up and running

As we quickly pass though September on our way to another shred season our friends are poppin up some new sites. Union being the latest , Check it out !

 

 

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Defenders of Awesome Teaser #8

 

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The Source

Our friends at The Source put together a little video from when they were all up at COC.
I only made it up for one day since I had just gotten back home from the California trip with Lepore.
Tons of fun was had though.

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