Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pig flu anyone?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Who you wanna see skate at the next Battle at the Berrics?

You can cast your vote here:

Snowboard Camp by Ström Dogg

My friend Peter Ström is starting up a camp called Brotherhood.

If there´s one guy on the planet that loves to shred and spread joy while doing it it´s Peter.

Go here for more info.

Here´s a crazy photo of Peter from the road between Lech and St Anton. Insane. He almost killed himself doing it.
He was ready to drop in when Wolle Nyvelt told him that he should prolly climb up a few more meters. He did and then dropped in and barely made it over, nuts.
Photo by Vincent Skoglund.

Monday, April 27, 2009

New sweet basketball / skateboard clip

Billy Marks is known for his ping pong skills but has now made it into basketball.

Go here to watch it. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Here's the "original" one from the DC skate team:

And here's some of Billy's ping pong stuff:


Friday, April 24, 2009

You gotta love to hate Bill O'Reilly

And Bill, Sweden had over 9 million people in 2005. Not that it matters that much, but I just like correcting stuff in your make believe world.

Bill also called Jessica Alba dumb for saying Sweden are/were a neutral country:

Wow Bill, you´re awesome.

Another funny quote from George W Bush from 2002.
Holocaust survivor and CA congressman Tom Lantos mentioned to Pres Bush that that Sweden with their 25,000 soldiers could serve as peacekeepers on the West Bank/Gaza:
''I don't know why you're talking about Sweden,'' Bush said. ''They're the neutral one. They don't have an army.''
''Mr. President, you may have thought that I said Switzerland. They're the ones that are historically neutral, without an army.'' Then Lantos mentioned, in a gracious aside, that the Swiss do have a tough national guard to protect the country in the event of invasion.
Bush held to his view. 
''No, no, it's Sweden that has no army.''
The room went silent, until someone changed the subject.

For more sweet Bill O'Reilly clips go here.

And here's a sweet 5 min clip with W, very funny:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Line skiers on DC boards

Some people from Line skis are upset with me after thinking they were lame for naming a ski "Afterbang" and using Jim Phillips artwork for it.

Here are some comments we´ve shared with the world:

So I cruised in to their website to see if they had any sweet news and found one of their skiers on a DC snowboard. Hilarious.

I wish that snowboard would have the graphic we had at the Mtn Lab ropetow (which is actually called The Afterbang Express) "Keep skitips up and out of here".

Koston on Nike?

I´m assuming this is sorta staged. But who know?

Jon Stewart does Stockholm

Funny shit:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c
The Stockholm Syndrome
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New commercial for Philips widescreen tv

Their new tv is called 21x9, which obviously is a wider tv than 16x9. But why 21x9?
What´s wrong with 7x3? My math teacher always told me to divide as far as possible.

Directed / filmed by swedes Adam Berg (brother of Jocke Berg from the always annoying band Kent) and Fredrik Bäckar (he´s really good)

Monday, April 20, 2009

This is my so called life

Some people have condos, some have houses, some have mansions.

This is my home:

Got 25 min to spare?

If so and you´d like to know more about one of the most (if not THE most) important skateboarder alive, 42 year old Rodney Mullen, check this out:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Vegas tomorrow

Let´s put it all on red.

Some pow from Logan, Ut

Logan Pow Turns from pierretube on Vimeo.

I got 75%, you?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Are you exited?

Ping Pong

Growing up I played a lot of round ping ping. Especially in school.
Only so many could play at one table so being the solidaric socialist people us swedes are we share the table.

This phenomenon (round ping pong, sharing, solidary..) isn´t what the US is known for. So I´ve been trying to introduce round ping pong here for a while, or "rundpingis" as the swedes say.

This particular session didn´t get too heated, but now you know what rundpingis is.

Round Ping Pong at DC Mtn Lab from pierretube on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Video about my favorite Ansel Adams print

Go here for more Ansel Adams photos.

Here are a few:

Not a bad 360 flip

The Afterbang ski video

Kanye doesn't get the fish stick joke, skiers don't get afterbang.

Afterbang skis? WTF!?

So now there´s a ski named "Afterbang".. wow. And with skateboard artist Jim Phillips graphics!

Don´t know if I should laugh or cry.

Here´s the blog I found it on:

As some people know "Afterbang" was a movie that Robot Food made in 2002. It´s also a word to describe an over steezed out way to land your trick.
Skiers didn´t really get this so the word afterbang to them (well some) means a good landing. Funny.

Here´s something I found on
Skiers not only have the misfortune of inheriting snowboarding's worst modes of dress, we also get its second-hand terminology. For instance, whereas "tindy" is an old school snowboard grab that is neither tail nor indy, it has become skiing's "cool new grab", where it is similarly grabbed half-assed. Perhaps the greatest misappropriation of a snowboard term is freeskiing's love of the word "afterbang". Popularized when Robot Food dropped their 2002 freshman film, Afterbang, the term connotes an effort to make a sketchy trick look better by forcefully puffing one's chest after landing. The greater ski community never received that memo however, and six years later we have successfully changed the word-meaning "whipped cream on crap" to "the icing on the cake". Skiers everywhere are now thrusting out their hips and arching their backs while trying to appear relaxed as they ride away from a trick — two ideas which are as counterintuitive as they sound. On top of all this, the Tall Tee and "afterbang" movements have unified their fronts. Literally. Between rail features, groups of skiers often "afterbang" by forming a slope-descending circle and grabbing onto each other's garments — all with the intent of properly stretching out their Tall Tees. Really. 

Anthony Van Engelen has some sweet afterbangs in the new Alien Workshop video.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Photos from the past week

This street in SLC has sweet trees.

Lake Tahoe.

Andy waking around on one of many 20 mile straights that I-80 has to offer.

Railroad + gravel + telephone pole

Gas station by Wendover NV / Salt Flats UT

Me and filmer Anthony VItale.
For the past 10 years of filming I´ve rocked all black gear maybe 80% of the time and when I think of it so has most of my filmer/photographer friends.
But then we always complain that the riders aren´t wearing good colours.
Louie Fountain wore white pants and a brown jacket for a while. That was great camo.
Black clothes are great camo too, as you can see.

Downtown Truckee (Lake Tahoe). Nice misty light.
I actually shot Joni Malmi´s intro/title shot for Afterbang right there, with the same light. But 7 years ago.

Best dirty mexi food ever. Tacos Jaliscos in Truckee.

Driving sucks

20 min into my 10 hour drive I get pulled over.

It´s Britney bitch

Snowbird hikers. Insane runs.

If you like pow Snowbird is a good place to be. Aside from all the tram barneys, veggie wraps, powder hounds and skiers.