Nightmare has spent the past five months
scouting, shooting, and stacking footage. Here is the the trailer for
the Nightmare video series "Lower Class/Higher Life". Each episode will
highlight the adventures as we push Nightmare into the unknown. Stay tuned.
Riding with your friends is the only important part of snowboarding. Brands will come and go, trends will follow, things will fall apart, but the snow will still be waiting.
Here we are. We are here. Lurking on the shoulders of Giants.
Andrew (Elevated Perspective) put together a couple of yesterdays choice clips to assure people that we are up to something.
This should work out.
Working it out.
T.J. Gillette. Short dude. Short pier. Long walks.
Miller flips and mishaps.
Earlier in the day, twenty minutes previous we had no idea what we were going to get into. Sean Murphy. First time landed, second time around. Double backflip.
The big payback.
One more time for two time.
Everything will be alright.
We have no idea where Josh is landing. The heat is on.
Okay, so that last post was stupid. A bunch of tiny images and you cant really see shit. Nightmare Art opening at Elm &Oak. Old news. Call it a re-run. So here we go again. And again:
Master and Commander. Stu and Gronner take a break and settle in.
Mitch Coties paintings/board graphic was the hot topic. Middle fingers get in between art.
In the name of art, we will call it Bryan Loftus. Yes, saying "fuck you" has lost its touch. Don't lose faith.
We took stories that reside on our factory shelves and put them on a wall and called it "vacation".
Thats a nice shot. Whats that? Once again, a middle finger.
Power Meeting. Berk and friends. A lot of lurking going on.
One of the most colorful and over illustrated orgies is in the background, and these dudes are looking at you.
Yes. Making art was fun.
With 8 months to prepare, this gallery show was assembled in exactly one day. This happened to be the same day the doors opened for the show. We brought Nightmare to boulder and the crew enjoyed a night outside of Summit County. This is us, and here we are. Hello, nice to meet you.
As we continue to film for the Nightmare Movie, we continue to search for less played out features and way rad lines. Getting here means 5 a.m. wake up calls and everyone on the same page. There is nothing convenient about backcountry snowboarding. However, when everything clicks, it makes the idea of the resort disappear and the thought of sharing a lift or riding next to some weekend warrior seemingly unorthodox.
Earlier this year, the film crew and creators of this righteous documentary dropped in at the Nightmare factory. Our very own Trent Bush helped source a lot of the history and the stories involved in making this movie. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the ride.
The team is going further into filming. Hunting for handrails and trouble. Security kicked us out of this spot 2 hours earlier. It was still daylight, so we made a smart decision, we went back for more. This time we brought walkie-talkies and went about things in a sneaky & clever manner. That is how you get away with some bullshit. Tricks went down, the spot got handled (for another hour), and we got back in the van.
Almost there. This snowboard slays.
In the process of brainstorming the Terry Kidwell Re-Issue, Nightmare has
decided that the only way to accomplish this project the correct way
would be with the guidance of those who built before us and have the knowledge that comes with decades of experience in every area of snowboard construction. Board
building is rich with history, especially in Colorado, and there are men
who have passed their knowledge on and made their mark on snowboard construction forever. Terry Kidwell and Nightmare have invited Steve Link, Mike Troppman, and Jason O'Brien along for the ride. If there is anyone in the world qualified to help see this project through, it is these men, and it is an honor to be working together.
Terry's original roundtail model (1985) blew the doors off the concept of freestyle snowboarding. Together with Terry's riding style and his 85' pro model, the direct relationship between snowboarding and skateboarding was finally found.
Jason O'Brien, the man in charge of the entire SIMS Archives, brought in one of a kind boards that came directly from Tom Sims for everyone to look over the construction and the details that Nightmare "cannot overlook". Terry puts a piece of history right where it belongs. Underneath his feet.
Jason O'Brien brings a relic to the table as Steve Link explains the horizontal lamination process. Steve Link owned/operated Summit Snowboards, was an original Sims team rider, doubled in 007 movie with Tom Sims, and to say the least, all of his board building knowledge has been "BORROWED" from the snowboard industry. Steves true involvement in the snowboard world directly stemmed from Tom Sims being his childhood babysitter in New Jersey. Steve Links work immediately helped push the progression of board construction directly into today's modern building techniques and manufacturing.
Steve and Terry. Trent and The 1982 Hiper.
Mike Troppman helps us dig deeper into the process. Troppman started UCB snowboards in 1982 and has experimented with every possible shape, camber, material, and form a snowboard can be made. His hands and head have been involved in all things snowboarding, from riding to laying boards for 3 decades. To put things into perspective, Troppman, and his buddies Roscoe and Link are responsible for the early days of snowboard exploration throughout Colorado's back country. These were the dudes that did it first. This man has has kept a diary and cataloged his entire snowboarding career to date. Mike Troppmann has ridden his snowboard 5,723 days.
Nightmare is back and "blogging". It has been almost a year of trying to figure out how to actually "run a snowboard company", and in the process, we have totally lost touch with our internet outlet. As months went on, and rad news kept coming in, we got further and further from our keyboards and completely lazy about showing everyone what we are doing. As for now, we are working on a whole new program and we are committed to updating and doing this shit the right way. New updates, new posts, new shit, new horizons. We're gonna start fresh, and bring it all back full circle. We figured the best way to do this would be to involve ourselves within the REAL roots of snowboarding. So here it is, Nightmares first post back from hiatus:
We are proud to announce Terry Kidwell working with NIGHTMARE. Over the next few weeks we will be hanging tough with Terry and a list of old school favorites at the Nightmare factory. Whether it be at the presses, on the hill, and at the bar, we are all coming together to help Nightmare re-develop the 1985 Sims Terry Kidwell "round tail" snowboard. Every moment will be documented and the Nightmare blog will arise from the dead. It is an honor to be working with a legend like Terry Kidwell, and we look forward to what is to come.
the day before, we had no idea echo mountain was going to be hosting a rail contest. i didn't even think people cared about watching people inappropriately using handrails to slide every which way but loose. the shit people will do strapped to a piece of wood for some cash pretty much compares to a circus of people doing stupid shit until it actually looks cool. Everything else is a direct result to provide content for you tube and America's funniest home videos. As my father would say "That stunt and 75 cents will get you a cup of coffee". Whether your getting hit in the crotch with a baseball or hucking yourself down a rail, you most likely didn't come out of it $500 wealthier....Darien totally did, and her style and grace earned her the first place position on the podium. Congratulations lady, the next time you hit a rail and eat some shit, remember you've been paid for it.