Archiv für Dezember 2010

Printed Things

Recently I got some pictures printed:

Freeze Magazine Photoissue | Belgium | Marco Smolla BS 7

Freeze Magazine Photoissue | Belgium | Tobi Strauss Cab5

GoldenRide Magazine | Germany | Conny Bleicher Spray

Ruka done

Today was our last shooting day up here in Ruka … so I had 7 days of shooting in a row with a super nice output. It´s end of december and I already have a row of bängers, so it was the perfect start in a hopefully supergood winter 2010/2011.

Sadly we don`t got a look at northern lights … but one more reason to come up here again.

So we called it a trip and the relaxing is on. Tomorrow we`re heading home for christmas and some lay back days.
This was surley the best snowboarding trip I had until today: A perfect crew in a perfect place and a ton of fun.

Thanks to everybody who made it so special: Anton, Knut, Wögna, Basti, Kueske, Ruka Resort and especially to Lolli for talking me into this and organisating everything!!!!

Here are some Shots of the past days and some spots we did ….

Somewhere in the land of the snowdinosaurs

Anton doin the Moguls his way

Cold and dark up here … but that makes it special

Ruka Snowboard ääh Skijumping Stadium

Love rules

Gnarly close out rail and a wave of snow

Double Kink Log Jib right in the village

That´s it, that´s all from Ruka … so I wish everybody a merry christmas, a happy new year and some nice days with his loved one`s!!

Ruka is on

Now we`ve been doin Ruka for 3 days and it`s so nice up here …

It´s so differnet from home: gettin up at 8 o clock, breakfast, and when you get coming up the „mountain“ at 9.30 you`ll see the most cheesy sunrise in your live … then shooting one spot in the „daylight“ until the sun sets down at 14.00 with the same cheesy style than four hours before. Then go back for the apartment, havin a coffee and get out again for the night shoots. It´s such an easy time with Lolli, Basti, Knut, Anton, Wögna and Kuske … having Sauna, beer, Jersy Shore and Nitro Circus nearly every evening.

Got some nice shots in the three days and there are five to go …. Yeeehaaaa

Here are some glimpes of it:

The „mountain“ of Ruka … about 200m high, but so much possibilities

Wögna parked his Ufo right behind the spot.

Basti and the usual Outfit up here …

Sunrise is about 10 o clock …

The definition of Cheesy Light … and you have it for about 4 hours, then its gettin dark again

What to do next …

… let´s go there … and do some shit

I WANT YOU …. to do the f…ing picture

So what should I say … it`s such a beautiful place up here

We have some amazing spots ready, so stay tuned for more

Ruka Travel Day`s

So after two days of traveling, its done and we arrived at our super nice apartment at Ruka Village.
After leaving Munich yesterday afternoon we had a stop over night in Helsinki. Lolli came up with a nice Hotel in the city center, so the plan was to see something of Helsinki at night and have some beers … but right beside the hotel we stumbled into a cosy HeavyMetal Bar (Sorry Wögna) and so the plan got reduced to have some more beer and good music. Today we left Helsinki for our flight to Kuusamo right in the middle of nowhere.

After a short flight and a funny bus ride we even got the chance to take a few runs in the resort for snow and spot checking, it`s pretty funny to get into your gear at 4 in the afternoon and can go for 3 hours riding. But sadly its not much snow up here (at least for the part you have to ride on) …. but hey it`ll do it.

Here are some sideshots of the two days:

So let`s see what the first „day“ up here will bring …. stay tuned


Quite a while that I updated my blog … sorry but I had not much to say the last months. But now Winter is on and I´m back on track.

My first trip this year is going to Ruka/Finland … means a lot of snow, very cold days and not much sunlight up there.
But hey who needs sunlight when he gets frosted trees, Aurora Borealis (hopefully) and 10 days with super nice people.

I´ll keep you updated about it.
On the map you´ll get an impression where we going!!