Founded in 1983, Sessions is a leading snowboard and action sports company that designs, merchandises, sources, and distributes high performance snowboard apparel, accessories and apparel for the core, youth-driven sports segment. Sessions was the first snowboarding company to incorporate Gore-Tex fabrics and Recco avalanche reflectors into their products. Today, Sessions has placed itself at the cutting edge of the music, snowboard and skateboard culture. Sessions is one of the last remaining independently owned brands.
The Sessions Team Is - Tim Humphreys, Tara Dakides, Andreas Gidlund, E-Man Anderson, Antti "NAKU" Piirainen, Ian Thorley, Taylor Carlton, Kyle Miller, Nial Romenak, Peter Benchetler and Brett Butcher
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Correctly identify where this billboard of Tara Dakides is located and win a Tony Hawk’s RIDE for the Wii, Xbox, or PS3.
Obviously the possibilities are endless so…If you don’t have the free time driving all over The World in search of this billboard we have left you some clues…but you’ll have to search our website for them!
Remember the first two people to correctly identify “Where in The World Tara Dakides” is will win the Tony Hawks Ride Video Game! Good Luck!
Please send all entry's to Contests@sessions.com
First Clue: It is amazing how much Tara has achieved in her career, no wonder she is the most influential female snowboarder!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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Saturday, March 27, 2010
We have yet another black and white inductee to the Champions Gallery. Either black and white photos really better or are you guys just totally emo? Either way, Jeff Hehlen is the latest photographer to enter the champ’s circle. Hearty congrats are in order as his photo took down some worthy opponents. We caught up with Jeff to find out a little bit more about him and his shot.
The photo is of Brett Butcher in the Tahoe backcountry last February. Brett and I grew up shredding together. He used to look like Simba with braces, now he looks like Mufasa.
What set up did you use to make the magic happen?
Canon 5d with a 24-70 L-series lens.
What’s with the twig in the foreground?
People seemed really opinionated about that. I like shallow depth of field, and I framed the shot with the twig to add some some content to the foreground. And no, I did not place it there.
Was the jet stream planned or just dumb luck?
Smoke and mirrors.
If you took it again, would you do anything differently?
I shot a lot of different angles that day. I’m pretty happy with what I got.
What’s your story — where are you based and what do you usual shoot?
Portland Oregon, born and raised. I have a lot of pride for my hometown. I like shooting skating and snowboarding, and I’ve been carrying this old Nikon FM lately and shooting lots of black and whites of friends. I love working in the studio. I want to do a cross country motorcycle trip and shoot pics and put a book together. Maybe you could give me some advice, you’ve driven across the country like a million times.
Full disclosure: Do you feel like going to snowboard camp with me in the 90s helped you win the Firing Squad?
Yes. I knew when 15-year-old me met 16-year-old you, we’d both be famous on the Internet someday.
Do you have any insightful advice for people who want to get into
Learn your trade, go shoot film. Shoot as much as possible, and shoot everything. Have fun.
Check out more of Jeff’s work at jeffhehlen.com
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The 4th annual Sessions Log Jam took place this past Sunday under sunny skies and warm temperatures at Boreal Ski Resort. Snowboarders and skiers came from the far reaches of Lake Tahoe to find a fun and challenging course that would push their limits and make them think outside the box.
Riders had the option to take three different lines. The left line included a wooden log that sent you over a cat track into an up log that you needed to take a good amount of speed into to make the landing. The middle line consisted of a 35 foot jump with a steel pole jam coming out the right side of the lip. This jump took you into another smaller tabletop that had three different lip options and a 12 foot tall tree in the middle that you could tap and spin off of.
The right line started out with a stair case feature. Down flat down on the left and a down box on the right. If you made it through the staircase you got to hit an elevated log stall, which ended up being one of the more popular features. Some highlights included front and backside threes off the steel pole jam, miller flips over the log stall and some super creative high speed gaps.
The goal with the Sessions Log jam is to have a fun filled laid pack day, ride a unique park with your friends and maybe win some stuff while your at it. Everyone that came out to partake in the Log Jam had huge smiles on their faces to go with their fresh goggle tans.
A huge thanks to Boreal for building a sweet park and hosting the event and a special thanks to everyone that came out to ride!
See ya next year!
1st Place: Johnny Brady
2nd Place: Tim Rechetniak
3rd Place: Garrett Austin
1st Place: Danyale Patterson
2nd Place: Monica Cline
3rd Place: Emma Young
1st Place: Mikhail Gadomski
2nd Place: Matt Nelson
3rd Place: Charlie Ingalls
1st Place: Courtney Royce
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Sunday greeted us with warm temps and sunny skies. It seemed as though the nice weather brought the people out in droves. We all met up at the Sessions tent at ten and headed to the park. It’s pretty cool to see a pack of thirty people cruising through the park hitting every jump, bump, rail and box that stood in their way. At the end of the day legs were tired, boots wet, stickers gone, autographs signed and everyone had huge smiles on their faces. Thanks to North Star, Wahoo’s and 92.3 for being a part of Shred with Sessions and a special thanks to everyone that came out to Shred with the Sessions Team!
See ya next year!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Registration is now available online at www.sessions.com for $20.00 per entry plus discounted lift ticket purchase. Online registration will be available until Wednesday, March 10, 2010. On site registration will be at Boreal on Saturday, March 13th, 2010.
Discounted lift tickets are available for all contestants, $36 ages 19+, $28 for 13-18, $10 for kids 5-12.
Register early to make sure you can get in.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
1. Contestants Name
2. Age & DOB
3. Division: Snow, Ski, or Women’s