About Sessions

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

Monday, March 1, 2010

Santa Cruz, Reno and Forth Of July!

By Brett Butcher

Last week was the busiest of the winter so far. It started off with Nial Romanek, Kyle Miller and myself taking a trip to Santa Cruz to visit the new Sessions offices and do an autograph singing at Wahoos Fish Tacos to promote "Shred with Sessions" event held at North Star this past Saturday and Sunday.

An old photo from Super Park. Great memories!

Met up for lunch with Danielle and Billy...

On the pier in Santa Cruz.

The next day we headed to Wahoos Fish Tacos in San Jose to sign posters, do some radio stuff and eat Tacos. This guy won a Sessions jacket and was stoked!

Pimp my ride.

We headed back to Tahoe on Sunday with reports of a foot of new snow in Reno. Usually this means the Sierras got hit hard but this storm was different. Only a few inches fell over the mountain passes. So it was off to Reno to shoot some rails and other features with Andreas Gidlund, Kyle Miller and Nial Romanek.

This thing is huge. 40 break 40. Allot have tried to make it to the end and only a few have succeeded. Well Nial got it on his 7th try and it wasn't a 5050. Kid is really good at rails. Make sure to check out the new Dump Em movie to see the shot.

Good amount of snow in Reno. Off to a new spot.

This was our mission for day two. We had to use the truck to generate enough speed to get over this gap. Kyle hit it first and once he made the landing it was game on. Some cool stuff went down on this and someone even got upside down. You will definitely see the shots in future Dangerzone episodes and in the magazines.

Another storm hit us mid week but this time the white stuff fell in the Sierras. The jump above is called the Forth Of July jump. Mack Dawg, People and other crews have made it famous. I have always wanted to hit it but you have to be on it to beat the sled necks. The best way to go about hitting this jump is to go out the day before the weather breaks and build it in the storm. It took about four hours to break trail to this thing and another three to build it. We put it at about 90 t0 a 100 feet to the landing.

Miller and Andreas debating on speed.

Andreas hit it first and came up about 30 feet short. Kyle hit it second and barely made it over the knuckle but landed his trick. I was third up and hiked twenty more feet above Kyle's drop in spot and hit the landing. The photo above is a picture of our run in. You can see a dot up there, that is someone strapping in. We had to go fast at this thing. All in all it was a great day and everyone walked away with two shots!

Abe Blair sending the jump on his sled!

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