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Matt MacCallum 11/12 Season Update

Not going to lie, this is one of the first times I’ve actually sat down and relived my past season in such great depth.  Anyways, had quite the season this year, it didn’t start off quite the way it should have though; lost a good friend, Will Schooler, in the pre-season from an unfortunate crash during an urban session. His local hill put on a day for people to come and shred for him which got a lot of attention. I don’t think I have ever seen a temp. park that busy before, the line-ups were packed and even CTV stop by for a visit. It was great to see all the support for one of the coolest, most real individual that I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend, and I know many others feel the same. Will was one of a kind and will always be remembered by family and friends. Miss ya dude.

Thanks for the safe season bud.

After living in BC for the first time ever last season, and getting to experience all that deep Kootenay pow, I was pretty stoked to get back home and shred park. The first two months went by and after having to put up with COP’s fantastic park crew (same three features from oct31-dec31), and the copious amounts of snow the Rockies get at the beginning of the season (50cms from oct31-dec31), I began to miss BC quite a bit. It wasn’t until the middle of January that I was able to convince some buddies to finally go out to Revelstoke, it was my first time getting to shred there and I would have to say, on a sick pow day that place would be unreal. With the seeming good fortune I have, we missed the snow by only two days and almost everywhere was skied out. That’s the good thing though about going somewhere you have never been is you get lost and come across some pretty sweet stuff. Sadly, the only shot I got of that entire trip was of this magnificent bear (statue) that stands guard in town. I thought it was boss.

After Revy, I had to pack up and go to work for two months which was not part of the plan, but such is life. The best part too was that as soon as I left it started to snow, and it snowed lots.

Paying off debt feels almost as good as shredding tits deep though so I bit the bullet and just had to keep on keepin’ on. I did however get the chance to go to Kicking Horse in between jobs which ended up being one of the highlights of my season. I actually lucked out for once and got to ski K-Ho on a sick pow day, now that I think about it, that was really the only sick pow day I had this year….I have to say, Kicking Horse almost beat out Whitewater for favourite hill that day.

Bears er’where

Didn’t have the chance to do any comps this year, it’s difficult to plan for competitions when you have a hard time predicting your own schedule in the first place. I did hope to make it to a few but, two months of being in the bush limits your options. I did get in my first ever car accident this year as well, which I had to pay for, in full, sadly limiting a lot more options of going places.

Not going lie, it was kind of cool hanging upside down in a car. Seatbelts save lives, kids.

Now it’s summer, May long weekend brought the last of the season with slush cup at Sunshine Resort enticing the copious amounts of drunk party people at the base to jam out to BC/DC and soak up the last of those nice  mountain UV’s.  I’m working on putting an edit together, actually got some shots this year which is kind of rare. All the shots from BC were way too good and could not be used for this edit…so unfortunately no gnarly pillow lines or that 150ft cliff I did…just a bunch of funny shots of me eating shit but and just having fun.

-Matt

Holiday Activities

Over the christmas break Matt MacCallum and I traveled to the Island for a few days at Mount Washington where we met up with Pat B and Martin E. We ran into some crazy amounts of powder and one day of sun, if I recall correctly it went something like this… 32 cm overnight, 32 cm overnight, 35 cm overnight, 60 cm overnight, 15 cm overnight… and finally some sun for our last day. After a good time on the island we headed to Alberta and hit up Canada Olympic Park for a few days, and one very unbearably cold day at Lake Louise.

I have for your visual stimulation, a short clip of Pat’s edges being mad at him, and some pictures from a small powder booter and a jump at COP.

Matt MacCallum at COP

Pat has some mad style!

Matt decided he didn’t want to show his face

Logan also got a new shot recently, wearing one of his PJS hoodies to top it off! (Matt is also wearing his hoodie in the pictures above, but its hidden under his jacket).

Logan rocking his hoodie for some urban.

That is all for now. Hope everyone is enjoying the season!

-Danko

Some PJS products, and a little edit to enjoy

I’ve gotten a ton of orders recently for hoodies (so stoked about it!) and just finished up another two in the past two days. This morning I got some pictures of the bunch I have in my house and I figure it would be a good idea to post them in the blog as well as on the facebook page.

In this post is also an edit, pat was messing around with some footage of the late season and had the idea to challenge a friend of his to a little contest, (to my knowledge Brett, his friend, was bored and enjoys editing)  he would send Brett all the clips and I would then post the winning edit in the blog, (winner decided by me). However first, here are some hoodies.

Front of hoodie #1

Back of hoodie # 1

Apparently Alaska likes  tie dye? Hoodie # 1 and #2 are both headed up there.

Front of # 2

Back of hoodie #2

The front of Matts hoodie!

The back of Matt’s hoodie

Pats hoodie! the first one with writing on it, Pat did the cursive, turned out really nice, turned it into some stickers as well.

Ill get a less blurry picture, but the front of Pats

The back of Pats

Rasta hoodie front

Back of the Rasta hoodie

This hoodie is Graeme’s, he wanted to have a hidden velcro pocket in it so I did my best! Think it turned out well if I do say so myself.

The front of Graemes hoodie

The velcro pocket on Graemes

So there is a product update, I think in the next one I’ll get some decent pictures of tuques to post.

Now here is the late season edit from Mt.Wash, pat was the winner of their little contest.