Brust Studio’s Planet B

Brust Studio Presents Planet B

December 10th, 2020

Option A went out the door so now were left with Planet B; a video out of Europe exploring the boroughs of France, Switzerland, Utah, Newfoundland and Italy in an exploration for friendship and creativity.

Featuring: Pierrot Scafidi, Bastien Sturma, Nicolas Palladio and Louis Labertrande

Video by: Guillaume Sturma

Locations: France / Switzerland / Canada / Italy / Utah

Photos by: Bastien Sturma / Pierrot Scafidi / Guillaume Sturma

Supported by Ride Snowboards & K2 Snowboarding.

K2 Big Band

K2 presents Big Band

December 9th, 2020

video by Seamus Foster

If K2 snowboarding fought another snowboard brand they probably put up a good fight. Big Band, a team video directed and edited by Seamus Foster showcases the team in all facets of their boarding.

Features K2 Team Riders; Pat Moore, Parker Szumowski, Jonas Harris, Dan McGonagle, Noah Peterson, Kennedi Deck, Gabe Ferguson, Mark Wilson, Matt Belzile, Jody Wachniak, Melissa Riitano, Tim Eddy, Hannah Eddy, Daisuke Watanabe, Nick Erickson, Leanne Pelosi, and more.

Bloom by The North Face

Bloom by The North Face

December 8th, 2020

Spencer Schubert traveled through the floral portal this past summer and ended up in a enviroment resembling something out of a Saturday morning cartoon. This is Bloom, a collaboration between Movie Mountain and The North Face promoting their new Freeride Collection.

Day In, Day Out – Episode 1 – “Good Sport”

Day In, Day Out – Episode 1 – “Good Sport”

December 7th, 2020

On March 11th the United States announced that all U.S. residents traveling abroad should come home. Contradicting that request Derrek Lever, Spencer Schubert, Tommy Gesme, Colton Feldman and Marc O’Malley decided to stay little bit longer in Murmansk, Russia to milk the last few days of filming for the season before everyone headed into quarantine. Here’s a day in the life of the movie “Good Sport” battling the elements, local Russians and sharp metal objects on their way to getting the clip and living another day.

Filmed by Colton Feldman

Additional footage provided by Derrek Lever & Spencer Schubert

Edited by Jon Stark

Photography by Marc O’Malley

Special thanks to Artem Smolin

– “Day In, Day Out” is a web series devoted to showing the effort and nuances of filming snowboard films. Join us as we explore the not so celebrated moments, and maybe the more heralded elements of getting clips. –

Check out the story of this entire trip in Issue THREE of Torment Magazine

Top 5 with Nirvana Ortanez

Top 5 Most Influential Parts of All-Time With…Nirvana Ortanez

| November 30th, 2020 |

photo by Ted Borland

Nirvana’s migration from Southern California park riding to the Wasatch aligns with how her tastes changed. Her video parts in Veer and Snowboarder Mag’s Tangle have those creative and careful subtleties that she expresses in this weeks list, not to mention we have a Victoria sighting. We back Nirvana and we back this Top 5 hard.

Directed by John Cavan

Marie France-Roy – Rome Snowboards Any Means (2008)

Probably one of the all time best parts ever filmed. Back when snowboarders weren’t as niched off. You just filmed all of it – pow, street, park. The Park footage in the part was super relatable for me growing up because that’s all Big Bear and Mountain High had. Ginormous rainbow log. YES. That was pretty on par with the features in the early 2000s. My mind could not even comprehend what pillows or powder was at the time since a Mt. High pow day was 4 inches of snow. Not to mention the gap 270 she does in it. Psycho. AND the front 9 on the 100 ft jump she hits you don’t see video parts like this really anymore.

Natasza Zurek – Misschief Films As If (2005)

As a kid growing up and even now as an adult I’m not really a loud extroverted type of person. But I remember so clearly watching an interview with Natasza where she was soft-spoken and talked about not being into partying and had a moment where I realized Hey I don’t need to be a certain personality type to get somewhere in snowboarding. It really resonated with me and then on top of that she let her riding do the talking.

Directed by Standard Films

Victoria Jealouse – Standard Films TB8Infinity (1998) and any Burton movie that had clips of her

Remember the days when you were so excited to get a mag and find out who the center poster was? My room walls and door were plastered in anything I could get my hands on whether it be a surfer or snowboarder. I had Victoria’s poster and it was her blasting off of a huge cliff grabbing indy. I thought “she’s so sick AND she’s goofy.” Basically any movie I watched I would always look for her name. She made snowboarding look so good and even though steep powder filled mountains weren’t what I was riding, I was just hyped to be a snowboarder because of her.

Directed by Justin Meyer

Jake Kuzyk – Videograss Mayday! (2014)

Best.Song.Ever. Wallie on the blue triangles. Snowboarding on things that aren’t down rails, but also down rails. Hands down one of my favorite parts ever. I think that Kuzyk really showed that you could creatively snowboard on anything and things didn’t have to be a traditional down rail to be exciting.

Filmed by Harry Hagan, Colton Feldman and Skylar Brent

Mike Ravelson – Keep the Change Holy Smokes (2012)

Around this time I was figuring out that internet snowboarding was a thing. Sunday in the Park was coveted and web series were making change throughout the board world. The guys making Loonatics out on the East Coast made east coast riding look so fun. Rave’s riding plus the music in KTC was impressionable to say the least. This part was a mixture of hammers on down bars, but also filled with creativity — through the Quebec plaza, wall redirects, and tubes.

Top 5 with Jared Elston

Top 5 Most Influential Parts of All-Time With…Jared Elston

November 16th, 2020

Jared cripplin’ up on Mt. Hood this summer / photo by Ian Boll

I’ll preface this by saying that I was born in 1999 and lived in Montana for the first 13 years of my life, in a small town with little to no snowboard culture. Because of this I didn’t know a lot of snowboard videos that many consider to be the most iconic videos of all time (I hadn’t even heard of Robot Food until I was probably 15). The videos I am going to mention here are not the cult classics that you maybe expect. These are not necessarily the most groundbreaking video parts ever, or even what I consider to be the best. These were the videos I’d watch growing up and these 5 parts had the biggest impact on me as a snowboarder. – Jared

Directed by Standard Films

 Kazu Kokubo – The Storming (2010)

I believe this was the first video part of Kazu’s that I had ever seen. Kind of a random one but it was amazing to me. My parents had a DVD player in the back of the truck and I would watch this whole video on the way to the mountain on the weekends. The front 10 at the end had me fucked up for a long time. It was also filmed during an Olympic year for Kazu, specifically the one where he was being criticized by the Japanese media for sagging his pants.

Directed by Gabe Langlois

Jake Blauvelt – Naturally (2012)

The approach that Jake takes to this part is game changing for me. No massive cheese wedges, no clapped out features.  He spends more time strapped into his snowboard than most backcountry riders. He isn’t spending his days looking for the most picturesque jump spot he can find, and he sure as shit ain’t spending them building wedges. His approach is pure and (for me at least) much more impressive than the biggest trick on the biggest jump. I wish could see what Jake sees.

Directed by Absinthe Films / Edited by Brock Nielsen

Keegan Valaika – Eversince (2015)

My favorite example of a well-rounded video part. Normally, with a part that has it all, there is a sacrifice in the riding somewhere, but not with Keegan. Street footage was progressive, backcountry footage was timeless, and the kits were on point. This part made me want to go snowboard.

Directed by Jake Price

Gigi Ruf – 9191 (2010)

I had a hardcopy of this video when I was younger, I watched it several times, but really overlooked it until I was probably 16 or so. Then it really hit me. Not only is the riding unbelievable, but the volume of it as well. A true classic in my eyes, this video gives you that feeling that I think everyone wants their video to have.

Directed by Brainfarm

Travis Rice – Thats It Thats All (2008)

Maybe I’ll catch flack for this one but I don’t give a damn. I was 9 years old when it came out and I’ve had to have watched it over 100 times since. Travis’ footage in it is pretty much untouchable to this day. I’m convinced that no one has worked harder on a project than him. This movie honestly changed everything for me, and after watching it is when I decided I wanted to be a pro snowboarder. Thanks Travis.

Directed by Justin Meyer / Videograss

Honorable mention – Danimals – Videogracias (2015)

This was at a time when I wasn’t that into street snowboarding, but I was really into skateboarding. His spot and trick selection was reminiscent of the skating I was into in the best possible way. The song too, it was perfect, really fired my ass up.


Torment Tuesday News

November 10th, 2020

coming soon…

The mountains are covered in snow, and the streets run blue. A glimmer of hope for a dismal 2020. This time of year would be normally reserved for snowboard premieres but we’ve had to enjoy the constant stream of internet videos instead.

686 has a new profile piece out on Emma Crosby. A really cool look into the life of one of our favorites new boarders here at Torment. Video by Mia Lambson.

Jake Blauvelt getting in the mix with this floatation device PSA / Directed by Gabe Langlois
Rewatchability factor off the charts / Directed by Brendan Hupp

This week we dropped 3scape here on Torment. Maybe its a grass is greener situation but we feel sometimes European street spots just look better than what we got over here. Maybe it has to do with random castles in the background or maybe its just our imaginations running wild.

Brandon Cocard also dropped a movie this week and we were not expecting it. Our favorite clip lives at 9:10. Original music, Japan powder, what’s not to like? Well done Cocard.

Cocard looking good, and probably feeling good / Directed by Sam Tuor
Have you been scoping? Spencer Schubert caught in the act thinking maybe switch frontboard
Boozy sighting on a couch in British Columbia.
Random Pierre Wikberg youtube video
A single serving of some Grenade energy / Night of the Living Shred (2003)

Top 5 with Melissa Riitano

Top 5 Most Influential Parts of All-Time With…Melissa Riitano

November 9th, 2020

photo by Marc O’Malley

I feel we are little pieces of our own icons. Melissa’s list reflects herself in many ways, whether it be Erin Comstock’s style, Benedek’s intelligence, or Jess’ tenacity, there are glimmers of those characteristics within Melissa. She also makes it clear how important female representation is—herself now being a a successful example of that. A well rounded list for your Monday viewing pleasure.

Runway Films, La La Land. Full film released 2007

Erin Comstock – La La Land (2007)

The whole movie was so important to my growing up and snowboarding. This is a movie I would play over and over. My mom would usually wake up to the DVD menu music and me asleep on the couch. This video showed me what was possible for women’s snowboarding at the time. Victoria Jealouse was riding big mountain, Erin Comstock in the streets and backcountry, Des in the streets, Leanne riding the streets and backcountry, and so many amazing boarders in this one. Erin’s part was always a big stand out to me in this one. It’s so inspiring to watch guys snowboard, but there is something about watching other women get out there and tear it up that is so personally empowering. 

[David’s part starts at 21:00]

David Benedek – Robot Food’s Afterbang (2002)

All of these movies really elevated my love of snowboarding. The music, vibe, and riding all embodied what snowboarding meant to me and still means to me today. In particular, David Benedek, because I’ve always been a huge fan of his style and how he was constantly innovating. 

a video made by SuzyGreenberg270

Chris Beresford – Suzy Greenberg 270 (2018)

And really just everything else he’s done. I am a little biased of course, but he is a person and snowboarder I really look up to. I love his constant creativity, always being able to make something out of nothing. He literally makes snowboarding on a curb look fun, which is a rare gift and I admire that so much! There are times I get stumped while out filming and think to myself, what would Chris do right now? It would definitely be something fun and creative. Truly an ATV, he can ride it all, so much board control and style, that’s all what I aspire to.

Jeremy Jones – 91 Words for Snow (2005)

Just hearing that iconic voice would get me excited to snowboard. He made riding the whole mountain so interesting to me and really inspired me to see what was outside of the park. Growing up in Montana we had access to so much amazing terrain. I remember boarding around with my friends at Big Sky and Moonlight Basin thinking we were on some grand adventures like Jeremy. 

Jess Kimura – Think Thank’s Right Brain, Left Brain (2010)

This part was mind blowing when it came out! I’d never seen a chick really going for it the way she did. She has always been a powerhouse and just rode everything in sight, and this part was no exception. She really puts her heart into everything she does to this day. The way she elevates other women is incredible. 🙂


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