Jason Robinson—Part Half Full
| February 21st, 2022 |
The proverbial phrase “glass half full or glass half empty” has long been a go to for optimists and a discrediting diss towards pessimists. Whether you view the world as half full or half empty says a lot about your worldview, and frankly can decide how you experience life. If this is resonating in all the wrong ways, just know this is a healthy dose of pragmatism, so stop viewing this post as half empty.
Now, through the help of iMovie, Jason Robinson brings this litmus test to the snowboard world, where he applies his half glass full mentality to his 20/21 season. Many would render footage for a half part as a failure of a season, but Jason looks at it differently. Rather, he’s grateful for the opportunity to continuously “follow [his] biggest passion in life”, which definitely reminds us why we got into filming in the first place.
Jason was probably filming video parts before most ever strapped in, so take his dedication to the sport as a testament to never give it up—even if your sponsors do.
Read his note below:
“We create our own reality and I choose to live in a world where my “half part” is a part half full not a part half empty. So without further ado here is the footage I’d gathered from last winter, the 2020/21 ski/snowboard season. It was filmed mainly during a few random days riding around with Tim Stanford, aka Stanny, aka Stantech. The homerun gap was filmed by Leland McNamara, while I was helping him and Tanner Hall with T’s X-Games REAL SKI part. The frontside 360 here was my first time hitting it. I hit the jump one more time but since I was hitting it with the Ski Boss and he was doing some sort of backwards 900 he kept adding more and more pop so on the first hit it went smooth but then sort of kicked me a bit on the second attempt. So, I only hit it twice and was sort of done with it. I’d like to hit it again sometime in the future because it really is quite a perfect jump and not nearly as scary as it looks after you hit it once. Maybe with a fellow snowboarder next time. No offense Tanner.
Something worth mentioning is that I’ve been repping Salmon Arms mitts & gloves. I forgot my gloves one day at Holy Bowly and gentle giant Ted Borland let me borrow his Crab Grab gloves for the day. Otherwise I usually wear Salmon Arms and love their gear.
Also I added a clip of my very first time dropping into Corbet’s Couloir. I think I may have found a new entrance into the legendary run at Jackson Hole during the King’s and Queen’s event. Ya know, most anyone can huck I would like to send a huge thank you to R.P. with Pro-Tec. One of the realest humans and companies in the game. Thank you for having my back and supporting me financially when really no other brand did. The “lunch money” has really gone a long way over the last few years and you have helped me to never give up on the dream, which has lead me to this point where I am more excited and inspired to snowboard than ever before. Sometimes the mind and body have different plans then one another and I had a meniscus repair surgery coming into this winter so I won’t really be ready to snowboard until late spring or early summer. But trust me it’s on after that!
Another big shout out to Dr. Donald Warren at Bothell Chiropractic Clinic. R.P. and Doctor Warren helped me to travel last winter as I continue to follow my biggest passion in life, snowboarding. Thanks guys! I couldn’t have done it without you. Also a thank you goes to anyone and everyone who has ever appreciated or supported the things I’ve done with my riding or may do so in the future. The future is looking bright and beautiful, even when it’s not.”
**Made in iMovie by Jason Robinson**