Torment Tuesday News #74

Halfway through summer boarding already. This week we talk floods, board bags, and Burton’s newest movie.

Torment Tuesday News #74

Halfway through summer boarding already. This week we talk floods, board bags, and Burton’s newest movie.

July 11, 2023
Words By Torment Staff TTN

Free slurpees on 7/11 day. We still don't know what day of the week that is. Until we find out, let's get into it.

Torment Weather Report: Southern Vermont braces for more rain as severe flash flooding turns Okemo Mountain into a state of emergency. Over 6" of precipitation fell overnight—2 inches more than the local monthly average—which has created catastrophic conditions across the state.

The above photo is the current state at the base of Okemo Resort. At the core of these green brick and mortar's is one of snowboarding's oldest shops. Darkside Snowboards' second location opened roughly 30 years ago, and now, for the first time ever, they will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Drone footage of Ludlow's current conditions really puts it into perspective. Our hearts go out to everyone in VT right now.

Some ~70 miles north, and there's equally as devastating conditions in the eastern fold of the Green Mountains. Max Lyons left the Rome office this morning to capture some of the flooding in Waterbury, Vermont. Great photography, unfortunate subject matter.

No better indication that Vans' Signature Session is about to start at High Cascade. Savannah Shinske makes her presence known at PDX airport while also offering her opinion on board bags.

The latest update of any Vans' activity in Govy comes in the form of a dry slope hand plant from Danimals. Another one in the form of 400 cc's.

Taylor Elliot's been on our radar ever since the Too Hard days, and now she's needs our help. Taylor just got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Please consider donating to her GoFundMe here.

"I feel like sharing this can bring some awareness to chronic illness and a deeper understanding if you see me out and about walking differently. I’ll be back on a snowboard as soon as my body begins to heal." — Taylor

The arrival of Meta's newest app, Threads, may come as a surprise to some. Even more surprisingly, the Twitter competitor has already amassed over 100 million users since its debut last week. Some backlash, some acceptance, and a whole lot of satire.

Our favorite satirical thread so far comes from none other than Catfish Chronicles. The latest X Games event has just dropped.

An East Coast classic just got uploaded to YouTube. Hopefully these names ring a bell: Chris Carr, Ted Lavoie, Big Mike, Shane Fortier, Brandon Reis.

Thanks, Buckshot...

A few Aaron Biittner clips resurfaced on our Instagram. The lack of snow in his Moment of Truth part is inspiring, but the above comment might do these spots even more justice.

Niels Schack, Arthur Couvat, and Colton Morgan are the latest co-directors for Burton's upcoming movie, Blooomhaus. A check in with a heavy crew up on our Instagram now.

Instagram Clip of the Week: Toa Okajima's knees hurt.