Mark Sollors Takes Care of Winter

This is not boat related, and it certainly isn't tropical, but whenever a friend of ours gets up to something like this, I just want the whole world to see it... or at least all six of you here.

What you have here is original Jr. Manboy, and now Handsome Manboy, Mark Sollors going to work on the entire season of winter.

They say, "Winter is coming," but don't worry, Mark just took care of it for you.

Manboys in the Park

Press play above, and feel free to ignore the rest of this writing:

Old friend, Robjn Taylor, who I've also known for a long time, just finished this edit of from up in the park on Blackcomb this January. It's titled Shakespeare in the Park and features some vintage Manboys from the Crapneto days shredding in non-vintage form. There are whirly birds with several go-arounds, rail bonks, back (and probably front!) side boardslides, Shakespeare, a spoon and more!

Manboys

Robjn Taylor
Andre Benoit
Mark Sollors
Geoff Brown

Also Looking Good

Matt Belzile
Logan Haubrich
Jeremy Lafrance
Matt Sedunary
Jesse Millen
Ryan Tiene

Better Looking Than The Above

Jaime Kerrigan

Dave Lee and Tim Ostler will Make You Happy Today

Holy shit! That's the best way to start this one off. Signal founder and ex pro-shred, Dave Lee got together with a bunch of awesome people (including a quick cameo from old friend and hero, Jason Brown) to create this magical adaptive snowboarding device for Tim Ostler. 

No failures. Just bumps in the road.

When you watch the video, you'll learn that Tim used to be a pro snowboarder back in the 1990s, but in the early 2000s had an accident riding halfpipe and was paralyzed. To get Tim back on the shred, Signal Snowboards and Crankbrothers Mountain Bike Components teamed up to build a brand new adaptive snowboard concept. Just watching the guys, you can see how exciting this project was, and I hope it's just the beginning for them. Just watch the video.

I was lucky enough to become friends with Dave Lee and J. Brown through snowboarding. Haven't seen the boys in ages, but seeing this made me miss them and that life. Both of them are some of the most quality and creative individuals in the snowboard world.

While it's damned amazing, it's not a surprise that Dave Lee would be the driving force behind this. I never knew Tim Ostler, but I definitely had a magazine cut out of him on my door when I was a young shred back in Ontario, dreaming of moving to Whistler. Eventually I escaped high school and made the move. Through putting down too many frontboards and nosepresses, I was able to hook up with these guys and had some of the best years of my life. 

Dammit, that's some fine work, gents!