Monday, March 23

no nylon fibers



I don't think I have ever seen this gent, Hobie Chittenden, wearing nylon or "performance" anything while out riding; admire his style no doubt. Whether putting a Corvette engine into his one-ton or building a chainsaw/blender he's definately a tinkerer and though humble as hell, this tree surgeon/logger is a bit of a stealth snowboarding icon.

Boardercross/racing seems to be clawing back slightly here in the States, good to see Hobie and some of the old guard get back into it. VTSP... yeaaaah bro' point it.

10 comments:

Foster Huntington said...

That's awesome. I love that he shreds with work gloves.
Foster

A TIME TO GET said...

yeah, I get it and all... but c'mon now. How uncomfortable is he all day? I mean, I'm cool with good looking performance gear, and the lack of, but there's a limit. FULL RESPECT, don't get me wrong, but dude, he's gotta be hurtin' by the end ride.

james at 10engines said...
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james at 10engines said...

my only issue is my longsleeve thermal gets a little fusty, i have to admit i ride in a similar getup. maybe lined carhartts, but def work gloves. especially at the chi-chi resorts... hahaha

james at 10engines said...

my rig http://10engines.blogspot.com/2008/09/that-winter-look-10engines.html

A TIME TO GET said...

You are men of men then. Hats off, cause it's one of the toughest set-ups I've seen. I am curious about the deleted post... was the "no nylon fibers" upset that I said he was uncomfortable? HA. Seriously, you guys are awesome in my book.

james at 10engines said...

from omil really but had to post on his behalf "I recall the first time I met Hobie up on Stratton and we were in the hut for a beer .. we were talking and I think he was the first one to spit .. my mind was "WTF?!?!?" not knowing about the whole baccy thing I thought the guy was looking to fight someone ... hahaha .. don't try that sht in Peck'Nam!!!
totally spot on .. Hobie IS zen."

plaidout said...

This is the sweetest rig. I kept coming back to this post today. Still angry I didn't make it out this season. Gonna repost, Mr. Fox.

Isaac Buie said...

What a legend.

Isaac Buie said...

I'm going to post this via your blog if that's ok.