Mario Wanger in new Boyz n Toyz Teaser!
Posted on March 12, 2014

So we decided to do our project "Boyz n Toyz" again, this season the crew has changed a lil bit, Benny Wetscher is in the house too, and again Tom Klocker and Mario Wanger. And of course we will have some friends in it too. Our new filmer for the project is Matthias Reich Cinematography. Check out 686 rider Mario Wanger looking good over in Europe this year powder for days nice work BOYZ!

Marco Feichtner's trip to Mt Baker
Posted on February 25, 2014


Short update from my trip to the legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom as well from the 686 team trip!

 It was a hectic start! My flight from Munich to Washington DC had a delay of 40 minutes! I arrived at the airport at 16:30 and my boarding time to Seattle was at 16:35! I was the first guy at the customs and no one was there, after I got through the customs I had to wait for my bags before I could try to catch my flight to seattle ( pain in the ass) after running and sweating my ass off, luckily I catched my flight to seattle!

my friend Pat from 686 and his wife Bethany picked me up at the airport and we drove to there's place in Bellingham! Two days later pat, Brent and I drove up to Glacier where Pat hath his mountain house!

I have to say it was the best trip in the last ten years for me- no cameras, no stress to get shots, I had some beers with old friends, friends what I met over the last years as well I met some new people. I had some really cool snowboarding days with friends and being a part of the 29th Banked Slalom was unreal for me! the organizer's told us: 1200 people tried to get a spot at this years Banked Slalom!

I always dreamed to race at this soul snowboarding event and this year- thx to 686- I was part of this legendary Banked Slalom! They said: because of the snow conditions it was the craziest Banked Slalom in 29 years! I have been to Backer a few times now but I never have seen Baker with this less of snow! At the racing weekend we had -15 degrees and the track was ice like hell!

I was so impressed how everybody was waxing there boards or some other guys brought two boards to the starting spot! I had nothing to loose and maybe my waxing job was not that pro as someone else’s but I qualified on Saturday for the finally on Sunday! I felt super happy that I could race on the final day, so I had to go out for some beers to celebrate that I can race on the next day ;-)! it was a fun night with friends! on the final day every rider had to race two times through the ice track! I am used to powder and I was super stoked that I survived that icy weekend with out any painful moments! This year I got the rank 36 and I will be back next year for the 30th legendary Banked Slalom !

After the weekend we had a day off before the 686 shooting was going down! It was so cool to meet Sammy Luebke, such a funny kid! We had some good days of shooting maybe not the best snow to get lots of action shots but we shot ton’s of photos with the new 686 glcr line! 


thx to Pat, Bethany, Brent, Sammy, Mike, Jenni…….. for an awesome time!!!


Stay tuned for some more updates!


all the best




Mike's Mash Up
Eat + Drink + Explore
Posted on April 23, 2014

American culture has long been fascinated by the city of Paris, France. From romantic strolls across the River Seine, watching Amelie or Moulin Rouge, taking your lady to the Eiffel Tower and the list goes on. Once you actually get to visit Paris, a few things come to fruition but for the most part its just like any other major city, except a little different.  I’ve been frequently coming here for the past 15 years mostly for work, but always excited to see what the city has to offer. I’m here for the rest of the week for a few meetings, but will try to get away and immerse myself into something different from home. Come along with me


The underground?


My main mode of transportation is coming soon


The Seine


Wood roads >Pebbled roads




The double


Kidult x 686


French Onion > French Fries


When in Paris, eat like a Parisian


Parisan crack


Keep it coming


Carette >everywhere else


Oui oui mon chéri


Can I get a ride?


All fingers lead to Colette!





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