Posted on August 1, 2014

We are excited to be a part of WillFilmForFood's newest movie Sol Food, starring Sammy Luebke and a slew of other amazing riders. Check the teaser below. 


Posted on June 5, 2014

Double-cork 1080's at 14? Yep, Chris Corning just put together his season edit for 2014.  Make sure to keep your eyes on this youngster over the next couple of years - he's got some seroious hammer-time tricks on lock down! #Hightechgoodtimes #seasonedit #chriscorning #colorado


Posted on June 3, 2014

“Every season, ski resorts all over the world have their end of the season send off. Mt Baker is no exception - we have the Mt Baker Seshup. Riders from all over the Pacific Northwest converge on Mt Baker, shovels in hand and work to make this event happen. It’s so cool to see 50 people all-shoveling with a goal: To see everyone send it. It’s a special experience and should be on your list of events to make a priority next season.

This year the weather was perfect for the setting. The sun was shining, there was plenty of snow to make it happen and kegs of beer were snow-cooled over night. 686 had a big crew at the event to represent. Local destroyers, Nate Lind, Matt Wainhouse, Joe Bosler and Matteo Soltane were all there to throw down and kill it.

The step up, usually a long curving run-in, had never been a double line until this year. Straightening out the run-in meant where there used to be safety in the drop in, was now a 10-foot cliff drop at the top, thus ensuring you would reach terminal velocity!

A special shout out to event organizer Steven Goodale who killed it and all the people who rolled out and threw some shovel loads up there and a big shout to jump foreman Joe Bosler for perfecting the build! Make sure to check for the photo dispatch.”


-Patrick McCarthy



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!

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




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