Nothing to Prove edit of Midwest Street footage is out! The riders in this edit for the most part grew up in the Midwest riding anything that was in their path. Throughout the past decade or so they have honed their skills and we were lucky enough to get them on film. From down bars, to gap rails, to wall rides, if they rode we filmed it. Hope you enjoy this edit!

 

 

Bjorn Leines has been filming video parts for years and continues to be a leader in the snowboard industry. His full part from Nothing to Prove is a testament to the determination it takes when you get faced with a horrific mid-season injury. Bjorn’s snaps both arms in 1 crash but bounces back with the skills and power of a ninja. This part features cameos for Chris Grenier, Randy “Killer” Vanurden and Krister Ralles. With the movie filmed in the Midwest, USA (Minnesota) and Utah you are sure to see lots of hammer rail and powder footage.
Filmed by: Leland McNamara, Sam Fenton, Derek Combs, Mike Thienes, Skylar Nielson, Ian Rigby, Tyler Malay, Dan Tyler, Mark Dangler, John Stark

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Celtek Radar mitten – Bjorn Leines pro model

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Celtek Aviator glove – Bjorn Leines pro model

Imagine if you were a pro snowboarder and got to travel to locations around the world and get paid to do it? Aaron Biittner is a seasoned vet when it comes to being a pro and Nothing to Prove crew got the pleasure of having him in the crew for the making of the movie. Aaron threw it down in the streets of the Midwest all the way to the powder filled mountains of Utah. Since AB had so much great footage we decided to work with Aaron and edit a Full Part from Nothing to Prove. Beware as AB makes it almost look to easy..style for miles. Check out Aaron Biittner’s pro models from Celtek below.

Edited by: Leland McNamara
Produced by: Nothing to Prove Productions

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Celtek Blunt glove – Aaron Biittner pro model

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Celtek Powder Panty face mask – Aaron Biittner pro model

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Celtek Philly glove – Aaron Biittner pro model

Cheryl Maas Interview

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Cheryl Maas is one of the top women snowboarders in the world, while keeping busy competing in the 2014 Olympics and traveling around the world to raising a family, we got the privilege to chat with Maas over Skype.

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Where have you traveled this summer? What have you been up to lately? …surf, golf? Hanging with the family?

Um no, I wish. I just had a newborn baby named Mila in April, it has been a lot of work taking care of my baby and my three year old daughter. That’s been taking up most of my summer.

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Does your kid shred? Do you travel with your kid?

Yea I just put my three year old daughter on a snowboard and she loves it, she’s a really active girl.  Yea we travel during the summer time together.

Cheryl Maas, snowboarding, daughter, teaching

What was your experience like going to the Olympics? What was your favorite part?

I have been to the Olympics before in 2006, for half pipe it was a really nice pipe to ride and fun, but it was a lot of pressure. Now going back to the Olympics, I forgot how much pressure there was, so I didn’t get to really enjoy the part of riding that I would’ve liked to have. You have to please the right people … and this time I didn’t really have a good experience, but I think snowboarding itself was great and a lot of people got to see the sport in a great way with Sage Kotsenberg winning it. They are very strict and there are not very many places to be allowed to ride on the mountain. They really only want you to hang out with your own country teammates and don’t want you to hang out at other competitors houses. But we got to show the general public how fun snowboarding is and how crazy of a sport it is.

How has your knee been since rehab or feeling lately?

 It’s been great ever since I got back on track and going to the Olympics I had no problem there. I feel 100% back and stoked to be feeling great. It took nine months to fully heal. I was riding in New Zealand for the Winter games and helped me really pushed my limits.

 Do you ever get nervous pulling a new trick? Scariest trick you’ve ever pulled?

 It kind of depends on the situation, for me I get the most nerves whenever I ride in contests. When I have the trick in my head I don’t really have time to be nervous, I just lead the way and do the trick. When you have the right feeling you know and you know yourself best so you don’t really need to follow someone.

My favorite trick I pulled was the cab double under flip in JacksonHole, Wy in 2010.

 What was your inspiration on creating your Celtek Maya Mitten? What was your main goal in your glove model? Do you typically match your other pro model products from your other sponsors with your Celtek stuff?

 Cats are really cool and they have nine lives so I think we try to be like that in snowboarding. They always try to land on their feet and that’s what we try to do in snowboarding. In a way there’s a lot behind the cat and I always thought when I was going to get a pro model it would be a cat. The one thing that I could carry out to other companies is when I came up with the cat. I have four or five different pro models with cats. Nitro, Electric, Volcom all did a pro model with cats.

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Do you have any good stories lately?

 A cool memorable trip was in June with Aimee Fuller and Sarka Pancochova, we rode on motor bikes to Norway to go to a glacier Folgefonna. We brought tents to sleep in and it was pretty cool. I was looking forward to this trip the whole season and there’s a video coming out in October about the story.

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What are your plans for this winter?

It’s kind of up in the air, but I want to go back to Jackson Hole, Wy for a couple of weeks.

What is your favorite food?

Sushi

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Cheryl Maas pro snowboarder won 2nd podium World Snowboard Tour Competition

 

Imagine being able to ride with your friends all season and making a movie out of it?! That’s what we did and this full movie, Part 2 is all about UTAH riding. The Celtek team and friends hit up the Backcountry, side country, resort riding, camping and more in efforts to see how much fun we can have. During the filming riders like Chris Grenier, Aaron Biittner and Bjorn Leines step it way up and show us why they get paid to snowboard. From heli-cam footy all the way thru to POV clips our main Director of Photography, Leland McNamara killed it. Enjoy and remember.. theirs Nothing to Prove! Just go out there and have fun with your friends!

 

Nothing to Prove – Full Movie – Part 1

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Nothing to Prove “The Midwest, USA” is the first full section of the movie. Instead of Rider parts you will see the CELTEK team and their friends riding together in multiple locations in the Midwest. MN is a place that breeds hungry up-coming riders and they will show you just how stoked on riding anything. The JibFarm is a place that Celtek founders Erik and Bjorn Leines have created out of junk, pipes and other machinery. The whole crew met up and was able to shred the JibFarm. Next the riders go find a 5 story roof gap and proceed to bag tricks over it. A Backside 180 from Dan Brisse made it into his X-Games Real Snow part. Bjorn ends up breaking both wrists in one crash and there is also one of the heaviest traditional crash sections. Finally the guys pull it together, shred some Midwest resort rope tows and hit some more hammers in the streets.

Riders: Bjorn Leines, Aaron Biittner, Chris Grenier, Krister Ralles, Mark “Deadlung” Edlund,
Riley Nickerson, Lucas Magoon, Ben Bilodeau, Brandon “Buff Moose” Hammid, Drew
Poganski, Sam Taxwood, Bode Merrill, Griffen Siebert, Randy “Killer” Vannurden, Shane
Ruprecht, Kazu Kokubo, Ted Borland, Johnny Lazzareschi, Jeremy Jensen, Zac Marben,
Cody Beiersdorf, Austin Young, Cale Zima, Erik Leines, Dan Brisse

Cinematographers: Leland McNamara, Mike Thienes, Pat Fenelon, Sam Fenton, Derek
Combs, Dan Tyler

Sponsors: Celtek, Under Armour, Dye, Stance, Pro-Tec, STS Studios, Transworld Snowboarding, Onboard

Nothing to Prove Part 1 is Live NOW

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Transworld Snowboarding is premiering part 1 of NOTHING TO PROVE for the next 24hrs on the main page of there site. 

Part 1 will bring you some of the best footage ever out of the Midwest, USA.  Between the JibFarm, Streets of MN, Toe Rope riding and more there really isn’t a aspect of Midwest riding we didn’t cover.

Riders:  Bjorn Leines, Aaron Biittner, Chris Grenier, Krister Ralles, Mark “Deadlung” Edlund,
Riley Nickerson, Lucas Magoon, Ben Bilodeau, Brandon “Buff Moose” Hammid, Drew
Poganski, Sam Taxwood, Bode Merrill, Griffen Siebert, Randy “Killer” Vannurden, Shane
Ruprecht, Kazu Kokubo, Ted Borland, Johnny Lazzareschi, Jeremy Jensen, Zac Marben,
Cody Beiersdorf, Austin Young, Cale Zima, Erik Leines, Dan Brisse

Cinematographers: Leland McNamara, Mike Thienes, Pat Fenelon, Sam Fenton, Derek
Combs, Dan Tyler

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1st Section of Nothing to Prove Teaser

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Nothing to Prove section 1 -“Midwest” the teaser, will show you a sneak peek at what will be some of the most well rounded footage of the Midwest, USA, ever produced.  The riders of the CELTEK team along with up-coming am’s will be seen at the Jib Farm, Midwest Resorts and X-Games level streets spots.  Be sure to check the full release dropping soon.

Check back Wednesday, Sept. 10th for full look at Part 1 on www.twsnow.com

 

Photo Gallery of Nothing To Prove

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Brother’s Erik and Bjorn Leines started a production company in efforts to create a new multi-year content platform for up-coming riders and existing pro’s alike. Nothing To Prove is their first movie, which captures the CELTEK team and their friends snowboarding in a creative, authentic way that will make you understand the passion behind the people.

The movie showcases the camaraderie of the year in two locations rather than individual rider parts. The locations featured are the epicenters of snowboarding: The Midwest, USA and Salt Lake City, UT.

Click this to see the full photo summary:  http://snowboarding.transworld.net/news/nothing-to-prove-preview/

Riders: Bjorn Leines, Aaron Biittner, Chris Grenier, Krister Ralles, Mark “Deadlung” Edlund, Riley Nickerson, Lucas Magoon, Ben Bilodeau, Brandon “Buff Moose” Hammid, Drew Poganski, Sam Taxwood, Bode Merrill, Griffen Siebert, Randy “Killer” Vannurden, Shane Ruprecht, Kazu Kokubo, Ted Borland, Johnny Lazzareschi, Jeremy Jensen, Zac Marben, Cody Beiersdorf, Austin Young, Cale Zima, Erik Leines, Dan Brisse

Cinematographers: Leland McNamara, Mike Thienes, Pat Fenelon, Sam Fenton, Derek Combs, Dan Tyler

Sponsors: Celtek, Under Armour, Dye, Stance, Pro-Tec, STS Studios, Transworld Snowboard ing, Onboard

Online Release Dates (twsnow.com)

September 10th – Midwest Section

September 17th – Utah Section

September 24th – Aaron Biittner Full Part

October 1st – Bjorn Leines Full Part

October 8th – MN Re-Edit

Premiere Dates:

September 5th- The Youth Shelter Supply – St. Cloud, MN

September 13th- Snowboard on the Block – Denver, CO

September 20th- Season Kick off – South Lake Tahoe, CA

September 27th – Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails – Big Bear, CA

October 10th- Damage Boardshop – Duluth, MN

Other stops TBD, check celtek.com for premiere updates

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Rider Krister Ralles 50-50 gap board slide. Photo: Ben Birk

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The guys having fun testing out the temperature outside. It needs to be at least -25º F when boiling water turns to snow. Photo: Darcy Bacha

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Johnny Lazz with a proper nose press. Photo: Ben Birk

 

Nothing To Prove Movie Teaser Is Live

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CELTEK together with the Leines brothers and sponsors (Stance, ProTec, Dye, Under Armour, Super Top Secret, Transworld Snowboarding) have produced a new movie that will be sure to make you want to go and get on the snow. Instead of rider parts we have made the movie based on two locations; Minnesota and Utah. In the Minnesota section you are going to see the team and their friends shred the infamous Jib-Farm, Rope Tow riding at Hyland and Trollhaugen and X-Games level street riding. Utah is all about the backcountry riding with the team on cliffs, jumps and pow boards. Also they hit the Holy Bowly at Park City and more.

Pretty much the entire CELTEK team is featured in the movie but here is the official cast:

Bjorn Leines, Krister Ralles, Aaron Biittner, Chris Grenier, Lucas Magoon, Sam Taxwood, Johnny Lazzareschi, Randy Vannurden, Cody Beiersdorf, Zac Marben, Erik Leines, Bode Merrill, Jeremy Jensen, Kazu Kokobu, Ted Borland, Brandon Hammid, Austin Young, Viktor Simco, Drew Poganski, Shane Ruprecht, Cale Zima, Ben Bilodeau, Griffen Siebert, Mark “Deadlung” Edlund, Dan Brisse

Director of Photography: Leland MacNamara

Editing: STS Studios