The crew…Pooch, Brewski, Naka and the Prospect.

Words & Photos: E-Stone

With record-breaking snowfall in Utah and California it seems like this season might never end. Two weeks ago the FODT crew decided to get out of all the stormy weather of Salt Lake and get some California sunshine. When we arrived to Reno it was super warm and dry. I started to get nervous as we approached the Truckee area and it was still pretty dry with no snow. It was starting to feel like we wouldn’t have enough of the white stuff to get some work done but the second we got to higher elevation it was out of control. Snow banks as high as houses open up a lot of options.

Cole Taylor and myself met up with Nick Poohachoff, Andrew Brewer, Austin Hironaka and the prospect Zander Blackmon. All photos shot with my I phone.

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The google maps people were staying at our hotel. Check out that wild camera on the roof. This is what they use to make the Street view angle. It’s a pretty sick set up with a computer hooked up to the dashboard that controls the camera.

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Look at all the snow at this crib. Brewer and Austin did a sick redirect off the roof into the driveway then Pooch, Austin and Young Z jumped from lookers right on to the roof then off over the gap to the other side. We later caught word that some fools went up and poached our feature because they “saw tracks”. That’s pretty wack and I guess just a big difference from SLC to Cali. You got to find your own creative stuff, these guys live in the area year round and then hear what we are out doing and then go poach it. Bad Style!!!

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Pooch and Hiro peeping Coles shots.

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Jap Mob!

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Brewer checking out the free rock climbing offered at the hotel.

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Day two we thought it would be cool to build a logjam over the river. Step one is finding a sweet tree. Austin loves getting lifted. Here he is high in search of the perfect tree.

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Step two is cutting the tree to the perfect length and then smoothing out all the nubs so it can slide nice and smooth. Zander cuts the tree while Pooch and Nico Cioffi get ready to help drag it to the river.

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Brewer and Cole prepping the gap and cleaning up the zone a little for shooting.

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The final product.

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Cole and the FODT Tahoe filmer Eric getting the dolly shot dialed.

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If you find yourself in Truckee make sure to hit up Taco’s Jalisco and Java Sushi. Both spots are dope. Check out the Armadillo dish a Jalisco. Full lava rock bowl stuffed with shrimp, chicken, pork, cactus and other veggies all in a steaming bubbling cauldron.

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With all the travel we do its important to keep your mind sharp and have a book to help pass the time on the plane. I picked up Rza’s new book “The Tao of Wu”. This is a recommended read for sure. The Rza is an amazing person and The Wu is one of my favorite rap crews for sure. Thanks to SKS for shooting this photo when he dropped me off at the airport.