Dispatches: Hug Life – Huggy 1.1 Givin In Tahoe

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The Crib

Words & Photos: Ryan Hughes A.K.A “Huggy”

The Givin crew is posted up in North Lake Tahoe. On day one it was raining up at Boreal, so the crew shredded the west end of Donner lake. A single rental house up in Tahoe Donner is housing the whole crew (more that 20 peeps), but it doesn’t seem crowded and there is a ping pong table in the family room. No complaints! – Huggy

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Listen to the kitties guys c'mon. And who is the creepy fourth kitten face in the reflection?

The crew: Brock Nielson, Nick Russell, Jonas Michilot, Will Bateman, Jon Francis, Aaron Hooper, Alex Stathis, Doran Laybourn, Keegan Valaika, Danimal, Robbie Walker, Jake Koia, Nori, Zizo and the whole Japanese crew, Cody Rosenthal, Nate Farrell, Jeff Kramer, Chris Bradshaw, Jake OE, Cody Biersdorf, Jeremy Grendahl, Sam Fenton

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These guys like to break a good mental sweat before going to the hill.
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Japanese photographer Zizo, always amazing style.
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Alex Stathis and Aaron Hooper warming up with some pong before shredding.
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Alex Stathis honing his hand eye coordination on old school video games up at Boreal.
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Jonas Michilot did this for $65.
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This photo reminds me of a Geico commercial. It's so easy a caveman can do it.
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Is this the first barefoot snowboarding in history?
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Donner lake filled with snow melt in mid April. The phrase 'extreme shrinkage' comes to mind. Photo: Westenbarger
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Jonas appears to be doing the Native American warm up dance.
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Nick Russell seasoning the neighborhood QP. Photo: Westenbarger
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Forest Bailey leaving the entire givin crew in awe.
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Holding it down in a post-shred game of pig.
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Doran Layborn aka D-Tail