1. Greener Pastures EP5 - Racing

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    With the Greener Pastures filming section in Switzerland coming to a close, we were all ready to get to Kozakov and join the party. Oh yes, and practice the course with the best racers in the world, especially now that we had become comfortable with the European style road construction in a group dynamic. The 3Heads have filmed Kozakov Challenge since 2009, and with their experience and ability to speak the language makes it an extremely exciting event to cover. We couldn't be happier being part of making the event well known again through high quality media, and this time highlighting the Greener Pastures riders. A bonus for the project, five Greener Pastures riders placed in the top ten! Congrats! 1st - Patrick Switzer 4th - James Kelly 6th - George Mackenzie 7th - Ramón Königshausen 9th - Kyle Martin The Greener Pastures tour was exhausting, yet an invaluable adventure to remember because of the people, the skating and the life experiences in a foreign land. It is an absolute pleasure to expose the phenomenal free-riding in Switzerland. Yet, let it be known that European style road construction is some of the most dangerous to ride. If you decide to visit, talk to the locals and more specifically Samy at Roll Laden Skate Tours to help plan your trip, and be informed of the laws and the best places to skate. Be cautious, and ride with locals! Roll Laden Contact: nopain@nobrain.ch @ http://roll-laden.tv/ Please visit www.skategreenerpastures.com for background information on the Greener Pastures series. There is still more in the works! Click here for the Greener Pastures series playlist. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF2CF6E4DA676D02A Gather some friends and watch the series start to finish! If you would like to host a screening without internet streaming, contact patrickswitzer@gmail.com. A big thanks to the Greener Pastures riders, and those at Kozakov Challenge for being part of the last episode! Matt Arderne - Fibretec Skateboards - South Africa John Barnet - Kebbek Skateboards - Canada Samy Cantieni - Roll-Laden Skate Tours - Switzerland James Kelly - Arbor Collective - USA Ramón Königshausen - Airflow Skateboards - Switzerland Yvon Labarthe - Abec 11 Wheels - Switzerland George Mackenzie - Sector 9 - Canada Kyle Martin - Landyachtz Longboards - Canada Patrick Switzer - Orangatang Wheels - Canada Producer: Patrick Switzer Director: Vit Hasek, 3Heads Production http://www.skategreenerpastures.com http://www.facebook.com/skategreenerpastures

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    • Greener Pastures EP5 - Racing

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      Trailer http://vimeo.com/28100338 EP1 http://vimeo.com/31242298 EP2 http://vimeo.com/32084155 EP3 http://vimeo.com/32962009 EP4 http://vimeo.com/33902785 With the Greener Pastures filming section in Switzerland coming to a close, we were all ready to get to Kozakov and join the party. Oh yes, and practice the course with the best racers in the world, especially now that we had become comfortable with the European style road construction in a group dynamic. The 3Heads have filmed Kozakov Challenge since 2009, and with their experience and ability to speak the language makes it an extremely exciting event to cover. We couldn't be happier being part of making the event well known again through high quality media, and this time highlighting the Greener Pastures riders. A bonus for the project, five Greener Pastures riders placed in the top ten! Congrats! 1st - Patrick Switzer 4th - James Kelly 6th - George Mackenzie 7th - Ramón Königshausen 9th - Kyle Martin The Greener Pastures tour was exhausting, yet an invaluable adventure to remember because of the people, the skating and the life experiences in a foreign land. It is an absolute pleasure to expose the phenomenal free-riding in Switzerland. Yet, let it be known that European style road construction is some of the most dangerous to ride. If you decide to visit, talk to the locals and more specifically Samy at Roll Laden Skate Tours to help plan your trip, and be informed of the laws and the best places to skate. Be cautious, and ride with locals! Roll Laden Contact: nopain@nobrain.ch @ http://roll-laden.tv/ Please visit www.skategreenerpastures.com for background information on the Greener Pastures series. There is still more in the works! Click here for the Greener Pastures series playlist. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF2CF6E4DA676D02A Gather some friends and watch the series start to finish! If you would like to host a screening without internet streaming, contact patrickswitzer@gmail.com. A big thanks to the Greener Pastures riders, and those at Kozakov Challenge for being part of the last episode! Matt Arderne - Fibretec Skateboards - South Africa John Barnet - Kebbek Skateboards - Canada Samy Cantieni - Roll-Laden Skate Tours - Switzerland James Kelly - Arbor Collective - USA Ramón Königshausen - Airflow Skateboards - Switzerland Yvon Labarthe - Abec 11 Wheels - Switzerland George Mackenzie - Sector 9 - Canada Kyle Martin - Landyachtz Longboards - Canada Patrick Switzer - Orangatang Wheels - Canada Producer: Patrick Switzer Director: Vit Hasek, 3Heads Production http://www.skategreenerpastures.com http://www.facebook.com/skategreenerpastures

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      • Greener Pastures EP4 - Landscape

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        EP4 Spoiler vimeo.com/33585228 Skateboarding in Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the most incredible ways to enjoy perfect conditions in such an impressive environment. When the riders became comfortable with their sometimes testing, yet blissful situation the true personalities of their character and skating style were revealed. The astonishing connection with environment in the Alps showed just how rapid, and unexpectedly powerful storms can be. After being trapped by rain at one location for two days, we changed plans and ventured to Swiss wine country. This location became one of the best days of filming & skating on the trip. There is nothing like a phenomenal landscape view that takes your breath away for kilometres on end while riding a mountain pass at +80km/hr. When you catch yourself standing up, jaw dropped gawking at the view of where you are, the tension is removed, spirits are elevated, and a privileged smile raises. Thanks to the rad crew, South African, Canadian, Swiss who joined us on our last free-ride filming day. The final episode of the series moves to the Czech Republic for Kozakov Challenge, the first European IGSA World Cup race of the season.

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        • Greener Pastures EP4 - Landscape

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          Trailer http://vimeo.com/28100338 EP1 http://vimeo.com/31242298 EP2 http://vimeo.com/32084155 EP3 http://vimeo.com/32962009 EP5 http://vimeo.com/34817756 Skateboarding in Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the most incredible ways to enjoy perfect conditions in such an impressive environment. When the riders became comfortable with their sometimes testing, yet blissful situation the true personalities of their character and skating style were revealed.  The astonishing connection with environment in the Alps showed just how rapid, and unexpectedly powerful storms can be. After being trapped by rain at one location for two days, we changed plans and ventured to Swiss wine country. This location became one of the best days of filming & skating on the trip.  There is nothing like a phenomenal landscape view that takes your breath away for kilometres on end while riding a mountain pass at +80km/hr. When you catch yourself standing up, jaw dropped gawking at the view of where you are, the tension is removed, spirits are elevated, and a privileged smile raises. Thanks to the rad crew, South African, Canadian, Swiss who joined us on our last free-ride filming day. The final episode of the series moves to the Czech Republic for Kozakov Challenge, the first European IGSA World Cup race of the season.   EP5: Racing will be released January 10th.  Producer: Patrick Switzer Director: Vit Hasek, 3Heads Production http://www.skategreenerpastures.com http://www.facebook.com/skategreenerpastures 3Heads Kozakov Challenge Official Video 2010: http://vimeo.com/15174173

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          • Greener Pastures EP2 - Equipment

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            Trailer http://vimeo.com/28100338 EP1 http://vimeo.com/31242298 EP3 http://vimeo.com/32962009 EP4 http://vimeo.com/33902785 EP5 http://vimeo.com/34817756 It's not the equipment; it's the rider! Though in many cases, the choice of equipment can depict the style of the rider. The vast selection of longboarding gear on the market allows riders to get a feel for what works for them. The longboard companies who have sponsored Greener Pastures offer some of the best diversity of longboarding gear available, in the highest quality. An exponential evolution of equipment started in the early 2000s when most of the Greener Pastures sponsors began developing their roots in a wider community. These manufacturers started a tidal wave of creation in which the riders guided their direction. The steps to make products lighter, stronger, faster, safer has been seen through the test of time, and riders chose the most reliable products, which simply worked. EP3 Freeride coming on November 29th. Producer: Patrick Switzer Director: Vit Hasek, 3Heads Production http://www.skategreenerpastures.com http://www.facebook.com/skategreenerpastures

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            • Greener Pastures EP3 - Freeride

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              Trailer http://vimeo.com/28100338 EP1 http://vimeo.com/31242298 EP2 http://vimeo.com/32084155 EP4 http://vimeo.com/33902785 EP5 http://vimeo.com/34817756 In the search to find the most challenging roads in Switzerland, EP3 highlights the supreme variety found, but on one hill.  Oh yeah, and a gondola to the top! While free riding, a multitude of things can capture your focus, i.e., position of other riders, rough pavement, vehicles, guard rails, debris, what's for lunch, etc.  Focus and comfort in ones riding comes when these thoughts are subdued, when one finds their 'flow'.   In EP3 the riders talk about their experiences with accidents and injuries. The message is simple.  Being attune to the dangers involved in a situation will lower the risk.  Riders sacrifice so much for a lifestyle which is important to them.  As Samy Cantieni states "I would never trade anything for all I have lived through, thanks to skateboarding."  By this point the Greener Pastures crew had become more comfortable riding close together, with the European style of road construction, the pavement and what we as a group felt this project represents.  EP4 Landscape coming on December 13th. Producer: Patrick Switzer Director: Vit Hasek, 3Heads Production http://www.skategreenerpastures.com http://www.facebook.com/skategreenerpastures

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              • Greener Pastures EP1 - Traveling

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                Trailer http://vimeo.com/28100338 EP2 http://vimeo.com/32084155 EP3 http://vimeo.com/32962009 EP4 http://vimeo.com/33902785 EP5 http://vimeo.com/34817756 Downhill skateboarding gives us the unique opportunity to search out our next skate location in some of the most unique and extreme places in the world. Be it in our own town, country or making our way slowly uncovering the globe to embrace each opportunity to hone our skills. This small country of Switzerland offers countless diverse challenges within a relatively short drive. During the filming of Greener Pastures we covered one thousand kilometres traveling to each of the ten locations (not including skating) over thirteen days before making our way to Kozakov the first European IGSA World Cup race in Czech Republic. In many cases traveling becomes more the adventure than skating, when in search of our next campsite, meal or stunning view. "The van" becomes a place of refuge which all skaters can relate to. In Greener Pastures a magic wheel is used to create a metaphor for how each of us are connected. No matter who we ride for, what we ride, or how we ride it we are all brought together for a common passion. Producer: Patrick Switzer Director: Vit Hasek, 3Heads Production http://www.skategreenerpastures.com http://www.facebook.com/skategreenerpastures

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                • Stelvio Pass with Patrick Switzer, John Barnet, Ramon Konigshausen and Martin Siegrist

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                  After the IGSA in Kozakov was cancelled and having urethane to burn, we headed to skate while everybody else was partying in Prague. Totally worth the trip

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                  • Sandia All Around Challenge 2004

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                    A skate trip to Albuquerque, land of ditches in 2004.

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                    • Carta Quemada

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                      Libano Crew patinando en la Cordoba. Un poco de freeride en Carlos Paz y DH en Copina.

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