B.O.B: Explain the origin ofÂ HOODCREW. How did you all originally meet and come together as a group?
HOODCREW: Oregon.Â 503.Â PDX Hood River Mt. Hood.Â Origin ofÂ HoodcrewÂ is murdering the fuck out of Mt. Hood with a crew of friends â€“ noÂ instagram, no camera equipment. Scrappy andÂ FreedÂ started making videos with someÂ oldÂ schwappyÂ cameras and Scott/Maurizio,Â along with all the other Hood RiverÂ homies,Â wereÂ constantly making quality edits…
…so it was simple and soon enough, everyone came together joining friends from Chicago,Â NorfÂ Bend,Â Ujah, Quebec andÂ Colorado.Â The ski industry is now filled with nonstop banger content, so weâ€™re making sure to keep it fresh. All this HD quality is getting played out. The future is looking like we should step it down a notch and go back to usingÂ dvxÂ tapes.
B.O.B: FunniestÂ HoodcrewÂ related stories?
HOODCREW:Â Shitâ€™s always popping off. SometimesÂ it works out for the best and a negative situationÂ gets turned into a positive one. Sometimes itâ€™s the opposite.Â Freed was hitting a rail on the University of Utah Suspension Bridge and we watched a car hit a deer and drive away. Multiple cops kept circling the area and a few stopped to talk to us,Â asking if we knew where theÂ driver went â€“ clearly theyÂ hadn’tÂ considered the possibilityÂ that this fool drove off as fastÂ asÂ possible to avoid getting caught. One lady copÂ stopped and talked toÂ us,Â didn’tÂ mention anything about skiing. AnotherÂ homieÂ cop stopped by, asked us the same questions and at the very end,Â informed us that he enjoyedÂ skiing too. We should have gotten kicked out of that spot for our ownÂ good but the cops clearlyÂ didn’tÂ care. Freed continuedÂ sessioningÂ for way too long,Â landing on grass, which felt like getting in a car crash.Â The entire summer ofÂ 11 was full of constant mayhem. The story is written out in part here…
…the summer started when cops tore throughÂ Issacâ€™sÂ birthday party with battering ramsÂ to give out 30 drinking tickets…
Â …the funny stories go on and on. Running from DUIâ€™s,Â getting kicked out of the sameÂ BreckÂ herbanÂ spot twice when Bunsen convinced some ratchet hoe upÂ in the window to flash her tits,Â eating shit and breaking cameras,Â Meeks not being satisfied with a sausage festÂ GovyÂ party and pissing on LaurenÂ Thizzleâ€™sÂ Go Pro,Â going in for coco with a 40yr oldÂ milfÂ showingÂ off her old swimsuit modelÂ pics,Â building features that were destined to fail, scrappy making millions,Â stacking bangers on mushrooms.
B.O.B: You guys are a collective of snowboarders and skiers. Where do you look to for inspiration?Â
HOODCREW:Â TravisÂ Pastrana,TravisÂ Rice,Â CandideÂ Thovex, Mike Wilson,Â MikÂ D, JonÂ MCFrozen, Brogan, Griffin Cummings, Tommy E.Â AÂ whole bunch aÂ homies.
B.O.B:Â Will we ever seeÂ HoodcrewÂ movies like the old Wild Cats movies from Vancouver?Â
HOODCREW:Â Weâ€™re guessing Wild Cats is similar to PARTYSNAKEÂ so weÂ willÂ definitelyÂ be thinking about it.
HOODCREW:Â Portland is right in between the beach and Mt. Hood. It takes about an hour and twenty minutes toÂ either go surfing or push snow. If you got a plane itâ€™s much faster. Even if youâ€™re not riding at Timberline all summer, there are still tons of spots to adventure throughout Portland, the gorge, and Hood River. Punch Bowl is fucking gnarly,Â so if youâ€™re looking to do something more mellow, come camp inÂ KlickitatÂ County Park and float theÂ KlickitatÂ riverÂ with hundreds of people all faded in the sun.Â Check it out here…
B.O.B: Who is the loosest person in all of hood crew?Â Â
HOODCREW:Â TOMMY E.
B.O.B: Can you tell us about what you guys are doing withÂ newschoolers.com?Â
HOODCREW:Â Feeding the industry with ski porn,Â spliffs, gorillas, bunnies, snow-bunnies,Â tripleÂ six, eventually just porn in generalÂ given thatÂ NewschoolersÂ will continue to support us.
B.O.B: Where do you guysÂ wannaÂ take theÂ HoodcrewÂ in the future? Do you guysÂ wannaÂ start a clothing company, aÂ movie company or just see what happens?Â
HOODCREW:Â At this point itâ€™sÂ HoodcrewÂ to the world. MovieÂ company, clothing company, car wash, escort service â€“ weâ€™ll do it all,Â whether or not we get paid.Â We’veÂ already redefined the Go Pro as a professionalÂ videographyÂ apparatus by taking the cam outside of the stupid plastic box and getting the fisheye all up inÂ yaÂ face. The Go Pro is great for birthdays and lines of preseason powder.
B.O.B: What’s the best way to “BallÂ OnÂ A Budget”Â Ie.Â Live like aÂ rockstarÂ without a lot of money?Â
HOODCREW:Â Buy ten cases of Don P and shut down the parking lot.
B.O.B: We hear that the city of Portland has moreÂ stripclubsÂ than anywhere else in the USA. Do you guys go down and tear the peeler bars apart?Â
HOODCREW:Â The Dolphin IIÂ on BHH is always classy. Thereâ€™s definitely a ton ofÂ stripclubsÂ we havenâ€™t been to with all the ratchet spots downtown by the waterfront thatÂ aren’tÂ too appealing. Seeing as how things play out, we could do aÂ BallinOnABudgetÂ travel channel webcast this May,Â rating the best toÂ worstÂ stripclubs.
B.O.B: What is the best way/place to hook up with a chick as a ski bum living with a bunch of stinky skiers and snowboarders?Â
HOODCREW:Â Cop a fresh whip from the dealer, throw the top back and fuck a bitch in the backseat. IfÂ yaÂ got racks on racks, rent out the penthouse at theÂ Marriott like aÂ moviestar, pop bottles, pop aÂ thizzle, run a train all through the night wearingÂ nothinÂ butÂ raybanz.Â But when youâ€™re stuck inÂ GovyÂ working salt crew at sixÂ in the morning likeÂ molebowlÂ meeks, holler at a sexy racerÂ bzÂ from the whip and getÂ yaÂ nogginÂ swaggggin. PoachÂ the Collins Lake hot tub if youâ€™re looking for a proper spotÂ to hook up. All you need is aÂ doobieÂ for the angry motorcycle nerd and youâ€™re golden.
B.O.B: You guys routinely poach snowboard only camps likeÂ High Cascade. How do you guys get away with this and have you had to whoop any snowboardÂ coachâ€™sÂ assesÂ as aÂ result of fighting the power?Â
HOODCREW:Â The opposite happened a couple summers ago whenÂ SpliffÂ Monkey got arrested trying to steal their banners. This summer we saw a catÂ approaching after hours at High Cascade, got the shot right as he got out of the cat and we skied off clean. We always poach in the afternoon, if you ride throughÂ their lane during the day, theyâ€™ll tackle you down,Â throw your skis into the rocks/breakÂ em, and probably beat the shit out of you. One of these days, weâ€™ll get a massive skier train toÂ schmobÂ through the High Cascade lane in the middle of the day. We know that some people in the front line will get taken out but thatâ€™s bound to happen in a crusade.
B.O.B: Dream destination for the crew if money wasn’t a problem?
B.O.B: FavoriteÂ mountainÂ on planet earth?Â
HOODCREW:Â Ski Bowl/Snow Bunn
B.O.B: If there was going to be a â€˜HoodcrewÂ Invitationalâ€™ what kind of shit would you build and what would the format be?Â
HOODCREW:Â May 2013 at Timberline will be our 1stÂ HOODCREW INVITATIONAL. Timberline spring passes are only $100,Â so everyone from across the country is coming through.Â Weâ€™ll set up a jungle. Giraffe jibs, 80ft gaps to rails, gypsy park pole jams, road gaps,Â bootersÂ in the parking lot through the canyons, cornice step-downs, death gaps over crevasses.Â If we can convince Mole Bowl to build some shit with his cat, we would make huge quarter pipes, bring back the x pipe, put in the 4-kink, massive wall-rides and box transfers plus marshmallow taps.Â Format would be free for all. Drug testing will be strictly enforced. Prizes for stoniestÂ backflip, best line from the top ofÂ ZigÂ ZagÂ canyon, fastest PalmerÂ straightline, fastest switch palmerÂ straightline, best trick on each feature, hungriest competitor, most inspiredÂ rowdiest fan, most hurt trick of the event, closest person to send it to the moon.Â Mike Wilson is definitely first on the invite list, along with Jon McMurray, Rory Bushfield, Courtney Cox, Jon Olsson, THALL420, BBZ, LRG rider GUCCI MANE, Max n Tosh Peters, JordanÂ Spohr, NickÂ Geopper, 2Pac hologram, BobbyÂ Brown, Chuck Norris, The real Jake
Reilly, Dylan Thompson, Jeff Hopkins, Ian Wade, Mole bowlerÂ squuuad, Fat guy from theÂ Gremlinz, Trevor Akimoto, Shaun White, MFM, Neil Patrick Harris, BlazersÂ cheer-leadingÂ squad, Keanu Reeves.
B.O.B: Who in the Crew is on the come up?Â
Scrappy Joe Young
The Drunk Intellectual
Black ManÂ OnÂ Skis
ThatÂ mothafuckerÂ Garrett Rowley once we find his ass in Utah…
HOODCREW:Â NicholasÂ Geopper, ON3P Skis, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman,Â Jenna Shea,Â JahÂ Spriggs,Â Wafflehouse, MilaÂ Kunis, Elliott Preston, GUZ, Jake Reillyâ€™s mom, Council Crest, Chapman, Washington Park, CHUUUUCH CREW, Clackamas CountyÂ SheriffsÂ Department, especially Stephen Steinberg, Becky Robinson, BSM, Dylan Hallowell,Â VuduÂ crew, Check Clothing,Â TorrenceÂ Hatch akaÂ BoosieÂ Badass, Sean Taylor, Jay Wayne Jenkins,Â RadricÂ DevonteÂ Davis, Nicholas Martini, Dylan Thompson, 9thWARD skis, FREEZE magazine,Â SiverÂ Cartel, JeffÂ Shmuck, TheÂ tryflinÂ assÂ triplets, Steele Spence, Jesseâ€™s girlfriendÂ sochiÂ 2014, Sarah Jane Underwood,Â Goontown, DaveÂ TafurÂ aka cakedÂ dave, Tyler Lynch, ShannonÂ Bex, Sarah Gall, Terry Kennedy, Matt Turner, Stu Wozniak, ZoeÂ Briggles, The Silk Road, Marvin WatsonÂ Jr, Charles Toby Williams, Patrick Houston, CalvinÂ CordozarÂ BroadusÂ Jr, AndreÂ RomelleÂ Young, Delmar Drew Arnaud,Â JuaquinÂ Malphurs, Durrell Mohammad, Katie Payne, Stash Poles, The 7-Up guy, Michael Phelps, Cam Giles, Ski Bike Mike, Finn Meeks,Â SkylarÂ Hart, Bloom Outerwear, Mike King, Kieran McVeigh, Chloe Miranda, Conner Bennett, TaniaÂ Funes, Hugh Hefner, DamianÂ Lillard, Jade Bryce, Charlie Sheen, Sean Taylor, Neil Patrick Harris, the real Rick Ross not that fuck ass bitch,Â thaÂ FEMANE, 50 Tyson, North Bend ratchet squad- (Piper Porter, Becky banning, SabrinaÂ patton, Hillarie Hernandez, EricaÂ Hookland, Cassidy Schneider, AshleyÂ Fehler, Abby Whitaker), Michal Scott, Trailer park boys-(Ricky, Julian, Bubbles), The Kool-Aid guy, Epic Planks, Lamont Coleman RIP, Oâ€™Shea Jackson, Kevin Mann, Nicky Hilton, Kevin Hart, The Wayans bros, TheÂ cheetosÂ cat, Andrew Nagel, HannahÂ Mowry, Earl Stevens, Todd Anthony Shaw,Â PasteyÂ C,Â ThizzÂ Entertainment,Â Dromas, Ethan Stone, Timberline Lodge, National Geographic, Drew Smalley, Andre Louis Hicks RIP
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