FODT’S “THE ARENA” WORLD PREMIERE AT THE REUNION

By E. Stone

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Satellite Snowboard Shop, Technine and Nomis presented the world premiere of MFM and FODT’s “The Arena” Wednesday night in Boulder, Colorado.  The Reunion is a 19-year-old tradition started by Trent bush back in the Twist and Wave Rave days and is a huge event for the Colorado snowboard scene. I moved out to Colorado in 1993 and remember going to see Twist movies made by Justin Hostynek who now makes Absinthe films.  Trent has carried this torch for many years and kept this event alive. Raul and JG from Satellite also have deep history with this yearly event and thanks to their hard work this year it was all time.  The Fox Theatre in Boulder is the perfect setting for The Reunion since they have a full bar as well as an all ages section.  The night consisted of a full line up of movies and live entertainment.  Besides Arena they played Videograss’ Bon Voyage, Air Blaster’s Respect your Elders, Satellite’s Ride With Us and local band the Cobra Conda’s.  With tons of product giveaways, lots of alcohol and generations of snowboarders, how could this not be a good time?

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I never did a day in collage so just looking at this thing blows my mind. Derek Voit obviously is a collage grad. Props to Derek for making this insane contraption complete with CO2 flow control.

The night for me started early as we had a pre screening of  “The Arena” for local Colorado shops and V.I.P.’s at the brand new Technine HQ in Boulder.  A select group of about 40 people came to check out the new digs and enjoy some chicken wings and sushi, as well as a ton of drinks.  Prop’s to Cole Taylor and his crew at FODT for putting together what I feel is Cole’s best work to date, although Represent will always be one of my favorite snowboard movies, The Arena really showcased how Cole has grown into an amazing film maker.  The movie has a ton of showings coming up all over the world.  Look at the end of this post for list of premier dates and locations.

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Good friends and snowboard legends Ninja Jay Isaacs and Screaming Jay Nelson. The little man on the left is Ninja’s son Rogan. Potential future ripper for sure.

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People mingling in the new office.

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Tucker Andrews and Andrew Brewer Ready to see some dope shred movies.

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These guys have been shredding since before you were born and they are owed some heavy respect… Left to right. Trent Bush founder of Twist Clothing and now my biz partner, George Pappas this dude was getting covers in 88’, Matt Nipper founder of Aggression snowboards and board developer who made the first Tarquin Robbins snowboard. Chris Pappas like his brother was out in the late 80’s killing it shooting with photogs like Justin Hostynek. Tony King not only is he a great friend but he held the record for fastest snowboarder alive until very recently, now he is a heli-guide in AK. The man on the end is Dave Dowd another straight up legend. It’s cool to get all these guys together in one photo.

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Paxson signing a poster for up and coming super star McLovin

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Brewer, Thompson, Paxson, MFM, Dennison and Cole holding down the autograph table.

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When you guys were in Diapers these guys were changing the face of snowboarding. Jay Nelson, Stevie “Awesome” Alters and Adam Merriman.

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When I moved out to Vail Colorado in 1993 Stevie and Adam were ruling snowboarding and doing things that had never been done before. They took me under their wings and we became instant great friends. Fast-forward 17 years to 2010… Johnnie Paxson Is doing for the sport what these guys did in 1993. Bringing snowboarding to the next level.

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Dylan Thompson chilling with his girl Jessica and Jeremy the Jeweler. Dylan put down last part in The Arena and it is heavy shit!

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Props to Snowboarder for being a sponsor of The Arena and FODT for ten years!!!

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The morning after the Video Premiere Satellite hosts the Reunion sale. Tons of great deals.

Big Props to Raul and JG for making this happen this year.  Satellite would like to thank Bob Holmes at Winter Park, Airblaster, Peter Dericks at Vans, Eric Warble at Oakley, satellite Installation, Cobra Conda, Spencer Foreman, Graham Nation, Mike “Meatball” Mazzotta, Graham Nation, DJ Jorge, Technine, Nomis and of Course MFM and FODT.

If you missed this event this year then no big deal, you can catch the Arena at the following dates listed below.  More premiers are in the works as well.  Next year will be the 20th year of The Reunion so expect some serious shit to go down.

Arena Premier Dates….
10/8/10- 7:00 PM Salt Lake City University of Utah
10/13/10 7:00 PM Greenwich, CT Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas
10/15/10 Reno Nevada, Grand Sierra Resort
10/16/10 Oslo Norway, The Living Room
10/16/10 Gatineau, Quebec.
10/22/10 Niagara Falls, New York at the Convention center.
11/3/10- 7:30 pm to 10 - Lyndonville, VT Alexander Twilight Theater at Lyndon State College.
11/4/10 Waitsfield, VT The Big Picture Theater & Café
11/5/10 Gateway Theatre Ohio State Campus Columbus, Ohio.
11/4/10 8pm Victoria, British Columbia.  Camosun Auditorium.

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