Thursday, October 30, 2008

mini Kamp K2, Hintertux, Mega post.

As promised, here it is.

Together with my girlfriend Gro I flew down to Munich on Friday to attend the mini Kamp K2, a happening organized by K2 to make sure we get to shred and drink beer, yes my job is great.

We decided to first have a day in Munich,'cause Munich is a rad city to hang out in. First we checked in to our hotel which was situated in the kebab/porn district of Munich and called up Christain Brecheis. We met him after we had some great sushi at my favorite central European sushi restaurant.

I found a Bob's Brigade sticker outside the restaurant.

I figured out that I have probably been in Munich 2 million times, but basically stay in the same little area every time. So Christian decided to give us a tour of the city, what a nice thing to do! Finally we managed to squeeze in some culture between the usual stops. He even showed us a church that the devil himself helped building. Satan wasn't pleased with the result and left pissed of, leaving the wind he came riding in on. Stupid satan.

Munich, pretty.

Here's a church. We were very cultural that day. All the decorations are wooden carvings painted white.

Christian had to leave us after some coffee, coffee is still the new black, so we decided to try out some of Munich's famous beer halls. We asked for two beers and this is what we got; 1 maas each (a maas is a litre of beer).

You know trouble is ahead when you got a beer that's bigger than your head. Word-magician Larsen strikes again.

After the maas had kick-started our night we decided to spend some time in our hotel, playing internet and talking to some American art students who were pretty artsy. One of them painted fish, someone have to I guess. We stayed in our hotel and met up with friends who helped us to build up a nice hangover for the next morning. Thanks Anke and Steve!

Damn, this is starting to get boring..

Anyway, we drove to Austria the next morning, got to Hintertux and met up with the European marketing coordinator for K2 or something fancy like that. His name is Andy and is basically a fucking rad dude. He handed us some lift tickets and some beer in one of those fancy beer cozies that I showed you here. It helped my hand to stay warm while I enjoyed a cold beer, what a marvelous invention!

I wish I had some pictures of the riding, but I was too busy riding to shoot pictures. It was just too much fun. But I will let you know that air was being caught and slashes were made, hell, I even stomped a few. How about that! Pretty rad huh? The rest of our weekend looked like this:

- Meet up with people and drink beer, courtesy of K2.
- Eat food and drink some more beer.
- Go to bed around midnight so we could be ready for shredding.
- Wake up at 7.30, have some breakfast and shred the whole day in bluebird in a well shaped park.
- Repeat.

We even got to go in to a fucking scary cave. I'm claustrophobic so I almost died in there from heart attack. It was so god damn tight with no end in sight, my heart was trying to break free and run screaming and crying out by itself. Damn coward heart.
Here's a pic from the cave, this was pretty nice and roomy, we could even stand erect like normal human sapiens should do.

Gro and Flo, lights by another Flo I think, kinda hard to tell. Everyone in the German speaking world are either called Flo, Basti or Alex. hmmmm.. maybe it's Vittus with the light? His name got a funny meaning in Finish.

Gro in a tighter, but still quite roomy part of the cave.

After a great weekend, we decided to stay another night in Mayerhofen. Nothing exciting happened at all, I saw a deer but I have seen a deer before, I was not impressed. If they wanna impress me they better show me a bear or something. A deer, woopdeedoo, big deal.
I saw this sticker in town though, that's our crew from back in the days. No idea who put it up, but it made me happy.

G-Had! Gangsta crew fo rizzle!

Next day we drove to Innsbruck, said hi to the Method mag guys, and bye to Ludschi who's soon leaving for China. On the way to Munich we stopped at McDonalds to get some lunch. I know that it's extremely uncreative to point out that the burgers you get at McDonalds don't look like the pictures they show you, but this one was too good to go unnoticed... Come on McDonals, at least try to deliver what you promise.

mmmm.. I guess this thing will contain lots of bacon and Jalapeños.
Looking pretty good so far.Where's Waldo is lame, try playing Where's the Jalapeño! Actually there is two jalapeños in this picture.
This is bacon, who needs more than two soggy bacon strips that have slowly taken the color and shape of a STD anyways?
This picture is a lie.

This is us leaving Innsbruck and McDonalds, I'm not happy but Gro is because she got antlers.

After that great meal we went back to Munich, returned our rental car, stored our boardbags at the main station and headed over to Anke and Lolli's place. Got a super special "got to be friends with the magazines"screening of That's it, That's all. I never thought I would like that film, but it's actually fucking amazing. I loved it, not like a shred-flick, but as a great film with awesome snowboarding in it. Here's a little spoiler, they have about 10 tripod shots in the entire film.
After a nice dinner, some beers and a screening of the bonus section of IsenSeven's Teenage Love Graffiti we went to bed. Got up next morning and took the train to the airport. It was fast, look at the background, impossible to make out what you're seeing because we were going so fast.. brrrrrmmmm.
Gro likes fast trains.

We got to the airport, waited for about 5-6 hours and flew home annoyed with the Munich airport. Oslo was covered in a great soft and fluffy blanket of fresh snow that has turned into a grey and wet mash of slush and dead leaves today.. Autumn is great.
Here's a picture of Gro being really fucking stoked about snow in October.


Outside my door when I came home.

That's it, that's all... a long blog post.
I'll make shorter ones soon.
who knows.
take care.


Christian said...
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Christian said...

what did I do? all in norwegian on your blog...

anyways - hooray mega post!

Went to the board expo here in Helsinki today. The K2 booth got a lifesize poster of you. I feel like I just met you again

Danny Larsen said...

hmmm.. that is strange.
well, you deleted your comment, but that's ok.
Actually I sent a small part of my soul down to K2 which they split up and put in every poster, so yes, you did kinda meet me again.

- Tore N. said...

Hørtes ut som en awesome tur!!
Lucky bastard!!