#35 May/June 2004

RIDER: Eric Themel
LOCATION: Southern Alps

A very extreme cover features Eric Themel, who’s also part of a feature story where Phil Erickson takes him, his buddy Gian Simmen, and local lad Craig Anderton deep into the Southern Alps in “Between the Lines”. Shaun White shows us a frontside 540 in “Trick Tip”. There’s a piece on the “Legendary Banked Slalom” at Mt. Baker, and “MTV’s Three Way Threat” takes place at the Snow Park. Dylan Butt experiences some “Fear and Loathing in Ohakune”, and the Interview is with Richard Hunt. The “Gallery” covers many, including Will Jackways, Ross Lind-Mitchell, Quentin Robbins, Lisa Filzmoser, Ants Leffelaar, Jeremy Kelleher, Greg Roebuck, Glen Leggett, Jah Harris, and Jeremy Caird. “Rider’s Choice” gives you a local’s run down on their favourite resorts, and of course there’s the annual “Buyer’s Guide”. We take a peek at “Ohau”, and also the “Dropstitch Project” which features some of the world’s top women filming in NZ. “No Limits” reviews an avalanche that ran through the middle of Turoa, and “Fast Forward” checks in with Mark Anderson, Leroy Christensen, and Robett Hollis.


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