Missing Out On Jeremy Jones’ Deeper Premiere

There’s a premiere of Jeremy Jones’ Deeper, tomorrow night in Amsterdam. If you don’t know, Deeper is a film put together by Jeremy Jones and Teton Gravity Research. It’s not only Jones shredding it in – there are a bunch of other big freeriders, like Travis Rice and Johan Olofsson. From what I’ve heard and read, it’s hard core backcountry action and filming. Sounds good!

Here’s the disappointing part: Phillips in partnership with O’Neill are launching a new range of headphones, aimed at people doing sports like snowboarding. This combo are hosting the premiere tomorrow night, and they wanted to fly me out, hotel me, and fly me back, to take part. That’s pretty cool. Here’s what the event involves:

  • A hands on experience with the Philips | O’Neill headphones collection
  • Exclusive interviews with athletes – Ane Enderud and Jeremy Jones
  • Dinner and Drinks with Jeremy Jones
  • A private screening of the film: Deeper

I’ve had to decline attending, which was hard. I’m still on both crutches; I can walk with one, but that’s only really when ‘exercising’. Getting on a plane and travelling with bags, a camera, maybe my laptop, just didn’t seem like a good idea. Really disappointed. That’s definitely a score for the downsides of this injury and I’m certainly looking forward to being crutchless in the near future and attending snowboarding events like this.

8 Comments

  • Reply October 14, 2010

    aalion

    A few months ago I bought my Burton custom v-rocker ltd @ Sierra, after that (couple of weeks later) i read the post on theangrysnowboarder website after hearing some rumours about Sierra bankrupcy. I guess it’s also part of the inspiration for the post.

  • Reply October 14, 2010

    Gavin

    Hey aalion, how are you liking the Custom? Did they ship that from the States? Last I thought, Burton was one of the brands that shops aren’t allowed to export. I’ve bought a bunch of stuff from DogFunk, and they weren’t allowed to export Burton (among others) to the UK…

  • Reply October 15, 2010

    aalion

    Yep from California, My guess is that Sierra just wanted to sell all the Burton stuff because the contract was lost anyways so they didn’t really applied the dealer restrictions :D.

  • Reply October 15, 2010

    Gavin

    Haha, that’s probably it. I’m glad you wrote that post; I’m looking forward to putting my thoughts on it down, here. So many shredders seem to be against buying online, and whilst I understand that, not everyone has the luxury of being close to good shops with good selection and good staff…

  • Reply October 16, 2010

    citizensofshred

    Damn thats so anoying you miss out on the deeper premier.
    would of been amazing.
    i was so upset when i heard about sierra. ive shoped at all the big name online stores(the house, dog funk, tactics, sierra plus lots of ebay stores) and they were by far the best. there prices were cheapest, they sent to aus for half the price of anyone else and it would arrive US to australia in under 5 days with normall post. plus there was always someone online to answer any questions you had. I too thought it was odd that they started sending burton now it all makes sence…. now i think ill try give my local swiss store (backdoor) all my bussiness where possible.

  • Reply October 16, 2010

    Gavin

    Hey Zak,

    not that I’ve followed it much, but that’s the first time I’ve heard of Sierra Snowboards being really good at customer service, normally you just hear that their prices are cheap 🙂

    Like I said, the only online shop I’ve used from the States is DogFunk, twice. They were good both times, and I’d use them again, although import tax can gat ya 🙂 I’ve been to The House, the store, when I was over in America. It was massive, loads of selection, loads of everything! We don’t have shops like that in the UK!

  • Reply October 16, 2010

    citizensofshred

    yer ive never had anything but good things to say about sierra. its not just that the employee are good at service but there is a whole community of people on there that will help you out too. after reading all the reports on angry snowboarder it seems as though the owner was pretty dodgy but i never noticed it.
    we dont have sales tax for anything under $1000 in australia… and you can sometimes still get away with even more then that too. so it makes it pretty hard not to buy online sometimes. but that swiss store i mentioned really helps out our local park/mountain with event ete and also any warranty issues ive ever had with gear ive taken there and they helped me out straight away even though i didnt buy the stuff there. i wasnt till i got to whistler and seen how bad the service is in some of the stores here that i realised just how good they are at backdoor back in switz really is. so yer now i think im going to try make most my purchases there and just pay that little bit extra.

  • Reply October 18, 2010

    Gavin

    I’ve got one, local snowboard shop. Their selection is actually pretty good, for the size of the shop, and given that it isn’t snowboard-only. I’ve tended to buy boards from there, rather than other stuff. For clothing, they just don’t have the selection, or for boots.

    Boards: Lib Tech T.Rice, Nitro T2, Ride Kink, Rome Agent, Rome Anthem and Burton Clash, all local.

    I’ll head in there are the start of the season and browse around. If they don’t have the thing I’m after, I’ll ask if they can get it in… often the answer is “probably not”. If they do have it, I’ll buy local. But I won’t buy something I don’t want 🙂

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