Monday, February 13, 2006

Riot movie stars

Check out the new!

Back in September I filmed in Scotland with the BBC for the Adventure Scotland show which was broadcast to the British public the other day. Each show covers two outdoor sports, one which is fairly developed and well know, and one which is young and new - this is where the Freestyle paddling came in.

It was excellent to get our sport out on public television and also a great experience filming with those guys. They had some wicked equipment, the only thing they lacked was a waterproof bullet cam which provided some amusement when I ended up with a £3000 camera in a housing strapped to the front of my Flair with ducktape!

Unfortunately I can't publish any pictures or footage at the moment as I was not allowed access to them before the show was broadcast but hopefully they'll get some to me soon!

I'm pretty excited sitting at my computer typing this as i'm off to Africa in 5 hours!

Have fun and Check out the new!


Thursday, February 09, 2006

Joey Hall and Riot Orbit in Fortress catalog

Thank you for holding your applause until the end of the blog post.
There's a new watch company called Fortress that sponsors Joey Hall, Chris Gragtmans and myself.
Here are we three. We probably knew exactly what time it was in the picture, thanks to our unmatched watch reading skills. Actually, Chris can't read his watch because it's not digital, but he thinks it looks cool.

Fortress recently released their 2006 product catalog featuring a closeup of Joey in the Riot Orbit.
Here is it. You can request your own copy from Fortress and Joey will be signing autographs after school at the mall, beside Sbarros Pizza and Cinnabon.

All those Columbia, SC Saluda Boyz should be real proud of Joey. The photo is from the hole over on the creek beside Millrace at the Saluda. Joey grabbed that hole around the neck with his bare hands and told it who was boss. Ghhyyyyeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!! That's "Yeah!" in the language of the Bro, or Brohyme as we call it. There are various acceptable spellings depending on what part of the country you're from. The number of times you repeat each letter determines how stoked you were at the time that you yelled the solemn battle cry of Yeeaaaahhhh!!! See, that time I wasn't nearly as stoked, nor were my bros. But clearly you could see that due to the fact that I started the word with a Y instead of a hearty G, and I used way less exclamation marks. Come back next week and we'll show you how to say "heehaw" and really mean it.

Also, here are a couple video shots of Joey surfing the Turbo 52 in the ocean last week. Joey likey Turbo. It fun. clank here to see duh video!


Spencer Cooke, Team Riot

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Big Rains in NZ!!!

Hi Team,

- Let it Rain!!!: Late last week a tropical cyclone stormed out of the South Pacific and slammed into the upper half of New Zealands North Island. While the majority of the country battened down the hatches, we loaded up the rig and headed for the hills. For the full story and pictures check out