Markus Keller

Markus Keller

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Name: Markus Keller
Date of Birth: Santa claus day
Place of Origin: Mostindia, Switzerland
Current Residence: The road or Zürich
Stance: Regular
Other Sponsors: Nitro, Red bull, Vans, Clast, Love, Mavericks shop, Gummi lLove

Markus "Mä" Keller or the Chamäleon himself  is one of the last true snowboarding all-rounders. Whether its transition, park , back country, jibbing or big mountain riding that rocks your boat, Markus Keller can ride it. This year, the former World Halfpipe Champ, Arctic Challenge winner, and proud cover boy of 17 snow mags within one calendar year put all his eggs in one basket and dedicated himself 100% towards filming for "Chamäleon", his signature movie that's co-sponsored and produced by Volcom.  With the looks of Marky Mark (Quote Cody Dresser) and on-snow skills the equivalent of Dirk Diggler’s sheet savagery, we should be in for a treat.. Stay tuned for a Chamäleon premiere coming close to you.
What was your first snowboard? Burton air 128

What was your first snowboard movie that got you hooked? Mack dawg's DECADE

Scariest moment of the season? Different moments and situations on the snowmobile in canada

Best trip? BC, canada

One item you always have in your snowboard pants? A little change to celebrate the day with a beer

Besides snowboarding? Ride, cruise, fly, pop, drink, slide, cook, chill, grind, fix, love, float,...

Future plans? Continue living my dreams

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Pat Moore’s Blueprint 2, Ep. 6: "New Perspective"
In this episode, Pat steps out of his comfort zone and heads to Europe to meet up with an all-star crew and stellar snow conditions! Enjoy! @redbull edit: @jerpettit   Watch previous episodes of Pat Moore's Blueprint 2 below! We Shall Overcome - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 5 Riding Shotgun in Jamestown - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 4 Salt Lake Sessions - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 3 Without A Doubt - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 2 To All My Friends - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 1 Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 TEASER ABOUT BLUEPRINT Pat Moore is well known for being a snowboarding beast when it comes to back-country and urban terrain. We get an inside look at Pat's life as he travels in search of new terrain for his latest film and is joined by some of his biggest snowboarding influences and closest friends along the way.
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Peanut Butter And Rail Jam - Lake Louise, AB Canada
Stop #11 of Volcom’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam capped off the 2015 North American tour in the majestic lands of Lake Louise, AB Canada on Saturday March 28, 2015. The PBRJ at Lake Louise always brings some majestic views along with a crowd of hungry rippers. It has all come down to this as the 2015 PBRJ Global Championships looms on the horizon.  Riders from all over the Canada, Japan, and the United States descended upon Lake Louise by plane, train, and automobile in an attempt to attain the last few invites to the big show.  After a season of intense contest sites, Bryan Kroker and the terrain park masterminds of Lake Louise surprised everyone with last regional set up of the year.  Their site tested the abilities of every rider as zone 1 contained a corrugated up tube to dumpster to down rail and parallel flat bars to down rail, zone 2 had a square up rail to closeout barrel bonk to down ledge, and zone 3 had a closeout to down flat “tubby” tube.  All zones had options for days with multiple entrances and variances for the creative mind.  The action was heavy all day with heart stopping close calls and mind melting makes. 8-year-old Tyson Lewis ripping the 10 & Under jam with tricks like this 50-50 late bs 180 out of the up box. It's rad to see that style is not lost with the future generations. Nathaniel Bailey squares up a perfect 50-50 transfer fs boardslide in zone 1. He almost turned this into a 50-50 transfer hw fs 270 sw bs lip in zone 1, but the soft snow at the bottom thwarted his efforts in the end. Either way, Nathaniel put down enough to walk away with a very respectable 2nd place finish in the 15 & Under Division. Liam Krause was charging the course throughout his heat and landing some solid tricks along the way. Here he locks into a 50-50 gap fs boardslide in zone 2. Josh Lebrun skids a lipslide 270 out on the down “tubby” tube in zone 3. He also landed a 50-50 to boardslide combo on the up rail to down box in zone 2 and a 50-50 to transfer 180 sw 50-50 180 out in zone 1 that boosted him into 1st place in the 15 & Under Division. Brendan Luff spotting his landing as he sends a switch back 270 to the down tube in zone 3. The flex between his bindings was so intense that any more impact would have broken his board in half. Landis King gets down with a technical nose press nollie to fs boardslide in zone 2. His smooth style and no worries attitude carried him into 2nd place in the 16-21 Division. Nathan Roy takes the road less traveled as he 50-50’d up the corrugated tube, 50-50’d across the dumpster, and lipslides the down rail in zone 1. He also linked together a 50-50 on the up rail to fs 270 board on the down ledge in zone 2 and a solid bs tail press fs 360 out on the down tube in zone 1 for the win in the 16-21 Division. Elysha Piller getting through the kink with an over the closeout 50-50 bs 180 out in zone 2. Mutsumi Ido traveled 9 + hours by Greyhound bus from Whistler, BC to Lake Louise AB to rip it up with the ladies. She goes high-speed 50-50 transfer 50-50 all the way to the end in zone 1 pictured above. Kira Lengkeek put in the groundwork, foundation, and installation of this sw lipslide 270 out on the tube in zone 3. Her technicality and ripping style was no match as she walked away in 1st place in the Girls Division. Hand crafted PB&J's make the world go round. Justin Brisson puts down one heck of a technical maneuver with this nose press transfer fs boardslide same way 270 out in zone 1. The judges were so stoked on his overall riding and awarded him with a brand new Fender guitar for his efforts. Minnesota’s Robbie Roethler traveled a long way to put it down with his posse. Here he throws a sw bs 270 lipslide in zone 3 with only a small sentence to be uttered by those in attendance…”Check that flex.” He also landed a half cab 50-50 transfer bs 270 lipslide in zone 1 to scoop up $50 and a pair of Electric sunglasses for the "Gooyest Move of the Event." Wyatt Barclay serves up a sw lipslide 180 fs boardslide to fakie on the up rail to down ledge in zone 2. Jake Whiteburn landed this fs 270 lipslide past the closeout so quietly that the crowd on hand barely believed that it even happened. He also landed a lipslide fs boardslide pretzel out on the zone 1 transfer rails that earned him the $100 Rev’d Rider award too. Needless to say, Jake had a solid day. Andy James was going so hard that he broke his tail within the first 3 min of the finals. He continued to rip on that same board with tricks like this double fs boardslide to fs boardslide fakie in zone 1. This tenacity earned him a brand new Volcom snowboard and 3rd place in the Open/AM Division. It never gets old to see a perfectly executed bs lipslide like this in zone 3. Eric Corbin is a calm, cool, and collected rail killer earning 2nd place in the Open/AM Division. Kael Hill is an OG. He competed in the PBRJ at the age of 15 placeing 2nd in the 2005 Global PBRJ Championships. Ten years later he qualifies again with tricks like this 50-50 bs 360 50-50 180 out in zone 2 and takes home 1st place in the Open/AM Division. We look forward to seeing what he can bring to this years Global Championships at Mammoth Mountain on April 18th. We would like to thank Lauren Tuck, Brenna Spademan, and the entire Lake Louise events staff for their logistic diligence before, during, and after the PBRJ event.  Thank you to Bryan Kroker, Andrew Taylor, and the terrain park crew for creating and maintaining a tiptop PBRJ site.  Thanks to Jon Chew, Matt Bryson, and Zack Chamberlin for analyzing the tricks and putting down the scores.  Thanks to Ashley Gergel and Erin Burney for their help with everything from A to Z.  Finally, check out our 2015 PBRJ tour sponsors for awesome brands supporting the entire PBRJ tour. Tour Sponsors: -Rev’d Nutrition Bars -Electric -New Era -Kicker -Fender Results: 15 & Under Division: 1st: Josh Lebrun 2nd: Nathaniel Bailey 3rd: Jacob Walper 4th: Liam Gill 5th: Liam Krause 16 - 21 Division: 1st: Nathan Roy 2nd: Landis King 3rd: Jack Cherniawsky 4th: Kaeln Christensson 5th: Brendan Luff Girls Division: 1st: Kira Kengkeek 2nd: Mutsumi Ido 3rd: Elysha Piller 4th: Carrie Higgins 5th: Jenaya Jenkins Open/AM Division: 1st: Kael Hill - $250 2nd: Eric Corbin - $150 3rd: Andy James - $100 4th: Jake Whitburn 5th: Wyatt Barclay Volcom Snowboard – Andy James Rev’d Rider $100 – Jake Whitburn Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Electric Shades – Robbie Roethler Fender Guitar – Justin Brisson   Everyone gets into the spirit to cap off another great PBRJ stop at Lake Louise. Check Out The Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2015 Tour. Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook Page Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Instagram
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JLA Is Snowboarding: A Tribute To The Legacy Of Jeff Anderson
This weekend at Mammoth Mountain, we will celebrate the life of Jeff Anderson. In its third year, the JLA Banked Slalom will attract friends from far and wide to remember one of snowboarding’s fallen comrades. It was in 2003 that Anderson left this dimension to explore the afterlife and though he may be gone, he is anything but forgotten. Read Snowboard Magazine's tribute to the legacy of Jeff Anderson HERE.
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Pat Moore’s Blueprint 2, Ep.5: "We Shall Overcome"
For this episode, Pat was busy with prior obligations in Jackson. In his absence, he turned the controls over to Jake Welch who joined up with John Jackson for a trip to Europe. This year is Jackson’s first season back after two winters sidelined by injuries. Definitely a redemption year for the former award-winning, standard-setting freestyle powerhouse. John shares thoughts on his mental & physical recovery as he and Jake hunt for powder in Switzerland with Kurt Heine, one of snowboarding’s most experienced filmmakers. John J. is hyped to be back on snow and feeling strong so the crew turns lemons into lemonade and laugh their way through tough snow conditions as John bags his first airtime in years. Watch previous episodes of Pat Moore's Blueprint 2 here.   ABOUT BLUEPRINT Pat Moore is well known for being a snowboarding beast when it comes to back-country and urban terrain. We get an inside look at Pat's life as he travels in search of new terrain for his latest film and is joined by some of his biggest snowboarding influences and closest friends along the way.
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Peanut Butter And Rail Jam - Brighton Resort, 2015
Stop #10 of Volcom’s Peanut Butter And Rail Jam took spring break by storm at Brighton Resort, UT on Saturday March 21, 2015 Compeitors and spectators packed the Milly Base all day long as the contest action reached a fever pitch. There’s no doubt why there is killer ripping in Utah after taking laps through Brighton’s incredibly creative and impeccable park.  This creativity spilled into the custom PBRJ set up that included a quick down to long flat to long down rail in zone 1, a short flat rail to long down rail or redirect short flat rail to the long rail in zone 2, and a flat ledge to transfer down ledge with multiple takeoffs in zone 3.  Over 160 riders showed up from Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Colorado, Utah, Russia, and Estonia to compete in the last 2015 US PBRJ Championship qualifying event.  This melting pot of riders was now ready to see who would come out on top and battle it out for the top spots. South Dakota’s Carson Freeman locks into a perfect fs lipslide on the down rail in zone 2 before landing in a pile of spring break slush. Tommy Olivas holding it down for the Utah locals with a boardslide transfer boardslide on the ledges in zone 3. New Jersey’s Miles Fallon stole the show in the 15 & Under Division. The crowd was roaring the entire time as he landed tricks like this gap boardslide full circle carve around the Volcom tents at the bottom of zone 1. His style and trick selection was a no doubt call for 1st place. 16-year-old Edward Enyart has now graduated into the next division after years of ripping in the 15 & Under category. He brought some rad tricks along with him like this 50-50 redirect bs lipslide in zone 2. Dale Mortensen was the first person to effortlessly slide backwards from start to finish on this long flat down rail in zone 1. For this he earned a nod of the cap and a brand new Volcom Snowboard from our judges. Chandler Hunt didn’t hold back as he put down trick after trick in all 3 zones. Here he handles a half cab 50-50 transfer bs 270 lipslide in zone 3. Tricks like this solidified his top spot position in the 16-21 Division.   Estonia’s Ivika Jurgenson was throwing down throughout the Girls Division. She was dropping hammers like this 1-footed bs boardslide in zone 1 and a perfect gap boardslide in zone 2. Sierra Jewett on the way down after she went fs boardslide 180 transfer boardslide on the ledges in zone 3. This last second buzzer beating maneuver helped her earn 3rd place and a brand new Fender guitar! Laura Rogosky’s name is synonymous with girls shredding at the next level. The proof was in the pudding with this perfectly executed fs boardslide in zone 2. Take a close look at the photo as her board is squared up and her shoulders are in the right direction. Everyone agreed that her over all shred was deserving of 1st place in the Girls Division. Everyone swarmed the free food table to build some custom sandwiches that will make your mom queasy. Brendan Sullivan hooks into a high-speed bs lipslide in zone 1 that had the crowd erupt in approval. He was the first to put this down and the only one to make it look completely effortless earning the $100 Rev’d Rider Award. The girls strategize as lunch winds down (Top Right), Trevor Brady tests out the rail on his swallow tail 180cm (Left), and the crowd (Bottom Right) is stoked on Trevor's ride. Wyoming’s Brady Durgin dropped into Utah to take over zone 2 with this impeccable fs bluntslide from beginning to end. Brighton terrain park mastermind Treyson Allen shows us what is possible in zone 3 with a wall jam transfer bs lipslide. He also added a 270 out of this same trick in finals to claim Electric California’s “Gooyest Move of the Event” and Open/AM 4th place to boot. Maine’s Matt Coughlin extends his snowboard season and brings the east coast fire to Utah. Here he executes a gapped out method to lipslide in zone 2. Wisconsin’s Sam Klein must have greased the rails with cheese because he rarely missed a trick all day. Here he boardslides to redirect fs boardslide in zone 2 to help clinch 2nd place in the Open/AM Division. Alex Lockwood holds it down for Utah against a huge crowd of outsiders with tricks like this 50-50 gap bs 360 to flat in prelims. He came back in finals to change the game with a 50-50 bs 360 50-50 and additional hammers to claim the 1st place bounty in the Open/AM Division. We would like to thank Jared Winkler and the entire Brighton Resort marketing team for their help in facilitating another top notch PBRJ event.  Thanks to Mouse and the Brighton park crew for designing and maintaining a rad contest venue.  Thanks to Tony Conrad, Matt Ryan, and Dylan Trewin for dissecting the action and writing down the scores.  Thank you to Trevor Brady for his masterful color commentary and Milo Sport for their support leading up to the event. Thanks to our Rockies reps of Randy Walker, Rebecca Birnbach, and Anders Pigorsch. Special thanks to McKenna Gunderson for assisting with registration and tabulation throughout the day.  Lastly, check out our sponsors that are listed below for brands supporting the PBRJ and core snowboarding. Tour Sponsors: -Rev’d Nutrition Bars -Electric -New Era -Kicker -Fender Results: 15 & Under Division: 1st: Miles Fallon 2nd: Joey Fava 3rd: Tommy Olivas 4th: Austin Skow 5th: Carson Freeman 16 - 21 Division: 1st: Chandler Hunt 2nd: Cody Hyman 3rd: Trevor Eichelberger 4th: James Wilson 5th: Edward Enyart Girls Division: 1st: Laura Rogoski 2nd: Sam Kolesky 3rd: Sierra Jewett 4th: Ivika Jurgenson 5th: LeJawn Allen Open/AM Division: 1st: Alex Lockwood - $250 2nd: Sam Klein - $150 3rd: Matt Coughlin - $100 4th: Treyson Allen 5th: Brady Durgin Volcom Snowboard – Dale Mortensen Rev’d Rider $100 – Brendan Sullivan Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Electric Shades – Treyson Allen Fender Guitar – Sierra Jewett The product toss assured that everyone went home with a smile on their face and something in their hands. Check Out The Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2015 Tour. 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Peanut Butter And Rail Jam - Stevens Pass, WA 2015
Stop #9 of Volcom’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam stormed into the Northwest at Stevens Pass, WA on Saturday March 14, 2015. PBRJ competitors gather for the riders meeting as they get ready to attack the contest venue in the rain. The Northwest region of North America has seen numerous Pineapple Express systems role through this season. This has led to warmer that usual temperatures and an abundance of rain instead of the usual white gold. Regardless, the Stevens Pass park staff fired up their snow cats to harvest as much snow as they could in order to put together a solid PBRJ site. The site consisted of a flat bar/corrugated tube to transferable down rail in zone 1, a “shark fin” up ledge over a closeout rail in zone 2, a corrugated pole jam to down box and flat ledge with elbow rail in zone 3. It was very impressive that the park crew was able to work their magic with the very challenging snow pack. The site was set but the challenges did not stop there. Saturday was also calling for heavy rain and windy conditions that had some question if the contest was going to be cancelled. After little or no debate the PBRJ crew and competitors put on their rain gear, ventured to the contest venue, and pulled off a solid event in “True To This” fashion. Milo Malkoski was ripping through the zones with tricks like this 50-50 transfer lipslide in zone 1 Matteo Soltane gaps to lipslide on the elbow rail to transfer boardsldie on the unseen box behind the closeout rail in zone 3. Keala Cole blasts a huge fs 360 indy grab off of the corrugated tube in zone 3. He also 50-50'd the up ledge to front flip out in zone 2 and went gap boardslide in zone 1 that solidified a winning performance in the 15 & Under Division. This high speed gap lipslide perfectly touched down on both rail and ledge for that added amount of steeze in zone 3. The unpredictable conditions didn't stop the camaraderie as fellow riders showed their support through thick and thin. Zach Playfair handles zone 3 with a lipslide through the elbow and 270's out to boot. He was charging hard and ended up dislocating his shoulder. Instead of calling it quits, he put it back into place and kept getting after it. Judges all agreed that his go for it mentality was deserving of 3rd place in the 16-21 Division and earned him a brand new Volcom snowboard too. Austin Busa had all the extras along the way to push him into 1st place for the 16-21 Division. Here he half cab tail taps to fs bluntslide on the down bar in zone 1. It was an unexpected extra tap that had the judges stoked out. Jackie Flanagan getting hyped for the Girls Division to start as the ponds began to form at the end of the rails. Look out below as Jackie Flanagan sets up for a perfect cannon ball after landing this lipslide in zone 1. Livia Molodyh gets down to business with a stylish method out of the zone 2 up ledge. She also landed a gap 50-50 on the elbow rail transfer fs board to the box in zone 3 and a put down a lipslide on the down rail in zone 1 to receive 1st place in the Girls Division. Utah's Kyle Roles and his crew road tripped up to Stevens Pass to throw down in the Northwest. Here he slides through the elbow rail with a solid fs boardslide in zone 3. Canadian wild man Kody Yarosloski gapping over to boardslide pretzel out in zone 1. His no holds barred riding and style was a sure bet for the $100 Rev'd Rider award and 5th place in the Open/AM Division. Justus Hines and the Wyld Instinct crew were in full effect with hammers like this gap nose tap at the very end of the elbow rail in zone 3. California based, Russia born, Andrey Trofimov was up to visit family in the Washington area and hit up another PBRJ for the 2015 season. Here he puts down a hw fs 270 sw bs lipslide to regular in zone 1 on his way to 3rd place in the Open/AM Division. Demetri Bales came out to represent for the Tactics crew with tricks like this side hit cab 270 fs boardslide to fakie in zone 1 at the buzzer. Utah's Dillon Boeshans showed everyone how a pool party is supposed to function. Here he fs 180's into the up ledge to sw bs 360 out in zone 2. He also landed a fs lipslide 270 out on the elbow rail in zone 3 and a fs 180 sw 50-50 transfer sw fs bluntslide 270 out on the down rail in zone 1 to take the top spot in the Open/AM Division. Everyone made their way back inside to dry off and refuel with some free PB&J lunch before awards were handed out. We would like to thank Kelly Clarke and the Stevens Pass events crew for supporting the PBRJ before, during, and after the event.  Thank you to Brian Boyle and the entire park crew for working their magic and building a proper event venue.  Thanks to our judges of Dan Poole, Ahman Stamps, and Cheyne Shoultz for etching in the scores.  Thanks to the one and only Clint Graham for holding the ship together and battening down the hatches where needed.  Lastly, thanks to our tour sponsors, listed below, for their continued support of the 2015 PBRJ tour. Tour Sponsors: -Rev’d Nutrition Bars -Electric -New Era -Kicker -Fender Results: 15 & Under Division: 1st: Keala Cole 2nd: Matteo Soltane 3rd: Milo Malkoski 4th: Beck Otteson 5th: Noah Siems 16 - 21 Division: 1st: Austin Busa 2nd: Daniel Iverson 3rd: Zack Playfair 4th: Matt Fitzgibbon 5th: Thomas Dale Girls Division: 1st: Livia Molodyh 2nd: Jackie Flanagan 3rd: Cali Carlson 4th: Sabrina Patton 5th: Nina Zyryanova Open/AM Division: 1st: Dillon Boeshans - $250 2nd: Demetri Bales - $150 3rd: Andrey Trofimov - $100 4th: Justus Hines 5th: Kody Yarosloski Volcom Snowboard – Zack Playfair Rev’d Rider $100 – Kody Yarosloski Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Electric Shades – Jared Elston Fender Guitar – Keala Cole Check Out The Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2015 Tour. Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook Page Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Instagram