Showing posts with label Kevin Brower. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kevin Brower. Show all posts

Monday, March 11, 2013

Backcountry Building

February has been a month full of backcountry and jumps.  Mitchell Brower and myself have been working to put out the next webisode of #browers.  The last video we made was pretty much all urban (see here).  For the next edit we have been skiing in the backcountry most days working to get both stills and video.  This has proven to be a much more involved and difficult process, when we are each  trying to be the athlete and filmer.  The days do not seem long enough to get done what we want and the jumps always seem to take longer than they should to build.  That being said there is nothing better than a day in the backcountry with good friends.  This is the genre of skiing that I most enjoy. Here are a few screen shots of the things we have been up to:

Cork 7 on a fun and very lippy jump.

We are trying to get up and over this tree, we will see how it goes!

Loving the new RAS packs!

Mitchell getting some deep snow at Alta.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

#browers ski urban

Because there was so much snow in the Salt Lake Valley it was hard to pass up the urban opportunities.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mammut Athlete Kevin Brower Gets The Cover!

     I think this might have been one of the first photo shoots with my new Mammut outerwear.
When Steve said he had an idea for a night shot, I was a little reluctant because like most night shoots they tend to take 3 times longer then you think they should.  That night at Brighton was no different.  The conditions were less than ideal, the feature was pretty challenging and it was dark.  
     After planning out what we wanted to accomplish we built the jump and chopped up the sun crusted landing. It was flat. (A fact that most photographers pay no attention to.) ha.  It took me a few tries to figure out how to hand drag the tree and not get my hand stuck in the stump, it took Steve a few tries to get his shot figured out and for the flashes to all work at the same time.  After a few hours and many more jumps I was tired and beat.  We had gotten a few great shots and we were both pretty stoked on what we had accomplished.  But after review you can alway find something that isn't quite right, so Steve asked for one final shot from a different angle, just to see how it looked.  I did it and we were both right on the money.  
    This shot was actually taken a year or two ago and we have always been amazed that it has not been used. Little did we know it was being saved for a cover.  Most people don't believe it but this is actually how it looks in the camera, no effects were added.  I couldn't be more stoked on how things worked out. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Summer Freediving


Here is a recent video of me Freediving in Sand Hollow and Lake Powell.  Both lakes are located in Southern Utah and typically are not this clear.  By the end of the season they start to settle out and become quite clear, which makes for fun diving.  This has been a great way for me to stay in shape mentally during the off season. Trying to relax as much as possible to conserve oxygen and conquer new fears.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Off Season Diving

As a professional skier based out of Utah I am lucky enough to ski  almost 8 months out of the year.  By the time spring is passed and the  snow is gone I can't wait to get out on the bike and spend time in the  summertime mountains.  I usually try to take a few trips to Lake
Powell with family and friends as well.  Thanks to a good friend and avid technical cave diver I recently took up the sport of Freediving and spear fishing.  Freediving is just that, diving in water on one breath of air.  After the first class I was instantly hooked as we
learned to hold our breath for 3 min. and dive to a depth of 66 feet.  The toughest part about freediving is learning to relax to slow your heart rate and control your fear as you descend into the depths.  I am still very much a novice but enjoy the new challenge of trying to
relax in a stressful situation.

-Kevin Brower

Here fishy fishies...

Going deep. 
My wife was nice enough to fry up the catch for some fish tacos.
As fresh as they get.