Andrew Burns is a backcountry soldier. Hiking back to his sled after a stomped trick, he’ll be back up there ready to drop again within thirty seconds.
This is a shot of Stepchild Snowboards rider E-man Anderson mid Frontside 720. This kid’s got mad style. Check out his part in D.O.P.E, he rips!
This is how Burns remembers the day:
Day one in the backcountry this season with the DOPE crew was pretty hype, aside from forgetting my goddam snowboard in my driveway.So about 45 minutes later, E Man Anderson, DOPE filmer Rob Lemay, and myself, Andrew Burns went out to a pretty mellow spot to get some early season grease. There was still a crunchy layer underneath the new fluffy stuff so going big was a little sketchy on the ragdoll factor, but we managed to kill it anyhow. First off, any day without major sled malfunctions is good. Then we jammed up on a couple soul turns, and some freestyle maneuvers on some natural terrain. So much fun, you have no idea. Little lunch break…pop. Then back to the shred. We sessioned a good natural line for a while: cliffish thing to windlip launch. Super sick, super fun. Eventually we had that zone pretty punished, but then some reds rolled up and roped out our in-run like huge a holes. Well, good day anyhow. Ha! Beats the shit outta riding the montain any day!!! Tomorrow will be sick…can’t wait.
Capita rider Andrew Burns shreds this double line like a champ. He blasts a frontside 360 off the cliff and sets up a nice follow up on this natural jump with ease.
At around lunch time E-man takes a minute to grab some melon. He totally tapped the sun brah.
Rob Lemay is on point here. Getting the shot, and withstanding the elements like a canadian polar bear.
E-man takes a little stroll in a sureal Whistler Backcountry moment. E-man spends his off time male modelling for sure!
Andrew Burns carves a mean Pow slash. You know he has a full on B@*er right now.