The time capsule! Photo: Kari Rowe

The time capsule! Photo: Kari Rowe

Brothers and sisters: exciting news coming down the pipelines from Portland, Oregon. Nike and Nemo Design are working together to create the first-ever snowboarding time capsule. Inspired by Voyager 1 and 2—spacecrafts launched in 1977 to carry the sounds and images of life on earth to alien planetary systems—the Aries 2010 Time Capsule Program is a receptacle of all things snowboarding, from memorabilia and trick schematics to film, photography, and personality. And while Aries might not be heading into space, the device is designed to withstand the eons. Someday in the future (think how much snowboarding will have changed just in the next decade!), forthcoming populations will dust this off, open it up, and illuminate their minds with the antics of Danny Kass and the mysterious wonders of a maneuver called the McTwist. Kinda cool, no?

An amazing relic—the very first snowboarding highback built by Jeff Grell. This photo will be archived and placed in the capsule to help illustrate the evolution of shred. Photo: Kari Rowe

An amazing relic—the very first snowboarding highback built by Jeff Grell. This photo will be archived and placed in the capsule to help illustrate the evolution of shred. Photo: Kari Rowe

Aries 2010 is set to debut at the Vancouver Olympics in February. The actual apparatus will be on display in all its NASA-inspired glory at the Boardroom Snowboard Shop on West Fourth Avenue, along with a Nemo-curated museum of snowboarding relics (think: the original Boozy The Clown suit from the Whiskey videos and Shaun Palmer’s infamous 90s-era stars-and-stripes suits). The show kicks off with an opening party on February 13, the day after the Olympic opening ceremonies, and lasts until February 19. Also, we heard that snowboard-legend Terry Kidwell might auction off some of his personal shred collection at the opening (no big deal—he’s only in possession of the world’s first pro model and the first ever freestyle snowboard).

Kidwell, signing his extravagant board collection in preparation to auction them off during the Olympics.

Kidwell, signing his extravagant board collection in preparation to auction them off during the Olympics.

Anyway, if you fancy yourself any sort of snowboard history buff or maybe just want to see the clown suit that launched a thousand hours of partying till ya puke, you know where to be this February.

For more information, hit up Nike and Nemo, and definitely stay tuned!