TransWorld’s Origins Movie Spring Shoot At Mammoth
Photos: Ben Birk
There are few resorts that have the history of spring shoots like Mammoth does. Over the past 20 years nearly every major snowboard movie produced in the US has had some sort of session during April or May at the Mammoth Unbound park. This year, with the Minarets in the background and the smell and two stoke snowmobiles in the air, Teddy Koo and Kohei Kudo‘s faced the right of passage in front of Theo Muse, director of TransWorld SNOWboarding‘s new movie Origins.
Night one was spent sessioning the main jump with Teddy who was joined by Tahoe locals Nick Poohachoff and Brady Lem. Teddy kept it style based with beautiful a frontside 540 stalefish, grabbing perfectly between the bindings. Pooch stomped a few larger spins before strapping in his seatbelt grab spins, leaving Brady Lem to keep it OG with a series of no grab airs before the sun disappeared and we called it quits.
Night two started as we watched the park crew drive their cutters up and down the pipe, but bad weather moved in blocking the sunset. Regardless, we wanted to ride, and it was Kohei’s time to shine under the moonlight as the shoot kicked off with a doubles session. Kohei was busting double-overhead frontside tuck-knee 360s while underneath him Teddy laid down backside slashes on the pipe lip, tossing a grenade-like explosion of snow and salt into the air. After the doubles were over Kohei lapped the pipe finding the good hits under the light of the rising moon…