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Meet The ManBoys

Mark Sollors and Rusty Ockenden are two Canadian snowboarders who are tall, as well as hairy.  They are also friends and have been since they were young, when they first moved to Whistler to snowboard as much as possible and eat fish tacos.  At around that time, they got tangled up with an intimidatingly handsome snowboard crew known as Crapneto, that inducted them in as junior manboys, and there was a lot of laughing and Mexican seafood for everyone. 

Fast forward to today:  Mark and Rusty have been ravaged by the snowboard industry, beaten within an inch of their lives, the sun has not been kind to them.  They have become hideous.  Especially Mark. 

But they have also become wise beyond their years, and in this wisdom they have realized that:

1.     They are now men, with taxes to pay, and beards, and a strong resistance to small dogs.

2.     SpongeBob SquarePants was awesome. 

And so, with this in mind, they held an important meeting in a hot tub together last fall, drunkenly bouncing some emotions around.  They decided that, after years of filming for different projects, it was now time to snowboard together again, with their friends.  And a filmer.  And a team of make-up artists. 

 

Thusly, they reached out to their snowboarding amigos:

Matt Belzile, the snowboard whisperer.  Good at everything except throwing with his left arm.  He dislikes tomatoes and movies that end with cities getting destroyed.   INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/mattbelzile

Matt Belzile, the snowboard whisperer.  Good at everything except throwing with his left arm.  He dislikes tomatoes and movies that end with cities getting destroyed.  
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/mattbelzile

Chris Rasman, the Canadian Travis Rice, as claimed once in a Transworld article*.  He has faith in humanity, and in tiger sharks, even though one bit his friend’s arm off.  INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/chrisrasman

Chris Rasman, the Canadian Travis Rice, as claimed once in a Transworld article*.  He has faith in humanity, and in tiger sharks, even though one bit his friend’s arm off. 
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/chrisrasman

Robjn Taylor, the curiously ungainly sandwich zealot.  Good at Connect Four but nothing else, least of all, self-promotion.  INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/ohheyrobjn

Robjn Taylor, the curiously ungainly sandwich zealot.  Good at Connect Four but nothing else, least of all, self-promotion. 

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/ohheyrobjn

Jody Wachniak.  Volatile, self-conscious, loves pumping up the vibes.  Looks good on a snowboard even when he fucks up.  He talks about his father’s eating habits a lot.  INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/jodywachniak

Jody Wachniak.  Volatile, self-conscious, loves pumping up the vibes.  Looks good on a snowboard even when he fucks up.  He talks about his father’s eating habits a lot. 
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/jodywachniak

So then, everyone got in touch with their respective agents who, in turn, drew up some surprisingly lucrative contracts.  Contracts that guaranteed houses with two-car garages for everyone.  Contracts that were immediately lit on fire, because no one had two cars anyway, except for Matt.  And it was then, as they stood in a semi-circle around the inferno of these burning contracts, that the already crew of friends officially became The Manboys

They called a lot of subsequent meetings and discussed at great length what this meant, to be Manboys, and although they came to no real conclusions, they did get to eat a lot of crepes that Rusty had made with his bare hands. 

When winter started, they set out to snowboard their asses off, like always, throughout the British Columbian backcountry, and various parts of America, all while upholding the one truth that they felt they were the most qualified to communicate:  that snowboarding is a hell of a good time.  Sometimes, in order to do so, they would fall into holes and hit their faces on sticks. 

Lately, these Manboys have been assembling their footage into a semi-coherent web series, designed to entertain and confuse you.  With this, they hope to Kansas City-shuffle their way deep into your cockles, and remind you, not that you needed it, that this shit is ridiculous, and the ridiculous is sublime. 

EPISODE 1 - FISH TACOS

To keep in contact, visit their website frequently. www.themanboys.com

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