VIDEO: Apollo Hood
New Edit from The Bunch
Last week, Swedish crew The Bunch put out a video of Pär “Peyben” Hägglund and Douglas Källsbo skiing hard and taking names at Timberline, Oregon.
The edit was filmed at Mount Hood earlier in the year—when the park was in the process of being built up for Windells and the summer season—so there wasn’t much in the way of big air or weird features. This was perfect for skiers like Peyben and Douglas, whose backgrounds in urban skiing shine through. They and their imaginations had their way with anything and everything in the park that skis could slide over.
At the beginning of the edit, there’s a boot fiasco involving a lighter, a singed blanket, and putty. Unexplained by the end, the mystery weighed heavy on my mind. It was time for a Skype.
“It was your boot, you tell her!” says Peyben via computer screen. It’s clear they’ve had a good time busting Douglas’ balls on this one. Turns out, they woke up one morning and realized a chunk was inexplicably missing from Douglas’ boot. “We were just like… oh shit,” Douglas remembered the chaos.
They grabbed the first hard plastic object they found in their Mount Hood Village lodge—the thin red cap of a milk jug. Someone took a lighter to it, melted it down, and applied it to the boot. It was too hot and started melting the boot itself. But it worked.
So they went on to ski.