Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

inverted screengrab

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Protective League Looking for Volunteers

Do you have the guts to wear this badge?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

First Day at Raging Buffalo!

Today was my first day riding at the glorious Raging Buffalo. I woke up to find this on my front porch, a good sign I thought:

After a mellow drive I showed up in the parking lot:

I picked up my season pass, and complimentary hat that smells like patchouli. I've been wearing it since I left.

No pics from the hill though. I don't like to be bogged down by cameras in my pockets. Although you can imagine a sled hill with sketchy boxes and rails on it, and you get the general idea. Add in a bunch of people eating it on the rope tow, and a bunch of kids that are better at rails than I am and that's about it. After my forearms and fingers gave out (holding onto a rope tow for 50 runs is really difficult) I headed home, but not before a quick stop for some much needed sustenance.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Sean Lucey, professional filmer extraordinaire, has completed the project that many thought too big for one man to take on. Fortunately Sean is a very big man, both figuratively and literally. We are all incredibly stoked on the final product, and think that it very accurately defines our season. The video succinctly describes what Animal Farm is all about. Thank you to Sean, Mark and Ben our filmers, Rich and Josh our mentors and inspiration, and all the homies that provided moves and conversation on the chair lift. A great season, a great movie, great friends. Stay tuned for James' interpretation of our summer experience.

The Animal Farm Movie "Showemus" from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

Monday, November 22, 2010

meadows opening day

I got a gopro and tested both it and my legs to the perils of early season riding, buried treasure, visible treasure and a good time at Mt hood meadows.

meadows opening 2010 from James Mustico on Vimeo.

Soul Boardin'

With the help of mother nature and a soul that loves boardin' I headed up to Brighton this morning.

I was in the lift line at 8:45am. The photos explain the morning quite well. But I will say this, I had a smile on my face each run and it sure made my day. And tomorrow another wave of snow is predicted!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Preston Strout Firsthand

Preston Strout recently had a first-hand with fuel tv, and you can watch the full episode on Hulu!

And what's this I see in the first segment?

Stay tuned for a breakdown of all the Animals in the Farm!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

And what will the Turkey Bowl bring this year...?

"Storm total snowfall expected to be measured in feet by Wednesday morning."

According to the National Weather Service and the Winter Storm Warning for Saturday through Tuesday, we could be sitting pretty for some thanksgiving pow. And to think last year we were still riding a white ribbon. If you don't remember, well, you may want to think back to those good times had at last years Turkey Bowl...

The Turkey Bowl from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

The Turkey Bowl may be sung to a different tune this year...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mica Minute #17

Animal Farm filmer, rider, and editor extraordinaire makes a guest appearance in Mica Minute #17 at the Bone Zone. Dang Lucey, cab 270 to regs?!

MICA minute #17 from MICA Watches on Vimeo.

Monday, November 1, 2010

More preseason at rob's spot

Rambler made an edit of some boardin up at his spot. Check it out.

Ramblin's rail pt.1 from rob millon on Vimeo.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Signatures film.

Speaking of powder, the only way I'm getting any this winter is on the internet, and this movie from Japan looks like an amazing chance to live vicariously through some soul boarders over there.

Signatures a SWEETGRASS PRODUCTIONS film from Nicholas Waggoner on Vimeo.

Good Start

The 2010/11 season is getting off to an amazing start. With a good deal of snow this week and a lot of hard work by the dudes at the bone zone and ramblin's spot there is plently of wood and metal to keep you entertained until the lifts spin. On Wednesday a good crew of boarders headed up for the annual pre season hike of Alta. With snow on the ground in the city we felt our chances of finding some powder were pretty good. We were pretty right. Check out what we found in Utah in October.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pre season begins

Our house went up into the mountains today to get a little taste of winter. It was snowing pretty hard and it really felt like the season is starting up there. We went to Rambler's super secret ultra exclusive you better be friends with him if you want to hit his spot and tried to snowboard. It was a good time for all.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


We got an early start to the season on Sunday, 10/10/10. Me, Kyle, Rambler, Pat, Mike, Sam, Rondo and Steve all headed up into the Uintas, highly skeptical that there was actually going to be snow. There was, it was fun, and here is the evidence.

Terrible Tuesday:Kyle Fischer & friends get first tracks from YoBeat Magazine on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

It's October - Werewolf Shotgun

Fingers are cool and all, but what about this BA.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Tristan Sadler just put out this movie TREATS which has a lot of shots from Utah in it. Lucey himself even has a shot in there somewhere, take a peak.

"TREATS" Full Movie from WhatCoast on Vimeo.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Western New York Summer

Even though most us spent the summer on Hood, and the rest of us spent it in Salt Lake, it was interesting to see what was going on back in WNY. A little over a year ago, a Dry Slope mini mountain was created supplying local riders with year long bristle turns and a little bit of summer slush. I ran into this video on Youtube and it looked fun.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

blogged down

In efforts to cure myself from the boredom of working at a shop in the slow season, I've become a blogger at the U.S. Outdoor store, This will make me globally famous for my average guy adventures and generally wholesome opinions(this website is for making money, so I gotta tune it a bit commercially) I'll keep the edgy stuff for this blog. here's my first post, if you like Burning Bridges(which you do) check it out.


Thursday, September 9, 2010


Brandon Hammid is not only a great dude and boarder, but he works hard to promote the animal farm brand far beyond just snowboarding. Here is Brando putting the Animal in Animal Farm.

Terrible Tuesday: Party Like an Animal with Brandon Hammid from Pat Fenelon on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Top 40 is HOT HOT HOT

The way that top 40 music has been working it's way into snowboard culture and even edits now, it makes one think how far it might come. Could this be a preview of Bruce's or Sean Black's 2011 parts?

Monday, August 30, 2010

At Equilibrium Trailer

This movie looks pretty interesting, pretty much nothing to do with Animal Farm, but I haven't seen it posted too many places.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer on Hood is all done

Mount Hood is still open, but the Animal Farm crew has left, to pursue normal interests of summer. It was a good time though. Check out the end, via HCSC S6 Recap:

Session 6 Recap from High Cascade Snowboard Camp on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

ManTrip 2010

me and the boys went up to Orcas Island and sent off our buddy Jason Hume into the unknown realms of marriage. If you like all things skateboard and average, join us on a video adventure.

Mantrip 2010 from James Mustico on Vimeo.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blowing it with Brandon, Killing it with James.

If you were lucky enough to see The Sunday Oregonian from July 11th, you can see that Animal Farm is now being featured in major publications. Team rider Brandon Hammid is featured on the front page making us proud.

Additionally, James Mustico logged some serious BGPs in the video version of the article. Wait for 33 seconds to see James' upside down trickery at the bottom of the super pipe.

Mount Hood Snowboard Camps

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Brick & Mortar Skate shop

Terrible Tuesday: Start up a skateshop with Hondo from Pat Fenelon on Vimeo.

Our good buddy Hondo is opening a shop in Salt Lake City called Brick & Mortar. It's the only true skate shop in SLC and with Hondo running it you know it will be good. It opens on July 31st and is located on 200 S. and 561 W. Be sure to make it there and support Hondo and apparently you can say swears so look forward to that.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

HCSC Session 2

Session 2 Recap from High Cascade Snowboard Camp on Vimeo.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

HCSC Session 1

Session 1 Recap from High Cascade Snowboard Camp on Vimeo.

Animal Farmers up at Hood.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You know how we do!

I'm doing a little road trip type thing starting next week, ending up at Mt. Hood to get my summer boarding fix. I'm hoping to do a little bit of this on the way...

P.S. You only need to watch the first minute or so to get the full effect, you know how we do.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Animal Farm on Yobeat

Our friends over at Yobeat decided Animal Farm had some potential and wanted the rest of the snowboard world to know. Mark did a little interview talking about the company and our upcoming release "Showemus". Click here to find your way over there. Thanks Yobeat!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Be careful in them there woods boys.

"He had beautiful hair."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shake that bear

Aaron Blatt and I went down in the woods the other day and got some amazing shots...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"The Ropes" Teaser

I ran across this teaser from upstate New York. It's filmed at Bristol Mt. around the upstate area, and on campus at RIT, which is where Rich and I met.

The Ropes teaser from Von Kittelberger on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

lines on mars

extra terrestrial shredin' comin your way, 2011

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Get Better TM!!

Our fearless leader, founder, and team manager of Animal Farm Rich Wheeler just hit a little bump in the road. On behalf of all of us at the Farm I just wanted to wish him the best of luck in his next few days in the hospital. We are all thinking of you Rich, and we can't wait to have you back in full force. I encourage everyone to drop him a line either through facebook or any other means of modern communication and let him know that he's in your thoughts. Get better Rich, we all love you.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Animal Farm went camping.

Took a little trip down to Southern Utah to see Bryce and Zion. Did some driving, did some hiking, did some whiskey drinking, did some camping then ended with some hot springing.
If this isn't reason enough to go to Zion then, well, I guess you just suck and should go back to watching T.V.
Best camp site just past mile marker 24. Get some, for free!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pre Superpark Day

Had a fun little pre superpark day in Mammoth with Brandon, Sean, Blaze and Sage...I'll probably have a second edit from this cause this one was for Celtek.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Showemus teaser #4

Animal Farm "Showemus" teaser 4 from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

The latest and greatest

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ryan Paul at WCI rail jam

Okay so we all know 86 is a boss from earlier posts. I mean this kid is straight runnin' shit like the 94 Chicago Bulls...

Even runnin' the MJ tongue out style for bonus points. 86 won the volcom pb rail jam earlier in the week so he's cashin in 13 g's when all is said and done. Congrats RP. Peep the video. I blew it and missed his gap back 270 onto the dfd, oh well.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Bird, dude.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

On again, off again, ON AGAIN!!

Snowbird got 18 inches of new snow today, they are supposed to get 7-12 tonight and 4-8 tomorrow.

If I were you I'd be checking craigslist and ksl for cheap ass tickets, that's what I did.

On another note, this will be my last pow day for a very long time, a very very long time as I will be living in Chicago for the next 3 years. Hello Raging Buffalo!

Raging Buffalo Opening Weekend from John Cywinski on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

East Coast

Loonatics Episode 5 from Skylar Brent on Vimeo.

I know this has nothing to do with Animal Farm but damn I miss the East Coast in the spring!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Milly tube

Milly Tube feat. Stevens, Bogart, Black, Borland, and Brisse from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

I made an edit of the milly tube after brighton closed. Bundy's got moves

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Animal Farmeque

Animal Farmeque from Sean Lucey on Vimeo.

We built a concrete quarterpipe in the back yard and had a barbeque. Then we had a campfire.

Dirty Kids Spring Break

Spring Break at Bear from Terence on Vimeo.

Check out this edit The Dirty Kids made of their spring break at Bear. Matty has a whole mess of tricks and all the homies are involved. I'm backin' it. You should too.

Monday, April 19, 2010

04/19/10 Quotes of the day.

Quote #1:

Kinkos employee: "Dude, only two days till 4-20!!!"

Quote/Conversation #2:

Old man in front of me in line at the post office: "Do you know the four commandments?"
Me: "No I do not."
Old man: "Stay single, stay skinny, stay in school, and see the world!"

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Rich Wheeler

I've known Rich since I was born, reason being, he is my cousin. I know him well, and I'm happy to say he is one of my very best friends. Rich is a wonderfully caring and outstanding human being. He is always looking out for the ones he cares about, and isn't hesitant to surprise them when they least expect it; putting some joy in their life. He knows how to have a great time in whatever it is he's doing.
Rich is always on the look out for a deal, a trait I think comes from our grandfather. When you have a business question or you'd like advise on running or starting up a little business venture, Rich is the guy to talk to. He knows his stuff. He is the guy be behind the scenes, and also the TM at Animal Farm, I know I wouldn't want to see anyone other than him in that position. Well it's your day Rich, I just wanted to say I love you, and I know I speak for all at the Farm here as well when I say, thank you for all your kind gestures and support always! Happy Birthday Rich!!

A couple recent Celtek vids...

Have had the chance to do a couple of little video projects for Celtek lately. Really this is just a poor way for me to try and get a few of our 12 blog followers to check these out, which half are our close friends who have already probably seen them. Anyway Ted spits a little knowledge about his year in the team update video. Give a gander.

Cruising PC with Cale, Bennee and Deadlung

Bjorn and Brisse at Pyramid

Team Update with Deadlung, Animal Farmer Ted Borland and Cale Zima

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Benjamin Littler!

It's Ben's Birthday today! Being my best friend, and having grown up with him I can say I know him quite well. He is one of the most caring and compassionate people I know. If you see him and he doesn't have a smile on his face or isn't enjoying himself consider yourself lucky because this is an extremely rare occurrence. To say the least the kid is one of the happiest people I have ever been around. He's able to make life meaningful, but not serious, making it a pleasure to be around him. On top of that he is a respectful gentleman.
Ben has done much and lived in many places. He made it through a year in Hollywood, CA at film school, he's traveled back and forth across our fine country numerous times; from Utah, to Washington, and up and down the pacific coast. He has made many great videos and is extremely talented with his words. I am a lucky soul to have been exposed to some of his greatness. Ben puts himself in positions to make his life an adventure. Living meagerly, and enjoying everyday he has is one of the many things I love about Ben! Having lived with him for 3 years now, I can say with a passion, I love you Ben, we all do here at the Farm! Happy Birthday my friend!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Doom/Love Lost in Turkey

We don't know these dudes, but this movie is awesome! Definitely worth a watch.

Lost in Turkey from Doom/Love on Vimeo.



Sunday, April 11, 2010

One Week Left.

One week left here in Utah. One week for lift serviced riding at Brighton that is. There is still plenty of snow up in the mountains, and being from the east coast where you ride until you have to pond skim, and grass ride to the lifts, it seems strange that they are closing with this much snow. It snowed 97 inches last week!

It's been a great season and I want to thank Ben, Ben, Rich, Sean, Mark, and Torrey for keeping me excited and motivated to keep going up even when the conditions weren't so great, and for waking me up when they were.

Thanks to the Dinobots kids too for being so down to ride with anyone and have fun on anything no matter what.

Thanks to the Variety Pack dudes for doing the same, and also for making a video of death defying feats that I can live vicariously through.

I hope to see all of you fools up at Brighton this week gettin loose!

On another note I also would like to suggest a meeting of all the crews, friends, buddies, and whoever else wants to come up to an undisclosed location for a post-season rhythm section extravaganza! Date to be determined, but a few weeks sounds about right. Just think what 20-30 people with shovels, determination, creativity, and a little bit of PBR in 'em could do in a few day's worth of work up in the leftover snow!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Skier Quote of the Day.

"That was straight Jah fire from Babylon!"

Now, considering that Babylon is the word Rastafarians use to describe the corrupt western society that we live in, which they reject as a whole, I can't decide if this quote was an extremely clever attempt at irony, or if white, pothead, skiers from Utah are complete idiots.

Monday, April 5, 2010

86 aka Ryan Paul

Our homie terrence over at took a little trip down to bear recently. Coincidentally, hcsc dig to ride badass Ryan Paul was down there at the same time. Terrence wrote a little article and made a little edit to showcase why RP is his new favorite boarder... seriously worth a watch.

First Try Easter

We hit a jump on easter and we all decided to get upside down first try. Nobody landed but Torrey got a hammer later that day.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April doesn't mean it's over.

Though the city of Salt Lake looked more like spring this morning, with the sun breaking through the clouds and what snow was left dripping off the roofs. A region we were lucky enough to come across earlier this season has kept he white stuff, holding onto the storm that blew through the valley this past week.

Remember it's April second, and 50 degrees. each shovel full, or snow ball turned into slush as we set up the spot. The landing was a muddy pie, but Torrey and Mr. Little gave it their best shot. Some photo evidence.

This is April 2nd in Utah. I hear it's in the 80's in Upstate New York.

Fire cracker evidence...

Are you even sane!?

And someone did a no no on his pants. And liked it.

April doesn't mean it's over, nope not here, not Animal Farm.