At the end of past season, in late spring, our Horsefeathers crew consisting of Petr Horák, Zoltán Strcuľa, Måns Hedberg and Antti Jussila went to Finnish resort Ruka. We made a serious road trip; 36 hours in the car, 2.750 kilometres, 10 food and beer stops and 0 killed reindeer. After this journey, we arrived at Ruka and spent there awesome seven days. Difficult to describe the vibe with words, so better if you sit comfortable, put the volume up and hit play.
video: Matěj Novotný
Experience the whole trip day by day by looking through the pictures taken by GrobePhoto:
DAY 0: On the way to Ruka
Early morning, waiting for ferry to Helsinki / Czech & Slovak crew is ready for shooting / Two drivers for 2.750km on the road
Horsefeathers crew – Matej, Tomas, Antti, Horis and Zolo on the road
DAY 1: River spot
Meeting with local guys to get know more about surroundings / Prepare our first spot of the trip / Zolo tasted how does it feel when you don´t land the spot
Antti Jussila – One foot
DAY 2: Concrete spot
Get ready… / …stomp it… / …and check the shot!
Petr Horák – Fs handplant
DAY 3: Morning – In the middle of nowhere
Far away from all reindeers, in the middle of nowhere / Antti is ready for everything that could happen / Good mood is neccessary, even if you pull the bungee whole morning…
… and all because of this! Because of snowboarding!
DAY 3: Afternoon – Back in street
Well-known street spot in Ruka needed to be cleaned before we dropped it / …. / Horis enjoys few minutes of modeling before he droped down to rail
Petr Horák – Bs grind 360 out
DAY 4: Park session
Whole crew / Måns Hedberg – sw fs noseslide to bs noseslide / Baterka just found the best angle for shot
Måns Hedberg – Sw Bs 900 nose to tail
DAY 5: Grill and Chill
Everybody is working on the setup… / chilling at BBQ… / and cruising down the Snake run!
Zoltán Strcuľa – Shiffty tailbonk
DAY 6: Ruka
Antti and Måns helping starving reindeer to survive / Three heroes of this spot – Måns, Zoltan and Horis / Zoltan on his way to stomp it
Måns Hedberg – fs air
Thanks to all who helped to make this trip happened – Hanuš Salz, Pavel Kubíček, Jussi Väätäinen (www.ruka.fi), Alex Novotný (www.dronpro.cz), Marek Sainer (www.filmcrew.cz)