Blog - Nathaniel Harrington

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Academy Comp.

Rain, Shine, or Wintery Mix, the contest at Hyland Hills in Bloomington, MN will be going down this Friday!! Come out to compete for cash and tons of sweet prizes. Girls, Am, and Pro Divisions. Board Demos, Stickers, and FUN FUN FUN!! $10 entry fee. Registration starts at 8:30am and ends at 10:00am so please be there early. Jordan and Jonas Michilot will be on hand as well to slap high-fives and autograph foreheads.

Check more contest details at:
email with any questions.
Location:Hyland Hills
Time:8:30AM Friday, December 31st

and this happened...

Hahaha. A few years ago Trollhaugen had Midwest Massacre comps. This photo is from one of them.. Patrick Campanaro and Bjorn Leines caught with smoke in their eyes. Funniest image that I have found on my hard drive. I love Bjorn's grimace!
I had to share with you!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bald- e- gal Cup, 2010!

This past Tuesday there was a gathering of snowboarders from all around the midwest at super fun resort, Powder Ridge, MN.

The Youth Shelter Supply did and always does a fantastic job with the cup. As usual it was great to be out on the slopes with all the friends and what most of us consider family. Thanks to everyone who came out to take some turns! Hopefully see you soon.

Garrett McKenzie Edit.

Garrett McKenzie from Nathaniel Harrington on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Troll Vids. From Nick Green.

FLP Day.

We started out this Saturday proper at Wild Mountain. Grillin, Chillin, and pleanty of good shredding. Parking lot at Wild never felt so comfortable.

In the big park, Krister Ralles finds the sickest Gap to ever be built in the Midwest. From the Big Air jump to landing on the narrow corridor by the rope tow. This was some serious business! Here he Indy's the gap.

Austin Young with a backside layback over Matt Grady's head.

Krister was snaked about four times in a row trying to get a clean shot. Not looking to pleased, he did it a few more times finishing it off strong! Krister is a beast.

Melon Grab over the crater.

Last try. Krister goes big, Melon over the gap.

After all this fun we went and held a snow dice comp for the kids riding rails on the smaller park. Video to come... It was a pretty sweet turn out at Wild for the Sat. night FLP comp. Stoked to see all the kids out and riding and always good to see friends.


Friday, December 10, 2010

S.B.N. Short. Volume #1.

This is the first Issue of S.B.N. that I am releasing. It is the short to a project that I am still working on. I've called my project '5 years'. Snowboarding has been the number one influence in my life since I was 12 years old. I started shooting photos when I was 16 with my girlfriends dad's camera. Ever since that day I was hooked. This book is the product of my life so far in boardsports.

I'm not sure when I'll be able to come out with the full issue. Stay tuned for that day though. Memories and beginnings from many potential and pro snowboarders. Along with this last summers surf adventures its a thick read, but worth turning every page.



Ay & Jordan.

Sliding a new rail in MLPS. 100' of never been slid before metal.
Austin Young 5-0.

Jordan Michilot 50-50.

After a lazy morning this was the feature to be done. I think there's a lot more we can see from this slider. Austin hit a post at the bottom and that finished off the day for all of us.

12" - 14" Inches of snow expected this weekend starting tonight. That really opens up options for us! can't wait. See you then.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Duluth Shots.

Pretty much the rest of the shots from Duluth this past weekend.

Austin Young, Viktor Simco, Sam Fenton, Charlie Fenton, Ryan Paul. Great riders and a few fun hours in duluth.

Stories that have to do with these photos would be..

Ryan found a nice sized nail in the DFD wood rail while trying to cab 360 out of his front 180 on. He went chest first into the landing and that was enough of that for him. We later fixed his board and ate pizza at Damage Boardshop.

We had Police roll up on us for about an hour or so at Cascade rails. They decided that we were legit and let us know that closing time was 12am. We ran out of gas at 11pm, closed shop. Nicest Police I've ever worked with while snowboarding. Thanks to sam for taking care each time.

We stayed at Viktor's father's house. Austin and I fell asleep to wonderful chinese melody's that were playing at the home. I slept very well after hot chocolate and good table discussion with Ron Simco.

I met Charlie Fenton, Sam's younger brother. He kills it also. Watch out for him.

It was a good beginning to the season.



Kaitlin Marks.

Wild Sessions #2 from Nathaniel Harrington on Vimeo.

Kaitlin Marks. FL Project team rider at the age of ten, Kaitlin loves snowboarding and is one of the best progressing kiddo's I know. We filmed this short edit last Saturday night at Wild Mountain during the Sat. Night Sessions. It was a very fun time for me! Neat to see her get down and film!

Thanks to Kaitlin and her parents, for being huge supporters of the FL Project and for all the kindness they have shown me so far. I'm stoked to know the whole family and I can't wait to watch Kaitlin continue to progress in snowboarding.



Facebook Response I received last night...

'Hey Nate this is Kaitlin, thank you so much for filming me. And thanks for cheering me on and stuff. Also thanks for everything you have done for me. Well anyways my parents just called me in to come and watch the vidieo it is awsome! When i get back out there i am going to work on some new tricks. Talk to you soon'. -Kaitlin.

Why I continue to do what I do.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gerrett Mckenzie.

Good Morning Nate!

I just wanted to send you an e-mail and say I really appreciate the support you show Garrett. I believe a lot of his continued love of the sport comes from you're belief in him. We have been recently talking about future plans and mentioned he would probably really enjoy photography! He likes the thought of finding young riders just like you did with him.

I love the photo you posted on his page!. If you have others, I would love to see them. You could e-mail them to me here at work.

Thanks! Have a great day!

-Mary McKenzie (Garrett Mckenzie's Mother)

An Email that I recieved this morning. First time I met Garret I thought to myself that he was one of the most talented kids I have ever met. I pushed him a little harder than I have most kids, just seeing what he could do. Within the first week of riding with him I knew he was special, I then brought his name up to Don at FLP. I said that he was going to be one of the top rippers in the area and that it would be a good idea to put him on the team. He rides for FLP to this day, and snowboards better than I can. From the age of 9 when I met him to his 13th birthday yesterday, I've seen only good out of him, I can't wait to see what else he can do.

I'm stoked that I've had anything to do with influencing a good kid. Makes me proud.
I hope that Garrett does the same for kids when he's my age, and passes that love on.



Austin Young Arbor Profile.

...the things I find. haha.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Duluth, MN. Bald-e-gal. December 3rd.

The title of this post says it all. Austin Young, Ryan Paul, Viktor Simco, Charlie Fenton, Filmer Sam Fenton and I were in Duluth, MN, for 30 hours this weekend. An explosion of tricks went down. A sick crew of guys to shoot with motivated each other to push limits. It was only December 3rd, and shots were to be had. An unfrozen lake kept the temps up, and our spirits were lifted getting early season hammers.

Rp and Sam Fenton celebrating after... well your just going to have to wait to see what put smiles on their faces.

Checking footy. More smiles. A sign of good times.

Viktor, Sam, Austin, RP.

Work begins. Fingers freeze. The sounds of fire cracking stair cases, cheering hoots, hugs and high fives; these are the things that make me proud to be apart of a Bald-e-gal filming crew. More to be posted when images are chosen. Till then, keep an edge in the snow.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tyler Rivard, Wild Sessions #1.

Wild Mountain Sessions, Volume #1 from Nathaniel Harrington on Vimeo.

Here is my second edit! Wild Mountain Sessions, Volume #1.

I don't have the hang of this yet, in fact, I think I'm pretty bad at it. ha. It is fun though! Sorry about the beginning of the video.. the sound didn't export correctly. Makes sense I guess, I don't know what I'm doin!



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Krister Ralles

Krister Ralles, Frontside Gap over snow mounds at wild.

Its not always the easiest thing to find a creative gap in Midwest resorts. Krister found this lil gap waiting for him on the icy bumps created by snow guns the night before. We had another sesh on them today, however, the sun loosened up the snow a bit and made it for a fun time. Last night, it was one of those things that only Krister would do. Overall, one of the funnest jumps I've ever seshed in the Midwest.

Good eye Krister.


Lookin back at summer..

Man, I wish I was there.. When I saw this photo the other day I spent a minute or two just staring at it. This was taken right out in front of Churches where we had the Walking on Water Camps. I want to say that the Photographers name was dan? but I don't remember... At one point during the High School Camp it rained and rained, till it cleared up and reminded us of God's promises. We all ran down to the beach to admire the rainbows and to get this shot. Its one out of a million. I can't wait to get back to working with kids, pushing them into waves, and playing in the salty water. This image pushes my desire to do that, missin this summer.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Side Kicker.

Fun day shooting video at Wild for Austin, David, and I. We started out this sesh with mad turns on the far side of Wild. Then ending up shooting a little video and photos in the mini park to close it down. Dave Parker got a new camera that shoots some HD vid... Pretty amped to see the turnout from that.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wild Stills. Thankful to be able to shoot stills.

I'm pretty grateful for a lot tonight.
Beautiful places that I have been able to get to this year.
Awesome friends that I have met on the way.
Brandon, Chris, Aaron, Porter, Adz.
Thanks guys, you've all taught me a lot.

Thank you Brandon.
You helped me out through some tough times this summer.
I couldn't have asked for a better friend.
I would have never surfed if it wasn't for you. I wouldn't have done a lot, thank you!
Cocoa Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Thanks Chris.
I'm so amped to be your friend.
Thank you for teaching me to surf.
Thank you for the encouraging Bible studies.
You help me see things on the level.
Ping Pong.

Thanks Aaron.
Dang dood, you can skate!
Great times.
Thanks for the support!

Thanks Porter.
Dang dood, you can surf!
Thanks for all the photo ops!
Showing me around Laguna... sweet.
Supporting me, thanks bro!

Thanks Adz.
Dood, you make growing up look fun.
Thanks for giving me the chance to get into surf photography.
You really opened up a lot of doors for me.

Even though I sometimes complain about being in MN, I like it here.
I'm grateful for the opportunity's that I have had to travel, to learn.
I'm stoked that I have had the chance to see new things that make me see differently.
I'm very blessed that I can revisit the stomping grounds and see it for its beauty.
Thank you MN crews that stick so close, for that support.

I can't wait to see what I get to be grateful for in the next year. Its quite a ride isn't it? Who knows...

Thank you for looking at and enjoying all the things that I love.



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Viktor Simco's 'Ollie's for Alzheimer's'

Viktor B. Simco! Ollie back one threw the gate.

The Ollie Crew. First Competitors for the annual "Ollie's for Alzheimer's". House of 1817 and Corduroy props!
Solid group of guys.

Today at Wild Mountain was the first ever, official, grand start, fabulous beginning of, Ollie's for Alzheimer's! Hosted by Wild Mountain and organized, designed, and thought up by, the one and only Viktor B. Simco! Today was a marker in Wild Mountain history, a small glimpse at the future of snowboarding. Today was all about Ollie's. A small ollie for mankind, a huge ollie to get over the bar! It was no small task to make it to the finals in today's comp. With a level playing field and all sorts of camber, the bar was set to a solid 4ft high ollie to take the cake.
Many tried, many tapped out. One kid that could ollie pretty good and hit that 4ft mark was Shane Ruprecht. Shane made a few switch ollie's at the 3 1/2ft mark to warm up for the solid four footer. He may have tapped, but when the snow settled, the bar stayed on the posts. Congrats to all that came out for the fun in the snow today! And congrats to the top 5 highest ollie's today!

Austin Young was out doing his best ollie's today. Clearing this 3ft mark was the pass into harder rounds, like 3 1/2, ultimately into a 4ft ollie!

Pete making this look easy and stylish! Hey kids, when you ollie make sure it looks something like this.

Setting the standard.

Shane bringing the knee's to where they need to be. Over the 4ft mark! There's no booter's in this photo, just a huge ollie!

The day ended off with Shop "star" Wars. Peter getting stylish into the bonk.

Cody Beiersdorf went down today during the last round. The word I heard was that he dislocated his shoulder. Praying for fast recovery for you buddy!

I pulled up my viewfinder to see Ethan Deiss. ...yah.

Here's the show of ollie's for today.

it was fun seeing how many times I could type, "Ollie".



Friday, November 19, 2010

Wild Wednesday edit.

Yeee!!! Austin and I decided to make a Wild Mountain edit this last Wednesday. Here is the product of that idea.. First ever edit made by me!

wild wednesday from Nathaniel Harrington on Vimeo.

Thanks again Wild for letting us ride and shoot there! As always thanks for being open so early!



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pat Garvin: Death Doodle Farm.

Make sure to check out the art work of Mr. Pat Garvin. He knows how to use a pen pretty well!

Also a pretty dang good snowboarder and skater if I may say so.


Support SBN?


I am writing because recently my camera broke. I wasn't prepared for this at all and I'm finding it very difficult to come up with the 1,500$ it will take to get a new camera body. If you have enjoyed any of the photos I have sent to you or if you have enjoyed my blog, I would really appreciate a donation of any amount. I'm back in MN shooting midwest snowboarding again this year, and praying that God allows me to participate in the Walking on Water camps and work with Soul Surfing again next summer. I kinda need a camera to do the work that I do.

If you are interested in helping me out please contact!

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thank you!



Pretty cool water fall Austin took me to.

Streams are rad.

This one has trout in it. Yummy little guys.

The St. Croix River is a big one. I was thinking that it would be cool to chill on that dock one evening..

Just a huge pumpkin..

I was shooting some stills of Austin when I looked down the road to see this 6 point buck run across. I shot my dear for the season! bang bang, it ran away.


Monday, November 15, 2010

First snow of Fall, 2010.

Jordan Michelot. Tail tap back one out.

It began to snow late Friday night picking up into a winter storm that none of us were expecting. Waking up to a winter wonderland, packing the gear in to cars, amping to shoot and ride, its the beginning of a MN winter.

Austin Young and I left for the cities Saturday morning. After driving through ridiculous traffic we made it into the cities, went to the park, set up jumps, and the warm up sesh started.


Walking around the park looking for more features to play with. Beautiful snow was coming down! I was amazed at how much we actually got.

For jumps we rolled massive snowballs. It was a lot faster than shoveling the heavy snow, but it did prove itself to be hard work!

Brandon Larson, Austin Young, Jordan Michelot, and Krister Ralles. Jonas was also with, I think he was on shovel duties at this time..

My DSLR didn't make it through the weekend.. the crew photo was the last it took, possibly the last it will ever take. I hope to get it fixed, we'll see. I was able to shoot some film on Sunday, stoked to see the results of that. So the weekend was cut short for me. I wasn't able to shoot as I would have liked. I'm hoping to be back on my feet again real soon.

until then,


Friday, November 12, 2010

Wild Mountain, WCCO news sesh.

Last night was one of those nights that kinda defines Midwest snowboarding for me. Austin Young and I were about to sit down and watch movies for the evening when we were invited to a hike sesh at Wild. We were asked to set up a few features and throw down a few tricks for WCCO news cameras that were there. I think I made live news.. but I'll never know.. ha. My mom said that AY and I were the ones who got the shots in the news, she watched, I guess that's sweet. I think its like the forth or fifth time that's happened for me.

Pre-setup. Not much snow, but an amazing sight to see. It was so hard and crusty, kinda scared me at first. I didn't think it was going to be rideable. After a few run it chopped up nicely and we actually had a blast riding the snow.

At the end of the night this is what we had going. My two favorite rails. The battle rail and the fat poop tube, ending with a mini wall ride on the hour glass box. You can see the glaze in the snow, and our landing areas.. going off trail was no bueno. I had a blast and so did Austin. Just amped to have been out!

Now hoping for cold weather and a whole lot of God given white stuff! Comon snow.. I wanna go to work!