High pressure in Haines
Lib and Volcom ripper-in-residence Blair Habenicht is back with his latest column -- a dispatch from Haines -- where he talks about heli-ing with Absinthe and Volcom for next year's flicks:
Tangled currents of wind converge and buck against the A-star as we hover over the kitchen-table sized platform I have chosen as my entrance to a curtain of spines below. Rocking in the mangled rhythm and waiting for a skid to touch down, I hear Al Holzman -- Haines, Alaska's most recognized helicopter pilot -- over the headset telling me he will not be landing a skid this morning. The wind is too unpredictable and he would instead like me to jump ...