The 2017 season has been one for the books for so many reasons. August deposited the most snow Australia has seen in 17 years, making it feel more like a Northern Hemisphere winter at times. Genuinely struggling through pow is a challenge any rider welcomes with open arms.
After 6 weeks on the sidelines due to injury, Jesse finally got back to business with his boy Billy Hayman. There's something about time on the couch that makes a rider incredibly motivated to stack shots, and Jesse did not disappoint for episode 3.
Unfortunately, Jesse has since required surgery on his wrist, putting him out for the rest of the season. It's incredible that he managed to put this part together in the few short weeks he had. All the best with the recovery, bro. You're a bloody legend.
Teaming up with longtime shred buddy Tommy Steinbacher, the boys strapped on the snowshoes to explore some unfamiliar territory only accessible by foot. I can't thank the riders enough for their efforts — mentally and physically — to get the shots and make this happen.
Riders: Jesse Kennedy, Billy Hayman, and Tommy Steinbacher.
Film/Edit: Phootstep Films
Words: Jakob Kennedy
Cover Shot: Jock Morrissey
Kaleidoscope by Kasbo, @Monstercat
Quick Musical Doodles by Two Feet
Diamonds by Plastic Birds