StokeLab just caught up with Austin Gibney of the Runaround Crew to dig a little deeper into this season’s webisode series. They dropped their first edit this week and plan to release several more throughout the winter. Read on for the Q&A. StokeLab: What's new with the Run Around Crew? Who's in the mix?
Austin Gibney: The crew consists of Corey and Taylor Felton, Topher Plimpton and myself. We always try to get other people involved too - Rob LaPier has been coming out with us and he fits in really well. The biggest change is that I moved to Jackson for the winter, making it easier to go out everyday. We also are independent, which means we can do whatever we want.
What are you digging about shooting in and around Jackson?
AG: It’s nice to go out to new areas and look at different terrain - everyday is an adventure. Jackson is having a good snow year so I’ve been riding a lot of pow. I feel like everything is just a little bigger here.
How many webisodes do you plan on dropping this season?
AG: The great thing about being independent is that we can put one out whenever we want. When we have something to show we can release one. Now that the season is in full swing we plan to drop two a month, so I would like to do four to six more. We are on a different program than the big companies who film all winter, then edit in the summer and release edits the next year. We show what we are doing right now.
Who is working behind the lens? Does everyone take a turn shooting and riding for the camera?
AG: Everyone takes a turn filming and riding. I think since we are all working towards a single edit, we all help each other get shots. It’s a good vibe when we’re out filming. Just picture a good day riding with friends - that’s what it’s like for us.
Any sponsors you want to give a shout out to?
AG: Scott is our main sponsor and they’ve been a big help. We have some bigger trips planned with them later in the season. It's nice to work with a company that shares our vision of what skiing and snowboarding is all about. For me personally, Never Summer is backing what I am doing, and some of the team is coming to Jackson to film next week. Backcountry Access is helping me feel safer in the bc by supplying beacons and a new Float airbag.