Wednesday, August 31, 2011

USA pro cycling challenge

stage 5 of the USA PCC came through our mountain town this last weekend. we were lucky enough to have one of the nightmare riders competing the event with a NMcustom carbon race cycle.
he managed to stop by the factory to replenish his cigs and beer before continuing on to breckenridge. with the last strength in his body he pushed through the field and made it onto the podium. right before passing out from dehydrated drunkenness.
so heres to winter and the end of roadbiking season.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


"As for innovation, there is no denying that it is at the core of what we do here at Burton. We’re literally obsessed with making our products better. It started when Jake Burton hand-built over 100 different snowboard prototypes in his Vermont barn back in 1977. At that time he was making snowboards using the construction techniques of skateboards, surfboards, boats, water skis, and even solid wood furniture. He tells a great story about how, since there were no snowboard manufacturing machines, he had do it all by hand, and almost killed himself twice when wooden blanks shot off his hand router and went through a wall." -Greg Dacyshyn, burton chief creative officer

so this puts nightmare right around 1978, finally we are past the wood core dangers and have moved on to bigger problems. the crew is safe and sound for the moment, all of our walls survived the attacks.
do you think his first hundred looked as good as ours do?

handmade on earth by robots.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Keep It Simple Stupid
as the nights get longer and colder up here in summit snow is the only thing on everyones mind. now is the time to prepare for our upcoming season. obviously that means building tons of radical snowboards, getting the tuneshop stocked up, fixing all three broken snowmobile trailers, scrounging up money for season passes, signing leases and talking to summit county snowboard shops.
but it also meas its time to start experimenting with film techniques, trying to get "the shot" in the backcountry without having to rent a helicopter.
so our first step was to build a 6foot gopro camera jib without spending a dollar. this is the result, nothing fancy but it works and it was totally free. now we need a 10-15foot version that will attach to a snowmobile somehow.........
show up on tues night for some skate action and help us test out the new jib and shred the box and the mini.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

eternal vows

somewhere in rural tennessee, in a dry county, surrounded by bikers and babes. . . . . . .
our two best friends will embark on a journey, a partnership, one crazy ride for the rest of their lives. Today Mr. Joe Suta and soon to be Mrs. Sarah Suta will exchange words and drinks, and promise to remain together in love for as far as their road goes.
from the beginning we knew that joe had found something special. the proclaimed godfather of the Dirty Dozen had finally found a woman with enough character and style to be a match. joes "secret chicago life" turned into more than just that, and soon we got to meet the cause of all these changes. joe brought her to the mountains of colorado and ran her through the DD initiation tests, which she passed with flying colors. since then she has become a part of our lives, at home, at the factory, and all over summit county.

Joe and Sarah, from all of your family in colorado, we are sorry that we could not make it to your special day, however we are excited to be a part of the rest of your lives together. we will always be with you in spirit and look forward to a proper summit county wedding reception once you get back out here.

be safe, be happy, love eachother.
shred till dead.

-spirit of 44

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2012 aintshit

the year after next years model lineup, minus a couple heavy hitters. so maybe around 2012.5. stay tuned for the rest of the goods out this winter. handmade on earth by robots.

rmccoy pro 156
mudseason 151
kattack 151
rastattack 154

Sunday, August 7, 2011


hopefully by now you guys know that we have assembled some cool machinery here in the nightmare factory. we are still exploring the potential for all of our machines and are excited by the results every time.
smash it, cook it, bend it, mix it, cut it, paint it, shred it.

tests continue with the CNC router and blocks of foam and plastic, making signs and diecutting bases, all to make sure we can create perfect snowboards!

tonka, the warehouse gnardog isnt stoked on all the dust we are kicking up.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Just when we were all getting "de-sensitized" to the explicit content of our Mudseason orgy snowboard graphic, our artist Cole does it again. We're hit with another graphic to make the general public scratch their heads wondering with question "is that snowboard graphic allowed to happen?" and "how do you expect snowboard shops to carry that shiiiiiiit?". There is nothing more fullfilling than telling our friends and supporters that with nightmare we will do anything we decide. However, the only thing that beats that is pushing that idea even further, maybe bumming some people out, maybe getting some people stoked, and in the end building something of our own that has limitless boundaries... it kind of feels like freedom, so I guess that makes us real live patriots. NIGHTMARE HOSTILE CORPORATE TAKEOVER deck coming soon! ebay that shit. 

Monday, August 1, 2011


kevin jones (prorider) took some time away from snowboarding, in an interview he said some things that were super refreshing to us at the nightmare factory.

"No, I didn’t take time off snowboarding, I stopped being a tool bag for the idiots that control snowboarding “culture”. I just snowboarded without cameras for three years…. it was very refreshing."

Baby we wont ever come down
Turn on, tune in, drop out, give up, with us.

help nightmare and summit county to recognize the toolbags and kooks, and keep snowboarding true. turn off the gopro and just ride, love it and kill it, video never tells the true story of our culture.

meanwhile work continues at the factory, with lofty goals and dope art we have the rest of our summer planned out.
winter is on the way.