Snowboarder stuntman brings TV crew to Summit
December 6, 2005
FRISCO – Walking through the doors of Upstairs at Jonny G’s in Frisco Saturday night may get you on the Discovery Channel.The television station will be filming the premiere of the snowboard video “PinPin Cinco De Mullet” Saturday night at Jonny G’s in Frisco as part of its special on a featured rider in the film, Breckenridge’s Brent Meyer.Meyer’s brand of daredevil is the subject of a one-hour show the Discovery Channel is putting together – part of a series of stunt-themed shows – with some footage of the athlete’s lifestyle and also all of the prep work that goes into a trick.The main focus of the show will be a never-been-done-before stunt that the professional snowboarder will be attempting this week at Keystone.
“The whole show is two-thirds stunt, one-third my history,” Meyer said. “It will tell a story of what it takes to get the stunt done – to build it and execute it.”He has pulled off three big stunts in his career. About four years ago he did an “upside down” rail; two rails were set up side by side about 12 feet off the ground and Meyer came in and did a half-backflip and then landed his board on top of the rails. This one made the closing shot for Snowboarder Magazine. The last two both made closing shots for Transworld Snowboarding magazine. “We built a ramp on the front of a car, I stood still and the car came at me and I jumped over the car,” Meyer explained of one of his stunts.The other, he said, was a variation of a sliding hand plant. A rail was built with an apparatus that slid and Meyer entered the halfpipe and did a hand plant while the sliding apparatus went down the rail, and then he came back into the pipe.
His new stunt will be filmed at an undisclosed time and location this week at Keystone. The Discovery Channel won’t release the details of the new stunt either.”PinPin Cinco de Mullet” film producer Tom Miller said the film premiering at Jonny G’s also features local riders Nate Dogggg, Jeff Meyer, Ryan Knapton and Steve Uhen.”It was filmed all over, but mostly local, the majority in Summit County,” Miller said.Of the 20-30 riders featured, 70 percent are Summit County locals, he said.
The Mexico-themed film, which includes a lot of snowboarding in sombreros, according to Miller, will be complimented with tequila shots and breaking of piñatas, Saturday night at the premiere.Brent Meyer will also be giving away next year’s Graphic snowboard that won’t be available to buy anywhere until next fall.Doors open at 8 p.m. and there is a $3 cover.Leslie Brefeld can be reached at email@example.com or (970) 668-3998 ext. 13622.