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underEXPOSED Ep. 2 with Coastal Crew

On Air Thursday, January 16

January 15th, 2014

Mason heads to the Sunshine Coast to visit with the Coastal Crew in Episode 2 of underEXPOSED.

Catch the full episode on APTN HD at 5:00 pm, Thursday, January 16th – and check out the online archives for past episodes.


Clever editing… they got Norbs to talk on camera without breaking out into laughter!

underEXPOSED Premiere Airs Today

Thursday, January 9th at 7pm

January 8th, 2014

NSMB Team rider Mason Mashon’s TV career blasts off today! A year in the making, Episode 1 of underEXPOSED airs tonight on APTN. The half hour show will run Thursday, January 9th on APTN HD at 5:00 pm PST and on APTN West at 7:00 pm PST. Here’s the series trailer:

And the description for the Episode 1 trailer, below:

“We meet adventure sports photographer, Mason Mashon and writer, Tannis Baradziej. Both of them have plenty of experience, but Tannis is new to action adventure sports writing. In the premiere episode they meet four-time world surfing champion, Lisa Anderson during the Roxy Champ Camp in Tofino, BC.”

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We’ve had a hard time chasing Mason down this past year – now we get to catch up with his antics on the telly…

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Mark Matthews Reflects and Projects

Words by Mark Matthews Photos by Mark Matthews and Ian Tetzner
December 11th, 2013

2013 has been wild. I finished my degree and had one of the best summers ever, followed by the scariest crash in my life – blacking out from fear is a pretty insane experience.

Breaking my femur in multiple places is hardest thing I’ve had to go through in my life so far. Broken bones are something lots of people deal with, but the ramifications are really high with this injury.

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Frame-by-frame of my crash. I knew right away I was off line and prepared for hitting the cliff. Photo sequence courtesy Ian Tetzner.

Maintaining enough self-motivation to work out almost everyday, stay on top of my physio, and have the healthiest diet possible has been a struggle. Especially knowing I’m still months away from walking.

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Road rides followed by a physio routine have been keeping me sane.

The constant pain is physically draining, particularly at night. Many days are lonely, spent alone at my parents house (I’ve got netflix dialed). The inability to work and having to deal with things like medical bills and insurance is stressful. At the 6-week mark, x-rays showed signs of delayed healing – that was a very overwhelming moment.

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I purchased a bone stimulator to help assist healing in my “high-risk” fracture. My dog thinks it’s neat.

It’s been a tough battle this past couple months but I’ve grown stronger from it. It also puts into perspective how lucky I am to have biking and an awesome group of family and friends in my life for support. Which I appreciate now more than ever. I’m stoked to switch things up come January. 2014 is going to be rad, can’t wait for a fresh start.


It’s never good when one of our Team riders goes down but it’s good to see Mark’s doing the best he can to get back on the bike. You can follow Mark’s recovery and send him some healing vibes through Instagram or Twitter.

Bikes Not Beaches

Gettin' Shredly in the Summer

November 20th, 2013

NSMB Team rider Mason Mashon joins Mike Hopkins, and Simon Buzacott to find their summer fun at Whistler Bike Park.


Yet another video that just makes us miss the bike park…

NSMB Team in Revelstoke

Reaping the BC Interior Goods

Words by Morgan Taylor Photos by Bruno Long and Morgan Taylor
October 29th, 2013

As the chips fell into place and everyone was able to make the NSMB Team trip to the BC interior, we had been anticipating some more time on the lake with wake surfing lessons for all from veteran wave slasher Mason Mashon. Revelstoke wasn’t initially on the agenda, but in the weeks approaching the trip we were able to line up local guides and accommodation to make the most of our two-wheeled time. After a successful morning shooting at Rubberhead in Salmon Arm, we loaded up into the team Tacomas and blasted deeper up the Trans-Canada highway to Revelstoke to meet up with local photographer Bruno Long as well as local guide and local ripper Lorraine Blancher, and head straight for the Boulder Mountain riding area.

Boulder Mountain was developed as a sanctioned shuttle access riding area by the Revelstoke Cycling Association beginning in 2010. While at first one might think a sanctioned trail network means it’s built with safety in mind, the Team shredders were immediately greeted with man-sized gaps on a newer trail, Hotdog Hallway. The old school Shore boys saddled up on a log with some cold Cariboos and let the young guys get their fix of airtime. After this session it was up the hill for some DH descents, and let me tell you: it was rotor deep on the fall line with tech to keep the old schoolers happy and plenty of sick corners for those of us in the middle. Bruno then joined Matt Dennison and the Team boys to shoot on a lower trail in the woods while we banged off a couple more laps of the upper trails.

We wrapped up our long day’s riding at Boulder with delicious tailgate pizza on Lorraine’s recommendation, then headed in to Revelstoke and lined up our accommodation at the Regent Hotel right on the main drag. Weary feet were put up to rest for just a short while before we were lured out by the creatures of the night… as it turns out, Revy’s got a bit of night life and, as we found out, a sweet bowling alley. We awoke bright and early and headed for what was to be the crown jewel of the trip – but you’ll have to wait for the third installment of our Team trip to read about our exploits there…

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Scoping some big jumps immediately upon arrival at Boulder Mountain. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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The Hotdog Hallway is not the tight and twisty experience some desire, but it’s a good place to get loose. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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This log provided a great opportunity for the rest of us to get loose. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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As the trains began. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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Mark Matthews prefers to be sideways. Photo Bruno Long.

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Mason Mashon, always stylish. Photo Bruno Long.

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Stephen Matthews getting warmed up. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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Paul “how flat was my table” Stevens. Photo Bruno Long.

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Really flat, Paulo. Photo Bruno Long.

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Whip left… Photo Bruno Long.

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Whip right… Photo Bruno Long.

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Paulo with the nac. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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Mark with another highly impressive whipping. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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Man train to the bottom. Stephen. Paulo. Mark. Mason. Photos Morgan Taylor.

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We hopped into the 6-seater Polaris UTV and blasted up for some upper laps. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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Matt did some shitty steadicam work that didn’t make it into the final cut. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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While Cam looked like he was about to start a Harlem Shake. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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We could literally do this all day long. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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It really wouldn’t get old. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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Trevor rode his derailleur straight into a rock that all but said “smash your derailleur here”… Photo Morgan Taylor.

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And rode the day out chainless. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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Bruno and the boys were out getting rad. Photo Bruno Long.

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Stephen Matthews. Photo Bruno Long.

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Mark leads the boys through the fun and flowy Boondocker. Photo Bruno Long.

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Lorraine called in an order at the Village Idiot and went in to town to pick it up – thanks Lorraine! Photo Morgan Taylor.

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A group well fed and tired out from riding great trails. Photo Morgan Taylor.

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Stay tuned for our last installment soon!

And in case you didn’t catch Matt D’s video from our trip, it’s time to get Wild n’ Out…


It was great to catch up with friends in Revelstoke; the riding was sweet and we’re looking forward to releasing our next photo set with Mason Mashon behind the lens…