Braaap 14 “Uncharted” Official Snowmobile Film Trailer

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Join us on another Braaap back country adventure in the high Rockies and beyond.

Braaap 14 “Uncharted” brings more deep dry powder and terrain than ever before.

Journey through the mountains of British Columbia, explore the vast landscape of Alaska and ride high and dry in the mountains of Colorado as we cover the progression of snow machines in the back country

From the evolution of the Timbersled snow bike kit to the progression of the extreme snowmobiler,  Braaap 14 “Uncharted” provides a perfect mix of deep powder riding, freestyle, boondocking and cliff dropping action that is off the charts.

Hear from some of the riders as they test boundaries, pushing forward and covering new ground.

This year’s film includes, Reagan Sieg, Brock Hoyer, Colten Moore, Sam Rogers, Jonny Buschmann, John Asta, Luke Kennedy, Rene St Onge, Jerry Meek, Leif Hagen and more.

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Braaap 13 “Buried”

Braaap 13 “Buried”
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This year Braaap Films takes a look into a new kind of backcountry adventure, the “snowbike”.

With huge drops, neck deep powder and some insane lines the Timbersled mountain kit will be performing some maneuvers never before thought possible on snow.Braaap 13 “Buried” will please every type of back country enthusiast.

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Braaap 12 “Bullseye”

Braaap 12 “Bullseye”
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This year Braaap Films returns with another full throttle extreme snowmobile film featuring over a dozen segments covering an array of riders throughout North America, Canada and Europe. We introduce many new faces including Reagen Sieg, Chad Chambers, Mark Christensen, Justin Humphries, Willie Elam, and our regular contingent of Braaap riders, including Luke Kennedy, Wes Sandoval, Sam Rogers, and many more.”BULLSEYE ” will cover the Octane Addiction’s freestyle shows throughout North America, more big backcountry cliff drops, huge distance jumps and more “over the hood” deep powder riding than ever.

Braaap Films 12 “BULLSEYE” is sure to please all snowmobile enthusiasts from the backcountry boondockers, powder riders, and cliff droppers to the freestylers.

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NOW AVAILABLE: Garage Poster Bundle

NOW AVAILABLE: Garage Poster Bundle

Mystery package of 10 posters for one low price, with no shipping! Posters may not be as pictured, and may not be limited to Braaap only (eg. may have some Slednecks, Thunderstruck, 2 Stroke Cold Smoke). Get them before they’re gone forever! (contact us if there is one poster in particular that you need to complete your collection) 

Price: $19.95 (INCLUDES SHIPPING!)

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Snowmobile Posters

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Braaap 13 Hoody – $45.00
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Braaap 13 Long Sleeve T-Shirt – $25.00

Braaap Factory Rider T-Shirt – $19.95

 


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NOW AVAILABLE : Old Iron III

Old Iron IIIAn in-depth look at rare and unique collections of antique and vintage snowmobiles.

So just where are all these “Old Iron” sleds of yesteryear? Is this a disease, or an obsession, or simply a hobby? These mysterious questions are answered in this third in the series, “Old Iron III”. We will showcase Old Iron machines in original, “as they were discovered” condition, right through to completed restorations. We find these gems in the possession of various collectors, and at vintage meets across the country.The Waconia Ride-In is the granddaddy of vintage and antique events, showcasing rare & unique restored sleds including this year’s featured sled, the Rupp. You’ll also get a front row seat at the parade of sleds entered in the annual ride.

The A-1 Show in Michigan is where you’ll find just about any part you’ll need in the restoration process.

We’ll also make another visit to the Eagle River Vintage weekend to catch some vintage models racing, and we’ll ride the trails in Naubinway, MI on some real beauties.

Finally, we’ll open the doors to some of the rarest and diverse individual collections presented to us through the eyes of passionate collectors. You won’t believe your eyes!

All this and much more. Shot in Hi-Definition.

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Suggested Retail: $29.95

SnowGoer One-On-One With: Daniel Cedolia – Creator of Braaap

 InterviewOne-On-One With:
Daniel Cedolia
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario-native Daniel Cedolia segued two of his favorite hobbies — snowmobiles and moving pictures — into a career. His first go-around was as a pre-teen, when he took an 8mm film camera to the Soo I-500. By 1988, he was filming the race as a professional, cutting together an hour-long television show. After covering several races, he made the transition in the mid-1990s to the home video market and then to snowmobile action movies. He’s the man behind the “Braaap” series, now in its 10th iteration. He works with mega-talented backcountry riders in gorgeous locations such as Togwotee, Wyoming, or Revelstoke, British Columbia, and can say that he snowmobiles for a living.

Snow Goer: How has the “Braaap” series developed?
Daniel Cedolia: “At first, we did a lot of freestyle where riders would hit ramps and do tricks. The first three or four Braaaps have a lot of freestyle. Then it seemed like a lot of people just wanted to see backcountry. We started making a big transition into backcountry footage and by ‘Braap 6’ very little freestyle and 7 was just backcountry riding. It was mountain climbing, cliff dropping, long distance jumping and a lot of wow-factor.”

SG: Where do you find your riders?
DC: “They often find us through our movies or website. A lot of riders who were established would have local riders gravitate toward them, so there would always be new blood. Every new ‘Braaap’ is about half brand new riders. We just love to ride and go out with anyone who has the ability.”

SG: Who have you discovered?
DC:“Jimmy ‘Blaze’ Fejes was really the biggest one. Tim Needles came out of nowhere. Heath Frisby was another that started out with us first.”
SG:What does it take to film these scenes?
DC: “We’ve learned that things get slowed down by having a big group of people, so it’s one or two cameramen with two or three riders at the most. We only have a window of three or four hours before you run out of gas or everyone is tired. We try to get to the location by 11 o’clock so we have the best light.”SG: Any gruesome accidents?
DC: “I always want to make it as safe as possible for our riders. A lot people say we put our riders in harm’s way. But I can honestly say that we’ve never had someone seriously hurt on one of our shoots. The worst that’s happened is a shattered heel on a big jump. Our thinking behind it is to not push them into something that they’re uncomfortable with. We’re just there to document their ability.”SG: What’s one of your most memorable filming moments?
DC: “Working with Matt Binon, one of our long time riders, [he] scoped out a tripledrop. Once you commit, you have to hit two other drops in a short transition and then to the landing. You have to do it perfectly to make it happen. If he made a mistake, it would not have been good. We had three cameras on him. He did it, and afterward I turned my camera down to his knees and they were shaking. They call it Kodak Courage, where once they’re in the backcountry and if a camera is there, they step it up a little more than they should.”

SG:What’s your stunt?
DC: “I kind of live vicariously through these guys. I have worked with filmers who are good videographers, who can do the big drops and airs as the riders, but I’m more on the precaution side. I’m a fairly decent rider and I’ve done some little drops and stuff, but nothing compared to what our guys can do.”

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SnowGoer Review of “Old Iron”

SnowGoer Review of “Old Iron”
“It’s a matter of nostalgia,” explains video host Valdi Stefanson about vintage snowmobiling. The new DVD “Old Iron” is a great introduction to the salad days of the sport for the benefit of those who were not lucky enough to live it the first time around, and a fun look back for those who were.
The production is based on footage shot with Stefanson at the gigantic 2009 Waconia, Minnesota, Vintage
Ride-In, one of the biggest annual snowmobile events of any kind. Cuts to other contemporary Vintage
events are interspersed with footage from vintage Arctic Cat and Polaris promotional films, clips from ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” and other period pieces to provide a tapestry of historic, fast, rare, beautiful, mundane and sometimes just plain strange old snow machines.Vintage racing from Eagle River echoes the glory days. Compared to the 1937 Eliason Motor Toboggan the racing on Dollar Lake near Eagle River looks fast and furious. Things really pick up when the video shows the original Sno Pro circuit and some of the fabulous speed record machines.

See the famed Polaris Thrill Team featuring Ted Otto’s flaming barrier crash and Larry “The Looper” Rugland doing his thing. Hear from industry pioneers like Edgar Hetteen on building early snow machines and Les Pinz showing historic models. One of my favorite moments was hearing a 35-mile cross-country race described as a marathon.

Assembled by Braaap Films, it’s a 75-minute look at the fastest growing part of the sport is $29.95. If you lived this era and want to relive it, or want to see what vintage madness is all about, add “Old Iron” to your collection.