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TOBEOUTERWEAR MAGAZINE WINTER 2014

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“MIKAEL BERNTSSON SHOWING THAT THE STAR WARS SPEEDER BIKES’ GOT NOTHIN’ ON HIM”

Probing the planet for complain for a second potential snowmobile sweet spots is fun, and enough. Or at least tha while doing so, but sometimes it feels like thi we never cedar woods. Voila, wet used to be the case until we found Canada s world is not and its giant snowy woods of the En are plowing through the impressive but (oddly dor moon, courtesy of George Lucas’ freaky imenough) agination. For those of you who are not familiar with

the Star Wars universe (or last three, depending , I say shame on you! Go on how you count) mo home, rent the first thre vies and learn the entire But a well educated Sta e script by heart. And ta-d r Wars dork and that’s aa, you’re a dork. an epit movies that have had suc het no one should be ash amed of. For there are h an impact on modern no cult other ure like the ones include Jaws (only that flick affe cted us all in a much diffe d in the Star Wars saga, save perhaps rent and more paranoid At the time of release (this way). is 1983 folks), the film “Return of The Jedi” stun effects and an exciting story that tied the knots ned the audience with brilliant visual together and concluded when George Lucas dec the trilogy. That all wen ided to bring in the Ewo t down the crapper ks. The equation, ActionUseless- Bear-Dwarfs Space-Laser-Trilogy + = Crap is almost as reno Cute-Furrywned as the Einstein theo ry of relativity, and both are widely credited TOBETECHNOLOGY.COM

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RIDER TOMAS BERNTSSON PHOTO HANS WÄRDELL LOCATION BC CANADA

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“EAT REBEL SNOWMOBILE, EMPIRE SCUM!”


“I GOTTA GET HOME WITHOUT BEING SEEN, SO I CAN STROKE MY WOOKIE IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN”

as correct even though one of them just saw the light of print. That being said, I should also point out that Mr. Lucas has got brains and wisely decided to compensate his obvious lack of judgment with a brilliant action scene commonly known as the Speed Bike Chase. In that scene, the protagonist Luke Skywalker and his sister/kissing pal are chased by the evil empire through a thick forest at fifteen billion miles per hour. Or so it seemed when I first saw it. It doesn’t get any better than a Jedi knight swooshing through a forest, crashing into a tree just to bounce right up and shred a passing Speeder Bike with his Light Saber. If that’s not a popcorn moment then I don’t know what is. That scene is still one of my absolute favorite speed chases through all time and it’s also what popped into our heads while shooting the pictures seen on these pages. We all grew up with Star Wars and this is our way of paying homage to it. By racing through the woods of Canada, imagining hordes of Imperial scum on our tails and being blessed with ignorance over the fact that the whole thing was originally shot in California. Screw California! We were in Canada, we were climbing trees with machines like crazed Wookies and we were happy. So, while Star Wars will continue to serve you sweet nostalgia and awesome sci-fi action, To Be will continue to probe the planet for potential snowmobile sweet spots until space travel is fast and cheap enough to take us to Endor. ıı BY ANDREAS GORDONS SON

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