Tim Eddy’s under doctor’s orders to snowboard, because of the positivity it brings to his life. And last night, a hundred folks brought the collective stoke of the snowboard community to evo‘s Seattle storefront to celebrate the release of Tim and his wife Hannah’s new book, Split the Difference, along with the premiere of Tim Eddy’s Pursuit of Righteousness, a TSNJ video-exclusive that compliments his feature profile in issue 15.2. Any bad vibes from the workday, traffic or cold rain outside didn’t stand a chance against the warmth radiating throughout the shop.
The Eddy’s are a groovy duo. They live minimally, laugh jovially and their energy is contagious. Under the Do Radical umbrella they’ve just published their first book, Split the Difference, an awesome depiction of their outlook on the world and splitboarding, full of words by Tim and illustrations by Hannah and photos from both. From pie-charts comically breaking down time on the skin track to proper trail “Eddy-quette,” the small, recycled-paperback book does well to reflect the pair’s lighthearted, earth-friendly approach to life.
Event attendees had a chance to grab their copy of Split the Difference and have it signed by Tim and Hannah, and were visibly stoked to do so. A few pieces of Hannah’s art were auctioned off too, and proceeds from both are going to help support Protect Our Winters. Along with money from the raffle of snowboards, boots and other schwag donated by K2 Snowboarding, evo and ourselves, the event raised upwards of $1,400 for P.O.W.
As the store began to bustle with more boarders, Tim introduced the premiere of the TSNJ video-exclusive, Tim Eddy’s Pursuit of Righteousness,–which will go live on Thursday, 11/16–and followed up the short film with a live narration of a slideshow of photos from his and Hannah’s recent travels. Almost everyone enjoyed beer provided by 10 Barrel Brewing (besides those driving, of course) and left the event looking forward making some turns up high. By the end of the event, the rain stopped. Positive vibes rolled into the street. And by doing radical, they’ll continue to flow into the impending winter season.
Thank you to Chris, Kevin and the crew at evo Seattle for hosting the event, to Tom, Hunter and the rest at K2 Snowboarding for all of their support, and to Brett and everyone at 10 Barrel Brewing for their help with keeping everyone happy and hydrated.
Check back on Thursday, November 16 for the online release of Tim Eddy’s Pursuit of Righteousness.