First Demo of the Summer for Channel Islands Surfboards. HB pier was the location, and the waves were nice and small for testing out a good summer board. New Flyer and Weirdo Ripper we the standout boards of the Day.
Active had their annual Bro-Down Showdown at Mammoth Mountain. I had the pleasure of being the Head Judge and watching some really good snowboarding going down. Tall Todd was there giving out Cash for ripping riders.
JP Walker's Handplant Holiday at Bear Mountain. JP invited his Friends and people that are good at Handplants to Bear Mt for a day of Planting. Dale Rehberg and Myself were Team Captains. It was a really cool event. Thanks Sony , Bear MT and NIXON.
Spent the Week in Lake Tahoe with my Family. We were there doing a Kids/Family photoshoot with the Jones Family for Burton. I'm so happy to be able to ride with my kids, its one of the best things ever to see them love something that i love to do. we checked out the Academy at Northstar, and I highly recommend sending someone there that wants to learn to snowboard. Its $299 for a All Day experience that guarantees that you leave the day doing toe and heel turns. Its such a cool setup. there are no more than 4 people in a lesson. I wish they had one of those places when i learned in 1990 :-).
oh, we also went to Woodward at Boreal, Needless to say my boys were freaking out.
Breakfast at the Burton House
kids , stoked
area 1 at the Academy at Northstar
learning about setting up your board at the Academy
Logan is such a good big brother
Dillon working on his 50 steeze after watching Jeremy
Another solid Analog Event up at Big Bear this past Weekend. Sun was out and the slushy snow was so much fun. There were about 60 kids that showed up for the event which was held right down at "the Scene " near the Bar/Deck. There were tons of people chilling and drinking , checking out the Action and getting their Bronze on. So many good jibbers in this event, by far the most talent i've seen at one of these over the last 4 years. Canadians, Euros, and even a shredder from Russia that made the Finals. Girls and the under 15 kids were ripping as well.
US Open at Vail, Colorado. I've been to many US opens and to be at the Vail Open and see the energy and the progression of snowboarding was awesome. The Pipe was incredible. I used to ride in the Open pipe at Stratton and at the time it was the best pipe ever, but to see the perfection of this 22 foot pipe at vail with not a snowflake out of place was really incredible. Riding Powder with some awesome people and then getting to stand on the Deck and watch Shaun fly over my head made for an amazing weekend. Thanks Jake for the Epic event.
snowy Lift ride
packed Gondola with Coffee :-)
about to drop into the Minturn Mile
Shaun, Jake , Donna
snow was awesome
again, the snow was awesome :-)
Shaun launching over Alex Andrews, ( No shirt needed )
Ayumu Hirano is the best 14 year old ive ever seen