Saturday, December 1, 2012

Zany Jam

This was a few weeks ago, but me, Kyle, Trevor, and Keelan mobbed up to Wild Mtn. for the Zany Jam presented by Monster and Zion Snowboards. It was judged by Ryan Paul and Jake OE. That's what really wanted me to go out there.

As we pulled in to the lot, our eyes lit up: the course looked sick! And it was. The practice went off, but the actual contest went off even more. It became a battle on the three piece down flat down rail. It was kind of sketchy sliding the whole thing, but it was perfect to gap to.

My bindings broke half way through the jam and had to go see about getting a demo board to finish the contest. While the Burton guy set me up, Trevor was getting extremely close to a gap front three on the double down. I didn't think it was him at first, but got even more stoked as he got up to go to the rope for another try. I'm not sure who won, but the contest was really fun. And I heard that this contest is going to be put on a few more times this season.

In the recap vid, I got a few shot at 1:48:

Troll Late Night

The second Friday of Troll's late-night opening we actually got around to attend. I drove to Kyle's, then to Greg's, then to the hill. Once we got there, all of agreed on the ampness of the situation: It was hard to contain. Every facet of Minnesota culture seemed to be either drinking, snowboarding, or drinking AND snowboarding. The bar was bumping and the park was progressing.

 I liked the new set up the park crew created. Phase two of a new, prevalent stomping grounds for upper midwestern snowboarders. However, I had been thinking of all the tricks I wanted to land based on the old park, so I was a little off guard upon arrival and had to think of a new list of tricks to land.

The cruiser runs we took at the beginning and end of the late night session was supplemented by the fog. It enveloped the landscape, made the orange glow of the lights mystical, and overall thought about how classic the night was.

 I really enjoyed my time at Troll. Especially because we got some footage! Not only me and Greg (Kyle was filming), but Tony the assistant park manager, Conor Rose, and Kris Gesch showed up. With the additional crew, I was stoked out of my mind.