Grenade Games 5: Superpipe Finals
24 Apr, 2009
I arrived on the scene at noon when it was still quiet in the pipe, a couple people practicing and just a couple spectators. Eventually both fences of the superpipe would fill up with people and the media would arrive on the scene to capture every shot.
Grenade Games 5: Superpipe from Shayboarder on Vimeo.
I was able to stand right on the superpipe deck, close enough to touch the athletes and get some shots of the action.
Tj Schneider on the scene and unlike this photo, the sweetest guy to be around. It was funny to hear that the reason he doesn’t have a shayboarder.com sticker is because we’re competition. News to my ears…so from now on, its on…Tj it’s on!
Tj invoked fear in the photographers, I watched him air out and almost land on one so each run I held my breath hoping he wouldn’t do the same to me. Luckily for me, he didn’t and I got some fun shots of him shredding his heart out.
Towards the end of the event, the Grenade Pinata was broken apart by Lucas Magoon who gave a bunch of the goodies to the crowd.
While waiting to get the Tj shot at the end and congrats the winner, I met James Sullivan who was the online editor for Future Snowboarding Mag (RIP). It was cool to talk with someone who had a good part in the online community and mag I was fond of and rad that he knows shayboarder.com.