26 Apr, 2009
The trip is winding down and coming to an end with today being the last day of snowboarding before traveling back to Colorado. This trip hasn’t been about the nightlife, but just enjoying friends company and snowboarding together. Today we were up early, to pack our gear up and get out of the condo for a day of riding.
Evo and Shayboarder stickering up the mountain
I hit up the mountain with Mike, Kendra and BJ to hit up the demos and try out boards again. Today I rode the Bataleon Riot and Drake DF One. All of the boards plus others will be coming up in reviews soon.
I come to Telus Festival to ride the demo days, unlike other demo days they tend to be shorter and I end up taking the boards for only 2 runs each because of the lack of time and length it takes to get each one done. I was hoping to ride a Burton as the third board today, but the reps closed it off at noon and my monster jacket was not winning them over.
Playing with the tail flex on the Bataleon Riot
Taking the carve uphill with the Bataleon Riot
Kendra carving it up
Last year Aspen was the winner for best one-pieces on the mountain but this year it was Whistler…I got to see a lot of people decked out in their best attire for skiing at Whistler. This guy even had the full white face of sunscreen going on and made gangsta talk with his friends behind us.
The day of the boots…I am trying to finish off my season with my Rome Vamps and they won’t be going onto season 2. I am practically swimming in them now with the day’s I’ve put on them and they’ve softened up more than I’d like so onto the next pair of boots for 09-10 season.
Kendra has been talking about new boots for next season and her 32 boots today have some major wear and tear going on. No wonder her boots have been soaked after riding, snow is getting in from the tear on the sides from her days in them.
As the demos winded down, I was able to meet up with Allie…Vancity Allie
. Allie does an amazing blog
on Vancouver living, snowboarding and the most amazing photos. Definitely go check it out and be amazed!
We were able to take some laps together, she did some filming for her blog which will be cool to see how it turns out. I’m used to being behind the camera, not so much in front of it.
Allie riding down with her camera setup
Allie capturing Allan riding down
The season is definitely coming to an end in Whistler, lower mountain has been losing snow fast and plenty of slush/puddles to go ride through today.
Ended the day with getting ready to head to Vancouver. I spent the afternoon after riding with friends at GLC bar in the base. I had missed Molly from evo earlier in the week but was able to meet up with Gorio to enjoy some final drinks and food before taking off.