Breck’s 4th of July Bowl 7/19/09
19 Jul, 2009
I’ve come to the conclusion that summer is nice for a couple weeks but having year round snow in places makes it hard when it comes to taking a summer off from riding, it’s almost impossible. Today we ventured back to Breck to hit up the snow rail garden. It’s been a rad summer with friends who want to shred the leftover snow, meeting new friends in the process and having old friends come back to town. Today our crew was 7 people from various areas of the state: Adrian, Lauren, K, Scott, Erik, Frank and myself.
The road has been getting worse and this time with my truck crammed full of 7 people, it made it up but some bruised heads along the way. At the top we found that some awesome rails have made their way up to become a rail park for sessioning.
A whole line up of boards: Never Summer, O-matic, Capita, GNU, Rome and Ride
A look at the diminishing snow/parking lot
Today was also a quite busy day with another crew enjoying the snow, boarders in our group and skiers in theirs.
We positioned our relax area complete with beverages and boards as chairs
Erik 180’d out of this shot
Scott’s spin to win on the tube
K’s frontside boardslide on the tube
Adrian’s impressive skills on the flat down rail
Lauren and myself, the only girls riding today.
I must say it’s awesome to have another girl pushing me to hit rails.
It was a happy day for me just hiking and enjoying the snow, taking pics and passing the camera around to friends willing to take photos as well.
So I decided that today I would try frontside boardslides and I spent the day coming up and trying to ollie onto a frontside boardslide on the tube. The good news was I was told the tube was hard to boardslide on and when I took it to a box rail it would be much easier for me. So I just worked on trying to get it, couple bruises and falls later, I felt better about it so next time i’ll be getting it dialed more.
A shot of me on the rail, still working on the frontside boardslide
Me eating shit…it happens
Today I took out my camcorder, the Canon Vixia HD to actually get some snow footage of it and I’m stoked with how it’s coming out in a video.
Overall it was an awesome day on the snow with friends and looking forward to more shred days especially when I’m working on getting tricks dialed with the help of friends.