I went from summer to winter in 24 hours, luckily flights were OK. First day riding, trying some DC gear at Vail, I never rode a rocker board before and it was OK, nice on powder and really forgiving on rails and boxes. Thanks to Inside/Kiwi for helping with the gear. Now on my way to Breckenridge.
Can’t believe that the season is over. Anyway, as usual, at the end of the season, another Maori Downhill goes down. This is getting bigger and bigger every year. You can check the full article at NZsnowboard.com
After the race it was time for the NZsnowboard Awards, with Stefi, Jay, Shelly and Stef taking the spots. Good job guys.
The weather wasn’t really helping, so we ended up going to Queenstown to get exxxtreme on the luge. Here’s Bruno super stoked on the Gondola.
But … but …. we got there and the luge was close because of high winds!!!. Can’t believe it, the windy ruining another day. So we race down the course … not as exciting as the original, but it was pretty hilarious.
We waited and waited but the wind didn’t stop. All I got is this postcard view of Queenstown.
I was so sad that I had to eat a pizza from Hell’s. The all thing. Mmmm … I’m hungry again.
Yeap, as you should know already, it’s all about Speed & Glory. The Quest Lib Tech Banked Slalom at Coronet Peak.
Do you think I’m joking? This is a serious competition. It’s business time.
And then it’s racing time.
And the predictable after race party at the bottom. Drinks, sausages and snowballs for everybody … and bananas. Good times.
So finals day … comp on hold cuz of the wind from 8:30 … until 13:30.
Ahhhm Japanese fans, nothing else to say.
The media monkeys in full expresion. Shaun White is in the middle by the way.
Another one. All of them trying to get the guy in the sky shot publish in the local newspaper with the 70-200 mm. Good times.
The Board Cartel boys called me for this session at Vail Pass, sunny weather with fresh powder in April. Matt at jump number 1, I-70 in the background.
And now is Jon on jump number 2.
Here you can see Matt and Jimmy at jump number 3, and the landing of jump number 2 in the background.
I have seen this so many times this season, but it never get old … we call this Cachipún in Chile. CA – CHI – PUN!.
Still snowing, still sleding, get early to the gas station to fill the sleds.
In a good year you can ride your sled to the gas station, this year you got to do the old system.
So we got the sled fixed … we it’s a lot of people, but I was part of the team!. The locals decide to ride to the backyard, not much snow, but still fun. Sleds can take you to really nice places.
A quick stop before the cornices. No tracks so far, we were having fun until this happen.
Yeap, looks like a good project. The good thing is that I’m just helping, cuz I have no idea how to do it … but I’m learning a lot. Polaris RMK 700 with a blown out suspension and track in half … length wise. A some other details.
This has nothing to do with photo or snowboarding … it’s just amazing, it’s the “Really Big Universal Remote”.
So it’s my birthday. So I’m in New mexico. So I’m driving all day to get to Colorado and celebrate. So things gets really blurry when you drive too much.
And I saw clouds.
And more clouds. It’s getting dark and I’m still on the road.