Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2010 Burton US Open Complete Albums

I finally got all the pictures from the Open up:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2010 Burton US Open

The 2010 Burton US Open at Stratton was Saturday March 20th and even a Shaun White no show (he says he was sick, I heard around the comp that he didn't like the snow after his practice session the day before) couldn't put a damper on the day. The weather was gorgeous (hello sunburn) and the runs thrown down were insane. Watching a double cork on TV is one thing - seeing it in person is a whole different experience. Seeing three in a row? I'll let the pics tell the story.

Men's Halfpipe Results

1) Kazuhiro Kokubo - JPN - 97.17
2) Louie Vito - USA - 96.17
3) Iouri Podladtchikov - SUI - 96

Needless to say, with scores like that this competition was out of control. I honestly think the runs here were better than what was at the Olympics. When guys like Scotty Lago and overall Burton Global Open Series champion Peetu Piiroinen don't make the podium, you know it was sick.

Women's Halfpipe Results

1) Kelly Clark - USA - 94.17
2) Kaitlyn Farrington - USA - 90.33
3) Ellery Hollingsworth - USA - 86.33

The American women went huge to sweep the podium - Kelly Clark even tried for the first 1080 in women's pipe history on her victory lap, but couldn't nail it. I have a feeling it won't be long before that's a staple in her run.

Now, on to the pics...

Yep, Paul Mitchell is a sponsor - thanks again for participating, Shaun

End of the slope style course - cannon off the end of the edge of the Earth


Dude's about to land in the parking lot

Peetu wayyy up there

If you weren't upside down, you just weren't cool

Even security was like daaaayuhhhhm


The two best dressed guys at the Open

The full album of pics will be up soon, probably tomorrow night. Here are the rest of the 2010 Burton US Open results.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Okemo Light the Night Rail Jam Video

As promised, here is a video from the Amp/Okemo Light the Night Rail Jam:

Great weekend this past weekend - some friends came up and it couldn't have been a better time. Conditions were great, and one of my friends who started riding this year graduated to the big kid lift - apparently lessons do work! I'll be heading back to Jersey Thursday for the wedding of a couple friends on Friday, then hitting AC for the first time since my going away party Saturday. I can't wait, I've missed that place (and South Jerz in general) way more than I thought I would. I also got a real camera, so hopefully I'll be coming back with some good pictures and even better stories to go with them.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Laundromat Boredom

Putting up this video of Maximus Jones-Drew, my Peke, trying to figure out how to get outside with all the snow we had last week. Man, was that stuff fun to ride in. Got some friends from Jersey coming up this weekend - supposed to be absolutely gorgeous for their introduction to Okemo. I also bought a camera, unfortunately it won't be here in time for the weekend. Eventually. Enjoy:

Yes, afterwards I shoveled a path - he just really needed to get out at that exact moment. How could I not film it?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Kitchen Sink Fail

This weekend I discovered the pipes under my sink were leaking. Did I fix it? No, of course not, snowboarding was way more important and I was too beat when I got back. This was a much better solution:

Good thing I put that there too, since there ended up being a decent amount of water in that pot by the time I checked it today:

Guess it's time I look into fixing that. Duck (duct?) tape to the rescue!