Dang, I want to see the dash cam vid of that. You know he had one.
So, huge news today here in the mountains of Sochi: Shaun White has decided to pull out of slopestyle and concentrate on winning a third gold medal in pipe. Why you may ask? Well, there are probably a bunch of reasons, but the most obvious to me is that he is beat to shit. Since December, Shaun has slammed more than I think I have ever seen him fall in his life. The last mega scorpion at the Mammoth GPX would have ended my riding season. But like the beast he is, Shaun got up and managed to win the qualiflying event that day and solidify his position on the USA snowboarding slope team. He has to still be feeling that slam. On top of that, the slopestyle here is no beginner swim affair. The jumps are man sized, and the course has already claimed Torstien Horgmo. But you already know all about this “dangerous slope style” since it has been shoved down your throat along with all the other negative media hype around this Olympics. So, I’m going to focus on the positive here and continue to deliver the bright side of things here in the mountains. I have to, I’m here for basically a month.
*Let me be clear that this is MY Olympic experience. I know there are others with less than stellar places to stay and I feel for them. I feel like I won the lottery with my room and board. There are families with kids and relatives over here either working or competing. They don’t need to be thinking about all that negativity being so far away. The security is tight and things are different, but why shouldn’t it be?
Philipe Toldeo has quite the air game.
Park City has one of the most fun parks in the world. Neff Land is just one colorful section of a multitude of awesome.
Nyjah, Jaws, Riley Hawk and the rest of the Asphalt Yacht Club crew headed down south for some good old fashioned shredding.
The Wiamea River poop soup pond that festers in the sun can be a great time if the waves are flat. Jamie O shows you how it’s done, spraying hepatitis b water into the mouths of local body boarders.
Massachusetts native Dave Bachinsky absolutely tears this TF apart. The kickflip to nose pick was my favorite.
Krooked’s guest pros are always individuals.
Remondetta is gnar.
This is such a heavy slam.