Sorry it took me so long to get everything up, those 3000 word papers don't write themselves. If you would like any photos from the blog post or you were skiing i most likely got a shot of you so PM me or e-mail me at pippinlee@hot...OR JUST POST IN THE THREAD... and i will happily look through the photos for some shots of you, although due to the outrageous amount it might take some time, and then i can e-mail them your way. Cheers.
Kids in tall tees and over sized pants...it must be that time of the year again. Well yet another season here on the EC coast starts...with a splash in true EC fashion, with mother nature pouring down as the event at Georgian College in Barrie Ontario was expected to start. With the sound of snowboarders dragging their boards against the pavement to rub even any kind of edge that would have settle over the winter it was clear that everyone was stoke for the beginning of the new season. The event scheduled to start at 11, got under way shortly after 12 due to the rains. Due to the conditions the box's looked similar to a slip in slide rather than a jib obstacle.
Nonetheless a few Guinea pigs were sent down the box, and after they survived the hit, the event organizers decided it was time to start. You Ontario skiers might recongnize these two features from MSLM, they were a flat down and a urban-style shotgun, a great setup for the first event of the year.
Due to craptacular warm and wet temps inbetween heats a crew of first year ski operation students and other organizers would take a pickup of snow and patch up the landings and take-offs.
Second round shots:
After the decision of who would move on, the skiers and boaders were divided up between girls and guys and one plank or two. The skiers and boarders were given two runs each. The snowboarders went first, making a dismal apperance which gave the commentator much shits and giggles claiming anytrick would win in, and finally there were one or two made. And then came the skiers, they came harder than anyone had expected in a full out train stomping their tricks leaving the crowd stunned, they were absouletly killing it, the tricks kept one upping each other till there were only two riders left at the top of the drop in"
Watch out for the kid, he is one of Ontarios up and commers for sure.
I'd like to thanks the people at Georgian college for making everything happen, although the rain sucked it was a great first jam of the year and i think everyone enjoyed themselves. Big thanks to Rob for transportation and some great shots of snowboarders asses.... and of course as soon as we hit the road the clouds lifted and it was bright and sunny.