in the ski-racing world. However, the J5 that went down at Waterville
Valley, NH on March 31, 2007 had absolutely nothing to do with ski
racing and had everything to do with the ridiculous progression of
freeskiing. Sponsored by K2 Skis, Spy Optics, Level 1, and Newschoolers.com,
the Junkyard Jam theme was in full effect as the competitors whipped
through the top jumps into a jib section that included a snowmaking
pipe, vending machine, ski racks, a junk pile and the showtime feature,
a flat bed truck with an up box on top.
Dylan Ferguson spins backside out. Junk jib from Dylan F.
PJ Beauregard, looking like a million bucks.As
much as the East Coast skiers are the highlight of this event, the
weather was anything but East Coast as it was sunny all day and with
temps in the 50's. With weather like that and a fun course set up,
what's not to love? All that love combined with the $1000 top prize,
and product from sponsors K2 skis, Spy goggles, and Level 1 DVDs up for
grabs made it an all day affair in the Exhibition Park. With the
competitors actually judging each other progression was assured and the
game was on.
Jesse Padgent knows: the white glove is the one that holds the poison.
Matt P. boosts in front of a classic East Coast backdrop.
Tiffany Davenport, mere seconds before dropping into the giant K2 sack brought in specifically for kidnapping the best riders.
Matt Morrison matches his outfit to his skis.As
the day got going, the standouts.well, stood out. PJ Beauregard stepped
up to the table with his 270 on 630 off the truck feature, Nick Martini
went one step further and popped 810 off the truck. In the Am division,
Brendan Wall entertained the crowd with huge backyard backies and
smooth style, no doubt taught to him by fellow competitor and WV coach
Greg Rupple. Also leading the style charge was WV female ski legend
Tiffany Davenport who pulled down a first place finish and a pair of K2
skis and some Spy goggles by killing it in the jumps and off the truck
box. The Am Division was headed up by Collin Sirois who put down a
switch 5 into a 180 double rewind in the jump section really firing up
the competitors, all that into a clean 270 off the truck. His run was
more then good enough for first place winning a pair of K2 skis and a
bunch of gear from Spy. Back in the Pro category Tom Warnick's switch
back flips and switch 7 mutes off the jumps as well as 270 on 270 off,
450 and 630 off the truck gave him the respect of his peers and the
dolla dolla bills! $1000 to be exact all in $5 bills...hence J5.
Download the video here! (17.4MB mp4)Big
thanks to everyone who came out and made this event heaps of fun, very
special thanks to all of our sponsors K2 skis, Spy Optics, Level 1 and Newschoolers.com! See you next year!
Bank cash MONEYYY!
Tyler Thistle whets his whistle, get my gistle?
The unknown skier... who's gonna claim it?