Steven’s Pass Park LogApril 18th Day 1: The jumps are ready

and its time to head to Seattle to pickup the kids. What is usually a 4

hour drive turns into a 8 hour ordeal. Afterpicking up Gus Kenworthy,

Bobby Brown, AJ Burton, and Lesh it begins to snow.Mind you we are at a

park shoot and its dumping in Seattle. The Pass islittered with

Corvettes, Mustangs and other horrible cars that slid off theroad. We

approach a car stopped in the middle of the highway. AJ rolls down

thewindow and asks a guy, “what are u doing” The guy, quickly replies,

Itbeautiful out here. We finally make it home to hear stories from Mike

Wilsonabout pulling cars with his trailer that already has three

snowmobiles on it.Typical Mike Wilson.

April 19th Day 2: The snow

continues to fall. Over a foot of new and its timeto start shooting

park. We light up a bottom jump at night and film as Bobby,Gus, AJ,

Dvorak and others destroy it. All park shoots in the Northwest shouldbe

planned at night. Its easier to create your light than to wait for the

sun

April 20th Day 3: Its warmed up to about 25 soits time to

film on some rails. We spend time dusting of the rails and begin

tosession them. I get a call from Mike Mertion, who should already be

at StevensPass. “He are you guys at Stevens Pass, “Yeah are you here”.

Mike replies, NoI’m at Summit, so I’m close right. By close Mike means

that he drove about four hours out of the way. Bythe time he arrives

its snowing but we decide to hold out and hit the rail feature in the

afternoon. Gusdecides that he is feeling it and absolutely murders it.

Mike and Cosco get afew in as well, so we call it a day and return to

the lavish life in LevenworthWashington.

April 21st Day 4: It

has now warmed up to 28degrees, and there is rumor that the sun was

spotted poking through the clouds.Anticipation is building for the big

jump that the cat drivers have beenpushing on for 3 straight days. We

warm up finishing off the lower jump andrail feature. Mertion, Felton,

and others session the jumps as Cosco and Leshreturn to the rail

feature to get their shots. Gus sits back and instructs theon how its

done. In the afternoon the main jump is ready. Time to figure outwho’s

going to guinea the 90ft Long Jon Jump. Speed checks are made and

TaylorFelton steps up to the plate. Taylor is extremely underrated on

his ability todo crazy shit. He is really calculated and confident on

big jumps. A quicksession leads to a snowstorm and our day is done.

April

22nd Day 5: it’s a 5:00am wake up call on our last day of shooting.

Theforecast is calling for a three hour break in the weather before the

next stormrolls in. We roll up to the mountain to see Spong sleeping in

his car waitingfor us. Next comes Seo like a bat out of hell. Rock

music blaring as he pullsinto the parking lot at about 40. Ask anyone

who as experienced a drive withSeo, and they’ll either tell you it was

fun or incredibly frightening. Theskies are clear and its 32 degrees.

No time to break out the tanning lotion,and the session begins. Dub’s,

straight airs, knuckles and overshoots are allwitnessed before the wind

and snow return to close out the shoot. This will godown as one of the

most fun shoots ever, in between hitting jumps athletes wereable to get

powder laps around the features. We bid farewell to the sun and putthe

wraps on the first of four park shoots. The best jump that we have

everbeen a part of was only hit for a few hours but thanks to Rage’s

most talentedcrew to date, we have bangers to share. Thanks again to

Brian, Chris, Junior,and the rest of the staff at Stevens for making

such a killer park for us. If you want to hit a dope park and ski super

fun terrain, Ski Steven's Pass.

Shasta Park Log

April

24th: Day 1: One day isn’t usually enoughtime between park shoots but

word is that the snow is melting in Shasta and thecrew is ready to work

on our tans. We arrive and get straight to work on aroller coaster box

of sorts. Gus once again puts a show on while Cosco showswhy he is so

well rounded. At Shasta it’s a different pace. More laid back andcasual

with a bunch of shoveling. After hitting the box we set in a rail

withthe expectation of hitting it the next day. With the return of

Spring weather an official start of theB-ball season began. Stand out

up incoming Rage basketball athletes includePoint Guard Derek Spong.

TheRookie team was no match for the veteran team anchored by Dylan

Natale andKyler Cooley.

April 25th: Day 2: With weather in the

60’s the crew woke up stoked to see thesun. A 45 foot gap with an up

hill knuckle was a bit sketchy to step to. Aftersome deliberation on

who was to hit it Mertion and Gus gave it a go. Afterabout 7 hours

everyone including, Devo, Gus, Mertion Dylan, Spong, Burton, and Wilson

bagged solid shots. Oh I also had a great conversation withIan Cosco on

the phone it goes as follows. “Hey Ian are you still on your way,” Ian

responds,” Wellkinda, I crossed the California border but they turned

me around.” “Why”, “WellI guess they don’t allow Ferrets in California,

So I have to drive back to Renoand drop little Weez with some friends,”

Typical Cosco.

April 26th Day 3; We put the rail to rest

andquickly work on a Dub QP jib. The woods of Shasta hold some really

big andscenic trees first scoped by Pete Alport. We decided to once

again create atree jib focused on timing. After many tests for timing

two teams wereassembled to get the shot. Team A of Mertion and Devo,

and Team B of Dylan andKyler. The pressure was on as a hoop game was on

later the day. Without muchpractice both teams got the timing right and

another successful day was had.The only timing that was off that day

was Dylan’s broke ass jumper.

April 29th Day Day 4-5: The first

three days werethe exact opposite of Stevens. Each day was hotter then

the next with temps inthe 70’s. We were happy to have a few weather

days to treat our burned skin.The highlight of the weather day saw a

record movie performance entailing 6movies viewed, capped off with

Gremlins 2, Kyler’s Pic,.It was time to ski again. The last feature was

a dozzy thathad plenty of skepticism. We had a jungle gym of sorts with

a hip, snow wallride, butter box, jump feature. Richard Permin came

from Alaska to join the fun, and by the second day witnessing the 10th

rodeo off the wallride, I knew that Shasta was a complete success.

April

30th; As bad weather moved in, the crewdisbanded and headed to Squaw

for the third leg of the park tour. Once againShasta provided such a

fun atmosphere for a park shoot. Big Thanks go out to Tyand the Shasta

crew. If you ever get the chance, check out Shasta Ski Park next

winter. It is the mostlaid back and fun ski area out there.

Next update in a few days!


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