Reno, Part Deuce
The Deane reports in with a few words –
powder up at Squaw Valley I finally got back to Reno having been trapped in
Tahoe from the storm. I arrived in Reno to find 2 feet of snow. The first night we
ended up getting kicked out 3 times trying to hit rails and only
managed to finish one setup before calling it. The next day
Jay, Bentley from DOS media, and myself filmed and shot all day in Reno and came up with a lot of great shots that you might have seen in the
I woke up the next day to the sound of my cell phone
ringing, It was my fellow Moment Skis teammate Sean Hartel calling to
wake me up and head out on an urban mission. I was definitely not
feeling like doing another urban session all day. I was beat, tired,
and sore from the previous day, but Hartel always gets me super stoked
to go skiing. We showed up to a unique wall stall jib we had set up the
day before to find the whole in run and ramp destroyed.
Myself, Hartel and filmer Dave Brunelle met at the Moment Skis Factory
to regroup and figure something out to salvage the day. After brainstorming on what we could set up quickly we decided on a bomb drop I had
found the day before. We grabbed team photographer Max Miller and
headed out, determined to get some shots.
Bomb drops are always a fun time, especially when you get do to it with
guys like Sean. After we were done setting up the jib we realized that
it would take about 25 min to walk around after each hit. Hartel and I
ended up deciding to scale the wall we were skiing off of in our ski
boots to save time. This turned out to be pretty sketchy, especially
when Hartel decided it would be great to drop over my head! Sean wound
up killing it and we both had a lot of fun.
Shortly after getting off work that evening, Hartel called to let me know that the jib we were unable to hit earlier in the day was reconstructed. I quickly went home, gathered my gear and headed out to find Hartel, Miller, and our TM Jason Badgley getting things ready.
Reno definitely has some unique jibs, and this concrete column we found is a great example. We got the lights up and had another great session whipping into this wall stall.
After we got done trying to reach the top, I decided to climb to the top and acid drop off. Looking from the top of a 20-foot pillar down onto a landing that had a mere 2 feet of transition was pretty damn intimidating. Hartel and the large crew of onlookers that arrived got me pumped to drop it and we got a cool shot, a great way to end a long 2 day session.