not only that, but seeing it thrown in San Francisco of all places? Pretty damn sweet. I'm stoked that they were actually able to throw really smooth and sick tricks on the jump this year. Last year the jump was a piece of riggamortis scaffolding and it sucked huge wang. this year, the jump was a thousand times better in every way.
gripes? how much it freaking costed to get in. Last year it cost like 10? 20 bucks? It wasnt that bad at all. this year, the whole weekend cost 50+, and the vendors were separated from the event, which is kinda a bummer. They also didnt have a girls event this year, which I can totally understand because of how shitty the jump was last year for them. They couldnt get enough speed, and were knocked around in the shitty tranny.. and then Kaya Turski ate shit.. and then some snowboarder fell in the net of death... All bad. Michelle Parker won with a 3? yeah... it didnt go very well. However, with how much better the jump was this year, I would have liked to see the ladies try it... according to the article about it on the front page, it was exactly the same jump as was at Freestyle.ch. only, it was 20% bigger in every single way. I hope I will get to see ladies rip again next year. Should be fun.
but all in all, it was put together really realllly well. The jump was solid, of course. The skiiers were about the same as what they had last year... minus the ladies... and surprisingly, there were less vendors for some strange reason... especially on the side of snowboarding. there were in fact NO snowboarding booths in the village. No Burton. No Ride. No nothing... and even Roxy even had more of a skiing friendly element, due to its friendly proximity to Dynastar/Lange next door. (hot chicks too) But with all that it was still super sick. The moment guys showed up, which was sweet... same with Dynastar as formentioned, and Volkl too, but I didnt talk to them much, haha. Sucked for the core boarders though, who might have wanted to see some snowboarding booths, but whatev.
oh, and who can hate on free shwag, free lift tickets, contests to win trips to whistler, montana, hawaii, and FRANCE? Not to mention severely discouned Skullcandy stuff...
The skier formerly known as Rabiddingo66