words by Jeff Schmuck

photos by Charles Spina

Day 2 of the Jon Olsson Super Sessions in Are, Sweden started and finished early. After the forecast called for bad weather in the afternoon Jon made the call for an early morning start today on the step-up hip (aka The Launcher). So after a late night many for many at last night’s old school hip-hop party, the athletes and media made their way up the tram at 6am and got set up.

The Launcher

Unfortunately, there were some speed issues for most of the athletes on the feature (only Jon, Sammy and Andreas seemed to be feeling it), so the mission was aborted in favor of a possible return session on the JOI-style jump later in the afternoon, so the jump crew could begin modifications on the hip.

Jon Olsson

Andreas Hatveit

However many of the athletes were extremely tired after the early morning start and attempts on the hip so the decision was made to call it a day. Up next is the Swedish Open taking place tomorrow in Are's terrain park, followed by an evening session on The Rhythm Section. Needless to say, the late start should make for one hell of a time at tonight’s grand opening party. Stay tuned for the latest and greatest from the Jon Olsson Super Sessions.

Ben Zucker & Johnny DeCesare