STOP #7 OF VOLCOM'S NORTH AMERICAN PBRJ TOUR 2/13/2013
Blue Mountain stayed true to its name for stop #7 of Volcomís Peanut Butter and
Rail Jam tour on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
What do you call a surprise storm that can burry an entire country overnight in one
massive blizzard? Drop a record snowfall ensuing countrywide PANIC? We called it
Snowmageddon! When experiencing such a drastic accumulation of snowfall just
overnight, the resort of The Blue Mountain saw a record powder drop and a village
full of stranded winter enthusiasts. Who would have thought such a storm could
bring copious amounts of fun.
Of course, after a brutal storm always come blue skies and a warm sun.
What Better way to kick start the 7th stop of the Volcom PBRJ Tour? Keeping up with
last years clean features for all levels of attack, Matt Konnings and his dedicated
team of snow pushing park shapers gave us some beautiful progressive rails to
play on causing the riders to salivate over the options. We had the consequential
down rail donkey kink, the flat dance box, and the always popular, 270 harboring,
Crisp Clear Morning Skies Greeted The Warm Up Session
Some of, if not, most of the best rail riders we see, come out of this cold province
called Ontario. Must be due to the lack of steep, forcing the youth into the streets
at night (in a good way). Thus, harboring the school
skipping rail monkeys of the 15 and under category thatís up first. Having the
largest number of registrants of the day, we were presented with 2 heats of kids
easily capable of riding with the big guns. These mini park pirates have almost a
pint sized open category all their own. We love to watch these kids get to work.
With a trick list for days and a rider's resume someone twice his age would kill to
have, local hero Colton Conway swept the course clean with some of the best FS
270 in 270 out's I have seen performed by any mini to date. A flawless display of
talent to earn him top spot in his category.
Nipping at his toes in a close 2nd was Gordon Hall, followed by Quebec City's 15
and under winner and Vancouver local sensation, Quinn Dubois. We can't wait to
see what bag of tricks these kids pull out at champs.
Mini Mite Eye Of The Tiger
Quinn Dubois Was Back For More
Kobe Crossman Serving Up A Pretzel
Colton Half Cab In Conway 3 Out
Always willing to kick it up a notch, the 16+ Division was a jaw dropper in the very
least. Getting some of the best weather of the day with the sun at a high, the
jackets start to come off and the hoodies become a top layer choice.
As another mute grab gap to bonk comes soaring through the air, judges are
forced to throw up their hands with stoke. A deep roar draws a quick accumulation
of spectators and the hype begins to build. The Lizzard aka
Will Izzard had a strong quiver of tricks and damn near perfect consistency. This
was enough to earn him top spot and an invite to champs. Joining him on his
Californian experience will be Whistler's park monster Alex Ball in 2nd and C-
woods Keenan Gibson in 3rd.
Pack light boys, champs holds enough prizing to fill your moms walk-in shoe
The Fresh Prince Himself: Will Smith
Alex Ball Getting Some
The Lizzard Wasn't Afraid To Twist In And Out Of The Donkey
We know, we say it EVERYTIME. But you can't help give the growing snowboard
scene of girls all of the credit they deserve. Going from only having a few
competitive riders in Ontario a couple years ago, to nursing some of the best
park/rail riders our country can pump out, Blue Mountain is the hot spot to find the
best female jibbers. Out keeping up with the boys and charging harder then the
weekend warrior on Redbull, these bombshell killers were out to make themselves
heard. After an early contest fall to fractured her wrist, Samm Denena was still able
to high five for her 2nd place victory next to the 1st place rail rat, Theresa Kewley.
Sliding into 3rd was Theresa Higginsin.
Some Of The Ladies Planning Their Attack
Kiersten Higginson's 50 50 Back 180 Out
Logan Cordiner Flaring Out Zone 2
The Free PB+J Lunch Was A Disgusting Display
The sun still high and not a breeze for hours, the Men's Open category was about
to get the best weather of the day, and why shouldn't they? These professional
grade jibbers bring a degree of riding to the contest that can only be described as
"a whole...notha...level"! 50-50 front flips? BS and FS 270's in/out of every feature?
This spin-to-win event was just warming up and we were already hot!
When riding of this level comes out, we expect some wild tricks. Thus crowning
Jeffrey Robinson "Electrics Gooeyest Move" for his switch BS 180 50-50 to tweaked
stale fish out. Yeah, we know. Gooeye!
Representing Hamilton to its' fullest, Ian Mac Gregor got showered with prizing as
he took home the bragging rights and the reigns as #1 contender in the Men's
Open division. A well deserved 2nd spot to Toronto's Andy Sewart followed by
Michael Rotsaert in a podium finishing 3rd.
Start thinking about what sunblock your going to need guys.
Champs is calling.
Spinning And Sending It Sideways
Half Cab 50 50 Back 3 By Cole Cummins
The Buckin' Donco Was No Match For This Back Lip
The Gooeyest Move Of The Event By Jeffrey Robinson
Andy Stewart With A Game Changer
Ian Mac's Cab 180 To Hard Way 3 Out Helped Lock Down
We would love to throw out a huge thanks to Blue Mountain for hosting yet another
epic PBRJ. A huge thank you to Erika Langman, Matt Konnings and his park minions
for digging out and maintaining the pow covered features. You and your staff were
on point all day and we couldn't ask for a better team to have support us. Shout out
to our guest judges Ryan Cesar, Dane Milligan and Dave Write for their professional
accuracy in determining our winners. Until the next time Ontario.
Last but not least, this wouldn't be possible without the endless support of our tour