Stop #2 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam snapped off at Boreal Mountain, CA on Saturday January 5, 2013!
Boreal has been developing their park program for quite some time now and has been a training ground for some of the up and coming shred talent. Recently they completed a new Woodward facility that’s a wonderland of trampolines, foam pits, skate parks, and practice kickers. It’ll be exciting to see the kind of talent these resources produce. With all of these factors, we knew they would be a great host for this year’s PBRJ.
The Contest Site
Upon arrival we were greeted with clear skies, mild temperatures, and a contest site that was a great mix of standards but also creative features. The 3 zones consisted of a street style down tube, an up-down-flat kinked tube, and the good old down disco box. Straightforward yes but a great site to let the creativity of the competitors shine.
Miles Taylor Provided One Of The Most Exciting Moments Of The Contest
The 15 and Under Division were first to attack the site. With zero hesitation this young bunch was putting down maneuvers that had many of the older competitors wishing their bag of tricks was a little deeper. Flawless 270s in and out of the down tube, buttery spins and presses on the disco box, and 50 50s to 360 melon out of the kinked rail. It got rowdy in a hurry! At the end of the day 13 year old Graham Haley took home top honors with Dray Gardner coming in 2nd and 12 year old Toby Miller swooping up 3rd. All of the finalists put on an inspiring performance.
8 Year Old Vincent Piccinonno Spreading The Style
Graham Haley Was On Fire With Tricks Like This Gap 5050 To FS 360 Melon
Drayden Gardner With A stylish Stalefish Lip Slide
Flawless 270 In And Out Of The Down Tube By Joshua Douglas
Next up to bat was the 16 and Over Division. Seeing what the young guns had put down they knew they needed to step it up. This is where we started to see a little hard way action, nollies into the features, side way slides through the kink, and even the beginning of the gap to flat frenzy. After all the scores were tallied, Ryland West snatched up the 1st place position with Jordan Welter in 2nd and Blair Esson coming in a close 3rd. We’ll look forward to seeing the group out at $15,000 championships on April 20th.
BS 180 To Switch 50 50 To Cab 3 Out!
Peanut Buttery Blunt With A Pretzel Out By Ryland West
Zach Nash With A Stylish Press In Zone 1
Free Lunch Fun!
The Girls Division was next to show what they were capable of. Getting after it in a hurry this female bunch was putting down stylish moves such as a front lip swivel to switch front board on the tub, a front board through the kink, presses and pretzels on the box, and a mind blowing 180 layback to 180 out (Gooeyest Move contender). It was a shake up but the judges awarded Naima Antolin the crown with Lejawn Allen coming in 2nd and 12 year old Hailey Langland pulling off the 3rd place title. Solid performance ladies!
Melissa Evans Cleaning The Kinked Tube
Eyes On The Prize Lip Slide To Fakie
Naima Blew Everyone Away With Her Laid Back Style. Don't Forget There Was A 180 In And Out Of This!
Kasandra Dolan Knows A Thing Or Two About Style
The Open Division had the task of closing out the day. After the blistering array of trickery we’d already seen go down it was hard to know what was left to accomplish. Sure enough, the Open Class took it to the next level and hiked way above the contest site and thus begun the gap session. Scotty Hoffman got things started by sending it off the zone 2 lip and landing on the zone 1 rail with a big fat lip slide. Then we started seeing the competitors gap the kinked section of zone 2 and landing on the flat section or the “donkey kick”. It was on after that with gap: lip slide, melon front board, back lip, and cab 270. The pinnacle of destruction had to have been when Miles Taylor snapped his board in half with a massive gap to lip slide! The judges had their hands full but after the dust settled it was Pat Lynch who took home the glory of gold with defending champion Sawyer Deen taking a close 2nd and Matt Busedu swiping 3rd. It was an epic battle to say the least.
Pat Lynch's Back Lip Through The Kink
One Of Many Mind Melters Richard Koukai Threw Down
Do You See The Lip Of The Kinked Rail In The Background? That's Where Scotty Hoffman Took Off.
Sawyer Deen Was One Of The Gap Goons
The Gooeyest Move Of The Event By Easton Gilman
A big thanks goes out to Boreal for hosting the event this year. John Slaughter, Anders Issacson, Tucker Norred, and the entire terrain park staff had us covered throughout and their help was greatly appreciated. Judging can be one of the most difficult tasks of the day, many thanks goes to Lou Macias, Brent Oftecial, and Erik Leon for sorting through the insanity. Last but not least we’d like to thank your tour sponsors for kicking in the extra stoke: