Stop #7 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam forged through storm Pax at Mountain Creek, NJ Saturday, February 15, 2014.
The PBRJ rolled into the northeast as national news was reporting one of the largest winter storms to hit the region in the past 10 years. With over 20” of snow falling in the days leading into the event, the park crew had plenty of fresh to construct a fun set up for the kids to ride. They pulled together rock steady features including a fun down tube to get tricky in zone 1, a large tear drop rail separating the platform in zone 2, and zone 3 paid homage to our friends north of the boarder by replicating the Montreal ledge seen throughout our favorite video parts. Everyone was amping for practice to start as they went straight into tilt mode by destroying everything in their path. As practice ended the park staff needed a full arsenal of shovels, rakes, salt, and water onsite to get the lips ready for the onslaught of divisional action to ensue.
Meeting Of The Minds Before The Radness Began
The 15 & Under Division at Creek have developed into full on rippers in every sense of the word. You can really see that the older guys around the area have taken the youth under their wings to spread the love of what we call shred. It was really cool to see and hear the excitement as we saw everything from technical riding to having a 6-year-old rider chaperoned down the features. Nick Nolan stood on top with tricks like a gap bs lipslide down the tear drop rail in zone 2 as he took hold of 1st place, Miles Fallon had everyone cheering the entire way by landing a solid ollie up straight on 50-50 to boardside to front board combo on the Montreal Ledge in zone 3, and Reid Smith rarely misses a podium position as he got 3rd with tricks like his bs 360 50-50 fs 180 out on the down tube in zone 1. The boys charged up the crowd and the snow gods at the same time.
Mini Shred On A 50-50 As He Eye Up The Jam
Finding Speed Through The Snow For A Full Pull In Zone 2
Joey Leon Going Fs 270 Lip On The Tube In Zone 1
The 16-21 Division was next to take on the arena as storm Pax came back for a second round. The snow was now flying as the guys were squinting through the flakes to make it to the rails. Rarely do you have to wear goggles on the east coast since there are many grey days and low light situations. A lucky few brought the right tools for the job and started to assemble a solid heat of riding. We saw many rad tricks including a hw fs 270 sw bs lip 270 out on the tube in zone 1, a high speed lipslide pretzel out on the tear drop rail in zone 2, and a fs bluntslide 270 out on the Montreal ledge in zone 3. Zach Mathes had a snap to his tricks and really put on a 1st place performance, Ryan Gormley battled his way into 2nd place, and Liam Doyle had solid press and spin combinations getting the 3rd place position.
Holding A Solid Nose Press Through The Montreal Ledge In Zone 3
Locking Into A Bs Lipslide In Zone 1
Dipping The Nose Down To Cradle A Solid Nose Blunt In Zone 2
The Women’s Division was up and the boys were ready to lend a helping hand. Speed was becoming an issue as the snow began to pile up as the drop in and features started to turn a crisp white. The Jersey boys came to the rescue to show that snowboard chivalry was alive and well. They started to sling the girls into each zone as these ladies landed a sick hw fs 180 sw 50-50 180 out on the ledge in zone 3, made a full pull 50-50 through the zone 2 tear drop, and a sw lip 270 out on the down tube in zone 1 just to name a few. Ari Marrone and Lauren Longfield had a serious battle back in forth as Ari squeaked out the win, Lauren kept it close with a 1 point difference for 2nd, and Alexa Cerra put it together for 3rd place honors.
Grabbing Indy With A Tail Press Zone 3
This Six Year Old Girl Was Fearless...So Awesome
Lauren Longfield Getting Through A Frontside 180 Sw 50-50 180 Out In Zone 1
PBJ Buffet And Snow Flakes Landing On Your Tongue
The Open Division was ready to do whatever it took to get the job done as the snow was in serious effect. The conditions would come into play as many riders lost the speed required to even leave the lips of the jumps. The day’s conditions would prove that it was important to take care of your gear. The lucky few with a fresh coat of wax had the upper hand. Nonetheless, the open division knows how to put it down and started to clobber the zones with top-level maneuvers. Tom Weiss was a man on a mission getting an exceptional hw cab 270 bs lip on the tear drop in zone 2 and many more to get 1st, Billy Keil killed it all the way though practice a finals with tricks like a nollie bs tail 270 out on the ledge in zone 3 for 2nd, and Max Lyons separated himself from the pack with powerful riding and a super clean lipslide pretzel out in zone 2 to take home 3rd place.
A Technical Bs 180 Sw 50-50 Back To Regular In Zone 1
Posing For The Camera With A Casual Lipslide Down The Middle
Fending Off Fresh Snow To Get On The Tube In Zone 1
Such A Sick Still Of This Lipslide Pretzel Out By Max Lyons In Zone 2
Tom Weiss Had A Fresh Wax And A Fresh Hw Cab 270 Bs Lip Switch Up On The Montreal Ledge In Zone 3
Thank you to Hue Reynolds, Chris Gengaro, Marc Tremain, and the Mountain Creek personnel that helped make the PBRJ run like a Swiss watch. Thanks to JP “Juice” Flynn, Paulie “PY” Yaremko, Charlie Kiesa, and Austin White for running scores throughout the day. Thank you to Homer Horowitz for snapping photos and Matt Lareau for his support from beginning to end. Check out our tour sponsors listed below to find rad brands supporting snowboarding at its grass roots.
-Rev’d Nutrition Bars
15 & Under Division
1st: Nick Nolan
2nd: Miles Fallon
3rd: Reid Smith
4th: Bradley Harper
5th: Joey Leon
1st: Zach Mathes
2nd: Ryan Gormley
3rd: Liam Doyle
4th: Andrew Wolak
5th: Scott Schappell
Women's Open Division:
1st: Ari Marrone
2nd: Lauren Longfield
3rd: Alexa Cerra
4th: Gina Perrelli
5th: Maggie Leon
Men's Open Division:
1st: Tom Weiss
2nd: Billy Keil
3rd: Max Lyons
4th: Brian Hopper
5th: Matt Genovese
Rev’d Rider Award: $100 – Billy Keil
Electric's Gooyest “Move of the Event”: $50 and Electric Sunglasses – Nick Apicella
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Posted on February 18, 2014