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Final Day Ro-Sham Throw Down

Today was the last day of the 2011 Ro-Sham Throw Down. The entire event was really fun and had a ton of great riders. The Slider Project did a great job hosting and putting together the event. Yesterday we had the first three semi-finals, and unfortunately I didn’t make it through to the finals, but I had a great session all the same and was riding really well. The finals round today was made up of 8 riders, and they got to ride for 30 minutes, the wind ended up backing off half way through but the judges still found the winner. The results are below. Congrats the everyone who placed. Stoked to come back next year, pictures coming soon.

Mens                                     Womens

1st: Bill Parker                   Bruna Kajiya

2nd:Aaron Hadlow          Tiffany Schrader

3rd:Andre Phillip              Lulu Vroman

4th: Brandon Scheid

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Back on the water in Hood

Since I’ve been back in Hood we have been helping out the slider project crew getting all the slider prepped and painted. Best has sponsored one of the gnarlyest rails this year at rosham. It’s a box to a gap to a single bar hand rail. Pretty scary looking but I think it’s going to be a step closer to what all the other boardsports are hitting. Yesterday was the first day of qualifier out of our team we had Rich Sabo and Joe Ruscito competing and both of the boys were killing it on the water and features. After the qualifier I had a chance to get out for a 4 hour session with the crew and shoot with Josh Pietras. All the feature were super fun, the Boom box was huge! and the c/dance floor was super fun to tech out on. Tonight we find out who made it through the qualifiers into the main event, then friday it’s the womens event and wakeskate jam!

More action to come.

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Ro-Sham Throw Down Day 1

Im out here in the gorge for the Ro-Sham Throw Down. All the guys are out here including some of the Best Team. We got in Monday, and have been busy setting up the Best hand rail. The thing is gonna be sick for sure. Today we had the first qualifying round, with most the features out on the water. There were 8 guys in my heat today and another 10 tomorrow.  Between today’s and tomorrow’s heats 8 people have a chance to advance. I think I rode pretty well, we will see how it turns out.

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En Route to Hood River

Well after a few weeks at home after the Triple S event it’s time to head back out on the road. I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks at home to visit family and friends and make alittle money working teaching kiteboarding with I’ve headed out to Hood river to meet up with some of the Best team members, photographer Josh Pietras and hit up the rosham event here in Hood River OR. I arrived at PDX international yesterday evening around 7pm. From there I took a quick cab to a Uhual truck rental and pick up a cube truck which will be my wheels for the week. Since I’m not over 25 I’m not able to rent from any other car rentals so Uhual is my weapon of choice. At only 19.95$ a day it’s not a bad way to go. After that I headed back to the airport to pick up some friends who are also here for the Rosham event and we headed up to Hood River.

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Ro Sham Throwdown

Ok, Im all booked for my trip to the west coast. Ill first be flying into Colorado Springs, to drive up and do some camping/hiking in Yellowstone and the Tetons. Then Ill be headed straight to The Hood for the 2011 Ro Sham Throwdown. Should be a really fun competition. Check out the video from last year.

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Triple S Day 6

Last day of triple S and it went off! Morning slick session shooting with Nate, Elkus and Charley. Followed by an afternoon “slopestyle” slider setup. Amazing times on and off the water. Good vibes all around. Check out the video.

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Back on the Road

Triple S is over and was a great time! Really fun getting to ride with all the guys and  see the sport progress. Congrats to all the winners everyone’s riding was sick! Now Im back on the road for a bit. At the moment Im in Charleston, SC. And in two weeks Ill be headed to the west coast for the Ro Sham Throw Down. Heres the last video from the event, stoked to go back next year!

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Last Day of Triple S

The last two days have been pretty crazy. Lots of riding for sure. Yesterday we were at the beach all day riding the waves, and then when we got back to real a few of us had a really lit wakestyle session in the slick. Today had a late start but then was freestyle all afternoon, and then park runs on all the features later in the day. I had a lot of fun. Stoked for next year! Now were off the the awards and closing party. Check out yesterdays session report.

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Triple S Day 5

The Triple S has wind! Yesterday we had an awesome session up in the real slick, with all the features set up. All the riders were riding really well and throwing some really sick stuff on the rails and kickers. I had a lot of fun trying some new things on the kicker, and landed a really nice Shifty 5. Today we will head to the surf around noon and try to get a bit of wave riding in. Should be fun. Another dock session later! Looks like more wind tomorrow too!

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Triple S day 3

Triple S day 3 another day of wakeboarding! We switched up the rails in the boat basin and session that through the afternoon and evening. Latest forecast isn’t looking amazing but looks like Wed, Thurs, Fri are going to be cranking southwest so we should be able to get some riding in on the water. Check out the action

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