Wednesday, 30 September 2009

what ever happened to eddie munster?

i'm lookin at him

so here's an update of sorts for the lack of updates...mostly some randumbs from through out the summer, my computer's still being a p.o.s. (see: dell computers) so you get some somewhat edited non-watermarked shots..

some park rattin' first..


blurry as fuck innit?

the next big thing from an RV parked somewhere

step up to the mic bro

and there's plenty of trails stuff i haven't got to yet....yep

a couple vids swipped from the come up that are pretty sweet..

tony cardona on a trip to costa rica, that kid rips shit

Tony Cardona in Costa Rica from Profile Racing on Vimeo.

and hucker getting wild

A Mother Huckin' Day with Hucker from 8milmediagroup on Vimeo.

and this last one's for rainbow 'cause he fell on his face..


Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Trail days

Back in August we had a big trail digging and riding session on Stephan's last day in Whistler. Everyone picked up a shovel or a hose and got down and dirty at the trails watering and fixing all the landings and lips of the jumps so we could have a sick day riding.
Bruno was there spraying down Lapin's line while Dave and Henry where sweeping the jumps.
I went over to the second landing of the big line and Luke was there making the landing look good with the biggest smile on his face.
Not long after the jumps where prepped for riding Dave was already in there throwing down 360's on the 3rd jump of the big line. That kid doesn't have time for warm ups.
Now that the session was on and my flashes where out action started up all over the place, Bruno was hitting the wall ride with some mellow tables to start of the day while Dave was boosting a few feet above the coping on the wall.
All of a sudden Bruno had an idea to pull out the hose and started to get clever. While Luke was pulling some sick Inverts Bruno was right there to spray him while he was doing it.
Since this was Stephan's last day to ride the trails before he journeyed back to Montreal you know he had to pull out all the tricks for the camera.
I managed to get a few snaps of Stephan riding Coast to Coast on the Wall and doing some nice foot plants to start his session off right.
With so many different line variations at the trails it hard to keep up with the amount of riders shredding that day so I had to multi task with my slave flashes at different jumps so I could move around and capture all the action.
At this point Luke started to hit up Lapin's line with some un-look back's followed by Bruno with some nice X-up's on the buttery smooth jumps.

When I thought the action was coming to a hault I see Dave flying threw and pulling new tricks out of his hat that I've never seen before. Dave ripped threw Lapin's line pulling a Griz Air one hander. It's hard to see his hand because it's blocked by his tire but if you look close you'll see how technical it really is.
After shooting a bunch of Lapin's line I moved one jump closer to the 3rd jump of the big line to catch Luke doing the hugest no hander's that I've ever seen at the jumps.
Shortly after Luke's sick no hander Dave rolls in with a solid tail whip which Is another trick I rarely see happen at the trails, but I guess this was another day of firsts.
As the day we rolling to an end Luke was still ripping hard with some dunked out toboggan's so stylish that It took me a few tries to show it justice.
To top it all of Dave end's the day with the most stretched out Super-man that I've ever seen him do.
To finish it off Dave come's around for the grand slam with the most dunked 360's I've ever shot, and I don't think it can get more styled out than that.
I have to say it was one of the best sessions of the summer.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Saturday, 12 September 2009

August Trails

With the summer being so dry here in Whistler it's been so hard to ride the trails. The constant sunny days for weeks on end have been trouble all over, not only on the trail's but with the fires starting everywhere in the province everything been a mess.
Due to the vast maintenance required to make sure the jumps are smooth enough to ride with them crumbling the second your tire hits the dirt it has drastically cut back the amount of trail days this year.
Today we had a big turn out at the jumps and everyone was putting in some time to make sure the jumps where tip top before anyone put their tires on the jumps.
Dave got put to work climbing one of the tree's besides Lapin's line. At the time there was too much over hanging brush causing people to get smacked in the air by the branches on the 4th jump.
So to solve the problem we got Dave to ninja up the tree with an axe in hand to chop down all of the branches that he kept airing into.
Once the branches where down and the jumps where watered everyone cooked up some grub on the BBQ and we waited for the trails to settle before the session started.
After I set up all my gear everything started to happen. People where riding the race track while people where hitting the big line. There where train's galore, with Bruno following Luke and vice versa. A few close call's where had, near collisions but all was good at the trails
Unfortunatly I had to leave quite early in the session because my parent's arrived in town that day so from what I hear I missed out on a huge session with a lot of progression happening.
All in all I still managed to grab a few snaps and got to chill with the parents for the first time in over a year.