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August 22, 2009

And today’s winner of the Luckiest Little Boy in the World Award goes to…

…some kid from SLC who not only took his teacher to The Bonezoneā„¢, but got paid $1500 to do it. Click here for details.

August 2, 2009

Free Flowin’

My video up of the jam should be up in a few days on the FFT website; I just finished capturing the footage… and am going to wait until tomorrow to get working. In the meantime, here’s a short and very partial recap of the goings on.

  • Jason Lopez, David Kapinos (“Japan”), and Will Grahn took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively; as a result of this, Jason gets to compete at the SLC Dew Tour stop.
  • Jason stomped a double-whip 3 over the box, hit the vert wall, and then attempted a 720 over the box backwards. Gnar.
  • David tried a no-handed flip up the quarter-to-quarter step-up, and pulled perfect 360 invert over the box.
  • Will threw a bar-to-bar out of a weird (and super fun!) roller thing that was propped on up the stairs, and cranked some turndowns.
  • A guy whose names eludes me somehow managed to pull a backflip off the aforementioned roller thing.
  • The token uber-am sandbagger ended up moving up to regular-am. He then threw a frontflip off the box lip, and completely bypassed the landing, going straight to flat. Street as fuck.
  • Some dude in a “I have candy” (?) shirt did a fakie-to-frontflip in practice, and then proceeded to wreck his ankle and not compete.
  • While texting Mike Packer, I shoulderchecked some kid who hit a hipblind and sent him straight to the floor. Reminds me of the time I hit this blind bank-to-bank gap at Vans and took out Dirty Duane.
  • And… a whole bunch of other stuff happened…