Monday, April 11, 2011

Onboard, Luka and Gerome hit up the APX Lodge in Silverton!!!

Dragon Euro riders, Luka Jeromel and Gerome Mathieu thought it was about time they headed to the APX Lodge in Silverton to see what all the fuss was about. Sami from Onboard Magazine was kicking about and decided that he'd join us for the trip. Luka was already shooting in Mammoth so he had an easy flight over to Colorado. Gerome however was out in Norway shooting with the Pirates, so had to endure a 24 hour journey, followed by a 4 hour wait for Prendi. Sorry Gerome!

The Dragon house. SWEEEEET!!!
 Next morning was bluebird, so after only 4 hours sleep we got into our riding shizz and of course our APX and headed out to scope some spots.
Scoping spots
Instructions for ready made kicker. Just add shredders.
Alex Pashly is running the whole operation and knew that this kicker spot (above) was good to go. So with a quick re-shape the kids started throwing down.

Take off clean. Booter ready to go!
I don't get many days that start off that good. Both Luka and Gerome stuck the first hit. Gerome with a switch back 180 and Luka with a BS7. Gerome then started doing Switch BS 9's and 10's, and on his last hit, came up short and caught the wind lip... But managed to do a weird butter tap type thing and then drop another 5m. Looked sick!

Through the viewfinder of the camera, Luka's day looked painful. He got the BS7 from two angles, but then wanted a FS7. That's where it started getting messy. Some of gnarliest rag-dolls I've ever witnessed. The edit will be online tomorrow. Be sure to check it out!

The landing after the session
It was a little late in the day to get another spot done, so we drove around beautiful Silverton to check out some ghost towns and some old mine shafts that could be potential jibbing spots.

The team after a good day
Prendi in the filming capacity. Stoked to get some shots!
The hat is the caption

The nice people at Contour had sent us some cameras. So we'll be busting them out tomorrow.
Alex cooked up an amazing pork chop dinner, which went pretty well with a few beers. After that, we pretty much just chilled and enjoyed some sunshine. Alrighty, gonna catch some Zzzzzzzz.

Check back tomorrow!

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