Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rail Line almost done

The rail line at Windells is almost finished! All we are waiting for now is the M-Snow and it will be ready to rock!

Helpin out

Almost ready to hit!

The crew


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Windells Bag Jump and Rail Line Progress

Here at Windells, summer sessions are right around the corner and hell is about to break loose with stoked campers ready to progress! The construction of the on-campus dry slope rail line and bag jump is going to progress kids beyond comprehension. The bag jump is going to have 2 dry slope takeoffs. One that is smaller for amateurs and a big side for the experts ready to chuck big tricks. The rail setup is going to have 4 rails total on the hill and more that are interchangeable ready to get shredded. Here are some photos.

Construction on the foundation of the bag jump

Steel framework for the dry slope

The rail line slope

Rails for the rail line

Roller coaster rail for the dry slope

DAN THE MAN SKIVINGTON! The man the myth the legend, the brains behind the operation making it happen!!

New Skullcandy tube for the mountain

Dan and Lyman

Keep checkin back for updates on the construction.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Windells Academy Southern California Trip

Yo! So if you have seen any recent posts, you would know that the Windells Academy had just wrapped up West Coast Sessions on Mt. Hood and took a trip to Southern California! We had originally planned to go to Mexico but due to some financial issues, it was not a possibility. But So-Cal was just as sick!

West Coast Sessions wrapped up on Saturday and we headed out the following Monday. There was a total of 8 people that went along for the trip. Me, Armond Oberoi, Jamison Skinner, Alex Anderson, Nolan Roe, Lyman Currier, and coaches Mike Hanley and Matt Doman. Our first stop was Santa Cruz. The drive was long and grueling but eventually after 12 hours of drive time, we arrived at our destination. There was a really mellow surf spot where we stayed called Cals. We stayed at a house right down the street. A little sunset sessions at Cals was in the mix that night also. The following morning we packed up our things and drove five hours to our next stop. Just north of Malibu was another surf spot called Leo Koreo. A public campground right across the street was our quarters for the night.


Armond Oberoi

Waking up the Following morning after sleeping in the van ( the tents were extremely uncomfortable ) me and Lyman went on a little adventure on the beach.

This is where we surfed, you cant tell but there were some perfect waves out there!

The bros!

Lyman and Armond doing some extreme rock climbing.

The beautiful California Coast

Who is that goon?

A cool rock formation that we found

Some beach critters

Back at the campsite, the squirrels were totally down with us feeding them

Surfing that day was really fun. I caught some good waves. That afternoon we un-pitched the tents and drove a half hour down the road to Central Malibu. Malibu is crazy! So many super nice homes! We arrived in Venice about a half hour later and walked the Venice Boardwalk! That was one of the more crazy experiences of my life! Here are some pictures.

The Boardwalk

Yeah there were some pretty lame houses there...not!

Sittin on the pier fresh in my white tee..

Here are some of the oddities of the boardwalk

Snake man

Playing guitar on roller skates man

Tin man

This was a really cool shop that sold metal sculptures

The Venice skatepark


Following Venice we drove 45 minutes to Hunnington Beach. On our drive we went through LA! We saw Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Hollywood, and other cool places. We drove down sunset boulevard and saw 3 Rolls Royce's on one street!! A Roof Inn was the choice of accommodations for the night (which was nice). The next day we spent at Knotts Berry Farm theme park in Hunnington. Here are some photos.

The theme park was all Western Themed. This is the Silver Bullet Roller Coaster.

You dont want to know how much this funnel cake cost...

Me and Lyman

We drove down to the Beach after Knotts and did some surfing.

The sunset on the beach

That night was spent at the infamous Mid evil Times! It was so epic! I cant even explain it you just have to see it for yourself! Anyways... the next day was spent all day at Newport beach. We surfed, grilled out, and got sunburned all day long... That following night we began our journey back home. 18 hours later, we are back at Windells!

The Crew!

What a trip!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sick Picture from West Coast Sessions

Check this out! A sick picture from West Coast Sessions! Also...my homie Armond Oberoi got pretty ignant on the big jump throwin triples and such.. but didnt get any love...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

West Coast Sessions

Its a bright and sunny day on the Windells Campus as me and some friends just got done riding the West Coast Sessions park and are hanging out. West Coast Sessions is an annual film and photo shoot on Timberline resort on Mt. Hood that happens every year. Many talented skiers from all over are invited to some and ski a specially built park and show off for the media. I was fortunate enough this year to participate. Here are some pics from from the West Coast Sessions experience.

Lyman Currier keepin it real

Coulter Brehmer gettin dirty with the skateboard

Tandem Cork Sevens by me and Lyman Currier

Double Cork 12 sequence by me on the big jump up top of Timberline.

The last day of WCS was amazing. Me and Lyman were invited to do a sunset photoshoot on the big jump up top. We got to ride in the snowcat up to the jump and made laps behind it. Here is my photo of the night from the shoot.

Cork Nine Double Tail

Another update coming soon with some coverage of the Windells Academy trip to southern Claifornia. Should be interesting! Check back!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Powder Day and West Coast Sessions Peek

Its Tuesday, May 4th and West Coast Sessions film shoot is right around the corner here at Mt. Hood. The features are being built and the crews are getting stoked for a week of shredding. Today was a powder day so Windells Academy kids got out there pow boards and shredded 10 inches of fresh powder at Timberline resort. Here are some pictures of the epicness.


For those of you skiers who will be checking out all the West Coast Session's edits or attending the event, here is a sneak peak of some of the features in the big park.

They have put a lot more pop on all the jumps which is good.

There is a flat down rail, an up box, and a super gnarly gap to propane tank jib that you can see in the distance.

Here is a down flat down and a down rail at the end of the park.

The last feature in the big park is a gap to rail/wallride that is pretty big.

Here is a litle video of sliding the up box on my pow skis.

Check back for more updates on West Coast Sessions.