Sunday May 8, 2011, updated Monday May 9, 2011
A helicopter intended to film the Buffalo Bill Downhill longboard race on Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO crashed today while hovering above the finish line. Without warning the aircraft started to drift downward towards a large pine tree. The helicopter’s rotor clipped the tree rendering the rotor useless. The landing skids hit the ground perpendicular to the slope of the ground causing it to “bounce” ninety degrees counter clockwise. It seems that the force of the skids hitting the ground caused the tail rotor to shear itself from the aircraft. I do remember seeing the tail rotor strike the tree also but that memory is hazy and the video I have watched since doesn’t seem to confirm my impression of the incident. When the landing skid made contact the second time, this time parallel with the slope of the ground, the weight of the helicopter’s front end forced the copter to tip over coming to rest on it’s canopy. Thankfully no one was hurt. Police evacuated the area and the remainder of the races were canceled. As if downhill longboard races aren’t exciting enough, this years Buffalo Bill Downhill is sure to go down in history as one of the most exciting longboard events ever.
See Photos of the longboard action and post helicopter crash…
Check out Stephan sliding the streets of Denver , Colorado on the Never Summer Descent V2 Longboard. Stephan definitely puts the new nose and tail kicks and redesigned shape to good use!
These are the custom DUSTOFF snowboards for the 135th Medevac Air Ambulance Company out of Fort Buckley. DUSTOFF stands for “Dedicated Unhesitating Service To Our Fighting Forces”. These guys provide rapid evacuation of injured and wounded service members and civilians from the battlefield to a medical treatment facility. The boards will be presented to these brave men and women upon there return home on Saturday May 7. Welcome home!
Here’s to our Denver Nuggets beating Oklahoma City Tonight!
Never Summer stopped by the home of the Denver Nuggets, the Pepsi Center, to show Nuggets mascot Rocky the new Never Summer Norad longboard. Since Rocky is a huge longboarding fan he insisted we grab our GoPro Hero to catch the action…
Freeriding isn’t the future, it’s the present. If you prefer to just cruise, hit some banks or slide the steepest switch-back in town, this deck does it all! The Revolt’s twin shape and Rocker profile create the ultimate deck for any style of riding you desire. Light and durable, the Revolt is hands down the best freeride longboard on the market!
When Pop C!ty was asked to test the “Proto”, Never Summer’s new true-twin, blunted out, carbonium topsheet, “all mountain freestyle” snowboard, we were stoked. There’s been alot of hype about this board, so Ben grabbed a ’52 wide, Dave copped a ’57 and we headed to the Canyons to see what was good.
This video is from a couple days with the homies riding the Canyons, Transitions park. It was filmed completely with the Go Pro Hero HD cam. By using a number of handles we were able to get some really cool perspectives. Everyone filmed each other and the footy came out really good. Enjoy.
Quick run with brady farr on the new proto c/t in crested butte colorado. This kid kills it….stomped jumps all day in the backcountry on the latest film trip to crested butte.
Some of the best December snow conditions ever at Jackson Hole, and not a bad start down in Silverton Colorado either! Team Rider Ryan Cruze put together a little go pro edit to show us how its been.
This was our first day of jibbing for the 2010-2011 season. It was a super fun session until it got prematurely ended by some not so cool law busta’s. So stoked for winter to be here and to be shredding again. Enjoy
On November 10-11 loveland ski area hosted a shop demo day. Local shred shops from all over colorado rolled out to try the new gear and see what its all about. Just a few quick shots with gags and some shops around colorado!
Got a call from loveland on the 23rd letting us know that they would be opening on sunday the 24th. I was quick to wax the board grab some beers and wait a sleep-less night in anticipation for the shred on sunday! I meet up with Gags,Chach,Lips,Decicco,Jake Steez, Sasso. We all jumped right in and started the get our turns on! It was great opening day, the temp was a bit cold but the side country and ribbon of fun were killer!