The Never Summer Hood trip was sick. I was chillin at my house when Decicco hit me up and asked if they could swoop me on their way from Colorado to Hood for a session at Windells. Of course I was stoked and down. The crew of Nick Decicco, Chris Lynch and Ryan Cruze “RC” showed up late one night and we were outta Salt Lake the next morning at Sunrise. With it being an 11-12 hour drive directly west into the sun and in mid summer, it was hot as f***. It’s wild to believe that when it’s 100+ degrees you can still go snowboarding. We stopped along the way only for Gas and to bang out some Skate tricks. RC got a different trick at every stop and it was sick. We rolled into the Windells and met up with the rest of the crew, Rick and Bill Rodriguez, Ryan Stephens and photographer Kevin Westenbarger. Right before sunset we got busy setting up our tents in “Tent Village”. Tent village is a bunch of tents behind the Arc(employee housing at Windells) around a sick pond in the woods right below Mt Hood. With base camp set up, we rolled over to the camp for an awesome skate session inside “BOB” the indoor skate facility at Windells. The Shredding started the next morning and for the next 6 days we would Snowboard and skate the days away in the unreal snow and skate parks at Windells. Riding at windells in the middle of summer is riding the sickest park in the country with soft slushy snow and perfect warm weather. What more could you ask for? We were hanging out in the beautiful Oregon woods and snowboarding in August. The week was a blast and finished with a bang. The night before our departure was the eve of RC’s birthday. We went on an epic journey, including a late night 5 person canoe ride to the island in the middle of the pond and a trip to the river to watch the bats swoop bugs off the top of the water. Whatever you do make sure to take time one summer to go to camp at Windells, you will be stoked. For us it was an epic trip that will never be forgotten. Big thanks go out to Never Summer for sending us and Windells for having our team come visit.
I would highly recomend this trail over the next few weeks! The aspens are in full force up there right now and the drive/ride/and shuttle are one of a kind. Its about a 15min ride from the top of the east trail. Head into leadville and turn left on 5th and go till you hit the first bridge on the dirt road and go right to the top. then head back down 5th and take a right on alder and go to the end and you will see the trail. You can either leave a car at the bottom or trade off drivers. The drive from the bottom of the trail is only about 2min drive up so its a real quick fun run with great scenery!
If you ever get a chance to head out to frisco i would recommend this trail. A couple pushes and your rolling down a really scenic ride.
Take exit 201 frisco and park on the east side, bus comes on 44 min of each hour at the bus stop. Perfect time to have a beer and do it again!
Check out some Clips from the past few months in this montage edit. Stay tunned for the last longboard edit for this season, the last week of aug! We will be shooting up in the mountians on the copper to frisco trail if you want to join!
This years film is coming along well. Its got all your favorite riding from deep powder, street, park, and more. Its a fun film to take us all back to the roots of just having fun like we all do when we strap up the board. Look for banger parts from Tony pavlantos-free riding the heart of utah, Cooper hoffmeister, Jason hindman,Rajat and Elms kill some wyoming chutes, Ryan cruze has closer and busted his rump for it, chris lynch and many more! Oh Yea did i mention its free! And the download is free! Look for the Download in September!
Well with the season finally coming to an end and temps hitting the 90′s lets leave the season with teaser 1 for MIA Never Summers first fully length film coming out in fall 2010! Thanks for the support throughout the season.
This video features the Never Summer Heist…
The Heist is a longer, drop-thru version of the Descent. This 41″ flex deck is preloaded with tons of camber and a lower center of gravity created by the drop-thru design. Very lively and responsive yet not overpowering, this is the elite in drop-thru flex decks. Double reinforced around the cut outs, Never Summer uses exclusive pressure plates and extra fiberglass to improve torsional response and durability. Includes 180mm trucks and NS Inferno 77mm/77a wheels.
In Part 2 of this episode of Never Summer Industries riders talk about what it was like making the film and Jeremy tells us the future plans for a new Never Summer Movie. Freezing as it was at Keystone the riders take time to let us in on what it is like riding for Never Summer before attending the premier for At Once Production’s High Life in which they are featured.
In Part 1 of this episode of Never Summer Industries we follow Jeremy and several of the Never Summer Team Riders up to Keystone for a rail jam in sub zero temperatures. Freezing as it was the riders take time to let us in on what it is like riding for Never Summer before attending the premier for At Once Production’s High Life in which they are featured.
In part 2 of the first episode of Never Summer’s new show Jeremy finishes the tour of the Never Summer factory. Jeremy tells Tristen about the wild Monday they had at the factory when Sunset Limousine showed up with VIP’s and Entertainers from Shotgun Willy’s on their way to A-Basin.