Well, they can’t all be winners… We’ve compiled some of the best crashes captured while filming the Never Summer Snowboard team over the last couple of years. Now you know why DeCicco looks like that haha. All I want to know is was that noise at 2:13 the sound of skull vs metal?
It’s Never Summer at Windells! Just ask Jake Williams, Nick Decicco, Chris Lynch and Jason Hindman. Technically I guess it is summer, but Windells had better snow in July than most places have in April. Here in Colorado we’ve been shredding for a couple of weeks now (sorry everywhere else) but we figured we’d throw this edit out there to get the rest of the world stoked for the season. A big, special thanks to Tim Windell for the passes and the awesome shredding!
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Wolf Creek Ski Area opened on Saturday October 8th and claimed the “1st Opened” title usually taken by ABasin or Loveland. Never Summer hard chargers Micah, Gags, Joey, and Nick woke up at 3am to make the four hour drive to shred on the official first day of the season. This wasn’t the typical day one…a man made ribbon of death. Wolf Creek opened with three feet of powder! The guys spent the day shredding pow, drank a few post epic day brews, and drove all the way home. Here’s hoping everyday this season is this good!
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…
The Buffalo Bill Downhill Longboard Race returns to Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO this Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8. This is an awesome spectator event and we guarantee that you’ve never seen anything like it! What else are you going to do on Mother’s Day?
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We have been hard at work redesigning our skate section for 2011. We are ready to unveil it on Monday April 11th 2011. Come back and check out our new line and the site we have built to show it off!
Never Summer Industries in Booth 1515 at Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Show in Denver, Colorado on January 27, 2011. Awesome new graphics on all of our Snowboards and Skateboards as well as some new T-Shirts, Hoodies, Beanies, Caps and Helmets.
We have redesigned our Snow, Skate and Clothing sections and are preparing to unveil them on Friday September 3rd, 2010. Come back and check it out!
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.