Posts Tagged ‘colorado’
Never Summer Industries was extremely psyched to be able to attend the welcome home ceremony for G Company 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion. These soldiers just returned home from a year of saving lives in Iraq. The 135th is a helicopter medical evacuation unit, or MEDEVAC unit. The primary mission for the 135th G Company in Iraq was to provide life-saving support to US and Coalition Soldiers. G Company flew more than 2200 hours and provided MEDEVAC evacuation for over 240 US and Coalition Force personnel.
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…
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!