Here's the ISPO European Trade show Booth. We had a communal booth with our homies at Defcon, Coal, Union, IS Design, Kicker Fucker Chicken, and Deeluxe. Devun and JF were lurking around showing some new Wildcats stuff, Jonas Carlson had a 15 foot picture of himself on the DC booth, and Dan Brisse made his very first trip to Europe.
Mid way through the week there was a street rail contest downtown Munich on the steps of an old building. A couple thousand spectators were there and some heavy competition, but our boy Brisse laid down some major league hammers and came out with a first place check for 7,000 euros. (around 10,000 bucks)
It was an awesome night for him and everyone. Super fun, and we celebrated it the same way we celebrate anytime Brisse wins shit loads of money at a big contest - we keep it real mellow and go get a hamburger. This time it was 1am at Burger King in Marienplatz.
We just spent the last week in Bardonecchia, Italy for the 1 year anniversary event of the Torino Olympic Half Pipe.
Fiat kicked down huge with MTV Europe and Rolling Stone to have a Battle of the Bands simultaneously jamming with the night Pipe contest.
Dustin Craven was the only rider from North America invited by the Italian Stallion Giacomo Kratter, and it was also his very first trip to Europe.
(suprisingly) We rode pow every day, had a European Capita photo shoot during the week, and Dustin rode fast and big in the contest. Actually he dropped a 30 foot cliff into pow and did a front 9 tail about 13 feet out (the biggest air of the competition) in the same 24 hours. Slippery little hot dog, that Dustin Craven.
Here's some flicks:
Pipe was huge!
Everyone knows this mountain for the best pipe in Europe, but the mountains around and freeriding are really really rad as well.
Party was fun. (It's Italy... duh.)
Dustin was recognized at the awards ceremony with Markku Koski for "crazy rider" which basically just means they were both riding fast and killin' it.
Bardonecchia is a full time CAPiTA / Union / DC demo center. Facciosnao Camp is an amazing camp with super cool people that do camps here in Italy and also summer camps at Les Deux Alps France. Check them out at www.facciosnao.com
wow today what a day .. saw some things i really did not expect to see. One was the sun . it was beautiful up there ... today was tylers day .... that boy drops some crazy ass shit ! wow ! and stomps all of them , scott and dustin were killing it off this jump that we built that went between these 2 rocks ... joel captured some really amazing moments .
after shred we ate ... mmm food something about it is just so good !!!
everyone passed out , up early again tomorrow !
man .... camera is dead ! so no pictures , but it was a day for me . woke up and the clouds were in ! all the way in . but we didnt waste the whole day , got a few shots on this weird little house and then on this I beam drop off thing . having loads of fun !
hey ive got an idea , lets get everyone together and go shred and film ,
great plan , we had fun ,
early morning was beautiful , but you can see the clouds that rolled in ,
but we got some really nice little shots ,
on the way down i watched joel and josh shred down the mountain , shit was so rad!
just seeing them turn and ollie over little bumpsmade me more stoked on shredding than any video ever has