Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Jump Off

Shredders, SMS community, parents, industry heads,
Welcome to the Stratton Mt School Snowboard Team Blog. In a attempt to get with the times we are starting a blog to document our amazing team, their travels and triumphs. As I am new to the world of blogging, please have patience, this site will be banging soon!
As I write the team is one month into fall dryland. On a daily basis they are developing strength, agility, cardio, plyometric power and SKATING A TON! SMS was cool enough to make skateboarding a fall and spring sport. Under the unspoken leadership of James Haffner, the team is progressing each day and getting super creative. Anyone who skates and visits the area has to come check out our indoor park.
Our coaching staff has been together for 4 years now and has truly hit its stride as a team. Led by Mike Mallon, we have Rick Shimpeno, Dave Redden, Ian Kirk and Scott Johnston working hard to develop the next generation of ripping riders. These dudes have years of riding, coaching and industry experience under their belts and have worked closely with some of todays top pros, including Hannah Teter, Kelly Clark, Danny Davis, Louie Vito, Kevin Pearce, Goldy, Mary Sallah, Shayne Pospisil and Lucas Magoon. The future looks bright for current SMS standouts Ellery Hollingsworth, Lizzy Beerman, Eric Beauchemin, and Randall Stacy.
Stay tuned for more updates as we head into the winter. Make sure to check romesnowboards.com to see the footage of Randall Stacy surviving an avalanche in Argentina this summer and wish him well. He is healing up quite well.
More soon,
Ian Kirk

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