JAMES HAFFNER DON'T NEED NO STINKING LONGSLEEVE
SPENCER SHAW BOOSTS INTO FOAM
Today we stayed off snow, but had some of the best training possible at Woodward Copper. There is no doubt that this place is the future of snowboard training. The trampoline and dry snowboarding set-ups are exactly what aspiring riders need. To see James throwing back rodeos and Randall sending double backflips fully convinced me of the legitimacy of foam pits.
Our guide for the day was none other than RICK SHIMPENO. We were so glad to see him again, just an encounter would have been enough. It was great to see Rick in his new element and he gave us a great intro course. This was followed by a long-awaited skate session. In 30 minutes the mini-ramp was scorched by SHIMP, HUNTER WOOD, JAMES HAFFNER, CONNOR HUDSON, CHRIS TIERNEY, IAN KIRK AND RANDALL STACY. Randall blew my mind by landing all his difficult tricks in his first run. The kid has not skated in weeks, yet stepped to it like he had been skating all day. The skate session flew by, but the good feeling of reuniting with Shimp is still felt.
Yesterday Serena Shaw took a good slam and messed up her hip and ankle a bit, but its hard to tell by looking at this photo. She insists on chilling with the team and will not be kept off snow for long!
DOES THIS LOOK LIKE AN INJURED ATHLETE?