After shredding in Austria then being weather-delayed in VT, my Elite Crew took to the Breck line today with frothing jaws. With the Dew Tour and Kevin Pearce's return to snow both at Breck this afternoon, the place was packed with pros, industry leaders and plenty of SMS graduates. The funny thing about this scenario is that my crew could sorta have cared less about the hubbub. Sure we were overjoyed to see Hunter, Kev Mattice, Eric B and Randall, and it was funny to see The Tomato, but aside from Peter Cerulo asking Torstien to play of game of In Your Face, it was all about getting tricks. And tricks we got!
First of all, PETER CERULO sure made up for lost time. This young ripper missed out on Austria and wallowed with us through two weeks of rainy VT training. To say he was itching to hit real features is a massive understatement. Peter regained his style quickly and then moved on to developing some new tricks. Switch back 540 was his goal, and in an hour he rode out of a switch back 720. I was floored. Peter was the only one with energy to hit Woodward after the day's riding and we had the park to ourselves. Respect to Peter for working hard all day and killing it with style!
Please don't take that to mean Peter was the only one working hard, the Elite Team is stacked with workhorses. Phoebe landed one of her best Cab 540s, Dan Landy continues to pursue new tricks and is on the doorstep of a corked backside 720. Biba is grabbing her frontside 360s, which is a great breakthrough for her. She will be stomping them in no time. Quincy is thriving like weeds in the sun and was a bit disappointed in me when I held her back from getting upside down.
We also enjoyed some runs with Chip Linton and Mike Perle, who is one of the strongest riders I know. Check the style on his backside 180s. It ain't easy to show style without a grab, but it can be done, as Mike shows here.
PETER CERULO HAS THE PARK TO HIMSELF
DAN LANDY DEVELOPING A NASTY-LOOKING BACKSIDE 7
EZRA'S FRONT RODEO 540 WAS THE TRICK OF THE DAY, AND IT'S JUST A LEAD-IN FOR 900s+