What do you get when you combine Cam Pierce, Austen Sweetin, Niko Cioffi, and a crew of Gremlinz, with summer shredding, a giant skatepark, and tons of excited campers? An epic week at the funnest place on Earth; session 5 was a blast.
Austen Sweetin method. p: Darcy Bacha
Cam Pierce brought his distinct Southern style to Windells this session, dropping hammers in the park and making an epic Southern feast one evening back at camp. p: Erik Hoffman
On hill, both campers and professionals spent the session soaking up the sun and merking around the Windells park. Stevie Bell joined his Forum teammates for a few extra days of fun and the crew put their mark on all of the Diggers’ Session 5 features.
It was very considerate of Justin Fronius to help build the Bonfire Pipe to Pipe course before he strapped in and just destroyed it. p: Erik Hoffman
Justin Sampson frontboard in front of a picturesque summer view. p: Erik Hoffman
In what could definitely be called one of the best days so far this summer, Cam, Niko, and Austen took campers on an afternoon of big laps, stopping for multiple mini-contests along the way. Long ollies over knolls, tricks on boxes, and even the best crashes won prizes and high fives from the pros.
Matt Gonzales backblunt sameway. p: Erik Hoffman
The 15th Annual Bonfire Pipe to Pipe returned to Windells during Session 5, too. Pipe to Pipe is always one of the best parts of the season and this year’s contest was no exception. On hill, the Windells Diggers built a bowled-out course with hitching post spine and other rail features that was a catalyst for some of the most creative riding of summer. The skate contest has reached legendary status as many of the Northwest’s best skaters travel to the Concrete Jungle to compete, and of course, because it’s every snowboarder’s dream to be able to skate like Mason Merlino, Willis Kimble,
and Danny Tumia
. Windells intern Nick Kenny
showcased his skills and earned second place in the Am Division. Two of the Gremlinz, Sawyer Deen
and Tyler Lynch
held their own in the concrete with the pro skaters and though they didn’t podium, they impressed spectators for sure.
Ozzy Henning is a boss both on hill and in the skatepark. Period. p: Darcy Bacha
It was Tyler Lynch's first time at the Concrete Jungle, but the impressive way he skated made it seem like he's a local. Crailside on the vert wall. p: Erik Hoffman
Session 5 is a wrap, but summer is not slowing down at Mount Hood. Technine’s Team Takeover Session is next, so expect lots of hammer-filled photos, updates, and blogs in the next week. For more, check out www.windells.com