Once again Method is here to push jibstick journalism to the next level with what we like to call an "Avatarticle". Armed with Go Pro HD's, we are trying to let you couch sloths and poor office-ridden souls be one of your favorite riders for a day. No the title wasn't wrong, it's in 3D. It's not in the sense shit is gonna be flying at your face and you're gonna fall out of your chair. Well, you might hit the floor, but in the Method sense of 3D. The article is chock-full of photos, videos, and text to basically put you in the rider's bindings without ever having to actually shiver your buns on a mountain ever again. (Well, we actually hope this inspires you to get off your keester, and get out to live all dimensions of true life shredding.)
So, Yale Cousino is an old friend of mine from the days when I ran around the USA as a happy little immigrant, armed with a green card which gave me the same rights as the rest of the 'Mericans, except for the right to vote, become president or stab anyone. We got involved in projects like Disciple Mag and Trash Attack! The Movie. He's from Lincoln, Vermont but he rained terror from coast to coast at rail jams and comps. He eventually brought the pain over to the Euro side and put the hurt on the Livigno River Jump event. This year I finally got a chance to make my way to this remote resort to see my homie and other good friend Sky Gale, and witness some of the most face-frying kicker boosting to date.
Let Yale give you the lowdown of the contest and his history at this event in this video journal that went down in the Porta-Toilet!
So he grabbed fourth on the first day at the Brux Slopestyle Contest. Check some pics.
Once all was done and celebrated, I wanted Yale to see that Europe was more than cheese town Livigno, so we hopped on some trains and ran off to schnitzel town: Mayrhofen in the Zillertal. Once there, we caught ourselves a perfect blue bird day to run laps in the Penken Park.
Check the Avatar cam and see what its like to pull back 9 truck drivers with ease and switch front blunt 270 out with some "geez louise" steeze.(Watch in full screen!)
Click here to check this week's Method.TV Episode 28.2 to check Yale and friends mash it up in the Penken Park. Footy from Tom Elliott on his first day out with the 7D.
When not on the hill in Mayrhofen, there were radlers on baskeball courts with the Harpooners, Moustache Mondays at the Gasthof Zillertall, and a few strolls in the woods to feed the soul (and grab some shots for the Sky Gale's Log Blog).
After a good night, ideas for Trash Attack! 3 were tossed around over Jameson and toasted broccoli. We'll see if that happens, but one thing is for sure, Yale will be back in the Alps next season for another round of turning pants brown!
Wrap up video journal on the Zillerbahn to the airport: