Tuesday, February 19, 2008
If you haven't had the pleasure of watching the craziness that's been going down in lower respect all week you should definately stop by...it's turning into a vegas style show, news of the park is spreading like wildfire and tons of Utahs top athletes are getting their jump on. Nate Sheehan and his crew are absolutely dominating, warming up with back to back 7's and switch rodeo s. Photographer Jay Dutton was there to capture a few shots and nice enough to send some our way for your viewing pleasure. Also check our Park groomer Dougy boosting the carpet QP, a shack jump for a specialty photo shoot provided further entertainment today as kids got wicked. You pickin up what these guys are throwin down?
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
It's weird how late at night when I can't sleep I think, "why don't I take more pictures?" A taste of our progression park located off the saddleback lift. This is my park of choice, why you ask? Capital F-U-N! While Zack Don Jerry Eric Mary-ellen Tony and Daryl are getting wicked in respect you can find me trying to learn switch spins in here. This jump line is amazing!(4 jumps) The site of our first "Random Jam" this park is all about learning and having fun. As always, smooth flow from one feature to the next to prevent crowds gathering between features. The top part of this park is regularly being changed about every 2-3 weeks to keep it fresh in the hike zone. Any ideas? Here's the place to let us know.
P.S. Just got off the phone with our park cat drivers Andy and Dougy who said the wall ride from last year was just put in. (I can't stress enough how lucky we are to have drivers that are great at grooming and even better at shreding!) It is located towards the bottom after the rainbow box and before the down bar leading to the exit of the park. More pics to come.
Oh and if you're wondering where Steve is he rotates between both parks and meetings, usually on the phone, give him a high five if you see him.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Here's how it went down,
Early october, stoked for the snow that had fallen and the promise of an early start to another epic utah winter. (of course november would be filled with 70deg temps but thats another story) I had just received a box from my friends at 32 boots with some fresh new t-shirts, stickers and a couple beanies, gee whiz new snow and new gear does life get any better? My mood was soon brought down by being called into work at the mall of all places. So I'm sitting there bored out of my mind when I had a thought... What if we started hooking kids up with free stuff just for riding our park? After all a couple new shirts made my day, share the love right? I rang up Steve and started throwing out ideas about a best trick monthly contest free for anyone or something along those lines. Anything to encourage kids to learn new tricks, maybe hike a feature and make some new friends? Film edit snowboard have fun free stuff was all coming out in jibberish im sure. Luckily he wrote it all down.
Well here's what it turned into. Text "on parkcrew" to 1-435-901-9011 to sign up for park updates, events and our random jam sessions! No we're not charging you 2 dollars per text just your normal fee from your wireless provider.
Fast forward to sat morning Feb 9th. "Tim we're doing a random jam today" says Steve "......"-Tim. I had my headphones in trying to avoid any additional work tasks while getting ready in our office. Noon rolls around and there's Steve on top of the painted horse progression park. Back pack full of stuff, Im of course totally in the dark. "Lets do this" says Steve. "... I just raked? The jumps are perfect to every box!" I said. He did some explaining so I started yelling at kids "who wants free stuff!?" This proved to be quite effective when partnered with the text that was sent out 10 mins earlier.
We decided to session the up to flat box set up. Easy hike zone, great for learning new tricks. Highlights include everything from a girl busting her first 50/50 to boardslide for a canyons t-shirt to a styled out switch nosepress for a pair of skull candy headphones.
You sign up, get a text, meet the park crew at the spot, we start rattling off tricks to try, get free stuff! Sound good? Check the pics. Sorry I didn't get names and only a few pics this was a trial, what did you guys think? We're all in this together shoot off some ideas. Post up if you were a winner!
I heard a rumor of maybe another one next weekend...
P.S. Big props to Skull Candy, 32 boots, Kab rails, The Canyons for letting us try this out and everyone who pushed themselves to try new tricks!
Jeep® Terrain Park Challenge is coming this friday Feb 15th to the canyons! The Jeep® Terrain Park Challenge is a progressive grassroots program in its third year of promoting safety and responsibility at terrain parks. Best of all it's free!(with lift ticket or season pass) So sign up today at www.jeeptpc.com and we hope to see you friday!
Anyone seen my parachute? You may need it when you check out the new jump line in lower respect. Im talking 3 monsters that'll give you some serious hang time. Freshly made landings Sat feb 9th, huge props to our park cat drivers Andy and Dougy! Upper respect has had some changes as well, the kink box is now a flat up flat, new one of a kind skate style quarter pipe with plastic carpet and a 2 foot extension? What will they think of next!? Give us some feed back! Can you dig it?