but yes, it is happening, there is not anything of interest going on in my life at the moment, the weather sucks and i am sleeping, eating and going to the gym. so here is a blog post about what i bought at the supermarket today. some of you have expressed interest in that matter, believe it or not. enjoy:
Check back soon for more interesting stuff. (i doubt it though).
After Aspen, we got a ride to Breckenridge to enjoy some vacation time. Haven’t done much, just romantic dinners and some skiing. Here’s some shots.
family portrait. check out the new Oakley Splice, on the left.
look at that spray.
pancake breakfast at daylight donuts.
As I said I was on my way to Retallack for an MSP trip, but due to different reasons I decided not to go. It’s only january, and my ankle is still bothering me so I figured it would be best to just go home and heal up. There will be plenty of time to get a segment together later this spring. Flying out of Denver tomorrow with Sofia, and I’ll get home on monday morning. Look forward to some work-out blog posts, because that’s all I will be doing for the next few weeks…
Befor checking out from the Oakley house we took a nice day of skiing in Aspen Mountain. They got over a foot of snow overnight so it was a lot of fun. Not having photographers/filmers/competition announcers around you for once was a nice change too.
Sofia going for a nice left turn.
not really wearing the right outfit for black/white pow shots in the trees.
Oh man, what an event. I mean, isnt it a brilliant idea to have a big air competition, in the world’s most prestigious extreme winter sport event, with 4 skiers, out of which one is american, and let the public vote for the winner by text-messaging?
…Well…I guess it is safe to say we all knew who the winner was going to be from the start. Not that anyone is giving any bad critique to Simon, he did not make the rules - he just played by them. All in all it was a fun night, we gave the crowd what we could, and my ankle felt like it was OK to ski on, but I couldnt give a 100 %. Not that it would matter though.
Enjoy the pics snapped by Sofia;
don't hate the player, hate the game
what a shocker!
me and my suit, kristoffer.
I guess the girl on the right wasnt too interested in getting in the shot.
studio shoot just before getting in bed. what a night!
Slopestyle also happened today but I wasnt feeling it and I didnt want to risk my ankle by skiing any more on it. Going on a pow trip to Retalack, BC next week so I’ll wait for that.
See you all in Breck, going back there tomorrow probably.
The ride from Breckenridge to Aspen…Thanks Bishop!
Got to the Oakley mansion just outside the village last night and got some sleep. The house is insanely, sickeningly, obscenely big and I am going to do my best at showing you in a coming update. In the meantime, here are some moments from today’s slopestyle practice. I guess it goes without saying that the X Games course builders once again managed to squeeze in 7 features where there should be about 4. The jumps are so close together and so poorly built I feel like I’m back in a skier X course circa 1999.
the channel gap from the side
PK shoots off the cannon box
Colby on the channel gap. The landings are about a snowcat's width each. No room for error here.
Sammy, switch right 7 off the first jump.
jossi channel gaping
Dear X Games slopestyle course builders;
Professional skiing athletes do not enjoy hitting flat icy stepdown jumps with about 0.5 seconds of skiing between them, nor do they think your idea of a tv production friendly “video game inspired” course is legitimate for the most prestigious competition in the sport. After 13 years of mistakes and rider complaints one would assume you had this figured out by now.
So, since I am hurt and can’t really provide you with any sick skiing, for the next few days/weeks I will dedicate this blog to the people I ski with on a daily basis. First up; Pat Goodnough. Pat is the man, letting me crash in his basement in Breckenridge all season so I though I’d give him some well deserved exposure here.
Name: Patrick William Goodnough
Date of birth: June 22nd, 1987 at the Bucksnort Saloon, Evergreen, CO
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment in skiing so far?
-Making finals at North American Open 2008, and winning the rail jam at NZ Open 2006. (Maybe stomping the shit out of a switch dub backflip in breckenridge, if I may add something/Jacob) (check video below)
What is your favorite reality show right now, Pat?
-umm….I’d have to say, right now, Real Chance of Love.
Good answer. What are your goals this season?
-Do Superunknown and get in level 1 productions next video. I also want to get a right 9 in the pipe so I have a legit contest run.
Do you have any current sponsors that you might want to mention?
-No contracts my friends, feel free to hit me up at 1 800 - NO CONTRACTS for further info.
Pat, tell us something we don’t know about you.
-I am fully convinced the world is coming to an end in 2012, december 21st to be exact. Look it up on the discovery channel.