Interviewed by: Brent Oerther
Photos by: Austin Danforth and Brent Oerther
Now that there is such a demand for kids snowboarding product lines, I decided to
find a local grom to tell us what he thinks of his new flowed Nomis, Technine, and
Dye product. I got to spend the last few weeks of the season with Dante Schipani. He is a up and coming Northstar rider that is brimming
with energy and charisma that you wouldn't pinpoint from your average 10 year
old Truckee kid. Dante is winning competitions in his age group around the Tahoe
basin and is giving us constant amusement on the hill with his antics and his
boisterous ways. Lets see what a nonchalant indifferent kid has to say about some
new product that he recently had the past month to test out. Enjoy!
Far earlier than expected, Northstar California opened yesterday to Lake Tahoe's prototypical blue skies and and warm weather. With Vista and Arrow chairs turning, that meant there was plenty of terrain open to get both your park fix on, and some wind in your face.
John Foy with style for days
There is a super fun park setup on Arrow consisting of an up-flat rail, long flat box, back-to-back down bars, ending up with 2 perfectly shaped jumps. Couple that with side hits and perfectly groomed trails to bomb down, it's easy to understand why there seemed to be endless smiles all day.
JP Lagos became the victim of the Northstar Photo Caption contest on their Facebook page. Click the image to see all the comments, they're hilarious.
Dave Abarta in mid-season form already
After lapping pretty much non-stop for 6 hours, we rallied to Rubicon for beers and called it a day. Thanks for opening early Northstar!
Foy poking one out
Abarta with the tongue poke
And the video we snatched from the Northstar folks:
Sale on all 2013 Burton gear at the Burton store in the Village from 4-7pm. Portion of sales from the day will go to Truckee Community Christmas.
First 13 shoppers who make a purchase will "spin to win" for FREE giveaways! DJ Fidjital will be spinning tunes inside the shop during this time too!
After party kicks off at 7:30pm at the Chocolate Bar. Burton's new movie "13" will be showing at 9pm.
Drink specials all night long!
$5 PBR and Jager shot