Stop #11 of Volcom’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam capped off the 2015 North American tour in the majestic lands of Lake Louise, AB Canada on Saturday March 28, 2015.
It has all come down to this as the 2015 PBRJ Global Championships looms on the horizon. Riders from all over the Canada, Japan, and the United States descended upon Lake Louise by plane, train, and automobile in an attempt to attain the last few invites to the big show. After a season of intense contest sites, Bryan Kroker and the terrain park masterminds of Lake Louise surprised everyone with last regional set up of the year. Their site tested the abilities of every rider as zone 1 contained a corrugated up tube to dumpster to down rail and parallel flat bars to down rail, zone 2 had a square up rail to closeout barrel bonk to down ledge, and zone 3 had a closeout to down flat “tubby” tube. All zones had options for days with multiple entrances and variances for the creative mind. The action was heavy all day with heart stopping close calls and mind melting makes.
8-year-old Tyson Lewis ripping the 10 & Under jam with tricks like this 50-50 late bs 180 out of the up box. It’s rad to see that style is not lost with the future generations.
Nathaniel Bailey squares up a perfect 50-50 transfer fs boardslide in zone 1. He almost turned this into a 50-50 transfer hw fs 270 sw bs lip in zone 1, but the soft snow at the bottom thwarted his efforts in the end. Either way, Nathaniel put down enough to walk away with a very respectable 2nd place finish in the 15 & Under Division.
Liam Krause was charging the course throughout his heat and landing some solid tricks along the way. Here he locks into a 50-50 gap fs boardslide in zone 2.
Josh Lebrun skids a lipslide 270 out on the down “tubby” tube in zone 3. He also landed a 50-50 to boardslide combo on the up rail to down box in zone 2 and a 50-50 to transfer 180 sw 50-50 180 out in zone 1 that boosted him into 1st place in the 15 & Under Division.
Brendan Luff spotting his landing as he sends a switch back 270 to the down tube in zone 3. The flex between his bindings was so intense that any more impact would have broken his board in half.
Landis King gets down with a technical nose press nollie to fs boardslide in zone 2. His smooth style and no worries attitude carried him into 2nd place in the 16-21 Division.
Nathan Roy takes the road less traveled as he 50-50’d up the corrugated tube, 50-50’d across the dumpster, and lipslides the down rail in zone 1. He also linked together a 50-50 on the up rail to fs 270 board on the down ledge in zone 2 and a solid bs tail press fs 360 out on the down tube in zone 1 for the win in the 16-21 Division.
Elysha Piller getting through the kink with an over the closeout 50-50 bs 180 out in zone 2.
Mutsumi Ido traveled 9 + hours by Greyhound bus from Whistler, BC to Lake Louise AB to rip it up with the ladies. She goes high-speed 50-50 transfer 50-50 all the way to the end in zone 1 pictured above.
Kira Lengkeek put in the groundwork, foundation, and installation of this sw lipslide 270 out on the tube in zone 3. Her technicality and ripping style was no match as she walked away in 1st place in the Girls Division.
Justin Brisson puts down one heck of a technical maneuver with this nose press transfer fs boardslide same way 270 out in zone 1. The judges were so stoked on his overall riding and awarded him with a brand new Fender guitar for his efforts.
Minnesota’s Robbie Roethler traveled a long way to put it down with his posse. Here he throws a sw bs 270 lipslide in zone 3 with only a small sentence to be uttered by those in attendance…”Check that flex.” He also landed a half cab 50-50 transfer bs 270 lipslide in zone 1 to scoop up $50 and a pair of Electric sunglasses for the “Gooyest Move of the Event.”
Wyatt Barclay serves up a sw lipslide 180 fs boardslide to fakie on the up rail to down ledge in zone 2.
Jake Whiteburn landed this fs 270 lipslide past the closeout so quietly that the crowd on hand barely believed that it even happened. He also landed a lipslide fs boardslide pretzel out on the zone 1 transfer rails that earned him the $100 Rev’d Rider award too. Needless to say, Jake had a solid day.
Andy James was going so hard that he broke his tail within the first 3 min of the finals. He continued to rip on that same board with tricks like this double fs boardslide to fs boardslide fakie in zone 1. This tenacity earned him a brand new Volcom snowboard and 3rd place in the Open/AM Division.
It never gets old to see a perfectly executed bs lipslide like this in zone 3. Eric Corbin is a calm, cool, and collected rail killer earning 2nd place in the Open/AM Division.
15 & Under Division:
1st: Josh Lebrun
2nd: Nathaniel Bailey
3rd: Jacob Walper
4th: Liam Gill
5th: Liam Krause
16 – 21 Division:
1st: Nathan Roy
2nd: Landis King
3rd: Jack Cherniawsky
4th: Kaeln Christensson
5th: Brendan Luff
1st: Kira Kengkeek
2nd: Mutsumi Ido
3rd: Elysha Piller
4th: Carrie Higgins
5th: Jenaya Jenkins
1st: Kael Hill – $250
2nd: Eric Corbin – $150
3rd: Andy James – $100
4th: Jake Whitburn
5th: Wyatt Barclay
Volcom Snowboard – Andy James
Rev’d Rider $100 – Jake Whitburn
Electric “Gooyest Move Of The Event” $50 and Electric Shades – Robbie Roethler
Fender Guitar – Justin Brisson