Stop #8 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam dipped into the Rockies at Keystone Resort, CO on Saturday February 28, 2015.
Colorado is a visitor’s paradise with pristine wilderness, quite mountain towns, and a vast variety of outdoor adventures. It is no wonder why the PBRJ had such a huge variety of representation as riders from New York, New Jersey, Maine, Tennessee, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Oregon, California, Utah, Italy, and Russia came to test their skills against the local Colorado shred machines. Keystone’s A51 Terrain Park crew tested everyone with their rendition of a PBRJ venue. Zone 1 consisted of a gnarly flat double barrel shotgun rail over a Jersey barrier to offset floating down bar with multiple take off trannies. Zone 2 rendered a sizable down flat lift tower tube. Zone 3 held a perfect down flat down rail that grabbed the attention of all in attendance. The stage was set and 170 riders where released to do the unfathomable as a crowd of Keystone patrons jockeyed for viewing positions.
Maine’s Cooper Whittier worked his way through this sw bs 360 50-50 on the down flat tube in zone 2. His east coast skills propelled hime through the pack as he qualified for the 2015 PBRJ Championships in 4th place in the 15 & Under Division.
7-year-old Sophia Capua and 8-year-old Alyssa Moroco shined at their first PBRJ ever. Sophia wowed the judges as she gapped over the Jersey barrier in zone 1 and Alyssa launched into the stratosphere as she bonked off the barrel feature at the bottom. It was a blast to watch them throughout their heat.
Minnesota’s Luke Zajac handling business in zone 1 with a 50-50 transfer fs bluntslide 450 out on his second try. He also landed a full cab sw 50-50 sw fs board pretzel out on the down flat tube in zone 2, and a gap sw fs hw 270 bs lip on the down flat down in zone 3 to take 1st place honors. Watch out for this 14-year-old prodigy in the future.
Alex Kass dusts off his board as he hw fs 180s to sw 50-50 fs 360 off the down flat tube in zone 2. His technicality lead to a 2nd place finish in the 16 – 21 Division.
New York’s Remy Stern took lucky bib number 88 as he worked his magic on the contest site. Here he is in the middle of a 50-50 transfer to tailsldie 270 out in zone 2.