Stop #5 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter And Rail Jam pointed its compass north of the boarder and landed at Blue Mountain, ON Canada on Saturday February 7, 2015
The contest site was littered with PBRJ enthusiasts for this 13th annual event!
Canadians seem to have a total different way of looking at things, which lead to some of the most interesting action of the 2015 PBRJ tour thus far. Multiple riders had custom shaped snowboards, one rider was laying it down on a swallowtail powder board and another rider showed up in a 3 piece suit along with his snowboard inside a briefcase. Just when you think that you have seen everything, someone’s ready to throw a curve ball. Mother nature pitched her own curve ball as a weather system rolled in to drop a high rate of snow throughout the day. The non-goggle steez had riders squinting like a grandparents trying to read a sight chart. Regardless of these testing conditions, competitors continued to put down heavy tricks like a sw bs 360 50-50 on the down square bar in zone 3, a plethora of spin in spin out maneuvers on the flat tube in zone 2, and got technical with tricks like a nose press fs 360 out on the elevated shark fin rail in zone 1. It was a battle to the end to see who would walk away with the top spot in each division.
Mason Corrie was determined to throw this sw bs 360 50-50 in zone 3. He made multiple attempts throughout his heat and managed to squeak a solid make in before the buzzer. This timely manuver was a highlight of the event and earned him Electric California’s $50 “Gooyest Move of the Event.”
9-Year-Old Liam Brearly was punishing the course on all fronts. Here he puts down a twisted boardslide pretzel out on the zone 1 shark fin rail. He stood out amongst the crowd for 2nd place in the 15 & Under Division.
Sam Koven linking into a sw fs boardslide to fakie on the down square bar in zone 3. His overall ripping allowed the judges to give him the green light on a winning performance.
Per Stormgaard sits comfortably on his back foot across the tube in zone 2. Look closely at his front foot and you will see the Canadian four-leaf clover eh?
We are still not sure if Austin Johnson missed a trick all day long. Every time he entered an exited a zone he was solidly on his board. Here he front blunts 180 switch up to fakie in zone 3. His consistency and assortment of tricks landed him in the top spot for the 16 – 21 Division.
Kiranjit Phagurha has one of the most difficult names to pronounce throughout the North American PBRJ tour. However, she makes it easy to get excited about snowboarding tricks like this lipslide in zone 2. She also stomped a fs boardslide after time for the crowd on hand. Everyone was hyped!
Amber Moffatt flexed out her tail on the square tube in zone 3. The dudes where a little intimidated on how properly she held it to the end
The TPS Reports have been filed. Time to handle business on the free PB&J buffet!
Jesse Clipperton, Dan Milligan, Dave Wright, Tarik Elmas, and Ryan Caesar snap a quick group shot just before finals.