Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I finally managed to get Tyler and Andy to come hit a hand rail on my second last day back in Thunder Bay. It was a good time sliding on some snow with those guys again. We picked the old stomping ground spot, SJAM, for a warm up. For those of you who don't know "SJAM" is a closed down school with a nice and mellow down bar on the backside. This rail is the proving ground for urban in TBay. It's the first urban most people hit and if you want to start to be considered good locally, you've hit it with the stairs open.
I had made the jump the night before, but, we still had some initial problems. Basically the space didn't allow for me to park my truck the way I wanted to for the drop-in ramp I made. Andy and I dinked around for about 45 minutes trying to get it to work, knowing that it would give us the speed to get technical on the rail. But, we just couldn't get the drop in ramp to work. Then Tyler skate-skied into the rail so we gave up and started to pull-whip. It ended up being a really sick time and a nice warm up to urban rails.
(In the picture above Andy and Tyler just threw me into the rail. Damien is the large black lump on the stairs filming)