This past week has been an awesome end to January, and a great start to February. We were able to hit up a few different locations, with kicker hits off the Circ Highway in Essex, Vermont, steep lines in the Lincoln Gap, and a revisit to the Devils Playground. The snow is deep everywhere out there, with some less-traveled areas deep enough to need a snorkel!
Our kicker set up this week was a full public showing as we chose the Circ Highway for our throwdown location. We started with some hard work shoveling up a pretty good sized jump, packing a wide run up, and salting it to perfection. After we let the snow harden up enough to shape it out, the real fun began. We all took advantage of the nearly perfect takeoff and powdery landing zone. It was definitely pretty cool to hear the support of passersby, as they honked and screamed out their windows.
We encountered some of the steepest lines we have ever ridden this past week in search of some cliffs. The lay of the land was so steep in the areas we were in that you literally had to hold on to not fall off what you had just hiked. We recorded Elliot Roberts as he crawled up a near 60 degree slope, hanging on to the few trees that grew there. With every step he was setting off small snow slides that were actually pretty powerful as they built momentum coming down the steep pitch. The exhausting climb payed off however, with some sick pow and a cliff shot to start the run. You will have to watch Rip The Greens to see most of what we found out there!
We also just got back from our second trip out to The Devils Playground, a private back country park in Jeffersonville, Vermont. This time we were further out then normal, hitting some nasty cliff drops with kickers that ensured high flying fun through the trees! The sun even came out to play with us as we enjoyed the bounty of fresh pow that dropped the other night. Looks like more of the same is on its way this weekend, and we couldn’t be happier.
As for the Clip of The Week, we bring you some Roadside Bombing, as we showcase a few hits from our Circ kicker build. Thanks to Paul Newman of Milton, Vermont, for providing us with the song “Times Of Our Life (The Journey)”. We will be doing our best to update over the next week as we continue our move to Underhill, along with our busy filming schedule.
RIP THE GREENS!