Onterrible Winter Slide jam
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Check out this article we found in Skate Slate. After winter starts and all the golf courses are closed there’s only one option left for Ontario shredders, and that’s to have a Winter Slide Jam. A day dedicated to tearing it up through salty slippery goodness. There were two locations for the day’s events but as private roads go the first one was shut down before the event even started. After loading cars full of groms we headed to the second spot.
Nicely tucked away in a low traffic location we whipped out a small kicker and the shredding began. A truly mild winter left us with a road half dry and half wet which made for some interesting riding. Even more interesting when there was a slalom course set to force you into the biggest piles of salt, sketchy wet patches and sewer grates.
After everyone had a few runs on the course I set up a quick race with a points system and 2 man heats. Hitting more cones than the other rider meant you lost but there was a chance for redemption. If you could hit the kicker and still beat the other rider down you were in the clear.
After Aaron Thomas took first he was forced to attempt some more slides on the death rail, along with Ben Keymer and Hev Campbell, for a set of wheels. Unfortunately the death rail is still unconquered and no one has landed anything off of this piece of ABS tubing madness.
Big thanks to the sponsors; Rayne (www.raynelongboards.com) and Switchback (www.switchbacklongboards.com) Longboards. They threw down a huge amount of gear for our mid-winter shred. Also thanks to Rob from Bombora skateboards for taking some great photos.
Written By Justin Readings