After winning the qualifier, beating out Kelly Clark, Gretchen Bleiler got back on the podium in the finals with a 2nd place finish. Her run included; a frontside crippler, backside 540 mute, frontside 720 tail grab, Cab 720 Indy, and frontside tail grab. Check out the vid…
The girls have set off from Whistler and landed in the deep forests of interior BC to meet up with friends at the GT memorial NoBoard race, then out to a little cabin in the woods for some dreamy pillow riding. First rule about T^*#+ L@&%, don’t talk about T^*#+ L@&%!!
P.S. WEBISODE #1: 2012 Hana Beaman, Robin Van Gyn, Leanne Pelosi are out in the Canadian backcountry searching for pow pow and good times. In this episode the girls run into some sled complications while they are out getting warmed up for the season.
Another first place podium for Brooke this time at the Gatorade Free Flow tour. Brooke took 1st place in Slopestyle at the Vail, CO stop securing an all expense paid trip to the Finals in Ogden, UT where she will have the chance to earn a spot into next years Dew Tour. Although the park set up was small Brooke charged the jumps going huge and stomping her tricks with style.
So we’ve come to the end of this season’s Better Daze episodes but fear not these boys are just getting started. Along with Belzile’s guidance, Jake Kuzyk and Steve Cartwright spin the revolver in the the Whistler backcountry…. Don’t believe me? Check out the video and keep an eye on these guys, by next year, I’ll be the one telling you “I told you so”.
Snowboarding is fun so have fun snowboarding! Until next time my friends….
With only a couple days left in Northern BC the guys get a few more session in before its time to head back home were the weather is rumored to be turning around. In this episode we learn that Steve will say just about anything to avoid getting kicked out of a spot, Belzile can make the best of any situation and Jake is a ridiculously good skater.
Leanne Pelosi has done a tremendous amount for female snowboarding. She founded the MGT Snowboard Camp for Girls and Women who want to continue to progress their snowboarding and she has appeared in many runway films such as La La Land, As If, and Ro Sham Bo. She is one down to earth rider, and her set up is just as rad as she is.
For the park, where Leanne has no problem throwing 720s and cab 270 on to 180 out on down rails, she checks in her K2 Va Va Voom 143. When in the backcountry she rides her K2 Wolfpack 154. “I developed this board for an all-around board that I use for park and backcountry. You can’t go wrong with feathers on the base.” remarks Leanne.
For bindings she kicks it in the K2 Agogos because of how fast she can get in and out of them and the K2 Contour boots because the Double Boa is easy and fast to use when your on hill.