This summer, I spent sessions 3 and 4 at Windell’s in Mt. Hood, Oregon snowboarding with many of the other PacSun USASA Team riders. The on-hill experience was insane! Almost every day was sunny and slushy. Windell’s even had an airbag that sat at the end of a sick 22-foot halfpipe along with a line of smooth jumps and a rail park.
Top US Rider at the Burton NZ Open Slopestyle
One of the hardest working members of the PacSun USASA National team, Benji Farrow from Mount Holly Vermont, placed 9th with a score of 70.2 in the Mens Slopestyle finals today at the Burton NZ Open. Variable snow conditions, morning delays & low visibility made for a challenging venue, the best riders threw down some amazing runs regardless. The first feature of the course offered a choice between a down-flat-down round bar or a round down bar, the second feature was a choice between an up box or a gap to flat box, followed by three jumps measuring in at 45-feet, 55-feet, and 75-feet, then finishing with a quarterpipe to goalpost / hip.
Scott Palmer must be pretty proud, Southern Vermont Represent!
Halfpipe action starts tomorrow, you can watch the results live as they come in or view the complete slopestyle results at Burton NZ Open.com
Linda "Zippy" Neil is the new Executive Assistant
After years of tireless work and commitment to the USASA, Karen Mertl has retired as the Administrative Assistant. With the rapid growth of the USASA it was time to expand the job duties and time commitment to keep up with the demands of the organization. Karen was a huge part of the USASA family and her daily involovement will be missed. She will continue to run the North Tahoe Series with her husband and will most likely still be a staff member at Nationals.
Benji Farrow: Summer Update
Benji here checking in just before I head off to New Zealand for Jr. Worlds and the Open!! My Summer has been going great so far! I spent three weeks riding in Mammoth during the month of May and June before heading to Summit County in mid June for our team camp at Woodward at Copper. Seeing the whole team at Copper was a lot of fun, I made a bunch of new friends and chilled with all my old ones. After Woodward i came home to the good ole 802 to work, hang with the fam and my friends. This last weekend was especially fun, my sister and i spent the entire weekend with friends jumping off whatever we could find with some amount of water below it! Quarrys, bridges, cliffs, rope swings were all back flipped, doubled and in some cases belly flopped! It was the best end to my summer at home I could ask for! Okay well I am going to go finish my packing and board the plane for NZ before all the snow melts down there!!!
Brett Esser, Summer Update
Hello everybody! So this summer has been really busy! I started off the summer by heading out to Mt. Hood, Oregon for some summer shredding. The PacSun team is privileged to have the opportunity of going out to Windells Camp and riding there all summer and use ALL their facilities.