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Pain McShlonkey Classic VIDEO… What went down, and how it happened. Chinese Downhill and Small Mountain Invitational.

April 2nd, 2012 by

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get invited to compete in the Pain McShlonkey Classic. It was really an honor to wear the badge and be an ambassador to the Shane McConkey Foundation.

Stoked to be able to represent Shane!

The weekend was pretty ridiculous. The event was supposed to start with some  of the Red Bull Air Force team skydiving into Rocker at Squaw. High winds caused this to be cancelled, but the party still went down. Red Bull brought a humongous truck with DJ and loud music included. The party continued through the day to the Gala in the evening.

Red Bull brought this monster in with a DJ an a lot of speakers

Lets talk about the event though. The event was amazing. Athletes flew in from all over the country to compete and represent Shane in the proper way, and I think Shane would have been proud. The event started at just a tad after 9am with a “Chinese Downhill”.  This event was brutal. Unlike last year which was a glorified powder run, this was an icy, moguly, hardpacked mess of competitors coming down KT. There was carnage everywhere and it seemed most competitors crashed the whole way down the first face. Daron Rahlves (who referred to himself as DMoney during pre-event trash talking emails) won. Guess he backed it up.  He took home the golden saucer for the boys, with Shelly Robertson taking home the Golden Saucer for the girls.

The Small Mountain Invitational was just as exciting. The course was a mix of hardpack moguls with several features to jump off. The name of the game (according to the judges) was no big airs. In fact, Ice Goddess and several other airs were out of bounds, and hitting them meant disqualification. This obviously stopped nobody.  We saw repelling down Ice Goddess, Kristian Giessler sending Tombstone pretty big and lots of tomahawking. I’m pretty confident that everybody there had an amazing time, so THANK YOU SHANE!

Thank you Shane!

Results and Recap from the Verbier Xtreme | Barkered, Charlet, Hargin, and Debari Win

March 24th, 2012 by
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  The Extreme just finished up in Verbier, CH, and was once again an exciting show. Winners were Reine Barkered, Jonathan Charlet, Christine Hargin, and Maria Debari. All won both … Read More

Pain McShlonkey Classic this Weekend!!! And none of you can or will beat me, just watch (VIDEO)

March 23rd, 2012 by

 

The 2nd annual Pain McShlonkey Classic returns to Squaw on Saturday. Well, really it returns today at 2pm with Miles Daisher and the Red Bull Air Force jumping into Rocker. All in honor of the man.

I put the schedule of events at the bottom, so come check it out. Actually, come check out me beating everyone. I only had time to pick on a few of you in the video however, so be glad I left you out if you didn’t get called out. Tomorrow should be an amazing time with a lot of clowning around, great snowlerblade action, and a disastrous “Chinese Downhill”. 

Schedule of Events (subject to change) :

Friday – March 23

2:30pm            PMS Kick Off Party at Rocker Bar with DJ, food & drink specials and Red Bull skydivers

7:00pm            Shane McConkey Legacy Gala at Olympic Village Lodge

Saturday – March 24

9:00am -  9:30am            Chinese Downhill- KT-22 GS Bowl

10:30pm – 12:30pm        Extreme Small Mountain Snowlerblade Invitational

2:00pm – 3:00pm             Trashion Show / PMS Costume Contest- KT Sun Deck

3:00pm – 4:00pm            Award Ceremony

8:00pm- 11:00pm            80s After Party at Olympic Village Lodge

   Purchase tickets at Shanemcconkey.org

 

Extreme Weather from 2011…Goodbye and Good Riddance

January 1st, 2012 by
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Hippie $hit or for real?  Who cares as long as it snows…

From extreme drought, heat waves and floods to unprecedented tornado outbreaks, hurricanes, wildfires and winter storms. A record 12 weather and climate disasters in 2011 each caused $1 billion or more in damages — and most regrettably, loss of human lives and property. NOAA’s National Weather Service has redoubled its efforts to create a “Weather-Ready Nation”, where vulnerable communities are better prepared for extreme weather and other natural disasters.

Global Warming?

Weather by the numbers in 2011:

3 million+: the number of residents who lost power during an unseasonably early nor’easter storm that spanned West Virginia to Maine (Oct 29-31).
-31 degrees F: the record low temperature reported in Nowata, Oklahoma, on February 10, 2011, which is the coldest temperature on record for the state!
343: the largest outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded (April 25-28), which left a deadly path of destruction from Alabama to Virginia.

199: the number of confirmed tornadoes across the Southeast on April 27, the most on record for any single day in the United States!
1 million+: the number of acres burned across just Texas, during a record wildfire season for the Southern Plains states.

3 billion: the potential cost (dollars) to rebuild Joplin, Mo., after it endured the single costliest tornado in U.S. history on May 22. It was the 7th deadliest tornado the U.S. has seen, with 158 lives lost.
-7.97: the value of the Palmer Hydrological Drought Index (PHDI) for Texas in September that indicated the most intense drought to affect the state in 117 year period of record.

300 percent: three times the amount of average precipitation (mainly rainfall) in the Ohio Valley that caused historic flooding along the Mississippi river.

19: the number of tropical storms in the Atlantic this year, the 3rd busiest season since record keeping began in 1851.


Extreme Train Surfing | What, you’ve never heard of it?

August 30th, 2011 by
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You had no idea, did you? We don’t know much about this video… yet, but these guys are about to blow up!  They must have every major train surfing sponsor … Read More

Milk Quaffing

May 18th, 2011 by
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People in Jackson are always pushing the limits. The constant one-upmanship is not just part of life in Jackson, for some, it’s a way of life. Thus it’s no surprise that for some, Gelande Quaffing, wasn’t enough. Welcome to the world of Milk Quaffing, where the stakes are high, the athletes on top of their game, and the limits are limitless…unless you puke because you drank too much milk, then I suppose the game would be over.

SBC Snowboard trip to Snowwater 2011

April 2nd, 2011 by

This is footage from the three day Snowboard trip we took to Snowwater, BC. This was three days of the best snowboarding I have ever done. The crew was Dave Short, Russell Dalby, Dave B, and myself. If you ever get the chance to go to Snowwater, you will have the best time.
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Jon Conway (film maker dude)

A day of Hustlin’ with Dave Short

March 12th, 2011 by

A day of Hustlin’ with Dave Short in some secret pillows on WhisComb. Sick Pillows, slowly turning heavy throughout the day. It’s just another day on the grind for Dave Short.

Freeskiing World Championships – Day One

March 11th, 2011 by

The men went off at Snowbird today, on day one of the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships.  An unprecedented 11 competitors had scores of 40 points or more on Silver Fox, the day one venue.  Drew Tabke took the day for the men with a score of 46.10, while Angel Collinson continued her domination of the womens field with a score of 36.30.
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Dave Short Heli Boarding at Snow Water Lodge

March 7th, 2011 by
Dave Short went to Snow Water Heli Boarding this year with the crew from SBC. This is the GoPro footy from Dave’s camera. Sick powder laps in the Valhalla’s. Check it out.
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