After part one of this photo collection we pick up at heat two, the organisation took a quick shaping break and gave the judges some time to turf down the best riders of heat one so that things wouldn’t get mixed up. These guys did a great job keeping track of all the landed tricks: 1 point for a landed trick, two points for a sick trick, three points for something ridiculous.
We’ve seen a lot of three-pointers during this day. Especially Eiki, Denis and Kas stood out in my eyes, but let’s stop trying to fill up an intro and just start with displaying some photo’s.
More and more people dripped in, these two kiddo’s were particularly hyped on Sebastien Landmark.
Somewhere in this image you’ll find him. We give props to Zebbe for being one of the first, if not the first european snowboarder to get ender in a modern day international snowboard production. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, watch Quicksilver’s Take It Easy.
Eirik Nesse (not Nessheim, like the official video said) and Max De Vries got a long better than you’d think considering the age difference.
Denis Leontyev looking like a bluntslide but actually switching it up in the kink with a twosev.
Denis was riding super good as you can probably read of of his face.
This right here is a blunter though, done properly by Felix Engström.
Maybe Felix Engström should have kept it with judging for the day, but after seeing his videopart in Daggers we know for a fact that he slays kinkrails 10 times the size of this.
- Ethan Morgan was doing some weird shit trying to pop our of a boardslide into a sideways firecracker, it did not prevail. Halfcab in bs3 out.
You could see that he was trying to think of some new ways to hit this straight forward course.
Jaeger Bailey having some trouble locking in that 270. Something’s not going quite right here.
Toni Kerkelä heavy pressing.
Count the word twoseventy in these articles and you’ll find out they’re popular these days. Not many people put them clean through the kink like Dominik Wagner does.
Only Moroccan women can rep Mustachio’s like this. Is that racist?
Rachida Aoulad showing that she can easily compete in a male competition. Two seventies in, 180 5-0’s, lippers, you name it, she landed it.
Hans Åhlund effortlessly through the kink.
Dyldo Lito trying to comprehend all that’s happening around him.
Switching to a fisheye angle for another 270, this time done by Hans.
Little Max De Vries didn’t find it easy shredding as the only Dutch in heat two. This 14 year old told me that two years ago he dreamt of coming to Frontline Railjam and could hardly believe he was there now. He prefers to shred with his friends so standing alone between all those big guys talking weird languages might have been a bit overwhelming. He stomped the shit out of this hardway halfcab nosepress bs180 out though, one of the more technical tricks I’ve seen all day by the youngest in the comp.
When you try to stay healthy.
These guys kept bothering all the riders asking awkward questions and stuff. You can tell from Kas’ face he didn’t really feel like doing his fourth interview of the day, pretty much answering the same questions over and over again. Luckily he has mad interview skills… not.
Chaos submerged when the riders started throwing tshirts and stickerpacks into the crowd. I literally saw people pushing eachother over a tshirt and a kid fell down the wall on top of another kid trying to catch a goodie.
This guy was casually bouncing on that raggea jam while (not sneaky at all) sniffing up some white powdery substance from the tip of his knife. After he noticed me taking photo’s of him I decided to lay low.
Wojtek Pawlusiak excited to be in Finals. Like I said earlier I don’t own any flashes or anything so taking photo’s in the dark was kinda hard. Here they come.
Here popping his backblunt back to regular.
Jaeger looks nervous when really he was super consistent even landing best trick on the downrail. Wish I’d have a shot of that but you’ll just have to read the words and try to imagine how it looked: Backside 360 in revert 180. Second up was Denis Leontyev who did a hardway backside 270 but kind of swiveled it into a 5050 so the judges decided to award Jaeger for style.
Kas Lemmens was killing it all over, mainly with his two different twoseventy gaps on the double kink, first up is this backside version. Cropping the last part of the rail but don’t hate, at least Kas didnt miss the last bit.
His second 270, the one that won him best trick, was a hardway frontside 270. If you eyeball this photo to close you’ll probably notice there’s no way he lands this one but it’s the only version I have from a best trick so we needed it to complete the collection.
These guys, they absolutely killed it:
Best trick on downrail: Jaeger Bailey, Bs360 in Fs180 out
Best trick on kinkrail: Kas Lemmens, Fs270 to backlip
Best overall rider: Kas Lemmens
2nd overall rider: Denis Leontyev
All the riders together
All of a sudden Kas is a superstar, groupies wanted to take his photo and everything, unfortunately for Kas they were to young to get in the afterparty.
Upon arriving in the slaughterhouse (the name of the club) we found packs of women getting down to the funky beat. After the past few weeks of premiere parties etc we formed a pretty tight dance crew consisting of ADT, Kas Lemmens, Stephen Carballo, Denis Leontyev and many more. People loved to get in on the action.
More lady friends putting their behinds to work.
This slick looking brother had no idea what he was up against when he challenged ADT for a dance battle….
… and won. Rachida was not impressed.
Guess who the ugly duckling is in this photo.
The corona tasted pretty damn good.
Len hooking the boys up with some champagne and bacardi rasp that he “found”.
Dyldo Lito and Zack Rawles causing ruckus.
Seems like Rachida had a great time.
Johannes Brenning found time for a corona and somehow still finished the helgasons video the next day.
Halldor and Calle teamd up nippleslip having a great time but not realizing the bouncer behind them about the put it all to an end.