Here at Windells, we’re lucky to be able to meet and hang out with some of the best snowboarders, skiers, and skateboarders in the world. Each summer, some amazing riders visit Mount Hood and spend time at camp, shredding the on hill park and skating the Concrete Jungle. Some of guys and girls that come to camp become good friends, and keep coming back year after year. But, what do these talented guys and gals do when summer is over? Well, we are stoked that some of the members of the Windells family are inviting us along for the ride this winter, by sending us updates of the adventures that go down while they’re traveling, filming, competing, shredding with their friends, and having tons of fun this winter.
Dylan Thompson is an Oregon local. Dylan’s from Hood River and has ridden at Windells for year. He’s always been a staple in the Windells park. The last two years, he has hosted a session at camp with the Technine Team and we’ve gotten to know this awesome guy even better. He is a little shy when you first meet him, but there’s nothing quiet about his ability on a snowboard. This year, Dylan completely annihilated the rail line in the park. You’ve probably seen some of the footage in our videos. In addition to his on hill skills, Dylan’s always down for fun at camp. He competed in the Second Annual Technine Doughnut Eating Challenge with the campers, consuming his weight in powdered sugar. Dylan’s awesome, so we wanted to see what he has been up to since camp ended. Judging by the photos of Dylan at premieres, contests, and with giant contest IOU checks in his hands, he’s been busy. Here’s the first installment of On the road…with Dylan Thompson.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT FALL IN OREGON?
SO YOU’VE BEEN TRAVELING A BUNCH THE LAST FEW WEEKS, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? HOW’S LIFE ON THE ROAD IN THE FALL DIFFERENT THAN IT IS IN THE WINTER?
HOW WAS THE DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN IN SEATTLE? THAT EVENT LOOKS LIKE IT’S SUPER FUN, HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU COMPETED IN IT?
ARE YOU GOING TO DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN IN SAN FRANCISCO?
YOU SPEND A LOT OF THE WINTER FILMING, IS IT FUN TO MIX THINGS UP COMPETING IN PRE-SEASON RAIL JAMS?
Yeah it is fun. It’s a good change of pace, and its rad to ride with people you normally wouldn’t get to during the season. It’s also a lot different. When were filming during the season you can kind of take your time on things. I usually hit something for a while just to get one trick I’m happy with. During a contest, you have to just go for things and try to get them first try. You need to be a lot more consistent in contests.