The Transworld C.U.T kicks off in Sacramento

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Announcer Blair Alley and judges Brady Ferdig, Mike Fitz, and Jeff Landi

The first stop of the 2014 Come Up Tour presented by etnies went down this past weekend in Sacramento, California at the Hangar Skatepark in conjunction with FTC Sac. Tristen Moss was the first place winner, followed by Jerry Gurney, and Brent Bell in third. Jesse Vieira was the Prime C.U.T. winner with his smooth skating all day. At the end of the Come Up Tour, Tristen and the other winners from the remaining five cities will submit video parts to twskate.com for you to vote on. The winner with the most votes will get a Check Out in Transworld Skatboarding

Get the results of the Sacramento stop, watch the recap video, get registration information, and more at Transworld Skateboarding.

TOUR SCHEDULE

April 12, 2014 with No Comply
House Skatepark
West 15th St & Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX

April 12, 2014 with Familia
Familia Skatepark
835 East Hennepin Ave
MInneapolis, MN 55414

April 26, 2014 with Cal’s Pharmacy
Windells Camp
59550 E Hwy 26
Sandy, OR 97055

May 3, 2014 with Cowtown
Peoria Skatepark
8877 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381

May 10, 2014 with KCDC
LES Coleman Skatepark
62 Pike St
New York, NY 10002

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Dwayne Galloway, boneless to fakie

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Tristen Moss, frontside wall bash

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Top three, Tristen, Jerry, and Brent

Armada at Windells 2013

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Windells guest pro and X Games medalist, Henrik Harlaut, signing autographs for campers. Photo: Erik Hoffman

The Inspired Takeover at Windells this past summer was one to write home about! The Private Park was crawling with the biggest and best skiers in the game. Tanner Hall, Henrik Harlaut, Torin Yater Wallace and Brady Perron were whizzing over every jump, spinning off every rail, and gapping what you didn’t even think was possible.

Check it out and stay glued to windells.com for Takeover information as it rolls out and Summer 2014 approaches!

The Technine Team rolls in deep on Windells Camp

He may have no soul but Ben Bilodeau is still one of the most chyll individuals on the planet.  P: Erik Hoffman

He may have no soul but Ben Bilodeau is still one of the most chyll individuals on the planet.
P: Erik Hoffman

Another session is in the books at Windells Camp! It’s crazy to think that Windells campers, staff and visiting pros are spending the month of August snowboarding on Mt. Hood. Session 6 saw the return of the Technine Team Takeover, with the likes of Lucas Magoon, Chris Bradshaw, Dylan Thompson, Andrew Brewer, Luke Haddock, Nick Poochoff, Ben Bilodeau, Zander Blackmon, Brady Larson and Masaki Toda. Campers were treated to some of the best riding on hill as well as the most fun activities seen all summer long.

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Photo recap: Technine’s Team Takeover

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Campers having a blast with the Technine team. Photo: Erik Hoffman

Session 6 has come and gone, and we’re are a little dumbfounded trying figure out where this summer went! Browsing through our photos from Session 6 with Technine, we realize the truth in the saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun!”

The Technine crew was here stacking activities on and off the mountain, getting Windells campers psyched and providing lots of entertainment for everyone. We made sure our photographers were there to document all the action. Check out some photos from Technine week with your favorite pros like Chris Bradshaw, Lucas Magoon, Dylan Thompson, Ben Bilideau, Andrew Brewer, Zandar Blackmon and more!

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Time to ollie the barrier; Lucas Magoon displays his timeless style. Photo: Erik Hoffman

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Chris Bradshaw showing the campers how it’s done. Photo: Gill Montgomery

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The annual Technine doughnut eating contest… Photo: Erik Hoffman

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… turned into the Technine doughnut storm. Is anyone surprised? Photo: Erik Hoffman

Big thanks to the Technine crew for coming and hanging out with us for Session 6. We have Ipath here keeping the fun rolling into Session 7. Check back to the blog for updates all the cool stuff happening on campus and on hill!

 

Take a virtual tour of Windells Camp

Want to explore our camp first hand without booking a plane ticket? Now you can! Check out the virtual tour on Google Maps. You can cruise through the Concrete Jungle, hang out in B.O.B, and ‘lax in the courtyard all from the comfort of your own home.

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This is the view from the trampolines in our indoor skate, park B.O.B

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Coming down from B.O.B you get a full glimpse of our back bowl and concrete jungle

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An up close and personal perspective from the middle of the Concrete Jungle

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Here is a nice view of our courtyard, where most of the outdoor off hill activities happen

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Here is the knockout arena, the cafeteria, and SAIGL, your one stop snack shop.

Windells’ campus is definitely the “funnest” place to be in the summer time. Take a second to check it out! You can also see whats happening play by play on our live webcams.

 

Red Bull welcomes you to Windells!

Red Bull photographer Aaron Blatt came to Windells to hang out for a few days to see what really goes down in the summer months on Mt. Hood. Aaron was able to capture some amazing photos of our campus, the mountain, the Concrete Jungle, new BOB, campers, staff, and Team Takeover athletes. Check out the full article here to see some unreal photography and an insider’s perspective on camp life!

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The Windells Neff van pulled up at the hill dropping kids off for a day of blue skies and shredding! Photo: Aaron Blatt

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There’s plenty of transitions to work with on and off hill at Windell’s Summer camp. Forrest Bailey jams up to a serious backside air. P: Aaron Blatt

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You’re killin’ me, Smalls. P: Aaron Blatt

Session 4 Snowboard Recap 2013

It’s not too often that you see someone riding in knickerbockers. Team Takeover rider Halldor Helgason locks into a front blunt through the down flat rail.  P: Erik Hoffman

It’s not too often that you see someone riding in knickerbockers. Team Takeover rider Halldor Helgason locks into a front blunt through the down flat rail.
P: Erik Hoffman

Another session comes to an end at Windells. Campers enjoyed another stellar park set up by Chase Weaver and the Windells Diggers, packed with a variety of features from jumps, rails and the Nike van. Session 4 Team Takeover riders from Neff Headwear and Lobster Snowboards, Dylan Thompson, Halldor Helgason, Eiki Helgason, Tim Humphreys, and Stevie Bell made sure campers were never bored hosting multiple on and off hill activities throughout the session.

Not only did camper Jake Luczak win pretty much every on-hill activity, he also sent a massive one-footed indy over the Windells A-Frame. P: Erik Hoffman

Not only did camper Jake Luczak win pretty much every on-hill activity, he also sent a massive one-footed indy over the Windells A-Frame.
P: Erik Hoffman

The Neff and Lobster crew used every inch of Windells’ mile-long Private Park to get campers stoked. Mornings were spent hot lapping Palmer and warming up before hitting the park to film and host activities. Campers won tons of free Neff and Lobster gear in rail jams, spin to win showdowns and a “Highest Hippie” jump contest. Also there were several intense games of S.N.O.W. played by the crew, by the end of the session, Dylan Thompson stole the show going undefeated, winning every game they played.

Now that’s teamwork! Neff Team Takeover rider Stevie Bell gets the shot of Dylan Thompson’s back nosepress front one on the down flat rail. P: Erik Hoffman

Now that’s teamwork! Neff Team Takeover rider Stevie Bell gets the shot of Dylan Thompson’s back nosepress front one on the down flat rail.
P: Erik Hoffman

Between heated skate sessions in the Concrete Jungle, held loads of activities on campus. During the Lobster “High Ollie” contest campers cracked massive chest-high ollies and two finalists won brand new Lobster boards. Campers also designed their own nose and tail cut-outs in the Lobster “Nosejob” contest. The team chose their favorite design and cut it out for one lucky camper. Neff’s Takeover wouldn’t be complete without an ice cream party to beat the heat.

Forget cutting the lift line, Tucker Speer would rather just blast a method right over it.    P: Erik Hoffman

Forget cutting the lift line, Tucker Speer would rather just blast a method right over it.
P: Erik Hoffman

It was another amazing session here at Windells. Session 5 is the Reunion Team Takeover with Austen Sweetin, Cam Pierce, Niko Cioffi, Nick Visconti and Stevie Bell bringing high energy back to camp for another fun session on and off the hill. Spots are still available for Windells Camp Summer 2013! Register before they’re all gone! Stay tuned to www.windells.com, facebook and instagram for more updates throughout the summer.

The “Russian Tornado” Denis Leontyev rolled through camp dropping future spins like this half-cab 50-50 misty 540 out on every rail in his path. P: Erik Hoffman

The “Russian Tornado” Denis Leontyev rolled through camp dropping future spins like this half-cab 50-50 misty 540 out on every rail in his path.
P: Erik Hoffman

After snaking his way through the crowd, Tim Rechetniak handplants the top of the Bag Jump takeoff.  P: Erik Hoffman

After snaking his way through the crowd, Tim Rechetniak handplants the top of the Bag Jump takeoff.
P: Erik Hoffman

Justin Fornius front sevens across the lush green Oregon landscape.  P: Erik Hoffman

Justin Fornius front sevens across the lush green Oregon landscape.
P: Erik Hoffman

It’s no surprise that Jared Jordan’s board has a giant sack of cash on the base, seeing that this McTwist is money.  P: Erik Hoffman

It’s no surprise that Jared Jordan’s board has a giant sack of cash on the base, seeing that this McTwist is money.
P: Erik Hoffman

Burton Knowbuddy Ralph Kucharek couldn’t resist sticking around for another session to send a massive front 1080 tail over the rolling hills of Oregon. P: Gill Montgomery

Burton Knowbuddy Ralph Kucharek couldn’t resist sticking around for another session to send a massive front 1080 tail over the rolling hills of Oregon.
P: Gill Montgomery

 

 

 

 

The West Coast Session 7 wraps up on Mt. Hood

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Photo Ben Krause, Cam Snyder. Words by Ethan Stone

“The seventh annual West Coast Session wrapped up last week in Mt. Hood, Oregon. Over 60 talented young skiers, photographers and filmers gathered here for an unconventional spring training camp and end-of-season celebration hosted by Timberline Ski Area and Windells Camp, and sponsored by Buff, INI Cooperative, Camtrol, Ion, Auviq, Amplid and Hillcrest Sports.

This year’s attending athletes included: 2013 X Games Slopestyle gold medalists Nick Goepper and McRae Williams; the world’s only double-corking female skier Lisa Zimmermann; international competitors in slopestyle and halfpipe including Alex Beaulieau-Marchand, Noah Morrison, Taylor Seaton and Jamie Crane-Mauzy; the Traveling Circus duo of Andy Parry and Will Wesson; and other well-known athletes including Karl Fostvedt, Dale Talkington, Tim McChesney, Niklas Eriksson, Nicky Keefer, and many more.

In all, 48 skiers were split among six film teams for the Camtrol/Ion Session Showdown Video Contest (contest entries will be released online later this month), while six invited photographers competed in the Photo Contest presented by Buff.

This was also the first year that a strong group of female freeskiers took part in the Session. Lisa Zimmermann, Jamie Crane-Mauzy, Maude Raymond, Philo Bair and Kristie Beavert all capably represented the women’s side of the sport in the video contest.

WCS7 featured six days of skiing and the skiing lifestyle, including two sunset shoots on our private 80-foot kicker at Timberline, an epic backcountry booter session during the inaugural Tommy Ellingson Backcountry Invitational, and lots of skating at Windells Camp.”

Real World Portland visits Windells Camp

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The very first episode of MTV’s “Real World” aired back in 1992. The show is MTV’s longest running series, and Windells Camp had the pleasure of hosting the newest batch of Real Worlders for some fun in the sun in last night’s episode 5 of season 28, “I Wanted Romance Not No Pants.”

Danny Kass and The Dingo shuttled the group from Portland to Windells in the Grenade “limo.” Everyone was set up with boards, boots and bindings in the Demo Shed and decked out in Windells gear from Dex’s. After some skating in the Concrete Jungle and a trampoline session, the crew headed up to Timberline to see what the hype is about!

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Danny, Tim and Danger were coaching the group. We saw some naturals and we saw some room for improvement; Nia found a comfortable place to nap in the Lodge, and Marlon’s face plant to scorpion definitely would have made it into the summer crash edits. Maybe the whole gang should come back this summer for more coaching.

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Want to get in on the action? Windells Camp has something for everyone! We have youth camps and adult camps in June, July and August. Get registered for Summer 2013!

The new ‘Best of Snowboarding’ from Windells Camp

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The best of the best are at Windells. Every summer, the biggest names in snowboarding come out to Windells to ride the Private Park, train in the half pipe, practice with the airbags, cruise the lap park with campers, and let loose during on-hill sponsor activities. They lead clinics, share trick tips, stack footage, and after the rope tows stop spinning they head back to campus for a skate session before the sun goes down. It doesn’t get any better!

Check out the new Best of Snowboarding. These guys and girls are the coaches, pros, invited guests, counselors, kitchen crew, diggers and friends that make Windells what it is. Check it out! Get a look at who is going to be at Windells this Summer. Sign up for your session to ride with the best crew around!

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