2012 RoSham Throwdown

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It has been so windy here I haven’t had a chance to get on here for an update. Not something I’m going to complain about though!

The 2012 Rosham started off with the classic rock, paper, scissors. I ended up winning mine but I was one of the first to pick and didn’t really get much of an advantage out of it. Regardless this year everyone had to qualify except for a few riders that had done well at the recent SSS contest. Everyone qualifying made for some pretty stacked heats!

The contest was run in a new format this year. Instead of a big jam session, it was ran with a slopestyle feel to it with only one rider on the features at a time. I enjoyed this new format as it made everyone feel more pressure and really make the riders have to be on their game to be sticking there tricks. Each rider was allowed two runs through the 2 courses with a total of 4 attempts at your best air tricks.

I scrapped together two decent heats but wasn’t enough to knockout the top advancers in my heats. Hitting the rails and kicker on a 6m was quite the experience! The Gorge wind is little bit unforgiving at times! If you’ve ever kited at the event site you know what I mean! Landing some nice 270’s transfers onto the flatbar Airush Boombox was awesome! But along with that I slide almost the whole flatbar with my stomach… Glad I walked away from this event

Big Congrats to the top finishers! For the Women taking first was Colleen Carroll, followed by Laura Maher in second and Sensi Graves in third.

For the Men first place went to Sam Light killing the park all day! 2nd place to Brandon Scheid and 3rd place to Alex Fox

Big Thanks to the Slider Project for putting on an awesome event once again! Can’t wait to be back next year!

Also big thanks to my sponsors for supporting me out here Mutiny Kites, Hyperflex Wetsuits, Shinn Boards, Hobie Polarized and Dakine! Thanks guys!

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