12/03/2014 | by Mike Brindley
STANDINGsideways Sessions – Cas SNO!zone this Friday 7pm-11pm
The STANDINGsideways Sessions at Cas is nearly upon us and things are shaping up nicely…
Prizes are rolling in and the SS towers are filling up with goods from TSA, Whitelines, Salomon, Bonfire, SNO!zone, Animal, Quiksilver and Roxy. Jonny Russell’s even managed to blag some kit to give away from his super fresh new outerwear sponsor Bond.
MC Keith The Teeth has been drafted in to lead the jam sessions on the park features and bantering up the riders for stunts and giggles. Format for the night is pretty simple…get your SHRED on! No comp, no two run finals, just all out trick busting rider jam sessions on each feature.
Wayne Taylor the AKA Snowskate head honcho has confirmed his attendance as chief freestyle coach for the night. Wayne has been killing it for years and has had a huge influence on many riders at Halifax and Cas slopes. He’ll be running sessions on the nursery slope Rookie Park so make sure to grab him and get learning.
The STANDINGsideways Lounge is set to provide some chill out space and hang out for those not riding, with beats from Dom Harington’s mega playlist and FREE hot dogs, hot chocolate and good ol’ Yorkshire Tea to enjoy, all served up by the SS tea ladies…ahhh go on, won’t you have another cup…be rude not to!
Russ Shea of Dopeshots fame will be shooting pics on the night and The Fear Of The Park crew are in full attendance with photographers, filmers and riders all coming to document the event happenings for their website.
So that’s it, it’s on! Got the swag, the tea, the coaching, MC shenanigans, banging sound track, the photog’s, filmer, the riders…err…what?…You mean?…We missed something?…Oh yeah? The special features?!…What, you wanna know about the park?? Oh, alright then…
THE PARK IS LOOKING SICK! Damo and CASvegas boys have been hard at it since Monday and it’s shaping up a treat. Jonny’s “Rhythmic Razzmatazz” just took the title for longest feature ever pushed at Cas. Dom’s “Pipe Of Mild Peril” may be renamed the “Pipe Of Massive Frustration” as riders try get to the end of the slippery Transco pipes. And Stu’s “Down Bar Delight” is going to see some crazy action with a down rail, box and ribbed gas pipe for every trick in the book!
The rest of the park and rookie slope has fun lines a plenty, with hits to learn new tricks and secret trani-finder (not that kind of trani) lines being scoped and added to the list for bonus points!
Peep at the Standing Sideways Nation page on Facebook for more and a sneak peek at some of the obstacles.