BILLY JAM GOES OFF!!! GRENADE WAS THERE!
The Monster Energy – Three Bills Series.
Event 1 – Billy Jam
Presented By ESS Board Store, Monster Skateparks, Thredbo Resort, Enjoi Skateboards 3CS Outerwear & Burton Snowboards
Supported By Neff, Grenade, Forum, Flow & Flint.
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After a massive month of planning & preparation the 2010 Billy Jam (event 1 of the MONSTER THREE Bills series) goes down with some EPIC riding & high flying action…
Check out all the action over the day;
• for the Pro Show action & BMX/Skate demos check out gallery 1
• for the Amateur Snow Mens , Womens & The Ski Freestyle Jam. check out gallery 2
• for a random collection of photos from throughout the day check out gallery 3
• for a Black & White take on all the action that went down check out the B+W gallery
• to see all the fellas hard at work behind the scenes, setting up etc, check out the setup gallery
We’ll have our event movie ready soon too… make sure to check back.
Four seasons in a day at the 2010 Billy Jam!
The Three Bills kicked off in tricky weather with a few storms through the day testing the dedicated crowd.
Around midday it kicked off with the amateur mens & women’s contest and the biggest batch of fresh seen here ever – the show started with a bang. The sweet ‘flat-down’ rail built by the ESS crew was amazing and the action heated up quickly. Taking out the amateur mens was Tom Rielly who took home the new Limited edition Nitro/3CS colab board & in fine form was the local lass Alex Fitch taking out the women’s division after just getting back from a solid season from Colorado, a proud new owner of the Forum limited board. Elliot Fielder was impressive with the best overall in the Under 17’s category and special honours go Sebastian Chudadek dislocated his shoulder on a big move.
After this we got into some freestyle ski rail action. The Skiiers where throwin it up to the box in each and every way possible with some highly technical combos going down, taking the prize in the Ski division was Bryce Lewis with the best overall style & tricks of the day.
When the clouds cleared we quickly dried out the Monster Skate park 12ft half pipe & the boys got on the blowers, getting the street setup dry… The BMX got cranking with some epic double backflips & 720 tail whips and the skate fellas also stomped some stylish indies & flips. Just as we started getting warmed up on the street setup with the boys starting to go big, the heavens opened up again and put an end to the skate action for the day. It was such a shame, we had this epic setup and heaps of guys just stinging to go big but the rain wouldn’t let up.
We then turned our attention to the headline event of the day – the Pro Snowboard Rail Jam with current title holder Pete Long ready to defend his crown! Right out of the gate, the boys were fully gapping the down & stomping stuff that shouldn’t be done this close to the start of the season.
Push came to shove & the guys were completing things like nose press flat, to full gap downs in switch.. it was BIG, and it was stylish. With the standard so high it was hard to come up with a top eight, let alone picking a winner in the final…
After a slew of stylish rides looking the most in control, Pete Long threw down a massive whole box gap and looked to take it out. Then after being the most consistent with his completions, Tom Pelley came out of nowhere and boosted a full Front flip off the top flat box over the whole down box and rode out smooth, giving us the biggest move of the day and taking out the thousand dollar cash cheque & the Billy Jam for 2010 Honours…It was epic.
With a day of sideways weather… it was an amazing day of riding action on the Snow & the Halfpipe. If you didn’t see it in 2010, put it on your calendar for next year… It’s the first big rail jam event of the season with thousands of dollars worth of free giveaways from the sponsors and it’s a great day for everyone. The Crew at ESS are already making plans to go bigger & better next year so watch out!
Writeup courtesy of www.essboardstore.com.au