I found this one from a ramp jam at a friend’s old ramp. To me it says so much: Friendship, laughter, good times . . . all because of #skateboarding. Happy Friday, y’all! .. Guest Post by Board Member @1975ish #erichlehman ...
How could “Dolla Ditch Day” at Swain get any better? How about an “X-tremely Average” contest for those who have nothing to prove; besides who can have a better time while snowboarding.
The Ski Company & Swain present the “X-tremely Average Games” with co-hosts The Roc City Rascals.
Come get X-tremely average with the Roc City Rascals Thursday March 15th. This is an all ages event. There will be no age or gender divisions, because this is just purely having fun while snowboarding. Registration starts at 11a and ends at 12:30p. The opening ceremony will be at 1p with the closing of the ceremony around 6p with a FREE PIZZA PARTY for those who entered.
So what are the “X-tremely Average Games”? Let us clue you in. Did you watch Snowboarding in the Olympics and say “I’ll never do a 1440”, then see the viral post of Elizabeth Swaney dropping in on her skis and say “Ohh, I could do that”. Then keep reading.
This is an event for those who are sick of the same old rail jams or slopestyle contests. The ones where the same really good local kids continue to win. This event is for everyone and anyone who snowboards. Its dedicated to those who are average, to those who are above average and those who are below average. This event is for anyone who snowboards and looking to have a fun day snowboarding with a bunch of people. We are encouraging all the old snowboarders with kids and day jobs who say “I used to kill it” to come out. Its your time to be average and hang with the above average in a contest.
Now onto what these X-tremely Average games are.
“The Over Under” - This event is the high ollie mixed in with the limbo. Get those legs and backs stretched out. We recommend that all you old dudes stretch those beer bellies out, you might get caught up on the limbo part.
“Your Dads Carve” - Wax up those boards and sharpen those edges young bucks. This is where your dad and creepy uncle will show you whats good. To win the gold with this event; you will have to go the fastest, get the lowest and lay the deepest toe side carve.
“Hot Rod” - This one is for all the Rod Kimballs out there. The ones who love to build a janky launch ramp and just send it. So bring out your inner Rod Kimball and jump the most alligators to win. **(Don’t worry, Swain turned us down on the alive alligator pit, these are blowup alligators. Alive would have been way too X-treme and way above average. We would have needed that Monster Energy money to make that happen.)**
“Backyard Side Hit Slalom” - Have you ever built a snowboard jump in a backyard or at a sledding hill? How about sneak into the race course at your local hill to see if you could run some gates? This one is a combo event. Fastest and most stylish through the course takes home the prize. Don’t worry beer belly dads, if you try to spin to win, you lose time. Grabbing Tindy or Boot is discouraged, but understandable because this is for the X-temely Average.
“The Full Belly Strap In” - The final event of the X-tremely Average Games will be held on the sundeck outside the Shamut Grill. The final event is apart of the ceremonies. We will be hosting a FREE PIZZA PARTY. During the party, we will call out for the final event. We will keep this final event a secret. If you perform below average in the other games, this is where you can make it up and take home a gold.
31 years ago today I got my first #skateboard. It was a little blue banana board, but it captured my imagination in ways nothing else had. .. Still, it was only the second biggest thing to happen to me that year. Something genuinely gnarly happened to my family a month earlier, but that moment ultimately paved the way for an incredible life. Back in 2012, I was able to do a @tedxrochester talk about all of this, and you should totally check it out. It’s about how a #skateboard helped my cope with incredible loss and gave me confidence when I had lost it all. .. tinyurl.com/erichtedx .. Or search “erich lehman tedx” on youtube. .. And since it’s my birthday, I’m gonna shamelessly post pics of me and my big lil’ brother, who also started skating that same year and totally kicks my butt on a board. .. Guest Post by Board Member @1975ish #erichlehman @ Rochester, New York ...
One last one for travel day. You never know where #skateboarding will take you. In this case, a ditch in Albequerque, New Mexico for the appropriately titled #geriatrichappycampsunshine trip in 2005. .. Guest Post by Board Member @1975ish #erichlehman ...
There’s nothing like a miniramp jam. RIP to #theBreakfastRamp out in Denver, lots of fun sessions went down out there! Proof positive that #bmx and #skateboarding can get along just fine in small spaces. .. Guest Post by Board Member @1975ish #erichlehman @ Denver, Colorado ...