Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Switch Dub Cork Attempt

By: Paul Gemignani

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So this clip is from last winter. I was fresh off of a surgery and trying to get back into the swing of things. It was when double corks were all the rage, and triple corks were still in the future. My friend and I built this kicky little jump to try some dub corks on and this is my first attempt at a switch double cork. Not to shabby...but by no means good. Ha! A pretty fun day even though no dub corks were landed. The pow landing was soft and forgiving though which made up for a good ol' time jumping with friends. Yeah Boyyeeee!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Video Madness - oootah

By: Paul Gemignani

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This weeks video was filmed in the Utah Backcountry again, near Chad's gap but on a north facing slope. So this basically means it is in the shade usually hidden (the snow) from the sun which keeps the powder nice, cold and fresh. This was a little popper into a nice pow stash, and we had to ride along the ridge line we hiked up as our inrun. Skiers hiking up the same ridge line were getting pissed because we kept telling them to hold on as we strapped in and hit this with out people getting in our way. This was a fun, cold day and the jump was lofty, letting us get a few shots on it for sure. The spot is still there today and is always good for freshies when most of Utah is tracked out. This was about 4 or so years ago, back when I rode regionally for Salomon and Bonfire. Crazy how time fly's. Anyways, the goods are always there to be found. Hopefully this winter, you can find yours. Peace!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Video Marathon - Week 6

By: Paul Gemignani

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This weeks video is coming straight out of Utah, more importantly in little cotton wood canyon, where the infamous Chads Gap, and Pyramid Jump are located. Many pros frequent through here every winter season, from Travis Rice to MFM. All have amazing video footage from this here area. This day was pretty overcast and there was no way we were going to be hitting the pyramid gap so we dusted off this tinny jump after our hike up and messed around on it. Good stuff for a mellow, flat light day.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Video Marathon - Week 5

By: Paul Gemignani

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This weeks video is another backcountry kicker. The day was really sunny when we filmed this and the snow heated up really quick and became hot pow. It was harder to land anything this day, and the run-in was kind of sketchy because it went over a creek at one point. We were messing around with new tricks in the beginning and then towards the end of the session I thought it would be a good idea to get a little frontside three nose grab on camera. It's a weird trick to do, but fun to tweak out the grab on. The jump was really poppy too, which always makes for an interesting time. My friend was taking photos of this too and you can hear his camera going off in the background. Word to blue bird days!