Premature Jibulation / by Strain

All three North Shore mountains opened this weekend, with Mount Seymour hosting the Rome Snowboards Premature Jibulation park session/contest. Shredders of all ages made their way to the mountain to take part in the early season jibfest to compete for some Rome gear and, more importantly, shake off some of the rust that built up during the off season.

I probably looked a little out of place, shooting such a low key event with a Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR (big thanks to Kellan for letting me run around in the snow with his baby), but photographers get rusty in the off season too. This event was a great way to get "back in shape" for a season of shooting snowsports; the conditions may not have been ideal for photography (who am I kidding... they were downright brutal) but I had a blast regardless, and I'm sure everyone else that came out did, too.

Photos taken with a Nikon D70s / 70-200 2.8 VR
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More photos here

This guy took everyone by surprise (including me... I couldn't get a decent photo) when he started busting out backflips over the barrel bonk.
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At the end of the session, the winners were awarded comically large cheques with no monetary value...
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