spin cycle classic

Mt. Hood, OR – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following the dizzying success of last year’s inaugural Spin Cycle Classic™, HCSC plans to host the 2nd annual SCC™ contest Friday July 30th in their Main Park at Timberline (on Mt. Hood, in Oregon, in America).  While most events get bigger and better each year, The Spin Cycle Classic™ basically nailed it year one – and will follow the same format, be the same size and once again be a wicked fun time.

Rider: Tim Eddy Photo: Aaron Blatt

Rider: Tim Eddy Photo: Aaron Blatt

The premise is simple: the rider(s) that can cycle through all four directions of spinning (frontside, backside, switch-frontside and switch-backside) from 180º to 900º with the least mistakes and the best style win.  If you miss your grab, revert or fall you get a “strike”.  Three strikes and you’re out.  Whoever has the least amount of strikes at the end of the cycle wins.  In the event of a tie, style is the deciding factor.  In the event of a style tie, the rider who weighs more wins.  In the event that both riders also weigh the same, then the contest will be null and void, and will never happen again.

Grenier on the bullhorn. Photo: Aaron Blatt

Grenier on the bullhorn. Photo: Aaron Blatt

The totally impartial judging panel includes HCSC head coach Dave Reynolds, Nike Snowboarding TM Bobby Meeks, Salomon TM Java Fernandez and HCSC co-owner Ami Voutilainen.  The field of riders vying for a shot at the Spin Cycle Classic™ Title include: Tim Eddy, Jake Knigge, Parker Duke, Johnny Brady, Brandon Reis, Ben Bogart, Brandon Luzier, Ian Hart, some of the Videograss Crew, maybe Sean Genovese and Jeff Keenan, probably not Shaun White and definitely defending champ Ian Thorley.  Maybe others too.  Who knows?

Rider: Ian Thorley Photo:Aaron Blatt

Rider: Ian Thorley Photo:Aaron Blatt

The event will be announced by Chris Grenier on a mega-phone and will be held on a handsomely raked and salted 35-foot table-top jump built by Planet Snow Design.  The point is a fun jump, just big enough to twirl a nine.  The winner gets their name forever emblazoned on the Golden Spin Cycle Washing Machine Trophy Thing (a la Stanley Cup).  May the best style win!

Rider: Zac Marben Photo: Aaron Blatt

Rider: Zac Marben Photo: Aaron Blatt

100% snowboarding since 1989, High Cascade is the world’s only summer snowboard camp that isn’t part freeski camp.  With two private parks and two private rope tows, HCSC provides snowboarders age 9 and over, of all abilities, genders and geographic upbringings a chance to snowboard from June – Auguston real snow with professional coaches and all the marshmallows you can handle. For more information visit highcascade.com (on the Internet).