Rider: Jeremy Jones Photographe: E-StoneRead More
Words & Photos: Kyle McCoy
May fifth Cinco De Drinko, Mammoth mountain, and Monster energy hosted the West Coast Invitational and the Eddie Wall Ride. The weather was great, shredding slush and drinking cerveza's all day with two great bands and events in the evening. Eddie kicked off his event first with an array of jibs and one giant wall ride, which was the only feature that was judged. After flips, hand plants and whatever you could imagine went down on the wall, Jaeger Bailey walked away with first, Sam Taxwood took second and Chris Grenier held down third. Scott Blum was awarded best trick for his massive hand plants on top of the wall. Winners took home goggles from Sabre, headphones from Dre Beats, top three got a Vestal watch and an ipad. After the wall ride The Ragged Jubilee took the stage and jammed out till the WCI jump was lit up. The format for the WCI was shook-en up this year, with a big air format and teams of a rider and a skier to hit the jump and take the podium together. Before everyone headed into the Canyon lodge for the musical stylings of Rye Rye, Chas Guldemond and Parker White were given two giant shoes stuffed full of cash. Everyone put their ipads, Dre Beats headphones and stacks of cash in a safe spot and headed for the Hyde lounge for the after party. Till next year, check your mail for an invitation.