The Road To Holy Bowly brought us once again to the snow swelled Sierra Nevadas for the second Holy Bowly to be held at the picturesque snowboarding epicenter known as Mammoth Mountain. At the tail end of a legendary California snow season Snowboy Productions and the Mammoth Unbound terrain park crew came together to create a shrine of holy snow transition riding the likes of which the world has never seen. This was the best Bowly course ever, made even better by the beautiful weather and insanely diverse cross section of accomplished snowboarders interpreting it. For the seventh installment of our ongoing “Road to Holy Bowly” series Phil Hansen, Brandon Reis and Austen Sweetin jumped in the Libaru and made the trek down from Seattle skating on their way to meet up with Denver Orr, Tucker Andrews, Ryan Paterson, Matteo Soltane, Zebbe Landmark and more. MMMedia’s Sean Lucey, Tim Zimmerman and Tim Stanford were on hand capturing a more personal look at the riders moments on the sun drenched crystalline waves and mounds inside the chaos of the 5 day session.
Thanks to Snowboy Productions, Mammoth Unbound, Fat Tire for the beer and beds, Wave Rave and all the riders, shops and participants.
Quick slappy break with Sweetin
Equal opportunity planner Austen Sweetin going fs in Estacada
“You know there’s a skate park right over there?” Phil pumped up in Redmond
Phil fs air blast in Bend
Linked up with Lib Ski boss Lucas Wachs. This!
Phil warming up his method in Klamath
Little bit of weather day one, mounds still looking delicious
Burtner and Lucey, 7 time Holy Bowly participants, get to throw the first pitch
Then the weather cleared. Holy Bowly Mammoth, CA 2019
Spirits were high and the Banana hat is still making appearances!
Phil was everywhere, every square inch slashed
Matteo was on one, fs 180 gap
Matteo and Zebbe synchronized airs and methods
Sweetin raised the bottom bar higher than the top
Tucker’s approach is pure shred, not too surf, not too skate, not park guy…just Tuck.
Krush getting a moment of zen amongst the chaos of running Holy Bowly
Denver Orr and Matteo sampling clean Mammoth air
Reis tweaked hard on a back 180
Reis layback boob drifter
Tucker over the bottom channel, no splat bro
One of Tucker Andrews lines light painted through the Holy Bowly
Are you jibbing or jibbed? Phil and Mona
Mark Pinter bellies up for another turn
Doubles, triples and quads we’re getting thrown. Reis and Zebbe
Austen Sweetin miller mound
All smiles for Phil, Zebbe and Reis
Phil kicking out a little MC Snake Kink
Birds eye view of a carving coyote. Phil Hansen
Denver Orr loving the Total Ripper Series
Every once in a while a sunset calls for a good stiffy. Denver Orr
On the friggin edge. This shot is crazy, watch the vide. Ryan Paterson
Reis buttering his banana
Snow skating sessions were going off. Austen Sweetin
Austen Sweetin dropping in on the Tye Fighter
A perfect night for methods. Austen Sweetin
Devin Tubbs slaughtering it with a back 180 nose
Zebbe was BOOSTING this hit.