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Hayes Brothers Spring Loaded
at Killington, Vermont
April 9 and 10th, 2005
|On April 9 and 10 the 12th annual Hayes
Brothers Spring Loaded Pro-Am took place at Killington, VT.
The Spring Loaded is the largest East Coast snowboarding competition behind
the US Open. It was a fun weekend competition at Killingtonšs Bear Mountain,
with warm weather and bluebird skies - more an end- of-the-season
celebration than just a competition. Instead of being a stage to watch pros
throw down, this is one event where the ams and the pros have fun riding
Over $15,000 of cash and prizes was at
stake. Saturday was the Superpipe competition. The competitors were fueled
by a free barbeque at the base of the pipe. Chelene Miller took 1st in the
men's pro division and Karla Gembarowski took home the gold in the women's
A Saturday night Rail Jam was added to
the Spring Loaded this year and though temperatures dropped with the sun, it
was exhilarating and exciting! Scott Stevens was the top male and Jamie
Herbert edged out Jen Buono for the top female spot. Top poacher was the
always stoked and venerable Mike DeStasio, who nailed a solid one-footer.
Sunday was another beautiful day for the
Slopestyle Event at the Bear Mountain Terrain Park. Josh Ramharter & Scott
Truman finished in a dead heat in the men's pro division while Monique Hyman
took home the gold in the women's pro division.
|Full competition results can
be viewed as PDF files by going to
The sponsors hooked it up with piles of prizes for the
top amateurs & a huge raffle. In keeping with the vibe of the event, bigger
corporate companies were shunned for solid, core companies. Goods from
Hayes Brothers Snowboards, Grenade, I Path, One Ball Jay, Odessa Watches,
Black Flys Eyewear, Capix Helmets, Satori Wheels and Creation Skateboards
were literally flying around the room.
It was all capped off with the timeless Little Feat
jamming at the base of the mountain with the legendary Outer Limits mogul
field as a backdrop. Spinning through hits like "Rocket in my Pocket,",
"Fat Man in the Bathtub," "Willin'", "Don't Bogart that Joint" and finally
capping off the Spring Loaded weekend with "Dixie Chicken". The smell and
sounds of Spring were in the air, in Vermont!
Don't miss the 13th annual Hayes Brothers Spring
Loaded Pro Am next April!
Photos thanks to Ziggy. See more
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