Hard to believe that it’s been almost a month since my last day on the slopes this year, but here we are. It’s practically summer here in Detroit, but winter is resurfacing (if only for the weekend) elsewhere like Jay Peak and Sugarloaf on the East Coast.
Anyways, I got some crappy video footage and a few photos from that 84-degree bluebird day at Nubs Nob on April 2; and I had almost forgotten to edit up.
So, here we go, the last edit of the season… The Superpipe was open, although it hadn’t been cut in a week. Rider’s right side of the pipe was soft and slashed out in places, kind of sketchy, rider”s left of the pipe was melty-icy-hard-bumpy and to call it “sketchy” would be the understatement of the century. And the snow was awfully slow and sticky.
Don’t be too hard on me—it’s my first time on a superpipe. Ever. I think only one other time I’d done a miniramp at Otsego a few years ago, which was under-vert. So this pipe was still boasting 12ish foot-high walls and vert.
So we did three laps in the pipe, and I’m proud to say I didn’t eat shit; I was able to negotiate the entire pipe and although I didn’t get any real “air”, I made it to the top of vert a few times.
Maybe I’ll give it another shot next season…
The Nubs road trip was one for the record books, 5 hours of riding sandwiched between 8 hours of driving, to ride on mashed potatoes in the sun. I’ll have to get back there next winter to check it out in peak-season.