Tuesday, March 5

10E2128: That Washed Up Look 2013

On March 17th the 5th (right?) running of the Washed Up Cup will begin; that is a banked slalom event held at Stratton to evoke the spirit of US Open's past. It is part of a larger US Open of Snowboarding replacement christened the VT Open; Further reading. 12' halfpipe, retro gear, St. Paddy's day... it is all coming back.

I'm not within a nine iron of the low end of the totem pole here... good times though. VT is thick with retired proriders and a bunch of them come out for this Sunday race day. Men and women compete against the clock - you can read my report from 2009 here.

Not a lot of technical gear or nylon fibers with this crowd. Wear yer vest on the outside to carry more beer for more pockets. A few guys simply step off the skidder and walk  over to compete. A chance for spring riding then holding up mahogany ridge.

Those Sabbath boots were nuts though...