24 May 2008

Fast Fingers 11 Preview

Results from Fast Fingers 11!

1st Elias Assmuth
2nd Dimitri Schlotthauer
3rd Boris Dietschi

American Mike Schneider placed 8th in this years contest which is really impressive. Great job Mike!

Also, Tim Alexiel will help run this blog with me. I am looking forward to working with him :)


And the flooding begins!

I am astonished with the quality of fingerboarding entries in this year's Rail Jam. There are soooo many great entries that I think deserve to place so far. Unfortunately only 15 can place, so the judges get the fun task of sorting through all the entries and determining who deserves to win.

I am pretty happy with my own entry. There are some tricks that I got close to landing that I really wanted to get, but other than that I feel good about it. I need to invest some of the money I have been earning from work into some nice Black River Ramps and a new Panasonic G-Series Camcorder so I can film some nice stuff at school.

News about my boring personal life:
I just started working for a development company this past week and so far I am having a blast. It's really busy and stressful at times, but I've known most of my co-workers my entire life and have been able to have some time to relax and mingle a bit with them.
Currently, there are two major projects the company is working on. 
The shiny building in the center is currently called the 5th and Columbia tower, which is going to be the 5th largest building in Seattle. It also is going to be the only high-rise office building in Seattle to achieve the LEED Gold rating, which means it is sustainable and environmentally friendly. For more info check out the website for the building  Here
Anyway, here's my shoddy attempt at a Rail Jam entry:

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22 May 2008

Rail Jam Update

 Rail Jam News

The Rail Jam deadline is within sight! At the moment, 17 people have submitted their entries, and over 60 people have registered. So far, the submissions have set the bar very high. Tim Hurley's Nollie 360flip B/S Nosegrind Nollie Kickflip out was smooooooth and his Nollie F/S Tailslide Hardflip Late Revert out was ridiculous! The Nollie F/S Tailslide 360flip by Andrew Bowman, 360flip B/S 5050 kickflip roll thingey 5050 180 by Mike Schneider and Jay Linehan's Polejam tricks all stood out to me. 

With more entries sure to pour in at the last moment, it certainly will be a fight to the end.

My own Rail Jam entry is nearing completion. I feel it has some of the most difficult and smooth tricks I have done, so I am feeling pretty excited to get it complete. I do feel, however, that I am not yet done. I am going to film one more trick tomorrow night and hopefully upload it Thursday morning.

Tim Hurley released a mini video.

So good.. Lol at the anger though :)

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