Hey, here is my take on the outdoor show and all the sickness that went down. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it to the show on Sunday, but honestly there wasn’t too much to see. Booth wise I think it was pretty disappointing because the show has been on a downhill slide for the last few years, and this year was the smallest yet. Props to all the company’s that made it out to make the show worth attending. The show wasn’t all bad, the gear swap was really busy and even with the lack of booths a good number of people showed up! The Flow Show was cool, but what I would love to see is a slope style/dirt jump competition like the whambamthankyoujam that is coming up. I’m sure if they can do it in Oregon, we could do it with the support of all the riders in Vancouver. Enough of me rambling on about what I think they should do, here is my highlights from the show.
The NSMB booth was awesome, it was busy the whole time I was there and had great movies playing.
Riding the flow show stunts was lots of fun. Neil was killing it the whole day, but on Sunday he crashed hard doing a three over the second jump and lacerated his spleen…AGAIN! So send healing vibes his way.
All the riders were shredding the course and I did my regular no handers and x-ups.
After I got tired of riding I hung around the NSMB booth and helped cut stickers and tell people to sign up for a chance to win 2 free seasons passes to whistler, thanks to Toyota! Once I started being lazy and doing nothing, Jay Sinclair made Neil and I race at the Power bar booth.
I finished with a record time of 2 minutes and something, and Neil did slightly better…By the way, most people were in the 45 second range!
Other than those awesome things, it was fun to hang around the booths and nice to meet all the people who’s names I have already forgotten. For the rest of the pictures go to: The Outdoor Show gallery
Anyways I hope I didn’t bore you too much, Ian.