A little late, but things have been busy in the Akinz world and social scene, so here goes the recap:
The setup was killer, with the first rail leading into a quarter pipe, which you had to come out of onto a box or rail on either side of the initial rail... made for some action for people watching from both sides of the event. The quarter pipe made for some excitement for the crowd and some great shots.
Final results from the Rail Rodeo: Snowboard: 1st - Erik Van Assche 2nd - Pat Rafferty 3rd - Richie Eaton
Ski: 1st - Chappy Geer 2nd - Adrian Pougiales 3rd - Kevin Todd
Akinz team rider, Brandon Krentz was in a solid third place before finals, but just missed the podium after Round 2, taking home 5th.
The crowd was a lot of fun and there were lots of people running around in Akinz gear since we were one of the featured sponsors. Even though it was supposed to be part of the "Springalicious" event at Steamboat, the snow was dumping for most of the day, but it cleared up just in time for the rail rodeo to begin. Thanks Mother Nature.
To see more photos from the event, check out the article at Shayboarder