WOODEN NICKELS

a blog following the adventures, travels, and work of Mark Nickels
The Relentless Big Air presented by Quiksilver was a pretty awesome experience this last weekend in Stuttgart. Going to my first city snowboard contest & watching kids throwing regular and switch 1080’s over this mega ramp that was easy 50 ft+ was ridiculous to see. If your threw a 720 (no grab) back when I was on the MASS Series in the mid 90’s, you were the ‘heisse Scheisse’! Kier Dillon was doing them on his 139 Burton ‘lunch tray’ on kicker a third the size in 1996/97. Oh how times have changed… 
Here is just a sample of the madness from the weekend: a fs 900 styled out from Nitro Snowboard’s Anton Bilare. I do have photos from the rail section but that will be another blog post in the next days.   
Thanks again to Relentless Energy for the invite to the contest. I really hope you invite me to some more snow events in the future! Back to this edit I go…

The Relentless Big Air presented by Quiksilver was a pretty awesome experience this last weekend in Stuttgart. Going to my first city snowboard contest & watching kids throwing regular and switch 1080’s over this mega ramp that was easy 50 ft+ was ridiculous to see. If your threw a 720 (no grab) back when I was on the MASS Series in the mid 90’s, you were the ‘heisse Scheisse’! Kier Dillon was doing them on his 139 Burton ‘lunch tray’ on kicker a third the size in 1996/97. Oh how times have changed… 

Here is just a sample of the madness from the weekend: a fs 900 styled out from Nitro Snowboard’s Anton Bilare. I do have photos from the rail section but that will be another blog post in the next days.   

Thanks again to Relentless Energy for the invite to the contest. I really hope you invite me to some more snow events in the future! Back to this edit I go…