Monday, October 5, 2009

PBRJ - Turoa Mt Ruapehu Friday 2nd October 2009

Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter & Rail Jam hit the Mt Ruapehu on North Island of New Zealand for the first time on Friday 2nd October. With some bad weather on the Mountain for over a week we were lucky to get an amazing bubble of fine weather hanging out over the park, while the rest of the upper mountain struggled with passing cloud.

The park crew had worked throughout the night to install the new rails, which only just arrived the day before from Germany. It was great to see the talent of riders hitting the new rails, which made for an insane day of boarding.


Some great riding throughout the day from the opens division with all finalists going for broke and hit rail after rail but it was Isac Mascheretti aka the Machetti cuts like a knife the judges reckon who took out first place with his amazing all round style, his stand out trick was his fully extended handplant on the wall ride, buttery style and also did a method to 5-0 on the flat down. Sunnies an IronMaden sweater also.

Open Winner Isac Mascheretti

In second place Bruno Moise Crenty from Ontario Canada, his stand out trick was a solid front Board thru the kink, very hard trick to do, and he also killed the up rail to stall and then back down.

Bruno Cretney
3rd place Simon Motion, well he defiantly had the motion that day, local shredder who works at keg. (thanks 4 the free beer) Killed the down flat down, with big gaps to board slide an even a massive gap to front board with nice style too.

Simon Motion went huge in the final

Honour mention to Leon Mckay who absolutely destroyed the entire course with amazing style, but unfortunately came unstuck in the finals, great work tho Leon, keep up the good work at the planet haha!


Taking out top spot in the girls was Charlotte Trundle a Wanaka shredder. Charlotte killed the whole coarse, but her stand out trick was a lipslide thru the kink all over the bolts (so on it) an also nice 50 to front board on the flat down, and a solid on the wall ride.

Charlotte Trundle a Wanaka shredder

Coming in 2nd was Mia Steir local shredder, great solid style , her trick was a gap to 50 on the flat down an also she destroyed the wall, but her cave man on to the down part of the last feature blew the judges away.

Mia Steir
3rd place Stephanie Takarangi local Turangi girl who came out charging from the first hit with all or nothing approach. She killed the flat down with a solid 50 to back 1 off the end, but one of the best tricks all day was her wall ride to grab the Volcom sweater off MC Willie Beggs yea that sums up the PBRJ, having fun, trying new tricks an winning cool prizes from Volcom and all the supporters of the tour.

Wall ride to grab sweater Stephanie Takarangi

16 & OVER

Taking out first place was Jason Price, Auckland shredder who had a Gangster style with solid gap to front board on the flat down, and smooth 50 to board slide on the kink. Great stuff Pricey!

In second place was Billy Harloran local Kune shredder working at Snowcentre , the most amazing nose press all day out of anybody, fully extended press on the flat down an probably the best person to get the Wall ride with a solid rock to Fakie on the very top, very impressive all round rider .

Billy Harloran local shredder

In 3rd place Morgan Schofield , who went for a swim in freezing conditions the night B4 for a Vestal watch, yeah and killed the entire corse to, just a bit unlucky in the finals, got a solid 50 to b/s on the kink , and solid on the up stall to down rail.
Yea Morgan, did you feel any leaches in the lake that night? haha ( stand by me).

15 & UNDER

1st place Ted Donnerly the biggest man on the course standing at 6 '3 at only 15, killed everything with a humble and stylish attitude, got a great rock to fakie on the top of the wall ride an super clean front board on the flat down. He stomped everything in the final ...key !

2nd Place Matt Price, unlucky not to get the victory, he killed the whole course in the prelims, got a solid board slide thru the whole kink, came a bit unstuck in the finals, but held it together with good style on the bottom part of the course .

3rd place Tim Te Ua, the youngest competitor at only 10 years, was wearing a full one piece orange , aka the carrot grom . He showed real guts an determination on the flat box mixing it up with good style and jammed away on the wall ride with cool lay backs, then he even stepped up to the big Blue flat down and got to the end ...a truly amazing effort for Tim an really made the judges an whole crew really proud .

Was an insane day with some amazing riding and thanks to all the competitors and crew that turned out to watch it all go down. Special thanks to; Mt Reaupahu staff for all there help and support, Nick Johnson for the photography, Snowcentre for the good times and the gear supplied, Willie Beggs for his commentary on the day and fir being all round help, FTB camp for putting us up and Will Jackaways.

Willie with the product Toss

PB & J Sandwich's Yuuumm!

A snow friend to keep you warm

Weird creature created

Promo box in mid flight

More free stuff

Opens Mens
1st Place - Isac Mascheretti
2nd Place - Bruno Crenty
3rd Place - Simon Motion

Opens Girls
1st Place - Charlotte Trundle
2nd Place - Mia Steir
3rd Place - Stephanie Takarangi

16 & Over
1st Place - Jason Price
2nd Place - Billy Harloran
3rd Place - Morgan Schofeild

15 & Under
1st Place - Ted Donnerly
2nd Place - Matt Price
3rd Place - Timi Te Ua

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