Words: Chas Truslow
Well another session has come to a close over at Windells Camp, the “funnest” place on earth. Campers head home tuckered out after days of euro carves down the Palmer glacier, rope tow laps through Windells’ mile-long Private Park and daily skate sessions in the Concrete Jungle. Tons of fun activities on hill and off made Session 2 a blast for everyone.
Session 2 boasted everything from blue skies to snow fall, but sporadic weather did little to damper Chase Weaver and the rest of the Windells Diggers. They put together another amazing set up in Windells’ lane. A variety of jumps and jibs for all skill levels provided Session 2 campers with the perfect environment to progress all session long.
Past Downtown Throwdown standouts Nial Romanek, Forest Bailey, Ted Borland, Nick Visconti, Dylan Thompson, Johnny Lazz and Jesse Burtner took over Windells for the Lib Tech Downtown Throwdown Team Takeover. Off hill, the crew combined Nial, dodgeball, and an autograph signing for a spin on the camp classic. Campers enjoyed skating BOB’s brand new interior with Dylan Thompson and had their minds blown by Jesse Burtner’s tramp skating wizardry.
On hill the Downtown Throwdown crew judged The Feeders! at Windells. The Feeders! is a rail jam series that gives competitors the opportunity to win a spot in the Lib Tech Downtown Throwdown. Windells Diggers built a unique set up for the event. “Nine unique hits made it so that the winner had to be an well-rounded rider and able to do more than just hit your standard features,” said Nial. Hammers were being dropped left and right all day long. Standouts included Head Counselor Cody Lee’s smooth top to bottom runs, Aaron Cardwell’s deep bag of tricks, Jesse Paul’s insanely technical lines and Everest Arnold’s tricks through the kinks. In the end it was Jake Rose walking away the win, setting himself apart from the rest with his consistency and deep bag of tricks. The judges decided to give away a second entry into the Downtown Throwdown to Jesse Paul for his video part in Working For The City II.