New Hampshire. The Granite State. Famous for ice. Also the home of many shredders. Name Drop: Pat Moore, Chas Guldemond, Chilly Miller, Greg Maxwell, Nick Julius, Brandon Reis, Ian Thorley, and on and on. It’s home to legendary face-punchers the NHD, Plymouth State University, Waterville Valley & The Waterville Academy, Loon Mtn., Last Call, Granite Gorge, Eastern Boarder (Nashua, hi!). We went back there last Spring (photog Chris Wellhausen & scribbler Muzzey) and cruised around. There wasn’t a ton of snow, but that didn’t matter. There was enough. We went and visited the extremely fortunate kids who go to shred-school at Waterville Academy. We hunted for jibs in raunchy Weirs Beach. We rode the homegrown shred park at Granite Gorge. Good trip. We lagged in getting this post up. Sorry New Hampshire. We love you.
At Waterville Academy, we got a little tour of the campus & had lunch with these lucky little shits. Cool vibes, teachers and kids smiling, it makes school almost seem fun. The kid looking out the window is Jack Herald. This kid destroys. His dorm room smelled like jenkem though. Just kiddin’. After art class, science and lunch, it’s time to hit jumps. What a life!
After Waterville, We took it south down toward Keene and hit up Granite Gorge. This little place is legit; run by riders. They hooked up a session for the Academy kids and were super cool. Thanks for the good times. See you after Dew Tour!