Holy Bowly 2016 at Mammoth : Full Gallery The biggest, baddest Holy Bowly to date. Krush and the Mammoth Mountain crew did not disappoint. Erik Leon stared things off with a with a poked out indy on the first day. East Coast transplant Ian Keay was making work one of the more dangerous features on course by showing off his frontside 360 indy every run. One of the first riders on course every morning, Lucas Magoon grabbing some tail before all the other riders rolled in. Bunyan room bad boy Mike Rav with his crowd pleasing andrecht plant on the courses largest hump. Nial Romanek paid homage to Mammoth legend Jeff Anderson with a switch method A snowboarders favorite snowboarder, Danimals, gets all twisted up with a backside 360 over the hump section. Mike Rav was an event standout all week. Seeming to find lines others may have overlooked. Here he is with a method on the side of the course less traveled. Fresh off a Baldface powder trip, Chris Beresford goes front tail on the Monster gondola. Birthday boy Sam Taxwood with a massive frontside 360 indy off the hip Monster team rider Harrison Gordon scratching up his sponsor's gondola with this front lip. Neither a broken wrist nor a bruised sternum stopped Parker Szumowski from poking out an indy DC young gun Brady Lem shows everyone how an andrecht is done. Sean Genovese lays down a heavy Dino edge here with an innovative carve. Dylan Thompson puts down his hand as close to the Monster girls as he could. Sam Taxwood and his personal filmer Big Jerm take advantage of an empty park during an early morning session. Master of style Keegan Valaika gets his tail up and over for this backside lipslide. Brady Lem had no problem taking on one of the sketchier gaps on course going spine to tranny finder putting all worries aside. Vinny is no stranger to putting his knee to the board. He's done it on rails, boxes, and jumps like this with a tuck knee 360. Most riders up and down the cradle, some just didn’t get near it. Meanwhile, Ryan Paul took an unorthodox approach with a quick drop in to redirect.
Words & Photos: Cole Martin
The Holy Bowly is not a contest but rather a week-long dream session with some of the best snowboarders in the world, riding some of the most amazing transitional snow features ever created. This year Krush at Snowboy Productions teamed up with the Mammoth Mountain crew to put on the the fourth edition of the event.Over 150 riders from all over the world assembled to take a shot at the course. With snow being plentiful, the crews joined forces and created the biggest, baddest Holy Bowly course to date, including a 28-foot cradle.
Sam Taxwood. Photo: Cole Martin
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