January 29, 2005 — On a bluebird day with temperatures reaching a balmy 28 degrees (after several days in the single digit range, mid 20’s seems balmy) the second of four Main Event competitions took place at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH. The setup was a big air booter into a virgin 30 foot wall ride constructed by Mike King and the Loon Park Crew. The amateur competitors had the option of a slightly smaller jump into a battleship box.

Burton ripper, Yale Cousino was absolutely slaying the competition, stomping large 720’s and successfully executing a back lip across the wall ride. Shane Fortier didn’t give up his first place standing too easily though. He threw downall day but fell just short by half a point behind Yale in the final tally. Yale took home the cash and the Gravity Games Slopestyle invite!

Big up to the Main Event sponsors, Burton, Flow, Mission Six, NOTB shop, RideNH.com and Circus Media (the guys who built the web site).

The Main Event Series is a pro/am contest series in the Northeast and Tahoe regions of the country. It was developed by Andrew Mutty to give up and coming rippers a platform to gain exposure and entry into major competitions. The MainEvent is a cumulative points series where the points leader at the end of the series will receive a Wild Card invite to the US OPEN Snowboard Championships at Stratton VT in March 2005. For more information visit www.maineventseries.com.

Final Results:

Am Women
1. Kelsey Van Patten
2. Nora Connors

Am Men
1. Tucker Speer
2. Kyle Ryan
3. Keith Bennett

Pro Women
1. Alex Duckworth
2. Drea Russell
3. Eliza Greene

Pro Men
1. Yale Cousino
2. Shane Fortier
3. Louie Vito