Friday, June 25, 2010
Pistol River Jump Off Results and Video!
Wow, what a place! Amazing conditions, beautiful scenery and friendly people. What more could you ask for in a remote windsurfing destination? Pistol River, located just south of Gold Beach, Oregon is a truly awesome location for the die hard wavesailor who doesn't mind going down the line on a 3.2. Yes, it really cranks in Pistol. ;-)
We held the Pistol River Jump Off in conjunction with the Pistol River Wave Bash from June 17-20, and once the final between Kevin and Francisco was over, we released the first heat of Jump Off riders after quickly putting Shadowboxes and GoPro's on Keith and Francisco's gear. (someone likened us to a NASCAR pit crew with the equipment swaps between riders)
We did two 20 minute heats of 7 riders per heat and took the highest stock and inverted air jumps from those heats to determine the winner after confirming that the rider sailed away from the jump(s) in order for those jumps to count.
Its interesting to note that in the Hookipa event, the stock airs were higher than the backloops, but in this event, the inverts were higher than the stock airs. Take note competitors of future jump offs - good strategy will be needed to hit the highest airs!
Special thanks to Richard Hallman for his awesome photography, and the Oregon Surf Shop for the Jet Ski and driver for Richard.
Tyson Poor takes the top Jump Off spot with his 30.8 foot backloop. UK sailing sensation Timo Mullen was sticking everything he tossed and jumped into second place and beat out the amazing style of Francisco Goya by only 5 inches!
2010 EpicSessions.tv/Shadowbox Pistol River Jump Off Official Results
1) Tyson Poor- 30.8ft
2) Timo Mullen- 28.5ft
3) Francisco Goya- 28 ft
4) Nathan Mershon- 27.8ft
5) Kevin Pritchard- 27.5 ft
6) Whit Poor- 27.3ft
7) Jesse Brown- 24.8 ft (Pushloop)
8) Kevin McGillivray- 21.7ft (Pushloop)
9) Russ Faurot- 21.1ft
10) Zane Schweitzer- 20.3 ft (Pushloop)
11) Skyler- 19.9 (Cheese Roll)
12) Sven Esslinger- 19.4 ft
13) Diego- 11.8ft (Forward)
STRAIGHT AIR JUMPS (Stock Air)
1) Tyson- 26.3
2) Timo- 25
3) Kevin Pritchard- 24.3
4) Kev Mc- 20.9
5) Jesse Brown- 19.6
6) Nathan- 17.8
6) Russ- 17.8
8) Whit- 17.6
9) Sven- 17.4
10) Skyler- 17.1
11) Cisco- 15.2
The Jump Off contests are a collaboration between EpicSessions.tv and Shadowbox. On the EpicSessions.tv team you've got myself and Jake Miller. On the Shadowbox side there's Casey Hauser. We're in the Gorge this summer and getting ready to launch the Jump Off Team Edition which will run from June 28-July 7. After the event, we'll be throwing a do-not-miss awards party on the evening of July 10. There will also be more individual Jump Off events this summer, so stay tuned here, on our Facebook Page (search for EpicSessions) or on EpicSessions.tv. Want to see how high YOU can go? Visit Shadowbox and order your own Shadowbox today!