Video from Videograss signature session #5 at High Cascade Snowboard Camp. And below are photos from High Cascade Spin Cycle Classic™. All photos- Aaron Blatt
For the second year in a row, a man named Ian climbed into the golden washing machine as the champion of the High Cascade Spin Cycle Classic™. Last year, that Ian was Ian Thorley. This year, that Ian was Ian Hart. Hart's win qualifies as a classic Cinderella-Story-Situation: an 18-year-old camper Sessions 2 and 3, Ian Hart talked his way into a dig to ride spot, got himself a long term room at The Huckleberry Inn, demoed a Salomon Drift and the rest… as they say, is history. Unfortunately for the other Ian, he broke his hand the morning of the event and had to watch from the sidelines.
The premise of the event Ian Hart won is simple: the rider(s) that can cycle through all four directions of spinning (frontside, backside, switch-frontside and switch-backside) from 180º to 900º with the least mistakes and the best style win. If you miss your grab, revert or fall you get a "strike". Three strikes and you're out. Whoever has the least amount of strikes at the end of the cycle wins. Ian went the whole distance only receiving one strike: coming up 90 degrees short on a backside 900, which he still rode out of – he never actually fell all day. Fellow HCSC digger Parker Duke gave Ian Hart a run for his money but got knocked out mid 900's making Ian's switch back nine a well deserved victory lap.
All in all it took 10900 total degrees of total rotation for Ian Hart to take the 2010 Spin Cycle Classic™. The $27 dollar prize purse was divided out in the following rotation appropriate amounts:
1st – Ian Hart – $9.00
2nd – Parker Duke – $7.20
3rd – Johnny Brady – $5.40
4th – Brandon Luzier – $3.60
5th – Jake Kniggee – $1.80