All Photos: Darcy Bacha
With all the action going on at summer camps these days, SNOWBOARDER Magazine decided that we would condense all of this content into a convenient weekly post for each different camp that we like to call, "White Hot American Summer." Ok, so we know not all the summer camps are in "America." Some are in Canada, some are in Argentina, but that's still North or South America right? Good enough for us. Check in every week for videos and photos from the places you wish you were. High alpine. Hard landings. Soft snow.
Windells Session 3 is a wrap, both up on the glacier and down in Welches. Lines have been shredded, the park has been lapped, and the campers have all flown home with goggle tans and warm, fuzzy memories.
And rightly so, it was an awesome week. The Rome Team hosted the session, with Laurent-Nicolas Paquin, Johnny Lazzareschi, Staale Sandbech and Johnnie Paxson representing the SDS. Some of the highlights: Staale got drenched in whipped cream when he was pied in the face by campers, LNP annihilated the Concrete Jungle on his skate, and the whole team put on the biggest game of knock-out that Windells has ever seen (even though it's snowboard camp, everyone loves knock-out).
On hill, Johnnie Paxson found a giant tranny finder off of a wallride and was sending it clear past the bottom of the park into a cat track. The AcroBag was set up at the bottom of the pipe and rumor is, Trevor Jacob may have learned a couple of new doubles. Continuing his run of conquering every sport that exists, Trevor and Coach Austin Hironaka took bmx bikes to the top of the dry slope on campus and threw enormous backies into the other AcroBag.
Johnny Lazz had this to say about the week, "Session 3 was sweet, shredding at Windells with the Rome team. I played a game of SHRED against LNP on the down bar in the park—let's just say it was pretty close, but you'll see who wins when the video comes out next season. I'm really excited for the next two sessions because it looks like it's going to be all sunny and I'm sure heavy hammers are going to go down."
Session 4 is up next with the Technine team. Check out www.windells.com/blog for updates!