The New Bobby Brown is All SlopeSTYLE

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 22, 2008 4:00 pm

Bobby Brown, the R&B bad boy, is losing ground in the Ownership Name Race to Bobby Brown, the skier.  The former is still entertaining as a has-been, while the latter is causing jaws to drop while part of a Next Gen movement in park skiing.  Brown, 17, put on a must-see run last weekend (link to video) at the first stop of the inaugural Winter Dew Tour on his home mountain of Breckenridge.  Whether or not you’re fluent in Park Speak, the visual style and creativity exhibited by Brown was truly inspiring.  And it was enough to take the top spot on the podium, just in front of another Next Gen teen, Jossi Wells.  Lest the ease at which Brown operates make one forget about the real danger of these tricks,  Sweden’s Jacob Wester, the double flip master, broke his right leg above the boot landing on his tails. 

So it was not only fitting that on the first stop of the Winter Dew Tour the other winner was Tanner Hall (superpipe), who has been the face of park skiing for years.  Ends of the spectrum, Tanner one side and on the other, a 17-year-old representing an entire new generation of park style.  Somebody somewhere is muttering "next level."

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