All too often many people, particularly the media, hype the supposed rivalry that allegedly exists between skiing and snowboarding. While that dislike might have been common in the late 80′s to early 90′s, most skiers and boarders recognize the commonalities that exist between the two activities, and the sheer talent levels shown by top athletes of both snow sports. In fact, many skiers and riders now regularly get together to session out on the slopes, regardless of their equipment choice.
It wasn’t that long ago where skiers were banned from using “snowboard” parks, and snowboards were barred from numerous resorts. Thankfully, a lot has changed for the better, and several events have even brought the two worlds closer together. For instance, at Super Park 14 held at Mammoth Mountain this past May, Mt. Hood skier Sammy Carlson was able to join his snowboard pals at snowboarding’s biggest park shoot and convert some of the few remaining non-believers.
Carlson held it down for the two plank crowd in a big way, as on the Loon jump he dropped a flurry of double cork variations and even a few 1440s, which were dedicated to the late CR Johnson, the man who first stomped the quadruple rotation several years ago.
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